Coolmore Stud Stakes
Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, November 2, 2024|
|Location:||Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
Two million dollars is on the table for the Coolmore Stud Stakes, run on VRC 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 Melbourne Cup 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. Exceedance claimed the 1200 metre race last year and winners have often gone on to be successful at stud, hence many stallions target it.
2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes betting odds
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Coolmore Stud Stakes History
Officially named the Ascot Vale Stakes, the race was first run back in 1863.
The race was elevated to Group 1 status in 2006 when the race was switched with the Danehill Stakes to be run on Derby Day.
Traditionally the Coolmore Stud Stakes has been a target for connections with colts, but in recent times fillies have come to their own in the race. Alinghi (2004), Gold Edition (2006), Headway (2009), Nechita (2012), Sunlight (2018), September Run (2020) and In Secret (2022) have claimed the race as a three-year-old filly.
The race is the only Group 1 sprint race on the Australian Group 1 racing calendar that is restricted to three-year-olds.
Three-year-old sprint races that are held in Melbourne are notable formlines leading into the Coolmore Stud Stakes such as the Blue Sapphire Stakes, Red Anchor Stakes, Danehill Stakes and Poseidon Stakes are key races to follow.
Chris Waller knows a thing or two about taking out the race, claiming it five times between 2013-2021.
2024 Coolmore Stud Stakes Final Field
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Previous Coolmore Stud Stakes Fields
Plenty of smart three-year-olds have competed in the Coolmore Stud Stakes, here are some of the previous fields for the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Shinzo Chris Waller James McDonald 4 57kg 2 Cylinder James Cummings Tim Clark 14 57kg 3 Don Corleone Peter & Paul Snowden Opie Bosson 3 57kg 4 Veight Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 18 57kg 5 King’s Gambit Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 2 57kg 6 Steparty Paul Preusker John Allen 1 57kg 7 Arkansaw Kid Ben, Will & JD Hayes Jye McNeil 16 57kg 8 Snapback Peter & Paul Snowden Winona Costin 13 57kg 9 Scheelite Ken & Kasey Keys Luke Nolen 11 57kg 10 I Am Unstoppable Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Blake Shinn 12 57kg 11 Ozzmosis Bjorn Baker Rachel King 6 57kg 12 Mexico Michael Freedman Jordan Childs 10 57kg 13 Butch Cassidy Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jamie Spencer 19 57kg 14 Moravia Michael Freedman Damien Oliver 7 57kg 15 Celui Brent Stanley Craig Newitt 5 57kg 16 Nadal Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 15 57kg 17 Tiz Invincible Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 9 55kg 18 Stretan Angel Phillip Stokes Daniel Stackhouse 17 55kg 19 Treasurway Jason Warren Billy Egan 8 55kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Jacquinot Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Damian Lane 16 57kg 2 Best Of Bordeaux Kacy Fogden Ben Melham 17 57kg 3 Sejardan Gary Portelli John Allen 12 57kg 4 Lofty Strike Julius Sandhu Jamie Mott 5 57kg 5 Nettuno Tony Gollan Damien Oliver 10 57kg 6 Buenos Noches Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 15 57kg 7 Grand Impact Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Mark Zahra 1 57kg 8 Economics Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 14 57kg 9 Meridius Lloyd Kennewell William Buick 6 57kg 10 Doull Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 4 57kg 11 Great Barrier Reef Chris Waller Damien Thornton 7 57kg 12 Custodian Anthony & Sam Freedman Brett Prebble 3 57kg 13 Bews Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Daniel Moor 2 57kg 14 Coolangatta Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 13 55kg 15 In Secret James Cummings James Cummings 9 55kg 16 Queen Of The Ball Michael Freedman Joshua Parr 8 55kg 17 C’est Magique Grahame Begg Michael Dee 11 55kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Shaquero Chris Waller Luke Nolen 2 57kg 2 Artorius Anthony & Sam Freedman Glen Boss 4 57kg 3 Ingratiating James Cummings Daniel Moor 8 57kg 4 In The Congo Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 12 57kg 5 Home Affairs Chris Waller James McDonald 13 57kg 6 Paulele James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 57kg 7 Kallos James Cummings Fred Kersley 15 57kg 8 Ranch Hand Chris Waller Brett Prebble 16 57kg 9 Extreme Warrior Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Jye McNeil 9 57kg 10 Extreme Flight Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 3 57kg 11 Sword Of State Jamie Richards Luke Currie 7 57kg 12 Bruckner Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 57kg 13 Overpass Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 5 57kg 14 Marine One Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 11 57kg 15 Minsk Moment Chris Waller Michael Dee 17 57kg 16 Battleton Bjorn Baker Rachel King 10 57kg 17 Gimmie Par Peter Moody Blaike McDougall 14 55kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Farnan Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 10 57kg 2 Wild Ruler Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 14 57kg 3 Mamaragan John Thompson Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 4 Glenfiddich Peter Moody Luke Nolen 3 57kg 5 Ranting Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 8 57kg 6 Doubtland Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 1 57kg 7 Anders Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2 57kg 8 Holyfield Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 13 57kg 9 Extra Time Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg 10 Our Playboy Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Michael Dee 11 57kg 11 Flying Award Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg 12 Swats That Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 9 55kg 13 Muntaseera Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 6 55kg 14 September Run Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 55kg
2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes result
Recent Coolmore Stud Stakes runnings
- Rachel King made history at Flemington, becoming the first female jockey to secure victory in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). She made every post a winner aboard the Bjorn Baker-trained colt Ozzmosis ($16.00), allowing him to stride freely down the straight six-furlongs, leading his rivals along at a solid tempo. Shinzo ($4.60) sat on the heels of the winner for the duration of the journey, while I Am Unstoppable ($6.00) mounted a late challenge under Blake Shinn, weaving a passage between some tiring horses. It was to no avail, however, as Ozzmosis was off an gone with the prize, making him a very expensive colt in the making, following in the footsteps of his sire, Zoustar.
