Coolmore Stud Stakes

The 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes will run on October 29th at Flemington Racecourse.

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Astern Heads 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

Astern Heads 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The John O’Shea-trained Golden Rose winner Astern is early favourite of the 16 three-year-old sprinters making up the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2016 nominations for this Saturday at Flemington Racecourse.

Astern is narrow early favourite to win Saturday’s Coolmore Stud Stakes 2016 down the Flemington straight on Derby Day. Photo: Steve Hart.

Despite the $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud ...

The 2016 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 $500,000 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), Longines Mile (1600m) and Myer Classic (1600m).

The 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes will be part of Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday October 29th .

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2016
Date: October 29th , 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

The Coolmore Stud Stakes field attracts some very high quality three year olds. One of the shorter sprints for three year olds at Group 1 level, the Coolmore Stud Stakes field puts on a great show each year. Punters tend to keep a fairly close eye on the Coolmore Stud Stakes field to get an idea of form for the next crop of three year olds.

The 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes field will be published below once final acceptances are taken on October 26, 2016.

The current all-in futures 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes odds are listed in the table below on the likely Coolmore Stud Stakes field, betting provided by

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations draw horses from around Australia, with a large majority already racing on the Melbourne circuit. Because of the race’s illustrious status, the Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations attract just about any young three year old with a legitimate crack at the Group 1 title.

The 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations closed on Monday October 24 with Racing Victoria (RV) receiving 16 early entries led by the likes of the Mick Price-trained Moir Stakes winner Extreme Choice and Godolphin galloper Astern.

See below for the full 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations and follow the link for an early race preview on the entries.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1×50 APIATA (NZ) C 3 David Brideoake 63
2 31×291 ARCHIVES C 3 John O’Shea 84
3 1x101x112 ASTERN C 3 John O’Shea 107
4 1x1121x43 CAPITALIST C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 104
5 2x44224x2 CHARNLEY RIVER C 3 Stuart Kendrick
6 12 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 65
7 6×1203 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 75
8 1118×1 EXTREME CHOICE C 3 Mick Price 111
9 2x123x1 FLYING ARTIE C 3 Mick Price 98
10 1756×15311 KENTUCKY MISS F 3 Joseph Pride 82
11 210×585 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) C 3 Tony Noonan 74
12 2x830x6049 NIKITAS C 3 Chris Waller 75
13 1111 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
14 253×1156 SARACINO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 95
15 31x256x121 STAR TURN C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
16 151 VERSTAPPEN C 3 Danny O’Brien 68

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
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Japonisme 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Keen Array
3rd Counterattack
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1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Delectation
3rd Kuro
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1st Zoustar 1 minute 9.23 seconds
2nd Not Listenin’tome
3rd Lion Of Belfort
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1st Nechita 1 minute 8.59 seconds
2nd Jolie Bay
3rd Shamexpress
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1st Sepoy 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Foxwedge
3rd Satin Shoes
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1st Star Witness 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Curtana
3rd Shrapnel
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1st Headway 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd King Pulse
3rd Shellscrape
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1st Northern Meteor 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Fist of Fury
3rd All American
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1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Scenic Blast
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1st Gold Edition 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Splashing Out
3rd Churchill Downs
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1st Ferocity 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Jadescent
3rd Undoubtedly
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1st Alinghi 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Barley A Moment
3rd Tirade
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1st Scaredee Cat 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Lago Delight
3rd Dilly Dally
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1st Innovation Girl 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Cool Trent
3rd Titanic Jack
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1st North Boy 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Ustinov
3rd Malagra Miss
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1st So Gorgeous 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd Sort It Out