Breeders Classic

Breeders Classic, Warwick Farm

Looking for early info on this year’s Breeders Classic? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres in February each year, the Breeders Classic is a Group 2 race, held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts some of the best local mares aged 4 years or older.

This race serves as a nice little lead in to the Coolmore Classic, which takes place later on in the Autumn racing season.

The races status has always been on an incline. A Listed Race for its first nine years, it upgraded to Group 3 in 2006, which lasted for two years, until it was made a Group 2 race.

Breeders Classic 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
  • Track Location: Warwick Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Qualification: Four year olds and over (only mares)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1996

Breeders Classic Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Breeders Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s  Breeders Classic
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Breeders Classic.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Breeders Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Breeders Classic, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Breeders Classic, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Breeders Classic to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Breeders Classic to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Breeders Classic to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Breeders Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Breeders Classic

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Breeders Classic Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Breeders Classic 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Breeders Classic here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 4/1/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Breeders Classic 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 1 2 Prompt Response Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 56 kgs $5
2 2 5 Egyptian Symbol Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 1.5 lengths 55 kgs $2.40
3 3 1 Danish Twist Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1.7 lengths 55 kgs $14
4 6 8 Memes Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 2.6 lengths 54 kgs $7
5 5 6 Slightly Sweet Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2.9 lengths 54 kgs $26
6 4 7 Bonny O’Reilly Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4.9 lengths 54 kgs $5
7 9 3 Nettoyer Wendy Roche Brenton Avdulla 5.2 lengths 54 kgs $26
8 8 4 Tswalu David Pfieffer Corey Brown 5.3 lengths 54 kgs $18
SCR 7 0 Faraway Town Matthew Smith Christian Reith

Which Horse Will Win The Breeders Classic

The best way to pick who will win the Breeders Classic is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Cup Defenders – It’s not uncommon to see last year’s champion claim back to back wins. If last year’s winner is in the field, certainly consider them amongst against all of the usual factors.
  • Local Legends – Apart from looking at those who have done well at a similar distance at Warwick Farm, you should also look to recent races at Randwick.

Breeders Classic Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Breeders Classic 2019 Field

The field limit is 18. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Breeders Classic 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Breeders Classic Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of February, 2019.

Breeders Classic Barrier Draw

The 2018 Breeders Classic barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Breeders Classic Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019.

Breeders Classic Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. The weight is set at 54 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday, the 5th of February, 2019.

Breeders Classic Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of February, 2019.

Breeders Classic Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of February, 2019.

Breeders Classic Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of February, 2019.

Breeders Classic Prize Money

The Breeders Classic prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Breeders Classic Race Number

The Breeders Classic is race number 1 on the 9th of February, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

Breeders Classic Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Breeders Classic has been released.

Breeders Classic Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Breeders Classic live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Breeders Classic Winners

Winners of the Breeders Classic for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. You can view our full list of winners here.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Prompt Response Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 56 kgs 1:09.72
2017 In Her Time Benjamin Smith Andrew Adkins 54 kgs 1:10.75
2016 Amicus Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 58 kgs 1:11.00
2015 Catkins Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:09.34
2014 Catkins Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 55.5 kgs 1:10.70
2013 Steps In Time John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 57 kgs 1:10.48
2012 Steps In Time John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 56 kgs 1:09.58
2011 More Joyous Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 57.5 kgs 1:08.60
2010 Alverta Paul Messara Tye Angland 55.5 kgs 1:10.58
2009 Hot Danish Les Bridge Tim Clark 56.5 kgs 1:10.58
2008 Gallant Tess David Payne Jeff Lloyd 56 kgs 1:10.00
2007 Pasikatera Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:09.67
2006 Steflara John O’Shea Zac Purton 54 kgs 1:09.83
2005 Winning Belle Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 58.5 kgs 1:10.57
2004 Private Steer John O’Shea Glen Boss 58.5 kgs 1:08.31
2003 Miss Helterskelter David Payne Lane Moloney 54 kgs 1:10.61
2002 Gwendolyn Max Lees Chris Munce 53 kgs 1:11.14
2001 Spinning Hill Guy Walter Patrick Payne 56.5 kgs 1:09.73
2000 Staging Clarry Conners Brian York 56.5 kgs 1:09.53