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Spring Classic

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savvy coupnbspwould go on to win a spring classic
SAVVY COUP would go on to win a Spring Classic. Picture: Race Images Photo

The Spring Classic is a Group 1 race run under Weights For Age conditions for open class horses at Hastings conducted by Hawke’s Bay Racing.
The Spring Classic is run over 2040m. It was first run in 1955 and was won by Redcraze.
The Spring Classic was known under various names including the Kelt Capital Stakes. It is regarded as New Zealand’s feature WFA race. It is known as the Livamol Classic at the moment.
Being the championship distance, it caters for the WFA horse plus the staying types.
It was worth as much as two million dollars in the late 2000s but it was not viable and has gradually dropped back.
The first winner Redcraze was good when trained in New Zealand by Syd Brown but late in the his career he went to TJ Smith and he became a true star of the turf winning races like the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, Metropolitan and Brisbane Cup.
Solvit won in 1994 then also won the Cox Plate.
The race is traditionally run at the start of October over the same distance as the Cox Plate.
In 2017, the race was abandoned due to safety concerns with the track. It was run a fortnight later on a dead track but impacted many horses Spring campaigns.
Mares ran the trifecta last year.
The Spring Classic is worth NZ$250,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Spring Classic include Savvy Coup (2018), Jimmy Choux (2011), Wall Street (2010), Princess Coup (2007/2008), Xcellent (2005), Prized Gem (2002), Cent Home (1999), Moss Downs (1997), Solvit (1994), Veandercross (1992), Castletown (1991), Lomondy (1986/1989), Commissionaire (1983/1984), La Mer (1978/1979), Balmerino (1977), Duty Free (1973/1976), Game (1969/1970/1971), Picaroon (1960/1961/1963) and Redcraze (1955).
The 2018 Spring Classic was won by Savvy Coup from Lizzie L’Amour and Danzdanzdance.
Racing and Sports

Previous Spring Classic Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
SAVVY COUP (NZ) 4M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - EUDORA (NZ) PINS (AUS)
C W JOHNSON55.5MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN7
WAIT A SEC (NZ) 7G
POSTPONED (USA) - SECURITY (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
J PARKES59.0GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN6
WILLIE CAZALS (IRE) 8H
AUSSIE RULES (USA) - SECRETE MARINA (IRE) MUJADIL (USA)
C J GRYLLS59.0LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT10
ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) 6G
COLOMBIA (NZ) - CHASING THE HABIT (NZ) SKY CHASE (NZ)
S C SPRATT59.0LEE SOMERVELL12
COSTUME (NZ) 5M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - DISGUISED (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
M T COLEMAN57.0GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON4
RANSOMED (NZ) 6G
HANDSOME RANSOM (AUS) - SKI QUEEN (NZ) SKY FILOU (NZ)
J PARKES59.0G VILE12
SHEZ SINSATIONAL (NZ) 5M
EKRAAR (USA) - ORIGINAL SIN (NZ) SHINKO KING (IRE)
O P BOSSON57.0A SHARROCK14
JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) 4H
THORN PARK (AUS) - CIERZO (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
J K RIDDELL57.5JOHN BARY2
WALL STREET (NZ) 6G
MONTJEU (IRE) - VILLA WANDA (GB) GRAND LODGE (USA)
M T COLEMAN59.0JEFF LYNDS14
VOSNE ROMANEE (NZ) 7G
ELECTRONIC ZONE (USA) - MADISON AVENUE (NZ) MORCON (GB)
B R LAMMAS59.0JEFF LYNDS5
PRINCESS COUP (AUS) 5M
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - STONEYFELL ROAD (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
O P BOSSON56.5MARK WALKER7
PRINCESS COUP (AUS) 4M
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - STONEYFELL ROAD (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
N G HARRIS55.0MARK WALKER12
LEGS (NZ) 4M
PINS (AUS) - RIVER CENTURY (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
L CROPP55.0KEVIN GRAY1
XCELLENT (NZ) 4G
PENTIRE (GB) - EXCELO (NZ) CENTRO (NZ)
M T COLEMAN57.0M MORONEY & A SCOTT13
BALMUSE (NZ) 5G
LORD BALLINA (AUS) - MUSING (GB) MUSIC MAESTRO (GB)
J S BULLARD59.0KEVIN MYERS6
DISTINCTLY SECRET (NZ) 5G
DISTINCTLY NORTH (USA) - TE AKAU SECRET (NZ) LORD BALLINA (AUS)
O P BOSSON59.0MARK WALKER2
PRIZED GEM (NZ) 5M
PRIZED (USA) - VAGUELY ATTENTIVE (NZ) NOBLE BIJOU (USA)
M RODD56.5M BAKER6
CINDER BELLA (NZ) 6M
VICTORY DANCE (IRE) - LUCKY JEWEL (NZ) LUCKY RING (IRE)
L A O'SULLIVAN56.5K ZIMMERMAN11
THE MESSAGE (NZ) 7G
GOLD AND IVORY (USA) - MISS MORRINSVILLE (NZ) DESPERATE DEE (GB)
L M BALLANTYNE59.0J RALPH9