The 2018 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.
2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results
- 1st: #10 Sunlight
- 2nd: #2 Zousain
- 3rd: #4 Lean Mean Machine
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.
2018 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 2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x1114x11||WRITTEN BY||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||6||57kg||–||104|
|2||146122×42||ZOUSAIN||Chris Waller||James McDonald||4||57kg||–||100|
|3||25166×8512||ENCRYPTION||James Cummings||Craig Williams||10||57kg||–||95|
|4||13310×15||LEAN MEAN MACHINE||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||3||57kg||–||96|
|5||x10649x283||LONG LEAF||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||8||57kg||–||82|
|6||72154×1||SESAR||Steven O’Dea||Kerrin McEvoy||5||57kg||–||92|
|7||323x81x80||PAQUIRRI||Gary Moore||Michael Walker||2||57kg||–||80|
|8||2×11||DIPLOMATICO||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||9||57kg||–||79|
|9||1214267||THORONDOR||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||1||57kg||–||76|
|10||11113×2117||SUNLIGHT||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||7||55kg||–||100|
The race is scheduled as Race 4 at Flemington on race day.
2018 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 2018 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations will be published here.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||2×11||DIPLOMATICO||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||79|
|4||13310×15||LEAN MEAN MACHINE||C||3||Chris Waller||96|
|5||x4342x8662||LEGEND OF CONDOR||C||3||Gerald Ryan||78|
|6||x10649x283||LONG LEAF||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||82|
|8||6x225x435||REALLY SWISH||C||3||Leon & Troy Corstens||62|
|14||1x1114x11||WRITTEN BY||C||3||Grahame Begg||104|
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.
|2018||1 Sunlight||2 Zousain||3 Lean Mean Machine||1:08.72|
|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|