2020 All-Star Mile Tips & Betting Advice
Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 All-Star Mile. The race will take place on Saturday, 14 March, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse.
We provide you with All-Star Mile 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 to watch the race unfold.
ALL-STAR MILE TIPS
When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
Our experts assess all the All-Star Mile runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.
Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his 2020 All-Star Mile tips and selections once the final field has been declared.
ALL-STAR MILE ODDS
Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 All-Star Mile betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the All-Star Mile 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.
ALL-STAR MILE LIVE STREAM
Australia’s leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the All-Star Mile (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Caulfield races including the All-Star Mile streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the All-Star Mile live, see our guide to watch the race.
ALL-STAR MILE HISTORY
The All-Star Mile will be run for the first time in 2019. It is a Special Condition race that is run over 1600m at Flemington in March. The public votes for their top 10 horses and each is guaranteed a start in the race. The final four spots are offered as wildcards to make a field of 14 runners.
There has already been criticism with the voting as horses that don’t appear to have any conceivable chance of winning are making the top 10. Due to the prize money split on offer, every horse will at least receive $90,000 for running sixth down to 14th.
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.