Coolmore Classic

The $1 million Coolmore Classic is a Group 1 race for fillies & mares run at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2024 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Zougotcha
  • 2nd: #3 Semana
  • 3rd: #17 Kimochi



The Coolmore Classic, registered as the Tad Kennedy Stakes, is a quality Group 1 race held as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in early-mid March each year.

Taking place midway through this exciting carnival as the marquee race on Coolmore Classic Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, this 1500m event for fillies and mares is run under quality handicap conditions and is worth $1 million in stakes as of 2024. The Coolmore Classic is one of the richest female races held during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is the only Group 1 race at the meeting.

Coolmore Classic Day features a host of Group 2 and 3 support races including the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m), which are the final lead-ups for two-year-olds heading towards the iconic Group 1 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m). The Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) are the other two Group 2 events on the program.

Key lead-up races into the Coolmore Classic field include the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) both run in late February on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day. While many mares have won both the Guy Walter Stakes and Coolmore Classic, the last to do the double in the same year was Danni Martine (2005).

The best out of the Coolmore Classic may go on to run in upcoming autumn features such as the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) held at Randwick over ‘The Championships’. In 2016 the Coolmore Classic runner-up Azkadellia went on to run third in the Doncaster and win the Queen Of the Turf Stakes.

The Coolmore Classic winner is in fact exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster and Queen Of The Turf races.

Con Te Partiro (2020) was the last mare to complete the Coolmore Classic – Queen Of The Turf Stakes (Coolmore Legacy Stakes) double.

The 2022 Coolmore Classic form was franked with that year’s Surround Stakes winner Hinged running third in the event before a next-up Vinery Stud Stakes second and fourth in the ATC Oaks. Hinged also returned in the spring and was third in both the George Main Stakes and Epsom Handicap.

The Coolmore Classic 2023 winner Espiona franked the form that spring winning the $2 million The Invitation race.

The 2024 Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 16, 2024 offering $1 million in prize money and was won in a late dive by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Zougotcha ($3.30F).  

Coolmore Classic 2024
Date: Saturday March 16, 2024
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2024 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Zougotcha ($3.30F)
  • 2nd: #3 Semana
  • 3rd: #17 Kimochi

The Chris Waller-trained last start Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes winner Zougotcha dove up the middle late off a perfectly-timed ride by James McDonald to enjoy her second career Group 1 success with a narrow but gutsy victory for the punters as the $3.30 favourite in the 2024 Coolmore Classic results.

Click here to read more on the tight win by race favourite Zougotcha in the 2024 Coolmore Classic.

2024 Coolmore Classic Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg $3.30F
2 3 SEMANA Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 0.31L 11 55.5kg $12
3 17 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Zac Lloyd (a) 0.38L 14 50.5kg $11
4 6 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.57L 17 54.5kg $8.50
5 5 HINGED Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0.65L 15 55kg $14
6 16 JENNILALA Ciaron Maher Craig Newitt 1.97L 4 51kg $10
7 10 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 2.06L 5 54.5kg $31
8 8 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 3.16L 12 54.5kg $31
9 4 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.65L 8 55.5kg $12
10 11 YONCE (NZ) Ciaron Maher John Allen 3.89L 1 54kg $16
11 2 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 4.22L 13 55.5kg $16
12 13 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller 4.42L 3 52kg $41
13 18 BARBY’S DOLL Jerome Hunter Reece Jones 4.91L 7 50kg (cd 51kg) $151
14 7 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Tom Sherry 5.14L 9 54.5kg $41
15 14 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 5.44L 6 51.5kg $26
16 12 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Matthew Cartwright 5.46L 10 53kg $51
17 9 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Jason Collett 6.25L 16 54.5kg $26
15 AUSBRED FLIRT Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Coolmore Classic Betting Odds

Betting on the Coolmore Classic heats up the week of the race with the latest markets to be made available for punters below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au. Coolmore Classic betting is often dominated by the best out of the Guy Walter Stakes along with any previous Group 1 winners that are in good autumn form.

Zougotcha ($3.30 in 2024) was the last favourite in Coolmore Classic betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 COOLMORE CLASSIC ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Coolmore Classic Form

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2024 Coolmore Classic Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Coolmore Classic 2024 Tips on the autumn Group 1 this season.

