Looking for early info on this year’s Coolmore Classic? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,500 metres every March at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the Coolmore Classic is a Group 1 race, held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Offering $600,000 in prize money, the quality handicap clash is open only to fillies and mares and runs in Sydney on the same day as Melbourne hosts the $5 million The All-Star Mile.
The best out of the race may back-up in the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600m) – now run as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes – at Randwick and Con Te Partiro (2020) was the last to do the double.
Many star female gallopers have won the Coolmore Classic since the race was first contested in 1973 including dual hero Sunline (2000, 2002) and Typhoon Tracy (2009).
Coolmore Classic 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 12th, 2022
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,500 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (fillies and mares)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $600,000
- Inaugural Race: 1973
- 2022 Coolmore Classic Winner: Lighthouse
coolmore classic 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 Coolmore Classic results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 12, 2022.
- #4 Lighthouse
- #11 Mirra Vision
- #8 Hinged
The previous Saturday’s Canterbury Stakes runner-up Lighthouse ($5) enjoyed the quick back-up and another Heavy track at Rosehill to win the 2022 Coolmore Classic results ahead of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes next month over a mile.
Coolmore Classic Betting 2022
There are many different ways to bet on the Coolmore Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Coolmore Classic|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Coolmore Classic.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Coolmore Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Coolmore 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 Coolmore 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 Coolmore Classic to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Coolmore Classic to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Coolmore 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 Coolmore Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Coolmore Classic in 2022
- 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 Coolmore Classic Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Coolmore Classic 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Coolmore Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Coolmore Classic
The best way to pick which horse will win the Coolmore Classic in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, watch for proven Sydney-trained mares and those with a good record at the 1400m – 1600m distance range.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Coolmore Classic winner include:
- Favourite Failures – Favourites in Coolmore Classic betting have a poor record in the past decade.
- Middle Barrier – Gates 7-9 have prepared more Coolmore Classic winners than any others in recent history.
- Lead-Up Runs – The Guy Walter Stakes and Millie Fox Stakes have served as good guides to the Coolmore Classic in recent years. Krone (2021) was the last mare to complete the Guy Walter Stakes – Coolmore Classic double.
Coolmore Classic Favourites 2022
Early favourites in 2022 Coolmore Classic betting include the last weekend’s Canterbury Stakes runner-up Lighthouse and the Mark Newnham-trained Expat.
Since 2003 only two Coolmore Classic favourites have saluted for the punters, most recently Aloha (2011).
Coolmore Classic 2022 Field
The official 2022 Coolmore Classic field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced.
The Coolmore Classic 2022 final field is dominated by six acceptors for Chris Waller including narrow favourite Espiona and his Surround Stakes winning filly Hinged.
- Scratched: #5 Shout The Bar (15); #10 Le Lude (14); #13 Kiku (11); and #16 Fangirl (5) with the latter three running in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes instead.
Coolmore Classic 2022 Tips
Favourite: #15 Espiona ($5.50 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #8 Hinged ($9 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #2 Polly Grey ($21 at time of publish)
Our insider 2022 Coolmore Classic tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
Coolmore Classic Race Day 2022
Coolmore Classic Day 2022 takes place on Saturday the 12th of March, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens. The key support acts on the card include the:
In 2022 the Coolmore Classic runs in Sydney on the same date as Flemington’s famous ‘Super Saturday’ in Melbourne featuring the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).
Coolmore Classic Barrier Draw 2022
The 2022 Coolmore Classic barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Coolmore Classic Field section.
Coolmore Classic Nominations 2022
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 7th of March, 2022.
