The Livamol Spring Classic was formerly known as the Kelt Capital Stakes and was, at one stage, New Zealand’s richest race. It’s still one of the finest races on the calendar and punters look forward to it every year.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Betting Tips
We will have final-field tips for the Livamol Spring Classic when it is released three days prior to the running, however, punters can bet into the market around four months before the Livamol Spring Classic is run.
Bookmakers offer a comprehensive 2019 Livamol Spring Classic market with all the major runners covered.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Odds
Bookmakers don’t currently have any odds available for the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic but we will update them when they are released.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Bookmaker Offers
Livamol Classic New Zealand History
The Livamol Spring Classic has been in existence from 1955 and it’s the last leg of the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown.
When it was sponsored by Kelt Capital, the prize money was increased from $500,000 to an incredible $2 million, but when that company went south, the prize money dropped drastically down to $250,000.
Despite being a $2 million race for two years, the Livamol Spring Classic failed to attract any international interest and it’s still the most popular spring race for the middle-distance types.
The Livamol Spring Classic has been taken out by the likes of Jimmy Choux, Princess Coup and Xcellent. Going back further in history, champions such as Balmerino, La Mer and Castletown scored a win at Hastings.
It’s regarded as the premier weight-for-age race in New Zealand and with the distance being the same as the Cox Plate, it’s a key lead-up for the Kiwi entrants.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Field
The field for the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic won’t be confirmed until late September when NZTR releases the final field, barrier draw and weights.
The Livamol Spring Classic field consists of 16 runners and four emergency runners in case of scratchings. The field is determined by prize money, class and various other handicapping factors.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Form Guide
Because the Livamol Spring Classic is the final race of the spring for most of the thoroughbreds, form out of the Challenge Stakes and Windsor Park Plate is the obvious way to go.
Those two lead-up races both run at Group 1 level and as they progressively rise in distance, they are hardened enough to run out the 2040m.
Punters should look for those horses running on in the Windsor Park Plate and they are usually at each-way odds in the Livamol Spring Classic.
Form out of the Livamol Spring Classic has stacked up nicely in Australia.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Previous Winners
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Livamol Classic New Zealand Live Streaming
Punters can livestream the Livamol Spring Classic at Beteasy or bet365. The Australian-based bookmakers shows all Australian and New Zealand racing live and all you need to do is have a positive account balance.
To live stream the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic, sign up with Beteasy or bet365.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Barrier Draw
We will have all barrier draws available when the draw is done during the week of the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic.
The barrier draw is a big tool used by punters to make their early bets.
Livamol Classic New Zealand Race Schedule
Below are the dates, times and betting schedule for the Livamol Spring Classic and the 9 supporting races on the big card.
|Date||October 5, 2019|
The Livamol Spring Classic is one of 10 quality betting races, which also includes the Hawke’s Bay Guineas and Hawke’s Bay Mile.
- Race 1: Rating 72
- Race 2: Rating 82
- Race 3: Rating 65
- Race 4: Stella Artois Handicap
- Race 5: Hawke’s Bay Guineas
- Race 6: Rating 65
- Race 7: Hawke's Bay Mile
- Race 8: Livamol Spring Classic
- Race 9: Group 3 Open Sprint
- Race 10: Rating 72
Livamol Classic New Zealand 2018 Result
- 1st – Savvy Coup
- 2nd - Lizzie L’Amour
- 3rd - Danzdanzdance
The 2018 Livamol Spring Classic resulted in hot-favourite Savvy Coup winning with ease. The form has stacked up since with Danzdanzdance winning multiple Group 1 races.
2018 Livamol Classic New Zealand Replay
The 2019 Livamol Spring Classic replay shows Savvy Coup accelerating nicely to score an impressive two-length win.
Livamol Classic New Zealand FAQ
When is the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic?
The 2019 Livamol Spring Classic runs on Saturday October 5, 2019.
How long is the Livamol Spring Classic?
The staying contest is run over 2040m.
Where is the Livamol Spring Classic held?
The Livamol Spring Classic is held at Hastings, which is located in Central Districts, New Zealand.
What time does the Livamol Spring Classic run?
The Livamol Spring Classic is held at 4:35pm NZ.
Who won the 2018 Livamol Spring Classic?
Savvy Coup won the 2018 Livamol Spring Classic.
Who won the 2017 Livamol Spring Classic?
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What’s the prize money for the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic?
$250,000 is the total prize pool for the 2019 Livamol Spring Classic.