- The sentiment from both James McDonald and James Cummings was clear after In Secret’s comfortable two-length win in the Coolmore Stakes at Flemington – she showed her toughness early. Having positioned herself just off the speed, when the Godolphin filly was asked to quicken, she did just that and managed to put two-lengths on her closest rival to etch her name alongside some of the great sprinters in recent times.
- Chris Waller proves his worth by taking the Coolmore Stud Stakes for the fifth time in nine years with three-year-old colt Home Affairs. James McDonald was hot on Victoria Derby day taking out 5 of the 9 races, however the most impressive was his run on Home Affairs when he was cruising with the leaders until James McDonald asked him to give a little more at the 350m mark and left the field to fight for second as he left a three length gap on the rest to win the 1.5 million dollar race.
- Having taken out the Cap D’antibes Stakes and the Poseidon Stakes, the Chris Waller-trained September Run made it three wins from three starts down the Flemington straight with her win in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. On the back of a cracking speed set from the leaders, Craig Williams had to time his run perfectly aboard the filly, and Willow did just that. With a beautiful toe into the race, September Run hit the fron with 100m to go and never looked like getting beaten and went on to stake her claim as one the best three-year-old sprinters in the country.
- Exceedance was a heavily backed second elect when taking out the 2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes. He was backed off the map, and settled off the pace to come underneath the leaders and prevail by half a length to hold out the favourite Bivouac and score an impressive win for the Hawkes team.
- The filly Sunlight wasn’t a chief market elect coming into the 2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes, but the girl upset the boys in what is usually their race. Settling just off the pace, the Tony McEvoy-trained filly took to the front at the 100m mark and held on gamely to record a famous win.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Previous Coolmore Stud Stakes winners
|Coolmore Stud StakesPast Winners|
|2023||Ozzmosis||Rachel King||Bjorn Baker|
|2022||In Secret||James McDonald||James Cummings|
|2021||Home Affairs||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2020||September Run||Craig Williams||Chris Waller|
|2019||Exceedance||Dwayne Dunn||Team Hawkes|
|2018||Sunlight||Luke Currie||Tony McEvoy|
|2017||Merchant Navy||Mark Zahra||Aaron Purcell|
|2016||Flying Artie||Hugh Bowman||Mick Price|
|2015||Japonisme||Glyn Schofield||Chris Waller|
|2014||Brazen Beau||Joao Moreira||Chris Waller|
|2013||Zoustar||Jim Cassidy||Chris Waller|
|2012||Nechita||Christian Reith||John Thompson|
|2011||Sepoy||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2010||Star Witness||James Winks||Danny O’Brien|
|2009||Headway||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2008||Northern Meteor||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse|
|2007||Weekend Hussler||Brad Rawiller||Ross McDonald|
|2006||Gold Edition||Jim Byrne||Ron Maund|
|2005||Ferocity||Steven Arnold||Danny O’Brien|
|2004||Alinghi||Damien Oliver||Lee Freedman|
|2003||Scaredee Cat||Steven Arnold||Cliff Brown|
|2002||Innovation Girl||Kerrin McEvoy||Brian Mayfield-Smith|
|2001||North Boy||Damien Oliver||Tony McEvoy|
|2000||So Gorgeous||Nash Rawiller||Dan O’Sullivan|
|Coolmore Stud Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1997||Show No Emotion|
|1996||Encosta De Lago|
|1981||Rose Of Kingston|
For two-year-olds (1863–1965) the event was run in the autumn.
|1875||Maid Of All Work|
|1872||King Of The Ring|