Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a Group 1 sprint down the Flemington straight for three-year-olds held on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day as part of Victoria Derby Day

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Merchant Navy
  • 2nd: #19 Invincible Star
  • 3rd: #18 Formality

Coolmore Stud Stakes News

Merchant Navy sails to victory in Coolmore Stud Stakes

Merchant Navy sails to victory in Coolmore Stud Stakes

Brilliant three year old Merchant Navy came with a wet sail to score a narrow but classy win in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington today. Merchant Navy was coming off a last start tenth in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 23…

The Coolmore Stud Stakes, formerly known as the Ascot Vale Stakes, is a Group 1 sprint race for three-year-old horses.

This 1200m set weights race has undergone plenty of changes in the past few years as it has elevated into the premier sprint race for the youngsters during the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October or early November each year. Worth $1 million in prize money, the race attracts mainly colts looking to increase their stallion value at stud.

Run on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day on the first Tuesday of November, the Coolmore Stud Stakes was originally held earlier in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival as a Group 2. When the name was changed in 2007, the Coolmore Stud Stakes became the first Group 1 sprint race under 1600m for three-year-olds. Raced down the straight at Flemington, many horses are first tested in the 1600m Caulfield Guineas before having to freshen up to return over a shorter 1200m in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes shares a bumper race card with three other Group 1 events; the Victoria Derby (2500m), Kennedy Mile (1600m) and Myer Classic (1600m).

The 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes was part of Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday November 4, 2017 .

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Merchant Navy
  • 2nd: #19 Invincible Star
  • 3rd: #18 Formality

See below for the official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the upset late win by Merchant Navy who had to switch paths late down the famous Flemington straight six to run down the brave nearly all-the-way favourite Invincible Star with fellow filly Formality in third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 8 MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 15 57kg $19
2 19 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 0.2L 7 55kg $6.50EF
3 18 FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0.3L 2 55kg $20
4 20 LIMESTONE Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2.3L 19 55kg $61
5 5 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2.8L 1 57kg $10
6 9 DRACARYS Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 2.9L 20 57kg $41
7 12 MALAHAT James Cummings Olivier Peslier 3.4L 8 57kg $201
8 13 ANDAZ Chris Waller Ben Melham 3.8L 14 57kg $51
9 15 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 4.2L 5 55kg $10
10 17 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Spencer 5.95L 13 55kg $17
11 11 LONE EAGLE Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 6.25L 11 57kg $51
12 10 EPTIMUM Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 6.45L 4 57kg $17
13 7 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 6.55L 9 57kg $31
14 6 JUKEBOX Aaron Purcell Craig Williams 6.75L 3 57kg $26
15 1 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 7.15L 18 57kg $6.50EF
16 2 KEMENTARI James Cummings Damian Lane 7.35L 12 57kg $10
17 14 WASSERGEIST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 7.45L 16 57kg $201
18 16 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Hugh Bowman 7.65L 17 55kg $7.50
19 4 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Blake Shinn 12.65L 10 57kg $41
20 3 THE MISSION Paul Perry Noel Callow 13.65L 6 57kg $201

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #5 Viridine
  • 2nd: #11 Lone Eagle
  • 3rd: #10 Eptimum

Follow the link to read our full 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting Tips & Preview, the team sticking with the deserving and undefeated James Cummings-trained favourite VIRIDINE ($7.50) who is out to continue the good recent record of top fancies in the race. All starts have produced Sydney wins so far, including the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes by two lengths. Freshened-up since and gets the inside run looking to prove his versatility the Melbourne way. LONE EAGLE ($34) at generous odds again for last year’s winning trainer Mick Price despite an eye-catching third in Caulfield’s Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m), form worth following? EPTIMUM ($9) blitzed his rivals at The Valley last Saturday by three lengths, suggesting the testing run down the straight shouldn’t be too much for the flying Toby Edmonds-trained son of Snitzel.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Coolmore Stud Stakes odds will be detailed below with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for your to back your Coolmore Stud Stakes betting tips on the hopeful three-year-olds at the right price.

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

The Coolmore Stud Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old sprint sprinters every Melbourne Cup Carnival. Good lead-up races into the Coolmore Stud Stakes field include the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) held in mid-October at Caulfield, Sydney’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) that has produced a host of recent Coolmore Stud Stakes and the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run over the mile around three weeks before.

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day and published in full below.

The 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field features a capacity 20 runners including undefeated Godolphin hopeful Viridine drawn in barrier one, which produced last year’s winner Flying Artie (2016). Viridine comes off a Roman Consul Stakes win in Sydney, which has produced three of the past four Coolmore Stud Stakes winners. The three Lindsay Park-trained fillies have all been accepted including Formality who chases the Blue Sapphire Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double Flying Artie did last spring. Tulip and Catchy both drew wide out in barriers 13 and 17 respectively, while the upset Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist has work to do from gate 18.

