Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes is the top Group 1 for two-year-olds held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse in late February.

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Lyre
  • 2nd: #12 Lankan Star
  • 3rd: #3 Free Of Debt



The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes is Victoria’s premier sprint race for two year old horses, offering an unmatched $1.5 million in prize money.

The Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes is held at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse each February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and is run over a sprint distance of 1200m.

As a set-weights race the colts and geldings in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes field are required to carry 55.5kg and fillies must carry 53kg. The winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes takes home $900,000 in prize money plus a trophy worth $15,000.

The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day features a total of three elite level autumn races being accompanied on the card by the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

The 2019  Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes runs at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 23, 2019.

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes
Date: Saturday February 23, 2019
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weight
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Results

    • 1st: #7 Lyre
    • 2nd: #12 Lankan Star
    • 3rd: #3 Free Of Debt
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 7 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 5 54.5kg
2 12 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 0.5L 7 54.5kg
3 3 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Michael Walker 0.9L 6 56.5kg
4 11 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 1.3L 13 54.5kg
5 13 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Beau Mertens 1.4L 11 54.5kg
6 10 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 1.9L 12 54.5kg
7 1 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 2.4L 9 56.5kg
8 8 VINICUNCA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 3.65L 4 54.5kg
9 14 ANDRASSY AVENUE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3.75L 3 54.5kg
10 6 CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 4.05L 8 54.5kg
11 4 SHOTMAKER Mick Price Hugh Bowman 4.15L 14 56.5kg
12 2 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 5.4L 2 56.5kg
13 9 BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 7.4L 10 54.5kg
14 5 GAME KEEPER Tony McEvoy Damien Thornton 13.15L 1 56.5kg

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #7 Lyre
  • 2nd: #12 Lankan Star
  • 3rd: #3 Free Of Debt

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Form Guide

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Betting Odds

The futures markets for the Blue Diamond Stakes field 2019 courtesy of the race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au will be listed below with all-in pricing on the hopeful two-year-olds heading towards the autumn Group 1 classic as soon as announced.

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Field

The official Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes field and barrier draw are released by Racing Victoria the Tuesday before the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 9 56.5kg 80
2 1×3 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 70
3 11 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Michael Walker 6 56.5kg 70
4 2 SHOTMAKER Mick Price Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg 67
5 441 GAME KEEPER Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 1 56.5kg 66
6 1×10 CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 8 54.5kg 80
7 511 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 5 54.5kg 78
8 1×2 VINICUNCA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 4 54.5kg 76
9 1×2 BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 10 54.5kg 74
10 1 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 12 54.5kg 74
11 1×3 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 13 54.5kg 71
12 2×14 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 54.5kg 70
13 1×5 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Beau Mertens 11 54.5kg 70
14 71 ANDRASSY AVENUE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 54.5kg 66

The Blue Diamond Stakes field is determined after three rounds of earlier declarations that take place from November of the year before. Final Blue Diamond Stakes acceptances cost connections a fee of $5,500.

The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Final Field & Barriers are set for release at 9am (local time) on Tuesday February 19, 2019. 

