The 2011 Fillies Classic, previously known as the Moonee Valley Oaks, is scheduled to take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse as the feature event at the twilight Friday night meet on March 4, 2011.
Sponsored this year by Sportingbet, the Group 2 Fillies Classic is a 1600m gallop for three-year-old fillies worth $200,000 in prize money.
The best Fillies Classic odds will be open online at Luxbet so join Luxbet today and get ready for the autumn action!
Good preparatory races for fillies heading towards the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic include the Listed Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) run on CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on February 12 and the Group 3 The Mitty’s Vanity (1200m) held at Flemington on February 19.
Last year’s Fillies Classic winner My Emotion had previously run fourth in the Kevin Hayes Stakes while runner-up Speedy Natalie came via The Mitty’s Vanity.
The last horse to take out the Mitty’s Vanity / Fillies Classic double was Romneya in 2009 and odds will be open on this great betting double again this year through Luxbet.
Sure to attract a top class field of the season’s best, the 2011 Fillies Classic provides runners with a good lead-up to other fillies-only features during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival including the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on March 12, or for the high quality fillies events like the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) in Sydney against open company may be a target.
Nominations for the 2011 Sportingbet Fillies Classic are taken on February 28 then the final field will be released on March 2 and published here so bookmark this site.