Today Racing Victoria announced a $5m race over 1600m to be run at Flemington on March 16. The All Star Mile will be run under weight for age conditions.
Of the 14 positions in the field, 10 will be decided by public vote and the final 4 wild card spots determined by Racing Victoria.
Winx is highly sort after for the initial meeting and could slot nicely into her Autumn campaign, could we see a match up against the new Kiwi racing hero in Te Akau Shark? I’ve got a sneaking suspicion we could see 11,000 BGP votes cast in that direction if the Tangerine Army look to target the race. Will Chris Waller send the Autumn Sun and Winx? This could be one very exciting race on the cards.
The race is again unique in the fact it will be shared amongst the 3 metropolitan track in Melbourne (Flemington, Moonee Valley, Caulfield) which add a new twist on the race each year. This year already adding to Flemington’s tidy Autumn schedule including Super Saturday.
A huge initiative from Racing Victoria and exciting that racing fans are involved, another step in the right direction engaging with an active audience.
As we get closer to the race it will be interesting to see which stables put their horses forward for the vote and if there is interest in bringing he best international horses to Australia to compete.
Go the lads, up the shark.