Fred Best Classic

The Group 3 Fred Best Classic is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run at Eagle Farm Racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival in May.

2019 Fred Best Classic Results

  • 1st: #2 Military Zone
  • 2nd: #16 Baccarat Baby
  • 3rd: #15 Krone



The Group 3 Fred Best Classic is a 1400m event held annually in late May at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Held during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on Kingsford-Smith Cup Day the event is a key lead-up for three-year-olds into Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) run back at the track a fortnight later on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Run under set weight conditions, the Fred Best Classic is open only to three-year-olds and now offers $150,000 in total prize money having been moved from Doomben for the 2017 season onwards.

The 2019 Fred Best Classic ran on Saturday May 25, 2019 and saw Team Snowden take top honours with the classy Military Zone. 

Fred Best Classic Info:

Date:
Saturday May 25, 2019
Track:
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance:
1400m
Race Type:
3YO – SW
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$150,000

2019 Fred Best Classic Results

  • 1st: #2 Military Zone
  • 2nd: #16 Baccarat Baby
  • 3rd: #15 Krone

The official Fred Best Classic 2019 Results saw Peter & Paul Snowden’s well-backed Hawksbury Guineas winner Military Zone improve on a last start second in the Inglis Guineas for a thrilling victory over $81 roughie Baccarat Baby.

Read more on the 2019 Fred Best Classic win by race favourite Military Zone.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 3 57kg $3.30F
2 16 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 1L 17 55kg $81
3 15 KRONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 1.1L 14 55kg $61
4 8 CRAFTY SPIRIT Danny Bougoure Brad Stewart 1.6L 4 57kg $151
5 12 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dale Smith 2.6L 1 55kg $11
6 19e OCEAN WAVES (NZ) Andrew Williamson James Orman 2.7L 11 57kg $201
7 5 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 9 57kg $31
8 14 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Corey Brown 3L 6 55kg $6.50
9 6 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 3.75L 10 57kg $3.50
10 4 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Cahill 4.05L 5 57kg $9.50
11 3 LEONARDO DA HINCHI Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brad Rawiller 4.25L 12 57kg $31
12 9 VIGOR WINNER Lauren Brennan Blake Shinn 4.45L 13 57kg $13
13 18 EPIC GIRL Anderson Heathcote Racing Tegan Harrison 5.95L 2 55kg $201
14 13 PENNINO Darryl Hansen Matthew McGillivray 6.45L 8 55kg $101
15 10 AGASSI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 6.85L 7 57kg $26
16 1 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross Taylor Marshall 8.35L 16 57kg $101
17 7 SAVATOXL Will Savage Ms Nikita Beriman 13.6L 15 57kg $101
11 RACECOURSE ROAD Chris Munce Ron Stewart 0
17 ASHARANI Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 0

2019 Fred Best Classic Odds

The winter’s latest Fred Best Classic 2019 betting odds and links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below once released.

2019 Fred Best Classic Field

The Fred Best Classic field attracts a strong line-up of both local Queensland-trained three-year-olds as well as interstate raiders chasing the Brisbane winter racing riches. The race is a good lead-up to the Queensland Guineas and may be a next-up option for gallopers coming off a run in the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) earlier in the month.

The official Fred Best Classic 2019 final field & barriers are set for release by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2019 Fred Best Classic field drew a capacity line-up and with the early scratching of #17 Asharani, the first emergency Epic Girl has gained a start in the race that also features the likes of Tony Gollan’s last-start Doomben winner Vega One and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Hawkesbury Guineas winner Military Zone.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 12×5411133 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross Taylor Marshall 18 57kg 91
2 116x41x612 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 3 57kg 86
3 113216×4 LEONARDO DA HINCHI Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brad Rawiller 14 57kg 85
4 2x1454x111 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Cahill 5 57kg 82
5 1199×92914 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 57kg 78
6 45x28x2121 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 12 57kg 85
7 5x1x111113 SAVATOXL Will Savage Ms Nikita Beriman 17 57kg 76
8 10430×0119 CRAFTY SPIRIT Danny Bougoure Brad Stewart 4 57kg 70
9 1121 VIGOR WINNER Lauren Brennan Blake Shinn 15 57kg 80
10 685313512 AGASSI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 8 57kg 74.5
11 7x280x2114 RACECOURSE ROAD Chris Munce Ron Stewart 6 57kg 73
12 38362×9259 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dale Smith 1 55kg 103
13 028x432x51 PENNINO Darryl Hansen Matthew McGillivray 9 55kg 82
14 14x11x3516 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Corey Brown 7 55kg 90
15 x34284x418 KRONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 16 55kg 84
16 11115×3914 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 19 55kg 85
17 190×1146 ASHARANI Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 10 55kg 75
18 214×71241 EPIC GIRL Anderson Heathcote Racing Tegan Harrison 2 55kg 69
19e 431×14 OCEAN WAVES (NZ) Andrew Williamson TBA 13 57kg 65

