Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||March 11, 2023|
The Coolmore Classic (or the Kennedy Stakes as it is registered as) is held over 1500m at Rosehill in the middle of March each year and is restricted to Fillies and Mares.
The winner of the race is exempt from the ballots of the Doncaster Mile and the Queen of The Turf Stakes adding extra encouragement to connections to have their horse primed for the Coolmore Classic.
The Coolmore Classic was made a Group 1 event in 1986 and in 1996 Coolmore Stud took over the naming rights to the race as it was previously known as the Orlando Wines Classic or Winfield Classic in the years leading up to the re-naming of the race.
The honour roll plays host to a few big names in the racing industry such as Typhoon Tracy (2009) and Sunline (2002 & 2000). Sunline’s win in 2002 saw her carry 60kg in the Coolmore Classic and to this day is still the heaviest weight to have won a Coolmore Classic.
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Despite Coolmore owning the naming rights, the race is registered as the TAD Kennedy Stakes, named after trainer Thomas Kennedy.
The clear standout form reference comes from the Surround Stakes held a fortnight earlier at Randwick or the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill.
Whoever manages to take out the Coolmore Classic is exempt from the ballot for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, or if connections wish to take on the boys they can do so in the Doncaster Mile during The Championships.
Over the last decade it has paid to follow trainer Ron Quinton in the race, with four winners (2012, 2016, 2018 & 2019) at an average winning price of $17.50.
Having won on Typhoon Tracy (2009) and Aloha (2011), Glen Boss is the only jockey in the last 12 years to have tasted success in the Coolmore Classic on more than one occasion.
2022 Coolmore Classic result
Recent Coolmore Classic winners
- Having chased home Tofane in the C.F Orr two starts prior and Forbidden Love in the Canterbury Stakes the start prior, Lighthouse managed to go one better when claiming the Coolmore Classic. The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained galloper enjoyed a cosy steer on the rail throughout, before Jason Collett weaved the horse through the field in the home straight and once clear she never looked like getting beaten.
- All eyes were on the $5 favourite Forbidden Love heading into the Group One race however, it became very evident that yet again the favourite was a bad decision in this race. Instead it was a mare known for preferring the worn out track however between the good barrier draw and Tim Clark the Queensland horse come out in full stride chasing down Anthony Cummings’ Mizzy at the 200 metres to claim her first Group One victory. It gave Tim Clark back-to-back win in this race.
- Despite travelling three wide with no cover up on speed it was Con Te Partiro who took out the 2020 Coolmore Classic. With her rivals off the bit entering the home straight Con Te Partiro kicked two lengths clear and never really looked like getting run down. Under Tim Clark it went on to win by 1.5 lengths to hand trainer Gai Waterhouse her first Coolmore Classic win with Adrian Bott and making it four overall for the first lady of racing.
- On the back of a near perfect steer from Christian Reith the Ron Quinton trained Dixie Blossoms handed Quinton successive Coolmore Classic’s in fine fashion. The mare was travelling sweetly when entering the home straight but needed a run to appear. Appear it did, and when Reith asked the mare for an effort she charged clear to give the bookies another fill up in the Coolmore Classic saluting at $21.
- Daysee Doom became the first runner since Chlorophyll in 1996 to complete the Millie Fox Stakes & Coolmore Classic double when causing an upset in the Coolmore Classic. Having sat outside the leader, Flippant, the entire race, Daysee Doom needed to fend off a wall of runners charging home over the final furlong. She managed to keep her rivals at bay under riding from Andrew Adkins with only a length covering the first seven runners across the line in the Coolmore Classic.
- It was a well time ride from Tye Angland that saw Heavens Above arrive just in time to pip Silent Sedition on the line to take out the 2017 Coolmoore Classic. Having made up plenty of ground from the rear of the field Heavens Above found clear running at the 200m mark and despite looking like she had peaked on her run, Heavens Above had enough left in the tank to wear down Silent Sedition.
- With close to four lengths to make up with 200m to go, a slick turn of foot saw Peeping grind away at the margin to get up in the shadows of the winning post. The win handed trainer Ron Quinton his second win in the race, but the win in the Coolmore Classic would ultimately be the final time we saw Peeping on the race track.
Previous winners of the Coolmore Classic
|Coolmore Classic Past Winners|
|2022||Lighthouse||Jason Collett||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2021||Krone||Tim Clark||Tony Gallen|
|2020||Con Te Partiro||Tim Clark||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2019||Dixie Blossoms||Christian Reith||Ron Quinton|
|2018||Daysee Doom||Andrew Adkins||Ron Quinton|
|2017||Heavens Above||Tye Angland||Tim Martin|
|2016||Peeping||Sam Clipperton||Ron Quinton|
|2015||Plucky Belle||Linda Meech||Peter Moody|
|2014||Steps In Time||Jim Cassidy||Joseph Pride|
|2013||Appearance||Blake Shinn||Guy Walter|
|2012||Ofcourseican||Kathy O’Hara||Ron Quinton|
|2011||Aloha||Glen Boss||Mick Price|
|2010||Alverta||Tye Angland||Paul Messara|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Glen Boss||Peter Moody|
|2008||Eskimo Queen||Mark Zahra||Mike Moroney|
|2007||Tuesday Joy||Darren Beadman||Gai Waterhouse|
|2006||Regal Cheer||Michael Rodd||Joseph Pride|
|2005||Danni Martine||Darren Beadman||Guy Walter|
|2004||Shamekha||Jim Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse|
|2003||Bollinger||Chris Munce||Gai Waterhouse|
|2002||Sunline||Greg Childs||Trevor McKee|
|2001||Porto Roca||Damien Oliver||Danny O’Brien|
|2000||Sunline||Greg Childs||Trevor McKee|
Coolmore Classic Past Winners Pre 2000
|Coolmore Classic Past Winners Pre 2000|