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The All-Star Mile is a $5 million Special Condition feature held in Melbourne during the autumn where punters can vote for what horses they want to run.
2023 All-Star Mile Race Results
- 1st: #4 Mr Brightside
- 2nd: #3 Cascadian
- 3rd: #9 The Inevitable
The All-Star Mile News
- All-Star Mile 2023 Tips & Best Bets
- Alligator Blood Heads 2023 All-Star Mile Field & Betting: Drawn Barrier 7
- Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2023 Results: Jacquinot Wins On Protest
- The All-Star Mile 2022 Results: Zaaki Salutes for Punters From Outside Barrier
- 2022 The All-Star Mile Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report
The All-Star Mile is one of the richest races added to the Australian Racing calendar for the first time in 2019 and is part of the growing number of Special Condition races held down under.
An Australian first, The All-Star Mile is a unique initiative or Racing Victoria and is the only event in the country that punters get the chance to vote horses into the field.
Now offering $5 million in prize money, The All-Star Mile is a key feature of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival held in mid-March on the weekend after Flemington’s ‘Super Saturday’.
Run at the different major race tracks in Melbourne, the inaugural The All-Star Mile was contested at Flemington and won by star Tasmanian-trained filly and last start Australian Guineas champ Mystic Journey.
The 2020 edition of The All-Star Mile ran at Caulfield Racecourse, the weight-for-age event run over 1600m by a capacity field of 15 starters plus four emergencies.
In 2021 The All-Star Mile was run at The Valley and won by the NSW-trained Mugatoo.
In 2022 the event returned to Flemington Racecourse, with Headquarters the first track to host the race twice, and was won by the favourite Zaaki.
The 2022 All-Star Mile form was franked with the winner Zaaki going on to perform well in a host of subsequent races over the following 12 months including third placings in the Group 1 Doomben Cup, Underwood Stakes and Caulfield Stakes. He also finished fourth in the 2022 Cox Plate results before successfully defending his title in the Group 1 VRC Champions Stakes over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The All-Star Mile runner-up from 2022, I’m Thunderstruck, further franked the form running second next-up in Sydney’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m). He returned that spring and ran second in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes before winning the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes over the Flemington mile. I’m Thunderstruck also ran second in that year’s Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate.
The 2023 All-Star Mile returned to Moonee Valley Racecourse, The Valley the second course following Flemington to host the race twice, and was won by the previous year’s fourth place-getter Mr Brightside for Lindsay Park.
The All-Star Mile 2023 ran at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday March 18, 2023 and was won by the Ben & JD Hayes-trained Mr Brightside ($6.50).
|The All-Star Mile 2023|
|Date:||Saturday March 18, 2023|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Prize Money:||$5 million|
2023 The All-Star Mile Results
- 1st: #4 Mr Brightside ($6.50)
- 2nd: #3 Cascadian
- 3rd: #9 The Inevitable
The Ben & JD Hayes-trained Doncaster Mile winner from 2022, Mr Brightside ($6.50) was too good for his rivals at The Valley improving on a lead-up Futurity Stakes second to bolt home in The All-Star Mile 2023 results ahead of Godolphin-raced eight-year-old Cascadian and Tassie raider The Inevitable.
