3YO Fillies Classique takes centre stage at Addington

The Canterbury Spa and Pool Sires' Stakes 3YO Fillies Classique will headline Thursday's Murray and Kelly Edmonds race night at Addington - and for the first time, it will hold Group 3 status.

The $40,000 race over the 1980m Mobile has attracted a quality line-up featuring the likes of Hidden Talent, who is unbeaten in two career starts down south, as well as three-race winner Mixed Faith and All Stars debutante Paramount Empress.

Formerly a Listed race, the Classique is now in its fourth year, with the previous winners being Cheerful (2019), Chloe Rose (2020), and Wanna Play With Me (2021).

"There's been a big shift recently to give trotters, and especially trotting fillies and mares, some really good races and this is another example of that," says Sires' Stakes Executive Martin Pierson.

"This race is for a great stake and has been given Group 3 status so it's a win-win."

The meeting will also feature an already sold-out fund-raising dinner for Murray Edmonds, a long-time and popular trainer-driver, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Thursday's Classique will be followed by the inaugural running of its sister race, the Canterbury Spa and Pool Sires' 2YO Trotting Fillies Classique (Listed) at Ashburton during Cup week on Thursday, November 10.

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Martin Pierson

NZ Sires’ Stakes Executive


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