Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021

Saturday October 30, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Sydney raiders have a dominant record over the Melbourne 3YOs in the Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is the premier sprint race for three-year-olds held during the spring in Melbourne and is one of four Group 1 classics held at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day. Run on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup betting – on the first Tuesday of November – in late October or early November, Coolmore Stud Stakes betting is open and available to three-year-olds only.

The race is conducted over 1200m under set weights conditions and is officially registered as the Ascot Vale Stakes. Now worth $1.5 million in prize money it was inaugurated in 1969 as a race for three-year-olds when Vain won after originally taking place from 1965-66 as a two-year-olds’ event.

A Group 1 status race since 2006 it has been won by many star youngsters with notable Coolmore Stud Stakes winners including Surround (1976), Rose Of Kingston (1981), Encosta De Lago (1996), Weekend Hussler (2007), Sepoy (2011) and Brazen Beau (2014).

This season the Coolmore Stud Stakes ran on Saturday October 30, 2021 and saw trainer Chris Waller celebrate his fifth win in nine years with Home Affairs ($5). 

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 30, 2021.

  • 1st: #5 Home Affairs
  • 2nd: #12 Bruckner
  • 3rd: #2 Artorious 

The excellent strike-rate by the Waller stable in the Coolmore Stud Stakes results continued in 2021 with Home Affairs ($5) getting out to a big three length win on the line in his first run at HQ. 

Coolmore Stud Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million
  • First Run: 1863

Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds

Coolmore Stud Stakes betting markets are usually led by the season’s best young sprinters that have winning form that campaign.

Favourites in Coolmore Stud Stakes odds only have a fair recent strike rate with Zoustar (2013) followed by September Run (2020) the latest to salute for the punters.

Double-figure chances in the Coolmore Stud Stakes odds have won plenty of times in the past decade including Merchant Navy ($19 in 2017), Flying Artie ($10 in 2016) and Japonisme ($21 in 2015), the latter handing trainer Chris Waller his third straight win in the race.

Futures Coolmore Stud Stakes betting markets open weeks in advance of the race and are led by good spring performers in the Sydney and Melbourne lead-up sprints for three-year-olds including Caulfield’s Blue Sapphire Stakes run and won on Thousand Guineas Day.

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting

The season’s latest Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to our markets will be updated below leading-up to Victoria Derby Day so check out the top prices on your early Coolmore Stud Stakes tips below once released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Coolmore Stud Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips

Coolmore Stud Stakes tips are usually headed by the favourites with the short priced three-year-olds in the markets boasting a solid strike rate over the past decade. A wide barrier hasn’t been a hindrance so including those in double figure gates if the field is that big in your tips can add value.

Sydney trainer Chris Waller has a strong record and his in-form three-year-olds make a good Coolmore Stud Stakes betting tip, as do the best out of lead-up races including the Roman Consul Stakes in Sydney or the Schillaci Stakes in Melbourne. Waller prepared his fifth Coolmore Stud Stakes winner in nine years with Home Affairs in 2021. 

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 tips and Group 1 Melbourne Cup Carnival betting selections on the $1.5 million feature will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back and sack in this season’s Coolmore Stud Stakes results.

  • To Win: #7 Kallos ($11 at time of publish) 

Wide open edition of the Coolmore and at 10/1 the value has to lie in this in-form Godolphin galloper. He’s proven at the track and was so impressive down the straight last start winning the Group 2 Danehill Stakes by two lengths. The Danehill – Coolmore double hasn’t been completed since Sepoy (2011), but this classy Medaglia D’oro colt certainly has claims to be the next. Don’t worry about the wide draw, it won’t matter at the track especially if it’s wet. 

Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

Good lead-up races for youngsters into the Coolmore Stud Stakes field include Randwick’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes, which produced all three of Chris Waller’s winners from 2013-15 including Zoustar (2013) and Brazen Beau (2014) who did the double. Waller won the race again in 2020 with his filly September Run backing up from a Black-Type win at Flemington, while his 2021 winner Home Affairs came off a ninth in the $15 million The Everest race in Sydney. 

One of the very first lead-up races for potential Coolmore Stud Stakes runners is the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) run at Caulfield in August and Merchant Navy (2017) was the last horse to do the HDF McNeil Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double.

Fillies could also use the Group 3 Scarborough Stakes (1200m) under the lights at Moonee Valley on Moir Stakes Night as a lead-up into the Coolmore Stud Stakes, the 2020 winner of which Swats That finished second in the Coolmore Stud Stakes quinella that spring.

In Sydney during late August, a host of potential Coolmore Stud Stakes horses often kick off their campaigns in Rosehill’s Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m). Exceedance (2019) was the last horse to do the San Domenico Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes interstate spring double.

Final Coolmore Stud Stakes acceptances close on the Wednesday before the race following nominations on the Monday.

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what short-distance three-year-olds make the field.

A bumper line-up of 17 three-year-olds face off in Saturday’s 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes field including the progressive favourite Extreme Warrior in barrier nine for Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil and the Golden Rose winner out of Sydney from the Waterhouse/Bott stable In The Congo

  • Scratched: #17 Gimme Par (14) is out due to lameness and heading for a spell leaving a boys’ only field. 

