Starstruck Classic Race Information

The Starstruck Classic is a 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the West Australian Turf Club in December. It is held at Ascot as one of the feature races on the programme.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO & upwards, Fillies & mares
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $125,000
  • Date: Saturday 1618 December 2023

Starstruck Classic Race History

See the 2023 Starstruck Classic Preview and results.

See the 2022 Starstruck Classic Preview and results.

The race dates back to at least 1994 when it was run as a Listed race over 1500m called the WATC Swan Draught Classic and was won by a horse called Sudden Burst. It has also been run as the WATC Emu Export Classic and the WATC Hahn Premium Light Classic before being named the Starstruck Classic in 2001 when Tignadina won. In 2002 the distance was increased to the current 1600m.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1600m): Castletown Keys (2009) 1:35:07

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Starstruck Classic

Winners of past Starstruck Classics include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Rusty Dreams Super Smink Amber Glide
2022 Alsephina Gunmetal Grey Playing Marika
2021 Beret Playing Marika La Farola
2020 Dance Music She’s Alight Naughty By Nature
2019 Snowchino Like A Butterfly Mizlecki
2018 Fontainebleu Lucky Roar Showcase
2017 Celebrity Dream Fontainebleu First Affair
2016 Cosmic Storm Silverstream Antique Dream
2015 Tarquinn Shadow Vital Importance Ideal Image
2014 Real Charm Antique Belle Vampi Lass
2013 Bippo No Bungus Balmont Girl Angel Rose
2012 Upon This Rock Rantorini Miss Vinnoire
2011 Rosie Rocket Bontiara Svara
2010 Premardal Valoura Little Grey Teapot
2009 Castletown Keys Exquisite Timing Brava Fortune
2008 Russian Playmate Rock My Pago Egatrice
2007 Loml Second Omen Timeless Star
2006 Keyton Grace Aces For Amber Hi On Love
2005 Belle Bizarre Holy Bounty Zanella
2004 Ambers Halo Lady Go Bello Professional Lady
2003 Lady Go Bello Tribal Secret Latte
2002 Twilight Spy Metal Maiden Hide The Halo
2001 Tignadina Dedicated Miss Astravorn
2000 Harare Lass Paris Heartbeat Sky’s Your Limit
1999 Lizzy Long Legs Calophylla Southern Say
1998 Ballet Girl Heed Zamelina Winter Green
1997 Balfine Our Bonny Lass Miss Conquistador
1996 Caesar’s Sister On A Swing Star Of Pinjar
1995 Asian Incline Pro Challenge Auburn Ark
1994 Sudden Burst All Washed Up Noble Baroness