Blamey Stakes 2017

Saturday March 18, 2017

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.

Blamey Stakes betting odds at

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.

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
2 451008×446 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 2 59kg 110
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 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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