Samaready Wins 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes On Way To Golden Slipper


Samaready wins the 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes

Samaready has confirmed her class by winning the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakesat Caulfield Racecourse today February 25, 2012.

The talented two-year-old is now unbeaten over three starts and has added an impressive $600,000 to her current prize money of almost $120,000.

Samaready won her first start in a $70,000 handicap at Flemington last December before winning the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude on February 11.

“It’s mission accomplished isn’t it?” trainer Mick Price said after the race.

“She’s just one of those fillies that just had a perfect prep.

“I looked at her in the mounting yard and thought did I do enough with her?.

“(But jockey Craig Newitt) got out at the right time and he was on the right horse.”

Price is now looking towards the $3.5 million Golden Slipper on April 7, 2012, at Rosehill Racecourse.

“She’ll pull up fantastic, I know it’s a hot day, but she’s still got one to come,” he said.

Craig Newitt was visibly elated following his 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes win aboard Samaready.

“(This is) one of the greatest thrills I’ve had in racing,” Newitt said.

“Mick and his staff have done a super job to get her here.

“He’s always been the one that’s willing to give me a go even though I’ve made a few mistakes.”

Newitt knew he was the winner coming into the final turn for home in today’s 2012 Blue Diamond Stakes.

“She did the traditional pin the ears back and stretch the neck,” he said of her performance down the straight.

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2012 Blue Diamond Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No Horse Jockey Trainer Wg Margin Odds
1st 10 SAMAREADY(7) Craig Newitt Mick Price 54.5 1-10.47 /$2.20F
2nd 9 NO LOOKING BACK(15) Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 54.5 3.0L /$6.50
3rd 16 ARMED FOR ACTION(9) Craig Williams Anthony Freedman 54.5 5.0L /$26
4th 2 JIMANDO(16) Blake Shinn Tony McEvoy 56.5 7.0L /$12
5th 7 RUSAMBO(12) Mark Zahra Peter Snowden 56.5 7.4L /$41
6th 4 THE TRAVELLING MAN(2) Ben Melham Matt Laurie 56.5 9.7L /$15
7th 15 MAMA’S CHOICE(10) Dwayne Dunn David Hayes 54.5 9.9L /$14
8th 11 REAL STOLLE(14) Damien Oliver John P Thompson 54.5 10.1L /$101
9th 13 MEMBERS JOY(6) Glen Boss Robert Smerdon 54.5 10.3L /$21
10th 5 BUSH AVIATOR(8) Jamie Mott Danny O’Brien 56.5 10.4L /$31
11th 12 FORMIDABLE(3) Chris Symons Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 54.5 11.6L /$16
12th 1 GENERAL RIPPA(5) Steven Arnold David Hayes 56.5 12.6L /$26
13th 14 APPLEGATE(1) Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 54.5 14.4L /$31
14th 6 FERMENT(4) Noel Callow John P Thompson 56.5 18.9L /$101
15th 8 ANDRE ROO HOO(11) Steven King Robbie Laing 56.5 20.4L /$71
16th 3 CAMBIASO(13) James Winks Danny O’Brien 56.5 22.1L /$71
Src 17 FIRE THUNDERBOLT Phillip Stokes
Src 18 MRS GRAY Luke Nolen David Hayes
Src 19 PRONTO PRONTO Nicholas Hall Jason Warren
Src 20 AL ANEED Damien Oliver Mick Price