2021 All-Star Mile - 83 nominations for the $5 million dollar feature
- A total of 83 runners have nominated for the 2021 All-Star Mile
- The third edition of this race will be run at Moonee Valley on Saturday, March 13
- Full nominations available below
2019 All-Star Mile winner Mystic Jounrey is one of 83 nominations for the 2021 edition. (Getty)
The third edition of the All-Star Mile has had a total of 83 nominations come through for the $5 million dollar feature.
A total of 23 Group One winners are included in the nominations for the 2021 All-Star Mile which will be held at Moonee Valley on Saturday, March 13.
Victorian trainers make up the majority of nominations with 43 entrants from the host state followed by New South Wales (26), then South Australia and Western Australia with four a piece while Tasmania have two and finally Queensland, with popular galloper The Harrovian the sole nomination from the 'Sunshine State'.
New Zealand have also nominated three horses which includes the 12-time Group One winner Melody Belle who finished third in the 2020 edition of the All-Star Mile.
In a Racing Victoria media release, Racing Victoria Executive General Manager of Racing Greg Carpenter spoke following Monday's announcements.
“The quality and diversity of nominations for The All-Star Mile 2021 has again exceeded our expectations, with 45 stables from right across Australia and New Zealand all vying to win the marquee race of Victoria’s autumn carnival,” said Greg Carpenter
“The original All-Star Mile produced a fairy-tale story with Mystic Journey – who cost just $11,000 – winning the world’s richest mile race; and if The Harrovian can earn enough votes to get into the field this year, it would set up another rags-to-riches tale.
“Some horses will be very familiar to voters, with six previous All-Star Mile runners again nominated for this year’s race; but it is exciting to see so many up-and-coming horses in the entry list and it will be fascinating to see how the voting period plays out when it officially opens on Friday, 22 January.
“Just as importantly, with every $500 nomination fee going to The All-Star Mile’s official charity a total of $41,500 will be donated to the Good Friday Appeal, which raises money for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.”
Attention now turns to the voting period which starts on Friday, January 22 with the top 10 vote-getters being announced by Racing Victoria on or before Friday, February 19 2021.
The final field of 15 is inclusive of five wildcard runners which will be determined through qualifying races and The All-Star Mile wildcard panel.
Click Here to view the full list of 83 nominations