2023 The All-Star Mile Results & Finishing Order
|1||4||MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)||Ben & JD Hayes||Luke Currie||2||59kg||$6.50|
|2||3||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Ben Melham||0.5L||14||59kg||$21|
|3||9||THE INEVITABLE||Scott Brunton||David Pires||0.9L||3||59kg||$19|
|4||2||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||1.2L||7||59kg||$2.70F|
|5||13||NUGGET (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damien Oliver||2.2L||1||59kg||$16|
|6||12||POUNDING||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3.7L||12||59kg||$31|
|7||11||GENTLEMAN ROY||Ben & JD Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||4.95L||10||59kg||$26|
|8||5||SO SI BON||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||5.15L||15||59kg||$101|
|9||7||AEGON (NZ)||Andrew Forsman||Blaike McDougall||5.9L||8||59kg||$31|
|10||6||LAWS OF INDICES (IRE)||Annabel Neasham||Oisin Murphy||6.1L||6||59kg||$11|
|11||1||I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Daniel Moor||6.85L||5||59kg||$6.50|
|12||15||SHEEZA BELTER||Peter & Paul Snowden||William Pike||6.95L||13||54kg||$13|
|13||14||KEATS (IRE)||Gavin Bedggood||Craig Newitt||10.2L||4||59kg||$61|
|14||10||MY OBERON (IRE)||Annabel Neasham||Jamie Mott||10.95L||11||59kg||$31|
|15||8||ALENQUER (FR)||Michael Moroney||Jordan Childs||14.95L||9||59kg||$31|
|16e||THE FORTUNE TELLER||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 All-Star Mile Betting Odds
Futures betting on The All-Star Mile opens weeks ahead of the race and heats up once voting on the Top 10 All-Star Mile horses opens.
The All-Star Mile odds on the potential runners in the $5 million feature firm as the autumn Group 1 races are run and won, especially any three-year-old that wins the Australian Guineas, a race the inaugural The All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey took out in the lead-up.
Once The All-Star Mile final field is released, betting markets are confirmed and updated odds will be available below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.
Zaaki ($2.40 in 2022) was the last favourite in The All-Star Mile betting to win.
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2023 The All-Star Mile Form Guide
2023 The All-Star Mile Tips
Stay tuned for our exclusive The All-Star Mile 2023 Tips and best bets on the world’s richest mile race this autumn!
- Favourite: #2 Alligator Blood ($2.90 at time of publish)
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott’s Queensland expat looks a huge winning hope for the All-Star punters with this year’s highest vote-getter racing second-up with the mile to suit. He was excellent fresh winning the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Sandown before being wound-up. A genuine weight-for-age champion this six-year-old son of All Too Hard just keeps giving and keeps finding. Great record at the 1600m (5:2-2-0) and gets the run of the race from the gate (7). Not the strongest edition of the event and he’s the class.
- The Danger: #1 I’m Thunderstruck ($6.50 at time of publish)
Last year’s runner-up to Zaaki in this event (at Flemington) is on the drift in All-Star Mile betting and represents lovely value at his current price. The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained son of Shocking is a genuine miler (4:2-2-0) and presents fit third-up and ready to peak at The Valley. Has had two runs for a first and second at the track. He returns to Moonee Valley for the first time since crossing just a quarter-length off Anamoe in last year’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate quinella, and that looks a very nice form line. Fourth fresh in the CF Orr under a length beaten and caught the eye last start running third behind his two main rivals again in the Mile in the Futurity. Will be right in the finish again no doubt.
- Best Bet: #4 Mr Brightside ($6.50 at time of publish)
While the Gator looks a huge chance to salute for the punters the value looks to be Mr Brightside for the in-form Ben & JD Hayes stable. Luke Currie rides the Bullbars five-year-old who has an inside barrier two draw at his pet track. He’s been brilliant at the notoriously tight circuit including winning the Group 2 Feehan Stakes here over the mile by 4.5 lengths last September. CF fifth, Futurity second, All-Star first?
- Best Roughie: #Pounding ($31 at time of publish)
Outside of the dominant trio there’s value to be had with big odds on the rest of the field. A forgotten chance for Peter Moody in terrific form ticking plenty of boxes at 30/1. This Exceed And Excel four-year-old won three 1600m races on the trot starting back in December including the Group 3 Carlyon Cup by two lengths from a wide alley. Went to Flemington at the start of this month for the Group 2 Blamey Stakes and finished second up in grade. This is tougher again, but he is an out-and-out 1600m horse (9:5-2-1) and loves The Valley (3:2-0-0) and with the right ride can surprise a few of these.
