Blamey Stakes

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Flemington on Australian Guineas Day.

2021 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 set weight and penalties race held at Flemington Racecourse in late February or early March as part of Australian Guineas Day at HQ. Raced over a 1600m distance, the Blamey Stakes is worth $200,000 in prize money during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Good lead-up races to the Blamey Stakes include the Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1400m) and the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

The Blamey Stakes now runs as the key support race at the Australian Guineas Day meeting having previously been run the weekend later on ‘Super Saturday’ alongside the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and the Group 1 Australian Cup.

Dual Blamey Stakes champion Fifty Stars (2019, 2020) was the last horse to do the Blamey Stakes – Australian Cup double in 2020.

It can prove a lead-up for horses heading up to Sydney for ‘The Championships’ races including the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on the first two Saturdays of April at Royal Randwick.

The 2021 Blamey Stakes runs on Saturday February 27, 2021. 

Blamey Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 Blamey Stakes Odds

The Blamey Stakes 2021 betting odds complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below during the autumn.

Fifty Stars ($2.70 in 2020) for his second success became the latest favourite in Blamey Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Blamey Stakes Field

The Blamey Stakes field attracts some of the top milers that are currently on the racing circuit. As a relatively major autumn feature race held towards the end of the Melbourne-based action that time of year, the Blamey Stakes field is usually filled out with quality types that could be Sydney bound next race.

Following a run in the Blamey Stakes field, horses may head to Royal Randwick in April’s ‘The Championships’ for a shot at something like the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) that the 2018 Blamey Stakes winner Palentino ran fourth in or the lucrative Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

The 2021 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 24, 2021 and will be published in full below.

2021 Blamey Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Blamey Stakes in 2021 close the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below once announced.

Blamey Stakes History

First won by Prince Cortauld in 1955, the Blamey Stakes was originally a weight-for-age race until 1980. Between 1955 and 1972, the Blamey Stakes was a 10 furlong (2000m) before changing to 1600m.

The Blamey Stakes is a popular race for horses to win more than once with several horses managing the double victory including Sailor’s Guide (1957,58), Dhaulagiri (1961-62), Tobin Bronze (1966-67), Hyperno (1980-81), Vo Rogue (1988-89), Better Loosen Up (1990-91) , Durbridge (1994-95) and Fifty Stars (2019-20).

Recent Blamey Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Blamey Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
Blamey Stakes
1st Fifty Stars 1 minute 34.54 seconds
2nd Secret Blaze
3rd Admiral’s Joker
2019
Blamey Stakes
1st Fifty Stars 1 minute 35.81 seconds
2nd So Si Bon
3rd Cool Chap
2018
Blamey Stakes
1st Humidor 1 minute 36.84 seconds
2nd Cool Chap
3rd Hellova Street
2017
Blamey Stakes
1st Palentino 1 minute 35.44 seconds
2nd Tosen Stardom
3rd Harlem
2016
Blamey Stakes
1st He Or She 1 minute 34.9 seconds
2nd The United States
3rd Stratum Star
2015
Blamey Stakes
1st Suavito 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Sertorius
3rd Kourkam
2014
Blamey Stakes
1st Lidari 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Foundry
3rd Sertorius
2013
Blamey Stakes
1st (DH) Puissance De Lune 1 minute 36.4 seconds
1st (DH) Budriguez
3rd Wall Street
2012
Blamey Stakes
1st Green Moon 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Pied A Terre
3rd Wall Street
2011
Blamey Stakes
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Dao Dao
3rd Fanjura
2010
Blamey Stakes
1st Lord Tavistock 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Vigor
3rd Dao Dao
2009
Blamey Stakes
1st Lord Tavistock 1 minute 36.37 seconds
2nd Vigor
3rd Dao Dao
2009
Blamey Stakes
1st Largo Lad 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Playright
3rd Just Look
2008
Blamey Stakes
1st The Fuzz 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Barlinnie
3rd Orange County
2007
Blamey Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Bon Hoffa
3rd Molotov
2006
Blamey Stakes
1st Rosden 1 minute 33.8 seconds
2nd Great Is Great
3rd Roman Arch
2005
Blamey Stakes
1st Grey Song 1 minute 33.9 seconds
2nd Roman Arch
3rd Gallic
2004
Blamey Stakes
1st Gold Wells 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Lord Erin
3rd Pretorius
2003
Blamey Stakes
1st Walk On Air 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Mr Murphy
3rd Mr Magoo
2002
Blamey Stakes
1st Tears Royal 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Weasel Will
3rd Consular
2001
Blamey Stakes
1st Market Price 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Emission
3rd Second Coming
2000
Blamey Stakes
1st Oliver Twist 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Royal Voyage
3rd Noircir

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