Myer Classic

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

Taking Place on Victoria Derby Day, The Myer Classic is a Group 1 mile long race for fillies and mares only. Although it’s run under the Myer Classic banner due to sponsorship, the race is actually registered as the Empire Rose Stakes.

Myer Classic 2018 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
  • Race Starts: 3:05 PM (AEST)
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over (Fillies and mares)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1988

Myer Classic Betting

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

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

How To Bet On The Myer Classic

  1. Join up at to get your first bet matched up to $100
  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 Myer Classic Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Myer Classic 2018 Odds

Early market odds for the top thirty-two prospective runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Myer Classic here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 15/10/2018, after nominations, but prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
Amphitrite 7 2.5
Invincibella 8 2.75
I Am A Star 10 3.25
Egg Tart 12 3.75
Shillelagh 12 3.75
Melody Belle 15 4.5
Savatiano 15 4.5
Unforgotten 15 4.5
Jamaican Rain 16 4.75
Oohood 16 4.75
Oregon’s Day 16 4.75
Noire 18 5.25
Bonneval 21 6
Eckstein 21 6
Elllicazoom 21 6
Seabrook 21 6
Shoals 21 6
El Dorado Dreaming 26 7.3
Prompt Response 26 7.3
Shumookh 26 7.3
Spanish Reef 26 7.3
Thrillster 26 7.3
Aloisia 31 8.5
Champagne Cuddles 31 8.5
Dixie Blossoms 31 8.5
Princess Posh 31 8.5
Tulip 31 8.5
Youngstar 31 8.5
Devise 34 9
Sedanzer 34 9
Heavens Above 41 11
Invincible Gem 41 11

Myer Classic 2017 Results

The top four finishers of 2017’s Myer Classic are displayed in the table below:

Finishing Order Horse No. Horse Name Trainer Name Jockey Name
1 16 Shoals A.Freedman D.Yendall
2 13 Eckstein K.E.Goldman B.Avdulla
3 8 Dixie Blossoms R.J.Quinton C.Brown
4 10 Prompt Response Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott B.Shinn

Which Horse Will Win The Myer Classic

The best way to pick who will win the Myer 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:

  • Three year olds – Almost never win, however this trend has changed with both 2016 and 2017’s winners both being fillies, not mares.
  • The double – In recent history, three horses have taken out this race and the Tristarc Stakes in the same year.
  • Roughies – Most winners in recent history have paid big odds at the jump.
  • Wide barriers – For 7 years running, every winner has jumped from barrier ten or wider.

Myer Classic Favourites

Early favourites include Amphitrite, Invincibella, I Am Star and Egg Tart.

Myer Classic 2018 Field

The field limit is 16. We show the 16 horses mostly likely to make the final field in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
Amphitrite 3 Filly $469,905 Darren Weir
Invincibella 5 Mare $1,389,778 Chris Waller
I Am A Star 5 Mare $1,451,950 Shane Nichols
Egg Tart 5 Mare $1,269,240 Chris Waller
Shillelagh 7 Mare $1,050,246 Chris Waller
Melody Belle 4 Mare $886,573 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
Savatiano 4 Mare $399,110 James Cummings
Unforgotten 4 Mare $1,361,270 Chris Waller
Jamaican Rain 6 Mare $242,075 Michael Trotter
Oohood 3 Filly $1,490,800 Tony McEvoy
Oregon’s Day 5 Mare $845,680 Mick Price
Noire 5 Mare $468,095 Chris Waller
Bonneval 5 Mare $1,613,235 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
Eckstein 5 Mare $942,835 Kurt Goldman
Elllicazoom 5 Mare $453,574 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
Seabrook 3 Filly $624,800 Mick Price

Myer Classic 2018 Tips

Favourite: Amphitrite. Having taken first place in the 1000 Guineas at the start of October, everything points to this spritely 3 year old gaining the same result, at the same distance, at the start of November.

Best Bet: Egg Tart. This 5 year old mare has been a real place getter as of late, taking third place in three consecutive Group status races at Randwick, all a mile or longer.

Best Roughie: Shoals. Last year’s winner has not been raced a miler for nearly a whole year, but she would make an excellent value bet if she was able to duplicate past success.

