Kembla Grange Classic

The Kembla Grange Classic is a Group 3 event run in March at Kembla Grange Racecourse in New South Wales by a field of three-year-old fillies.

Kembla Grange Classic News

Dawn Wall Wins 2017 Kembla Grange Classic for Waller

Dawn Wall Wins 2017 Kembla Grange Classic for Waller

Chris Waller’s progressive filly Dawn Wall continued her winning streak saluting in the famous European colours of Flaxman Stables in Friday’s Kembla Grange Classic 2017.

Kerrin McEvoy (pictured at Eagle Farm) rode Dawn Wall to a last-to-first win in the Kembla Grange Classic 2017 this autumn. Photo: Daniel Costello.

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The Keith F Nolan Classic – now run as the Kembla Grange Classic – is a Group 3 race run at Kembla Grange Racecourse each March by the Illawarra Turf Club during the autumn.

The event is a 1600m mile event for three-year-old fillies at set weights plus penalties and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

Fillies in the Kembla Grange Classic field may come off a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up in a race like the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) in late February.

The best out of the race may back-up in a tougher Sydney race including the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens at the end of the month and Single Gaze (2016) was the last filly to complete the Keith Nolan Classic – Vinery Stud Stakes double. The Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) during Royal Randwick’s The Championships in April is anotherlater option.

The Kembla Grange Classic 2017 ran at Kembla Grange on March 10, 2017.

Kembla Grange Classic
Date: March 10, 2017
Track: Kembla Grange Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Kembla Grange Classic Results

Check out the official 2017 Kembla Grange Classic Results & Finishing Order below – following the link for a full rundown on the last-to-first win by the in-form Chris Waller-trained Dawn Wall who could target the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg $4.80
2 5 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 0.4L 1 54kg $3.30F
3 2 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Corey Brown 4.4L 8 54kg $6
4 13 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Andrew Adkins (a) 4.9L 3 54kg $21
5 8 CONCESSIONS Scott Singleton Ms Jess Taylor 5.7L 2 54kg $81
6 10 SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.5L 6 54kg $18
7 3 HUSSTERICAL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8.6L 5 54kg $3.60
8 14 FLEETING STRYKE Theresa Bateup Jay Ford 13.9L 9 54kg $41
9 9 CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 16.7L 10 54kg $11
10 6 FOXY HOUSEWIFE Gerald Ryan Jeff Penza 16.9L 7 54kg $19
11 15 HOLD ALL TICKETS Scott Aspery Grant Buckley 17L 4 54kg $91
7 THE PINNACLE Peter & Paul Snowden Mitchell Bell 0
1 FRENCH FERN David Payne 0
12 JORGEUS Shaun Coady Ms Kayla Nisbet 0
11 CONCISELY John P Thompson Christian Reith 0

2017 Kembla Grange Classic Odds

The autumn’s best Kembla Grange Classic 2017 betting odds will be available below the week of the race complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Kembla Grange Classic Field

The Keith F Nolan Classic field – now the Kembla Grange Classic – features a classy line-up of three-year-old fillies progressing to tougher and or longer distance races during the autumn in Sydney.

The official 2017 Kembla Grange Classic field and barriers are set for release the Wednesday before the race and will be published in full below.

Check out the full 2017 Kembla Grange Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw below, an open edition of the autumn raced dominated by the likes of the in-form Gai Waterhouse-trained Hussterical chasing a third win on the trot, Chris Waller’s lightly-raced Fastnet Rock filly Dawn Wall also coming off back-to-back victories and last start Surround Stakes fifth placegetter Lubiton for Bjorn Baker.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 3110×60 FRENCH FERN David Payne 12 57kg 82
2 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Corey Brown 9 54kg 76
3 321x05x11 HUSSTERICAL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 54kg 74
4 511 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 54kg 71
5 16x2231x55 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 2 54kg 71
6 1636×26125 FOXY HOUSEWIFE Gerald Ryan Jeff Penza 8 54kg 67
7 2×21 THE PINNACLE Peter & Paul Snowden Mitchell Bell 14 54kg 67
8 081×413 CONCESSIONS Scott Singleton Ms Jess Taylor 3 54kg 66
9 2131×7 CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young TBA 11 54kg 64
10 24×1 SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 7 54kg 64
11 5751 CONCISELY John P Thompson Christian Reith 15 54kg 63
12 6x21x1510 JORGEUS Shaun Coady Ms Kayla Nisbet 1 54kg 63
13 36×931 PERFECT RHYME Ron Leemon Andrew Adkins (a) 4 54kg 63
14 28x32327x1 FLEETING STRYKE Theresa Bateup Jay Ford 10 54kg 62
15 7343×6 HOLD ALL TICKETS Scott Aspery Grant Buckley 5 54kg

