MVRC Champagne Stakes
The MVRC Champagne Stakes is a MVRC Group 3 Australian Thoroughbred horse race for three year old fillies, under set weight conditions, over a distance of 1200m. It is held annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. Total prize money for the race is AUD$125,000.
1975 onwards held over 1200m
1975 – 1978 was a Principal Race
1979 – 1984 was a Group 3
1985 – 2004 was a Group 2
2005 onwards Group 3
1975 - 1978 the race was known as the ‘Moonee Valley Champagne Stakes’
1979 - 1984 the race was known as the ‘Leilani Stakes’
1985 - 1988 the race was known as the ‘Veuve Cliquot Classic’
1989 the race was known as ‘The Veuve Cliquot’
1990 - 1993 the race was known as ‘The Laurent Perrier’
1994 - 2003 the race was known as the ‘Champagne Stakes’
2004 the race was known as the ‘Mitsubishi Stakes’
2005 onwards the race has been called ‘Champagne Stakes’.