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The Breeders Classic was a Group 2 race for mares at Royal Randwick in February as an early lead-up to the Coolmore Classic that has now been replaced by the Group 2 Hot Danish Stakes run at Rosehill in November.
Breeders Classic News
The Breeders Classic is a now defunct race that took place for the final time in 2019. It has been replaced by the Group 2 $500,000 Hot Danish Stakes (1400m) that takes place at Rosehill Gardens in November during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
The Breeders Classic was a Group 2 autumn sprint race specifically for mares aged four years and older. Run at set weights plus penalties the 1200m showdown ran at Warwick Farm Racecourse in early-mid February as a lead-up to the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The Breeders Classic, which offered $200,000 in total prize money, was an excellent race for mares returning from a spell and is held on the same race day as the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds.
Many of the runners in the Breeders’ Classic field may have come via the 1200m Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) held one week earlier at Rosehill and track towards a Rosehill run the following month in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).
|Date:||Ran for the last time in 2019|
|Track:||Warwick Farm Racecourse|
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares Handicap|
Breeders Classic History
First won by the New Zealand Horse Destruct in 1996, the relatively 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. The latest back-to-back Breeders Classic winner was Catkins (2014-15).
The full Breeders Classic results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.
Recent Breeders Classic Winners
|1st||Champagne Cuddles||1 minute 12.11 seconds|
|1st||Prompt Response||1 minute 09.72 seconds|
|1st||In Her Time||1 minute 10.75 seconds|
|1st||Amicus||1 minute 11 seconds|
|3rd||I’ve Got The Looks|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 09.3 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 10.7 seconds|
|2nd||Steps In Time|
|1st||Steps In Time||1 minute 10.5 seconds|
|1st||Steps In Time||1 minute 09.5 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 08.6 seconds|
|3rd||No Evidence Needed|
|1st||Alverta||1 minute 10.58 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 10.58 seconds|
|2nd||Belong To Many|
|1st||Gallant Tess||1 minute 10 seconds|
|1st||Pasikatera||1 minute 9.67 seconds|
|1st||Steflara||1 minute 9.83 seconds|
|1st||Winning Belle||1 minute 10.57 seconds|
|1st||Private Steer||1 minute 08.31 seconds|
|1st||Miss Helterskelter||1 minute 10.61 seconds|
|1st||Gwendolyn||1 minute 11.14 seconds|
|1st||Spinning Hill||1 minute 9.73 seconds|
|2nd||Say Good Morning|
|1st||Staging||1 minute 9.53 seconds|
|2nd||Just Like Crystal|