Blamey Stakes 2020

Saturday February 29, 2020

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 29, 2020 and saw the Lindsay Park-trained Fifty Stars go back-to-back. 

Blamey Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs & Up
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1955

2020 Blamey Stakes Results

The official 2020 Blamey Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the Group 2 takes place at Flemington on Saturday February 29, 2020 .

  • 1st: #2 Fifty Stars
  • 2nd: #6 Secret Blaze
  • 3rd: #3 Admiral’s Joker

He didn’t have it go all his way, but in the end the Lindsay Park-trained Fifty Stars ($2.60F) was too good for his rivals in the 2020 Blamey Stakes results going back-to-back in the race to earn a ballot free ride into the $5 million The All-Star Mile.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 7 58kg $2.60F
2 6 SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 1.5L 8 57kg $21
3 3 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Steven Vella 1.8L 6 58kg $6.50
4 4 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 2.8L 3 57kg $12
5 9 GALAXY RAIDER Grahame Begg Teodore Nugent (a) 3L 5 55kg $12
6 5 RINGERDINGDING Anthony Freedman John Allen 3.2L 4 57kg $8.50
7 7 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 3.3L 2 55kg $4.80
8 8 GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 6.55L 9 55kg $18
9 1 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 7.8L 1 58kg $61

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.

2020 Blamey Stakes Odds

The autumn’s leading Blamey Stakes 2020 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

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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.

2020 Blamey Stakes Field

The official Blamey Stakes 2020 final field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 26, 2020 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 2020  Blamey Stakes field features nine hopefuls including the defending champion Fifty Stars who is out to go back-to-back in the race for the first time since Durbridge (1994-95).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 16x042874x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 1 58kg 103
2 x6768256x4 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 7 58kg 107
3 21x1112x55 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Steven Vella 6 58kg 101
4 0x125040x8 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 57kg 104
5 47100x6x40 RINGERDINGDING Anthony Freedman John Allen 4 57kg 98
6 115×311218 SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 8 57kg 96
7 00x59260x0 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 2 55kg 105
8 34518×5243 GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 9 55kg 96
9 Fx63x84811 GALAXY RAIDER Grahame Begg Teodore Nugent (a) 5 55kg 95

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.

2020 Blamey Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blamey Stakes 2020 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).

2020 Blamey Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Blamey Stakes 2020 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
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