Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023

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 – 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.

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Winner Home Affairs

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Home Affairs. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The race is conducted over 1200m under set weights conditions and is officially registered as the Ascot Vale Stakes. Now worth $2 million in prize money as of 2022, 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).

The latest edition of the Coolmore Stud Stakes ran on Saturday November 4, 2023 as part of VRC Derby Day at Flemington and saw the Bjorn Baker-trained Ozzmosis ($18) score an all-the-way upset. 

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday November 4, 2023.

  • 1st: #11 Ozzmosis

    2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Ozzmosis

    2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Ozzmosis lead all-the-way for an upset in the $2 million feature at Headquarters. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 2nd: #10 I Am Unstoppable
  • 3rd: #1 Shinzo

The Bjorn Baker-trained Ozzmosis ($18) atoned for his last start loss as the beaten Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes favourite relishing his first look at the Flemington straight leading from barrier to box off a gun ride by Rachel King in the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 to kick off Group 1 racing on Derby Day.

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 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 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 4, 2023
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $2 million
  • First Run: 1863

Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting

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), September Run (2020) and In Secret ($3.10 in 2022) 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), Japonisme ($21 in 2015) who handed trainer Chris Waller his third straight win in the race, and Ozzmosis ($18 in 2023).

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.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

Good lead-up races for youngsters into the Coolmore Stud Stakes race 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 The Everest race in Sydney – the world’s richest turf race now worth $20 million!

Ozzmosis (3rd in 2023) was the last Roman Consul Stakes graduate to head to Flemington and win the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

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.

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.

In 2022 the winning Coolmore Stud Stakes filly In Secret improved on a lead-up second in Sydney’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) before her dominant victory down the Flemington straight.

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

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 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.

The 2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes field features a near capacity line-up of young sprinters including the James Cummings-trained The Everest graduate Cylinder back against his own age here.  

  • Scratchings Update: #5 King’s Gambit (2) has come out on vet’s advice after he was found to have an elevated temperature.
  • #6 Steparty (1) has also come out due to a foot abscess.

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Nominations

Early Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below as soon as entries are out.

The 2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations drew 24 young sprinters led in all-in betting by Peter & Paul Snowden’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes winner out of Sydney King’s Gambit and the Godolphin-raced Cylinder coming off a close fifth in the $20 million The Everest.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x037x01 ARKANSAW KID C 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 86
2 11x1993x56 BARBER C 3 James Cummings 85
3 3118×321 BRAVE MEAD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 81
4 2108×344 BUTCH CASSIDY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
5 120×11 CELUI C 3 Brent Stanley 74
6 1453×1454 CIGAR FLICK F 3 Chris Waller 75
7 x1127x1135 CYLINDER C 3 James Cummings 107
8 42426×7833 DON CORLEONE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
9 11×322 I AM UNSTOPPABLE C 3 Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans 85
10 1×22 JOLIESTAR F 3 Chris Waller 72
11 1x233x31 KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 92
12 26x8x142 MEXICO C 3 Michael Freedman 79
13 1226 MORAVIA C 3 Michael Freedman 87
14 26×130 NADAL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 78
15 11×13 OZZMOSIS C 3 Bjorn Baker 78
16 11×5547 SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 77
17 x1311x6154 SHESALLSHENANIGANS F 3 Simon Zahra 81
18 3211×99 SHINZO C 3 Chris Waller 104
19 2x3325x103 SNAPBACK C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 79
20 111×113 STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker 98
21 21×21 STRETAN ANGEL F 3 Phillip Stokes 92
22 42×1116 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
23 33331×8055 TREASURWAY F 3 Jason Warren 72
24 114×152 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 tips and Group 1 Melbourne Cup Carnival betting selections on the $2 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: #10 I Am Unstoppable ($8.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Originally fancied King’s Gambit but following his scratching have landed on the in-form I Am Unstoppable to overcome barrier 12 and win at a price. This Lloyd Williams & Lucy Yeomans-trained I Am Invincible colt is putting together a lovely record and comes off a trio of good placings this prep against some nice rivals. Fresh was third only a quarter length off Cylinder in Caulfield’s Group 3 Vain Stakes before back-to-back seconds at the Flemington track. Like that Archo Nacho form and in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1100m) down the straight last start he was brave narrowly beaten with 58kg by Stretan Angel. Going the right way, Blake Shinn rides, can surprise down the ‘Straight Six’.

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.

The following season Waller’s 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Home Affairs returned fresh in the autumn of 2022 and won the Black Caviar Lightning first-up.

In Secret won the 2022 Coolmore and franked the form returning in 2023 at Flemington to win the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) the following autumn.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2010 -2023 five favourites or equal favourites in Coolmore Stud Stakes betting saluted most recently September Run ($4 in 2020) and In Secret ($3.10 in 2022).
  • From 2010 – 2023 four 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), September Run (2020) and In Secret (2022) are the last fillies to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
  • Since 1983 barrier nine has produced the most Coolmore Stud Stakes winners with six winners most recently In Secret (2022).

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Results

The Coolmore Stud Stakes race 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 include Ozzmosis ($18 in 2023), Japonisme ($21 in 2015) and Ferocity ($21 in 2005).

Standout Coolmore Stud Stakes winners in recent times include Home Affairs (2021), September Run (2020), Exceedance (2019), Sunlight (2018), Zoustar (2013), Sepoy (2011), Star Witness (2010), and Gold Edition (2006).

In Secret (2022) is the last Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly.

Our Maizcay holds the current Coolmore Stud Stakes race record winning in 1995 in a time of 1 minute 08:30 seconds.

Past Coolmore Stud Stakes Winners

Recent Coolmore Stud Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Ozzmosis I Am Unstoppable Shinzo 1:09.65
2022 In Secret C’est Magique Buneos Noches 1:10.4
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