The 2017 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.
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.
2017 Gunsynd Classic Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||425x0x2111||DREAMS APLENTY||John Zielke||Ms Tiffani Brooker (a)||2||57kg||83|
|2||7221218×30||BALBOA ROCKS||Darryl Hansen||Luke Tarrant||7||57kg||68|
|3||9x151x4822||SPRING TYCOON||Stuart Kendrick||Damian Browne||3||57kg||71.5|
|4||32828×6446||VIOLATE||Brent Stanley||Mark Zahra||9||57kg||69|
|5||3112×7||REALING||Matthew Dunn||Ronnie Stewart||1||57kg||68|
|6||x24122x234||KUBIS||Robert Heathcote||Jeff Lloyd||4||57kg||67|
|7||x333212x15||ATOUCHMORE||Matt Kropp||Micheal Hellyer||8||57kg||65|
|8||05x67716x1||HUNDRED||Brett Lunney||Robbie Fradd||10||57kg||63|
|9||7×64557||KUNMING||Gary Moore||Tim Clark||6||57kg||–|
|10||x745009x86||ELUSIVE AFFAIR||Trevor Whittington||Glen Colless||5||55kg||55|
2017 Gunsynd Classic Nominations
Gunsynd Classic Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Gunsynd Mile since 2000 with winning times.
|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|