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.

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Home Affairs
  • 2nd: #12 Bruckner
  • 3rd: #2 Artorius



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 Cantala Stakes (1600m) and Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes ran as part of Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday October 30, 2021 and was won in runaway fashion by the Chris Waller-trained Home Affairs ($5). 

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1.5 million

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Home Affairs ($5)
  • 2nd: #12 Bruckner
  • 3rd: #2 Artorius

The Chris Waller-trained Home Affairs was brilliant in his first run down the Flemington straight, jockey James McDonald riding the youngster to a powerhouse three length win in the 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes results.

Click here to read more on the big won by Home Affairs for Waller in the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 13 57kg $5
2 12 BRUCKNER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3L 1 57kg $81
3 2 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Glen Boss 3.5L 4 57kg $9
4 8 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Brett Prebble 3.8L 15 57kg $31
5 16 BATTLETON Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 4.3L 10 57kg $151
6 13 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 4.4L 5 57kg $61
7 15 MINSK MOMENT Chris Waller Michael Dee 4.9L 16 57kg $81
8 3 INGRATIATING James Cummings Daniel Moor 5.1L 8 57kg $31
9 1 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Luke Nolen 5.6L 2 57kg $101
10 9 EXTREME WARRIOR Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 5.8L 9 57kg $3.40F
11 14 MARINE ONE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 6.3L 11 57kg $61
12 6 PAULELE James Cummings Damien Oliver 6.4L 6 57kg $5.50
13 11 SWORD OF STATE Jamie Richards Luke Currie 6.9L 7 57kg $91
14 7 KALLOS James Cummings Fred Kersley 7.3L 14 57kg $15
15 10 EXTREME FLIGHT Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 7.5L 3 57kg $101
16 4 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 10.25L 12 57kg $7
17 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 
The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be updated here once the event takes place on 2021.

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day and published in full below.

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes field is now out with 17 hopeful young sprinters set to face off down the famous ‘Straight Six’ on Derby Day including Golden Rose champion In The Congo, the Godolphin-raced Group 2 Roman Consul winner out of Sydney Paulele and progressive race favourite Extreme Warrior.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes field and betting markets.

Scratched: #17 Gimme Par (14) – the sole filly in the race – has been scratched due to slight lameness and heads for a spell.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x721610x57 SHAQUERO Chris Waller 2 57kg 90
2 2116×2243 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Glen Boss 4 57kg 104
3 21253×1293 INGRATIATING James Cummings Daniel Moor 8 57kg 100
4 122121 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 12 57kg 105
5 2138×19 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 13 57kg 94
6 1x671x1221 PAULELE James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 57kg 92
7 442×11 KALLOS James Cummings Fred Kersley 15 57kg 92
8 135x200x17 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Brett Prebble 16 57kg 81
9 2x25x11 EXTREME WARRIOR Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 9 57kg 84
10 36111 EXTREME FLIGHT Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 3 57kg 77
11 13111×75 SWORD OF STATE Jamie Richards Luke Currie 7 57kg 98
12 30×113 BRUCKNER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 57kg 86
13 211140×84 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 5 57kg 77
14 3x567x11 MARINE ONE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 11 57kg 70
15 1×13 MINSK MOMENT Chris Waller 17 57kg 72
16 112 BATTLETON Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 10 57kg 72
17 2x1x14 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 14 55kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 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 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations attracted 23 three-year-old sprinters led in all-in betting by Blue Sapphire Stakes winning colt Extreme Warrior and Artorious coming down in distance off a Group 1 Caulfield Guineas third to subsequent Cox Plate runner-up Anamoe.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x721610x57 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 1 57kg 90
2 2116×2243 ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 2 57kg 104
3 21253×1293 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 3 57kg 100
4 122121 IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 57kg 105
5 1x671x1221 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 5 57kg 92
6 2138×19 HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller 6 57kg 94
7 1x1x326 DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 7 55kg 90
8 11×331 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 57kg 83
9 442×11 KALLOS C 3 James Cummings 9 57kg 92
10 2x1x14 GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 10 55kg 82
11 135x200x17 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 11 57kg 81
12 11×514 SERADESS F 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 12 55kg 80
13 2x25x11 EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 13 57kg 84
14 36111 EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 14 57kg 77
15 13111×75 SWORD OF STATE C 3 Jamie Richards 15 57kg 98
16 30×113 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 57kg 86
17 3x567x11 MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 17 57kg 70
18 1×13 MINSK MOMENT C 3 Chris Waller 18 57kg 72
19 211140×84 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 19 57kg 77
20 112 BATTLETON C 3 Bjorn Baker 20 57kg 72
21 3x323x3603 MORIOKA F 3 Chris Waller 21 55kg 64
22 148 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald 22 55kg 63
23 38 MIDNIGHT HUSSY F 3 Clinton McDonald 23 55kg 59

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).

In 2021 trainer Chris Waller celebrated back-to-back wins and his fifth in nine years with Home Affairs winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

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
2021
Coolmore Stud Stakes
1st Home Affairs 1 minute 8.73 seconds
2nd Bruckner
3rd Artorius
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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