The Breeders Classic is a Group 2 race held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at the Rosehill Racecourse in Western Sydney, it covers a distance of 1200m and is a race for mares under set weights plus penalties conditions. Given the short distance of the race, it favours the sprinters rather than the stayers. The $200,000 race has been won by many of Australia’s champion mares in the past, with Staging successful in 2000, Private Steer in 2004, Winning Belle in 2005, Gallant Tess in 2008, Hot Danish in 2009 and Gai Waterhouse’s More Joyous in 2011.
It is the first group race of the year for females in the metropolitan area and normally attracts classy staying types returning from spells and talented sprinters looking for an early carnival kill. It was first held in 1996 when won by Kiwi visitor Destruct. From 2012 to 2015 there were 2 winners with Steps In Time and Catkins both winning the race in successive years. In Her Time was successful in 2017 for trainer Ben Smith.
|2017||IN HER TIME||ANDREW ADKINS||BEN SMITH||01.10.7|
|2016||AMICUS||HUGH BOWMAN||CHRIS WALLER||01:11.0|
|2015||CATKINS||HUGH BOWMAN||CHRIS WALLER||01.09.3|
|2014||CATKINS||HUGH BOWMAN||CHRIS WALLER||01.10.7|
|2013||STEPS IN TIME||JIM CASSIDY||JOHN O’SHEA||01.10.4|
|2012||STEPS IN TIME||JIM CASSIDY||JOHN O’SHEA||01.09.5|
|2011||MORE JOYOUS||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01.08.6|
|2010||ALVERTA||TYE ANGLAND||PAUL MESSARA||01.10.5|
|2009||HOT DANISH||TIM CLARK||LES BRIDGE||01.10.5|
|2008||GALLANT TESS||JEFF LLOYD||DAVID PAYNE||01.10.0|
|2007||PASIKATERA||HUGH BOWMAN||GAI WATERHOUSE||01.09.6|
|2006||STEFLARA||ZAC PURTON||JOHN O’SHEA||01.09.8|
|2005||WINNING BELLE||CHRIS MUNCE||GAI WATERHOUSE||01.10.5|