Blamey Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Futurity Stakes has produced a number of Blamey Stakes winners in recent years.

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2  mile showdown that takes place at Flemington in late February or early March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Blamey Stakes Winner Inspirational Girl

2022 Blamey Stakes winner Inspirational Girl. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Run at set weights plus penalties over 1600m, the mile feature has no sex or class restrictions and is open to gallopers aged three-years-old and above.

It was previously held on the same day as the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), but was recently moved to run a week earlier than ‘Super Saturday’ on the Australian Guineas Day card.

Fifty Stars (2020), who also won the 2019 Blamey, is the last galloper to complete the Blamey Stakes – Australian Cup double.

The race offers $300,000 in prize money with the Blamey Stakes winner taking out $180,000 for connections, and the Blamey Stakes Day card runs on the same day as the Chipping Norton Stakes Day in Sydney.

The Blamey Stakes winner is now also guaranteed a start in the The All-Star Mile race in mid-March and in 2021 the Blamey winner Star Of The Seas ran a next-up sixth in the event. In 2022 Zaaki improved on a Blamey Stakes second to win that year’s All-Star Mile next start.

The latest edition of the Blamey Stakes takes place on Saturday March 2, 2024 at Flemington on Australian Guineas Day and was won by Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning mare Atishu ($4F) who could now be All-Star Mile bound for the stable. 

2024 Blamey Stakes Results

The official 2024 Blamey Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the Group 2 takes place at Flemington on Saturday March 2, 2024.

2024 Blamey Stakes winner Atishu

2024 Blamey Stakes winner Atishu has earned a spot in the $3.65 million All-Star Mile field should connections accept. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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

The Chris Waller-trained Champions Stakes winner from the spring, Atishu, returned to her best dropping back in grade second-up to come from sixth to first and salute for the punters as the $4 favourite in the Blamey Stakes 2024 results on Australian Guineas Day.

2024 Blamey Stakes Odds

The autumn’s leading Blamey Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available below the week of the race complete with links to our markets on the Group 2 Flemington feature so stay tuned.

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Blamey Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 2, 2024
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs & Up
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1955

Blamey Stakes Betting

Blamey Stakes betting markets are traditionally led by gallopers with proven form over the mile.

Horses stepping back from a Group 1 run in the Futurity Stakes are also usually popular in Blamey Stakes odds, as are those with previous winning experience at Flemington racecourse. The Futurity Stakes last produced a Blamey Stakes winner with Humidor (4th) in 2018.

Single-figure hopes have a solid recent record in the race as do those that contested past editions of the event.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Nonconformist winning the event first-up at Blamey Stakes odds of $19.

Atishu ($4 in 2024) was the last favourite in Blamey Stakes betting to win.

Blamey Stakes Field

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Green Moon (2012) is one of the most famous Blamey Stakes winners having gone on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Blamey Stakes race field has a capacity of 16 runners plus four emergencies.

Milers come off a variety of different lead-up runs, but a drop down from Group 1 class in the Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield the previous month is a popular one.

In 2014 Lidari ran seventh in the Futurity Stakes before winning the Blamey Stakes, while the following year Suavito won the Futurity Stakes – Blamey Stakes double. Suavito also won the following year’s Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m). The 2017 Blamey Stakes winner Palentino also came off a Futurity run improving on his sixth in the lead-up, as did the 2018 champ Humidor whose Futurity lead-up was a fourth place effort fresh.

In 2013 the Futurity Stakes also produced the Blamey Stakes winner with Whobegotyou improving on his third in the Group 1.

More recently, dual Blamey Stakes winner Fifty Stars came off a lead-up CF Orr Stakes run for both his victories running 11th in 2019 and 4th in 2020. He also returned to run second to Star Of The Seas when attempting a third straight win in the 2021 Blamey Stakes results.

In 2024 Atishu improved on her lead-up eighth fresh in the CF Orr to win the Blamey Stakes.

Blamey Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2024 Blamey Stakes Field

The official Blamey Stakes 2024 final field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 28, 2024 and will be published in full below so bookmark this page to see what horses are in one of the last Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features.

Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning mare Atishu and CF Orr graduate Ayrton headline the 2024 Blamey Stakes field for the All-Star Mile lead-up this weekend at Flemington.

