The All-Star Mile

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.

2022 All-Star Mile Race Results

  • 1st: #2 Zaaki
  • 2nd: #1 I'm Thunderstruck
  • 3rd: #4 Streets Of Avalon



The All-Star Mile – known in 2022 as the The Seppelt Wines All-Star Mileis one of the richest and youngest 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 Seppelt Wines All-Star Mile 2022 ran at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 19, 2022 and was won by the Annabel Neasham-trained favourite Zaaki ($2.40F).

The All-Star Mile 2022
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $5 million

2022 The All-Star Mile Results

  • 1st: #2 Zaaki ($2.40F)
  • 2nd: #1 I’m Thunderstruck
  • 3rd: #4 Streets Of Avalon

The Annabel Neashm-trained star Zaaki ($2.40F) returned to winning form second-up, given a gun ride from the outside alley (15 of 15) by Jamie Kah to dominate The All-Star Mile 2022 results.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2022 The All-Star Mile win by the favourite Zaaki.

2022 The All-Star Mile Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 15 59kg
2 1 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1.5L 1 59kg
3 4 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 2.25L 3 59kg
4 8 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 3.5L 2 59kg
5 3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.7L 6 59kg
6 12 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 4.45L 4 57kg
7 11 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 4.55L 13 57kg
8 10 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 5.3L 7 57kg
9 9 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Fred Kersley 5.5L 9 57kg
10 15 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Michael Dee 5.6L 8 56kg
11 7 CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Allen 6.1L 10 59kg
12 6 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Lachlan King 7.85L 5 59kg
13 13 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Patrick Moloney 11.35L 11 56kg
14 14 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12.35L 12 56kg
15 5 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Craig Newitt 13.85L 14 59kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 All-Star Mile Betting

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.

2022 The All-Star Mile Tips

Stay tuned for our exclusive The All-Star Mile tips and best bets on the world’s richest mile race this autumn!

Favourite: #2 Zaaki ($2.90 at time of publish) 

He’s the deserving favourite with class and improvement on his side, but he does need to turn the tables on Inspirational Girl. It wasn’t his best run fresh at this track/distance last time out, but with a stronger pace in the All-Star Mile and with the benefit of that run he is the obvious one to beat. The draw makes it tricker for Jamie Kah as he’ll need to do it from the carpark, but the spring’s Mackinnon Stakes winner has previously won second-up as favourite when two lengths clear of Probabeel in the Group 1 underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfiled at short odds. The 2000m is more his go, but he’s a star. EACH WAY.

Best Bet: #12 Inspirational Girl ($5.50 at time of publish) 

Only a neck between her and Zaaki when she won the Blamey here last start and, despite having had a few things go her way there, think she can do it again. She needs to improve no doubt, but she’s a firecracker and she’s got that late speed to show them the way home. Gets the run of the race from barrier four with Damian Lane in the saddle again and still improving third-up on Saturday. She’s won without worry third-up before and is only lightly-raced. Group 1 Railway winner back in 2020 and while Zaaki meets her better off in the rematch, think she could be better than a few first thought. BEST BET.

Best Roughie: #3 Cascadian ($21 at time of publish)

There are plenty at double-figures that can add value to the trifecta, but going to give Cascadian another chance. The James Cummings-trained seven-year-old is yet to win from five starts at HQ, but he’s a four-time place-getter at the track so he doesn’t exactly hate it here. Genuine star at a mile and think he will relish the drop back in distance on the quick back-up off a disappointing Australian Cup fifth here over 2000m last Saturday. Prior to that he won the Peter Young Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield second-up off a CF Orr third – a good form race if you like Inspirational Girl or I’m Thunderstruck to name just a couple. He’s got the right form lines and follows a similar path that has produced success for the Godolphin stalwart in the past. VALUE.

2022 The All-Star Mile Field

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.

The official 2022 The All-Star Mile Final Field & Barriers are announced on Tuesday March 15, 2022 and will be listed below.

The All-Star Mile 2022 field is now confirmed with the favourite Zaaki drawing the carpark out in barrier 15 of 15, while last year’s Golden Eagle winner I’m Thunderstruck is the rails-drawn danger third-up getting back up to a mile.

Click here to read more on the key chances in The All-Star Mile 2022 field and betting markets.

