Blamey Stakes

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

2020 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Fifty Stars
  • 2nd: #6 Secret Blaze
  • 3rd: #3 Admiral's Joker



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.

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.

Form 2020, the Blamey Stakes winner also earns a ‘win and you’re in’ ballot exemption for the Special Conditions $5 million The All Star Mile (1600m) in mid-March.

The 2020 Blamey Stakes ran on Saturday February 29, 2020 and saw Fifty Stars go back-to-back in the race earning a ballot free ride into the $5 million The All-Star Mile. 

Blamey Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Blamey Stakes Results

    • 1st: #2 Fifty Stars
    • 2nd: #6 Secret Blaze
    • 3rd: #3 Admiral’s Joker

The Lindsay Park-trained Fifty Stars showed his class securing a second Blamey Stakes win for the first time since Durbridge (1994-95), the Sea The Stars stallion now into the $5 million The All-Star Mile field should connections opt to send him to Caulfield for the March 14 feature.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Blamey Stakes results dominated by the defending champ Fifty Stars.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 7 58kg $2.60F
2 6 SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 1.5L 8 57kg $21
3 3 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Steven Vella 1.8L 6 58kg $6.50
4 4 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 2.8L 3 57kg $12
5 9 GALAXY RAIDER Grahame Begg Teodore Nugent (a) 3L 5 55kg $12
6 5 RINGERDINGDING Anthony Freedman John Allen 3.2L 4 57kg $8.50
7 7 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 3.3L 2 55kg $4.80
8 8 GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 6.55L 9 55kg $18
9 1 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 7.8L 1 58kg $61

2020 Blamey Stakes Odds

The Blamey Stakes 2020 betting odds complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below during the autumn.

2020 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 2020 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 26, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The Blamey Stakes 2020 final field features just nine hopefuls led in betting by the defending champion Fifty Stars who is out to be the first dual winner of the race since Durbridge (1994-95).

Click here to read more on the Fifty Stars-led 2020 Blamey Stakes field and betting market.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 16x042874x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 1 58kg 103
2 x6768256x4 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 7 58kg 107
3 21x1112x55 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Steven Vella 6 58kg 101
4 0x125040x8 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 57kg 104
5 47100x6x40 RINGERDINGDING Anthony Freedman John Allen 4 57kg 98
6 115×311218 SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 8 57kg 96
7 00x59260x0 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 2 55kg 105
8 34518×5243 GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 9 55kg 96
9 Fx63x84811 GALAXY RAIDER Grahame Begg Teodore Nugent (a) 5 55kg 95

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
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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