Fred Best Classic 2021 Betting Tips

The Group Three Fred Best Classic is a set weights three-year-old 1400m race ran annually at Eagle Farm.

A race for the three-year-olds, the race was ran at Doomben in 2020 due to a re-jigging of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Fred Best Classic Tips, Preview and Information

  • DateSat 27 May, 2023
  • Race Time03:30
  • RacecourseEagle Farm
  • Race Distance1350 metres
  • Conditions3yo - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 3
  • Prize Money$125,000

Fred Best Classic 2020 Betting Odds

Dawn Passage$3.30
Grand Piano$6
The Odyssey$10
Bellevue Hill$15

Odds provided by Ladbrokes and were correct on May 26 at 2pm

Fred Best Classic 2021 Barrier Draw

We will update this page as soon as the Fred Best Classic barrier draw for 2021 is conducted.

Fred Best Classic 2021 Bookie Offers

Fred Best Classic bookie offers are usually delivered by the corporate bookmakers, who deliver bonus bets and cash back promotions on the big races.

Our trusted online betting partners should deliver offers on the Fred Best Classic.

Fred Best Classic 2021 Free Bets

Aussie online bookmakers aren't allowed to offer free bets to any of their Aussie customers, which includes the Fred Best Classic.

Promotions on the big races can lead to a bonus bet, depending on whether or not the bookie is offering a deal on the specific race.

Fred Best Classic History

The Fred Best Classic is named in honour of former top trainer Fred Best, who dominated Brisbane racing for 20 years into the 1970s.

The race has its beginnings from the sponsor, Brisbane's newspaper The Courier-Mail, which sponsored a two-year-old race in 1984.The race was not sponsored again by the newspaper until 1987, when the race was run for three-year-olds. The event has gone through seven name changes before settling on its current moniker on 2010.

Trainer Peter Snowden holds the record for the most Fred Best Classic wins with three successes in 2008, 2010, 2012. 

Fred Best Classic 2021 Field

We will have the full 2021 Fred Best Classic field here once it has been finalised.

Fred Best Classic 2021 Form Guide

The Fred Best Classic is run under set weight conditions, and in 2021 it is going to be ran 1350m in 2021 at Doomben with the revamped Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

It can be either a lead up to the Queensland Guineas or the Stradbroke Handicap usually run the fortnight later. 

Fred Best Classic Winners

2020Dawn Passage
2019Military Song
2013Platinum Kingdoom
2008El Cambio
2007Gold Edition
2006La Montagna
2003Proudly Agro

Fred Best Classic Fixtures

The Fred Best Classic is one of a handful of group races.

Race 1: Benchmark 72
Race 2: Benchmark 90
Race 3: Class 6 Handicap
Race 4: Bill Carter Stakes
Race 5: Pam O'Neill Stakes
Race 6: Hinkler Handicap
Race 7: Chairman's Handicap
Race 8: Fred Best Classic
Race 9: Helen Coughlan Stakes

Fred Best Classic 2020 Result

1st – Dawn Passage
2nd – Exhilarates
3rd – Subpoenaed

Dawn Passage
Dawn Passage took out the 2020 Fred Best Classic (Getty Images)

Fred Best Classic 2021 Bet Of The Day

Check back in the build-up to the 2021 edition for our Fred Best Classic bet of the day.

Fred Best Classic Social News

The Fred Best Classic is run at Eagle Farm which means the social media channels are operated by the Brisbane Racing Club.

The BRC Twitter account can be found at @BrisRacingClub while the Facebook page can be found by clicking here.

Fred Best Classic FAQ

When is the 2021 Fred Best Classic?

The 2021 Fred Best Classic will be run on Saturday, May 29.

How can I bet on the 2021 Fred Best Classic?

To place a bet on the 2021 Fred Best Classic you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Markets open up well in advance for feature races such as the Fred Best Classic.

Who should I bet on in the 2021 Fred Best Classic?

Check out our betting tips at for the 2021 Fred Best Classic best bets and the bet of the day.

Who won the 2020 Fred Best Classic?

Dawn Passage took out the 2019 Fred Best Classic.

What is the Fred Best Classic worth?

The Fred Best Classic is worth $125,000.

Where is the Fred Best Classic held?

The Fred Best Classic is usually held at Eagle Farm, which is located in Brisbane, Australia. In 2020 the race is held at Doomben.


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