Click here for a complete rundown on the 2022 The All-Star Mile barrier draw.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1311311×55 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1 59kg 112
2 111x1131x2 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Ms Jamie Kah 15 59kg 118
3 545432×315 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 59kg 112
4 2875483×56 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 3 59kg 108
5 40x9560x09 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Craig Newitt 14 59kg 95
6 1224251×76 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Lachlan King 5 59kg 100
7 223x117x28 CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Allen 10 59kg 106
8 1111114×34 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 2 59kg 99
9 x354912x64 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Fred Kersley 9 57kg 107
10 11x3427x13 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 7 57kg 115
11 4117100×41 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 13 57kg 114
12 31112x5x61 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 4 57kg 112
13 x36728x636 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Patrick Moloney 11 56kg 106
14 9x6414x402 LIGHTSABER Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12 56kg 104
15 1×115 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Michael Dee 8 56kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 The All-Star Mile Top 10 Vote-Getters

The Top 10 vote-getters confirmed a start in the 15-horse The All Star Mile 2022 field will be updated here once announced by Racing Victoria.

Voting on The All-Star Mile 2022 horses closed on Sunday February 13, 2022.

Click here to read more on the Top 10 The All-Star Mile 2022 Vote-Getters.

The official list of Top 10 voted 2022 The All-Star Mile horses will be revealed on Wednesday February 16, 2022 and updated below.

  1. Verry Elleegant (NSW) (Trainer – Chris Waller) 17,112 ***
  2. I’m Thunderstruck (VIC) (Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr) 15,974
  3. Zaaki (NSW) (Annabel Neasham) 15,477
  4. Regalo Di Gaetano (SA) (Richard and Chantelle Jolly) 8,610*****
  5. Mr Brightside (VIC) (Ben and JD Hayes) 6,316
  6. Espiona (NSW) (Chris Waller) 6,123******
  7. Elephant (NZ) (David and Emma-Lee Browne) 5,141 **
  8. Lighthouse (VIC) (Ciaron Maher and David Eustace) 3,862****
  9. King Magnus (VIC) (Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock) 3,786
  10. Cascadian (NSW) (James Cummings) *

 * Original number six on the list – Behemoth (SA) (David Jolly) 6,222 – has subsequently been withdrawn due to injury and replaced by the James Cummings-trained Group 1 winner Cascadian.

** Elephant was subsequently withdrawn from The All-Star Mile contention due to injury.

*** Verry Elleegant has been ruled out of The All-Star Mile and will instead head next-up into the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in Sydney.

**** Lighthouse was not a final acceptor, the stable instead racing her in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 12, a Sydney feature which she won in the wet.

*****Regalo Di Gaetano, the popular South Australian galloper, was ruled out of The All-Star Mile on Tuesday morning due to injury and replaced by Callsign Mav.

******Espiona was a non-acceptor from the Waller stable after the filly’s disappointing eighth in the Coolmore Classic.

Note – Probabeel (NZ) (Jamie Richards) 6,698 was withdrawn prior to the announcement of the Top 10 horses in accordance with the race conditions

2022 The All-Star Mile Wild Cards

The All-Star Mile Wild Cards to be accepted in the 15-horse field are:

  • Inspirational Girl (Danny O’Brien) – winner of the Group 2 Blamey Stakes
  • Sierra Sue (Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young) – winner of the Group 1 Futurity Stakes
  • Pinstriped (Enver Jusufovic)
  • Lightsaber (Peter Moody)

The fifth Wild Card was Hitotsu for Maher/Eustace, the VRC Derby – Australian Guineas double winner missing the $5 million feature in favour of a Group 1 $2 million Australian Derby (2400m) run over further during Sydney’s The Championships in April.

2022 The All-Star Mile Provisional Emergencies

The Provisional Emergencies to make the 2022 The All-Star Mile field this season are Captivant (in for Lighthouse) and Lunar Fox (in for Elephant).

2022 The All-Star Mile Nominations

Early nominations for The All-Star Mile 2022 are taken in early January and will be updated here once confirmed.

The 2022 The All-Star Mile nominations for the world’s richest mile race attracted 78 hopefuls including Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant.

The All-Star Mile 2022 nominations include: 

  • 20 Group 1 winners
  • 23 million-dollar plus earners
  • 17 three-year-olds
  • 15 Chris Waller-trained hopefuls

Click here to view the complete list of The All-Star Mile 2022 nominations.

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.

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.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
The All-Star Mile
1st Zaaki 1 minute 36.54 seconds
2nd I’m Thunderstruck
3rd Streets Of Avalon
2021
The All-Star Mile
1st Mugatoo 1 minute 39.82 seconds
2nd Russian Camelot
3rd Behemoth
2020
The All-Star Mile
1st Regal Power 1 minute 36.57 seconds
2nd Superstorm
3rd Melody Belle
2019
The All-Star Mile
1st Mystic Journey 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Alizee

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