Horse Racing | Coolmore Classic Day

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.



EVENT RACES

EVENT RACES

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