Breeders Classic

The Breeders Classic is a Group 2 race for mares at Royal Randwick in February as an early lead-up to the Coolmore Classic.

2018 Breeders Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Prompt Response
  • 2nd: #2 Egyptian Symbol
  • 3rd: #3 Danish Twist



The Breeders Classic is a Group 2 autumn sprint race specifically for mares aged four years and older. Run at set weights plus penalties the 1200m showdown runs at Warwick Farm Racecourse in early-mid February as a lead-up to the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Breeders Classic, which offers $200,000 in total prize money, is an excellent race for mares returning from a spell and is held on the same race day as the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds.

Many of the runners in the Breeders’ Classic field may come via the 1200m Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) held one week earlier at Rosehill and track towards a Rosehill run the following month in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).

The Breeders Classic 2018 ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 and was won impressively by the returning Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Prompt Response.

2018 Breeders Classic
Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
Track: Warwick Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Breeders Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Prompt Response
  • 2nd: #2 Egyptian Symbol
  • 3rd: #3 Danish Twist

Check out the official Breeders Classic 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the one and a half-length win by the returning Prompt Response who enjoyed her maiden first-up success on way to the Coolmore Classic. Bjorn Baker saddle-up the beaten $2.40 favourite Egyptian Symbol who ran second just ahead of the Kris Lees-trained Danish Twist.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2 56kg $5
2 2 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 1.5L 5 55kg $2.40F
3 3 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1.7L 1 55kg $14
4 6 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 2.6L 8 54kg $7
5 5 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2.9L 6 54kg $26
6 4 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4.9L 7 54kg $5
7 9 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Brenton Avdulla 5.2L 3 54kg $26
8 8 TSWALU David Pfieffer Corey Brown 5.3L 4 54kg $18
7 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Christian Reith 0

2018 Breeders Classic Betting Odds

The official Breeders Classic 2018 odds will be listed below with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as betting on the Group 2 race for mares is out in the early autumn.

2018 Breeders Classic Field

The 2018 Breeders Classic field and barriers are set for release the Wednesday before the race – February 7, 2018 – and will be published in full below as soon as announced by Racing NSW.

The official Breeders Classic 2018 Final Field drew just nine mares, including the Bjorn Baker-trained Egyptian Symbol who was runner-up in the race 12 months ago. Fellow Warwick Farm trainer Jason Coyle also saddles-up two chances in the Breeders Classic field this season with his Coolmore Classic-bound mare Slightly Sweet and last weekend’s Expressway Stakes sixth-placegetter Memes.

Read more on the 2018 Breeders Classic Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 212x50344x PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2 56kg 103
2 62x5278x13 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 6 55kg 103
3 5070x7490x DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1 55kg 101
4 1130x1569x BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 8 54kg 102
5 05x074313x SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 7 54kg 96
6 1311216×16 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 9 54kg 95
7 8523x444x1 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Christian Reith 5 54kg 79
8 214x42x131 TSWALU David Pfieffer Corey Brown 4 54kg 75
9 631x NETTOYER Wendy Roche Brenton Avdulla 3 54kg 67

2018 Breeders Classic Nominations

The Breeders Classic nominations are usually released on the Monday before race day, much like other black-type events in the eastern states. This allows punters and racing fans to get a decent grasp of the level of quality and talent among the Breeders Classic nominations and prepare their betting decisions based on that.

The 2018 Breeders Classic nominations will be provided here once announced on Monday February 5, 2018.

The official Breeders Classic 2018 Nominations attracted just nine mares, Racing NSW extending the early entries until 11am (AEDT) on Tuesday. Of the early hopefuls the standouts include the Bjorn Baker-trained Egyption Symbol coming off a Magic Millions Sprint third and the returning Group 1 performer Prompt Response.

Breeders Classic History

First won by the New Zealand Horse Destruct in 1996, the relatively new Breeders Classic was won with a record winning time of 1 minute 8.31 seconds by Private Steer in 2004. The slowest winning time was by Arletty in 1998 with 1 minute 16.04 seconds. The latest back-to-back Breeders Classic winner was Catkins (2014-15).

The full Breeders Classic results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.

Recent Breeders Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Breeders Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Breeders Classic
1st Prompt Response 1 minute 09.72 seconds
2nd Egyptian Symbol
3rd Danish Twist
2017
Breeders Classic
1st In Her Time 1 minute 10.75 seconds
2nd Egyptian Symbol
3rd Flippant
2016
Breeders Classic
1st Amicus 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Press Report
3rd I’ve Got The Looks
2015
Breeders Classic
1st Catkins 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Lilliburlero
3rd Mihiri
2014
Breeders Classic
1st Catkins 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Steps In Time
3rd White Sage
2013
Breeders Classic
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Choice Words
2012
Breeders Classic
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Red Tracer
2011
Breeders Classic
1st More Joyous 1 minute 08.6 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd No Evidence Needed
2010
Breeders Classic
1st Alverta 1 minute 10.58 seconds
2nd Montana Flyer
3rd Madame Pedrille
2009
Breeders Classic
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.58 seconds
2nd Belong To Many
3rd Lustre Lady
2008
Breeders Classic
1st Gallant Tess 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Flying Alpha
3rd Shirl Pegasus
2007
Breeders Classic
1st Pasikatera 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Spinner’s Magic
3rd Street Smart
2006
Breeders Classic
1st Steflara 1 minute 9.83 seconds
2nd Wild Queen
3rd Imana
2005
Breeders Classic
1st Winning Belle 1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Pentelikon
3rd Imana
2004
Breeders
Classic
1st Private Steer 1 minute 08.31 seconds
2nd Irgunette
3rd Forum Floozie
2003
Breeders Classic
1st Miss Helterskelter 1 minute 10.61 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Ritual
2002
Breeders Classic
1st Gwendolyn 1 minute 11.14 seconds
2nd Another Misty
3rd Poppett
2001
Breeders Classic
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 9.73 seconds
2nd Say Good Morning
3rd Corelli
2000
Breeders Classic
1st Staging 1 minute 9.53 seconds
2nd Just Like Crystal
3rd Zatella

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