Blamey Stakes 2022

Saturday March 5, 2022

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.

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 $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 and in 2021 the Blamey winner Star Of The Seas ran a next-up sixth in the event.

The latest edition of the Blamey Stakes took place on Saturday March 5, 2022 and saw the Danny O’Brien-trained mare Inspirational Girl ($4.20) defeat the favourite Zaaki in a close finish. 

Blamey Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs & Up
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1955

2022 Blamey Stakes Results

The official 2022 Blamey Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the Group 2 takes place at Flemington on Saturday March 5, 2022.

  • 1st: #10 Inspirational Girl ($4.20)
  • 2nd: #1 Zaaki
  • 3rd: #6 Corner Pocket

The Danny O’Brien-trained Inspirational Girl ($4.20) is into the $5 million The All-Star Mile field as a Wild Card contender on March 19 following her narrow upset over the beaten favourite Zaaki in the 2022 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 as do those that contested past editions of the event.

2022 Blamey Stakes Odds

The autumn’s leading Blamey Stakes 2022 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Blamey Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Blamey Stakes Field

Blamey Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

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.

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.

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

2022 Blamey Stakes Field

The official Blamey Stakes 2022 final field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 2, 2022 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 2022 Blamey Stakes field is headlined by returning Mackinnon Stakes champion Zaaki who was scratched from Sydney’s Group 1 Canterbury Stakes at Randwick on the same day in favour of a mile run first-up on firmer going.

2022 Blamey Stakes Nominations

The early Blamey Stakes 2022 nominations are announced on Monday the 28th of February, 2022 and will be available below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2501x599x0 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 1 59kg 112
2 D111x1131x ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 2 59kg 118
3 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 3 57kg 107
4 140x9560x0 LUNAR FOX H 4 Paul Preusker 4 59kg 97
5 1232516×87 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 5 58kg 100
6 80x1215x21 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 4 Tom Dabernig 6 55kg 104
7 x3211x0111 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 7 57kg 91
8 11224251×7 KING MAGNUS G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 8 56kg 100
9 21111114×3 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes 9 56kg 98
10 11x11111x1 CORNER POCKET G 5 Lindsey Smith 10 56kg 97
11 131112x5x6 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 11 53kg 109
12 11x2x03x6x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 12 55kg 104
13 x5030x2244 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 6 John Thompson 13 55kg 99
14 311918x0x6 JUNIPAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 55kg 103
15 2x722x540x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 15 55kg 101

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.

2022 Blamey Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blamey Stakes 2022 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: #5 Mr Brightside ($4.50 at time of publish) 

Think Mr Brightside has the upside to win this at a better price than Zaaki (a dual acceptor). The Bullbars four-year-old began his career with a bang including a six-straight winning streak that included the Seymour Cup. He was only a quarter-length beaten when fourth rising notably in grade last time in in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes. Returned with a first-up third at Flemington, is fitter here second-up and well-suited to a mile.

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).

2022 Blamey Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blamey Stakes 2022 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
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