Coolmore Classic

The 2017 Coolmore Classic is a Group 1 race for fillies & mares run at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Coolmore Classic News

Light Spring for 2017 Coolmore Classic Hope Ghisoni

Light Spring for 2017 Coolmore Classic Hope Ghisoni

The Coolmore Classic 2017 during next year’s autumn carnival is the long-term aim for the John O’Shea-trained Ghisoni who will have a light spring campaign without a Group 1 run.

Ghisoni will be kept to a light spring eyeing a 2017 Coolmore Classic win in the autumn next year. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The Godolphin-raced daughter of Lonhro has ...

The 2017 Coolmore Classic, registered as the Tad Kennedy Stakes, is a quality Group 1 race held as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in early-mid March each year.

Taking place midway through this exciting carnival as the marquee race on Coolmore Classic Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, this 1500m event for fillies and mares is run under quality handicap conditions and is worth $600,000. The Coolmore Classic is the richest female race held during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is the only Group 1 race at the meeting.

Coolmore Classic Day features a host of Group 2 and 3 support races including the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m), which are the final lead-ups for two-year-olds heading towards the iconic $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m). The Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) are the other two Group 2 events on the program.

Key lead-up races into the Coolmore Classic field include the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) both run in late February on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

The best out of the Coolmore Classic may go on to run in upcoming autumn features such as the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) held at Randwick over ‘The Championships’. In 2016 the Coolmore Classic runner-up Azkadellia went on to run third in the Doncaster and win the Queen Of the Turf Stakes.

The 2017 Coolmore Classic will take place on Saturday March 11 at Rosehill Gardens.

Coolmore Classic
Date: March 11, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1973

Coolmore Classic Field

The Coolmore Classic field attracts the season’s best middle-distance fillies and mares and is released on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2017 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 8, 2017 and published in full below.

2017 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The 2017 Coolmore Classic nominations are set to close on Monday March 5, 2017 and will be listed below.

Coolmore Classic History

This race has been known as many different names over its history including the Winfield Classic, Orlando Wines Classic, Rosemount Wines Classic, Marlboro Classic, NSW Thoroughbred Breeder’s Stakes and the Fillies & Mares Classic.

Miss Personality won the inaugural running in 1973 when it was a principal race. Not long after in 1980 it gained Group 2 status and was eventually installed as a Group 1 race in 1984.

The high status, stakes and handicap conditions of the Coolmore Stud Classic ensure the field is always full of classy and competitive females. Outstanding fillies and mares who have won the Coolmore Classic include Sunline (2000 & 2002), Tuesday Joy (2007) and Assertive Lass (1997).

See below for a full list of Coolmore Classic results going back to 2000.

Coolmore Classic Records
Time Record: 1:27.21 set by Shindig in 1998.
Most Successful Jockey: J. Cassidy won four times with Satin Sand (1986), Kapchat (1994), Flitter (1995) and Shamekha (2004).
Most Heavily Weighted Winner: Emancipation (1984) and Sunline (2000) with 60kg.
Lightest Weighted Winner: Crimson Cloud (1976) with 48kg.

Recent Coolmore Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
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1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
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1st Peeping 1 minute 27.5 seconds
2nd Azkadellia
3rd Solicit
2015
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1st Plucky Belle 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd First Seal
3rd Diamond Drille
2014
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1st Steps In Time 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Catkins
2013
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1st Appearance 1 minute 28.4 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Norzita
2012
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1st Ofcourseican 1 minute 30.3 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd King’s Rose
2011
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1st Aloha 1 minute 30.5 seconds
2nd Jersey Lily
3rd Melito
2010
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1st Alverta 1 minute 28.55 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Palacio De Cristal
2009
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1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 29.9 seconds
2nd Culminate
3rd Gallant Tess
2008
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1st Eskimo Queen 1 minute 33.5 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Deloraine
2007
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1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 30.7 seconds
2nd Doubting
3rd Divine Madonna
2006
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1st Regal Cheer 1 minute 30.2 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Mnemosyne
2005
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1st Danni Martine 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Johan’s Toy
2004
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1st Shamekha 1 minute 28.3 seconds
2nd Private Steer
3rd Forum Floozie
2003
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1st Bollinger 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Lovely Jubly
3rd Galapagos Girl
2002
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1st Sunline 1 minute 30 seconds
2nd Gentle Genius
3rd Nanny Maroon
2001
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1st Porto Roca 1 minute 28.1 seconds
2nd Lady Mulan
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
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1st Sunline 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Beat The Fade
3rd Noircir