Coolmore Classic 2021

Saturday March 13, 2021

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 $600,000 in prize money.

The Coolmore Classic winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Mile and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes – now 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 13, 2021 and was won in an upset by the Tony Gollan-trained Krone from Brisbane.

Coolmore Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Hcp.
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1973

2021 Coolmore Classic Results

The full 2021 Coolmore Classic results, winner and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 13, 2021 and published right here.

  • 1st: #3 Krone
  • 2nd: #1 Mizzy
  • 3rd: #15 Dame Giselle

The Tony Gollan-trained Magic Millions Fillies & Mares winner Krone was in winning form again saluting with 57kg on her back on an unsuitably Good-rated Rosehill track in the 2021 Coolmore Classic results

Coolmore Classic Odds & 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.

2021 Coolmore Classic Odds

The Coolmore Classic 2021 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.

Coolmore Classic 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Coolmore Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Coolmore Classic Field

Each autumn the Coolmore Classic 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.

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.

2021 Coolmore Classic Field

The final 2021 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be published right here once announced by Racing NSW.

The Coolmore Classic 2021 final field features a big line-up of 18 female gallopers led in betting by the Surround Stakes winning filly Forbidden Love and perennial third placegetter Icebath in an open edition of the Rosehill feature. 

2021 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The official Coolmore Classic 2021 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

A bumper 21 fillies and mares make-up the 2021 Coolmore Classic nominations this season including the Surround Stakes winning filly Forbidden Love and last year’s champion Con Te Partiro

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1133x0x602 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 1= 58kg 58kg   108
2 55x19941x5 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 1= 58kg 58kg   108
3 2521×03011 KRONE M 5 Tony Gollan 3= 57kg 57kg   106
4 02x6741x26 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 3= 57kg 57kg   106
5 43x46160x1 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 56.5kg   105
6 x242512x33 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 6 56kg 56kg   104
7 x221x07x44 REELEM IN RUBY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 7= 55kg 55kg   102
8 126111×851 SOVEREIGN AWARD M 5 Danny O’Brien 7= 55kg 55kg   102
9 3×13313191 FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 7= 54.5kg 54.5kg   102
10 x1273181x1 RICH HIPS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 54.5kg 54.5kg   101
11 213x1174x3 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 11= 54kg 54kg   100
12 7x15522x22 TRICKY GAL M 5 Matthew Smith 11= 54kg 54kg   100
13 x415219x36 EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent 13 53.5kg 53.5kg   99
14 11x1348x1 CHAILLOT M 4 Archie Alexander 14= 52.5kg 52.5kg   97
15 9040836951 MISSYBEEL (NZ) M 6 Bjorn Baker 14= 52.5kg 52.5kg   97
16 74x1114x49 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 51kg 51kg   95
17 211x2235x1 NIMALEE M 4 Matthew Smith 17= 51kg 51kg   92
18 15x2227x78 HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 17= 50kg 50kg   92
19 22x4330x82 VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 17= 50kg 50kg   92
20 44x33387x4 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees 20 51kg 51kg   86
21 16370×0340 BARBIE’S FOX M 4 Louise Bonella 21 51kg 51kg   74

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 – 2021 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.

2021 Coolmore Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Coolmore Classic 2021 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: #12 Tricky Gal ($16 at time of publish) 

A super open edition of the Coolmore this year with only two at single-figures and the favourite (Forbidden Love) still value at $6. Looking a little further down the markets and have landed on Tricky Gal at 15/1 who looks a genuinely underrated chance here. A perennial runner-up she’s been second past the post in her last four races having been beaten home by one by a number of these same rivals. Third-up she looks set to peak and with winning form at a mile, think the 1500m suits. She gets the weight advantage on Krone after their clash in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes and tipping that form to hold up here. 

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.

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 – 2021 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

2021 Coolmore Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Classic 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Coolmore Classic Stakes Results

Upset Coolmore Classic results are not uncommon with a host of double-figure winners in recent years including Krone ($14 in 2021), Cono 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).

Coolmore Classic Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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