South Pacific Classic News

Betting markets have opened for the Listed South Pacific Classic, which is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 20, 2013. Favourite to win the 2013 South Pacific Classic at is Heart Testa,who is paying odds of $3. The three-year-old has won four of his six race…


SOUTH PACIFIC CLASSIC

The South Pacific Classic is a Group 3 Australian thoroughbred race held in Sydney during the autumn carnival.

One of four group races held on Doncaster Mile Day at the esteemed Royal Randwick racecourse on the third Saturday in April, the Group 3 South Pacific Classic is a middle-distance sprint run over 1400m.South Pacific Classic

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The other feature events at the same meeting as the South Pacific Classic are the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) and the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

Worth $125,000 in stakes, the South Pacific Classic open to three-year-old runners only and is run under set weight plus penalty conditions.

The South Pacific Classic attracts those runner looking to claim a black type sprint victory but who are not quite up to elite level.

History

One of the youngest races of the Sydney autumn carnival, the South Pacific Classic’s inaugural year was 2001 when Century Kid claimed victory.

Two years after its inception, the South Pacific Classic was elevated from a Listed race to a Group 3 event.

Royal Discretion (2008) and Danleigh (2007) are possibly the two most impressive winners of the South Pacific Classic over the race’s short history.

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