- Date: Saturday May 21, 2016
- Racecourse: Doomben
- Race Distance: 1,350m
- Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
- Prize Money: $125,000
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The 2016 Fred Best Classic is a Group 3 race that takes place at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane in May each year.
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.
|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|