Coolmore Classic

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

2021 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #3 Krone
  • 2nd: #1 Mizzy
  • 3rd: #15 Dame Giselle



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 $600,000. The Coolmore Classic is the richest female race 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 $3.5 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 Chipping Norton 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.

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

The 2021 Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 13, 2021 and was won impressively by the Queensland-trained mare Krone.  

Coolmore Classic 2021
Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2021 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #3 Krone
  • 2nd: #1 Mizzy
  • 3rd: #15 Dame Giselle

The Tony Gollan-trained Magic Millions Fillies & Mares winner Krone ($14) may have had the big weight (57kg) and be racing on an unsuitably firm track, but she was still too good for her rivals in the 2021 Coolmore Classic results defeating last start Canterbury Stakes runner-up Mizzy ($26) by over a length with the filly Dame Giselle ($18) a brave third.

Click here to read more on the impressive Coolmore Classic 2021 win by Krone. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 KRONE Tony Gollan Tim Clark 1 57kg $14
2 1 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 1.3L 15 58kg $26
3 15 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Robbie Dolan 1.7L 16 51kg $18
4 18 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Kathy O’Hara 1.9L 5 50kg $9
5 6 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 2.1L 6 56kg $19
6 11 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2.3L 7 54kg $15
7 5 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3.8L 4 56.5kg $10
8 7 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 4.4L 17 55kg $61
9 10 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 4.6L 9 54.5kg $17
10 2 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Tom Marquand 4.7L 2 58kg $26
11 14 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 4.8L 13 52.5kg $7
12 9 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 4.9L 3 54.5kg $5F
13 13 EMERALDS John Sargent Jason Collett 5.4L 10 53.5kg $21
14 16 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Ms Louise Day (a) 5.9L 14 51kg $201
15 4 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller James McDonald 7.4L 8 57kg $15
16 17 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella Jason Benbow 10L 12 51kg $151
17 12 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith Glen Boss 10.6L 11 54kg $18
18 8 SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien Ms Rachel King 13.1L 18 55kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 10, 2021 and published in full below.

The Coolmore Classic 2021 final field features a bumper line-up of 18 runners with the open market led by the Group 1 Surround Stakes winning filly Forbidden Love in barrier three chasing the double.

Click here to read more on the key fancies in the 2021 Coolmore Classic field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1133x0x602 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 15 58kg 108
2 55x19941x5 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Tom Marquand 2 58kg 108
3 2521×03011 KRONE Tony Gollan Tim Clark 1 57kg 106
4 02x6741x26 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller James McDonald 8 57kg 106
5 43x46160x1 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg 105
6 x242512x33 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 6 56kg 104
7 x221x07x44 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 17 55kg 102
8 126111×851 SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien Ms Rachel King 18 55kg 102
9 3×13313191 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 3 54.5kg 102
10 x1273181x1 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 9 54.5kg 101
11 213x1174x3 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 7 54kg 100
12 7x15522x22 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith Glen Boss 11 54kg 100
13 x415219x36 EMERALDS John Sargent Jason Collett 10 53.5kg 99
14 11x1348x1 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 13 52.5kg 97
15 74x1114x49 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Robbie Dolan 16 51kg 95
16 44x33387x4 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Ms Louise Day (a) 14 51kg 86
17 16370×0340 BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella 12 51kg 74
18 22x4330x82 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 50kg 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The 2021 Coolmore Classic nominations are set to close on Monday March 8, 2021 and will be listed below.

Surround Stakes winning filly Forbidden Love leads the 21 Coolmore Classic 2021 nominations.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1133x0x602 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 1= 58kg 58kg 108
2 55x19941x5 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 1= 58kg 58kg 108
3 2521×03011 KRONE M 5 Tony Gollan 3= 57kg 57kg 106
4 02x6741x26 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 3= 57kg 57kg 106
5 43x46160x1 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
6 x242512x33 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 6 56kg 56kg 104
7 x221x07x44 REELEM IN RUBY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 7= 55kg 55kg 102
8 126111×851 SOVEREIGN AWARD M 5 Danny O’Brien 7= 55kg 55kg 102
9 3×13313191 FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 7= 54.5kg 54.5kg 102
10 x1273181x1 RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 54.5kg 54.5kg 101
11 213x1174x3 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 11= 54kg 54kg 100
12 7x15522x22 TRICKY GAL M 5 Matthew Smith 11= 54kg 54kg 100
13 x415219x36 EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent 13 53.5kg 53.5kg 99
14 11x1348x1 CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander 14= 52.5kg 52.5kg 97
15 9040836951 MISSYBEEL (NZ) M 6 Bjorn Baker 14= 52.5kg 52.5kg 97
16 74x1114x49 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 51kg 51kg 95
17 211x2235x1 NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 17= 51kg 51kg 92
18 15x2227x78 HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 17= 50kg 50kg 92
19 22x4330x82 VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 17= 50kg 50kg 92
20 44x33387x4 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees 20 51kg 51kg 86
21 16370×0340 BARBIE’S FOX M 4 Louise Bonella 21 51kg 51kg 74

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-equaling 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
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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