Coolmore Classic 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: Coolmore Classic favourites have a poor recent record in the race.

The Coolmore Classic takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is the sole Group 1 race at the meeting. Open only to fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above the quality handicap event is contested over 1500m and offers a total of $1,000,000 in prize money as of 2024.

2022 Coolmore Classic Winner Lighthouse

2022 Coolmore Classic winner Lighthouse. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Coolmore Classic winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Mile and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes – recently known as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes – held at Randwick Racecourse during The Championships in April.

Con Te Partiro (2020) was the last mare to complete the Coolmore Classic – Coolmore Legacy Stakes double.

The next edition of the Coolmore Classic takes place on Saturday March 16, 2024 with prize money set at $1 million. 

2024 Coolmore Classic Odds

The Coolmore Classic 2024 betting odds on the Group 1 autumn feature for fillies and mares will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

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Coolmore Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 16, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Hcp.
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • First Run: 1973

2024 Coolmore Classic Results

The full 2024 Coolmore Classic results, winner and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 16, 2024 and published right here.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Coolmore Classic Betting

Peeping (2016) was at juicy Coolmore Classic odds for her Group 1 win

Peeping ($15 in 2016) scored an upset win in the Coolmore Classic as a four-year-old. Photo: Steve Hart.

Coolmore Classic betting is usually led by fillies and mares coming off a top two finish in their most recent Group lead-up.

Since 2008 just two Coolmore Classic winners have come off a worse-than-fourth lead-up when Heavens Above (2017) ran ninth in the Millie Fox Stakes before saluting at blowout Coolmore Classic odds of $26, and Con Te Partiro (2020) scored the Coolmore Classic upset at $21 on the back of a Guy Walter Stakes sixth.

In 2018 Daysee Doom did the Millie Fox – Coolmore Classic double as a $21 roughie in betting on the Group 1. Trainer Ron Quinton enjoyed back-to-back Coolmore Classic wins with roughies in the market when in 2019 his mare Dixie Blossoms took out the race, improving on a lead-up second in the Guy Walter Stakes, as a $21 outsider.

Coolmore Classic odds favour fillies and mares with proven form up to a mile and Millie Fox Stakes is the most successful recent lead-up.

The race’s barrier draw doesn’t often impact too heavily on the Coolmore Classic odds with a wide spread of winners from across the gates.

Coolmore Classic Field

Each autumn the Coolmore Classic race field attracts Australia’s best female sprinter-milers and often attracts a near capacity field including in 2017 when Heavens Above faced 18 rivals in a bumper 19-starter Coolmore Classic field. There was another large field in the Coolmore Classic for 2019 with 20 starters, and again in 2021 when Krone beat 17 rivals home.

The female gallopers in the Coolmore Classic field come from a variety of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill and the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

For any Melbourne mares, Victoria’s Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) on Blue Diamond Stakes Day can serve as a potential Coolmore Classic lead-up. Espiona (2023) was the last mare to complete the Mannerism Stakes – Coolmore Classic double.

2023 Coolmore Classic Winner Espiona

2023 Coolmore Classic winner Espiona was good down in weight to hand Chris Waller his first win in the event. Photo: Steve Hart.

Another good lead-up is Flemington’s Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) currently run on Black Caviar Lightning Day and Aloha (2011) was the last to do the double.

Many fillies and mares coming out of the Coolmore Classic field go on to take on the boys over 100m further in April’s lucrative Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick Racecourse.

Coolmore Classic nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the release of the final field of acceptances on the Wednesday.

2024 Coolmore Classic Field

The final 2024 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be published right here once announced by Racing NSW.

2024 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The official Coolmore Classic 2024 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Coolmore Classic Tips

Coolmore Classic tips favour proven Group performers in other fillies-and-mares feature races however the favourites have a poor recent record in the race.

From 2004 – 2023 only two favourites saluted for the punters with the latest to win being Aloha ($6 in 2011).

Looking for fillies coming off a top two finish is a top Coolmore Classic tip and the only winners in the past 15 years to finish worse than fourth were Eskimo Queen in 2008, Heavens Above in 2017 and Con Te Partiro in 2020.

Other Coolmore Classic tips are to look for graduates out of the Guy Walter Stakes and Millie Fox Stakes at double-figure odds and those drawn in barriers 7 – 9.