2019 Fred Best Classic Nominations

The complete 2019 Fred Best Classic nominations will be published here once announced the Monday of race week.

Fred Best Classic History

The Fred Best Classic was first run in 1984, when Bonnie Princess seized victory. Initially, the race was run for two-year-olds, and was known as the Courier Mail 2YO Classic. The Fred Best Classic has experienced many name changes over the years. Since 2000, the race has been known variously as the Powerhouse Classic, the Wyndham Estate Classic, the Richmond Grove Classic, the BTC Classic (2006-2009) and finally the Fred Best Classic from 2010 onwards.

The Fred Best Classic is run on Doomben Cup Day alongside the Group 2 Doomben Roses, Group 3 BRC Sprint, Listed Lancaster Stakes and Dalrello Stakes and of course the Group 1 Doomben Cup.

Named after renowned Brisbane trainer Fred Best, the Fred Best Classic always attracts a stellar field. Peter Snowden has had three winners in the race (2008, 2010, 2012), making him the most successful trainer.

The fastest time is held by Gold Edition, who won the race in 2007 with a blistering 1:17.52. From 2017 onwards the Fred Best Classic will be run at Eagle Farm, moved from Doomben, and raced over 1400m (up from 1350m).

Fred Best Classic results since 2000 are listed below.

Fred Best Classic Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2020
Fred Best Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2019
Fred Best Classic
1st Military Zone 1:22.06
2nd Baccarat Baby
3rd Krone
2018
Fred Best Classic
1st Perast 1:19.70
2nd Assimilate
3rd Mishani Bullitt
2017
Fred Best Classic
1st Niccanova 1:26.59
2nd Sylpheed
3rd I Thought So
2016
Fred Best Classic
1st Counterattack 1:18.86
2nd Takedown
3rd Perfect Dare
2015
Fred Best Classic
1st Najoom 1:19.00
2nd Miss Cover Girl
3rd Awesome Rock
2014
Fred Best Classic
1st Havana 1:19.2
2nd Into The Red
3rd Dothraki
2013
Fred Best Classic
1st Platinum Kingdom 1:19.8
2nd Boban
3rd Academus
2012
Fred Best Classic
1st Mental 1:19.3
2nd Amah Rock
3rd Boys On Tour
2011
Fred Best Classic
1st Falino 1:18.8
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Skilled
2010
Fred Best Classic
1st Stryker 1:19.1
2nd Happy Hippy
3rd Graceful Anna
2009
Fred Best Classic
1st Court 1:19.4
2nd Leapfrog
3rd Geeza
2008
Fred Best Classic
1st El Cambio 1:19.2
2nd Mr Unforgettable
3rd Diplomatic Force
2007
Fred Best Classic
1st Gold Edition 1:8.44
2nd Grand Reve
3rd J’Adane
2006
Fred Best Classic
1st La Montagna 1:18.0
2nd Century Serb
3rd Pasikatera
2005
Fred Best Classic
1st Gumnuts 1:18.8
2nd Rich Megadale
3rd Aqua D Amore
2004
Fred Best Classic
1st Gallieni 1:18.1
2nd Drunken Joker
3rd Sky Cuddle
2003
Fred Best Classic
1st Proudly Agro 1:18.9
2nd Brief Embrace
3rd Charlie Bub
2002
Fred Best Classic
1st Tellson 1:17.8
2nd Gabfest
3rd Acadame
2001
Fred Best Classic
1st Marlina 1:19.2
2nd Zariz
3rd Johann Lover
2000
Fred Best Classic
1st Cryptavia 1:20.7
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd The Kildare Kid

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