The All-Star Mile

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Looking for early info on this year’s The All-Star Mile? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Victoria’s All-Star Mile race is a newly created $5 million feature event contested during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. First run and won in 2019 with Mystic Journey the inaugural champion from Tasmania, the 1600m showdown began at Flemington Racecourse.

In 2020 it was held at Caulfield with Perth champion Regal Power saluting, while the 2021 edition of The All-Star Mile was conducted at Moonee Valley Racecourse and won by the New South Wales-trained Mugatoo.

The 2022 edition retured to its inaugural home at Flemington Racecourse and saw the favourite Zaaki salute.

The Special Conditions race sees members of the Australian and New Zealand public vote for eligible horses to contest the event with The All-Star Mile field now expanded to 15 starters. Ten of those are voted in by the public.

Racing Victoria selects the remaining ‘Wildcard’ horses in the All-Star Mile race field, which is contested at weight-for-age.

The winners of the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) are also offered a golden ticket into the All-Star Mile field should they not already be one of the Top 10 vote-getters.

THE all-Star Mile 2022 – FAST FACTS

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse (in 2019 and 2022)
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Class: Weight-for-age
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Unlisted
  • Operator: Racing Victoria
  • Prize Purse: $5,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2019
  • 2022 The All-Star Mile Winner: Zaaki

The All-Star Mile 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 All-Star Mile results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 19, 2022. 

  1. #2 Zaaki
  2. #1 I’m Thunderstruck
  3. #4 Streets Of Avalon

Zaaki ($2.40F) was too good second-up even from the outside barrier (15) when charging home the closing stages for a dominant victory in the 2022 The All-Star Mile results second-up at Flemington.

The all star mile BETTING 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The All-Star Mile
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The All-Star Mile.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The All-Star Mileerest. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The All-Star Mile, 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 The All-Star Mile, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within The All-Star Mile to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The All-Star Mile to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The All-Star Mile 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 The All-Star Mile, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The all star mile in 2022

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on All-Star Mile Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The All-Star Mile 2022 Odds

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

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN The All-Star Mile in 2022?

The best way to pick which horse will win The All-Star Mile in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for the proven Group 1 performers in the mix.

Additional factors to consider when picking the All-Star Mile winner include:

  • Proven Milers: Horses proven at the 1600m have an excellent record in the short history of this race.
  • Interstate Raiders: The opening four editions of The All-Star Mile were all won by horses trained outside of Melbourne with Mystic Journey (Tasmania, 2019), Regal Power (Western Australia, 2020), Mugatoo (New South Wales, 2021) and Zaaki (New South Wales, 2022).

The all Star Mile Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 The All-Star Mile betting include The Golden Eagle winner I’m Thunderstruck and the star Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki.

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

The all Star Mile field 2022

The All-Star Mile 2022 field capacity is 15 starters. The inaugural race ran in 2019 with only 14 runners before the field size was increased in 2020.

Ten of the 15 horses that contest the $5 million event are voted in by the Australian public, and the remaining runners selected as ‘Wildcard’ entries by Racing Victoria.

The final 2022 All-Star Mile field will be confirmed in early March and updated below.

The All-Star Mile 2022 final field and barrier draw is now out with Zaaki narrow favourite in the outside alley (15 of 15), while his last start conqueror in the Blame Stakes Inspirational Girl is a new danger in barrier four.

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 The all Star Mile: Top 10

The top 10 horses confirmed for the 2022 The All-Star Mile field will be updated here following the public vote 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

the all star mile 2022 TIPS

Favourite: #2 Zaaki ($3.40 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #12 Inspirational Girl ($6 at time of publish) 

Best Roughie: #3 Cascadian ($19 at time of publish)

Our insider 2022 The All-Star Mile tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


the all star mile Race day 2022

The All-Star Mile 2022 race day takes place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 19th of March, 2022 one week after the course hosts ‘Super Saturday’.

the all star mile barrier draw 2022

The 2022 The All-Star Mile barrier draw is a confirmed a few days out from the race and will be published in our above The All Star Mile Field section.

the all star mile nominations 2022

The 2022 The All-Star Mile nominations close in early January and will be updated below once announced.

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 weights 2022

Standard weight-for-age conditions apply to this race. Weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above The All Star Mile Field section.

the all star mile acceptances 2022

Final acceptances close in early March with the confirmed line-up to be published in our above The All Star Mile Field section.

the all star mile jockeys 2022

Riders must be declared before 1:00PM AEDT on Wednesday the 16th of March, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above The All Star Mile Field section.

the all star mile PRIZE MONEY 2022

The All-Star Mile prize purse is worth a lucrative $5,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to last (15th).

Place Prize Money
1st $2,250,000
2nd $720,000
3rd $360,000
4th $210,000
5th $150,000
6th $120,000
7th $120,000
8th $120,000
9th $100,000
10th $100,000
11th $50,000
12th $50,000
13th $50,000
14th $50,000
15th $50,000

the all star mile race number 2022

The 2022 The All-Star Mile is set to run as Flemington Race 6 at 3:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 19th of March, 2022 at Flemington Racecourse.

the all star mile form guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 All-Star Mile Form Guide following final acceptances.


the all star mile LIVE 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 the All-Star Mile live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National


the all star mile winners

Winners of The All-Star Mile since the rich $5 million event was inaugurated in 2019 are listed below. For a complete list of past The All-Star Mile winners and placegetters click here.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Zaaki Annabel Neasham Jamie Kah 59kg 1:36.54
2021 Mugatoo Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 59kg 1:39.82
2020 Regal Power Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 59kg 1:36.57
2019 Mystic Journey Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 54kg 1:34.77