Blamey Stakes 2021

Saturday February 27, 2021

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.

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.

The race offers $200,000 in prize money with the Blamey Stakes winner taking out $120,000 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 $5 million The All-Star Mile race in mid-March.

The latest edition of the Blamey Stakes took place on Saturday February 27, 2021 and was won by Chris Waller’s consistent Sydney raider Star Of The Seas. 

Blamey Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs & Up
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1955

2021 Blamey Stakes Results

The official 2021 Blamey Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the Group 2 takes place at Flemington on Saturday February 27, 2021.

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

Fifty Stars was narrowly denied a third straight victory when running second to class winner Star Of The Seas in the 2021 Blamey Stakes results.

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, but in 2010 Lord Tavistock won for the second year in a row at $16.

2021 Blamey Stakes Odds

The autumn’s leading Blamey Stakes 2021 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.

Blamey Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Blamey Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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 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.

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

2021 Blamey Stakes Field

The official Blamey Stakes 2021 final field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 24, 2021 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.

The 2021 Blamey Stakes field features 11 runners with Buffalo River the clear favourite drawn well in barrier six for the flying Ms Jamie Kah to ride.

2021 Blamey Stakes Nominations

The early Blamey Stakes 2021 nominations are announced on Monday the 22nd of February, 2021 and will be available below.

The 2021 Blamey Stakes nominations attracted a bumper 21 early entries including brilliant Tasmanian mare Mystic Journey, the now Chris Waller-trained evergreen WFA star Humidor and the Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet.

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 87

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.

Fifty Stars ($2.70 in 2020) for his second Blamey Stakes success was the last favourite to salute for the punters.

2021 Blamey Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blamey Stakes 2021 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: #6 Mystic Journey ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Open edition of the Blamey Stakes and like the price on the former star filly Mystic Journey. She was a history-making three-year-old with wins in the Australian Guineas on this day in 2019 before winning the inaugural $5 million The All-Star Mile also run over the mile at Flemington that year. Hasn’t won since the Group 2 Stocks Stakes at The Valley in the spring, but she’s been close coming off back-to-back seconds at home and presents fit third-up here at her pet track and distance.

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).

2021 Blamey Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blamey Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided by punters below the week of the race.

Blamey Stakes Results

Blamey Stakes 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).

Blamey Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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