The Spring Champion Stakes 2023 is coming up on Saturday 28th October 2023 and will be run at Royal Randwick Racecourse, New South Wales.
The Spring Champion Stakes is a Group 1 2000m race, for 3 year olds over Set Weights, that takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse while on the same day in Victoria, the Cox Plate is on the calendar. First run in 1971 as the Australiasian Champion Stakes, this is a horse race with over 50 years of tradition.
The race has attracted not only the best Australian thoroughbreds but also from overseas, in 2022 the winner was New Zealand trained. Previous winners have also won the Cox Plate (for example Kingston Town the 1979 Spring Champion won the Cox Plate 3 times consecutively from 1980) and numerous Spring Champions have won the Victoria Derby in the same year.