Sheila Gwynne Classic Race Information

The Sheila Gwynne Classic is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the West Australian Turf Club in April. It is held at Ascot as the feature race of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO & upwards, Fillies & mares
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $100,000
  • Date: Saturday 24 April 2021

Sheila Gwynne Classic Race History

Prior to 2016 the race was known as the Matchmaker Classic. The race was designed to pair some of WA’s best fillies and mares over the 1400m distance with some of the state’s best stallions. Free services are genourously offered by studs and the first four across the line nominate a stallion to provide a free service. The aim is to consolidate and strengthen the bloodlines of the Western Australian thoroughbred breeding industry.

Prior to 2006 it was held in January.

Useful Facts

Last 3YO filly to win: Mizlecki (2018)

Multiple winners: none

Fastest time (1400m): Scenic Fair (2010) 1:21:87

Leading jockeys (since 2006): William Pike with 4 wins (Angelic Ruler 2020; Celebrity Dream 2019; Resonates 2015; New Image 2011).

Leading trainers (since 2006): Adam Durrant and Danial Morton both with 3 wins.

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Sheila Gwynne Classic

Winners of past Sheila Gwynne Classics include Soldier’s Lass (2014), Mabel Grace (2013), Bermaise (2012), New Image (2011), Danecay (2008), Dedicated Miss (2004) and Paris Heartbeat (2001).

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Angelic Ruler Flower Of War Festival Miss
2019 Celebrity Dream Classic Pro Lady Cosmology
2018 Mizlecki Necklet Swift Sis
2017 Dendee Let It Slip Fancy Fox
2016 Magnifisio Zonte Wink And A Nod
2015 Resonates Need A Lift Fathnoxious
2014 Soldier’s Lass Red Hot Sax Black Magic Miss
2013 Mabel Grace Red Hot Sax Miss Tipsy Topsy
2012 Bermaise Comtesse La Gran Resetgold
2011 New Image Mabel Grace See A Victory
2010 Scenic Fair Peach Tree Thundelarra
2009 Metro Miss Russian Playmate Just Marika
2008 Danecay Princess O’Lara Swishy
2007 Queen Ofthe Breeze No Questions Siesta Park
2006 Valparaiso Is Amazing Annatazia