- Date: Saturday October 29, 2016
- Racecourse: Flemington
- Race Distance: 1,600m
- Conditions: 3YO+ Fillies & Mares WFA
- Prize Money: $500,000
2016 Myer Classic News
Trainer Shane Nichols is yet to settle on a major campaign target for I Am A Star, but has confirmed that the talented three-year-old will be given several opportunities to add to her Group 1 tally during the 2017 Autumn Carnival.
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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.
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.
2016 Myer Classic Results
- 1st: I Am A Star
- 2nd: French Emotion
- 3rd: Denmagic
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.
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
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||063540×274||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||14||57kg||107|
|2||26x1240x51||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||1||57kg||110|
|3||49x2515x05||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Mark Zahra||5||57kg||100|
|4||2311118×35||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Joao Moreira||8||57kg||104|
|5||31122×4167||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||15||57kg||103|
|6||1220×67216||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg||94|
|7||3x1210x511||DON’T DOUBT MAMMA||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||13||56.5kg||105|
|8||x70331x574||SERENE MAJESTY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||9||56.5kg||89|
|9||64027×1033||PEARLS||John O’Shea||James McDonald||12||56.5kg||97|
|10||11422×2021||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Tim Clark||4||56.5kg||98|
|11||395262×444||DENMAGIC||David Pfieffer||Tommy Berry||6||56.5kg||88|
|12||13x12x21||EURO ANGEL (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Zac Purton||11||56.5kg||95|
|13||4x150x722||PURE PRIDE (NZ)||Murray Johnson||Craig Williams||7||56.5kg||78|
|14||1x1111x273||WHISPERING BROOK||Simon A Miller||Chris Parnham||2||49kg||92|
|15||611×15423||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||10||49kg||94|
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.
|2016||1 I Am A Star||2 French Emotion||3 Denmagic||1:35.56|
|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|