Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2019

Saturday February 22, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: No Blue Diamond Stakes winner has run worse than second in their lead-up run in the past decade

The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes is a lucrative Group 1 feature for two-year-olds running at Caulfield Racecourse as one of the early Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival highlights. Held on the same day as the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m), the race offers $1.5 million in prize money and is held over a 1200m sprint distance.

It is the richest juvenile’s race of the autumn and was first run in 1971 and won by Tolerance and has proved an excellent stallion and broodmare making event. The traditional lead-up is through the Blue Diamond Preludes run at the same track two weeks before on CF Orr Stakes Day.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes runs on Saturday February 22, 2019 .

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Lyre
  • 2nd: #12 Lankan Star
  • 3rd: #3 Free Of Debt

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 22, 2019
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million
  • First Run: 1971

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Results

The official Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Results 2019 will be published below on Saturday February 22, 2019 .

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 7 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 5 54.5kg
2 12 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 0.5L 7 54.5kg
3 3 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Michael Walker 0.9L 6 56.5kg
4 11 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 1.3L 13 54.5kg
5 13 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Beau Mertens 1.4L 11 54.5kg
6 10 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 1.9L 12 54.5kg
7 1 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 2.4L 9 56.5kg
8 8 VINICUNCA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 3.65L 4 54.5kg
9 14 ANDRASSY AVENUE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3.75L 3 54.5kg
10 6 CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 4.05L 8 54.5kg
11 4 SHOTMAKER Mick Price Hugh Bowman 4.15L 14 56.5kg
12 2 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 5.4L 2 56.5kg
13 9 BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 7.4L 10 54.5kg
14 5 GAME KEEPER Tony McEvoy Damien Thornton 13.15L 1 56.5kg

Blue Diamond Stakes betting is dominated each autumn by the two-year-olds that ran first or second in their lead-up runs in the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) and Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts & Geldings).

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Betting & Odds

All but one of the Blue Diamond Stakes winners from 2010 – 2018 won their lead-up race and favourites in the Blue Diamond Stakes odds have a gun record with six saluting for the punters from 2011 – 2017 including Extreme Choice (2016) and Written By (2018). The last double figure hope in Blue Diamond betting to salute was Reward For Effort ($16 in 2009) so sticking with those higher up the markets is the go historically. The boys and girls are equally favourite in Blue Diamond odds each year with fillies holding their own against the colts and geldings in recent editions of the race.

Pre-field Blue Diamond Stakes odds are open weeks out from the race before the markets firm with each round of acceptances.

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Odds

Our latest Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2019 odds will be available and updated below over the autumn so stay tuned for the best Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets.

Blue Diamond Stakes Field

The Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes field features the season’s best two-year-olds and is run at set weights meaning the colts and geldings carry 55.5kg and the fillies 53kg. The youngsters set for the Blue Diamond Stakes field traditionally come via the Blue Diamond Preview and Blue Diamond Prelude races earlier in the autumn.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 9 56.5kg 80
2 1×3 HAWKER HURRICANE Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 70
3 11 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Michael Walker 6 56.5kg 70
4 2 SHOTMAKER Mick Price Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg 67
5 441 GAME KEEPER Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 1 56.5kg 66
6 1×10 CATCH ME Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 8 54.5kg 80
7 511 LYRE Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 5 54.5kg 78
8 1×2 VINICUNCA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 4 54.5kg 76
9 1×2 BELLA ROSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 10 54.5kg 74
10 1 LOVING GABY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 12 54.5kg 74
11 1×3 ATHIRI James Cummings Craig Williams 13 54.5kg 71
12 2×14 LANKAN STAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 54.5kg 70
13 1×5 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren Beau Mertens 11 54.5kg 70
14 71 ANDRASSY AVENUE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 54.5kg 66
Blue Diamond Stakes betting favourite Sepoy saluted in 2011

2011 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Sepoy. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Four of the past five Blue Diamond Stakes winners (from 2014 – 2018)  ran in the respective Blue Diamond Prelude lead-ups a fortnight before the Group 1 including Catchy (2017) coming off a win in the fillies’ edition to do the double, and Written By (2018) doing the same for the boys the following year. Earlier in 2016 the Blue Diamond Stakes winner Extreme Choice came off a win in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes at the track in early February.

Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) in April is often a nice autumn target for graduates from the Blue Diamond field. Early Blue Diamond Stakes nominations close in July the previous year followed by a number of declaration stages before the final field of acceptances is released the week of the race.

