Designed in 2018 for middle distance horses, The All-Star Mile is a special conditions race held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
Featuring a prize pool of $5 million, the race will rotate year-to-year across all three major Victorian tracks with the inaugural edition taking place on March 19, 2019 at Flemington Racecourse.
The All-Star Mile is the only Australian race where members of the public help to choose the final field of horses. Aussie punters get to vote on their favourite eligible milers, selecting 10 of the 14 runners in The All-Star Mile field. The other positions in the weight-for-age event are filled by Wildcard horses chosen by Racing Victoria.
Unique in its format down under, The All-Star Mile race is inspired by the Arima Kinen, a public-powered Japanese race that has grown hugely in popularity since its inauguration in 1956.
The All-Star Mile does not hold Black-Type status but there is scope for the race to become a Group event as the Arima Kinen was promoted to a Group 1 race in 2007.
The 2019 edition of The All-Star Mile ran on Saturday March 16, 2019 at Flemington and was won by star Tasmanian filly Mystic Journey.
2019 All Star Mile Results
The official All-Star Mile 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be available for punters right here once the special conditions feature takes place on Saturday March 16, 2019.
- 1st: Mystic Journey
- 2nd: Hartnell
- 3rd: Alizee
Mystic Journey made Australian racing history winning the inaugural edition of Victoria’s lucrative All-Star Mile race. The Tasmanian-trained filly extended her winning streak to six wins on the trot backing up from her Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) win over the colts and geldings with an impressive 1.25 length over the older horses at the same track and distance a fortnight later.
The All Star Mile Info
- Date: Saturday March 16, 2019
- Track: Flemington (2019), Caulfield (2020), Moonee Valley (2021)
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Weight-For-Age
- Status: Special Conditions
- Prize Money: $5 million
- First Run: 2019
All-Star Mile Betting
Betting on The All-Star Mile was hugely popular for the first edition of the race in 2019 with the public getting to not only vote for their favourite horses to run, but also back them to salute!
Mystic Journey won the inaugural The All-Star Mile race in 2019. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.
The All-Star Mile betting on the confirmed runners is led by proven milers with good lead-up form in earlier autumn features including any three-year-olds out of the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) held at Flemington a fortnight prior. In 2018 the filly Mystic Journey became the first The All-Star Mile winner and completed the Australian Guineas – All Star Mile double.
Another top lead-up race in the autumn that impacts The All-Star Mile betting is the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) held at Caulfield Racecourse in late February, which the mare Alizee won in 2018 before her third in the All-Star Mile results.
2019 All-Star Mile Odds
The season’s top All-Star Mile racing odds for 2019 will be made available below as soon as betting markets open on the people-powered autumn feature.
All-Star Mile Field
The All-Star Mile field is in part selected by the Australian public with racing fans getting the opportunity to help pick 10 of the 14 starters in the final field. The remaining four runners in The All-Star Mile race field are known as Wildcard horses and are selected by Racing Victoria.
With fans getting to choose The All-Star Mile field in an Australian first, the race acceptances work differently to the country’s Group events.
Owners and trainers nominate their horses for a run in The All-Star Mile field, at a cost of just $500, in January before online voting opens with fans invited to vote for what runners they want participating in the $5 million feature. Horses must have an official RV handicap rating of at least 70 to be eligible for The All-Star Mile nomination.
Voting on The All Star Mile field closes in late February and the 10 highest vote-getters are selected for a start in the race.
The Wildcard horses in The All Star-Mile field, as selected by RV, are announced in March.
2019 All-Star Mile Field
The final announcement for the official 2019 The All Star Mile field and barrier draw is made in mid-March with punters to be kept up-to-date with the horses that make the cut right here throughout the voting process.
All-Star Mile Form Guide
The All-Star Mile form guide provides race fans with all the key information on the 14 horses that make the official field for the $5 million mile event. The confirmed All-Star Mile jockeys, barrier draw, runner statistics and track information can all be found in the form guide along with an early betting preview.
With the race only contested for the first time in 2019, there is little All-Star Mile form to guide betting on the next edition of the race. One form fact that did emerge from the inaugural race however is that the Futurity Stakes makes for an excellent form line to follow into the All-Star Mile with both Hartnell (2nd) and Alizee (3rd) finishing in the money behind Mystic Journey after lead-up runs in the Futurity Stakes trifecta.
2019 All-Star Mile Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive The All-Star Mile 2019 Form Guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
All-Star Mile Tips
Top The All-Star Mile betting tips include looking for Group 1 performers that make the starting line-up, those with a top record over the mile and the best out of that season’s Futurity Stakes results.
2019 All-Star Mile Tips
Our expert team of tipsters will provide the 2019 All-Star Mile betting tips below closer to the day so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack this spring.
Once the final field for the latest edition of the All Star mile has been accepted and finalised we will be placing our top tips and selections for the All-Star Mile here.
All-Star Mile Bet Types
Win – The most basic type of bet. Put your money straight up on the runner that you think will win the All-Star Mile.
Place – Pick the horse that you think will finish in the top three positions but at lower odds.
Each-Way – Put equal amounts on a horse for the win and a place, the equivalent of two bets and you get paid out for both if it wins.
Quinella – Bet on the horses you think will finish first and second in either order. You can also pick for example one horse to finish 1st and then a combination The fewer horses you pick the greater the dividend.
Exacta – An exacta also involves choosing horses that you think will finish first and second but it differs from a quinella in that it has to be the exact order you specify in the bet.
Trifecta – Very similar to an Exacta, but for the first, second and third placings in the correct finishing order. You can also Box Trifecta to finish in any of the first 3 combinations.
First Four – A First Four bet works the same as an Exacta and Trifecta but for the first four runners in finishing order.
All-Star Mile Winners