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
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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|
Breeders Classic 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|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.
Breeders Classic 2019 Tips
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.
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.
|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|