The 2016 Breeders’ Classic is a Group 2 handicap race specifically for mares aged four years and older. Now held at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse having previously been run at Royal Randwick in February, the 1200m sprinting event offers $175,000 in prize money.
Many of the runners in the Breeders’ Classic field may come via the 1200m Expressway Stakes held one week earlier.
The Breeders’ Classic 2016 will be run on Saturday February 6th.
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares Handicap|
2016 Breeders’ Classic Field
The Breeders’ Classic field attracts top sprinters from various Sydney stables, as well as some raiders from Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New Zealand. Because it’s such a popular event to contest first up, many of the horses in the Breeders’ Classic field contest the race following a trip to the paddock.
The 2016 Breeders’ Classic field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||460x11005x||AMICUS||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||1||58kg||105|
|2||25×3395483||MISS COVER GIRL||Kelly Schweida||Tommy Berry||4||55kg||88|
|3||0x1210x215||DUBLIN LASS||Peter & Paul Snowden||James McDonald||7||54kg||101|
|4||50x1180x35||I’VE GOT THE LOOKS||Peter & Paul Snowden||Brenton Avdulla||5||54kg||99|
|5||5×38312192||SLOTS||Grant Marshall||Lester Grace (a)||6||54kg||94|
|6||41116×7554||QUEEN OF KARIBA||John Sargent||Sam Clipperton||3||54kg||79|
|7||x86603278x||PRESS REPORT||Lee Curtis||Ms Winona Costin (a)||2||54kg||78|
2016 Breeders’ Classic Nominations
The Breeders’ Classic nominations are usually released on the Wednesday prior to the race, 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 2016 Breeders’ Classic nominations will be provided here.
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.
Recent Breeders’ Classic Winners
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 09.3 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 10.7 seconds|
|2nd||Steps In Time|
|1st||Steps In Time||1 minute 10.5 seconds|
|1st||Steps In Time||1 minute 09.5 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 08.6 seconds|
|3rd||No Evidence Needed|
|1st||Alverta||1 minute 10.58 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 10.58 seconds|
|2nd||Belong To Many|
|1st||Gallant Tess||1 minute 10 seconds|
|1st||Pasikatera||1 minute 9.67 seconds|
|1st||Steflara||1 minute 9.83 seconds|
|1st||Winning Belle||1 minute 10.57 seconds|
|1st||Private Steer||1 minute 08.31 seconds|
|1st||Miss Helterskelter||1 minute 10.61 seconds|
|1st||Gwendolyn||1 minute 11.14 seconds|
|1st||Spinning Hill||1 minute 9.73 seconds|
|2nd||Say Good Morning|
|1st||Staging||1 minute 9.53 seconds|
|2nd||Just Like Crystal|