Coolmore Classic

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

2022 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #4 Lighthouse
  • 2nd: #11 Mirra Vision
  • 3rd: #8 Hinged



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 $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 2022 Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 12, 2022 and was won by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained American import Lighthouse ($5). 

Coolmore Classic 2022
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2022 Coolmore Classic Results

  • 1st: #4 Lighthouse ($5)
  • 2nd: #11 Mirra Vision
  • 3rd: #8 Hinged

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Mizzen Mast mare from America, Lighthouse ($5), continued her rise through the ranks down under winning the 2022 Coolmore Classic results on the quick back-up with a strong performance over the 1500m. .

Click here to read more on the strong win by Lighthouse in the 2022 Coolmore Classic.

2022 Coolmore Classic Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 4 56kg $5
2 11 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 1.89L 11 51.5kg (cd 53kg) $26
3 8 HINGED Chris Waller William Pike 1.9L 9 52.5kg $9.50
4 12 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 2.14L 10 51kg $9.50
5 6 EXPAT (NZ) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 2.36L 8 54kg $6.50
6 7 WANDABAA Kris Lees Tommy Berry 4.52L 5 53.5kg $14
7 3 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.81L 12 56.5kg $21
8 15 ESPIONA Chris Waller Jay Ford 5.58L 3 50kg $3.10F
9 17 CAP ESTEL Anthony Cummings Quayde Krogh 10.16L 6 50kg $61
10 2 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 12.34L 1 56.5kg $15
11 14 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Tyler Schiller (a) 22.64L 2 51kg $81
FF 9 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 7 52kg $26
16 FANGIRL Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 0
1 KRONE Tony Gollan Chad Schofield 0
5 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 0
13 KIKU Chris Waller 0
10 LE LUDE John Thompson 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 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.

2022 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 2022 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 9, 2022 and published in full below.

A near capacity field of fillies and mares faces off in the Coolmore Classic 2022 this weekend including the Chris Waller-trained Espiona and Fangirl who are battling for favouritism in the markets.

  • Scratched#5 Shout The Bar (15); #10 Le Lude (14); #13 Kiku (11); and #16 Fangirl (5) with the latter three instead taking on the boys in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at the same meeting. 

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Coolmore Classic 2022 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 301117×554 KRONE Tony Gollan Chad Schofield 3 58kg 110
2 1195x013x2 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1 56.5kg 107
3 45x41053x3 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 17 56.5kg 107
4 55×1111222 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 6 56kg 106
5 4x300x57x8 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 15 56kg 106
6 4311Dx1911 EXPAT (NZ) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 10 54kg 102
7 24x0420x71 WANDABAA Kris Lees Tommy Berry 7 53.5kg 101
8 2111026×71 HINGED Chris Waller William Pike 12 52.5kg 100
9 1x141600x6 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara (late alt) 9 52kg 98
10 x055829x31 LE LUDE John Thompson 14 51.5kg 97
11 4141216×56 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 16 51.5kg 97
12 132x121x22 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 13 51kg 96
13 16x638x235 KIKU Chris Waller 11 51kg 93
14 016x0x46x3 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Tyler Schiller (a) 2 51kg 88
15 11×23 ESPIONA Chris Waller Jay Ford 4 50kg 94
16 4x3111x15 FANGIRL Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 50kg 93
17 26326×3121 CAP ESTEL Anthony Cummings Quayde Krogh 8 50kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The 2022 Coolmore Classic nominations are set to close on Monday March 7, 2022 and will be listed below.

The Coolmore Classic nominations attracted 25 fillies and mares led by Forbidden Love coming off the Guy Walter – Canterbury Stakes double on successive Saturdays who is a doubtful final acceptor and last weekend’s Canterbury Stakes runner-up Lighthouse.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x47830x211 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 1 58.5kg 58.5kg 111
2 301117×554 KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan 2 58kg 58kg 110
3 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 107
4 1195x013x2 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 107
5 45x41053x3 VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 107
6 55×1111222 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6= 56kg 56kg 106
7 4x300x57x8 SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6= 56kg 56kg 106
8 4311Dx1911 EXPAT (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham 8= 54kg 54kg 102
9 1x216133x2 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton 8= 54kg 54kg 102
10 24x0420x71 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 10= 53.5kg 53.5kg 101
11 5x491214x3 YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10= 53kg 53kg 101
12 2111026×71 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 12 52.5kg 52.5kg 100
13 1x141600x6 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 13= 52kg 52kg 98
14 1149x6291x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13= 52kg 52kg 98
15 x055829x31 LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson 15= 51.5kg 51.5kg 97
16 4141216×56 MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 15= 51.5kg 51.5kg 97
17 132x121x22 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) M 6 John O’Shea 17 51kg 51kg 96
18 11912×0 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 18 50kg 50kg 95
19 11×23 ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 19 50kg 50kg 94
20 16x638x235 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 20= 51kg 51kg 93
21 4x3111x15 FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 20= 50kg 50kg 93
22 016x0x46x3 YES BABY YES M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 22 51kg 51kg 88
23 4x09300x33 NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 23 51kg 51kg 87
24 x3x11525x1 SAMOOT (IRE) M 4 Kris Lees 24 51kg 51kg 80
25 26326×3121 CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 25 50kg 50kg 69

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
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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