2024 Blamey Stakes Nominations

The early Blamey Stakes 2024 nominations are announced on Monday the 26th of February, 2024 and will be available below.

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 Tips

The best Blamey Stakes tips are to look for a single-figure chance with form over a mile coming out of a solid and or luckless Futurity Stakes run at Caulfield in tougher company the start before.

Favourites have a hit-and-miss record so laying the favourite if another better priced runner ticks a number of boxes is another good Blamey Stakes betting tip.

2023 Blamey Stakes Winner Nonconformist

2023 Blamey Stakes winner Nonconformist was back to his best scoring an upset at 18/1 fresh. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2024 Blamey Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blamey Stakes 2024 betting tips online will be available right here a day or so out from the Flemington autumn showdown so stay tuned for the milers to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.

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

Going for a value punt in this year’s Blamey and have Holymanz pegged as the galloper to take it out and earn a spot in the All-Star Mile field. Ciaron Maher’s consistent four-year-old is drawn a treat in gate three with Michael Dee in the saddle. The horse has won two of his past four and is back down under after a trip across the Tasman when running a brave fourth in January’s Aetaroa Classic. Out to atone after falling in last year’s Australian Guineas on this day last year and can surprise.

Blamey Stakes Form Guide

The Blamey Stakes form guide has all of the need-to-know information on the horses in the field including jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form.

The best form to follow into the race is the Futurity Stakes run the previous month over 200m shorter, which has produced more Blamey Stakes winners than any other race most recently Humidor (4th in 2018).

The Blamey Stakes form often goes on to hold up in better races throughout the year including in 2022 when the runner-up Zaaki won the All-Star Mile next start before a host of Group 1 placings and eventually a successful title defence that spring back at Flemington in the Group 1 VRC Champions Stakes (2000m).

2024 Blamey Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blamey Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided by punters below the week of the race.

Blamey Stakes Results

Blamey Stakes race results in the past decade have been dominated by classy milers sitting at single figures in betting, the last double figure winner being Green Moon ($10 in 2012) who went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup in November.

Notable recent Blamey Stakes winners include Fifty Stars (2019-20), Humidor (2018), Suavito (2015), Puissance De Lune (2013), and Whobegotyou (2011).

Atishu (2024) was the last Blamey Stakes winning mare.

Star filly Surround (1977) was the last three-year-old Blamey Stakes winner.

Blamey Stakes Winners

Past Blamey Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Atishu Holymanz Ayrton 1:36.40
2023 Nonconformist Pounding Bankers Choice 1:35.5
2022 Inspirational Girl Zaaki Corner Pocket 1:39.1
2021 Star Of The Seas Fifty Stars Buffalo River 1:35.1
2020 Fifty Stars Secret Blaze Admiral’s Joker 1:34.5
2019 Fifty Stars So Si Bon Cool Chap 1:35.8
2018 Humidor Cool Chap Hellova Street 1:36.8
2017 Palentino Tosen Stardom Harlem 1:35.4
2016 He Or She The United States Stratum Star 1:34.9
2015 Suavito Sertorius Kourkam 1:36.9
2014 Lidari Foundry Sertorius 1:38.1
2013 =1 Budriguez =1 Puissance De Lune Wall Street 1:36.3
2012 Green Moon Pied A Terre Wall Street 1:35.8
2011 Whobegotyou Dao Dao Fanjura 1:36.5
2010 Lord Tavistock Vigor Dao Dao 1:36.3
2009 Largo Lad Playright Just Look 1:38.1
2008 The Fuzz Barlinnie Orange County 1:36.9
2007 Apache Cat Bon Hoffa Molotov 1:37.7
2006 Rosden Great Is Great Roman Arch 1:33.8
2005 Grey Song Roman Arch Gallic 1:33.9
2004 Gold Wells Lord Erin Pretorius 1:36.2
2003 Walk On Air Mr Murphy Mr Magoo 1:35.1
2002 Tears Royal Weasel Will Consular 1:37.2
2001 Market Price Emission Second Coming 1:37.4
2000 Oliver Twist Royal Voyage Noircir 1:35.2