Coolmore Classic

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

2017 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: Heavens Above
  • 2nd: Silent Sedition
  • 3rd: Danish Twist

Coolmore Classic News

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In Her Time ticking over nicely for Tattersall’s Tiara

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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 $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 took place on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Rosehill Gardens.

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

2017 Coolmore Classic Results

Check out the complete Coolmore Classic 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – the race won in an upset by the Tim Martin-trained Heavens Above who could back-up into the Doncaster Mile field later in the autumn.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4 55kg $26
2 9 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Sam Clipperton 0.1L 18 54.5kg $9
3 8 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 0.2L 1 54.5kg $19
4 17 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins (a) 1.2L 15 51kg $21
5 3 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Joshua Parr 2.8L 10 56kg $20
6 13 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Christian Reith 3.6L 8 53kg $51
7 14 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3.9L 19 52.5kg $4.40F
8 12 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Daniel Moor 4.3L 6 53kg $31
9 18 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp Luke Tarrant 4.4L 14 51kg $91
10 10 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Chad Lever 5.2L 13 54kg $101
11 4 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 5.5L 16 55.5kg $6
12 6 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 6.1L 5 55kg $51
13 2 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Tim Clark 6.6L 12 56kg $7
14 16 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer Peter Wells 6.8L 9 52kg $31
15 1 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 7L 17 58kg $21
16 15 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 8.9L 11 52kg $18
17 19 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Johan Victoire 9.4L 7 51kg $51
18 11 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Robert Thompson 9.8L 2 53kg $19
19 7 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) Mandy & Matt Brown Jay Ford 10L 3 54.5kg $10

2017 Coolmore Classic Odds & Betting

The latest Coolmore Classic 2017 betting odds will be available below the week of the race with autumn racing market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 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.

Check out the full 2017 Coolmore Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw below – following the link for a full rundown on the key fillies and mares in the mix including Dixie Blossoms for last year’s winning trainer Ron Quinton.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 17 58kg 109
2 2x20214x31 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Tim Clark 12 56kg 105
3 x9205x1111 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Joshua Parr 10 56kg 105
4 x3611x9213 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 16 55.5kg 105
5 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4 55kg 103
6 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 55kg 103
7 14x3111x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) Mandy & Matt Brown Jay Ford 3 54.5kg 103
8 118x359x47 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1 54.5kg 102
9 212x231x21 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Sam Clipperton 18 54.5kg 102
10 x672162x88 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Chad Lever 13 54kg 101
11 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 2 53kg 99
12 10x2248x42 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Daniel Moor 6 53kg 99
13 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Christian Reith 8 53kg 99
14 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 19 52.5kg 99
15 111×84 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent TBA 11 52kg 97
16 2x44434x24 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer TBA 9 52kg 97
17 111x5411x3 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins (a) 15 51kg 93
18 13x68x2305 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp Luke Tarrant 14 51kg 90
19 1x51024x94 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Johan Victoire 7 51kg 88

2017 Coolmore Classic Nominations

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

See below for the official 2017 Coolmore Classic Nominations led by the likes of Australian Oaks-bound Kiwi filly La Bella Diosa, Chris Waller’s Doncaster Mile favourite Omei Sword and the flying In Her Time chasing a fifth win on the trot.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 111×84 ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent
2 118x359x47 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees
3 111x5411x3 DAYSEE DOOM M 4 Ron Quinton
4 2x44434x24 DENMAGIC M 4 David Pfieffer 97
5 2x20214x31 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 4 Ron Quinton
6 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
7 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 110
8 212x114x24 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller
9 x672162x88 FRENCH EMOTION M 5 Chris Waller 100
10 x3611x9213 GLOBAL GLAMOUR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
11 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
12 254x24x112 HIEROGLYPHICS M 5 Anthony Cummings 91
13 124×619155 I TOLD GEORGIE M 4 Danny Williams 70
14 x9205x1111 IN HER TIME M 4 Benjamin Smith
15 14x3111x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) F 3 Mandy & Matt Brown
16 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 82
17 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller
18 316220×651 ROCKET COMMANDER M 5 Matthew Dale 96
19 1x556520x1 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 1x51024x94 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 88
21 212x231x21 SILENT SEDITION M 4 Andrew Noblet
22 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 103
23 13x68x2305 SOLD FOR SONG M 4 Kevin Kemp 90
24 10x2248x42 THAMES COURT M 4 David Brideoake
25 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson

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
2018
Coolmore Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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