2023 The All-Star Mile Field
The official 2023 The All-Star Mile Final Field & Barriers are announced on Tuesday March 14, 2023 and will be listed below.
The All-Star Mile 2023 field has been confirmed with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Alligator Blood favourite drawn ideally mid-field in barrier seven. Last year’s runner-up I’m Thunderstruck returns as the danger again in barrier five, while Mr Brightside for Ben & JD Hayes jumps near the inside from gate two as the other single-figure fancy.
The withdrawal of Peter Moody’s I Wish I Win to instead be saved for Sydney’s TJ Smith Stakes on April 1 sees 100/1 shot So Si Bon, a nine-year-old with 88 career starts, come in to complete the official All-Star Mile line-up this autumn.
2023 All-Star Mile Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x214225x43||I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Daniel Moor||5||59kg||116|
|2||1x721551x1||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||7||59kg||117|
|3||1x341154x5||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Ben Melham||14||59kg||113|
|4||x115473x52||MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)||Ben & JD Hayes||Luke Currie||2||59kg||112|
|5||4235734120||SO SI BON||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||15||59kg||98|
|6||9x42833x64||LAWS OF INDICES (IRE)||Annabel Neasham||Oisin Murphy||6||59kg||110|
|7||00x6142x64||AEGON (NZ)||Andrew Forsman||Blaike McDougall||8||59kg||106|
|8||9x1616x69x||ALENQUER (FR)||Michael Moroney||Jordan Childs||9||59kg||114|
|9||412×111111||THE INEVITABLE||Scott Brunton||David Pires||3||59kg||106|
|10||61x13x16x6||MY OBERON (IRE)||Annabel Neasham||Jamie Mott||11||59kg||109|
|11||1x2146x124||GENTLEMAN ROY||Ben & JD Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||10||59kg||107|
|12||5125821112||POUNDING||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||12||59kg||104|
|13||x14x211135||NUGGET (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damien Oliver||1||59kg||105|
|14||0141210×43||KEATS (IRE)||Gavin Bedggood||Craig Newitt||4||59kg||95|
|15||311x81x783||SHEEZA BELTER||Peter & Paul Snowden||William Pike||13||54kg||108|
|16e||152732×30||THE FORTUNE TELLER||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||0||56kg||77|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
The All-Star Mile field was expanded in 2020 to 15 runners, 10 of which are voted in by the public. After originally only being open to Australian racing fans, voting on the Top 10 All-Star Mile horses was opened up to New Zealand residents.
A further two horses in The All-Star mile field may come via the ‘win and you’re in’ events leading-up to the race. The winner of both the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) get a ballot free ride into the All-Star mile should connections chose to accept for their Auto-Entry Race Winners.
A body of Racing Victoria specialists then determine three Wildcard entries for The All-Star Mile along with six Provisional Emergencies that can gain a start should any number of the Top 10 Horses, Auto-Race Entry Winners and or Wildcard entries chose not to accept.
2032 The All-Star Mile Top 10 Vote-Getters
The Top 10 vote-getters confirmed a start in the 15-horse The All Star Mile 2023 field will be updated here once announced by Racing Victoria.
Voting on The All-Star Mile 2023 horses opens on Monday, January 23, 2023 and closes on Sunday, February 26, 2023.
The final Top 10 horses were announced on Racing.com at 6.30pm (AEDT) Tuesday February 28, 2023.
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Alligator Blood headed the 2023 All-Star Mile voting with 18,301 votes, and ‘The Gator’ kick off his autumn with a win in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes on Blue Diamond Day.
