Looking for info on this year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a Group 1 sprint down the iconic Flemington ‘Straight Six’ track held at HQ on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival – Victoria Derby Day. 

Derby Day runs on the Saturday prior to the Melbourne Cup, which runs on the first Tuesday of November annually, so the Coolmore Stud Stakes date is traditionally either the last Saturday in October or first of November.

Offering $1.5 million in prize money and registered as the Ascot Vale Stakes, the Coolmore Stud Stakes is open only to three-year-olds and is run at set weights. It was originally a juveniles’ race for two-year-olds up until 1969 when Vain won the first edition of the race for three-year-olds.

Plenty of star youngsters have won the Coolmore Stud Stakes including in recent years Sepoy (2011) and Sunlight (2018).

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday October 30, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (Colts & Geldings: 57 kg, Fillies: 55 kg)
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1863
  • 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Winner: Home Affairs

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

  1. #5 Home Affairs
  2. #12 Bruckner
  3. #2 Artorius 

The Chris Waller-trained $15 million The Everest runner (9th) Home Affairs ($5) was too good at Flemington down the ‘Straight Six’ on Derby Day producing a big late run to win by three lengths in the 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes results.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in Coolmore Stud Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within Coolmore Stud Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within Coolmore Stud Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within Coolmore Stud Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within Coolmore Stud Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from Coolmore Stud Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Coolmore Stud Stakes In 2021

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2022 Odds

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 neds.com.au.

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE coolmore stud stakes IN 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Coolmore Stud Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers and consider their past record down the famous ‘Straight Six’ at Flemington among other factors.

Additional factors to consider when picking the Coolmore Stud Stakes winner include:

  • Waller Factor: From 2013-2021 trainer Chris Waller has won five editions of the Coolmore Stud Stakes most recently in 2020 with his filly September Run and in 2021 with three-length winner Home Affairs.
  • Roman Consul Lead-Up: The Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes is the key lead-up into the event with Brazen Beau (2014) the last to do the double.

coolmore stud stakes 2021 FAVOURITES

Early favourites in Coolmore Stud Stakes betting for 2021 include Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes winner Extreme Warrior, Artorious coming off a Caulfield Guineas third and Sydney’s Golden Rose champion In The Congo.

September Run ($4 in 2020) was the last Coolmore Stud Stakes favourite to win.

Coolmore Stud Stakes field 2021

The official Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes final field features 17 runners including two-length Group 2 Danehill Stakes winner at the track last start Kallos for Godolphin and the Waterhouse/Bott-trained Group 1 Golden Rose champion out of Sydney In The Congo coming back in distance.

  • Scratched: #17 Gimme Par (14) was the only filly in the race and came out on Friday afternoon heading for a spell after being found to be slightly lame.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #9 Extreme Warrior ($4.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #7 Kallos ($11 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #12 Bruckner ($34 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Coolmore Stud Stakes Race Day 2021

The Coolmore Stud Stakes takes place on Victoria Derby Day held at Flemington Racecourse on the Saturday prior to the Melbourne Cup. There are four Group 1 races headlining the VRC Derby Day racing action with the Coolmore Stud Stakes accompanied by the:

coolmore stud stakes 2021 BARRIER DRAW

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in our above Coolmore Stud Stakes Field section.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Nominations

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations are taken the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once announced.

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 2021 Weights

Set weight conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday, the 25th of October, 2021 and published in our above Coolmore Stud Stakes Field section.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and published in our above Coolmore Stud Stakes Field section.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 jockeys

Riders must be declared by 1 PM Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and published in our above Coolmore Stud Stakes Field section.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021. 

2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Scratchings: 

  • #17 Gimme Par (14)

Coolmore Stud Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Coolmore Stakes prize purse is $1,500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1 $900,000
2 $270,000
3 $135,000
4 $67,500
5 $37,500
6 $30,000
7 $30,000
8 $30,000

Coolmore Stud Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes race number is set as Flemington Race 7 at 4:30PM (AEDT) on Saturday October 30, 2021 as part of Victoria Derby Day, the first day of the VRC Spring Carnival. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Coolmore Stud Stakes 2021 form guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


coolmore stud stakes LIVE 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Coolmore Stud Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Telecast: Seven Network

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Coolmore Stud Stakes Winners 

Past winners of the Coolmore Stud Stakes dating back to 1983 are detailed in the table below.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Home Affairs James McDonald Chris Waller 1:08.7
2020 September Run Craig Williams Chris Waller 1:09.6
2019 Exceedance Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1:09.7
2018 Sunlight Luke Currie Tony McEvoy 1:09.1
2017 Merchant Navy Mark Zahra Aaron Purcell 1:09.1
2016 Flying Artie Hugh Bowman Mick Price 1:08.9
2015 Japonisme Glyn Schofield Chris Waller 1:09.5
2014 Brazen Beau Joao Moreira Chris Waller 1:10.7
2013 Zoustar Jim Cassidy Chris Waller 1:09.2
2012 Nechita Christian Reith John P Thompson 1:08.5
2011 Sepoy Kerrin Mcevoy Peter Snowden 1:10.4
2010 Star Witness James Winks Danny O’Brien 1:09.9
2009 Headway Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 1:08.5
2008 Northern Meteor Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 1:10.5
2007 Weekend Hussler Brad Rawiller Ross Mcdonald 1:08.9
2006 Gold Edition J Byrne R E Maund 1:09.6
2005 Ferocity S W Arnold Danny O’Brien 1:08.3
2004 Alinghi D Oliver D L Freedman 1:10.5
2003 Scaredee Cat S W Arnold Clifford I Brown 1:08.8
2002 Innovation Girl Kerrin Mcevoy B Mayfield-Smith 1:10.8
2001 North Boy D Oliver Tony Mcevoy 1:09.6
2000 So Gorgeous N Rawiller Dan O’sullivan 1:12.9
1999 Spargo S Aitken Myles Plumb 1:11.06
1998 Theatre D Gauci Rick Hore-Lacy
1997 Show No Emotion Craig Williams Tony Noonan
1996 Encosta De Lago S R King D L Freedman
1995 Our Maizcay B York G L Searle
1994 Racer’s Edge D Oliver J W Mason
1993 Brawny Spirit H White L J Corstens
1992 Quegent S R King V R Rail
1991 Tierce R S Dye Clarry Conners
1990 Bureaucracy Mick Dittman J Denham
1989 Courtza H White Ross Mcdonald
1988 Zeditave Greg Hall A A Armanasco
1987 Kaapstad M Clarke
1986 Zephyr Cross P Jarman A W Yeomans
1985 Campaign King G Murphy Bart Cummings
1984 Royal Troubador B S Compton V P Sutherland
1983 Top Post B Thomson C S Hayes