Coolmore Classic

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

2020 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #6 Con Te Partiro
  • 2nd: #12 Miss Fabulass
  • 3rd: #9 Noire



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. While many mares have won both the Guy Walter Stakes and Coolmore Classic, the last to do the double in the same year was Danni Martine (2005).

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 2020 Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 14, 2020 at Rosehill Gardens on a Heavy (9) track and was won in an upset by Con Te Patiro. 

Coolmore Classic 2020
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2020 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #6 Con Te Partiro
  • 2nd: #12 Miss Fabulass
  • 3rd: #9 Noire

It was an upset Coolmore Classic 2020 result with the rain in Sydney, the Group 1 run on a Heavy (9) track and won second-up by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Con Te Partiro. The winner handed co-trainer Waterhouse her record-equaling fifth win in the event, with the mare now heading towards the Coolmore Legacy Stakes. Miss Fabulass ($41) ran second at big odds for last year’s second placed trainer Kris Lees, while Noire ($12) rounded off a high-paying Coolmore Classic trifecta.

Click here to read more on the upset 2020 Coolmore Classic winner Con Te Partiro.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 6 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55kg $21
2 12 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 1.3L 11 54kg $41
3 9 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1.5L 13 54.5kg $12
4 15 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Andrew Adkins 6.9L 1 51kg $9
5 14 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 7.3L 14 52kg $13
6 11 SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tom Marquand 7.6L 3 54.5kg $18
7 3 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 9L 9 56.5kg $17
8 5 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 9.2L 6 55.5kg $4.40F
9 4 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Jason Collett 10L 4 55.5kg $15
10 8 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 10.2L 2 54.5kg $14
11 16 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jay Ford 14.7L 12 50kg (cd 51kg) $16
12 1 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 15.6L 15 58kg $21
13 13 FIESTA Chris Waller Jye McNeil 15.8L 7 53kg $21
14 10 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 17.3L 10 54.5kg $19
15 7 SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 44.4L 8 55kg $6.50
2 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 0

2020 Coolmore Classic Betting Odds

Betting on the Coolmore Classic heats up the week of the race with the latest markets to be made available for punters below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au. Coolmore Classic betting is often dominated by the best out of the Guy Walter Stakes along with any previous Group 1 winners that are in good autumn form.

2020 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 2020 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 11, 2020 and published in full below.

The Coolmore Classic 2020 final field features 16 hopefuls led in betting by the in-form Team Hawkes-trained Sylvia’s Mother in gate eight chasing her third win on the trot after a lead-up victory in Flemington’s Tressady Stakes. Sweet Deal looks the danger one wider in barrier nine, the first-up Triscay Stakes winner looking to improve on her narrow second in the Guy Walter Stakes last start.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Coolmore Classic field and betting markets led by Sylvia’s Mother.

Update: #2 Sweet Deal (9) has been scratched from the Coolmore Classic field due to a stone bruise.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Probable Weight) Hcp. Rating
1 x237x042x3 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 16 58kg 107
2 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 9 57.5kg 106
3 6x2130x341 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 10 56.5kg 104
4 432x7350x9 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 55.5kg 102
5 32x4247x33 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 6 55.5kg 102
6 9x16x405x6 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55kg 101
7 115x513x11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8 55kg 101
8 x790527x52 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 2 54.5kg 100
9 7x54565x55 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 14 54.5kg 100
10 9x3232621x OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 11 54.5kg 100
11 96x21930x5 SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tom Marquand 3 54.5kg (55kg) 100
12 908×771826 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 12 54kg 99
13 607x504x08 FIESTA Chris Waller Jye McNeil 7 53kg 97
14 48x1332x64 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 15 52kg 95
15 6117115×97 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Andrew Adkins 1 51kg 84
16 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jay Ford 13 50kg (51kg) 90

2020 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The 2020 Coolmore Classic nominations are set to close on Monday March 11, 2019 and will be listed below.

The Coolmore Classic 2020 nominations attracted a bumper 26 fillies and mares including recent Triscay Stakes winner Sweet Deal coming off a second in the Guy Walter Stakes. The Team Hawkes-trained Dawn Dawn is out to do the Guy Walter Stakes – Coolmore Classic double, while the third placed Pohutukawa for Godolphin is the other best out of the traditional lead-up. Hawkes Racing are also in the mix with the flying Sylvia’s Mother chasing a third win on the trot after back-to-back Group 3 wins in Melbourne this campaign.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x237x042x3 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 1 58kg 58kg 107
2 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL M 5 John Thompson 2 57.5kg 57.5kg 106
3 12x2914x16 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
4 65x422x111 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
5 6x2130x341 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 56.5kg 56.5kg 104
6 432x7350x9 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 6= 55.5kg 55.5kg 102
7 32x4247x33 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 6= 55.5kg 55.5kg 102
8 004130×536 SPANISH REEF M 6 Ken Keys 6= 55.5kg 55.5kg 102
9 9x16x405x6 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9= 55kg 55kg 101
10 115x513x11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9= 55kg 55kg 101
11 13x4274x24 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 101
12 x790527x52 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
13 7x54565x55 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
14 9x3232621x OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
15 96x21930x5 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
16 1113112 TRAVELLING LIGHT (NZ) F 3 Ben Foote 12= 54kg 54kg 100
17 908×771826 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 17 54kg 54kg 99
18 1260x4316x AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18= 53kg 53kg 97
19 607x504x08 FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller 18= 53kg 53kg 97
20 48x1332x64 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 20 52kg 52kg 95
21 727x27000x SCARLET DREAM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 21 51kg 51kg 91
22 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 22 50kg 50kg 90
23 6117115×97 BENITOITE M 4 Clinton McDonald 23= 51kg 51kg 84
24 53×8010338 HOUSE OF CARTIER M 4 John Sargent 23= 51kg 51kg 84
25 7x1223x670 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 25 50kg 50kg 83
26 11x5x13 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 26 50kg 50kg 77

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).

In 2020 trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her record-equaling fifth Coolmore Classic victory with Con Te Partiro.

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
2020
Coolmore Classic
1st Con Te Partiro 1 minute 35.55 seconds
2nd Miss Fabulass
3rd Noire
2019
Coolmore Classic
1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 31.97 seconds
2nd El Dorado Dreaming
3rd Princess Posh
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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