2023 All-Star Mile Top 10 Votegetters
1. Alligator Blood (Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott) – 18,301 votes
I Wish I Win (Peter Moody) – 16,002 votes – Withdrawn
3. I’m Thunderstruck (Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr) – 15,416 votes
4. Mr Brightside (Ben and JD Hayes) – 9,661 votes
5. Nugget (Ciaron Maher and David Eustace) – 6,963 votes
6. The Inevitable (Scott Brunton) – 5,897 votes
Tuvalu (Lindsey Smith) – 4,617 votes – Withdrawn on vet’s advice (lung infection)
Jacquinot (Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr) – 3,998 votes – Withdrawn
9. Keats (Gavin Bedggood) – 2,851 votes
10. Gentleman Roy (Ben and JD Hayes) – 2,707 votes
2023 The All-Star Mile Wildcards
The five All-Star Mile Wildcards to be accepted in the 15-horse field are:
1. Alenquer (Mike Moroney)
2. Laws Of Indices (Annabel Neasham)
3. Pounding (Peter Moody)
4. Aegon (Andrew Forsman)
5. My Oberon (Annabel Neasham)
2023 The All-Star Mile Provisional Emergencies
The Provisional Emergencies to make the 2023 The All-Star Mile field this season will be detailed here closer to the race.
The original number one provisional emergency, Fangirl, had secured a start in the 2023 The All-Star Mile field following the withdrawal of the number eight top vote-getter Jacquinot who will instead be dropped back in distance for the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) on April 15 in Sydney.
Connections of the Chris Waller-trained mare however have opted to keep Fangirl in Sydney with the Godolphin-raced Cascadian (original second provisional emergency) now into the All-Star Mile field. Cascadian ran fifth in last year’s race after gaining a start as an emergency and powering home from last in a big late run.
Peter & Paul Snowden’s Group 1 winning filly Sheeza Belta (original third provisional emergency) is now also into The All-Star Mile after the withdrawal of the seventh top vote-getter Tuvalu (lung infection) on vet’s advice.
The updated provisional emergency list as of 9/3/23 is below:
No. Horse | Trainer | Current Prize Money Earnings (correct at time of publish)
1. Mo’unga (NZ) | Annabel Neasham | $1,191,600
2. Elliptical | A & S Freedman | $1,150,375
3. Hinged | Chris Waller | $1,066,625
4. Sibaaq (GB) | Annabel Neasham | $872,050
5. Callsign Mav (NZ) | Danny O’Brien | $835,500
6. Converge | Waterhouse, Bott | $793,800
7. Zougotcha | Chris Waller | $772,000
8. Uncle Bryn (GB) | Busuttin & Young | $624,100
9. Old Flame (GB) | Peter & Paul Snowden | $627,075
10. Hezashocka (NZ) | Price & Kent (Jnr) | $619,100
11. Osipenko (NZ) | Chris Waller | $595,625
12. Bankers Choice (NZ) | Michael Moroney | $522,000
13. Chain Of Lightning | Peter G Moody | $411,250
14. Boogie Dancer | Peter G Moody| $376,500
15. Mirra Vision | Peter & Paul Snowden | $361,875
16. Excelida | Ben & JD Hayes | $354,325
17. Espiona | Chris Waller | $322,740
18. Ruthless Dame (NZ) | Maher & Eustace | $280,800
19. So Si Bon | Ben & JD Hayes | $252,075
20. The Fortune Teller | Maher & Eustace | $229,500
21. Here To Shock (NZ) | Ben & JD Hayes | $204,100
22. Third Realm (GB) | A & S Freedman | $249,000
19. Chain Of Lightning | Peter G Moody | $411,250
2023 The All-Star Mile Nominations
Early nominations for The All-Star Mile 2023 close on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 and will be updated here once confirmed.
