Blamey Stakes

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Flemington on Australian Guineas Day offering the winner automatic entry into the All-Star Mile.

2024 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Atishu
  • 2nd: #9 Holymanz
  • 3rd: #5 Ayrton



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 $300,000 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.

Dual Blamey Stakes champion Fifty Stars (2019, 2020) was the last horse to do the Blamey Stakes – Australian Cup double in 2020. Fifty Stars also returned in 2021 and narrowly missed out on a third victory when runner-up to Star Of The Seas.

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.

Some of the gallopers in the Blamey Stakes field may also secure a run in the The All-Star Mile race held a fortnight later, a race the 2021 Blamey winner Star Of The Seas finished sixth in next-up.

The 2022 Blamey Stakes form was franked with the runner-up Zaaki going on to win The All-Star Mile next start before a second in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Zaaki went on to place in a host of other Group 1 status races before a successful title defence that spring in the Group 1 VRC Champions Stakes (2000m) at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2023 Pounding ran second in the Blamey Stakes and went on to finish third in the Australian Cup trifecta that prep.

In 2024 the Blamey Stakes winner earns an automatic start in the All-Star Mile field.

The 2024 Blamey Stakes ran on Saturday March 2, 2024 at Flemington and saw Chris Waller’s class mare Atishu ($4F) salute for the punters second-up to secure a spot in the $3.65 million All-Star Mile field on March 16. 

Blamey Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday March 2, 2024
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2024 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Atishu ($4F)
  • 2nd: #9 Holymanz
  • 3rd: #5 Ayrton

Sticking south with Group 1 winning mare Atishu ($4F) proved a winning move by trainer Chris Waller with the favourite atoning for an unplaced run fresh in the Group 1 CF Orr to make up late ground and salute for the punters in the 2024 Blamey Stakes results and secure an All-Star Mile position.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 10 57kg $4F
2 9 HOLYMANZ (NZ) Ciaron Maher Michael Dee 0.75L 3 56kg $12
3 5 AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Jamie Kah 0.95L 1 56kg $7
4 8 MAKRAM (IRE) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 1.15L 11 56kg $9
5 14 CARINI (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 1.25L 13 55kg $4.80
6 11 BERKELEY SQUARE Dan O’Sullivan Luke Currie 2.25L 4 55kg $10
7 13 CADRE DU NOIR (USA) Ciaron Maher Jye McNeil 2.45L 2 55kg $201
8 4 MURAMASA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 3.95L 8 57kg $16
9 12 SUIZURO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 4.15L 12 55kg $51
10 3 FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 4.9L 6 57kg $16
11 7 CAPTAIN ENVIOUS (NZ) Paul Preusker Jamie Mott 5.65L 9 56kg $21
12 15 ARALE Benjamin Smith Fred Kersley 5.85L 5 53kg $151
13 1 BUSTLER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 6.6L 14 59kg $26
14 10 PANFIELD (CHI) Chris Waller Craig Williams 6.7L 7 55kg $16
6 RIDDLE ME THAT Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Blamey Stakes Betting Odds

The Blamey Stakes 2024 betting odds complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below during the autumn.

Fifty Stars ($2.70 in 2020) for his second success and Atishu ($4 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Blamey Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Nonconformist winning at Blamey Stakes odds of $19.

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2024 Blamey Stakes Form Guide

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2024 Blamey Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Blamey Stakes 2024 Tips on the Group 2 at Flemington this Australian Guineas Day.

  • To Win: #9 Holymanz ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Taking a value shot in the Blamey this year, I’m backing Holymanz to claim the victory and secure a spot in the All-Star Mile field. Ciaron Maher’s consistent four-year-old enjoys a favorable draw in barrier three with Michael Dee aboard. Holymanz is in good form, having won two of his last four starts. He’s returning from a brave fourth-place finish in January’s Aetaroa Classic and aims to redeem himself after his fall in the Australian Guineas last year on the same date. Watch out for a potential upset from Holymanz.

2024 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 2024 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 28, 2024 and will be published in full below.

The Blamey Stakes 2024 final field features a quality line-up of horses chasing a spot in this year’s All-Star Mile field with markets led by the rails-drawn Ayrton and Chris Waller’s smart mare Atishu.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 113×751449 BUSTLER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 15 59kg 107
2 6Px52021x8 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 11 57kg 114
3 4x7212130x FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 6 57kg 101
4 x900x1116x MURAMASA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 8 57kg 102
5 578×176015 AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Jamie Kah 1 56kg 104
6 x956371x80 RIDDLE ME THAT Matt Laurie Daniel Stackhouse 9 56kg 96
7 62x213231x CAPTAIN ENVIOUS (NZ) Paul Preusker Jamie Mott 10 56kg 98
8 x99x9680x1 MAKRAM (IRE) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 12 56kg 99
9 2Fx6921514 HOLYMANZ (NZ) Ciaron Maher Michael Dee 3 56kg 92
10 96475x865x PANFIELD (CHI) Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 55kg 106
11 16x43740x5 BERKELEY SQUARE Dan O’Sullivan Luke Currie 4 55kg 97
12 30x854150x SUIZURO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 13 55kg 94
13 8x0990x5Fx CADRE DU NOIR (USA) Ciaron Maher Jye McNeil 2 55kg 94
14 15x2x315x4 CARINI (FR) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 14 55kg 92
15 25x65x1841 ARALE Benjamin Smith Brock Ryan 5 53kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Blamey Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Blamey Stakes in 2024 close the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6Px52021x8 ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 1 57kg 114
2 113×751449 BUSTLER G 4 Neville Parnham 2 59kg 107
3 x128x30176 MUNHAMEK (GB) G 8 Nick Ryan 3 57kg 106
4 x900x1116x MURAMASA G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 4 57kg 102
5 4x7212130x FUTURE HISTORY (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher 5 57kg 101
6 578×176015 AYRTON (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 6 56kg 104
7 x99x9680x1 MAKRAM (IRE) G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 7 56kg 99
8 62x213231x CAPTAIN ENVIOUS (NZ) G 5 Paul Preusker 8 56kg 98
9 x956371x80 RIDDLE ME THAT G 7 Matt Laurie 9 56kg 96
10 2Fx6921514 HOLYMANZ (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher 10 56kg 92
11 96475x865x PANFIELD (CHI) H 7 Chris Waller 11 55kg 106
12 808021110x NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher 12 55kg 99
13 16x43740x5 BERKELEY SQUARE G 4 Dan O’Sullivan 13 55kg 97
14 30x854150x SUIZURO G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 55kg 94
15 8x0990x5Fx CADRE DU NOIR (USA) G 8 Ciaron Maher 15 55kg 94
16 15x2x315x4 CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien 16 55kg 92
17 1x192x800x REO M 4 Richard Laming 17 53kg 84
18 12625×3 VERDAD G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 18 52kg 81
19 25x65x1841 ARALE M 5 Benjamin Smith 19 53kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2024
Blamey Stakes
1st Atishu 1 minute 36.40 seconds
2nd Holymanz
3rd Ayrton
2023
Blamey Stakes
1st Nonconformist 1 minute 35.53 seconds
2nd Pounding
3rd Bankers Choice
2022
Blamey Stakes
1st Inspirational Girl 1 minute 39.12 seconds
2nd Zaaki
3rd Corner Pocket
2021
Blamey Stakes
1st Star Of The Seas 1 minute 35.11 seconds
2nd Fifty Stars
3rd Buffalo River
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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