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 next edition of the Blamey Stakes takes place on Saturday February 27, 2021.
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: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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 Field
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.
2021 Blamey Stakes Nominations
The early Blamey Stakes 2021 nominations are announced on Monday the 22nd of February, 2021 and will be available below.
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.
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
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||He Or She
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||=1 Puissance De Lune
||Pied A Terre
||Great Is Great
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