Myer Classic Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 3rd of November, 2018.

Myer Classic Race Time

The race is scheduled to start at 3:05 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time. Myer Classic start times for various states appear in the table below.

State Start Time
Western Australia 12:05 PM
Queensland 2:05 PM
Australian Capital Territory 3:05 PM
Tasmania 3:05 PM
Victoria 3:05 PM
New South Wales 3:05 PM
Northern Territory 1:35 pm
South Australia 2:35 pm

Victoria Derby Barrier Draw

The 2018 Victoria Derby barrier draw will be released to the public on Tuesday, the 30th of November in the afternoon.

Myer Classic Nominations

Nominations close 12 PM, Monday the 29th of October, 2018.

Myer Classic Weights

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be published at 4:00 PM, Monday, the 29th of October, 2018.

Myer Classic Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Friday, Wednesday, the 31st of October, 2018.

Myer Classic Riders Announcement

Riders must be declared by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 31st of October, 2018.

Myer Classic Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 3rd of November, 2018.

Myer Classic Prize Money

The Myer Classic prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $300,000
2nd $90,000
3rd $45,000
4th $22,500
5th $12,500
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000

Myer Classic Jockeys

Some of the most memorable Myer Classic jockeys of all time include amongst their ranks great riders such as:

  • Damien Oliver (first place in 1998 and 2011)
  • Dean Yendall (first place in 2016 and 2017)
  • Michael Rodd (first place in 2007, 2012 and 2014)

Myer Classic Race Number

The Myer Classic is race number 9 on the 3rd of November, 2018 part of the AAMI Victoria Derby Day, the beginning of Cup Week. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Myer 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 2018’s Melbourne has been released.

Myer Classic Live

You can watch or listen to the 2018 Myer Classic live, across the following mediums.

Telecast: Channel Seven

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Myer Classic Tickets

Tickets for the 2018 AAMI Victoria Derby are available for $83 through Ticketek.

Myer Classic Bonus Bets

Neds are currently offering $300 in bonus bets to first time depositors. That means if you are going to deposit $250, you get an extra $300, for a total of $550 to bet on the Myer Classic and any other races you would like to bet on.

Myer Classic Race List

Race Number Race Name Prize Purse Distance
1 Coolmore Stud Stakes $1,000,000 1200 metres
2 Carbine Club Stakes $200,000 1600 metres
3 AAMI Victoria Derby $2,000,000 2500 metres
4 Mumm Wakeful Stakes $300,000 2000 metres
5 Linlithgow Stakes $300,000 1200 metres
6 Kennedy Mile $1,000,000 1600 metres
7 Lexus Stakes $300,000 2500 metres
8 Begonia Belle Stakes $200,000 1100 metres
9 Myer Classic $500,000 1600 metres

Myer Classic Winners

Winners of the Myer Classic for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Myer Classic winners, going all the way back to 1988, please visit our Myer Classic Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
2017 Shoals Lee And Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 1:35.26
2016 I Am A Star Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 1:35.56
2015 Politeness Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 1:37.75
2014 Bonaria Pat Hyland Michael Rodd 1:36.55
2013 Red Tracer Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1:36.45
2012 Appearance G H Walter Michael Rodd 1:34.97
2011 Hurtle Myrtle Matthew Smith Damien Oliver 1:37.50
2010 Sacred Choice Joseph Pride Corey Brown 1:38.91
2009 Typhoon Tracy Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1:35.33
2008 Forensics Peter Snowden Kerrin Mcevoy 1:35.95
2007 Divine Madonna Mark Kavanagh M Rodd 1:36.17
2006 Lyrical Bid B Mayfield-Smith Craig Williams 1:37.57
2005 Lotteria Gai Waterhouse L V Cassidy 1:35.46
2004 Miss Potential A W Borrie G Boss 1:37.58
2003 Zanna J R Hawkes C W Brown 1:38.42
2002 Miss Zoe Les Bridge J Sheehan 1:35.87
2001 Market Price Tony Mcevoy G Boss 1:34.20
2000 Super Sequel Robert Priscott D Gauci 1:37.86
1999 Noircir M A Houlahan M Gatt 1:36.45