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, the Coolmore Classic is a Group 1 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a $600,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best mid distance runners, including a few Kiwi horses.
For the first five years, the race had been held as a Principal Race. From 1979 to 1983, it was upgraded to Group 2, before holding Group 1 status up until the present.
Coolmore Classic 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 16th, 2019
- 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
Coolmore Classic Betting
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
- 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 2018 Results
|1||3||14||Daysee Doom||Ron Quinton||Andrew Adkins||–||57 kgs||$21|
|2||18||6||Oregon’s Day||Mick Price||Michael Dee||0.2 lengths||51 kgs||$11|
|3||2||7||Silent Sedition||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||0.3 lengths||57.5 kgs||$10|
|4||11||12||Eckstein||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||0.6 lengths||53 kgs||$21|
|5||5||10||Prompt Response||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||0.7 lengths||56.5 kgs||$19|
|6||1||4||Dixie Blossoms||Ron Quinton||Corey Brown||0.9 lengths||57.5 kgs||$9.50|
|7||17||13||Just Dreaming||Kris Lees||Ms Rachel King (a)||1 lengths||51 kgs||$19|
|8||9||5||Aide Memoire||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||1.2 lengths||54 kgs||$17|
|9||4||9||Heavens Above||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||1.3 lengths||56.5 kgs||$26|
|10||10||11||Danish Twist||Kris Lees||Tim Clark||1.8 lengths||53 kgs||$61|
|11||15||8||Bring Me Roses||Tony McEvoy||Dean Yendall||2.1 lengths||51 kgs||$13|
|12||12||16||Flippant||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jay Ford||2.2 lengths||53 kgs||$61|
|13||8||15||Alizee||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||2.3 lengths||54 kgs||$12|
|14||7||3||Egg Tart||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||3.9 lengths||55.5 kgs||$4.80|
|15||14||2||Francaletta||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||5.4 lengths||52 kgs||$13|
|16||13||1||Raiment||James Cummings||Michael Walker||5.8 lengths||52.5 kgs||$9|
|17||6||17||Zanbagh||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||6.9 lengths||56 kgs||$151|
|SCR||19||0||Shumookh||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jay Ford||–||–||–|
|SCR||16||0||Slightly Sweet||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||–||–||–|
Coolmore 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 Coolmore Classic here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 4/02/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|Maid Of Heaven||14||4.25|
|Pretty In Pink||16||4.75|
|I Am Serious||21||6|
|I Am A Star||26||6|
|El Dorado Dreaming||31||8.5|
|Bring Me Roses||51||11|
Which Horse Will Win The Coolmore Classic
The best way to pick who will win the Coolmore 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:
- Favourite Failures – In recent years, the favourites have not always fared so well, so remain wary.
- Middle Barrier – Gates 7-9 have traditionally been good news for runners.
- Fresh Fillies – Sometimes performing better than the mares, a fillie with a win or second place in the Guy Walter Stakes or Millie Fox Stakes makes for a strong contender.
Coolmore Classic Favourites
Early favourites include Amphitrite, Miss Fabulass, Fiesta and Maid Of Heaven.
Coolmore Classic 2019 Field
The field limit is 20. Once nominations occur, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Coolmore Classic 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Coolmore Classic Race Day
Race day takes place on Monday, the 16th of March, 2019.
Coolmore Classic Barrier Draw
The 2018 Coolmore Classic barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Coolmore Classic Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 11th of March, 2019.
Coolmore Classic Weights
Set weights apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019.
Coolmore Classic Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.
Coolmore Classic Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday the 13th of March, 2019.
Coolmore Classic Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 16th of March, 2019.
Coolmore Classic Prize Money
The Coolmore Classic prize purse is worth $600,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Coolmore Classic Race Number
The Coolmore Classic is race number 1 on the 16th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Coolmore 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 Coolmore Classic has been released.
Coolmore Classic Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Coolmore Classic live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Coolmore Classic Winners
Winners of the Coolmore Classic for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1979, please check our Coolmore Classic winners page.
|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|