Breeders Classic 2017

Saturday February 4, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Breeders Classic is a good lead-up into the Coolmore Classic each autumn

The Breeders Classic is one of the first Group 2 races held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and lights up Royal Randwick Racecourse on a Saturday in early February each year. Open only to mares aged four-years-old and above, it is a sprint showdown contested over 1200m at set weights plus penalties.

Offering a total of $200,000 in prize money, the Breeders Classic is one of two Group races held at Randwick that meeting along with the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds. Mares in the Breeders Classic field are often targeting the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) held at Rosehill Gardens the following month and the last to complete the double was Alverta (2010).

The latest edition of the Breeders Classic ran on Saturday Saturday February 4, 2017 .

2017 Breeders Classic Results

  • 1st: In Her Time
  • 2nd: Egyptian Symbol
  • 3rd: Flippant

Breeders Classic Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 4, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – Mares 4YO&Up
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1996

Breeders Classic Field

Breeders Classic odds were close to $10 for the 2016 winner Amicus

Amicus won the 2016 Breeders Classic at odds of $9.50 for top Sydney trainer Chris Waller. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Breeders Classic field features a host of sprinter / miler mares each autumn, many kicking off their carnival campaigns in the race.

It is the first Group race for mares-only in the metropolitan Sydney race scene for the year and usually attracts a class line-up of female gallopers heading towards other features including the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill in March.

Breeders Classic nominations close on the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday, which is also when betting on the feature opens at bookmakers around the country.

The 2017 Breeders Classic field and barriers are out on the Wednesday prior to the race and will be published right here so check back in the autumn.

2017 Breeders Classic Field

Racing NSW received nine final acceptances for the 2017 Breeders Classic field led by the spring’s Myer Classic runner-up French Emotion who is a top chance for trainer Chris Waller to enjoy his fourth straight win in the mares’ only Group 2.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 20x672162x FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 101
2 2x1113x39x TSARITSA Chris Waller James Doyle 3 56kg 92
3 11118x359x DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tommy Berry 7 55kg 104
4 33236×1516 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 5 55kg 94
5 14x7x01x05 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 1 54kg 101
6 4131x59x02 I AM ZELADY Joseph Pride Tim Clark 9 54kg 92
7 317x33311x CIRCULAR John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 8 54kg 90
8 10x9205x11 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Andrew Adkins (a) 4 54kg 79
9 180157×973 MAGNAJOY Jarrod Austin TBA 2 54kg 72

Breeders Classic Betting & Odds

With so many of the mares in the race returning to the track, the Breeders Classic odds are often dominated by proven first-up performers. Breeders Classic betting also often favours mares with winning form at the track / distance and any nice types trained by Chris Waller who has a gun recent record in the race.

Odds open on the Breeders Classic field after final acceptances are taken on the Wednesday before the race and favourites have a good record in the event for punters.

2017 Breeders Classic Odds

The full Breeders Classic 2017 betting odds will be published below the week of the race.

Breeders Classic Tips

Breeders Classic tips include looking for mares that come off a nice trial win ahead of a first-up run in the early Sydney Autumn showdown.

Mares with proven ability at Randwick over the 1200m are also worth backing, as are the defending champions with both Steps In Time (2012-13) and Catkins (2014-15) going back-to-back in the race in recent years.

2017 Breeders Classic Betting Tips

Our insider Breeders Classic 2017 tips and betting preview on the early autumn Group 2 will be published below the week of the race.

Breeders Classic Form Guide

The Breeders Classic form guide details all the must know information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers and the barriers for all the mares in the field. Trainer Chris Waller has a strong record in the Breeders Classic in the past half-a-decade and any mares from his stable are often worth looking for on the form.

Looking back at mares that ran in Melbourne’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington during the spring the season prior is also a good form line to follow in the Breeders Classic.

Breeders Classic Results

The Breeders Classic results have been dominated by classy mares in recent history with notable winners including Hot Danish (2009), More Joyous (2011), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Catkins (2014-15).

2017 Breeders Classic Results

The official Breeders Classic 2017 results will be known on Saturday February 4, 2017 and published in full below.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 8 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Andrew Adkins (a) 4 54kg $15
2 4 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 0.4L 5 55kg $3.90F
3 5 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 0.9L 1 54kg $5.50
4 3 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tommy Berry 1.2L 7 55kg $4.20
5 7 CIRCULAR John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 1.5L 8 54kg $20
6 2 TSARITSA Chris Waller James Doyle 2.6L 3 56kg $20
7 6 I AM ZELADY Joseph Pride Tim Clark 3L 9 54kg $4.40
8 1 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.5L 6 56kg $13
9 9 MAGNAJOY Jarrod Austin Lester Grace 4.5L 2 54kg $91

Recent Breeders Classic Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 In Her Time Egyptian Symbol Flippant 1:10.75
2016 Amicus Press Report I’ve Got The Looks 1:11.0
2015 Catkins Liliburbero Mihiri 1:09.3
2014 Catkins Steps In Time White Sage 1:10.7
2013 Steps In Time Red Tracer Choice Words 1:10.4
2012 Steps In Time Beaded Red Tracer 1:09.5
2011 More Joyous Graceful Anna No Evidence Needed 1:08.6
2010 Alverta Montana Flyer Madame Pedrille 1:10.5
2009 Hot Danish Belong To Many Lustre Lady 1:10.5
2008 Gallant Tess Flying Alpha Shirl Pegasus 1:10.0
2007 Pasikatera Spinner’s Magic Street Smart 1:09.6
2006 Steflara Wild Queen Imana 1:09.8
2005 Winning Belle Pentelikon Imana 1:10.5
2004 Private Steer Irgunette Forum Floozie 1:08.3
2003 Miss Helterskelter Hosannah Ritual 1:10.6
2002 Gwendolyn Another Misty Poppett 1:11.1
2001 Spinning Hill Say Good Morning Corelli 1:09.7
2000 Staging Just Like Crystal Zatella 1:09.5