The MYER Classic is a sensational Group 1 race open to fillies and mares held at Victoria’s famed Flemington Racecourse during the spring racing carnival.
Taking place at the opening meeting of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Group 1 MYER Classic is one of eight Group status races that make up Victoria Derby Day. The scheduled highlight is the AAMI Victoria Derby, and other Group 1 features that accompany the MYER Classic on the day include the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Mackinnon Stakes.
One of the premier females-only race during the spring, the MYER Classic is raced over 1600m under weight-for-age conditions and is worth a rewarding $500,000 making it the richest race of its type in Australia.
It is one of the younger spring carnival features, first run in 1988 and started as a race solely for mares, with fillies first permitted to run in the MYER Classic in 2003. Gaining Group 1 status in 2004, the MYER Classic has undergone a number of name changes related to sponsorship, but has been registered under its current title since 2005.
MYER Classic Fast Facts
- Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Date: Saturday before the Melbourne Cup in late October or early November
- Status: Group 1
- Distance: 1600m
- Prizemoney: $500,000
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Weight-for-age
- Inaugurated: 1988
MYER Classic Previous Winners
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody||1:35.3|
|2008||Forensics||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden||1:35.9|
|2007||Divine Madonna||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh||1:36.1|
|2006||Lyrical Bid||Craig Williams||Brian Mayfield-Smith||1:37.6|
|2005||Lotteria||Larry Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse||1:35.4|
|2004||Miss Potential||Glen Boss||Bill Borrie||1:37.5|
|2003||Zanna||Corey Brown||John Hawkes||1:38.4|
|2002||Miss Zoe||Justin Sheehan||Les Bridge||1:35.8|
|2001||Market Price||Glen Boss||Tony McEvoy||1:34.2|
|2000||Super Sequel||Darren Gauci||Robert Priscott||1:37.8|