Blamey Stakes

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 race previously held on Super Saturday that is now the feature at its own Flemington autumn meeting in March each season.

2018 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Humidor
  • 2nd: #5 Cool Chap
  • 3rd: #3 Hellova Street



The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 set weight and penalties race held at Flemington Racecourse in mid-late March. 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 feature at the meeting having previously been run the weekend before on ‘Super Saturday’ alongside the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and the Group 1 Australian Cup.

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 2018 Blamey Stakes ran on Saturday March 17, 2018  and was won by the Doncaster Mile-bound Humidor.

Blamey Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Humidor
  • 2nd: #5 Cool Chap
  • 3rd: #3 Hellova Street

See below for the official Blamey Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the gutsy win by the Darren Weir-trained Flemington mile specialist Humidor who has earned a trip to Sydney chasing the Doncaster Mile – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double on successive Saturdays.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1 59kg $3
2 5 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 0.5L 2 55kg $18
3 3 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Jason Maskiell 1.25L 3 58kg $4.40
4 4 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 2L 5 57kg $13
5 1 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 7.5L 4 59kg $2.40F
6 RADIPOLE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 0

2018 Blamey Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #2 Humidor
  • 2nd: #1 Tosen Stardom
  • 3rd: #3 Hellova Street

Check out our full Blamey Stakes 2018 Betting Tips & Preview now.

2018 Blamey Stakes Odds

The Blamey Stakes 2018 betting odds complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below during the autumn.

2018 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 2018 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 14, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The official Blamey Stakes 2018 Final Field drew just the six final acceptors dominated by the Darren Weir-trained duo of Tosen Stardom, who ran second in the race last year, and Humidor coming off a second and third respectively in the Futurity Stakes.

Read more on the 2018 Blamey Stakes Field & Odds now.

2018 Blamey Stakes Field Update: The line-up is down to a diminutive five runners after the early scratching of the Michael Moroney-trained Radipole (3) who instead races in Sydney’s Group 2 $200,000 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on the same day.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x536181x02 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 59kg 115
2 x6813520x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1 59kg 115
3 8×32122311 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Jason Maskiell 4 58kg 104
4 13x00118x6 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 6 57kg 98
5 3x541659x3 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 2 55kg 96
6 x661x025x2 RADIPOLE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 3 55kg 96

2018 Blamey Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Blamey Stakes nominations will be published below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to the race.

The official Blamey Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted 15 hopefuls including last year’s runner-up Tosen Stardom coming off a lead-up second in the Futurity Stakes and his smart Cox Plate placed stablemate Humidor who ran fourth in the same traditional lead-up.

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) and Durbridge (1994-95).

Recent Blamey Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Blamey Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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