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Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, 29 October, 2016, and will be part of Derby Day at Flemington.

Some of the world's best three-year-old sprinters will clash in the stallion making Group 1.

We provide you with Coolmore Stud Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream of the race unfold.

COOLMORE STUD STAKES TIPS

Looking for the winner of the Coolmore Stud Stakes can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.  

Our experts assess all the Coolmore Stud Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2016 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton has provided his 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes tips and selections ahead of the big race.

COOLMORE STUD STAKES ODDS

Leading bookmakers CrownBet and bet365 have the latest 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

COOLMORE STUD STAKES LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Coolmore Stud Stakes (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Flemington races streamed live online at Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet or bet365. To find out how to stream the 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.

COOLMORE STUD STAKES FREE BETS

The Coolmore Stud Stakes features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of free bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit free bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.

COOLMORE STUD STAKES HISTORY

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a Group 1 event run at set weights for three-year-olds run over 1200 metres at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. 

The race, which carries prizemoney of $500,000, is run down the straight course which is commonly referred to as the ‘straight six’, being six furlongs in the old measures.

Prior to 2007, the race was known as the Ascot Vale Stakes until the status of the race was upgraded to a Group 1 event and was renamed the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

Traditionally, the race attracts top quality three-year-old sprinters which boosts the attraction on Derby Day.

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is one of four Group 1s to feature on the Derby Day program.

Winners of the Coolmore Stud Stakes often go on to compete in other elite sprint races during the year, while some of the unplaced brigade have come good during the autumn.

The race has a very attractive honour roll with winners including Brazen Beau (2014), Sepoy (2011), Weekend Hussler (2007) and Gold Edition (2006).

Former greats of the past who won this race include Our Maizcay (1995), Zedative (1987), Rancher (1982), Manikato (1978), Surround (1976) and Vain in 1969.

As the race name suggests, the race has recently attracted potential stallions as it carries a high stud value to the winner. However, this has not distracted the fillies from success in the race with victory going to Nechita (2012), Headway (2009), Gold Edition (2006) and Alinghi in 2004.

Coolmore Stud Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000So Gorgeous
2001North Boy
2002Innovation Girl
2003Scaredee Cat
2004Alinghi
2005Ferocity
2006Gold Edition
2007Weekend Hussler
2008Northern Meteor
2009Headway
2010Star Witness
2011Sepoy
2012Nechita
2013Zoustar
2014Brazen Beau
2015Japonisme

FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

Flemington first opened in 1840 and was known originally known as Melbourne Racecourse. The original approach road to the racecourse passed through a property owned by James Watson. 

He named his property Flemington after his wife’s hometown of Flemington in Morayshire, Scotland and it is believed that this is how the racecourse’s name was first introduced.

Since then, the track has become the centre-point of Australian thoroughbred horse racing. It was added to the Australian National Heritage list in November 2006 and the site is also listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The land in which Flemington racecourse now stands was owned by Robert Fleming who intended to use the area for farming cattle and sheep, along with running a butchery in the early 1800’s. 

In 1864, the Victoria Racing Club was introduced to Flemington and up until 2001 acted as the principal authority responsible for managing the racing at the track and across Victoria, Australia.

Flemington hosts a total of 14 Group 1s throughout the Australian racing year, headed by the Melbourne Cup and Victoria Derby in the Spring Carnival in October and November. 

The Melbourne Cup has been the centrepiece throughout the history of Flemington Racecourse. The two-mile handicap contest is the richest in the Australian racing calendar and routinely draws hundred of thousands of racegoers to the course each November. 

Since its first running in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has produced a vast variety of longing memories at Flemington, both on and off of the track. The blend of over 100,000 attendees and world class thoroughbred racing adds further gloss to Flemington’s already rich history. 

In 1875, the Melbourne Cup was awarded public holiday status due to the demand for Australian citizens to witness the unparalleled experience that the raceday provides.

FLEMINGTON TRACK DESCRIPTION

Flemington racecourse boasts a large pear shaped course with a circumference of 2,400 metres. It also has a straight six-furlong home-straight known as ‘The Straight Six’ which hosts many of Australia’s most valuable sprint contests including the Darley Classic. 

Racing at Flemington is run in an anticlockwise direction making it a left-handed track with a long, sweeping final turn before the straight.

The track itself underwent a number of improvements during the early 21st century, including a new $45 million grandstand which opened in 2000. 
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