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

2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 September Run
  • 2nd: #12 Swats That
  • 3rd: #2 Wild Ruler



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 $1.5 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 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).

The 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes ran as part of Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday October 31, 2020 and was won by Chris Waller’s brilliant filly September Run. 

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday October 31, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1.5 million

2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #14 September Run
  • 2nd: #12 Swats That
  • 3rd: #2 Wild Ruler

Click here to read about the brilliant 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 14 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 55kg $4F
2 12 SWATS THATSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 1.75L 9 55kg $7.50
3 2 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 1.85L 14 57kg $5
4 6 DOUBTLAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3.6L 1 57kg $21
5 13 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 4.35L 6 55kg $31
6 10 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 4.85L 11 57kg $91
7 3 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Hugh Bowman 5.05L 7 57kg $71
8 5 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 7.3L 8 57kg $21
9 9 EXTRA TIME Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Kerrin McEvoy 7.7L 4 57kg $151
10 1 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 8.95L 10 57kg $5
11 11 FLYING AWARD Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 9.95L 5 57kg $21
12 4 GLENFIDDICH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10.25L 3 57kg $17
13 8 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 13.25L 13 57kg $21
14 7 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 15.25L 2 57kg $16

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Coolmore Stud Stakes 2020 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.

September Run ($4 in 2020) was the last favourite in Coolmore Stud Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 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 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) run over the mile around three weeks before.

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day and published in full below.

Chris Waller’s in-form filly September Run (12) rising notably in grade is early favourite in the 14-horse 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes field this weekend as she looks to defeat the likes of Golden Slipper champ Farnan and the widely-drawn Wild Ruler (14).

Click here to read about the top chances in the 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field & Betting Market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 110111×5 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 10 57kg 105
2 1x238x11 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 14 57kg 93
3 133×3660 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 86
4 2502162×31 GLENFIDDICH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 57kg 100
5 23×2531 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 8 57kg 92
6 11×513 DOUBTLAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 1 57kg 92
7 36x211x113 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2 57kg 90
8 11919×613 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah 13 57kg 85
9 271×846631 EXTRA TIME Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Kerrin McEvoy 4 57kg 75
10 6x611x10x OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Dee 11 57kg 82
11 221×20 FLYING AWARD Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 57kg 77
12 10×211 SWATS THATSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Leon & Troy Corstens John Allen 9 55kg 89
13 1x25208x12 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 6 55kg 80
14 04x11x511 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 55kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The Coolmore Stud Stakes 2020 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 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations feature 16 three-year-olds including four fillies led by the Chris Waller-trained September Run.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 36x211x113 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 11×513 DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 271×846631 EXTRA TIME G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
4 110111×5 FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
5 221×20 FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien 77
6 2502162×31 GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody 100
7 11919×613 HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
8 133×3660 MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson 86
9 1x25208x12 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
10 6x611x10x OUR PLAYBOY C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
11 1541 PORTLAND SKY C 3 Matt Laurie
12 23×2531 RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
13 04x11x511 SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller 86
14 10×211 SWATS THATSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 89
15 1x238x11 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
16 21×11 WRITTEN BEAUTY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 placegetters and Coolmore Stud Stakes winners from the year 2000 to present.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st September Run 1 minute 9.61 seconds
2nd Swats That
3rd Wild Ruler
2019
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Exceedance 1 minute 9.76 seconds
2nd Bivouac
3rd Libertini
2018
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Sunlight 1 minute 8.72 seconds
2nd Zousain
3rd Lean Mean Machine
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

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