The 2023 All-Star Mile nominations feature 41 hopefuls with all-in betting led by top vote-getter and first-up Futurity Stakes champion Alligator Blood.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||00x6142x64||AEGON (NZ)||G||5||Andrew Forsman||106|
|2||9x1616x69x||ALENQUER (FR)||H||5||Michael Moroney||114|
|3||1x721551x1||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||G||6||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||116|
|4||6x770261x6||BANKERS CHOICE (NZ)||G||5||Michael Moroney||104|
|5||5111614×6||BOOGIE DANCER||F||3||Peter G Moody||90|
|6||80x61052x0||CALLSIGN MAV (NZ)||G||6||Danny O’Brien||109|
|7||91x341154x||CASCADIAN (GB)||G||8||James Cummings||113|
|8||x111310x38||CHAIN OF LIGHTNING||M||4||Peter G Moody||104|
|9||3120x6900x||CONVERGE||G||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||104|
|10||1x43227x1||ELLIPTICAL||C||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman||104|
|12||33x5163x73||EXCELIDA||M||6||Ben & JD Hayes||102|
|14||21x2146x12||GENTLEMAN ROY||G||6||Ben & JD Hayes||104|
|15||1x4417x261||HERE TO SHOCK (NZ)||G||5||Ben & JD Hayes||81|
|16||132120423x||HEZASHOCKA (NZ)||G||5||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||104|
|18||123x1151x2||I WISH I WIN (NZ)||G||4||Peter G Moody||110|
|19||x214225x43||I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)||G||5||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||116|
|20||36x1159x11||JACQUINOT||C||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||111|
|21||0141210×43||KEATS (IRE)||G||6||Gavin Bedggood||86|
|22||816112×74||LACED UP HEELS||F||3||Luke Fernie||80|
|23||9x42833x64||LAWS OF INDICES (IRE)||H||5||Annabel Neasham||110|
|24||268x9722x6||MIRRA VISION||M||6||Peter & Paul Snowden||104|
|25||x032852x53||MO’UNGA (NZ)||H||5||Annabel Neasham||112|
|26||x115473x52||MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)||G||5||Ben & JD Hayes||112|
|27||61x13x16x6||MY OBERON (IRE)||G||6||Annabel Neasham||109|
|28||x14x211135||NUGGET (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||104|
|29||123x12713x||OLD FLAME (GB)||H||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||102|
|30||12x73x51||OSIPENKO (NZ)||C||3||Chris Waller||92|
|31||2512582111||POUNDING||G||4||Peter G Moody||89|
|32||11×32||RUTHLESS DAME (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||80|
|33||0311x81x78||SHEEZA BELTER||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||104|
|34||219x2232x4||SIBAAQ (GB)||G||5||Annabel Neasham||101|
|35||0423573412||SO SI BON||G||9||Ben & JD Hayes||96|
|36||152732×3||THE FORTUNE TELLER||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||76|
|37||412×111111||THE INEVITABLE||G||7||Scott Brunton||104|
|38||74x319x64x||THIRD REALM (GB)||H||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman||99|
|40||x6220151x8||UNCLE BRYN (GB)||G||5||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||104|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
The All-Star Mile History
The All-Star Mile was first contested in 2019 and took place at Flemington Racecourse. The race will rotate around the three major metropolitan racetracks in Melbourne going to Caulfield in 2020 and Moonee Valley in 2021. It returned to Flemington in 2022 and then Moonee Valley in 2023.
The inaugural The All-Star Mile winner was the Tasmanian-trained filly Mystic Journey who came off an historical Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) victory where she became the first Group 1 winner from Tasmanian in a century.
The second edition of The All-Star Mile took place at a closed Caulfield Racecourse due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The results were dominated by the Perth-trained stablemates Regal Power (1st) and Superstorm (2nd).
The All-Star Mile Winners
See below for The All-Star Mile winners, place-getters and winning times since the race’s inauguration in 2019.
The All-Star Mile
|1st||Mr Brightside||1 minute 34.47 seconds|
The All-Star Mile
|1st||Zaaki||1 minute 36.54 seconds|
|3rd||Streets Of Avalon|
The All-Star Mile
|1st||Mugatoo||1 minute 39.82 seconds|
The All-Star Mile
|1st||Regal Power||1 minute 36.57 seconds|
The All-Star Mile
|1st||Mystic Journey||1 minute 35.7 seconds|