The Coolmore Classic is a 1500 metre race for fillies and mares run under quality handicap conditions. It is held at Rosehill on the opening day of the Sydney Turf Club’s Golden Slipper Festival in March.
- Race Type: Group 1, Fillies and Mares Quality Handicap
- Distance: 1,500 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 11 March 2017
The Coolmore Classic was originally registered as the NSW Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes and was first run in 1973 when it was won by Miss Personality. It has had many name changes being known as the Rosemount Wines Classic, the Winfield Classic, Orlando Wines Classic, the Marlboro Classic, and the STC Fillies & Mares Classic. In 2005 the registered name of the Coolmore Classic became the TAD Kennedy Stakes in memory of former STC chairman Tom Kennedy.
Coolmore Classic Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for early markets for this years Coolmore Classic.‘Odds not currently available’
Coolmore Classic Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Fine
There are 19 fillies and mares in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic. The early favourite is three-year-old filly Omei Sword, who ran on strongly for 2nd in the Group 2 Surround Stakes when resuming. Second favourite is Dixie Blossoms who won the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes by 6.5 lengths last outing. Third favourite is Global Glamour who was impressive winning the Light Fingers Stakes before 3rd in the Surround Stakes last start.
La Bella Diosa is a New Zealand filly who won the Surround Stakes at her first Australian start. Silent Sedition is well-performed in Melbourne and won the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes at her last start. In Her Time has won her last 4 starts including the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes. Denmagic was 4th in that race. Other runners are currently at 20 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|4 Global Glamour||14 Omei Sword||2 Dixie Blossoms|
|14 Omei Sword||2 Dixie Blossoms||11 Euro Angel|
|7 La Bella Diosa||4 Global Glamour||14 Omei Sword|
|2 Dixie Blossoms||12 Thames Court||4 Global Glamour|
Past winners of the Coolmore Classic:
The race is won by top quality fillies and mares, and Sunline is the only horse to win more than once (2000 and 2002). Bounding Away is the only Golden Slipper winner to win (1986 Slipper and 1987 Coolmore). The Coolmore Classic and Queen Of The Turf Stakes double has been won by Favoured (1974) and Camino Rose (1999), although Typhoon Tracy won the 2009 Coolmore Classic and the 2010 Queen Of The Turf.
|2017||Heavens Above||Silent Sedition||Danish Twist|
|2015||Plucky Belle||First Seal||Diamond Drille|
|2014||Steps In Time||Sweet Idea||Catkins|
|2012||Ofcourseican||Secret Admirer||King’s Rose|
|2010||Alverta||Gold Water||Palacio De Cristal|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Culminate (NZ)||Gallant Tess|
|2008||Eskimo Queen (NZ)||Hot Danish||Deloraine|
|2007||Tuesday Joy (NZ)||Doubting||Divine Madonna|
|2006||Regal Cheer||Star Shiraz||Mnemosyne|
|2005||Danee Martine||Forum Floozie (NZ)||Johan’s Toy|
|2004||Shamekha||Private Steer||Forum Floozie (NZ)|
|2003||Bollinger||Lovely Jubly||Galapagos Girl|
|2002||Sunline (NZ)||Gentle Genius||Nanny Maroon|
|2001||Porto Roca||Lady Mulan (NZ)||Belle du Jour|
|2000||Sunline (NZ)||Beat The Fade (NZ)||Noircir|
Major lead-up races for the Coolmore Classic are the Group 2 Surround Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 1400 metres and the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes for fillies and mares over 1300 metres. The winner is exempt from the Doncaster ballot although only Skating (1993) and Sunline (2002) have won the Coolmore Classic – Doncaster double. Most runners continue on to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
Three-year-old fillies have won around half of the runnings of this race. As many more mares than fillies have started in the race it seems that the conditions must favour the younger horses. Many of the winners had their lead-up in the Surround Stakes.