Myer Classic

The Myer Classic is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares run over the Flemington mile on Victoria Derby Day on the first Saturday of November.

2017 Myer Classic Results

  • 1st: #16 Shoals
  • 2nd: #13 Eckstein
  • 3rd: #8 Dixie Blossoms

Myer Classic News

Lightweight Filly Shoals Wins 2017 Myer Classic

Lightweight Filly Shoals Wins 2017 Myer Classic

Jockey Dean Yendall enjoyed back-to-back wins on lightweight fillies in the Myer Classic 2017 this spring saluting aboard the well-supported Shoals. Last Melbourne Cup Carnival the diminutive Yendall took out the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on the Thousand Guineas runner-up I Am A Star. He was back on VRC Derby Day…

The 2017 Myer Classic is a Group 1 race run over a mile (1600m) for the season’s best fillies and mares held on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October / early November annually.

The weight-for-age race is one of only two Group 1 events for fillies and mares offered during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held on the same day as the prestigious Victoria Derby, the Myer Classic offers half a million dollars in prize money.

Raced at Flemington Racecourse the Myer Classic is also featured on the same day as the Kennedy Mile and the Coolmore Stud Stakes, totalling four Group 1 races on the one day of elite spring racing.

The 2017 Myer Classic ran Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday November 4, 2017.

Myer Classic 2017
Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Fillies and Mares Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2017 Myer Classic Results

  • 1st: #16 Shoals
  • 2nd: #13 Eckstein
  • 3rd: #8 Dixie Blossoms

See below for the full Myer Classic 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won by the $4.80 favourite Shoals who became the second filly in as many years to beat home the older mares in the weight-for-age feature. Shoals held on narrowly to beat the $41 roughie hope Eckstein, while the Ron Quinton-trained Dixie Blossoms rounded out the trifecta in third. Only a length separated the first four over the line in the Myer Classic results of 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 16 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 10 50kg $4.80F
2 13 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 0.1L 12 57kg $41
3 8 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 0.2L 8 57kg $12
4 10 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 0.3L 13 57kg $13
5 3 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1.05L 11 57kg $10
6 14 NOW OR LATER (IRE) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 1.25L 7 57kg $12
7 11 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Brad Rawiller 2L 6 57kg $41
8 6 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 2.4L 9 57kg $16
9 2 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2.9L 3 57kg $6
10 7 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 3.1L 15 57kg $71
11 1 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 3.2L 14 57kg $31
12 9 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Ben Melham 3.3L 16 57kg $19
13 12 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 5.8L 2 57kg $51
14 5 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 7.3L 4 57kg $8
15 17e ELLICAZOOM Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10.05L 5 57kg $101
16 4 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Dwayne Dunn 14.8L 1 57kg $26
19e PAYROLL Richard Laming Jamie Mott 0
20e SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0
15 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Tommy Berry 0
18e OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Mark Zahra 0

2017 Myer Classic Tips

  • 1st: #2 Global Glamour
  • 2nd: #10 Prompt Response
  • 3rd: #16 Shoals

Follow the link for our full Myer Classic 2017 Betting Tips & Preview, the team getting behind the last-start Tristarc Stakes winner GLOBAL GLAMOUR ($5) who is a dual Group 1 winner over the mile and should eat-up the extra metres coming down in weight and drawn a better gate on the weekend. The fellow Waterhouse & Bott-trained PROMPT RESPONSE ($17) is forgotten in betting but can run in behind the better fancied stablemate after catching the eye in a Ladies Day Vase third, her first look at the mile. SHOALS ($5) is co-favourite and the danger, the only filly taking on the older mares, yet to finish worse than second and has the strong form around Aloisia.

Myer Classic Betting Odds

The latest Myer Classic odds will be listed below with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to back your  Myer Classic betting tips at the best spring racing odds.

2017 Myer Classic Field

The Myer Classic field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each spring coming off a variety of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield, which last produced a winner in 2013 when Red Tracer did the double. Fillies in the Myer Classic field may come off a run the Saturday before in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), a Cox Plate Day race that I Am A Star ran third in before her 2016 Myer Classic victory over the older mares.

The official Myer Classic 2017 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day in Melbourne and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Myer Classic Field features a capacity line-up of female milers and Shoals is the only filly in the mix. She carries the 50kg at WFA with Dean Yendall aboard after her brave second to Aloisia in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). The big danger in the Myer Classic 2017 field according to the markets is the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Global Glamour in barrier three, the dual Group 1 winning Star Witness four-year-old coming off a first-up win in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) from out wide (13 of 14) at Caulfield.

