Myer Classic

  • Date: Saturday October 29, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO+ Fillies & Mares WFA
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Myer Classic News

Myer Classic an Option for Tesio Stakes Winner Kaniana

Myer Classic an Option for Tesio Stakes Winner Kaniana

Kaniana has produced a smart turn of foot in the final straight at Moonee Valley this afternoon to take out the Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m) with relative ease.

Kaniana is the 2016 Tesio Stakes winner. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Kaniana was all but forgotten in Tesio Stakes betting markets this afternoon, but the mare …

The 2016 Myer Classic is a Group 1 fillies and mares race that is held at Flemington Racecourse in late October or early November each year.

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The race is held as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is run on the first day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the Myer Classic is held under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $500,000 in prize money.

The Myer Classic is held on the same day as three other Group 1 races, the Victoria Derby, the Longines Mile and the Coolmore Stud Stakes and is regarded by many as the best day’s racing on the Victorian Racing Calendar.

The Myer Classic has had a reasonably short history, with the first race being run in 1988 when it was won by Concordance. The race was initially held as a Listed race until 1995 when it became a Group 3 race. The Myer Classic was elevated to Group 2 status in 1997 and eventually was rewarded with its Group 1 status in 2004.

Throughout the running of the Myer Classic the race has had a total of six different names, including The Honda Legend, Hong Kong Bank Stakes and Nestle Peters Classic. The race became known as the Myer Classic after being sponsored by Myer in 2005.

Horses that run in the Myer Classic often come via avenues such as the Group 2 Blazer Stakes or the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes earlier in the carnival.

The Myer Classic has continually produced high quality winners including Natural Wonder (1990), Miss Zoe (2002), Lotteria (2005), Divine Madonna (2007) and in more more recent years the Peter Moody trained Horse Of The Year  Typhoon Tracy (2009), the very popular Red Tracer (2013) from the Chris Waller stable and the well deserved winner Politeness (2015) prepared by noted Caulfield trainer Robert Smerdon.

No horse has won the Myer Classic on more than one occasion.

2016 Myer Classic Field

The Myer Classic field is limited to 16 horses and 4 emergency runners. The usual type of horse to enter the Myer Classic field is a fairly well-rounded mare who has had plenty of black type experience around the 1600m mark. Or, you might find some particularly talented three year old fillies lining up in the Myer Classic field on the back of a successful spring campaign.

2016 Myer Classic Nominations

Myer Classic nominations draw horses from stables around the entire country. As a major Group 1 feature event for fillies and mares, the Myer Classic nominations attract a decent amount of top quality contenders. The Myer Classic nominations fairly accurately reflect the overall quality of the current crop of fillies and mares on the racing circuit.

Myer Classic Results

Below you will find a list of Myer Classic winners, place getters and winning times since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Politeness 2 Fenway 3 Azkadellia 1:37.75
2014 1 Bonaria 2 Sweet Idea 3 Catkins 1:36.55
2013 1 Red Tracer 2 Catkins 3 Fire Up Fifi 1:36.45
2012 1 Appearance 2 Soft Sand 3 Secret Admirer 1:34.97
2011 1 Hurtle Myrtle 2 Sacred Choice 3 Dysphonia 1:37.5
2010 1 Sacred Choice 2 Typhoon Tracy 3 Hot Danish 1:38.9
2009 1 Typhoon Tracy 2 Lady Lynette 3 Zarita 1:35.3
2008 1 Forensics 2 Absolutely Fabulous 3 Mimi Lebrock 1:35.9
2007 1 Divine Madonna 2 Translate 3 Red for Lou 1:36.1
2006 1 Lyrical Bid 2 Sea Change 3 Kosi Bay 1:37.6
2005 1 Lotteria 2 Miss Potential 3 Shania Dane 1:35.4
2004 1 Miss Potential 2 Alinghi 3 Infinite Grace 1:37.5
2003 1 Zanna 2 Infinite Grace 3 Mrs Tendulkar 1:38.4
2002 1 Miss Zoe 2 Purple Groove 3 Ramanos Star 1:35.8
2001 1 Market Price 2 Pernod 3 Calm Smytzer 1:34.2
2000 1 Super Sequel 2 Its Platonic 3 Nova Claus 1:37.8