Coolmore Stud Stakes

Coolmore Stud Stakes odds and tipsHALF a million dollars is on the table for the Coolmore Stud Stakes, run on derby day each year.

Once known as the Ascot Vale Stakes until 2007, the open race for three year olds forms part of the best day of racing on the calendar at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse, kicking off the four day Spring Racing Carnival stretch at the track. It’s one of the newer group one races, elevated to the status in 2007, when its name changed. First run in 1863, when Freestone saluted, the event was once open only to two year olds. That all changed in 1969 when, after a four year break, the race switched from the autumn to the spring.

The great Mankato, Encosta De Lago, Alinghi and Weekend Hussler are among the notable winners of the race. Japonisme claimed the 1200 metre race last year and winners have often gone on to be successful at stud, hence many stallions target it.

Top six bookies in Australia to bet on the Coolmore Stud Stakes

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2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes result

1st – Merchant Navy
2nd – Invincible Star
3rd – Formality

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes result

1. Flying Artie – $9.20
2. Astern – $1.20
3. Star Turn – $1.60

Quinella – $11.60
Trifecta – $123.10
First Four – $549.40

Coolmore Stud Stakes – Recent runnings

2017: Merchant Navy wasn’t able to win the Golden Rose Stakes, but it returned in fine order to scorch home in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. The three-year-old for Aaron Purcell was well-back during the run, but it picked a path through runners to nab Invincible Star on the line. It looked the winner with 100m to go, but Merchant Navy showed why it was so highly respected earlier this season.

Flying Artie wins Coolmore Stud Stakes
Flying Artie parades around before winning the 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

2016: Flying Artie was the second-string runner from the Mick Price stables, but it proved to be the best three-year-old sprinter in Australia with a dominant victory. It was well-backed late with punters, but the bookmakers had a field day with the likes of Astern and Extreme Choice both tasting defeat. Read the race report here.

2015: The progeny of superstar Choisir, Japonisme was always going to be a tough one in this race. And it proved to be so, even at the huge odds of $21, he had a sweet rid with jockey Glynn Schofield aboard and knocked over Keen Array and Counterattack. It gave master trainer Chris Waller a third win in as many years in the race.

2014: Brazen Beau made it two in a row for Waller, the $6.50 chance beating stable mate Delectation – a gaudy $51 – and Kuro, also $6.50, to win the race and complete a trifecta of Sydney horses.

2013: Star Hoop Jimmy Cassidy claimed his 100th group one win aboard Zoustar, giving Waller his maiden win in the race by defeating Notlistenin’tome and Lion of Belfort.

2012: Nechita’s brilliant win was over shadowed by stunning revelations by Patinack Farm trainer John Thomson, who told media after the race that fallen billionaire Nathan Tinkler was struggling that much that he had ran out of feed for the horses and gone weeks without farriers and bedding.

2011: Sepoy’s supreme spring of 2011 went undefeated and, while he retired to stud the next year, he ended his career as one of the best sprinters of all time, with 10 wins from 13 starts and almost $4 million in prize money.

Previous Coolmore Stud Stakes winners

2017 – Merchant Navy
2016 – Flying Artie
2015 – Japonisme
2014 – Brazen Beau
2013 – Zoustar
2012 – Nechita
2011 – Sepoy
2010 – Star Witness
2009 – Headway
2008 – Northern Meteor
2007 – Weekend Hussler
2006 – Gold Edition
2005 – Ferocity
2004 – Alinghi
2003 – Scaredee Cat
2002 – Innovation Girl
2001 – North Boy
2000 – So Gorgeous
1999 – Spargo
1998 – Theatre
1997 – Show No Emotion
1996 – Encosta De Lago
1995 – Our Maizcay
1994 – Racer’s Edge
1993 – Brawny Spirit
1992 – Quegent
1991 – Tierce
1990 – Bureaucracy
1989 – Courtza
1988 – Zeditave
1987 – Kaapstad
1986 – Zephyr Cross
1985 – Campaign King
1984 – Royal Troubador
1983 – Top Post
1982 – Rancher
1981 – Rose Of Kingston
1980 – Sardius
1979 – Tolhurst
1978 – Manikato
1977 – Ballyred
1976 – Surround
1975 – Toy Show
1974 – Plush
1973 – Taj Rossi
1972 – Century
1971 – Tolerance
1970 – Eleazar
1969 – Vain

For two-year-olds (1863–1965)
The event was run in the autumn.

