Blue Diamond Prelude Colts and Geldings Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) run at the Caulfield Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G)

Winners and Past Results for the Blue Diamond Prelude.

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts and Geldings) is a Group 3 race hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club at the Caulfield Racecourse for 2 year old colts and geldings.

The race is run over a distance of 1100 meters under set weight conditions usually in mid February during the autumn racing carnival. The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts and Geldings) offers $200,000 in prize money.

The race is the perfect warm up for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes held two weeks later during the carnival. Stronger gallopers have an advantage in the level weight race with a number of talented colts and geldings stamping their authority on the trophy over the years.

The Blue Diamond Prelude for fillies is also held on the same day along with the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes and Group 3 Rubiton Stakes.

For punters, the Blue Diamond Prelude is a good form guide leading up to the race with trainers seeking to score a double and even move on to a triple in the million dollar Blue Diamond Stakes, a feat accomplished only by Sepoy, in the 2011 season.

The Peter Snowden trained Sepoy is also the first two year old to win the Blue Diamond / Golden Slipper Stakes double in 22 years and is likely to rewrite the history books during his career with an astounding seven wins and a second placing from only eight starts that also made him the Champion Two-Year-Old of the season.

Among the other steady sprinters to win the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) are Ark Regal in 1989, Yachtie in 1992, Flying Spur in 1995, Bel Esprit in 2002, Perfect Ready in 2005, Due Sasso in 2006, and Wilander in 2008. Lonhro, the champion Australian racehorse with 26 wins that included 25 stakes races, won the Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts and Geldings) in 2001 from Newland by two lengths. In 2002, Bel Esprit scored a Blue Diamond Prelude / Stakes double.

The first Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) held in 1982 was a listed race won by Rancher over a distance of 1200 meters. The race was shortened to 1100 meters when it became a Group 3 race in 1986. In 1996 and 1997 were the only years it was run over a distance of 1150 meters. Charlie Waymouth-trained Rancher, winner of the first Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) and Blue Diamond Stakes was a $1.40 favorite, which is the shortest in its history only equaled by Sepoy in 2011.

Year Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts and Geldings) Winners
2020 Hanseatic
2019 I Am Immortal
2018 Written By
2017 Property
2016 Flying Artie
 2015 Of The Brave
2014 Rubick
2013 Kuroshio
2012 General Rippa
2011 Sepoy
2010 Beneteau
2009 Real Saga
2008 Wilander
2007 Shrewd Rhythm
2006 Due Sasso
2005 Perfectly Ready
2004 Way West
2003 Hammerbeam
2002 Bel Esprit
2001 Lonhro
2000 Happy Giggle
1999 Charm Scene Land
1998 Prowl
1997 Millward
1996 Winger Charger
1995 Flying Spur
1994 Danzero
1993 Alacqua
1992 Yachtie
1991 Chief Headhunter
1990 Unspoken Word
1989 Ark Regal
1988 Nanutarra
1987 Square Deal
1986 Western Ace
1985 Let's Get Physical
1984 Slick Draw
1983 Brave Show
1982 Rancher