Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings)

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) is a Group 3 status race run at Caulfield Racecourse on CF Orr Stakes Day during the autumn as a Blue Diamond Stakes lead-up.

2022 Blue Diamond C&G Prelude Results

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



The Neds Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings is a Group 3 race for two-year-old males held at Caulfield Racecourse in February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The event is contested over a short sprint distance of 1100m and offers $300,000 in prize money to the winner. A set weights race, the Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude is held on CF Orr Stakes Day. The meeting kicks off Group 1 racing for the year with the running of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m).

CF Orr Stakes Day is home to a host of other early autumn Group status races including the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) and the Group 2 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude (1100m), which is the fillies’ equivalent of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G).

Many juveniles in the Blue Diamond Prelude field for colts and geldings will have previously run in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) held at the Caulfield track in late January. In recent years, the Blue Diamond Preview – Blue Diamond Prelude double has been achieved by: I Am Immortal (2019), Hanseatic (2020) and General Beau (2021). The race is the traditional lead-up to the Group 1 $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held a fortnight later.

Recent winners of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) – Blue Diamond Stakes double include Written By (2018), Sepoy (2011) and Bel Esprit (2002). Pride Of Dubai (2015) also recently improved on a Prelude second to win the Blue Diamond Stakes.

In 2020 the Blue Diamond Prelude winner Hanseatic came off a lead-up win in the Blue Diamond Preview and went on to run second in that year’s Blue Diamond Stakes results.

The next year, Anamoe ran second in the Blue Diamond Prelude before a third in the Blue Diamond Stakes trifecta and subsequent second in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes in Sydney. Anamoe also won that autumn’s Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and returned for a stellar spring headlined by a Group 1 Caulfield Guineas victory and second in the Group 1 Cox Plate back in Melbourne.

The Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) 2022 runs on Saturday February 12, 2022. 

2022 Neds Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G)
Date: Saturday February 12, 2022
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $300,000

2022 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Results

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

2022 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Betting Odds

The best Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude 2022 odds and betting links to the markets will be found below the week of CF Orr Stakes Day so stay tuned.

Hanseatic ($2.30 in 2020) followed by General Beau ($3.10 in 2021) are the latest Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings favourites to salute for the punters.

2022 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Field

The Blue Diamond Prelude for colts & geldings field is made up of a host of Blue Diamond Stakes-bound youngsters and is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day.

The official 2022 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Field and Barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 9, 2022 and will be listed in full below.

2022 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude Nominations

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings) 2022 nominations close on Monday February 7, 2022 and will be released below as soon as available.

Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude History

The Blue Diamond (Colts & Geldings) Prelude has been run and won since 1982. The inaugural winner was Rancer and since then a host of quality two-year-olds have taken out the race including Lonhro (2011), Sepoy (2011), Flying Artie (2016) and Written By (2018).

The race began as a Listed event and has held its Group 3 status since 1986. For one year in 1996 the Blue Diamond Prelude C&G ran at Sandown Racecourse instead of its traditional home at Caulfield.

Recent Blue Diamond Prelude Winners (Colts & Geldings)

See below for a full list of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2021
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st General Beau 1 minute 3.58 seconds
2nd Anamoe
3rd Jigsaw
2020
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Hanseatic 1 minute 3.08 seconds
2nd Rulership
3rd Rathlin
2019
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st I Am Immortal 1 minute 4.44 seconds
2nd Shotmaker
3rd Hawker Hurricane
2018
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Written By 1 minute 04.98 seconds
2nd Plague Stone
3rd Native Soldier
2017
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Property 1 minute 03.78 seconds
2nd Pariah
3rd Wait For No One
2016
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Flying Artie 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Star Turn
3rd China Dream
2015
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Of The Brave 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Pride Of Dubai
3rd Sampeah
2014
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Rubick 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Jabali
3rd Chivalry
2013
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Kuroshio 1 minute 4.0 seconds
2nd The Bowler
3rd Dissident
2012
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st General Rippa 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Rusambo
3rd Ferment
2011
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Sepoy 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Running Tall
3rd Huegill
2010
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Beneteau 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd General Truce
3rd The Greatandthegood
2009
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Real Saga 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Reward For Effort
3rd Starspangledbanner
2008
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Wilander 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Exceedingly Good
3rd Minnesota Shark
2007
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Shrewd Rhythm 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Zizou
3rd Victory Chant
2006
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Due Sasso 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Wonderful World
3rd Swinging Bachelor
2005
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Perfectly Ready 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd The Rhine
3rd Bradbury’s Luck
2004
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Way West 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Oratorio
3rd Sanziro
2003
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Hammerbeam 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Murphy’s Blu Boy
3rd Scaredee Cat
2002
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Bel Esprit 1 minute 5.2 seconds
2nd Cool Trent
3rd Step Ahead
2001
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Lonhro 1 minute 3.3 seconds
2nd Niewand
3rd Tosamba
2000
Blue Diamond Prelude C&G
1st Happy Giggle 1 minute 4.6 seconds
2nd Lord Dane
3rd Sparks

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