The All-Star Mile 2021

Saturday March 13, 2021

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.

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 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 2021 edition of The All-Star Mile ran at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday March 13, 2021 and was won in a thriller by the Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo. 

2021 The All Star Mile Results

The official The All-Star Mile 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available for punters right here once the special conditions feature takes place on Saturday March 13, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Mugatoo
  • 2nd: #9 Russian Camelot
  • 3rd: #2 Behemoth

The Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo returned to winning form second-up in the third edition of the $5 million The All-Star Mile holding off Russian Camelot in a thrilling finish to the world’s richest mile race. 

The All Star Mile Info

  • Date: Saturday March 13, 2021
  • Track: Flemington (2019), Caulfield (2020), Moonee Valley (2021)
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-For-Age
  • Status: Special Conditions
  • Prize Money: $5 million
  • First Run: 2019
 

The 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.

2021 The All-Star Mile Odds

The season’s top The All-Star Mile racing odds for 2021 will be made available below as soon as betting markets open on the people-powered autumn feature.

The All-Star Mile 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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.


The 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, 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‘.

2021 The All-Star Mile Field

The final announcement for the official 2021 The All Star Mile field and barrier draw is made on Monday the 1st of March, 2021 with punters to be kept up-to-date with the horses that make the cut right here throughout the voting process.

The 2021 All-Star Mile final field has been locked in with 15 confirmed starters plus four emergencies led in betting by the most-voted for horse by the public, Arcadia Queen

WA trainers Grant & Alana Williams along with jockey William Pike chase back-to-back wins after their success in 2020 with Regal Power and Arcadia Queen is drawn a treat in barrier five.

The danger is another classy mare in the Jamie Richards-trained New Zealander, Probabeel, who beat Arcadia Queen home when they ran one-two in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last start. 

  • Update: #10 Arcadia Queen (5) failed to pass her third and final vet check on race morning and has been scratched from the 2021 All-Star Mile field. Filling her spot in barrier five is Fifty Stars at 20/1. 

2021 The All-Star Mile Nominations

Early The All-Star Mile 2021 nominations close on Monday the 11th of January, 2021 giving connections the chance to enter their potential runners.

2021 The All-Star Mile nominations have now closed with 83 horses entered for the $5 million feature including all-in favourites Russian Camelot and Arcadia Queen. 

2021 The All-Star Mile: Top 10 Voted Horses

Below are the Top 10 All-Star Mile 2021 horses as voted by the public led by star WA-trained mare Arcadia Queen.

The All-Star Mile 2021 Top 10 features six individual Group 1 winners including also Behemoth and Probabeel who do battle with Arcadia Queen in the Futurity Stakes.

1. Arcadia Queen

(WA, Grant & Alana Williams) – 15,105 votes

2. Behemoth

(SA, David Jolly) – 14,699 votes

3. Probabeel

(NZ, Jamie Richards) – 14,503 votes

4. Still A Star

(TAS, Bill Ryan) – 9,954 votes

5. Greysful Glamour

(NSW, Mark Newnham) – 9,821 votes

6. Russian Camelot

(VIC, Danny O’Brien) – 8,460 votes

7. Regalo Di Gaetano

(SA, Richard & Chantelle Jolly) – 8,168 votes

8. The Harrovian

(QLD, Toby & Trent Edmonds) – 7,535 votes

9. Sir Dragonet

(VIC, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace) – 6,335 votes

10. Mr Quickie

(VIC, Phillip Stokes) – 6,168 votes

 

2021 The All-Star Mile: Wildcards

The official The All-Star Mile 2021 Wildcard recipients will be listed here once announced by Racing Victoria.

Lunar Fox 

(VIC, Paul Preusker)

Mugatoo

(NSW, Kris Lees)

Shout The Bar 

(NSW, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott)

Star of the Seas 

(NSW, Chris Waller)

Streets of Avalon 

(VIC, Shane Nichols)

2021 The All-Star Mile: Provisional Emergencies

The All-Star Mile 2021 emergencies will be listed here closer to the race.

16e Fifty Stars 

(VIC, Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes)

17e So Si Bon

(VIC, Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes)

18e Sovereign Award

(VIC, Danny O’Brien)

19e Affair To Remember

(VIC, Dan O’Sullivan) 

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.

2021 The All-Star Mile Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The All-Star Mile 2021 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.

2021 The All-Star Mile Tips

Our expert team of tipsters will provide the 2021 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:  #9 Russian Camelot ($4.50 at time of publish) 

We were keen on Arcadia Queen before it all went pear-shaped for the star WA mare and with her out, the punters are coming for the resuming Danny O’Brien-trained Russian Camelot. He’s the second elect heavily backed in from $8 to $4.50 and jumps from barrier two returning to the track where he ran third in last year’s Ladbrokes Cox Plate. Last time resuming things went amiss in the gates, he was vetted, but passed fit to run in Flemington’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes before being narrowly beaten. With a smoother first-up start here he can salute, sure to appreciate the 1600m fresh having last raced in the Melbourne Cup.  

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
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