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 2019 La Trice Classic was won by Celebrity Dream from Fontainebleau with Mouquet 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:||Friday 4th January 2019|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2019 Winner:||Celebrity Dream|
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 & Group 1 Railway Stakes during the Perth summer racing carnival in November. She also ran third in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic following her Railway victory.
Celebrity Dream (2019) ran fourth in the Listed Starstruck Classic over 1600m at Ascot before scoring a comfortable victory in this event for trainer Adam Durant.
Recent La Trice Classic winners include I'm Feeling Lucky (2018) and Cosmic Storm (2016 Dec).
1. $2.40 Celebrity Dream 57.5 William Pike
2. $4.00 Fontainebleau 57.5 Glenn Smith
3. $41.00 Mouquet 55.0 Daniel Staeck
4. $31.00 Royal Strata 55.0 Ms Lucy Warwick
5. $91.00 Awesome As 55.0 Shaun Mc Gruddy
6. $3.50 Lucky Roar 55.0 Jason Brown
7. $101.00 Oriental Rose 55.0 Clint Johnston-Porter
8. $15.00 Showcase 55.0 Chris Parnham
9. $101.00 Seeking Alpha 55.0 Joseph Azzopardi
10. $15.00 First Affair 56.5 Damian Lane
11. $201.00 Larking 55.0 Ms Lisa Staples
Margins: 2 len, 1.5 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.