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 latest edition of the Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 16, 2024 and was won in a narrow finish by the classy Chris Waller-trained favourite Zougotcha ($3.30F). 

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.

2024 Coolmore Classic winner Zougotcha

2024 Coolmore Classic winner Zougotcha just got there by a neck to salute for the punters. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #1 Zougotcha
  • 2nd: #3 Semana
  • 3rd: #17 Kimochi

In a thrilling finish orchestrated by jockey James McDonald, Chris Waller’s Zougotcha ($3.30F) surged through the centre of the pack to salute in the 2024 Coolmore Classic results. Fresh off her Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes win, Zougotcha justified her $3.30 favouritism with a gutsy display. McDonald’s perfectly timed ride allowed her to unleash a powerful closing kick, securing a narrow but impressive victory – her second career Group 1 triumph. This win was a crowd-pleaser, rewarding punters who had faith in the champion mare.

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

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.

Zougotcha (2024) was the last mare to complete the Millie Fox Stakes – Coolmore Classic double.

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.

Zougotcha ($3.30 in 2024) was the last favourite in Coolmore Classic betting to win.

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.

The Chris Waller-trained Zougotcha heads the Coolmore Classic 2024 final field and betting markets on the Sydney Group 1 at Rosehill this weekend.

2024 Coolmore Classic Nominations

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

A host of last start winners dominate the 2024 Coolmore Classic nominations including Semana (Gr. 3 Tristarc Stakes), Zougotcha (Gr. 2 Millie Fox Stakes), and Tropical Squall (Gr.1 Surround Stakes).

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 Px52021x81 ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 1 60kg 60kg 114
2 123×211121 LADY LAGUNA M 4 Annabel Neasham 2 58kg 58kg 110
3 x419x646x1 ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 3 57kg 57kg 108
4 9×78511311 REVOLUTIONARY MISS M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 4= 55.5kg 55.5kg 105
5 121215×211 SEMANA M 4 Ciaron Maher 4= 55.5kg 55.5kg 105
6 2162x116x4 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 4= 55.5kg 55.5kg 105
7 44x40786x2 HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 7= 55kg 55kg 104
8 1x13120x1 TROPICAL SQUALL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7= 54.5kg 54.5kg 104
9 1x1736417x DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
10 116x0301x4 FOXY FRIDA M 6 Andrew Noblet 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
11 07x28047x3 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
12 124x5120x8 RENAISSANCE WOMAN (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 103
13 111114×851 YONCE (NZ) M 6 Ciaron Maher 13= 54kg 54kg 102
14 1x007121x0 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 13= 53.5kg 53.5kg 102
15 3417420×05 BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 15= 53kg 53kg 100
16 4836×11151 LEKVARTE (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 15= 53kg 53kg 100
17 685×421131 HELL HATH NO FURY M 4 Annabel Neasham 17 52kg 52kg 98
18 x353x530x3 MORE SECRETS M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18 51.5kg 51.5kg 97
19 27x228x263 FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 19= 51kg 51kg 96
20 x322232x17 KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 19= 50.5kg 50.5kg 96
21 72476x58x3 BELLE PLAISIR (NZ) M 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 21 51kg 51kg 94
22 614x1250x6 AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 22= 51kg 51kg 92
23 2x11169x68 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 22= 50kg 50kg 92
24 27213x10x1 JENNILALA M 4 Ciaron Maher 24 51kg 51kg 91
25 x62x211422 RUNNING BY M 4 Ciaron Maher 25 51kg 51kg 90
26 2211×6 ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 26 50kg 50kg 84
27 2133 BARBY’S DOLL F 3 Jerome Hunter 27 50kg 50kg 65

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 – 2024 only three favourites saluted for the punters with the latest to win being Aloha ($6 in 2011) followed in 2024 by Zougotcha ($3.30).

Looking for fillies coming off a top two finish is a top Coolmore Classic tip and the only winners in the past 16 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: #3 Semana ($8 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Outstanding Coolmore Classic field this year with plenty of last start winners to choose from, but going for the in-form Ciaron Maher-trained Semana after her third on the trot and bringing in some strong form lines. This four-year-old daughter of Winning Rupert won the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast by two lengths in January and the form out of this year’s Magic Millions races has been stacking up again and again. She was last seen taking out the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) with 57.5kg. Up in distance again and down 2kgs. Can win.

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 three favourites in Coolmore Classic betting has saluted for the punters most recently Aloha (2011) and Zougotcha (2024).
  • 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 – 2024 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) and the fellow Waller-trained Zougotcha (2024) 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
2024 Zougotcha Semana Kimochi 1:29.12
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

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