Horse Racing | Keith F Nolan Classic

The Keith F Nolan Classic is one of the premier horse races of the year for the New South Wales country town of Kembla Grange. The race is for fillies aged three-years-old and is run at the Kembla Grange Racecourse over 1600m. The event is named in honour of Keith Nolan, the founding Chairman of the Illawarra Turf Club. Nolan was a pivotal figure in the New South Wales racing industry and was instrumental in saving the country town’s racecourse, and establishing it as one of the state’s premier provincial tracks.

Horses that compete in the race tend to go on to contest the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes on Golden Slipper Stakes Day. The event started off as a Listed Race in 2003 and gained Group 3 status in 2010. In 2009, Allez Wonder won the Keith Nolan before further success in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap in the spring. In 2011, VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse was successful in this event, while other notable winners include; Appearance (2012) and Hot Danish (2007).



PREVIOUS KEITH F NOLAN CLASSIC WINNERS

PREVIOUS KEITH F NOLAN CLASSIC WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 SINGLE GAZE KATHY O'HARA NICK OLIVE 01:37.3
2015 SLIGHTLY SWEET KATHY O'HARA JASON COYLE 01:35.4
2014 ZANBAGH BLAKE SHINN PATRICK PAYNE 01:37.8
2013 CAMEO CRAIG WILLIAMS JOHN O’SHEA 01:35.1
2012 APPEARANCE ROD QUINN GUY WALTER 01:38.0
2011 BRAZILIAN PULSE CRAIG WILLIAMS MICHAEL MORONEY 01:52.0
2010 SLAPSTICK MICHAEL RODD GUY WALTER 01:35.8
2009 ALLEZ WONDER PETER ROBL BART CUMMINGS 01:34.6
2008 BERNICIA HUGH BOWMAN GUY WALTER 1.37.5
2007 HOT DANISH TIM CLARK LES BRIDGE 01:37.2
2006 PASIKATERA JAMIE INNES GAI WATERHOUSE 01:36.8