2024 Coolmore Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Coolmore Classic 2024 tips and exotic betting selections will be available here after the field and markets are out so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to get behind this autumn.

  • To Win: TBD

Coolmore Classic Form Guide

The Coolmore Classic form guide shows punters all they need to know before placing a bet on the race including the saddlecloth numbers, allocated weights, jockeys and trainers of all the starters in the field.

The lead-up Coolmore Classic form races varies however running first or second last start is a key indicator in the race.

The Coolmore Classic 2022 form was franked with the third-placed Hinged, winner of that year’s Surround Stakes, finishing second next-up in the Vinery Stud Stakes before a fourth in that year’s ATC Oaks results. Hinged also ran third in both the Group 1 George Main Stakes and Epsom Handicap that spring.

The 2023 Coolmore Classic winner Espiona franked the form with a win in the $2 million The Invitation race that spring.

Coolmore Classic Form Facts

  • Since 2003 only two favourites in Coolmore Classic betting has saluted for the punters most recently Aloha (2011).
  • In the past 30 years trainer Gai Waterhouse has prepared five Coolmore Classic winners.
  • The most successful Coolmore Classic barriers in the past three decades producing five and four winners respectively are gates two and seven.
  • From 2009 – 2023 only three Coolmore Classic champions finished worse than third in her lead-up run.
  • Four-year-olds have a dominant record in the Coolmore Classic results over the past decade with Espiona (2023) the latest to win during their four-year-old season.

2024 Coolmore Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Classic 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Coolmore Classic Stakes Results

Upset Coolmore Classic race results are not uncommon with a host of double-figure winners in recent years including Krone ($14 in 2021), Con Te Partiro ($21 in 2020), Dixie Blossoms ($21 in 2019), Daysee Doom ($21 in 2018), Heavens Above ($26 in 2017), Peeping ($15 in 2016), Plucky Belle ($16 in 2015), Ofcourseican ($13 in 2012), and Alverta ($17 in 2010).

The full Coolmore Classic finishing order and results are displayed after the race jumps on a Saturday in mid-March as the only Group 1 on the card and also reveal the winning quinella, trifecta and margins.

Notable recent Coolmore Classic winners include Appearance (2013), Typhoon Tracy (2009), and Tuesday Joy (2007).

Typhoon Tracy (2009) was the last three-year-old filly to win the Coolmore Classic.

Shindig holds the current 1500m Coolmore Classic race record winning in 1998 in a time of 1 minute 27:21 seconds.

Past Coolmore Classic Winners

Recent Coolmore Classic winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Espiona Pride Of Jenni Sheeza Belter 1:27.6
2022 Lighthouse Mirra Vision Hinged 1:30.9
2021 Krone Mizzy Dame Giselle 1:27.6
2020 Con Te Partiro Miss Fabulass Noire 1:35.5
2019 Dixie Blossoms El Dorado Dreaming Princess Posh 1:31.9
2018 Daysee Doom Oregon’s Day Silent Sedition 1:28.2
2017 Heavens Above Silent Sedition Danish Twist 1:29.6
2016 Peeping Azkadellia Solicit 1:27.5
2015 Plucky Belle First Seal Diamond Drille 1:29.3
2014 Steps In Time Sweet Idea Catkins 1:28.7
2013 Appearance Red Tracer Norzita 1:28.3
2012 Ofcourseican Secret Admirer King’s Rose 1:30.3
2011 Aloha Jersey Lily Melito 1:30.5
2010 Alverta Gold Water Palacio De Cristal 1:28.5
2009 Typhoon Tracy Culminate Gallant Tess 1:29.9
2008 Eskimo Queen Hot Danish Deloraine 1:33.5
2007 Tuesday Joy Doubting Divine Madonna 1:30.7
2006 Regal Cheer Star Shiraz Mnemosyne 1:30.2
2005 Danni Martine Forum Floozie Johan’s Toy 1:29.5
2004 Shamekha Private Steer Forum Floozie 1:28.3
2003 Bollinger Lovely Jubly Galapagos Girl 1:29.5
2002 Sunline Gentle Genius Nanny Maroon 1:30.0
2001 Porto Roca Lady Mulan Belle Du Jour 1:28.1
2000 Sunline Beat The Fade Noircir 1:28.8