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
- Join up at neds.com.au to get your first bet matched up to $100
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 Myer Classic Betting above).
- 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|
|I Am A Star||10||3.25|
|El Dorado Dreaming||26||7.3|
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|
|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.
|I Am A Star||5||Mare||$1,451,950||Shane Nichols|
|Egg Tart||5||Mare||$1,269,240||Chris Waller|
|Melody Belle||4||Mare||$886,573||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards|
|Jamaican Rain||6||Mare||$242,075||Michael Trotter|
|Oregon’s Day||5||Mare||$845,680||Mick Price|
|Bonneval||5||Mare||$1,613,235||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|Elllicazoom||5||Mare||$453,574||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
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.
|Western Australia||12:05 PM|
|Australian Capital Territory||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.
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
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.
|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|