Coolmore Stud Classic

Winners and Past Results for the Coolmore Stud Classic

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. 

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
3. Catkins

Then came:

4. A Time For Julia
5. Royal Descent
6. Scorpio Queen
7. Sharnee Rose
8. Real Surreal
9. Gypsy Diamond
10. Bonaria
11. Dear Demi
12. Lucia Valentina
13. Fire Up Fifi
14. Hana's Goal
15. Arinosa
16. Longport

Year Coolmore Stud Classic Winners
2014 Steps In Time
2013 Appearance
2012 Ofcourseican
2011 Aloha
2010 Alverta
2009 Typhoon Tracy
2008 Eskimo Queen
2007 Tuesday Joy
2006 Regal Cheer
2005 Danni Martine
2004 Shamekha
2003 Bollinger
2002 Sunline
2001 Porto Roca
2000 Sunline
1999 Camino Rose
1998 Shindig
1997 Assertive Lass
1996 Chlorophyll
1995 Flitter
1994 Kapchat
1993 Skating
1992 Acushla Marie
1991 Quicksilver Cindy
1990 Happy Sailing
1989 Red Express
1988 Strawberry Fair
1987 Bounding Away
1986 Satin Sand
1985 Avon Angel
1984 Emancipation
1983 Hooplahannah
1982 Sheraco
1981 Cordon Rose
1980 Stage Hit
1979 Phar Talk
1978 Princess Talaria
1977 Somerset Pride
1976 Crimson Cloud
1975 Vicenza
1974 Favoured
1973 Miss Personality
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