Top 5 Coolmore Classic Winners
The Coolmore Classic (1500m) sees the fillies and mares go at it at Group 1 level and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Coolmore Classic winners since 2000.
In modern times, the feature race has been taken out by some outstanding gallopers.
Top 5 Coolmore Classic winners.
1. SUNLINE (2000, 2002)
One of New Zealand’s finest, Sunline burst on to the scene as a three-year-old before winning the Cox Plate (2040m) in 1999 as a four-year-old. The following autumn in 2000 she carried 60kg to win this race before again winning the Cox Plate later that year, romping to a seven length win at Moonee Valley. She bypassed the Coolmore in 2001 but was back in 2002, holding out the roughie, Gentle Genius. All up, she won 32 of 48 starts and claimed Group 1 races in Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
2. TYPHOON TRACY (2009)
Typhoon Tracy won the Coolmore Classic as a three-year-old at what was just her fifth career start. Unbeaten until that stage, she was sent out a $4.80 chance and led all the way. The stable star for Peter Moody before Black Caviar arrived on the scene, she raced just 16 times in her career for 10 wins. Six of those came at the highest level and was the Horse Of The Year in 2010.
3. TUESDAY JOY (2007)
A four time Group 1 winner for Gai Waterhouse, Tuesday Joy won the Coolmore Classic in 2007, defeating the likes of Doubting and Divine Madonna. A half-sister to Sunday Joy, who was the damn of More Joyous, Tuesday Joy was runner-up to Miss Finland in the 2006 VRC Oaks before breaking through for Group 1 success in this race. Her other wins at the highest level came in the 2008 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Tancred Stakes (2400m), while she was a Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) winner in 2009.
4. APPEARANCE (2013)
The consistent galloper for Darley racing was the 2013 Coolmore Classic winner and defeated the handy galloper, Red Tracer that year by a narrow margin. Another four-time Group 1 winner, her other major wins came in the 2012 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m), 2013 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) and at her last career run in the 2014 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).
5. SHAMEKHA (2004)
A consistent filly and mare for Gai Waterhouse, Shamekha raced 24 times for eight wins. She was around the mark in a number of top races before first tasting Group 1 success in this race in 2004, defeating Private Steer. Her last campaign was probably her finest when defeating Fastnet Rock in the TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) in 2005, before picking up the All Aged Stakes (1400m).