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.

2019 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Fifty Stars
  • 2nd: #12 So Si Bon
  • 3rd: #10 Cool Chap



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 2019 Blamey Stakes ran on Saturday March 2, 2019 and was won by the Doncaster Mile-bound Humidor.

Blamey Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday March 2, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2019 Blamey Stakes Results

    • 1st: #5 Fifty Stars
    • 2nd: #12 So Si Bon
    • 3rd: #10 Cool Chap
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 5 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 3 57kg
2 12 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 0.1L 13 55kg (cd 55.5kg)
3 10 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 1.85L 8 55kg
4 6 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 2.25L 14 55kg
5 3 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 3L 2 58kg
6 8 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Damien Oliver 3.1L 11 55kg
7 14 HOLBIEN Steve Richards Dean Holland 3.6L 9 55kg
8 4 MANUEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3.9L 6 58kg
9 9 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 4.2L 12 55kg
10 7 TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 4.3L 10 55kg
11 15 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 4.4L 7 53kg
12 1 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 4.8L 1 58kg
13 13 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 5.2L 4 55kg
14 11 THEANSWERMYFRIEND Chris Waller Damian Lane 6.95L 5 55kg

2019 Blamey Stakes Tips

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

2019 Blamey Stakes Odds

The Blamey Stakes 2019 betting odds complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below during the autumn.

2019 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 2019 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 13, 2019 and will be published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x111x32x69 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 1 58kg 110
2 x713211x5N BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Brad Rawiller 5 58kg 108
3 05x024840x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 2 58kg 101
4 361221×715 MANUEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 58kg 109
5 11x2211x60 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 3 57kg 98
6 45712x232x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 15 55kg 109
7 00x518x79x TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 11 55kg 108
8 80x00690x4 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Damien Oliver 12 55kg 104
9 x260408x16 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 13 55kg 102
10 052709×742 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 9 55kg 93
11 81110×1692 THEANSWERMYFRIEND Chris Waller Damian Lane 6 55kg 104
12 3×53864129 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 14 55kg 98
13 35x40059x4 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 4 55kg 75
14 3169364208 HOLBIEN Steve Richards Dean Holland 10 55kg 86
15 40x7428x79 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 8 53kg 97

2019 Blamey Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Blamey Stakes nominations will be published below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to the race.

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 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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