The All Star Mile 2023 is coming up on Saturday the 18th of March 2023 and will be run at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Victoria. For those who are not yet familiar with the unique format of the All Star Mile, let me explain below.
The All Star Mile is a 1600m race that always takes place 7 days after Flemington Racecourse’s Super Saturday at the conclusion of Victoria’s Autumn Racing Carnival. Traditionally, although there is only 4 years of tradition present for the All Star Mile, the event is held at the three big racecourses in Victoria, on rotation. These include Flemington Racecourse, Caulfield Racecourse, and the home of the 2023 All Star Mile, Moonee Valley Racecourse.
The 2023 All Star Mile will boast a truly eye-watering prize pool of $5 million AUD. This pool is available to the fifteen horses that are selected to participate in the All Star Mile. Ten of these fifteen positions are voted on by fans! The other five are wild card entries.
There are rumours that the All Star Mile was created to clash with New South Wales Racing’s Coolmore Classic, a Group 1 race held at Rosehill Racecourse. This would be in response to The Everest’s inception at Randwick Racecourse which falls on the same day as some of Victoria’s biggest races: the Caulfield Cup, the Victorian Derby, and the Golden Eagle. However, these rumours are obviously unconfirmed, just chatter from other Australian horse racing fans.
A fun fact about the All Star Mile: there is a race in Japan called the Arima Kinen that allows the public to vote on majority of the competing runners. This is what the All Star Mile is based on!
With all that said, scroll down to take a look at the field of runners and my potential winners for the 2023 iteration of the All Star Mile. Be sure to tune in to Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of March 2023 so you do not miss out on one of the most exciting races on Australia’s thoroughbred racing calendar.