THE VOTES ARE IN & COUNTED FOR THE INAUGURAL ALL STAR MILE & THE TOP TEN STARTERS HAS BEEN FINALISED.
HERE’S THE TOP TEN:
#10 Mr Money Bags
A meet and greet with Mr Money Bags and membership to Cranbourne Turf Club were amongst the initiatives which helped attract 5,013 votes for the four-year-old, a feature winner over the Flemington mile.
#9 Moss ‘n’ Dale
The people of Moe and the wider Gippsland community rallied around
@gelagotisracing’s Moss ‘n’ Dale, a winner of the Sale Cup over a mile, to elevate him into ninth place and provide apprentice jockey @jackymarts with the possibility of his biggest career ride
#8 Man of His Word
@DeanKrongold-trained Man of His Word finished eighth in the rankings on 5,135 votes, benefitting from a social media campaign offering two winners the opportunity to win a 4.5% share each in the six-year-old.
#7 Material Man
WA galloper Material Man boasts impressive credentials having amassed over $1.6M in prizemoney and seven of his 14 career victories coming at either Group or Listed level Trainer Justin Warwick’s daughter
@Lucywarwickk97 will take the ride in the #AllStarMile.
Foundry’s connections have worked hard to rally support and it’s paid off. The lightly-raced 9YO gelding finished 6th in the polls (5,558 votes). With great bloodlines and a Group One to his name, Terry Kelly’s team is confident he’s up to the task of the
Prior to the leaderboard blackout,
@lindsayparkrace’s filly Amphitrite was sitting just outside the top 10, but a stellar victory last weekend at @flemingtonvrc in the @tabcomau Vanity no doubt helped cement her fifth-place ranking (5,784 votes).
After a slow start,
@godolphin’s Group One winning mare Alizee rose quickly through the rankings to finish in fourth place on 6,744 votes. Keep an eye out for her in the G1 Futurity Stakes this Saturday at @MelbRacingClub where she’ll aim for her fourth consecutive win.
He was always going to be a crowd favourite, unbeaten over 1600m at
@flemingtonvrc and two Group Ones to his name, @MickPriceRacing’s Grunt received 7,097 votes to be the third most popular horse.
#2 Urban Ruler
Urban Ruler’s army of 800 owners helped the pave the way for the galloper to gain a place in the
#AllStarMile. Trained by former Group 1-winning jockey @MunceC, he finished second in the polls with 8,428 votes after shooting to the lead on day one of voting.
#1 Balf’s Choice
You’ve all been waiting to find out the number one voted horse for
#AllStarMile and the top spot goes to @BalfourRyan’s Balf’s Choice, who rode a wave of South Australian support finishing with an impressive 9,793 votes.
(TO BE UPDATED WHEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED)
#1 HAPPY CLAPPER
We’re thrilled to announce that Pat Webster’s Happy Clapper is our first wildcard for the
#AllStarMile! He is one of the country’s most-loved gallopers, has won three Group Ones and collected almost $6.5 million in prizemoney. Can’t wait to see him at #Flemington on March 16…