The All-Star Mile 2022

Saturday March 19, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Australian Guineas is a good form race to follow for any three-year-old The All-Star Mile contestants

Designed in 2018 for middle distance horses, The All-Star Mile is a special conditions race held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

In 2022 the event was officially known as The Seppelt Wines All-Star Mile. 

Featuring a prize pool of $5 million, the Special Condition race will rotate year-to-year across all three major Victorian tracks with the inaugural edition taking place in 2019 at Flemington Racecourse and won by that year’s Australian Guineas winning filly Mystic Journey.

The 2020 The All-Star Mile moved from Flemington to Caulfield Racecourse and saw the Perth-trained stablemates Regal Power (1st) and Superstorm (2nd) run the quinella.

For 2021 the third edition of The All-Star Mile was conducted at The Valley and won by New South Wales’ visitor Mugatoo, winner of the previous spring’s Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup.

The All-Star Mile race returned to Flemington in 2022 and ran the weekend after ‘Super Saturday’ at the track with the favourite Zaaki saluting for the puntes.

The All-Star Mile is the only Australian race where members of the public help to choose the final field of horses. Aussie and Kiwi punters get to vote on their favourite eligible milers, selecting 10 of the now expanded 15 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.

There are also two golden ticket entries given to the winners of the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Blamey Stakes (2000m) should they not already be one of the Top 10 vote-getters.

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 Seppelt Wines All-Star Mile 2022 ran at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 19, 2022, HQ the first track to host two editions of the $5 million feature, and was won by the Annabel Neasham-trained top elect Zaaki ($2.40F).  

2022 All Star Mile Results

The official The All-Star Mile 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be available for punters right here once the special conditions feature takes place on Saturday March 19, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Zaaki ($2.40F)
  • 2nd: #1 I’m Thunderstruck
  • 3rd: #4 Streets Of Avalon

Multiple Group 1 hero Zaaki ($2.40F) stamped his authority from the outside alley overcoming barrier 15 of 15 to charge home and salute for the punters in The All-Star Mile 2022 results.

All Star Mile Info

  • Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
  • Track: Flemington (2022)
  • 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!

All-Star Mile Winners - Mystic Journey | Ladbrokes.com.au

Mystic Journey won the inaugural All-Star Mile 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 2019 the filly Mystic Journey became the first The All-Star Mile winner and completed the Australian Guineas – The 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.

With the Futurity Stakes and Blamey Stakes winners earning ‘win and you’re in’ entry into The All-Star Mile field from 2020, the results of these events will also have a likely impact on All-Star Mile betting markets.

In 2022 Zaaki ($2.40) became the first The All-Star Mile favourite to salute for the punters.

2022 All-Star Mile Odds

The season’s top The All-Star Mile racing odds for 2022 will be made available below as soon as betting markets open on the people-powered autumn feature.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 The All-Star Mile will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

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 15 starters in the final field.

The inaugural All-Star Mile field in 2019 featured a capacity of 14 runners, expanded to 15 starters for the second edition in 2020.

Voting on the Top 10 horses in The All-Star Mile field is now also open to New Zealand voters, not just those in Australia.

The remaining five runners in The All-Star Mile race field are known as Wildcard horses and are selected by Racing Victoria and for 2020 the Melbourne Racing Club (host to the race running at Caulfield).

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 in January before online voting opens with fans invited to vote for what runners they want participating in the $5 million feature. Three-year-old horses must have an official RV handicap rating of at least 70 to be eligible for The All-Star Mile nomination, while the minimum handicap rating for horses aged four-years and older was increased from 70 to 80 for the 2020 edition.

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 five Wildcard horses in The All Star-Mile field, as selected by RV, are announced in March.

For the 2020 edition of The All-Star Mile onwards, two of the positions in the field were also offered to the winners of the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m). These are known as the ‘win and you’re in races‘.

2022 All-Star Mile Field

The final announcement for the official 2022 The All Star Mile field and barrier draw will be made the week of the race and updated in full below once confirmed.

The All-Star Mile 2022 final field is now out with the favourite Zaaki out in barrier 15 of 15 looking to go one better than his Group 2 Blamey Stakes second first-up.

2022 The All-Star Mile Top 10 Vote-Getters

The Top 10 vote-getters confirmed a start in the 15-horse The All Star Mile 2022 field will be updated here once announced by Racing Victoria.

Voting on The All-Star Mile 2022 horses closed on Sunday February 13, 2022.