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations

The very first Blue Diamond Stakes nominations close around early July the previous year.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 11 I AM IMMORTAL C 2 Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
2 1×10 CATCH ME F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 54.5kg
3 511 LYRE F 2 Anthony Freedman 1= 54.5kg
4 52211 EXHILARATES F 2 James Cummings 4 54.5kg
5 2112 ACCESSION C 2 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg
6 2111 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 2 Jamie Richards 6 54.5kg
7 1×80 ESPAANIYAH F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 54.5kg
8 1×3 HAWKER HURRICANE C 2 Michael Moroney 8 56.5kg
9 1×2 VINICUNCA F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 54.5kg
10 1×2 BELLA ROSA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 54.5kg
11 22×60 BISCARA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 54.5kg
12 2×31 BIVOUAC C 2 James Cummings 12 56.5kg
13 120 JEDASTAR F 2 Lloyd Kennewell 13 54.5kg
14 1 LOVING GABY F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 54.5kg
15 11 FREE OF DEBT C 2 Chris Bieg 15 56.5kg
16 4×1 AMERCEMENT F 2 James Cummings 16 54.5kg
17 1 MCLAREN C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 17= 56.5kg
18 1x TASSORT C 2 James Cummings 17= 56.5kg
19 1×3 ATHIRI F 2 James Cummings 19 54.5kg
20 1×70 STEAL MY KISSES F 2 Mick Price 20 54.5kg
21 2×14 LANKAN STAR F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 54.5kg
22 1×5 ANAHEED F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 22 54.5kg
23 6177 MOVIE ROLE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 23 54.5kg
24 1×5 BROOKLYN HUSTLE F 2 Jason Warren 24 54.5kg
25 71 ANDRASSY AVENUE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 25 54.5kg
26 2 SHOTMAKER C 2 Mick Price 26 56.5kg
27 1 SHE SHAO FLY F 2 Tony McEvoy 27 54.5kg
28 2254 AVON RIVER F 2 James Cummings 28 54.5kg
29 12 TALENTED F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 29 54.5kg
30 1×2 COSMIC FORCE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 30 56.5kg
31 441 GAME KEEPER C 2 Tony McEvoy 31 56.5kg
32 12 VIKING WARRIOR C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 32 56.5kg
33 76×19 MAGNICITY F 2 Robbie Griffiths 33 54.5kg
34 1×6 PELICAN (NZ) F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 34 54.5kg
35 225 ENOOD F 2 Tony McEvoy 35 54.5kg
36 2×60 ART COLLECTION F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 36 54.5kg
37 245 PRETTY BRAZEN F 2 Tony McEvoy 37 54.5kg
38 2×0 COVERT OPS C 2 Gerald Ryan 38 56.5kg
39 25 AUSSIE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 39 56.5kg
40 1 SIZZLEFLY F 2 Phillip Stokes 40 54.5kg
41 3236 ALBURQ C 2 Michael Moroney 41 56.5kg
42 251 OUTLANDOS C 2 Tony McEvoy 42 56.5kg
43 2426 LADY NATURALISTE F 2 Matt Cumani 43 54.5kg
44 4×37 LANIGERA C 2 James Cummings 44 56.5kg
45 347 AUXIN C 2 James Cummings 45 56.5kg
46 22 HAFAAWA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 46 54.5kg
47 6325 FAVOURITE THINGS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47 54.5kg
48 3 SHIH TZOU F 2 Michael Kent 48 54.5kg
49 625 JUST ZERENE F 2 Tony McEvoy 49 54.5kg
50 5×1 FACT OR FABLE F 2 Robbie Griffiths 50 54.5kg
51 2 CONQUEROR C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 51 56.5kg
52 1 ROWSTHORN F 2 Tony McEvoy 52 54.5kg
53 56 BRAZEN BRANDO C 2 Phillip Stokes 53 56.5kg
54 34 FLING F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54 54.5kg
55 68 EXETER C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55= 56.5kg
56 40 SWAN ISLAND F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55= 54.5kg
57 44 MAKTABBA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57 54.5kg
58 2 WHYKAYOH C 2 Tony McEvoy 58 56.5kg
59 30 BEACH CLUB F 2 Archie Alexander 59 54.5kg
60 20 SENSITIVITY F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 60 54.5kg
61 8 PRESENTLY F 2 Ken Keys 61 54.5kg
62 2 ASATEER C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 62= 56.5kg
63 2 CHEER LEADER F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 62= 54.5kg
64 58 AMARULA QUEEN F 2 Russell & Scott Cameron 64 54.5kg
65 7x AUTOCRATIC C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 65 56.5kg
66 04 COLADA C 2 Gerald Ryan 66 56.5kg
67 80 I AM F 2 Tony McEvoy 67= 54.5kg
68 8 WESTPORT F 2 Tony McEvoy 67= 54.5kg
69 30 BISHOP ROCK C 2 Michael Moroney 69 56.5kg
70 4 ISA ROCKET F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70 54.5kg
71 3 BACHELOR BARON G 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 71 56.5kg
72 4 WRITEOFF F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 72 54.5kg
73 5 BY A WHISKER C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 73 56.5kg
74 DALAALAAT C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 56.5kg
75 0x FORBIDDEN PALACE C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
76 0 LANGUISHING C 2 Robbie Griffiths 74= 56.5kg
77 9 LIGHTHORSE LAD C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
78 0 LODESTAR C 2 Colin Little 74= 56.5kg
79 0 MORE GRIT C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
80 ORIENZEL C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
81 STAND TO ATTENTION C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 74= 56.5kg
82 THE EGYPTIAN C 2 Shea Eden 74= 56.5kg
83 6 TORBA G 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 56.5kg
84 TRITON RISING C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 56.5kg
85 BEELA HUDOOD F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg
86 DRESSMAKER F 2 Byron Cozamanis 74= 54.5kg
87 6 DURABILITY F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 74= 54.5kg
88 7 EXCELIDA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
89 7 GINA LOLA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
90 HOT IN PARIS F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 74= 54.5kg
91 INDISCRETION F 2 Phillip Stokes 74= 54.5kg
92 LADY LOIRE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
93 MARNDARRA F 2 Tony McEvoy 74= 54.5kg
94 9 MISS ELENA F 2 Robbie Griffiths 74= 54.5kg
95 0 MONEEFA F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg
96 NOTA BENE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
97 0 RIVERINA DEMAND F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
98 9 ROCKNESS ANGEL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
99 SACRED GODDESS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
100 9 SEATONIC Super Vobis Bonus Scheme F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 74= 54.5kg
101 SHAMOTTEY (NZ) F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg
102 SPIRIT WORLD (NZ) F 2 Bjorn Baker 74= 54.5kg
103 99 URJUWAAN F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes First Declarations

