Two Tasmanian trained horses among All-Star Mile nominations

Mystic Journey and Still A Star among the 83 nominations received for the All-Star Mile.

MYSTIC JOURNEY winning the All Star Mile during Melbourne Racing at Flemington in Melbourne, Australia.
MYSTIC JOURNEY winning the All Star Mile during Melbourne Racing at Flemington in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Nominations for the $5,000,000 All-Star Mile to be run at Moonee Valley in March officially closed on Monday with two Tasmanian trained horses among the 83 nominations received for the race.

Inaugural All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey trained by Adam Trinder is in the mix to add to the title she won at Flemington in 2019 and joining her this year is the Bill Ryan-trained Still A Star that won the Tasmanian three-year-old of the year last season.

Officially the richest mile race in the world, the All-Star Mile is a unique race where a fan vote will make-up 10 of the final 15 spots in the field with the remaining five allocated to wildcards and ballot-free races.

Both mares in the mix for this year's All-Star Mile are yet to resume their current campaigns, identifying races during the Ladbrokes Tasmanian Summer of Racing for their respective first-up assignments.

Mystic Journey is likely to resume in the weight-for-age $50,000 Ladbrokes Stakes (1200m) in Launceston on 20 January while Still A Star is expected to wait until the Group 3 Bow Mistress (1200m) on Ladbrokes Hobart Cup Day.

Still A Star took all before her during her 3YO campaign which culminated in four consecutive wins at Listed level, all against her own age.

Mystic Journey last raced in the Group 1 Empire Rose at Flemington in October where she finished an unlucky seventh having been held up for the majority of the race.

Voting for the All-Star Mile opens on 22 January with fans encouraged to submit their vote to not only try and have their favourite horse entered in the race but can win a share in $500,000 if that occurs.


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