Coolmore Stud Stakes Horse Race

Last Updated 11 Jan 2022 | Commercial content | 18+

The Coolmore Stud Stakes race is a huge sprint race event. Staged at Flemington, home of the Melbourne Cup, the race is run only three days before the big one.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is one of four Group 1 races on Victoria Derby Day. The three-year-olds are racing over 1.200 meters of Flemington in this major prelude to the biggest race in Australia. Learn more about the other horse races in Flemington.

Race History

The Coolmore Stud Stakes race, as we know it now, was inaugurated in 1863 so comes full of history. It was then known as the Ascot Vale Stakes.

Initially, the Ascot Vale was run during the Autumn Carnival on Australian Cup Day and was for two-year-olds way back then.

The race gradually became what we know it as today, a 1200 metre sprint for three-year-olds, got Group 1 status and was moved to Derby Day as part of the world-famous Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Winners

They have to be classy as well as fast to win this race. September Run was a very good scorer for Chris Waller in 2020. Here are the last ten Coolmore Stud Stakes winners:

  • 2020 – September Run
  • 2019 – Exceedance
  • 2018 – Sunlight
  • 2017 – Merchant Navy
  • 2016 – Flying Artie
  • 2015 – Japonisme
  • 2014 – Brazen Beau
  • 2013 – Zoustar
  • 2012 – Nechita
  • 2011 – Sepoy

Barrier Draw Statistics

Many tips for the Coolmore Stud Stakes aren’t finalised until the barrier draw has been made. It can be all-important at Flemington, especially over sprint distances.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Winners by Barrier

Here’s how each barrier has performed in the Coolmore Stud Stakes in terms of how many winners they have produced down the years:

Barrier Wins
1 2
2 3
3 3
4 2
5 4
6 2
7 3
8 5
9 5
10 2
11 3
12 3
15 2

How to Live Stream the Coolmore Stud Stakes

The best way these days to get a live stream of the Coolmore Stud Stakes is via your bookmaker. Many good online bookies now offer high-quality live streams complete with race commentary.

You may need to place a small bet to get involved or have a funded account. Just make sure you check the T&C’s of your chosen bookmaker to watch the race while getting live Coolmore Stud Stakes odds.


All the important questions answered about the Coolmore Stud Stakes race 2022.

When will the Coolmore Stud Stakes take place in 2022?

The 2022 Coolmore Stud Stakes is run on Saturday, October 29th.

How much is the prize money for the Coolmore Stud Stakes race?

The total prize fund for the Coolmore Stud Stakes stands at a cool $1.5 million.

How long is the Coolmore Stud Stakes?

The race is run over the sprint distance of 1.200 metres, or six furlongs.

Learn more about other Group 1 races in Flemington, Melbourne

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races in Flemington racecourse, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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