The 2016 Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 set weight and penalties race held at Flemington Racecourse in early March. Raced over a 1600m distance, the Blamey Stakes is worth $200,000 in prize money during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The ideal lead-up race to the Blamey Stakes is the Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1400m).
|Date:||March 12th, 2016|
|Race Type:||Open Set Weights & Penalties|
2016 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, the Blamey Stakes field is usually filled out with quality types in the midst of their Autumn campaigns.
The 2016 Blamey Stakes field is provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11x2x7x586||TRUST IN A GUST||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||11||59kg||110|
|2||x731310x72||STRATUM STAR||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||7||58kg||110|
|3||60x900x2x0||LIDARI (FR)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||6||58kg||103|
|4||41381104×0||DIGITALISM||John Sadler||Michael Dee (a)||8||58kg||97|
|5||0x122610x5||THE UNITED STATES (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Hugh Bowman||3||58kg||104|
|6||60x2357x09||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||9||57kg||104|
|7||1x67x1x0x0||OBSERVATIONAL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||5||57kg||97|
|8||57x157x80x||GUARDINI (FR)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||James Winks||10||56kg||102|
|9||12314410×5||KENJORWOOD||Peter G Moody||Luke Currie||2||55kg||100|
|10||8x52415x20||HE OR SHE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Craig Williams||4||55kg||96|
|11||x5x3673x76||MANNDAWI (FR)||Darren Weir||Ben Melham||1||55kg||96|
2016 Blamey Stakes Nominations
The Blamey Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday prior to the race, giving racing fans a bit of time to make ante-post bets and agonise over the final inclusions in the field. As a result of the race’s importance in the Autumn racing carnival, the 2016 Blamey Stakes nominations tend to draw horses with a strong chance of campaign success.
The 2016 Blamey Stakes nominations will be published here.
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.
Since 1988 the fastest winning time recorded for the Blamey Stakes was 1 minute 33.8 seconds by Rosden in 2006. The slowest winning time was 1 minute 38.1 seconds in 2009 by Largo Lad.
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) and Durbridge (1994-95).
Recent Blamey Stakes Winners
|1st||He Or She||1 minute 34.9 seconds|
|2nd||The United States|
|1st||Suavito||1 minute 35.97 seconds|
|1st||Lidari||1 minute 38.1 seconds|
|1st (DH)||Puissance De Lune||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Green Moon||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|2nd||Pied A Terre|
|1st||Whobegotyou||1 minute 36.5 seconds|
|1st||Lord Tavistock||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Lord Tavistock||1 minute 36.37 seconds|
|1st||Largo Lad||1 minute 38.1 seconds|
|1st||The Fuzz||1 minute 36.9 seconds|
|1st||Apache Cat||1 minute 37.7 seconds|
|1st||Rosden||1 minute 33.8 seconds|
|2nd||Great Is Great|
|1st||Grey Song||1 minute 33.9 seconds|
|1st||Gold Wells||1 minute 36.2 seconds|
|1st||Walk On Air||1 minute 35.1 seconds|
|1st||Tears Royal||1 minute 37.2 seconds|
|1st||Market Price||1 minute 37.4 seconds|
|1st||Oliver Twist||1 minute 35.2 seconds|