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

Early Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below as soon as entries are out.

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations are now out with Artorious a chance to come back in distance off his brave Caulfield Guineas third. Group 1 Golden Rose champ in Sydney In The Congo, Godolphin’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes winner Paulele and Blue Sapphire Stakes winner Extreme Warrior meanwhile are all in-form chances coming off a lead-up victory. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x721610x57 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 1 57kg   90
2 2116×2243 ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 2 57kg   104
3 21253×1293 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 3 57kg   100
4 122121 IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 57kg   105
5 1x671x1221 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 5 57kg   92
6 2138×19 HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller 6 57kg   94
7 1x1x326 DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 7 55kg   90
8 11×331 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 57kg   83
9 442×11 KALLOS C 3 James Cummings 9 57kg   92
10 2x1x14 GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 10 55kg   82
11 135x200x17 RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 11 57kg   81
12 11×514 SERADESS F 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 12 55kg   80
13 2x25x11 EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 13 57kg   84
14 36111 EXTREME FLIGHT C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 14 57kg   77
15 13111×75 SWORD OF STATE C 3 Jamie Richards 15 57kg   98
16 30×113 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 57kg   86
17 3x567x11 MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 17 57kg   70
18 1×13 MINSK MOMENT C 3 Chris Waller 18 57kg   72
19 211140×84 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 19 57kg   77
20 112 BATTLETON C 3 Bjorn Baker 20 57kg   72
21 3x323x3603 MORIOKA F 3 Chris Waller 21 55kg   64
22 148 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald 22 55kg   63
23 38 MIDNIGHT HUSSY F 3 Clinton McDonald 23 55kg   59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Coolmore Stud Stakes Form Guide

The Coolmore Stud Stakes form guide shows punters everything they need to place a successful bet on the race including the trainer, jockey and barrier for all the starters in the field. It also shows the lead-up form of the hopefuls and looking for last start winners and Roman Consul Stakes graduates is a good tip with a host of last start winners saluting in the race.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes form from 2020 was franked with the winner September Run and runner-up Swats That returning the following autumn to run second and third respectively behind Nature Strip in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning in 2021.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2010 -2021 four favourites or equal favourites in Coolmore Stud Stakes betting saluted most recently September Run ($4 in 2020)
  • From 2010 – 2021 three Coolmore Stud Stakes winners saluted at double-figures
  • Chris Waller trained three straight Coolmore Stud Stakes winners from 2013-2015 and won again in 2020 with the filly September Run and 2021 with Home Affairs
  • The Roman Consul Stakes produced all of the Waller-trained winners up until September Run (2020) and Home Affairs (2021)
  • Three-year-olds that finished first four in their final lead-up have an excellent strike rate in the Coolmore Stud Stakes results
  • Sunlight (2018) and September Run (2020) are the last fillies to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes
  • Since 1983 barriers eight and nine have produced the most Coolmore Stud Stakes winners with 5 each

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

The Coolmore Stud Stakes results are known on Victoria Derby Day when the event runs as one of four Group 1 events on the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting and shows the winner as well as the exact finishing order of all the horses. You will also be able to find out the winning time and margin and see how much the trifecta paid for exotic bets.

Notable recent upset Coolmore Stud Stakes results including Japonisme ($21 in 2015) and Ferocity ($21 in 2005). Standout Coolmore Stud Stakes winners in recent times include Zoustar (2013), Sepoy (2011) Star Witness (2010) and Gold Edition (2006).

Coolmore Stud Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Home Affairs Bruckner Artorius 1:08.7
2020 September Run Swats That Wild Ruler 1:09.6
2019 Exceedance Bivouac Libertini 1:09.7
2018 Sunlight Zousain Lean Mean Machine 1:08.7
2017 Merchant Navy Invincible Star Formality 1:09.1
2016 Flying Artie Astern Star Turn 1:08.9
2015 Japonisme Keen Array Counterattack 1:09.5
2014 Brazen Beau Delectation Kuro 1:10.7
2013 Zoustar Not Listenin’ To Me Lion Of Belfort 1:09.2
2012 Nechita Jolie Bay Shamexpress 1:08.5
2011 Sepoy Foxwedge Satin Shoes 1:10.4
2010 Star Witness Curtana Shrapnel 1:09.9
2009 Headway King Pulse Shellscrape 1:08.5
2008 Northern Meteor Fist of Fury All American 1:10.5
2007 Weekend Hussler Bel Mer Scenic Blast 1:08.9
2006 Gold Edition Splashing Out Churchill Downs 1:09.6
2005 Ferocity Jadescent Undoubtedly 1:08.3
2004 Alinghi Barley A Moment Tirade 1:10.5
2003 Scaredee Cat Lago Delight Dilly Dally 1:08.8
2002 Innovation Girl Cool Trent Titanic Jack 1:10.8
2001 North Boy Ustinov Malagra Miss 1:09.6
2000 So Gorgeous Show A Heart Sort It Out 1:12.9