Champagne Classic 2013 – Final Field & Barriers

May 8th, 2013

The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 2 Champagne Classic, which will take place at Eagle Farm Racecourse this Saturday May 11, 2013.

13 two-year-olds have accepted for the 2013 Champagne Classic, including Hooked.


Hooked is part of the 2013 Champagne Stakes final field and barrier draw. Picture by Daniel Costello.

Hooked has won both his previous race starts and has earned more than $64,000 in prize money during his short horse racing career.

The Casino Price colt has drawn barrier 11 for the 2013 Champagne Classic and will be ridden by jockey Ryan Wiggins in the race.

Hooked won a $50,000 Handicap at Eagle Farm on debut by an incredible three lengths, before claiming another $50,000 Handicap at Doomben on April 27, 2013.

The John Thompson-trained colt will be looking to step up to  Group level for the first time and keep his unbeaten record alive when he lines up for the 2013 Champagne Classic this weekend.

Also included in the 2013 Champagne Classic final field and barrier draw is Octane Flyer.

Octane Flyer has won two of his five race starts and has earned more than $104,000 in prize money during his career.

The Statue Of Liberty gelding has drawn barrier eight for the race and will be ridden by jockey Ric McMahon.

Architect and Vo Heart are also included in the 2013 Champagne Classic final field.

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2013 Champagne Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 12×231 OCTANE FLYER Kelly Schweida Ric McMahon 8 57kg
2 4432381x ARCHITECT David J Lawlor Jim Byrne 7 57kg
3 11 HOOKED John P Thompson Ryan Wiggins 11 57kg
4 2145x VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 57kg
5 0x12 VO HEART Darryl Hansen Eddie Wilkinson 4 57kg
6 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood Chris Munce 9 57kg
7 2x514x GLOBAL DREAM Tony Gollan Glen Colless 1 55kg
8 86125 LITTLE MISS SMILEY John P Thompson Michael Cahill 6 55kg
9 1 BOUND FOR EARTH John O’Shea Damian Browne 13 55kg
10 13×1 TINTS Ben Currie Timothy Bell 12 55kg
11 13×2 SHE’S A DANICA Robert Heathcote 2 55kg
12 20 MISS SUNSET Liam Birchley 10 55kg
13 1 GOTH GIRL Marcus Wilson Michael Rodd 3 55kg