A thrilling renewal of The All-Star Mile saw Hugh Bowman cement his reputation as the ‘King of the Valley’ with victory in the world’s richest mile race on Mugatoo, whose owner ambassador Matt Forys walked away with a cheque for $250,000.
Mr Forys, a father-of-three who lives in Shepparton, will soon start searching the properly listings in earnest after pocketing the life-changing sum thanks to Bowman’s brilliance on the Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo, who was awarded a wildcard into the $5 million showpiece.
The construction manager, who won Tabcorp’s competition to represent Mugatoo, has set his sights on upgrading to a dream house after Bowman – a four-time Ladbrokes Cox Plate winner at The Valley – just got the better of another champion jockey, Damien Oliver on Russian Camelot.
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The day after The All-Star Mile 2021, winning Owner Ambassador Matt Forys got a chance to meet the horse than won him $250,000.
Relive the action and excitement of The All-Star Mile Raceday, held at The Valley on Saturday, 13 March 2021. The third edition was won by the Kris Lees-trained Mugatoo with jockey Hugh Bowman aboard.
The barrier draw for The All-Star Mile 2021 was held at Petanque Social in Melbourne on Tuesday, 9 March 2021, attended by a host of racing talent and connections.
Over 147,000 votes were received from Australians and New Zealanders for The All-Star Mile 2021, a record number of votes for the world's richest mile race.
Western Australian mare Arcadia Queen is now the outright favourite for The All-Star Mile 2021 following the barrier draw at Petanque Social in Melbourne.
The field for the world’s richest mile race is complete with five wildcard runners announced by Racing Victoria (RV) and the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) for the $5 million All-Star Mile.
Racing Victoria (RV) has unveiled the first 10 ‘owner ambassadors’ who will now go in the running to win a share in $500,000 on All-Star Mile Raceday.
The initial list of provisional emergency runners for The All-Star Mile 2021 has been released by Racing Victoria (RV) in accordance with the race conditions.
After a record 147,830 validated votes were received, the first 10 horses vying to win the third edition of the world’s richest mile race have been revealed.
For final 50 hours of voting, the live leaderboard will not be available to view, adding to the intrigue as owners and trainers make a final pitch for votes before the deadline.
Voters who voted for Verry Elleegant will get the opportunity to re-cast their vote for another runner after her withdrawal, remaining in the running for a share in $500,000.
With voting officially open, everyday Australians and New Zealanders now have the opportunity to decide which horses will line up in the third edition of the richest mile race in the world.
A total of 83 eligible horses, including reigning Cox Plate winner and the 2020 Caulfield Cup heroine, have been nominated for The All-Star Mile.
The training partnership of Grant and Alana Williams will aim to defend their All-Star Mile crown with Arcadia Queen after nominating the multiple Group 1 winner.
Irish-bred Mugatoo has become the latest contender for The All-Star Mile 2021 after his trainer Kris Lees nominated the talented six-year-old.
The Freedman Racing stable is aiming to launch a three-pronged attack on The All-Star Mile 2021 after nominating Homesman, Kenya and Ain’tnodeeldun.
Russian Camelot has become the latest Group 1 hero to target The All-Star Mile 2021 after Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Danny O’Brien officially nominated his rising star.
Inaugural winner Mystic Journey and a pair of Group 1 stars from the Lindsay Park stable were amongst the early entrants for the 2021 edition of the world’s richest mile race.
The countdown to Australia’s only fan-voted horse race will officially begin with the opening of nominations for The All-Star Mile 2021.