Helping to narrow down the list of youngsters heading towards the Group 1 of the following February, the Blue Diamond Stakes first declarations or first acceptances close the November prior and traditionally feature around 500 – 600 youngsters.Connections are charged a $330 fee at first acceptance stage in the Blue Diamond Stakes, which is the same cost of the nominations of yearlings for the classic.

The 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes first acceptances closed at midday (local time) on Tuesday November 19, 2019.

View the 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes First Declarations on the official Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) website.

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Second Declarations

The Blue Diamond Stakes field begins to take further shape when the Blue Diamond Stakes second declarations or acceptances close in early January, around one and a half months before Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Blue Diamond second declarations cost connections a $440 fee.

The 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes second acceptances closed at midday (local time) on Tuesday January 8, 2019. 

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Third Declarations

The third round of Blue Diamond Stakes declarations are the last before the final Blue Diamond Stakes field is announced the week of the race. Blue Diamond Stakes third declarations cost connections a fee of $660 and close in late January.

After third declarations but before the final field is released, connections have a final chance to enter their horses into the Blue Diamond Stakes field the Monday before the race at a hefty late entry fee of $55,000.

The 2019 Blue Diamond Stakes third acceptances closed at midday (local time) on Tuesday January 29, 2019.

Blue Diamond Stakes History & Records

First run in 1971 and won by Tolerance, the Blue Diamond Stakes went on to be claimed by sprinting champion Manikato in 1978.

Adding to the list of recent Blue Diamond Stakes records was jockey Dwane Dunn who managed his fourth consecutive win in the classic with Reaan in 2008 after winning with Sleek Chassis (2007), Nadeem (2006) and Undoubtedly (2005).

David Hayes has trained six Blue Diamond Stakes winners (since 1983) with: Mahassin (1990), Canonise (1991), Nadeem (2006), Sleek Chassis (2007) and Reaan (2008) along with Catchy (2017) in partnership with his son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig.

See below for a full list of Blue Diamond Stakes winners and placegetters going back to 2000.

Recent Blue Diamond Stakes

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Lyre 1 minute 9.39 seconds
2nd Lankan Star
3rd Free Of Debt
2018
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Written By 1 minute 9.86 seconds
2nd Enbihaar
3rd Oohood
2017
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Catchy 1 minute 09.38 seconds
2nd Pariah
3rd Formality
2016
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Extreme Choice 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Flying Artie
3rd Zamzam
2015
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Pride Of Dubai 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Reemah
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Earthquake 1 minute 09.87 seconds
2nd Jabali
3rd Cornrow
2013
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Miracles Of Life 1 minute 09.76 seconds
2nd Fast ‘N’ Rocking
3rd Godiva Rock
2012
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Samaready 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd No Looking Back
3rd Armed for Action
2011
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd Hallowell Belle
3rd Masthead
2010
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Star Witness 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Shaaheq
3rd Beneteau
2009
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Reward For Effort 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Real Saga
3rd Maka Ena
2008
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Reaan 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd All American
3rd Burgeis
2007
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Sleek Chassis 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Zizou
3rd Shrewd Rhythm
2006
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Nadeem 1 minute 12 seconds
2nd Miss Finland
3rd Wonderful World
2005
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Undoubtedly 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Seidnazar
3rd Perfectly Ready
2004
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Alinghi 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd World Peace
2003
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Kusi 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Halibery
3rd Divine Secret
2002
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Bel Esprit 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Brief Embrace
3rd Pillaging
2001
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st True Jewels 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd La Lagune
3rd Spectatorial
2000
Blue Diamond Stakes
1st Road To Success 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Ponton Flyer
3rd Mannington

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