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 2017 Blamey Stakes ran on Saturday March 18 , 2017 as the feature at the meeting having previous run the weekend before on ‘Super Saturday’ alongside the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and the Group 1 Australian Cup.
|Date:||March 18 , 2017|
|Race Type:||Open Set Weights & Penalties|
2017 Blamey Stakes Results
Check out the official Blamey Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – following the link to read more on the win by the Darren Weir-trained Palentino who beat home his odds-on stablemate Tosen Stardom in an upset by over three lengths.
|1||2||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||–||2||59kg||$5.50|
|2||6||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||3.25L||4||55kg||$1.65F|
|3||7||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||3.65L||1||55kg||$51|
|4||5||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||3.75L||5||56kg||$17|
|5||4||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Luke Currie||4.25L||6||57kg||$10|
|6||3||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||8.75L||3||58kg||$7.50|
|–||1||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
2017 Blamey Stakes Odds
The Blamey Stakes 2017 betting odds complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below during the autumn.
2017 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.
The 2017 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 15, 2017 and will be published in full below.
Check out the official 2017 Blamey Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – four of the seven acceptors prepared by Darren Weir including hot favourite Black Heart Bart and Japanese import Tosen Stardom.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weigth||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x12129x211||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7||59kg||115|
|2||451008×446||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||2||59kg||110|
|3||x7323590x1||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||3||58kg||107|
|4||x23114407x||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Luke Currie||6||57kg||107|
|5||x27156x555||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||5||56kg||107|
|6||x51709x4x2||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||4||55kg||109|
|7||611x92384x||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||1||55kg||98|
2017 Blamey Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Blamey Stakes nominations will be published below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.
Check out the official 2017 Blamey Stakes Nominations led by the Darren Weir-trained CF Orr – Futurity Stakes winner Black Heart Bart and Lindsay Park’s reigning champ He Or She.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x12129x211||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||1||59kg||115|
|3||x27156x555||REAL LOVE||M||6||Darren Weir||3||56kg||107|
|4||x7323590x1||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||58kg||107|
|5||x23114407x||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||G||5||Robert Hickmott||5||57kg||107|
|6||60×1622211||HELLOVA STREET||G||6||Scott Brunton||6||57kg||97|
|7||11620×0733||GREAT ESTEEM||G||6||Stuart Webb||7||56kg||100|
|8||x51709x4x2||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||H||6||Darren Weir||8||55kg||109|
|9||25964×7713||ZEBRINZ||G||6||Leon & Troy Corstens||9||55kg||93|
|10||3x230x533x||FOUNDATION (IRE)||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||10||55kg||100|
|11||611x92384x||HARLEM (GB)||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11||55kg||98|
|12||3x46256x61||POLAR VORTEX||G||4||Peter Morgan||12||55kg||69|
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||Palentino||1 minute 35.44 seconds|
|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|