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Field & Nominations

The official 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Final Field features a capacity line-up of smart two-year-olds.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 11 I AM IMMORTAL C 2 Anthony Freedman 1= 56.5kg
2 1×10 CATCH ME F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 54.5kg
3 511 LYRE F 2 Anthony Freedman 1= 54.5kg
4 52211 EXHILARATES F 2 James Cummings 4 54.5kg
5 2112 ACCESSION C 2 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg
6 2111 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 2 Jamie Richards 6 54.5kg
7 1×80 ESPAANIYAH F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 54.5kg
8 1×3 HAWKER HURRICANE C 2 Michael Moroney 8 56.5kg
9 1×2 VINICUNCA F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 54.5kg
10 1×2 BELLA ROSA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 54.5kg
11 22×60 BISCARA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 54.5kg
12 2×31 BIVOUAC C 2 James Cummings 12 56.5kg
13 120 JEDASTAR F 2 Lloyd Kennewell 13 54.5kg
14 1 LOVING GABY F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 54.5kg
15 11 FREE OF DEBT C 2 Chris Bieg 15 56.5kg
16 4×1 AMERCEMENT F 2 James Cummings 16 54.5kg
17 1 MCLAREN C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 17= 56.5kg
18 1x TASSORT C 2 James Cummings 17= 56.5kg
19 1×3 ATHIRI F 2 James Cummings 19 54.5kg
20 1×70 STEAL MY KISSES F 2 Mick Price 20 54.5kg
21 2×14 LANKAN STAR F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 21 54.5kg
22 1×5 ANAHEED F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 22 54.5kg
23 6177 MOVIE ROLE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 23 54.5kg
24 1×5 BROOKLYN HUSTLE F 2 Jason Warren 24 54.5kg
25 71 ANDRASSY AVENUE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 25 54.5kg
26 2 SHOTMAKER C 2 Mick Price 26 56.5kg
27 1 SHE SHAO FLY F 2 Tony McEvoy 27 54.5kg
28 2254 AVON RIVER F 2 James Cummings 28 54.5kg
29 12 TALENTED F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 29 54.5kg
30 1×2 COSMIC FORCE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 30 56.5kg
31 441 GAME KEEPER C 2 Tony McEvoy 31 56.5kg
32 12 VIKING WARRIOR C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 32 56.5kg
33 76×19 MAGNICITY F 2 Robbie Griffiths 33 54.5kg
34 1×6 PELICAN (NZ) F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 34 54.5kg
35 225 ENOOD F 2 Tony McEvoy 35 54.5kg
36 2×60 ART COLLECTION F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 36 54.5kg
37 245 PRETTY BRAZEN F 2 Tony McEvoy 37 54.5kg
38 2×0 COVERT OPS C 2 Gerald Ryan 38 56.5kg
39 25 AUSSIE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 39 56.5kg
40 1 SIZZLEFLY F 2 Phillip Stokes 40 54.5kg
41 3236 ALBURQ C 2 Michael Moroney 41 56.5kg
42 251 OUTLANDOS C 2 Tony McEvoy 42 56.5kg
43 2426 LADY NATURALISTE F 2 Matt Cumani 43 54.5kg
44 4×37 LANIGERA C 2 James Cummings 44 56.5kg
45 347 AUXIN C 2 James Cummings 45 56.5kg
46 22 HAFAAWA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 46 54.5kg
47 6325 FAVOURITE THINGS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47 54.5kg
48 3 SHIH TZOU F 2 Michael Kent 48 54.5kg
49 625 JUST ZERENE F 2 Tony McEvoy 49 54.5kg
50 5×1 FACT OR FABLE F 2 Robbie Griffiths 50 54.5kg
51 2 CONQUEROR C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 51 56.5kg
52 1 ROWSTHORN F 2 Tony McEvoy 52 54.5kg
53 56 BRAZEN BRANDO C 2 Phillip Stokes 53 56.5kg
54 34 FLING F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54 54.5kg
55 68 EXETER C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55= 56.5kg
56 40 SWAN ISLAND F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55= 54.5kg
57 44 MAKTABBA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57 54.5kg
58 2 WHYKAYOH C 2 Tony McEvoy 58 56.5kg
59 30 BEACH CLUB F 2 Archie Alexander 59 54.5kg
60 20 SENSITIVITY F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 60 54.5kg
61 8 PRESENTLY F 2 Ken Keys 61 54.5kg
62 2 ASATEER C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 62= 56.5kg
63 2 CHEER LEADER F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 62= 54.5kg
64 58 AMARULA QUEEN F 2 Russell & Scott Cameron 64 54.5kg
65 7x AUTOCRATIC C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 65 56.5kg
66 04 COLADA C 2 Gerald Ryan 66 56.5kg
67 80 I AM F 2 Tony McEvoy 67= 54.5kg
68 8 WESTPORT F 2 Tony McEvoy 67= 54.5kg
69 30 BISHOP ROCK C 2 Michael Moroney 69 56.5kg
70 4 ISA ROCKET F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70 54.5kg
71 3 BACHELOR BARON G 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 71 56.5kg
72 4 WRITEOFF F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 72 54.5kg
73 5 BY A WHISKER C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 73 56.5kg
74 DALAALAAT C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 56.5kg
75 0x FORBIDDEN PALACE C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
76 0 LANGUISHING C 2 Robbie Griffiths 74= 56.5kg
77 9 LIGHTHORSE LAD C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
78 0 LODESTAR C 2 Colin Little 74= 56.5kg
79 0 MORE GRIT C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
80 ORIENZEL C 2 Mick Price 74= 56.5kg
81 STAND TO ATTENTION C 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 74= 56.5kg
82 THE EGYPTIAN C 2 Shea Eden 74= 56.5kg
83 6 TORBA G 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 56.5kg
84 TRITON RISING C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 56.5kg
85 BEELA HUDOOD F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg
86 DRESSMAKER F 2 Byron Cozamanis 74= 54.5kg
87 6 DURABILITY F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 74= 54.5kg
88 7 EXCELIDA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
89 7 GINA LOLA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
90 HOT IN PARIS F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 74= 54.5kg
91 INDISCRETION F 2 Phillip Stokes 74= 54.5kg
92 LADY LOIRE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
93 MARNDARRA F 2 Tony McEvoy 74= 54.5kg
94 9 MISS ELENA F 2 Robbie Griffiths 74= 54.5kg
95 0 MONEEFA F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg
96 NOTA BENE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
97 0 RIVERINA DEMAND F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
98 9 ROCKNESS ANGEL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
99 SACRED GODDESS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74= 54.5kg
100 9 SEATONIC Super Vobis Bonus Scheme F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 74= 54.5kg
101 SHAMOTTEY (NZ) F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg
102 SPIRIT WORLD (NZ) F 2 Bjorn Baker 74= 54.5kg
103 99 URJUWAAN F 2 Mick Price 74= 54.5kg

