The La Trice Classic is a Group 3 race for Fillies & Mares that takes place on New Year's Day each year at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres under set weight & penalty conditions and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 La Trice Classic was won by I'm Feeling Lucky from Fontainebleau with First Affair third.
Held during the Perth summer racing carnival, the La Trice Classic was upgraded to a Group 3 event for the 2014/2015 racing season and is held on the same day as the feature distance event of the summer, the Gr2 Perth Cup.
|Date:||Monday 1st January 2018|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2018 Winner:||I'm Feeling Lucky|
The La Trice Classic is a race for fillies & mares only over the middle distance of 1800m and suits those females that may have tackled races like the Gr3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes or any mares only events earlier in the carnival.
A race like the Listed Startstruck Classic is a good guide to this race and Cosmic Storm (2016 Dec) is the last filly to win the Starstruck Classic and La Trice Classic double.
After winning this race, classy galloper Elite Belle (2014) went on to win the Gr3 Prince Of Wakes Stakes & Gr1 Railway Stakes during the Perth summer racing carnival in November. She also ran third in the Gr1 Kingston Town Classic following her Railway victory.
I'm Feeling Lucky (2018) finished sixth in the Starstruck Classic over 1600m at Ascot before showing her rivals a clean pair of heels in this event and recent La Trice Classic winners include Cosmic Storm (2016 Dec) and Ideal Image (2016 Jan).
1. $9.00 I'm Feeling Lucky 56.5 Lee Newman
2. $4.00 Fontainebleau 56.5 Daniel Staeck
3. $4.40 First Affair 55.0 Chris Parnham
4. $2.15 Silverstream 59.5 Clint Johnston-Porter
5. $26.00 Awesome As 55.0 Shaun Mc Gruddy
6. $26.00 Entrechat 55.0 Jarrad Noske
7. $41.00 Fille De Merit 55.0 Troy Turner
Margins: 1 len, 0.5 len
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|2018||I'm Feeling Lucky||Fontainebleau||First Affair||1:51.5|
|2016||Ideal Image||Vampi Lass||Cosmic Storm||1:52.2|
|2016||Cosmic Storm||Silverstream||Tarquinn Shadow||1:49.8|
|2015||Vampi Lass||Real Charm||Dark Delight||1:51.8|
|2014||Elite Belle||Rose of Choice||Bippo No Bungus||1:52.7|
|2013||Mabel Grace||Miss Tipsy Topsy||Upon This Rock||1:50.8|
|2011||Rosie Rocket||Peg's Pride||Simplyirresistible||1:51.6|
The 2011 La Trice Classic was held on New Year's Eve.
The 2016 La Trice Classic was held twice during the year. Firstly, on New Year's Day in January, when won by Ideal Image, and secondly, on New Year's Eve in December, when Cosmic Storm saluted.