Gunsynd Classic

  • Date: Saturday April 30, 2016
  • Racecourse: Eagle Farm
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $125,000

The 2016 Gunsynd Classic, also known as the Gunsynd Mile, is a Group 3 race run at Eagle Farm Racecourse during the flagship Brisbane winter carnival. It’s a race held over a classic 1600m trip and is worth $125,000 in prize money.

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The event is specifically for three year olds and is run under set weight conditions.

The race used to be known as the Doomben Classic up until the creation of the Brisbane Racing Club in 2009.

It is held on the same card as the Group 2 Victory Stakes (Sir Byrne Hart Stakes) and is often also referred to as the ‘Gunsynd Classic’.

The three year old series during the Brisbane winter carnival is always fiercely contested between a hoard of local contenders and a handful of nice types travelling from down south as well.

Horses usually come through the Gunsynd Mile onto something like the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate over 2020m in the coming weeks.

A small selection of horses have achieved the double including Marble Halls in 1997, Bob’s Boy in 2003 and Belmonte in 2006.

The ultimate goal though for the genuine stayers would be the Group 1 Queensland Derby over 2400m in June.

Previous winners of the Gunsynd Mile include Tobruk in 1999, Saxon in 2005, Reigning To Win in 2007 and Chateau Fort in 2011.

2016 Gunsynd Classic Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3115×34051 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Ryan Wiggins 12 57kg 80
2 4132×02402 I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Luke Dittman (a) 8 57kg 75
3 738×221122 HAVASAY Liam Birchley Jeff Lloyd 13 57kg 70
4 9x458111x2 EAGLE WAY Bryan Guy Paul Hammersley 6 57kg 70
5 3534x31x CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill 4 57kg 73
6 1Dx1475x93 SHOTACROSS THE BOW David Murphy Brad Pengelly 10 57kg 71.5
7 00×35113 MIAMI DADE John O’Shea Robbie Fradd 9 57kg 67
8 51×2 RENEGED John P Thompson James Orman (a) 11 57kg 67
9 94x64253x4 KUTTAMURRA AL Robert Heathcote Jay Ford 1 57kg
10 844411 SNAPPER John Morrisey Daniel Griffin 5 57kg 63
11 05×2104 FLYING LABELLE Kelly Schweida Glen Colless 14 57kg 64
12 77×661646 THERMAL UNIT David Kelly Ms Tegan Harrison 3 57kg 58
13 5x62314x00 DAWNIE PERFECT Clarry Conners Jim Byrne 7 55kg 80
14 3x25x58x18 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Spriggs 2 55kg 70

2016 Gunsynd Classic Nominations

Gunsynd Classic Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Gunsynd Mile since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Cylinder Beach 2 Too Good To Refuse 3 Havasay  1:38.55
2015 1 Worthy Cause 2 Upham 3 Chillin with Dylan  1:48.5
2014 1 Hopfgarten 2 Avalanches 3 Rudy  1:35.6
2013 1 Proverb 2 Lucky Lucky Lucky 3 Hi Son  1:36.0
2012 1 Trump 2 Goldslick 3 Brambles  1:38.9
2011 1 Chateau Fort 2 Equissential 3 Igles Star  1:39.5
2010 1 Sanderson 2 Listen Son 3 Brave The Way  1:35.1
2009 1 Za Magic 2 Orca 3 Jimmy Fortunes  1:36.3
2008 1 Pepperwood 2 My Joliene 3 Formula One Racer  1:37.5
2007 1 Reigning To Win 2 Raheeb 3 Sirmoine  1:35.7
2006 1 Belmonte 2 Ice Chariot 3 Born To Rule  1:36.0
2005 1 Saxon 2 Willy Leica 3 Western Beau  1:36.7
2004 1 Drunken Joker 2 Sandy River 3 Listen Pal  1:36.9
2003 1 Bobs Boy 2 Al Megdam 3 Chassis  1:36.4
2002 1 Galroof 2 Evander 3 Deuxieme  1:35.4
2001 1 Arrabeea 2 Glenrowan 3 Pimpala Player  1:34.2
2000 1 Akhenaton 2 Play Station 3 Lets Cruise  1:36.6