The Fred Best Classic is a 1400 metre set weights race for three-year-olds run by the Brisbane Racing Club in May. It is held at Eagle Farm on Queensland Derby Day as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The race was first held over 1350m at Doomben in 1984 as a 2YO race and was won by Bonne Princess. In 1997 it became a 3YO race. It became a Listed race in 1996 and was upgraded to a Group 3 from 2003 onwards.
It has had many names over the years including the Courier Mail Classic, Richmond Grove Classic and the BTC Classic. It was first called the Fred Best Classic in 2010.
Last filly to win: Najoom (2015)
Fastest time (1350m): Gold Edition (2007) 1:17:52
Past winners of the Fred Best Classic
Winners of past Fred Best Classics include horses that go on to win major spring races.