Read more on the Capacity Myer Classic 2017 Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 71x67x2022 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 15 57kg 99
2 1x921302x1 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 57kg 108
3 24141×2347 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 12 57kg 111
4 1183×47710 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Dwayne Dunn 1 57kg 107
5 1x21214x55 SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4 57kg 110
6 70x910x566 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 10 57kg 107
7 735070×749 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 16 57kg 101
8 31033×4214 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 9 57kg 108
9 34221×3125 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Ben Melham 19 57kg 107
10 242212×503 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 14 57kg 101
11 8024105×87 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Brad Rawiller 6 57kg 98
12 42117×5160 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2 57kg 98
13 13x410x976 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 13 57kg 96
14 x48x04x610 NOW OR LATER (IRE) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 7 57kg 100
15 218x6x0312 COOL PASSION Tony McEvoy Tommy Berry 17 57kg 99
16 111×122 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 11 50kg 94
17e 2x2220x705 ELLICAZOOM Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5 57kg 82
18e 3815×81058 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Mark Zahra 8 57kg 89
19e 403x512x73 PAYROLL Richard Laming Jamie Mott 20 57kg 95
20e 4x94010x73 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 18 57kg 100

2017 Myer Classic Nominations

The Myer Classic 2017 nominations close the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries for the mile Group 1 on Victoria Derby Day will be published below once announced.

The 2017 Myer Classic Nominations drew a bumper 30 hopefuls, but the Thousand Guineas runner-up Shoals is the sole three-year-old filly entered to take on the older mares trying to emulate the success of I Am A Star in 2016.

Myer Classic History

Since 1988 when Concordance won, the Myer Classic has gone through several sponsor names starting with Honda. First named “The Honda Legend”, the race went on to be named the Hong Kong Bank Stakes, Hardy Brothers Classic and Nestle Peters Classic. In 2005 it was named the Myer Classic. It’s registered name is the Empire Rose Stakes.

Regarded as the best sprint race for fillies and mares, the Myer Classic is often raced by horses which have competed in the Rose Of Kingston Stakes and the Tristarc Stakes. Although no Myer Classic winner has gone on to win the WS Cox Plate or Melbourne Cup, the Emirates Stakes has been won by Divine Madonna in 2006 and Bonanova in 1997.

In 2003 the event became a Group 2 race and was changed from a set weight race with penalties to a weight-for-age race. In 2004 it was upgraded to Group 1 status. In 2016 I Am A Star became the first three-year-old filly to beat the mares in the Myer Classic results in over 20 years, then the following year Shoals (2017) made it back-to-back wins for the youngsters with her narrow victory for the punters.

Myer Classic Results

Read through the list of Myer Classic winners and place getters from 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Myer Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Myer Classic
1st Shoals 1 minute 35.26 seconds
2nd Eckstein
3rd Dixie Blossoms
2016
Myer Classic
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 35.56 seconds
2nd French Emotion
3rd Denmagic
2015
Myer Classic
1st Politeness 1 minute 37.75 seconds
2nd Fenway
3rd Azkadellia
2014
Myer Classic
1st Bonaria 1 minute 36.55 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Catkins
2013
Myer Classic
1st Red Tracer 1 minute 36.45 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd Fire Up Fifi
2012
Myer Classic
1st Appearance 1 minute 34:97 seconds
2nd Soft Sand
3rd Secret Admirer
2011
Myer Classic
1st Hurtle Myrtle 1 minute 37:50 seconds
2nd Sacred Choice
3rd Dysphonia
2010
Myer Classic
1st Sacred Choice 1 minute 38:91 seconds
2nd Typhoon Tracy
3rd Hot Danish
2009
Myer Classic
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 35:3 seconds
2nd Lady Lynette
3rd Zarita
2008
Myer Classic
1st Forensics 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Absolutely Fabulous
3rd Mimi Lebrock
2007
Myer Classic
1st Divine Madonna 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Translate
3rd Red For Lou
2006
Myer Classic
1st Lyrical Bid 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Sea Change
3rd Kosi Bay
2005
Myer Classic
1st Lotteria 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Miss Potential
3rd Shania Dane
2004
Myer Classic
1st Miss Potential 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Alinghi
3rd Infinite Grace
2003
Myer Classic
1st Zanna 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Infinite Grace
3rd Mrs Tendulkar
2002
Myer Classic
1st Miss Zoe 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Purple Groove
3rd Ramanos Star
2001
Myer Classic
1st Market Price 1 minute 34.2 seconds
2nd Pernod
3rd Calm Smytzer
2000
Myer Classic
1st Super Sequel 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Its Platonic
3rd Nova Claus