Last weekend’s Group 1 Canterbury Stakes winner Forbidden Love headlines the 2022 Coolmore Classic nominations but is a doubtful final acceptor to race on three consecutive Saturdays.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x47830x211||FORBIDDEN LOVE||M||4||Richard & Michael Freedman||1||58.5kg||58.5kg||111|
|3||11x84837x4||HUNGRY HEART||M||4||Chris Waller||3=||56.5kg||56.5kg||107|
|4||1195x013x2||POLLY GREY (NZ)||M||7||Chris Waller||3=||56.5kg||56.5kg||107|
|5||45x41053x3||VANGELIC||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||3=||56.5kg||56.5kg||107|
|6||55×1111222||LIGHTHOUSE (USA)||M||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||6=||56kg||56kg||106|
|7||4x300x57x8||SHOUT THE BAR||M||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||6=||56kg||56kg||106|
|8||4311Dx1911||EXPAT (NZ)||M||4||Mark Newnham||8=||54kg||54kg||102|
|11||5x491214x3||YEARNING||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||10=||53kg||53kg||101|
|13||1x141600x6||ATISHU (NZ)||M||4||Chris Waller||13=||52kg||52kg||98|
|14||1149x6291x||STEINEM (GB)||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||13=||52kg||52kg||98|
|15||x055829x31||LE LUDE||M||6||John Thompson||15=||51.5kg||51.5kg||97|
|16||4141216×56||MIRRA VISION||M||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||15=||51.5kg||51.5kg||97|
|17||132x121x22||PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB)||M||6||John O’Shea||17||51kg||51kg||96|
|18||11912×0||NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ)||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||18||50kg||50kg||95|
|22||016x0x46x3||YES BABY YES||M||4||Leon & Troy Corstens||22||51kg||51kg||88|
|23||4x09300x33||NEVER TALK||M||4||Kris Lees||23||51kg||51kg||87|
|24||x3x11525x1||SAMOOT (IRE)||M||4||Kris Lees||24||51kg||51kg||80|
|25||26326×3121||CAP ESTEL||F||3||Anthony Cummings||25||50kg||50kg||69|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Coolmore Classic Weights 2022
Set weights apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 8th of March, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above published in our above Coolmore Classic Field section.
Coolmore Classic Acceptances 2022
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 9th of March, 2022 and will be published in our above Coolmore Classic Field section.
Coolmore Classic Jockeys 2022
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 9th of March, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Coolmore Classic Field section.
Coolmore Classic Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 12th of March, 2022.
2022 Coolmore Classic Scratchings:
- #5 Shout The Bar (15)
- #10 Le Lude (14)
- #13 Kiku (11)
- #16 Fangirl (5)
Coolmore Classic Prize Money 2022
The Coolmore Classic prize purse is worth $600,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Coolmore Classic Race Number 2022
The 2022 Coolmore Classic is set to run as Rosehill Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 12th of March, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Coolmore Classic Form Guide 2022
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Coolmore Classic Form Guide following final acceptances.
Coolmore Classic Live 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 Coolmore Classic live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Streaming: Racing NSW
Coolmore Classic Winners
Winners of the Coolmore Classic going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a more comprehensive list of Coolmore Classic winners from 1988 – present click here.
|2022||Lighthouse||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jason Collett||56 kgs||1:30.97|
|2021||Krone||Tony Gollan||Tim Clark||57 kgs||1:27.68|
|2020||Con Te Partiro||Gai Watehouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||55 kgs||1:35.55|
|2019||Dixie Blossoms||Ron Quinton||Christian Reith||56.5 kgs||1:31.97|
|2018||Daysee Doom||Ron Quinton||Andrew Adkins||57 kgs||1:28.28|
|2017||Heavens Above||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||55 kgs||1:29.65|
|2016||Peeping||Ron Quinton||Sam Clipperton||53.5 kgs||1:27.53|
|2015||Plucky Belle||Peter Moody||Linda Meech||53 kgs||1:29.38|
|2014||Steps In Time||Joseph Pride||Jim Cassidy||57 kgs||1:28.75|
|2013||Appearance||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||55 kgs||1:28.38|
|2012||Ofcourseican||Ron Quinton||Kathy O’Hara||53.5 kgs||1:30.35|
|2011||Aloha||Mick Price||Glen Boss||53 kgs||1:30.51|
|2010||Alverta||Paul Messara||Tye Angland||54.5 kgs||1:28.55|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Peter Moody||Glen Boss||51 kgs||1:29.98|
|2008||Eskimo Queen||Michael Moroney||Mark Zahra||56 kgs||1:33.51|
|2007||Tuesday Joy||Gai Waterhouse||Darren Beadman||53 kgs||1:30.75|
|2006||Regal Cheer||Joseph Pride||Michael Rodd||52.5 kgs||1:30.25|
|2005||Danni Martine||Guy Walter||Darren Beadman||53 kgs||1:29.52|
|2004||Shamekha||Gai Waterhouse||Jim Cassidy||53 kgs||1:28.39|
|2003||Bollinger||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||53 kgs||1:29.55|
|2002||Sunline||Trevor McKee||Greg Childs||60 kgs||1:30.05|
|2001||Porto Roca||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||53.5 kgs||1:28.15|
|2000||Sunline||Trevor McKee||Greg Childs||60 kgs||1:28.81|