The 2015 Keith F Nolan Classic is a Group 3 Race run at the end of March at Kembla Grange Racecourse in New South Wales. It’s an event specifically for three year old fillies run over a trip of 1600m. The race has set weight conditions and is held during in the Sydney autumn carnival.
The Keith F Nolan Classic is worth $150,000 and is one of the key races at Kembla Grange each year.
The race first achieved Group 3 status in 2010 and continues to attract a good depth of entries.
In 2009 Allez Wonder won this race and went on to claim Group 1 glory in the Toorak Handicap in the spring.
In terms of races during the same carnival the obvious path is to tackle the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill before heading further up in trip for the Group 1 AJC Australian Oaks.
Only the best fillies will be able to handle the rise from a mile to the Oaks trip and it’s renowned for being one of the toughest series in the country.
Showing just how strong the Keith F Nolan Classic can be is the fact horses can even come into the race via a Group 1 as well with Kewney Stakes down in Melbourne in mid March.
Recent winners include Slapstick in 2010 and Brazilian Pulse in 2011.
Keith F Nolan Classic Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Keith F Nolan Classic since 2008 with winning times.
|2015||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2014||1 Zanbagh||2 Role Model||3 Metaphorical||1:37.8|
|2013||1 Cameo||2 Royal Descent||3 Gold Epona||1:35.1|
|2012||1 Appearance||2 She Goes To Rio||3 Aliyana Tilde||1:38.0|
|2011||1 Brazilian Pulse||2 Fibrillation||3 Honor Net||1:52.0|
|2010||1 Slapstick||2 Mirrasalo||3 Spinnawitch||1:35.8|
|2009||1 Allez Wonder||2 Above Perfection||3 Miss Darcey||1:34.6|
|2008||1 Bernicia||2 Raise||3 Heavenly Glow||1.37:5|