Ladbrokes Tip: The Blazer Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes is a popular spring betting double.
The Blazer Stakes, currently known as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes, is a Group 2 race run at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day in early October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Previously Turnbull Stakes Day was held on the first Sunday of October to avoid a clash with the AFL Grand Final, but in 2017 returned to the following Saturday, and racing on the day is headlined by the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).
Three Group 2 races also take place at the meeting with the Gilgai Stakes and Edward Manifold Stakes accompanying the Blazer Stakes as the major Turnbull Stakes Day support acts.
Open to mares aged four-years-old and over, the set weights plus penalties Blazer Stakes offers $300,000 in prize money and is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The latest edition of the Blazer Stakes ran on Saturday October 2, 2021 as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes and was narrowly won by Still A Star ($10).
2021 Blazer Stakes Results
The official Blazer Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021.
- 1st: #7 Still A Star
- 2nd: #17e Pride Of Jenni
- 3rd: #3 Mystic Journey
Blazer Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 2, 2021
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YO Mares
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1989
Blazer Stakes Odds & Betting
The Blazer Stakes odds are traditionally led by mares with proven Melbourne form at Caulfield with winning ability over 1400m – 1600m and a good lead-up run in an earlier race for fillies and mares in the Spring.
Upsets are not uncommon and looking for value further down the Blazer Stakes betting markets can prove profitable.
Recent double-figure champions include Now Or Later ($10 in 2017), La Passe ($31 in 2015), Forever Loved ($13 in 2014), Fire Up Fifi ($26 in 2013), Sierra Sue ($17 in 2020) and Still A Star ($10 in 2021).
The Chris Waller-trained Invincibella ($3.20 in 2018) was the last favourite in Blazer Stakes betting to salute for the punters. Waller enjoyed back-to-back wins in the Blazer Stakes with Haut Brion Her saluting in 2019 as the $5.50 third elect in betting.
2021 Blazer Stakes Betting
The spring’s top Blazer Stakes 2021 odds and links to our Flemington Group 2 betting markets on the mares’ only feature on Turnbull Stakes Day will be provided here so stay tuned to back your tips at the best price.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Blazer 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.
Blazer Stakes Field
The Blazer Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance fillies and mares, many heading towards a run in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes four weeks later at Flemington Racecourse.
Mosheen (2012) is one of the most notable recent Blazer Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.
A possible lead-up for female gallopers into the field is the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in late September, which last produced a winner with Now Or Later (6th in 2017).
In between the this event and the Myer Classic (now known as the Empire Rose Stakes) runners may contest the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day and the Blazer Stakes – Tristarc Stakes double was last achieved by La Passe (2015).
While the Blazer Stakes – Myer Classic double hasn’t been achieved since Sedately (1994), a number of Group 1 placegetters in the latter came off a run in the Group 2. In 2013 Blazer Stakes winner Fire Up Fifi ran third in the Myer classic behind Red Tracer two starts later. That year’s third placegetter Catkins also finished second in the Group 1 two runs later with a Group 3 Moonee Valley win on Cox Plate Day in between.
The Blazer Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Sunday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.
2021 Blazer Stakes Field
The official Blazer Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are out on the Wednesday before race day and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what mares make the starting line-up in the Empire Rose Stakes lead-up.
The 2021 Blazer Stakes field – run as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes – features a smart line-up of potentially Group 1 bound mares including Mystic Journey and Instant Celebrity.
2021 Blazer Stakes Nominations
The official Blazer Stakes 2021 Nominations close on the Monday of race week.
||Ben & JD Hayes
||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
||PRIDE OF JENNI
||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||SIERRA SUE (NZ)
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||Peter G Moody
||STILL A STAR
||Toby & Trent Edmonds
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Blazer Stakes Tips
Good Blazer Stakes tips include looking for last-start winners who have a good recent strike-rate in the Group 2 and runners further down the markets with the favourites having a poor record over the past decade.
Keeping an eye on the lead-up form of mares in traditional preparatory races like the Let’s Elope Stakes and How Now Stakes is also a good Blazer Stakes betting tip.
2021 Blazer Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blazer Stakes 2021 betting tips and Flemington exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what mares to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.
- To Win: #3 Mystic Journey ($4.20 at time of publish)
Happy to give this star mare another go after her close lead-up second when fresh at the same track / distance in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes. She has a terrific second-up record and good form on Soft tracks. It’s been a while since she peaked and won the Group 2 Stocks Stakes over the mile at The Valley last spring, but at her best she can beat this field.
Blazer Stakes Form Guide
The form guide for the Blazer Stakes features all the crucial info punters need to know before placing a bet on the clash including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field.
The Blazer Stakes form has held-up in tougher races many times in recent years including in 2013 when Fire Up Fifi ran third in the Myer Classic as well as that year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth.
In 2020 the Blazer Stakes winner Sierra Sue went on to frank the form the following year with a win in the 2021 Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
2021 Blazer Stakes Form Guide
A link to our insider Blazer Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Blazer Stakes Results
Blazer Stakes results have been dominated by upsets in recent years with the last single-figure winners to salute being Invincibella ($3.20 in 2018) followed by her stablemate Haut Brion Her ($5.50 in 2019).
Notable recent winners of this Group 2 include Lady Lynette (2011), Divine Madonna (2006) and Sky Cuddle (2005).
Blazer Stakes History and Winners
||Still A Star
||Pride Of Jenni
||She Shao Fly
||Haut Brion Her
||Now Or Later
||Lucky Lago/Jessy Belle
||Fire Up Fifi
||Palacio De Cristal
||No Evidence Needed
||Viking Turf Belle