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

2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Exceedance
  • 2nd: #2 Bivouac
  • 3rd: #12 Libertini



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 2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes was part of Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday November 2, 2019 and was won by the Team Hawkes-trained Exceedance.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 2, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1.5 million

2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Exceedance
  • 2nd: #2 Bivouac
  • 3rd: #12 Libertini

The Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 Results saw the Team Hawkes-trained Exceedance further increase his value at stud with a thrilling victory over the Godolphin-raced favourite Bivouac (2nd) and gun filly Libertini (3rd).

Read more on the 2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes win by Exceedance.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 6 EXCEEDANCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 57kg $3.80
2 2 BIVOUAC James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.4L 2 57kg $3.30F
3 12 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 1.9L 4 55kg $4.80
4 13 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Jamie Kah 4.65L 8 55kg $31
5 14 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Luke Nolen 4.75L 7 55kg $41
6 5 COSMIC FORCE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 4.85L 6 57kg $7
7 8 ALABAMA EXPRESS Michael Moroney James Winks 5.05L 13 57kg $41
8 15 BROADWAYANDFOURTH Mitchell Freedman Jye McNeil 8.3L 12 55kg $20
9 7 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR John Sadler Ms Linda Meech 8.7L 1 57kg $41
10 3 ACCESSION Chris Waller Michael Walker 9.45L 5 57kg $26
11 9 CARDIFF Gerald Ryan John Allen 10.7L 3 57kg $101
12 11 EXETER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Mott 13.45L 11 57kg $201
13 10 RUUCA Toby & Trent Edmonds Craig Williams 13.85L 9 57kg $31
1 MICROPHONE James Cummings James Doyle 0
4 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 0

2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 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.

2019 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 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day and published in full below.

The 2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes field drew 15 star young sprinters with the favourite Bivouac in barrier three looking to atone for his unplaced Manikato run as the beaten odds-on fancy. Four fillies take on the boys in this year’s Coolmore with Libertini (5) the danger.

Read more on the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 Field & Odds led by Bivouac.

Update: Godolphin’s Flemington specialist #1 Microphone (2) has been scratched from the Coolmore Stud Stakes field due to unsatisfactory blood work.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 121121×3 MICROPHONE James Cummings James Doyle 2 57kg 105
2 3141×12116 BIVOUAC James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 108
3 124x226x55 ACCESSION Chris Waller Michael Walker 6 57kg 83
4 123015×426 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 15 57kg 86
5 1x2218x21 COSMIC FORCE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7 57kg 95
6 13×133 EXCEEDANCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 57kg 96
7 152×231 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR John Sadler Ms Linda Meech 1 57kg 78
8 1×251 ALABAMA EXPRESS Michael Moroney James Winks 14 57kg 76
9 4518×61422 CARDIFF Gerald Ryan John Allen 4 57kg 71
10 1×31 RUUCA Toby & Trent Edmonds Craig Williams 10 57kg 70
11 681×0100 EXETER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Mott 12 57kg 67
12 211×113 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 5 55kg 94
13 2213131×22 LI’L KONTRA Ryan Balfour Jamie Kah 9 55kg 82
14 1x55x53 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Luke Nolen 8 55kg 77
15 311 BROADWAYANDFOURTH Mitchell Freedman Jye McNeil 13 55kg 75

2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 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 2019 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations feature 18 classy young sprinters including $14 million The Everest winner Yes Yes Yes for Chris Waller. Current favourite is the Golden Rose champ Bivouac who is tipped to atone for his last start sixth as the beaten odds-on favourite at The Valley in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes. Manikato Stakes winning filly Loving Gaby is another standout in the Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations this year.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 211x17x221 YES YES YES C 3 Chris Waller 1 57kg 114
2 121121×3 MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 105
3 16422×121 LOVING GABY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 55kg 110
4 3141×12116 BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings 4 57kg 108
5 124x226x55 ACCESSION C 3 Chris Waller 5 57kg 83
6 123015×426 DUBIOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 57kg 86
7 1x2218x21 COSMIC FORCE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 57kg 95
8 211×113 LIBERTINI F 3 Anthony Cummings 8 55kg 94
9 2213131×22 LI’L KONTRA F 3 Ryan Balfour 9 55kg 82
10 13×133 EXCEEDANCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 57kg 96
11 152×231 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR C 3 John Sadler 11 57kg 78
12 152×11 CALIFORNIA ZIMBOL F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 12 55kg 82
13 311 BROADWAYANDFOURTH F 3 Mitchell Freedman 13 55kg 75
14 1×251 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney 14 57kg 76
15 1×31 RUUCA C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 15 57kg 70
16 1x55x53 BROOKLYN HUSTLE F 3 Jason Warren 16 55kg 77
17 4518×61422 CARDIFF C 3 Gerald Ryan 17 57kg 71
18 681×0100 EXETER C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 57kg 67

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
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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