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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 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.

The Breeders’ Classic is an excellent race for mares returning from a spell and is held on the same race day as the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes (1200m) and the Light Fingers Stakes (1200m).

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.

Breeders’ Classic
Date: February 6th
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000

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

Year Place Horse Time
Breeders’ Classic
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Breeders’ Classic
1st Catkins 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Lilliburlero
3rd Mihiri
Breeders’ Classic
1st Catkins 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Steps In Time
3rd White Sage
Breeders’ Classic
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Choice Words
Breeders’ Classic
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Red Tracer
Breeders’ Classic
1st More Joyous 1 minute 08.6 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd No Evidence Needed
Breeders’ Classic
1st Alverta 1 minute 10.58 seconds
2nd Montana Flyer
3rd Madame Pedrille
Breeders’ Classic
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.58 seconds
2nd Belong To Many
3rd Lustre Lady
Breeders’ Classic
1st Gallant Tess 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Flying Alpha
3rd Shirl Pegasus
Breeders’ Classic
1st Pasikatera 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Spinner’s Magic
3rd Street Smart
Breeders’ Classic
1st Steflara 1 minute 9.83 seconds
2nd Wild Queen
3rd Imana
Breeders’ Classic
1st Winning Belle 1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Pentelikon
3rd Imana
Breeders’ Classic
1st Private Steer 1 minute 08.31 seconds
2nd Irgunette
3rd Forum Floozie
Breeders’ Classic
1st Miss Helterskelter 1 minute 10.61 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Ritual
Breeders’ Classic
1st Gwendolyn 1 minute 11.14 seconds
2nd Another Misty
3rd Poppett
Breeders’ Classic
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 9.73 seconds
2nd Say Good Morning
3rd Corelli
Breeders’ Classic
1st Staging 1 minute 9.53 seconds
2nd Just Like Crystal
3rd Zatella