Blamey Stakes

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

2021 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Star Of the Seas
  • 2nd: #1 Fifty Stars
  • 3rd: #11 Buffalo River



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.

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.

The 2021 Blamey Stakes ran on Saturday February 27, 2021 and was won by Star Of The Seas. 

Blamey Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Blamey Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Star Of The Seas
  • 2nd: #1 Fifty Stars
  • 3rd: #11 Buffalo River

Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 runner-up Star Of the Seas ($3.90) was eye-catching holding on to defeat dual defending champion Fifty Stars ($12) in a thrilling Blamey Stakes 2021 result.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 8 56kg $3.90
2 1 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 0.2L 10 59kg $12
3 11 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Ms Jamie Kah 1.95L 6 55kg $2.70F
4 5 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.15L 9 57kg $5
5 6 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Luke Currie 2.55L 7 56kg $8.50
6 9 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Jamie Mott 3.55L 5 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $41
7 10 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little Craig Williams 3.75L 3 55kg $31
8 4 IRISH FLAME (NZ) Brett Scott Michael Walker 3.85L 4 58kg $41
9 2 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 7.85L 2 58kg $101
10 3 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 15.85L 1 58kg $61
8 FUNSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Blamey Stakes Odds

The Blamey Stakes 2021 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 became the latest favourite in Blamey Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 Blamey Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 24, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The Blamey Stakes 2021 final field features 11 runners with talented hoop Ms Jamie Kah to ride the favourite Buffalo River from a good mid-field gate six draw.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 411x8352x7 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 10 59kg 112
2 643x74108x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 2 58kg 108
3 6×45102119 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 1 58kg 102
4 33522111×5 IRISH FLAME (NZ) Brett Scott Michael Walker 4 58kg 99
5 34×3009221 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 9 57kg 105
6 x5x8017x22 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Luke Currie 7 56kg 111
7 20x22095x4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 8 56kg 107
8 142x6220x4 FUNSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 11 55kg 108
9 14811688×8 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Jamie Mott 5 55kg 98
10 16526×5126 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little Craig Williams 3 55kg 97
11 x11x2203x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Ms Jamie Kah 6 55kg 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Blamey Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Blamey Stakes in 2021 close the Monday of race week and will be updated in full below once announced.

The 2021 Blamey Stakes nominations feature 21 potential runners – a number of which also hold entries for the Sydney races on the same day at Randwick – led in early betting by the spring’s Toorak Handicap runner-up Buffalo River.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 411x8352x7 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 1 59kg 112
2 085x1230x4 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 2 58kg 109
3 x5x8017x22 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder 3 56kg 111
4 2x222x16x7 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 58kg 115
5 643x74108x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 5 58kg 108
6 6×45102119 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 6 Neville Parnham 6 58kg 102
7 180x07x0x2 MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith 7 56kg 104
8 33522111×5 IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 6 Brett Scott 8 58kg 99
9 110x2124x7 TOO CLOSE THE SUN G 5 Lindsey Smith 9 58kg 101
10 21x58203x6 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 10 56kg 104
11 34×3009221 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 11 57kg 105
12 142x6220x4 FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 12 55kg 108
13 5129x3370x DABIYR (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 13 57kg 93
14 20x22095x4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 14 56kg 107
15 441301x79x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 55kg 106
16 14811688×8 MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 16 55kg 98
17 16526×5126 VASSILATOR (NZ) G 5 Colin Little 17 55kg 97
18 x11x2203x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney 18 55kg 100
19 3734×13111 REGARDSMAREE G 4 Nick Ryan 19 55kg 94
20 10x443125x LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 20 55kg 104
21 517x4230x8 GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 21 52kg

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
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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