Read more on the Capacity 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14163×641 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 18 57kg 107
2 21×432 KEMENTARI James Cummings Damian Lane 12 57kg 100
3 34161×7060 THE MISSION Paul Perry Noel Callow 6 57kg 95
4 2112×826 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Blake Shinn 10 57kg 89
5 11×11 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1 57kg 90
6 11×122 JUKEBOX Aaron Purcell Craig Williams 3 57kg 88
7 552124×811 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9 57kg 83
8 111×10 MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 15 57kg 82
9 15×218 DRACARYS Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 20 57kg 80
10 5×111 EPTIMUM Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 4 57kg 83
11 261893 LONE EAGLE Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 11 57kg 74
12 33x10x3144 MALAHAT James Cummings Olivier Peslier 8 57kg 74
13 11×53 ANDAZ Chris Waller Ben Melham 14 57kg 72
14 52103 WASSERGEIST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 16 57kg 65
15 11115×317 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 5 55kg 97
16 11110×2133 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Hugh Bowman 17 55kg 102
17 124135×245 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Spencer 13 55kg 82
18 11302×1101 FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 98
19 1x6x71 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 7 55kg 83
20 3112x4F5 LIMESTONE Darren Weir Dean Yendall 19 55kg 76

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 Nominations close the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries for the Group 1 sprint will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations drew 22 three-year-olds including Roman Consul Stakes winner Viridine for Godolphin, the Gerald Ryan-trained shock Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist and three Lindsay Park-trained fillies led by Blue Sapphire Stakes winner Formality who has a gun record over the distance (6:3-1-1).

Read more on the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 Nominations.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 11×53 ANDAZ G 3 Chris Waller 72
2 7×12121 BANDIPUR C 3 James Cummings 79
3 11110×2133 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
4 15×218 DRACARYS C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 80
5 5×111 EPTIMUM G 3 Toby Edmonds 83
6 11302×1101 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
7 552124×811 GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 83
8 11115×317 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds 97
9 1x6x71 INVINCIBLE STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 83
10 11×122 JUKEBOX C 3 Aaron Purcell 88
11 21×432 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 100
12 3112x4F5 LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir 76
13 261893 LONE EAGLE C 3 Mick Price 74
14 33x10x3144 MALAHAT C 3 James Cummings 74
15 111×10 MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell 82
16 21151×4 PROPERTY G 3 Robert Smerdon 89
17 2112×826 SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 89
18 34161×7060 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry 95
19 14163×641 TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 107
20 124135×245 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 82
21 11×11 VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings 90
22 52103 WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 65

Coolmore Stud Stakes History

The sprint race is held on the same day as the Victoria Derby, Mackinnon Stakes and Myer Classic. First held in 1933 when Shakuni won, the race has been claimed by some of the most famous sprinters in Australia. In 1978, Manikato added the Ascot Vale Stakes to his list of victories.

Prior to 1965 the Coolmore Stud Stakes was an Autumn Carnival event for two year olds.

Notable Coolmore Stud Stakes winners include High Caste (1939), Comic Court (1948), Vain (1969), Surround (1976), Manikato (1978), Rose Of Kingston (1981), Encosta De Lago (1996), Alinghi (2004) and Weekend Hussler (2007).

Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

In the table below you will find the top 3 place getters and Coolmore Stud Stakes winners from the year 2000 to present.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Merchant Navy 1 minute 9.10 seconds
2nd Invincible Star
3rd Formality
2016
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Flying Artie 1 minute 8.98 seconds
2nd Astern
3rd Star Turn
2015
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Japonisme 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Keen Array
3rd Counterattack
2014
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Delectation
3rd Kuro
2013
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Zoustar 1 minute 9.23 seconds
2nd Not Listenin’tome
3rd Lion Of Belfort
2012
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Nechita 1 minute 8.59 seconds
2nd Jolie Bay
3rd Shamexpress
2011
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Foxwedge
3rd Satin Shoes
2010
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Star Witness 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Curtana
3rd Shrapnel
2009
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Headway 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd King Pulse
3rd Shellscrape
2008
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Northern Meteor 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Fist of Fury
3rd All American
2007
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Scenic Blast
2006
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Splashing Out
3rd Churchill Downs
2005
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Ferocity 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Jadescent
3rd Undoubtedly
2004
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Alinghi 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Barley A Moment
3rd Tirade
2003
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Scaredee Cat 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Lago Delight
3rd Dilly Dally
2002
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Innovation Girl 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Cool Trent
3rd Titanic Jack
2001
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st North Boy 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Ustinov
3rd Malagra Miss
2000
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st So Gorgeous 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd Sort It Out