  • To Win: #3 Semana ($8 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Coolmore Classic boasts a stellar field this year, with numerous last-start winners vying for favour. However, the in-form Ciaron Maher-trained Semana is an enticing prospect. Riding a two-race winning streak, she boasts strong form lines. This four-year-old daughter of Winning Rupert emphatically claimed the Magic Millions Cup by two lengths in January, and the quality of this year’s Magic Millions races continues to shine through. Her most recent victory came in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) while carrying a significant weight of 57.5kg. She steps up in distance again but receives a welcome weight reduction of 2kg. Semana is a serious contender with the potential to upset the field.

2024 Coolmore Classic Field

The Coolmore Classic field attracts the season’s best middle-distance fillies and mares and is released on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2024 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 13, 2024 and published in full below.

The Coolmore Classic 2024 final field features a quality line-up of in-form female gallopers including the Chris Waller-trained Zougotcha and last start Surround Stakes winning filly Tropical Squall.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2024 Coolmore Classic field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x419x646x1 ZOUGOTCHA Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg 108
2 9×78511311 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 13 55.5kg 105
3 121215×211 SEMANA Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 11 55.5kg 105
4 2162x116x4 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 55.5kg 105
5 44x40786x2 HINGED Chris Waller Tommy Berry 15 55kg 104
6 1x13120x1 TROPICAL SQUALL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 17 54.5kg 104
7 1x1736417x DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Tom Sherry 9 54.5kg 103
8 116x0301x4 FOXY FRIDA Andrew Noblet Billy Egan 12 54.5kg 103
9 07x28047x3 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Jason Collett 16 54.5kg 103
10 124x5120x8 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 5 54.5kg 103
11 111114×851 YONCE (NZ) Ciaron Maher John Allen 1 54kg 102
12 3417420×05 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Matthew Cartwright 10 53kg 100
13 685×421131 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller 3 52kg 98
14 x353x530x3 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 6 51.5kg 97
15 614x1250x6 AUSBRED FLIRT Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 18 51kg 92
16 27213x10x1 JENNILALA Ciaron Maher Craig Newitt 4 51kg 91
17 x322232x17 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Zac Lloyd (a) 14 50.5kg 96
18 2133 BARBY’S DOLL Jerome Hunter Reece Jones 7 50kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The 2024 Coolmore Classic nominations are set to close on Monday March 11, 2024 and will be listed below.

The Coolmore Classic 2024 nominations attracted 27 classy fillies and mares with all-in markets led by the in-form Ciaron Maher-trained Magic Millions Cup winning four-year-old Semana chasing a third win on the trot and Chris Waller’s last start Group 2 Millie Fox champ Zougotcha.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 Px52021x81 ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 1 60kg 60kg 114
2 123×211121 LADY LAGUNA M 4 Annabel Neasham 2 58kg 58kg 110
3 x419x646x1 ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 3 57kg 57kg 108
4 9×78511311 REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 4= 55.5kg 55.5kg 105
5 121215×211 SEMANA M 4 Ciaron Maher 4= 55.5kg 55.5kg 105
6 2162x116x4 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 4= 55.5kg 55.5kg 105
7 44x40786x2 HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 7= 55kg 55kg 104
8 1x13120x1 TROPICAL SQUALL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7= 54.5kg 54.5kg 104
9 1x1736417x DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
10 116x0301x4 FOXY FRIDA M 6 Andrew Noblet 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
11 07x28047x3 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
12 124x5120x8 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
13 111114×851 YONCE (NZ) M 6 Ciaron Maher 13= 54kg 54kg 102
14 1x007121x0 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 13= 53.5kg 53.5kg 102
15 3417420×05 BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 15= 53kg 53kg 100
16 4836×11151 LEKVARTE (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 15= 53kg 53kg 100
17 685×421131 HELL HATH NO FURY M 4 Annabel Neasham 17 52kg 52kg 98
18 x353x530x3 MORE SECRETS M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18 51.5kg 51.5kg 97
19 27x228x263 FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 19= 51kg 51kg 96
20 x322232x17 KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 19= 50.5kg 50.5kg 96
21 72476x58x3 BELLE PLAISIR (NZ) M 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 21 51kg 51kg 94
22 614x1250x6 AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 22= 51kg 51kg 92
23 2x11169x68 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 22= 50kg 50kg 92
24 27213x10x1 JENNILALA M 4 Ciaron Maher 24 51kg 51kg 91
25 x62x211422 RUNNING BY M 4 Ciaron Maher 25 51kg 51kg 90
26 2211×6 ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 26 50kg 50kg 84
27 2133 BARBY’S DOLL F 3 Jerome Hunter 27 50kg 50kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Coolmore Classic History

This race has been known as many different names over its history including the Winfield Classic, Orlando Wines Classic, Rosemount Wines Classic, Marlboro Classic, NSW Thoroughbred Breeder’s Stakes and the Fillies & Mares Classic.

