Aegon & Ayrton secure All-Star Mile entires

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The lineup for the 2024 All-Star Mile is taking shape, with notable additions of New Zealand's Group 1 winner and Ayrton, who both secured wildcards on Tuesday.

Aegon, coming off a commendable performance in the Group 1 (1600m), is set to make his second consecutive appearance in the All-Star Mile under the guidance of trainer .

Despite an unplaced finish in the previous year's edition behind at , Aegon aims for redemption in the upcoming $4 million feature at Caulfield on Saturday, March 16.

Joining the ranks alongside , whom he narrowly defeated in a recent race, Aegon represents the Kiwi contingent in this prestigious event.

On the other hand, Ayrton, facing a stroke of misfortune in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) last Saturday, secures a chance to enhance his impressive Caulfield record.

Trained by Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr and owned by the successful Roll The Dice Racing syndicate, the six-year-old gelding has overcome adversity, including a near-fatal spider bite.

Despite an unlucky outcome in the ‘win and you're in' race at , Ayrton's resilience, coupled with performances, the All-Star Mile wildcard panel of his deserving spot in the field.

With Jamie Kah in the saddle, Ayrton looks to make his mark in this high-stakes race, building on past victories and a strong run in the .

The 2024 All-Star Mile promises to be an exciting spectacle, featuring a mix of seasoned contenders and rising stars from the world of horse racing.

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