2017 Kembla Grange Classic Nominations

The Keith F Nolan / Kembla Grange Classic 2017 nominations close at the start of race week and will be released below as soon as annonced by Racing NSW.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 212x114x24 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller 1 57kg 98
2 14x3111x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) F 3 Mandy & Matt Brown 2 58kg 103
3 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN F 3 Matthew Smith 3 54kg 76
4 3110×60 FRENCH FERN F 3 David Payne 4 57kg 82
5 112×4119 PUMPKIN PIE F 3 Danny Williams 5 54kg 77
6 16x2231x55 LUBITON F 3 Bjorn Baker 6 54kg 71
7 1636×26125 FOXY HOUSEWIFE F 3 Gerald Ryan 7 54kg 67
8 321x05x11 HUSSTERICAL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 54kg 74
9 28x32327x1 FLEETING STRYKE F 3 Theresa Bateup 9 54kg 62
10 511 DAWN WALL F 3 Chris Waller 10 54kg 71
11 6x21x1510 JORGEUS F 3 Shaun Coady 11 54kg 63
12 081×413 CONCESSIONS F 3 Scott Singleton 12 54kg 66
13 0x73125x6 BRIDLE LANE F 3 John P Thompson 13 54kg 62
14 2741600×36 LAMMA HILTON F 3 Anthony Cummings 14 54kg 62
15 2131×7 CEYLON (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 15 54kg 64
16 2×21 THE PINNACLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 54kg 67
17 24×1 SIREN’S FURY F 3 Jason Coyle 17 54kg 64
18 5144×22 KARAVALI (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 18 54kg 70
19 36×931 PERFECT RHYME F 3 Ron Leemon 19 54kg 63
20 5751 CONCISELY F 3 John P Thompson 20 54kg 63
21 13×6 DANCING HARE F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 21 54kg 61
22 2×42 LA CHATTE F 3 John O’Shea 22 54kg
23 661×8 PRINCESS KALLI F 3 Theresa Bateup 23 54kg 54
24 7343×6 HOLD ALL TICKETS F 3 Scott Aspery 24 54kg
25 5×879 DUCHESS OF DUBAI F 3 Bronwyn Mackie 25 54kg

Keith F Nolan Classic History

The Keith Nolan Classic – officially the Keith F Nolan Classic – is named in honour of the Illawarra Turf Club’s founding chairman Keith F. Nolan who passed away in 2005. The event has been run and won since 2003 and the inaugural winner was Ain’t Seen Nothing. Since then plenty of quality fillies have won the race including Hot Danish (2007), Allez Wonder (2009), Brazilian Pulse (2011), Appearance (2012) and Single Gaze (2016).

The race began as a Listed event and gained its current Group 3 status in 2010. For one year in 2011 the Keith Nolan Classic ran at Rosehill Gardens due to the unsuitable conditions at Kembla Grange Racecourse, which is one of New South Wales’ leading provincial race tracks.

Recent Keith F Nolan / Kembla Grange Classic Winners

See below for the full list of Keith Nolan Classic winners and results going back to the inaugural edition in 2003.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Kembla Grange Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Kembla Grange Classic
1st Dawn Wall 1 minute 36.6 seconds
2nd Lubiton
3rd Faraway Town
2016
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Single Gaze 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Asinara
2015
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Slightly Sweet 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Wine Tales
3rd Heavens Above
2014
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Zanbagh 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Role Model
3rd Metaphorical
2013
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Cameo 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Gold Epona
2012
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Appearance 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd She Goes To Rio
3rd Aliyana Tilde
2011
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Brazilian Pulse 1 minute 52 seconds
2nd Fibrilation
3rd Honor Net
2010
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Slapstick 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Mirrasalo
3rd Spinnawitch
2009
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Aleez Wonder 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd Above Perfection
3rd Miss Darcey
2008
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Bernicia 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Raise
3rd Heavenly Glow
2007
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 37.21 seconds
2nd Miss Pageantry
3rd Rose Of Sharon
2006
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Pasikatera 1 minute 36.81 seconds
2nd No Name For A Lady
3rd China Jade
2005
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Ponte Piccolo 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Pleasure Ground
3rd Villa Bled
2004
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st La Nikita 1 minute 35.21 seconds
2nd Timbourina
3rd Touched By God
2003
Keith F Nolan Classic
1st Ain’t Seen Nothin’ 1 minute 34.80 seconds
2nd Domielle
3rd Huit