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 is now the feature race at its own Flemington race day in 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 after ‘Super Saturday’.
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 famous Golden Slipper Stakes Day meeting in Sydney.
The latest edition of the Blamey Stakes took place on Saturday March 18, 2017 .
2017 Blamey Stakes Results
- 1st: Palentino
- 2nd: Tosen Stardom
- 3rd: Harlem
Blamey Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 18, 2017
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs & Up
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1955
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. 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.
2017 Blamey Stakes Odds
The autumn’s leading Blamey Stakes 2017 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
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.
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.
2017 Blamey Stakes Field
The official Blamey Stakes 2017 final field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 15, 2017 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.
2017 Blamey Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
There are just seven gallopers facing off in the Blamey Stakes 2017 Field this weekend including four for Darren Weir led by the easing favourite Black Heart Bart and market mover Tosen Stardom who ran first and second respectively in the Futurity Stakes last time out.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weigth||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x12129x211||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7||59kg||115|
|2||451008×446||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||2||59kg||110|
|3||x7323590x1||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||3||58kg||107|
|4||x23114407x||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Luke Currie||6||57kg||107|
|5||x27156x555||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||5||56kg||107|
|6||x51709x4x2||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||4||55kg||109|
|7||611x92384x||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||1||55kg||98|
2017 Blamey Stakes Nominations
The Blamey Stakes 2017 Nominations attracted a dozen early entries including four from trainer Darren Weir led by his CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double winner Black Heart Bart.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x12129x211||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||1||59kg||115|
|3||x27156x555||REAL LOVE||M||6||Darren Weir||3||56kg||107|
|4||x7323590x1||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||58kg||107|
|5||x23114407x||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||G||5||Robert Hickmott||5||57kg||107|
|6||60×1622211||HELLOVA STREET||G||6||Scott Brunton||6||57kg||97|
|7||11620×0733||GREAT ESTEEM||G||6||Stuart Webb||7||56kg||100|
|8||x51709x4x2||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||H||6||Darren Weir||8||55kg||109|
|9||25964×7713||ZEBRINZ||G||6||Leon & Troy Corstens||9||55kg||93|
|10||3x230x533x||FOUNDATION (IRE)||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||10||55kg||100|
|11||611x92384x||HARLEM (GB)||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11||55kg||98|
|12||3x46256x61||POLAR VORTEX||G||4||Peter Morgan||12||55kg||69|
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.
2017 Blamey Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blamey Stakes 2017 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.
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 Suavito (2015), Puissance De Lune (2013) and Whobegotyou (2011).
2017 Blamey Stakes Results
The official 2017 Blamey Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the Group 2 takes place at Flemington on Saturday March 18, 2017 .
|1||2||PALENTINO||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||–||2||59kg||$5.50|
|2||6||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||3.25L||4||55kg||$1.65F|
|3||7||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||3.65L||1||55kg||$51|
|4||5||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||3.75L||5||56kg||$17|
|5||4||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Luke Currie||4.25L||6||57kg||$10|
|6||3||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Stephen Baster||8.75L||3||58kg||$7.50|
|–||1||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
Blamey Stakes Winners
|2016||He Or She||The United States||Stratum Star||1:34.9|
|2013||=1 Budriguez||=1 Puissance De Lune||Wall Street||1:36.3|
|2012||Green Moon||Pied A Terre||Wall Street||1:35.8|
|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|