Coolmore Classic

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

2018 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #3 Daysee Doom
  • 2nd: #18 Oregon's Day
  • 3rd: #2 Silent Sedition



The 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 Group 1 $3.5 million 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 2018 Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 17, 2018 at Rosehill Gardens and was won in an upset by the tough Daysee Doom.

Coolmore Classic 2018
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2018 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #3 Daysee Doom
  • 2nd: #18 Oregon’s Day
  • 3rd: #2 Silent Sedition

See below for the full Coolmore Classic 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the gutsy win by Ron Quinton’s $21 outsider Daysee Doom who overcame the wide alley to win in a tough on-pace run holding off the challengers to hand Quinton his fifth win in the race and third as a trainer.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 14 57kg $21
2 18 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 0.2L 6 51kg $11
3 2 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 0.3L 7 57.5kg $10
4 11 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 0.6L 12 53kg $21
5 5 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 0.7L 10 56.5kg $19
6 1 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 0.9L 4 57.5kg $9.50
7 17 JUST DREAMING Kris Lees Ms Rachel King (a) 1L 13 51kg $19
8 9 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 1.2L 5 54kg $17
9 4 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 1.3L 9 56.5kg $26
10 10 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tim Clark 1.8L 11 53kg $61
11 15 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Dean Yendall 2.1L 8 51kg $13
12 12 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Jay Ford 2.2L 16 53kg $61
13 8 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2.3L 15 54kg $12
14 7 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.9L 3 55.5kg $4.80F
15 14 FRANCALETTA Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 5.4L 2 52kg $13
16 13 RAIMENT James Cummings Michael Walker 5.8L 1 52.5kg $9
17 6 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Christian Reith 6.9L 17 56kg $151
19 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jay Ford 0
16 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 0

2018 Coolmore Classic Tips

  • 1st: #3 Daysee Doom
  • 2nd: #2 Silent Sedition
  • 3rd: #14 Francaletta

Read our insider Coolmore Classic 2018 Tips & Odds Update now.

2018 Coolmore Classic Form Guide

Check out our comprehensive Coolmore Classic 2018 Form Guide & Betting Preview now.

2018 Coolmore Classic Odds & Betting

The latest Coolmore Classic 2018 betting odds will be available below the week of the race with autumn racing market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 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 2018 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 14, 2018 and published in full below.

The Coolmore Classic 2018 Final Field attracted a near capacity line-up of 19 hopefuls. Ron Quinton has two in the mix with last start winners Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom having opposite luck in the Coolmore Classic barriers drawn in gates four and 14 respectively. Last year’s winner Heavens Above is a $21 roughie to go back-to-back, while the runner-up in 2017 Silent Sedition from Victoria jumps from barrier 7 at single-figures in betting with Craig Williams booked for the ride.

Read more on the Dixie Blossoms-led 2018 Coolmore Classic Field & Odds.

2018 Coolmore Classic Field Update: 17 hopefuls remain after Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott scratched their filly Shumookh (18) from the line-up. She instead races against her own age taking on the boys as clear favourite in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes earlier at the meeting. #16 Slightly Sweet (19) drawn the outside barrier has also now been withdrawn from the field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 33x42143x1 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 4 57.5kg 109
2 214x550x51 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 7 57.5kg 109
3 21x31250x1 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 14 57kg 108
4 10x56685x6 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 9 56.5kg 107
5 2x50344x14 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 10 56.5kg 107
6 12x70100x8 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Christian Reith 17 56kg 106
7 1111x270x4 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 55.5kg 105
8 x124113x16 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 15 54kg 103
9 1x22027x07 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 5 54kg 102
10 70x7490x39 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tim Clark 11 53kg 100
11 0x97620265 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 12 53kg 100
12 x536x26251 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Jay Ford (late alt) 16 53kg 100
13 1x17159x32 RAIMENT James Cummings Michael Walker 1 52.5kg 99
14 110x1512x3 FRANCALETTA Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 2 52kg 98
15 432102×23 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Dean Yendall 8 51kg 97
16 x074313x56 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 19 51kg 96
17 12x0212x51 JUST DREAMING Kris Lees Ms Rachel King (a) 13 51kg 90
18 5x810583x2 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Craig Newitt 6 51kg 90
19 1223 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jay Ford 18 50kg 90

2018 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations are set to close on Monday March 12, 2018 and will be listed below.

The official Coolmore Classic 2018 Nominations attracted 23 hopefuls including the Ron Quinton-trained duo of Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom who come off lead-up wins in the Guy Walter Stakes and Millie Fox Stakes respectively. Last year’s Coolmore Classic winner Heavens Above is nominated for another go, as is the runner-up from 2017 Silent Sedition who took out the Mannerism Stakes last start on Blue Diamond Day.

Read more on the 2018 Coolmore Classic Nominations.

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) carrying 60kg, 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
2019
Coolmore Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Coolmore Classic
1st Daysee Doom 1 minute 28.28 seconds
2nd Oregon’s Day
3rd Silent Sedition
2017
Coolmore Classic
1st Heavens Above 1 minute 29.65 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd Danish Twist
2016
Coolmore Classic
1st Peeping 1 minute 27.5 seconds
2nd Azkadellia
3rd Solicit
2015
Coolmore Classic
1st Plucky Belle 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd First Seal
3rd Diamond Drille
2014
Coolmore Classic
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Catkins
2013
Coolmore Classic
1st Appearance 1 minute 28.4 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Norzita
2012
Coolmore Classic
1st Ofcourseican 1 minute 30.3 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd King’s Rose
2011
Coolmore Classic
1st Aloha 1 minute 30.5 seconds
2nd Jersey Lily
3rd Melito
2010
Coolmore Classic
1st Alverta 1 minute 28.55 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Palacio De Cristal
2009
Coolmore Classic
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 29.9 seconds
2nd Culminate
3rd Gallant Tess
2008
Coolmore Classic
1st Eskimo Queen 1 minute 33.5 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Deloraine
2007
Coolmore Classic
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 30.7 seconds
2nd Doubting
3rd Divine Madonna
2006
Coolmore Classic
1st Regal Cheer 1 minute 30.2 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Mnemosyne
2005
Coolmore Classic
1st Danni Martine 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Johan’s Toy
2004
Coolmore Classic
1st Shamekha 1 minute 28.3 seconds
2nd Private Steer
3rd Forum Floozie
2003
Coolmore Classic
1st Bollinger 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Lovely Jubly
3rd Galapagos Girl
2002
Coolmore Classic
1st Sunline 1 minute 30 seconds
2nd Gentle Genius
3rd Nanny Maroon
2001
Coolmore Classic
1st Porto Roca 1 minute 28.1 seconds
2nd Lady Mulan
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
Coolmore Classic
1st Sunline 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Beat The Fade
3rd Noircir

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