The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Champagne Stakes which is to be run at Randwick racecourse on Saturday 16th, April 2016. View the Champagne Stakes Field.
|1||PRIZED ICON||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||7||56.5kg|
|2||JAWS OF STEEL||Robbie Laing||Tye Angland||2||56.5kg|
|3||CHIMBORAA||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||3||56.5kg|
|4||EL SICARIO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Kerrin McEvoy||9||56.5kg|
|5||CROWN HIM||Anthony Cummings||Blake Shinn||11||56.5kg|
|6||DIVINE PROPHET||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||10||56.5kg|
|7||OBSCURA||John O’Shea||James McDonald||1||56.5kg|
|8||NORTH SKY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Sam Clipperton||6||56.5kg|
|9||YANKEE ROSE||David Vandyke||Jason Collett||4||54.5kg|
|10||FARAWAY TOWN||Matthew Smith||Jay Ford||8||54.5kg|
|11||POP||Clinton McDonald||Brenton Avdulla||5||54.5kg|
Group One-winning colt Exosphere has been retired and will join the stallion roster at Darley Stud.
Exosphere was found to be lame after the TJ Smith Stakes and Godolphin scrapped plans to run him in Saturday’s All Aged Stakes.
The winner of five of his 10 starts including the Golden Rose last spring, Exosphere has been unplaced in three starts since he won the Group Two Roman Consul Stakes in October.
“Exosphere retires with an extraordinary race record. Because of his unusual size and bulk, he had training issues, but he managed to put together a string of outstanding performances,” Godolphin’s managing director, Henry Plumptre, said.
“He is an exciting stallion of the future.”
Exosphere will stand at Darley’s Kelvinside property in the NSW Hunter Valley farm in the spring.