Ladbrokes Classic

Looking for early info on this year’s Ladbrokes Classic? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Ladbrokes Classic, Caulfield

Run over 2,000 metres, the Ladbrokes Classic is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best long distance runners.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Special Race status in 1978, before returning to Listec Race status again in 1980. It is currently listed as a Group 3 race.

This race serves as a good lead up for the Victoria Derby.

Ladbrokes Classic 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 19th, 2019
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $350,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1871

Ladbrokes Classic Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Ladbrokes Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Ladbrokes Classic
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Ladbrokes Classic.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Ladbrokes Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes Classic to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Ladbrokes Classic to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Ladbrokes Classic

  1. Log in at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Ladbrokes Classic Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Ladbrokes 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 2019 edition of the Ladbrokes Classic here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 11/10/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Ladbrokes Classic

The best way to pick who will win the Ladbrokes 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:

  • Hot Lead Up – Despite it’s 1600 metre race length, the Caulfield Guineas can serve as a good preview.
  • Strictly Performers – Because of the set weight conditions, the true performers should rise to the top of the ranks.
  • Best Barrier – Being placed beside the rails should give a slight edge in this race.

Ladbrokes Classic Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.

Ladbrokes Classic 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. We will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

Ladbrokes Classic 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Ladbrokes Classic Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 19th of October, 2019.

Ladbrokes Classic Barrier Draw

The 2019 Ladbrokes Classic barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Ladbrokes Classic Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 14th of October, 2019.

Ladbrokes Classic Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings race at 57 kilograms. Fillies race at 55 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 14th of October, 2019.

Ladbrokes Classic Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 16th of October, 2019.

Ladbrokes Classic Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 16th of
October, 2019.

Ladbrokes Classic Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 19th of October, 2019.

Ladbrokes Classic Prize Money

The Ladbrokes Classic prize purse is worth $350,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $210,000
2nd $63,000
3rd $31,500
4th $15,750
5th $8,750
6th $7,000
7th $7,000
8th $7,000

Ladbrokes Classic Race Number

The Ladbrokes Classic is race number 2 on Saturday, the 19th of October, 2019. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes Classic has been released.

Ladbrokes Classic Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Ladbrokes Classic live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Ladbrokes Classic Winners

Winners of the Ladbrokes Classic for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Thinkin’ Big Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 57 kgs 2:06.79
2017 Cliff’s Edge Darren Weir John Allen 57 kgs 2:02.48
2016 Good Standing James Cummings Blake Shinn 57 kgs 2:04.37
2015 Sacred Eye David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 55 kgs 2:03.20
2014 Fontein Ruby Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 55 kgs 2:03.82
2013 Polanski Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 2:02.50
2012 Hvasstan Peter Gelagotis Glen Boss 56 kgs 2:03.82
2011 Sabrage Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 2:03.00
2010 Retrieve Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 57 kgs 2:08.38
2009 Shamoline Warrior Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 56 kgs 2:03.99
2008 Pre Eminence Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5 kgs 2:04.37
2007 Pillar Of Hercules Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 2:04.50
2006 Get Square John O’Shea Darren Beadman 54 kgs 2:03.68
2005 Pendragon Bart Cummings Greg Childs 56.5 kgs 2:03.51
2004 Cedar Manor Graeme Rogerson Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 2:04.56
2003 Casual Pass Mathew Ellerton Noel Callow 56.5 kgs 2:04.50
2002 Platinum Scissors Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 57.5 kgs 2:02.36
2001 Amalfi Peter Moody Damien Oliver 54 kgs 2:05.32
2000 Royale Exit Leon Corstens Peter Mertens 54 kgs 2:01.26
1999 Blackfriars Peter Hayes Greg Childs 55.5 kgs 2:04.56