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24 Apr 2016
I thought that I would just have a quick look at the times recorded for the Australian Group 1 Champagne Stakes for 2YOs over the 1600 metres.  

Did you know that the fastest time recorded for the AJC Champagne Stakes Group 1 was set by Dance Hero in 2004 1:34.7.

AJC Champagne Stakes Group 1 recent winners

Time Year

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1:36.8 2016
Pasadena Girl 1:38.0 2015
Go Indy Go 1:40.2 2014
Guelph 1:36.2 2013
Pierro 1:35.0 2012
Helmet 1:40.3 2011
Skilled 1:36.3 2010
Onemorenomore 1:39.4 2009
Samantha Miss 1:38.2 2008
Meurice 1:37.6 2007
Mentality 1:35.0 2006
Carry On Cutie 1:36.2 2005
Dance Hero  1:34.7 2004

On 23  April, 2015, the Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs trained Dalghar filly Astara set a new NZ record for any 2YO to race over 1600 metres by winning the Listed Champagne Stakes in a time of 1:34.32 on 23 April 2015.  Astara carried a weight of 54.5 ridden by Sam Collett.