Fred Best Classic

  • Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1,350m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Fred Best Classic News

Sold For Song not yet a confirmed runner in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Sold For Song not yet a confirmed runner in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Favourite Sold For Song is not yet a confirmed runner for the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Trainer Kevin Kemp will decide on Saturday morning if Sold For Song, above, runs in the Sunshine Coast Guineas. Photo by Steve Hart.

Sold For Song scored an overdue …

The 2016 Fred Best Classic is a Group 3 race that takes place at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane in May each year.

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Run over a distance of 1,350 metres, the Fred Best Classic is run as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The Fred Best Classic takes place under set-weight conditions and is open to three-year-old horses only. The race is worth a total of $125,000 in prize money.

The Fred Best Classic was first run in 1988 when it was won by a horse called McGintys Crown. The race was previously known as the BTC Classic, however after the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC) and Queensland Turf Club (QTC) merged to become the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) in 2009 the race was renamed the Fred Best Classic.

The Fred Best Classic is run on Doomben Cup Day, which is one of the biggest days of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The race shares its day with the Group 1 Doomben Cup, Group 3 The Roses, Group 3 BRC Sprint and Listed Lancaster Stakes and Dalrello Stakes.

Notable winners of the Fred Best Classic include Marlina (2001), Gallieni (2004), Gumnuts (2005), La Montagna (2006) and Skilled (2011).

2016 Fred Best Classic Field

The Fred Best Classic field usually features some of the better middle distance three year olds on the Brisbane circuit. Quite often, several interstate gallopers will make the journey to contest the Fred Best Classic field alongside the locals.

The 2016 Fred Best Classic field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 411413111x RANGIPO Tony Pike Vinnie Colgan 5 57kg 105
2 x3467x2431 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 19 57kg 96
3 41435×0011 RAGEESE Darren Weir Kerrin McEvoy 14 57kg 89
4 7x1513x352 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller James McDonald 18 57kg 97
5 115×340512 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Ryan Wiggins 10 57kg 82
6 5x2110x11 SIR BACCHUS Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 84
7 2205x1108x TIVACI Michael Moroney Damian Browne 4 57kg 84
8 2x43911x48 PRIVLAKA Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 1 57kg 75
9 38×2211223 HAVASAY Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 7 57kg 72.5
10 0615088×50 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp James Orman (a) 9 57kg 69
11 02×2112212 FIERY HEIGHTS Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 15 57kg 75
12 370x11x251 CASHING UP Barry Lockwood Michael Cahill 6 57kg 72.5
13 16x4226x10 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 3 57kg 72.5
14 112126×687 BLUEBERRY HILL Liam Birchley 17 55kg 82
15 x123133952 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer Jason Collett 13 55kg 79
16 121×22 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp Luke Dittman (a) 12 55kg 82
17e 217×01 SPIETH (NZ) Bryce Heys Blake Shinn 16 57kg 72
18e 77x0x14321 RIGHT ADVICE Darryl Hansen 2 57kg 66
19e 16 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds 11 57kg 62

2016 Fred Best Classic Nominations

The Fred Best Classic nominations attract top three year olds from around the entire country, however the majority hail from Brisbane stables.

The 2016 Fred Best Classic nominations will be provided here.

Fred Best Classic Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of Fred Best Classic winners and results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Counterattack 2 Takedown 3 Perfect Dare  1:18.86
2015 1 Najoom 2 Miss Cover Girl 3 Awesome Rock  1:19.00
2014 1 Havana 2 Into The Red 3 Dothraki  1:19.2
2013 1 Platinum Kingdom 2 Boban 3 Academus  1:19.8
2012 1 Mental 2 Amah Rock 3 Boys on Tour  1:19.3
2011 1 Falino 2 Spirit Of Boom 3 Skilled  1:18.8
2010 1 Stryker 2 Happy Hippy 3 Graceful Anna  1:19.1
2009 1 Court 2 Leapfrog 3 Geeza  1:19.4
2008 1 El Cambio 2 Mr Unforgettable 3 Diplomatic Force  1:19.2
2007 1 Gold Edition 2 Grand Reve 3 J Adane  1:17.5
2006 1 La Montagna 2 Century Serb 3 Pasikatera  1:18.0
2005 1 Gumnuts 2 Rich Megadale 3 Aqua D Amore  1:18.8
2004 1 Gallieni 2 Drunken Joker 3 Sky Cuddle  1:18.1
2003 1 Proudly Agro 2 Brief Embrace 3 Charlie Bub  1:18.9
2002 1 Tellson 2 Gabfest 3 Acadame  1:17.8
2001 1 Marlina 2 Zariz 3 Johann Lover  1:19.2
2000 1 Cryptavia 2 Make Mine Magic 3 The Kildare Kid  1:20.7