Blazer Stakes 2021

Saturday October 2, 2021

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 2022 Blazer Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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.

Blazer Stakes betting odds on the 2012 winner Mosheen were short

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.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x5x734223 AIDENSFIELD M 4 Ben & JD Hayes 74
2 0x12113x21 ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 90
3 3400×34134 BARBIE’S FOX M 5 Louise Bonella 78
4 63512×7804 BEST STONE M 5 John Thompson 82
5 11711x2x0 BONHAM M 4 Tony Gollan 99
6 80x38478x9 BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
7 0x91531722 CHASSIS M 5 John Price 87
8 2623155335 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 77
9 x710260x12 ECUMENICAL M 4 Mick Huxtable 82
10 316126×251 EMERALD CROWN M 5 Nigel Blackiston 67
11 113x412x36 INSTANT CELEBRITY M 4 Phillip Stokes 108
12 0x45729x24 LOVE SENSATION M 4 Kevin Corstens 76
13 8017x225x2 MYSTIC JOURNEY M 6 Adam Trinder 109
14 0x4322112x NUDGE M 5 Chris Waller
15 112x42020x ODEUM M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
16 3221114x3x PARADEE M 5 Danny O’Brien
17 33112x26x5 PRIDE OF JENNI M 4 Symon Wilde 72
18 x80571520x PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 6 Symon Wilde 103
19 1x1960x656 RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 100
20 2141x04x29 SHAIK M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 77
21 7×06041171 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 111
22 12x1235x11 SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde 84
23 59x4216x86 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY M 4 Peter G Moody 80
24 111x1021x3 STILL A STAR M 5 Bill Ryan 103
25 1x4355417x TOKORANGI (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney
26 0399x1704x VANNA GIRL M 5 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Still A Star Pride Of Jenni Mystic Journey 1:23.1
2020 Sierra Sue She Shao Fly Missile Mantra 1:23.0
2019 Haut Brion Her Pohutukawa Angelic Ruler 1:22.6
2018 Invincibella Savatiano Mamzelle Tess 1:22.5
2017 Now Or Later Merriest Payroll 1:24.2
2016 French Emotion Pure Pride Vibrant Rouge 1:24.3
2015 La Passe Manageress Lucky Lago/Jessy Belle 1:22.9
2014 Forever Loved Enquare May’s Dream 1:24.8
2013 Fire Up Fifi Peron Catkins 1:23.8
2012 Mosheen Bonaria Miss Stellabelle 1:23.4
2011 Lady Lynette Booklet Dysphonia 1:24.1
2010 Palacio De Cristal No Evidence Needed Strawberry Field 1:23.9
2009 Cats Whisker Gold Water Dane Julia 1:22.4
2008 Bellini Rose Absolute Glam Viking Turf Belle 1:24.1
2007 Vormista Bellini Rose El Pauji 1:23.9
2006 Divine Madonna Imana Open Cut 1:23.3
2005 Sky Cuddle Dea Astrodame 1:23.5
2004 Skewiff Infinite Grace Light Sweeper 1:22.4
2003 Vocabulary Gazania Galipagos Girl 1:24.1
2002 Hosannah Gentle Genius Purple Groove 1:23.8
2001 Tickle My Hula Wonder Calm Smytzer 1:25.7
2000 Ramano’s Star Fellowship Bumbelina 1:23.7