Coolmore Classic 2022

Saturday March 12, 2022

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 12, 2022 and was won by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s progressive American import Lighthouse ($5). 

Coolmore Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Hcp.
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1973

2022 Coolmore Classic Results

The full 2022 Coolmore Classic results, winner and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 12, 2022 and published right here.

  • 1st: #4 Lighthouse ($5)
  • 2nd: #11 Mirra Vision
  • 3rd: #8 Hinged

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Mizzen Mast grey Lighthouse ($5) was too good for her rivals late on the quick back-up improving on a Canterbury Stakes second to win the 2022 Coolmore Classic in the wet at Rosehill.

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.

2022 Coolmore Classic Odds

The Coolmore Classic 2022 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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.

For any Melbourne mares, Victoria’s Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day can serve as a potential Coolmore Classic lead-up.

Another good lead-up is Flemington’s Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) run on Australian Guineas 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.

2022 Coolmore Classic Field

The final 2022 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be published right here once announced by Racing NSW.

The Chris Waller-trained stablemates Espiona and Fangirl dominate betting on the Coolmore Classic 2022 final field this weekend in Sydney.

2022 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The official Coolmore Classic 2022 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Coolmore Classic nominations drew 25 fillies and mares including the quinella out of last Saturday’s Group 1 Canterbury Stakes at Randwick – Forbidden Love (a doubtful final acceptor) and Lighthouse.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x47830x211 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 1 58.5kg 58.5kg 111
2 301117×554 KRONE M 6 Tony Gollan 2 58kg 58kg 110
3 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 107
4 1195x013x2 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 107
5 45x41053x3 VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 107
6 55×1111222 LIGHTHOUSE (USA) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6= 56kg 56kg 106
7 4x300x57x8 SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6= 56kg 56kg 106
8 4311Dx1911 EXPAT (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham 8= 54kg 54kg 102
9 1x216133x2 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton 8= 54kg 54kg 102
10 24x0420x71 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 10= 53.5kg 53.5kg 101
11 5x491214x3 YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10= 53kg 53kg 101
12 2111026×71 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 12 52.5kg 52.5kg 100
13 1x141600x6 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 13= 52kg 52kg 98
14 1149x6291x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13= 52kg 52kg 98
15 x055829x31 LE LUDE M 6 John Thompson 15= 51.5kg 51.5kg 97
16 4141216×56 MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 15= 51.5kg 51.5kg 97
17 132x121x22 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) M 6 John O’Shea 17 51kg 51kg 96
18 11912×0 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 18 50kg 50kg 95
19 11×23 ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 19 50kg 50kg 94
20 16x638x235 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 20= 51kg 51kg 93
21 4x3111x15 FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 20= 50kg 50kg 93
22 016x0x46x3 YES BABY YES M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 22 51kg 51kg 88
23 4x09300x33 NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 23 51kg 51kg 87
24 x3x11525x1 SAMOOT (IRE) M 4 Kris Lees 24 51kg 51kg 80
25 26326×3121 CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 25 50kg 50kg 69

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 – 2022 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.

2022 Coolmore Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Coolmore Classic 2022 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: #8 Hinged ($9 at time of publish) 

Somewhat forgotten in the market is Chris Waller’s Group 1 Surround Stakes winner Hinged whose stablemates Espiona and Fangirl are shorter despite being beaten by her in an upset last time out. She’s fit and has winning form over a mile so the extra distance here is a non-issue. Brenton Avdulla gave her a peach of a ride to win the Surround but William Pike is not a bad replacement here. Wet track no worries and presents value.

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 – 2022 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

2022 Coolmore Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Classic 2022 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
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