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, 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.

If you’re looking for a nice lead in to this race, look no further than the 1,300 metre Millie Fox Stakes, or the 1,400 metre Surround Stakes.

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

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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 2018 Results

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
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
Amphitrite 8 2.3
Miss Fabulass 8 2.3
Fiesta 14 4.25
Maid Of Heaven 14 4.25
Nakeeta Jane 15 3.6
Shillelagh 15 3.6
Invincibella 16 4.75
Pretty In Pink 16 4.75
Alizee 17 5
Oohood 18 5.25
Seabrook 19 5.5
I Am Serious 21 6
Aloisia 26 7
Daysee Doom 26 7.3
Dixie Blossoms 26 7.3
I Am A Star 26 6
Shumookh 26 7.3
Thrillster 26 6
El Dorado Dreaming 31 8.5
Invincible Gem 31 8.5
Moss Trip 31 7
Princess Posh 41 9
Bella Martini 51 11
Bring Me Roses 51 11
Eckstein 51 14
Kenedna 51 14
Pecans 51 11
Aristocratic Miss 101 23

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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer


Coolmore Classic 2019 Tips

Favourite: Amphitrite

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.

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

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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