Coolmore Stud Classic
Winners and Past Results for the Coolmore Stud Classic
The Australian Turf Club hosts the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic, a quality handicap races for fillies & mares at the Rosehill Racetrack in March during the autumn racing carnival.
The 1500 metre race is an important event for horses and their connections since the winner does not have to depend on a ballot for entry to the Doncaster Handicap. One of the other major Group 1 races held on the same day is the Ranvet Stakes. A prize pool of $600,000 is reserved for the winners. The race is one of only two Group 1 events for females during the autumn carnival.
The Coolmore Stud Classic is more often than not a hotly contested affair where females are on equal terms, making it an exciting race that is taken out by an outstanding filly or mare. The only other Group 1 event for females is the Queen of the Turf Stakes held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day.
Among the classy fillies and mares to win the Coolmore Stud Classic include Emancipation in 1984, Skating in 1993, Sunline in 2000-02, Tuesday Joy in 2007, and Typhoon Tracy in 2009.
The inaugural event was a principal race won by Miss Personality in 1973. It was promoted by the authorities to Group 2 in 1980 and once again to Group 1 in 1984. The Coolmore Stud Classic has undergone several changes in name which includes the Coolmore Classic before being renamed the Coolmore Stud Classic in 2010.
2014 Coolmore Stud Classic
Thanks to a daring ride from Jimmy Cassidy, Steps In Time recorded an
all-the-way win. Steps In Time started smartly, crossing the field to take up
the early running with Sweet Idea and Catkins part of the chasing group. At the
600 metre mark, Cassidy increased the tempo on Steps In Time, who caught the
rest napping. Steps In Time had a big lead as they straightened, with Sweet
Idea in hot pursuit and gaining with every stride. It looked like Sweet Idea
might grab the win in the last 50 metres but Steps In Time just held on, while
Catkins went was always handy and finished third.
2014 Coolmore Stud Classic result
1. Steps In Time
2. Sweet Idea
4. A Time For Julia
5. Royal Descent
6. Scorpio Queen
7. Sharnee Rose
8. Real Surreal
9. Gypsy Diamond
11. Dear Demi
12. Lucia Valentina
13. Fire Up Fifi
14. Hana's Goal
||Coolmore Stud Classic Winners
||Steps In Time