Coolmore Classic

Coolmore Classic, Rosehill Gardens

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 Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) and the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) make nice lead-up races into the Coolmore Classic. 

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. 

  1. #4 Lighthouse
  2. #11 Mirra Vision
  3. #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

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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  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 Coolmore Classic Betting above).
  4. 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

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
2 301117×554 KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan 2 58kg 58kg 110
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
9 1x216133x2 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton 8= 54kg 54kg 102
10 24x0420x71 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 10= 53.5kg 53.5kg 101
11 5x491214x3 YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10= 53kg 53kg 101
12 2111026×71 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 12 52.5kg 52.5kg 100
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
19 11×23 ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 19 50kg 50kg 94
20 16x638x235 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 20= 51kg 51kg 93
21 4x3111x15 FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 20= 50kg 50kg 93
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $344,000
2nd $114,000
3rd $58,000
4th $28,000
5th $14,000
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000
9th $6,000
10th $6,000

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

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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