The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a 1200 metre race for three-year-olds at set weights run by the Victoria Racing Club. It is held at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day in late October or early November three days before the Melbourne Cup.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Set Weights
- Distance: 1,200 metres
- Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
- Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
The Coolmore Stud Stakes has changed its distance, name and age group over time. It was first held as the VRC Ascot Vale 2YO Stakes over 5 furlongs in 1863 when it was won by Freestone. It was a two-year-old race until 1965 and then was not held from 1966 to 1968. In 1969 it became a race for three year-olds over 6 furlongs (about 1200 metres) and was won by the mighty sprinter Vain.
In 2006 the race was moved from its earlier date of September to Derby Day and it was made a Group 1 race. In 2007 the name was changed from the Ascot Vale Stakes to the Coolmore Stud Stakes. The race is now the premier sprint race for three-year-olds in the Victoria Spring Racing Carnival.
2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Final Field & Odds:
See below for all the latest Coolmore Stud Stakes odds plus final field.‘Odds not currently available’
2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
A field of 20, including six fillies, will line up for the $1,000,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes. The betting is very open and the early favourite is Viridine who has won all 4 of his starts, including the latest 2 length win in the G2 Roman Consul Stakes. Second favouritism is shared between G2 Danehill Stakes winner Catchy who ran 3rd in the Caulfield Guineas last start, and Eptimum who has won three races in a row with the latest a 3 length win in the G3 Red Anchor Stakes.
Invincible Star won the G3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes by 4 lengths last start and is very talented. Jukebox followed up 2nd in the Danehill Stakes with a close 2nd in the Blue Sapphire Stakes. Trapeze Artist won the G1 Golden Rose by an impressive 4.3 lengths at his last start. Tulip and Houtzen ran 5th and 7th respectively in The Everest last start. Formality won the G3 Blue Sapphire Stakes last outing and has won 5 of her 9 starts. All other runners are currently 14 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|5 Viridine||16 Catchy||10 Eptimum|
|16 Catchy||5 Viridine||17 Tulip|
|2 Kementari||6 Jukebox||6 Jukebox|
|10 Eptimum||15 Houtzen||19 Invincible Star|
Previous winners of the Coolmore Stud Stakes:
Horses to win both Melbourne’s major two-year-old race the Blue Diamond Stakes and the Coolmore Stud Stakes are Alinghi (2004), Courtza (1989), Zeditave (1989), Rancher (1982), Manikato (1978) and Tolerance (1971). Horses to win the Golden Slipper and Coolmore Stud Stakes are Tierce (1991), Courtza (1989), Manikato (1978), Toy Show (1975) and Vain (1969).
An interesting fact is that the 1983 winner Top Post was sired by the 1969 winner Vain. The 2004 winner Alinghi was sired by the 1996 winner Encosta De Lago. Other notable winners are Gold Edition (2006), Our Maizcay (1995), Racer’s Edge (1994), Brawny Spirit (1993), Kaapstad (1986), Campaign King (1985), Rose Of Kingston (1981), Surround (1976), Plush (1974), Taj Rossi (1973) and Century (1972).
|2017||Merchant Navy||Invincible Star||Formality|
|2016||Flying Artie||Astern||Star Turn|
|2013||Zoustar||Not Listenin’tome||Lion Of Belfort|
|2008||Northern Meteor||Fist Of Fury||All American|
|2007||Weekend Hussler||Bel Mer||Scenic Blast|
|2006||Gold Edition||Splashing Out (NZ)||Churchill Downs|
|2004||Alinghi||Barely A Moment||Tirade|
|2003||Scaredee Cat (NZ)||Lago Delight||Dilly Dally|
|2002||Innovation Girl||Cool Trent||Titanic Jack|
|2001||North Boy||Ustinov||Malagra Miss|
|2000||So Gorgeous||Show A Heart||Sort It Out|