Racing Victoria unveil the All-Star Mile

  • Racing Victoria unveil $5 million mile race 
Winx wins the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

As the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival draws to a close, Racing Victoria has unveiled an exciting new concept, the $5 million weight-for-age All-Star Mile (1600m). 

The All-Star Mile will have it’s inaugural running during the 2019 Autumn Carnival, on Saturday, March 16 at Flemington.

In a unique twist, the race will rotate between the three major Metro Racing Clubs in Victoria, with Flemington having the race in the first year. Caulfield will have the race in 2020 before it moves to Moonee Valley in 2021. 

Racing Victoria put out a Press Release on Monday Morning, covering the details of the new Autumn Carnival feature race.
 
With total prizemoney of $5 million on offer, The All-Star Mile launches as the richest 1600-metre event in world racing with the coveted All-Star to collect $2.25 million for winning. The nomination fee for The All-Star Mile is just $500 with no acceptance fees required. 
The All-Star Mile will be run under weight-for-age conditions with a field of 14 All-Stars and four emergencies selected. The top 10 vote-getters will secure a start in The All-Star Mile with RV retaining four wildcards to include horses into the final field, whether an original nominee or not.
 In line with RV’s existing Group 1 entry conditions, horses must have an official RV handicap rating of 70 at the close of nominations to be eligible to compete as a fan-voted runner. 
In keeping with the theme of The All-Star Mile, fans will also get to share in the thrill and glory with one lucky voter selected for each All-Star. They will become a nominal owner of that horse for The All-Star Mile and each will win a share of $500,000 in prizemoney as part of the $5 million total prize pool. 

The obvious horse Racing Victoria will be pushing to get is the mighty mare Winx. Although it isn’t confirmed she will race on in the Autumn, it is likely after she breezed through her Spring campaign in flying colours. 

If Winx was to contest the All-Star Mile on March 16, the race she would miss would be the $1 million Group 1 George Ryder (1500m) on March 23. The George Ryder is her usual leadup to the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) which will be run on Saturday, April 13.


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