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. Not only is it a great race-day, the races on the programme are vital lead-up events for bigger races later in the Autumn Carnival.This event is officially registered as the Tad Kennedy Stakes and features a wonderful race card which includes a number of quality races.
The headline race on the day is the Coolmore Stud Classic which also offers ballot exemptions to the winner for the Doncaster Mile and the Queen of the Turf Stakes. Other features on the day are the Ajax Stakes over 1500m and the Phar Lap Stakes for 3YO's. Vital lead-up events for the Golden Slipper are the Magic Night Stakes for fillies and the Pago Pago Stakes for colts & geldings. While the Sky High Stakes over 2000m has been a traditional lead-in and form race for the Sydney Cup.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|COOLMORE CLASSIC||GR 1||$600,000||1500M||3YO&UP F&M QUALITY|
|AJAX STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1500M||3YO&UP QUALITY|
|PHAR LAP STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||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||$350,000||2000M||3YO&UP SW+PEN|