Held annually in mid-March at the prestigious Rosehill Racecourse, Coolmore Classic Day is one of the leading horse racing events to feature at the Sydney Autumn Carnival. The event was inaugurated in 1903 as the Rawson Stakes and features a wonderful race card which includes a number of quality Group 1, 2 and 3 races. The headline race on the day is the Coolmore Stud Classic, while the other features are the Ajax Stakes, Phar Lap Stakes, Magic Night Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, Maurice McCarten Stakes and Sky High Stakes.
This is a day for the ladies on and off the track. The Coolmore Classic race itself usually includes the country’s best females who are best around distance of 1400m-1600m. With total prize money around $2m, the day features seven Group races, with all age groups catered for.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|COOLMORE CLASSIC||GR 1||$600,000||1500M||3YO&UP F&M QUALITY|
|AJAX STAKES||GR 2||$175,000||1500M||3YO&UP QUALITY|
|PHAR LAP STAKES||GR 2||$175,000||1500M||3YO SW|
|MAGIC NIGHT STAKES||GR 2||$175,000||1200M||2YOF SW|
|PAGO PAGO STAKES||GR 2||$175,000||1200M||2YOC&G SW|
|MAURICE MCCARTEN STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1100M||3YO&UP QUALITY|
|SKY HIGH STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||2000M||3YO&UP SW+PEN|