1965 – Star Affair
1964 – Thredbo
1963 – Munich
1962 – Royal Centaur
1961 – Blue Era
1960 – Reinsman
1959 – Travel Boy
1958 – Nilento
1957 – Ace High
1956 – Gay Sierra
1955 – Sir Newton
1954 – Acramitis
1953 – Yungawee
1952 – Lenity
1951 – Beau Silhouette
1950 – Flying Halo
1949 – St. Comedy
1948 – Comic Court
1947 – Filgaro
1946 – Chaperone
1945 – Royal Gem
1944 – Delina
1943 – Scottish Maid
1942 – Hesione
1941 – High Road
1940 – Industry
1939 – High Caste
1938 – Tactical
1937 – Caesar
1936 – Fidelity
1935 – Bimilla
1934 – Arachne
1933 – Shakuni
1932 – Powerscort
1931 – Auto Pay
1930 – Thurlstone
1929 – Spanish Galleon
1928 – Mollison
1927 – Royal Feast
1926 – Cyden
1925 – Los Gatos
1924 – Heroic
1923 – The Monk
1922 – Rosina
1921 – Isa
1920 – Midilli
1919 – Whiz Bang
1918 – Red Fox
1917 – Thrice
1916 – Deneb
1915 – Two
1914 – Woorak
1913 – Andelosia
1912 – Wolawa
1911 – Sconser
1910 – Beverage
1909 – Sunny South
1908 – The Brewer
1907 – Mazarin
1906 – Antonius
1905 – Charles Stuart
1904 – Koopan
1903 – Emir
1902 – Brakpan
1901 – Hautvilliers
1900 – Maltster
1899 – Condiment
1898 – Bobadil
1897 – Aurum
1896 – Newhaven
1895 – Challenger
1894 – Destiny
1893 – Projectile
1892 – Camoola
1891 – Penance
1890 – Titan
1889 – Spice
1888 – Volley
1887 – Hortense
1886 – Chesham
1885 – Uralla
1884 – Bargo
1883 – Archie
1882 – Navigator
1881 – Royal Maid
1880 – Grand Prix
1879 – Petrea
1878 – His Lordship
1877 – First King
1876 – Newminster
1875 – Maid Of All Work
1874 – Explosion
1873 – Lapidist
1872 – King Of The Ring
1871 – Beatrice
1870 – The Roe
1869 – Lamplighter
1867 – Fenella
1866 – Sour Grapes
1865 – Sea Gull
1864 – Lady Heron
1863 – Freestone

Most successful trainers and jockeys in the Coolmore Stud Stakes

Chris Waller has been a monster in this race, winning the last three incarnations with Japonisme, Brazen Beau and Zoustar.

A trio of jockeys have claimed the Comoro Stud Stakes three times, the most recent Jim Cassidy. He joined Roy Higgins and George Moore in achieving the great landmark.

Tips for betting on the Coolmore Stud Stakes

Make sure it’s fun: Having a bet is one of Australia’s great pastimes. But if you are going to wager your hard earned on the Coolmore Stud Stakes, first and foremost, even before you pick your horse, make sure you actually have the disposable income to use. Don’t use the money earmarked for this week’s power bill to gamble in the hope of greater riches.

Back the favourite: If ever there was a race that the punters know well, it is the Coolmore Stud Stakes. Unbelievably, the punters have got it right nine times since the year 2000, with the favourite saluting. Look where the money is going and jump on hard.

Betting sites and odds on the Coolmore Stud Stakes

Finding a good online bookmaker can be an absolute minefield. You obviously need to find one to place your bet, before you even think about which horse is going to carry your dollars. Don’t sweat it. horsebetting.com.au has gone through the whole deck and found six of the best. Make sure you sign up with more than one to take advantage of the best bonuses and compare odds.

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes odds

Like many of the minor Spring Carnival group ones, you won’t find odds on the Coolmore Stud Stakes for a little while. But, never fear, horsebetting.com.au has its finger on the racing pulse and will keep you up to date with all the news and first odds on the race when they are released.