Coolmore Stud Stakes

  • Date: Saturday October 31st, 2015
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weights
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes News

Exosphere retired to stand at Darley Stud

Exosphere retired to stand at Darley Stud

Group 1 winning three year old Exosphere has been retired to Godolphin’s Darley Stud and will stand his first season in the upcoming Spring.

Exosphere, above, has been retired and will join the stallion roster at Darley Stud. Photo by Steve Hart.

Exosphere under the guidance of trainer John O’Shea proved to be the number …

The 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes is a Group 1 race for three-year-old horses that is run in Melbourne in either late October or early November each year.

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The Coolmore Stud Stakes is run on the first day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, Derby Day, as well as being part of the bigger Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres under set-weight conditions, the Coolmore Stud Stakes is worth a total of $500,000 in prize money.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is held on the same day as the Group 1 Victoria Derby, Mackinnon Stakes and Myer Classic.

The first Coolmore Stud Stakes took place in the year 1933 when it was won by Shakuni.

The race began as a race for two-year-olds and took place in the autumn. In 1969 the Coolmore Stud Stakes was changed to a three-year-old race and was moved to the spring carnival. The Coolmore Stud Stakes was run in September and was a Group 2 race until 2006 when it was moved to Victoria Derby Day and given its Group 1 status.

The race was known as the Ascot Vale Stakes until 2007 when it became the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes was not held for three years from 1966-1968.

2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

The Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes field features a maximum of 20 runners with 4 emergencies.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes field draws the best 3-year-old sprinters and can be used by 3-year-old horses as a lead up race to the $1 million weight for age Darley Classic held a week later on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes field will be published below.
The race is scheduled as Race 4 at Flemington on race day.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x110x111 EXOSPHERE John O’Shea James McDonald 2 56.5kg 110
2 147×2393 READY FOR VICTORY Mick Price Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 86
3 111x1x2 SUPER ONE Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 95
4 40×11211 KEEN ARRAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 5 56.5kg 86
5 325×111143 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3 56.5kg 86
6 2x1447x151 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Blake Shinn 11 56.5kg 89
7 2x131x430 DAL CIELO (NZ) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 12 56.5kg 77
8 2x355x1133 SEBRING SUN Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 9 56.5kg 82
9 011×76 BLACK VANQUISH Tom Hughes Patrick Moloney (a) 8 56.5kg 71
10 24x1x12 MOGADOR John O’Shea Craig Williams 7 56.5kg 78
11 1×13 HELLBENT Kurt Goldman 6 56.5kg 71
12 317×750 RAGAZZO DEL CORSA Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 1 56.5kg 66

2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

The Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations usually feature runners from a range of preparations. As a Group 1 event, you can expect a pretty handy selection of sprinters to enter the Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations. When the Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations are whittled down, it’s usually the cream of the three year old crop that remains.

The 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x110x111 EXOSPHERE C 3 John O’Shea 1 56.5kg 110
2 2333×13481 LAKE GENEVA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 54.5kg 82
3 147×2393 READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price 3 56.5kg 86
4 111x1x2 SUPER ONE C 3 Michael Freedman 4 56.5kg 95
5 40×11211 KEEN ARRAY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 5 56.5kg 86
6 2x1447x151 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 6 56.5kg 89
7 2x131x430 DAL CIELO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker 7 56.5kg 77
8 2x355x1133 SEBRING SUN C 3 Gary Portelli 8 56.5kg 82
9 21×16 KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody 9 56.5kg 86
10 112x50x PROMPT RETURN C 3 Danny O’Brien 10 56.5kg 72
11 325×111143 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller 11 56.5kg 86
12 011×76 BLACK VANQUISH C 3 Tom Hughes 12 56.5kg 71
13 24x1x12 MOGADOR C 3 John O’Shea 13 56.5kg 78
14 11×62 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan 14 56.5kg 73
15 317×750 RAGAZZO DEL CORSA C 3 Danny O’Brien 15 56.5kg 66
16 1×13 HELLBENT C 3 Kurt Goldman 16 56.5kg 71
17 30×221 ZARA BAY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17 54.5kg 64

Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

Notable winners of the 2012 Coolmore Stud Stakes include High Caste (1939), Royal Gem (1945), Comic Court (1948), Vain (1969), Manikato (1978), Rose Of Kingston (1981), Encosta De Lago (1996), Alinghi (2004), Ferocity (2005), Weekend Hussler (2007) and Star Witness (2010).

Many talented horses have won the Coolmore Stud Stakes throughout its lengthy history and here you can find a list of results since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2015 1 Japonisme 2 Keen Array 3 Counterattack 1:09.50
2014 1 Brazen Beau 2 Delectation 3 Kuro 1:10.73
2013 1 Zoustar 2 Not Listenin’tome 3 Lion Of Belfort 1:09.23
2012 1 Nechita 2 Jolie Bay 3 Shamexpress 1:08.59
2011 1 Sepoy 2 Foxwedge 3 Satin Shoes 1:10.4
2010 1 Star Witness 2 Curtana 3 Shrapnel 1:09.9
2009 1 Headway 2 King Pulse 3 Shellscrape 1:08.5
2008 1 Northern Meteor 2 Fist of Fury 3 All American 1:10.5
2007 1 Weekend Hussler 2 Bel Mer 3 Scenic Blast 1:08.9
2006 1 Gold Edition 2 Splashing Out 3 Churchill Downs 1:09.6
2005 1 Ferocity 2 Jadescent 3 Undoubtedly 1:08.3
2004 1 Alinghi 2 Barley A Moment 3 Tirade 1:10.5
2003 1 Scaredee Cat 2 Lago Delight 3 Dilly Dally 1:08.8
2002 1 Innovation Girl 2 Cool Trent 3 Titanic Jack 1:10.8
2001 1 North Boy 2 Ustinov 3 Malagra Miss 1:09.6
2000 1 So Gorgeous 2 Show A Heart 3 Sort It Out 1:12.9