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Coolmore Stud Stakes

The 2017 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.

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, Longines Mile and Myer Classic.

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

  • 1st: Merchant Navy
  • 2nd: Invincible Star
  • 3rd: Formality

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.

2017 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 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 14163×641 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 18 57kg 107
2 21×432 KEMENTARI James Cummings Damian Lane 12 57kg 100
3 34161×7060 THE MISSION Paul Perry Noel Callow 6 57kg 95
4 2112×826 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Blake Shinn 10 57kg 89
5 11×11 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1 57kg 90
6 11×122 JUKEBOX Aaron Purcell Craig Williams 3 57kg 88
7 552124×811 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9 57kg 83
8 111×10 MERCHANT NAVY Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 15 57kg 82
9 15×218 DRACARYS Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 20 57kg 80
10 5×111 EPTIMUM Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 4 57kg 83
11 261893 LONE EAGLE Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 11 57kg 74
12 33x10x3144 MALAHAT James Cummings Olivier Peslier 8 57kg 74
13 11×53 ANDAZ Chris Waller Ben Melham 14 57kg 72
14 52103 WASSERGEIST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Glen Boss 16 57kg 65
15 11115×317 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 5 55kg 97
16 11110×2133 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Hugh Bowman 17 55kg 102
17 124135×245 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Spencer 13 55kg 82
18 11302×1101 FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg 98
19 1x6x71 INVINCIBLE STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 7 55kg 83
20 3112x4F5 LIMESTONE Darren Weir 19 55kg 76

The race is scheduled as Race 4 at Flemington on race day.

2017 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 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations will be published here.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 11115×317 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds 1 55kg 97
2 11110×2133 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 55kg 102
3 14163×641 TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 3 57kg 107
4 124135×245 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 55kg 82
5 11302×1101 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 55kg 98
6 21×432 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 6 57kg 100
7 34161×7060 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry 7 57kg 95
8 21151×4 PROPERTY G 3 Robert Smerdon 8 57kg 89
9 2112×826 SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 9 57kg 89
10 11×11 VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings 10 57kg 90
11 11×122 JUKEBOX C 3 Aaron Purcell 11 57kg 88
12 552124×811 GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 12 57kg 83
13 111×10 MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell 13 57kg 82
14 1x6x71 INVINCIBLE STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14 55kg 83
15 3112x4F5 LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir 15 55kg 76
16 5×111 EPTIMUM G 3 Toby Edmonds 16 57kg 83
17 7×12121 BANDIPUR C 3 James Cummings 17 57kg 79
18 15×218 DRACARYS C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 18 57kg 80
19 261893 LONE EAGLE C 3 Mick Price 19 57kg 74
20 11×53 ANDAZ G 3 Chris Waller 20 57kg 72
21 33x10x3144 MALAHAT C 3 James Cummings 21 57kg 74
22 52103 WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 22 57kg 65

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
2017 1 Merchant Navy 2 Invincible Star 3 Formality 1:09.10
2016 1 Flying Artie 2 Astern 3 Star Turn 1:08.98
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

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