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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.

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The 2016 Coolmore Classic, also known as the Tad Kennedy Stakes, is a quality Group 1 race held as part of the major New South Wales racing event, the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Taking place midway through this exciting carnival on the Coolmore Classic Day in March at the 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 Autumn Carnival and takes place on the same day as the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m).

The 2016 Coolmore Classic will take place on Saturday 12th of March, 2016 at Rosehill Gardens.

Coolmore Classic Field

2016 Coolmore Classic Field & Odds

The 2016 Coolmore Classic field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 76x648915x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees James McDonald 7 58kg 110
2 00x1112x27 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Tommy Berry 13 57kg 108
3 20x281x221 SOLICIT Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 6 56kg 106
4 0x11005x19 AMICUS Chris Waller Tim Clark 12 55.5kg 105
5 167×702117 TINTO Rex Lipp Damian Browne 9 55kg 104
6 25x1918x23 PEEPING Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 10 53.5kg 101
7 0x12123x21 AZKADELLIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Brett Prebble 4 53kg 100
8 4×32116642 TELEPATHIC (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3 52kg 98
9 0549x149x2 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 51kg 96
10 71x4740x66 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle 11 51kg 93
11 2x15460x44 VERGARA Anthony Cummings Daniel Moor 5 51kg 93
12 11×1 GHISONI John O’Shea Corey Brown 8 50kg 92
13 1214×64 PEARLS John O’Shea Ms Winona Costin (a) 2 50kg 89

Coolmore Classic Nominations

The Coolmore Classic nominations will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 76x648915x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 1 58kg 110
2 00x1112x27 POLITENESS M 5 Robert Smerdon 2 57kg 108
3 20x281x221 SOLICIT M 5 Gerald Ryan 3 56kg 106
4 0x11005x19 AMICUS M 4 Chris Waller 4 55.5kg 105
5 167×702117 TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp 5 55kg 104
6 25x1918x23 PEEPING M 4 Ron Quinton 6 53.5kg 101
7 0x12123x21 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 7= 53kg 100
8 250513310x CASINO DANCER M 5 Mike Van Gestel 7= 53kg 100
9 4×32116642 TELEPATHIC (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 9 52kg 98
10 0549x149x2 ZANBAGH M 5 John P Thompson 10 51kg 96
11 71x4740x66 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 4 Jason Coyle 11= 51kg 93
12 2x15460x44 VERGARA M 5 Anthony Cummings 11= 51kg 93
13 11×1 GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea 13 50kg 92
14 1214×64 PEARLS F 3 John O’Shea 14 50kg 89
15 3x341613x1 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA F 3 Tony McEvoy 15 50kg 88
16 12217×5 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 16 50kg 86
17 150×232215 ANAPHORA M 4 Tony Noonan 17 51kg 82
18 1311175×54 SKYLINE BLUSH M 4 Anthony Cummings 18 51kg 80
19 9x5482x671 ITALY F 3 John O’Shea 19 50kg 78

An excellent lead-up race to the Coolmore Stud Classic is the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m), another handicap event solely for fillies and mares run on Hobartville Stakes Day in February. Another premiere event for fillies and mares at the carnival is the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m WFA) held on Golden Slipper Day a fortnight later. Many female runners who have contested the Coolmore Classic will continue their autumn racing season with a run in Queen Of The Turf.

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).

Coolmore Classic
Date: 12th of March, 2016
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1973

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.

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