Miss Personality won the inaugural running in 1973 when it was a principal race. Not long after in 1980 it gained Group 2 status and was eventually installed as a Group 1 race in 1984.

The high status, stakes and handicap conditions of the Coolmore Stud Classic ensure the field is always full of classy and competitive females. Outstanding fillies and mares who have won the Coolmore Classic include Sunline (2000 & 2002) carrying 60kg, Tuesday Joy (2007), and Assertive Lass (1997).

In 2020 trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her record-equalling fifth Coolmore Classic victory with Con Te Partiro.

See below for a full list of Coolmore Classic results going back to 2000.

Coolmore Classic Records
Time Record: 1:27.21 set by Shindig in 1998.
Most Successful Jockey: J. Cassidy won four times with Satin Sand (1986), Kapchat (1994), Flitter (1995) and Shamekha (2004).
Most Heavily Weighted Winner: Emancipation (1984) and Sunline (2000) with 60kg.
Lightest Weighted Winner: Crimson Cloud (1976) with 48kg.

Recent Coolmore Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Coolmore Classic
1st Zougotcha 1 minute 29.12 seconds
2nd Semana
3rd Kimochi
2023
Coolmore Classic
1st Espiona 1 minute 27.62 seconds
2nd Pride Of Jenni
3rd Sheeza Belter
2022
Coolmore Classic
1st Lighthouse 1 minute 30.97 seconds
2nd Mirra Vision
3rd Hinged
2021
Coolmore Classic
1st Krone 1 minute 27.68 seconds
2nd Mizzy
3rd Dame Giselle
2020
Coolmore Classic
1st Con Te Partiro 1 minute 35.55 seconds
2nd Miss Fabulass
3rd Noire
2019
Coolmore Classic
1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 31.97 seconds
2nd El Dorado Dreaming
3rd Princess Posh
2018
Coolmore Classic
1st Daysee Doom 1 minute 28.28 seconds
2nd Oregon’s Day
3rd Silent Sedition
2017
Coolmore Classic
1st Heavens Above 1 minute 29.65 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd Danish Twist
2016
Coolmore Classic
1st Peeping 1 minute 27.5 seconds
2nd Azkadellia
3rd Solicit
2015
Coolmore Classic
1st Plucky Belle 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd First Seal
3rd Diamond Drille
2014
Coolmore Classic
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Catkins
2013
Coolmore Classic
1st Appearance 1 minute 28.4 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Norzita
2012
Coolmore Classic
1st Ofcourseican 1 minute 30.3 seconds
2nd Secret Admirer
3rd King’s Rose
2011
Coolmore Classic
1st Aloha 1 minute 30.5 seconds
2nd Jersey Lily
3rd Melito
2010
Coolmore Classic
1st Alverta 1 minute 28.55 seconds
2nd Gold Water
3rd Palacio De Cristal
2009
Coolmore Classic
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 29.9 seconds
2nd Culminate
3rd Gallant Tess
2008
Coolmore Classic
1st Eskimo Queen 1 minute 33.5 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Deloraine
2007
Coolmore Classic
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 30.7 seconds
2nd Doubting
3rd Divine Madonna
2006
Coolmore Classic
1st Regal Cheer 1 minute 30.2 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Mnemosyne
2005
Coolmore Classic
1st Danni Martine 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Johan’s Toy
2004
Coolmore Classic
1st Shamekha 1 minute 28.3 seconds
2nd Private Steer
3rd Forum Floozie
2003
Coolmore Classic
1st Bollinger 1 minute 29.5 seconds
2nd Lovely Jubly
3rd Galapagos Girl
2002
Coolmore Classic
1st Sunline 1 minute 30 seconds
2nd Gentle Genius
3rd Nanny Maroon
2001
Coolmore Classic
1st Porto Roca 1 minute 28.1 seconds
2nd Lady Mulan
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
Coolmore Classic
1st Sunline 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Beat The Fade
3rd Noircir

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