The official list of Top 10 voted 2022 The All-Star Mile horses will be revealed on Wednesday February 16, 2022 and updated below.

  1. Verry Elleegant (NSW) (Trainer – Chris Waller) 17,112 ***
  2. I’m Thunderstruck (VIC) (Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr) 15,974
  3. Zaaki (NSW) (Annabel Neasham) 15,477
  4. Regalo Di Gaetano (SA) (Richard and Chantelle Jolly) 8,610*****
  5. Mr Brightside (VIC) (Ben and JD Hayes) 6,316
  6. Espiona (NSW) (Chris Waller) 6,123******
  7. Elephant (NZ) (David and Emma-Lee Browne) 5,141 **
  8. Lighthouse (VIC) (Ciaron Maher and David Eustace) 3,862****
  9. King Magnus (VIC) (Robbie Griffiths and Matt de Kock) 3,786
  10. Cascadian (NSW) (James Cummings) *

 * Original number six on the list – Behemoth (SA) (David Jolly) 6,222 – has subsequently been withdrawn due to injury and replaced by the James Cummings-trained Group 1 winner Cascadian.

** Elephant was subsequently withdrawn from The All-Star Mile contention due to injury.

*** Verry Elleegant has been ruled out of The All-Star Mile and will instead head next-up into the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in Sydney.

**** Lighthouse was not a final acceptor, the stable instead racing her in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 12, a Sydney feature which she won in the wet.

*****Regalo Di Gaetano, the popular South Australian galloper, was ruled out of The All-Star Mile on Tuesday morning due to injury and replaced by Callsign Mav.

******Espiona was a non-acceptor from the Waller stable after the filly’s disappointing eighth in the Coolmore Classic.

Note – Probabeel (NZ) (Jamie Richards) 6,698 was withdrawn prior to the announcement of the Top 10 horses in accordance with the race conditions

2022 The All-Star Mile Wild Cards

The All-Star Mile Wild Cards to be accepted in the 15-horse field are:

  • Inspirational Girl (Danny O’Brien) – winner of the Group 2 Blamey Stakes
  • Sierra Sue (Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young) – winner of the Group 1 Futurity Stakes
  • Pinstriped (Enver Jusufovic)
  • Lightsaber (Peter Moody)

The fifth Wild Card was Hitotsu for Maher/Eustace, the VRC Derby – Australian Guineas double winner missing the $5 million feature in favour of a Group 1 $2 million Australian Derby (2400m) run over further during Sydney’s The Championships in April.

2022 The All-Star Mile Provisional Emergencies

The Provisional Emergencies to make the 2022 The All-Star Mile field this season are Captivant (in for Lighthouse) and Lunar Fox (in for Elephant).

2022 All-Star Mile Nominations

Early All-Star Mile 2022 nominations close in January, giving connections the chance to enter their potential runners.

The 2022 The All-Star Mile nominations for the world’s richest mile race attracted 78 hopefuls including Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant.

The All-Star Mile 2022 nominations include: 

  • 20 Group 1 winners
  • 23 million-dollar plus earners
  • 17 three-year-olds
  • 15 Chris Waller-trained hopefuls

Click here to view the complete list of The All-Star Mile 2022 nominations.

The All-Star Mile Form Guide

The All-Star Mile form guide provides race fans with all the key information on the 15 horses that make the official field for the $5 million mile event. The confirmed The 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 The 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.

2022 The All-Star Mile Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive All-Star Mile 2022 Form Guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The 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.

2022 The All-Star Mile Tips

Our expert team of tipsters will provide the 2022 The 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.

  • To Win:  #3 Cascadian ($19 at time of publish)

Going for an upset in The All-Star Mile 2022 and giving Cascadian another chance. Tipped him at this track over 2000m in last weekend’s Australian Cup where he ran a somewhat disappointing fifth. Think dropping back to the mile on the quick back-up will be ideal for the Godolphin star who won last year’s Doncaster. Good at headquarters in the spring including a second to Zaaki in the Mackinnon Stakes. Yet to win here, but going for value and saying he can break his Flemington hoodoo from the nice gate six draw.

The 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.

The All-Star Mile Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Zaaki I’m Thunderstruck Streets Of Avalon 1:36.5
2021 Mugatoo Russian Camelot Behemoth 1:39.8
2020 Regal Power Superstorm Melody Belle 1:36.5
2019 Mystic Journey Hartnell Alizee 1:35.7