Breeders’ Classic

The Breeders Classic is a Group 2 race for mares at Royal Randwick in early February.

Breeders’ Classic News

2016 Coolmore Classic Aim for Breeders Classic Winner Amicus

2016 Coolmore Classic Aim for Breeders Classic Winner Amicus

After a first-up win in the Breeders Classic over the weekend Sydney’s ace trainer Chris Waller has his progressive mare Amicus on track for the Coolmore Classic 2016 next month.

Breeders Classic winner Amicus is 2016 Coolmore Classic bound this March for Sydney horseman Chris Waller. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last seen running a brave fifth to Politeness in Melbourne’s Group ...

The 2017 Breeders’ Classic is a Group 2 summer sprint race specifically for mares aged four years and older. Run at set weights plus penalties the 1200m showdown runs at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early 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.

The Breeders’ Classic 2017 will be run on Saturday February 4.

Breeders’ Classic
Date: February 4, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Breeders’ Classic Field

The 2017 Breeders’ Classic field and barriers are set for release the Wednesday before the race – February 1, 2017 – and will be published in full below as soon as announced by Racing NSW.

2017 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 2017 Breeders’ Classic nominations will be provided here once announced on Monday January 30, 2017.

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
2017
Breeders’ Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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