Roll up, roll up for the All-Star roster

Roll up, roll up for the All-Star roster

Nominations are open to win a place in the field for the world's richest 1600-metre race, Victoria's All-Star Mile, to be run for the first time at Flemington next year.

The event will occupy a unique place Australian racing as fans will get to vote on which horses make the field.

The top 10 vote-getters will secure a start in the weight-for-age race, while four places are reserved for wildcards nominated by Racing Victoria.

Connections of the winner will earn $2.25 million and, with prizemoney paid down to last place, the final runner home will collect $90,000.

Horses can nominate until January 15 at a cost of $500, money which will be donated to charity. There will be no acceptance fees for the contest, which is open to three-year-olds and upwards – as long as they have a minimum rating of at least 70.

Voting will start online on January 15 and close on Monday, February 19 with the top 10 vote-getters announced on Thursday, February 21.

The four wildcards, who may be selected from outside the nominations, will be announced on or before Monday, March 4.

RV executive general manager racing, Greg Carpenter said : “The All-Star Mile is built on our vision of ‘racing for all’. All fans will get the chance to have their say on who competes at Flemington next March, while a huge cross section of stables and owners can chase a dream result.''

One fan will also gain a huge windfall as they will be selected to become a ''nominal owner'' of an All-Star runner and each will win a share of $500,000 in prizemoney.

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