Blamey Stakes

Blamey Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Blamey Stakes.

The Group 2 Blamey Stakes held at the Flemington Racecourse in March is a race for horses three year old and upwards run over a distance of 1600 meters.

The event is an open race run under set weight and penalty conditions. Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club, the Blamey Stakes attracts prize money worth $200,000. The event is held on a day packed with Group 1 and Group 2 races including the Newmarket Handicap, Australian Cup, Kewney Stakes, VRC Sires' Produce Stakes, and other Group 3 races including the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes and Matron Stakes during the autumn racing carnival in Melbourne.

The Blamey Stakes has a rich history with Prince Cortauld winning the inaugural event in 1956.

Several horses won back to back races which include Dhaulagiri in 1961-62, Tobin Bronze in 1966-67, Hyperno in 1980-81, Vo Rogue in 1988-89, Better Loosen Up in 1990-91, and Durbridge in 1994-95.

The 2007 winner, Apache Cat, is among the formidable horses to win the Blamey Stakes.

The event was initially a principal race and achieved its Group 2 status in 1980. Until then it was also run under weight for age conditions. The Futurity Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse presents the perfect lead up to the Blamey Stakes. Whobegotyou, the 2011 champion ran second in the Futurity Stakes. Other notable winners include Gunsynd in 1973, Willoughby in 1998, Rosden in 2006, Largo Lad in 2009, and Lord Tavistock in 2010.

The Blamey Stakes is an event known to favour better gallopers and the occasional elite galloper. Over the past decade, Damien Oliver has been the most successful jockey with three Blamey Stakes to his credit steering Oliver Twist, Gold Wells, and Apache Cat to victory in 2000, 2004, and 2007 respectively. Jockey Steven Arnold follows with a double. Trainer David Hayes is credited with back to back victories in the Blamey Stakes with The Fuzz in 2008 and Largo Lad in 2009.

Runners may come in from the 1700 meter Listed Heatherlie Handicap held earlier at Caulfield in spring. Interestingly, four year olds seem to have a great attraction for the Blamey Stakes with six four-year-olds winning the event over the last eight editions of the Blamey Stakes. Only four favourites have obliged over the last decade.

All eyes are on the Blamey Stakes on Super Family Day at Flemington, which is the major racing venue in Melbourne, Victoria and home to the Melbourne Cup.

Year Blamey Stakes Winners
2018 Humidor
2017 Palentino
2016 He Or She
2015 Suavito
2014 Lidari
2013 Budriguez Puissance De Lune
2012 Green Moon
2011 Whobegotyou
2010 Lord Tavistock
2009 Largo Lad
2008 The Fuzz
2007 Apache Cat
2006 Rosden
2005 Grey Song
2004 Gold Wells
2003 Walk On Air
2002 Tears Royal
2001 Market Price
2000 Oliver Twist
1999 Thackeray
1998 Willoughby
1997 Zuccherino
1996 Racer's Edge
1995 Durbridge
1994 Durbridge
1993 Prince Salieri
1992 Shiva's Revenge
1991 Better Loosen Up
1990 Better Loosen Up
1989 Vo Rogue
1988 Vo Rogue
1987 Playful Princess
1986 Lord Of Camelot
1985 Beechcraft
1984 Penny Edition
1983 Trissaro
1982 Kip
1981 Hyperno
1980 Hyperno
1979 Leonotis
1978 Opposition
1977 Surround
1976 Lord Dudley
1975 Zambari
1974 Sobar
1973 Gunsynd
1972 Surrender
1971 Gay Icarus
1970 Cyron
1969 Fileur
1968 Future
1967 Tobin Bronze
1966 Tobin Bronze
1965 Sir Dane
1964 Teppo Star
1963 Mamburdi
1962 Dhaulagiri
1961 Dhaulagiri
1960 Wool Man
1959 But Beautiful
1958 Sailor's
1957 Sailor's Guide
1956 Rising Fast
1955 Prince Cortauld
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