Blue Diamond Stakes tips favour the shorter priced gallopers in the markets with favourites and single figure fancies dominating the results in the past decade. Looking for horses coming off a top two run in the Blue Diamond Prelude races and those with previous Caulfield form are also good Blue Diamond Stakes tips for punters to take.

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Tips

Peter Snowden has proved a master trainer of Blue Diamond Stakes winners in recent years winning the race with Sepoy (2011), Earthquake (2014) and with Pride Of Dubai (2015) who he trained in partnership with his son Paul; looking for in-form Snowden-trained runners then is a pro tip and Blue Diamond Stakes best bet.

2019 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Blue Diamond Stakes 2019 betting tips will be available below soon after the field is out so stay tuned each autumn for the Blue Diamond Stakes best bets.

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Form Guide

The Blue Diamond Stakes form guide reveals all the must know information before you place a bet on the two-years-old classic. The saddlecloth number, starting barrier, trainer/s and jockey of each runner is listed along with lead-up form to show the best value horses in the mix.

Jockey Dwayne Dunn won four straight editions of the Blue Diamond Stakes so looking for his runner in the form guide could prove a nice bet.

Blue Diamond Stakes Form Facts

  • Four fillies have won the Blue Diamond Stakes in the past decade with: Samaready (2012), Miracles Of Life (2013), Earthquake (2014) and Catchy (2017)
  • Favourites have a top recent record in Blue Diamond Stakes betting with six from 2011 – 2018 saluting for the punters
  • Nadeem (2006) was the last Blue Diamond winner to not run top two in their lead-up run
  • Last start winners have dominated the Blue Diamond Stakes results in the past 30 years
  • The Blue Diamond Prelude races are the key form race to follow into the Group 1 each autumn

2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Blue Diamond Stakes Results

The Blue Diamond Stakes results and finishing order revealing the position each horse in the field ran is known when the event runs as Caulfield Race 8 on the last Saturday in February. Blue Diamond results reveal not only the winning horse but also the successful trainer, jockey, winning margins and the starting prices of all the runners.

Recent Blue Diamond Stakes Winners

YEAR WINNER SECOND THIRD
2019 Lyre Lankan Star Free Of Debt
2018 Written By Enbihaar Oohood
2017 Catchy Pariah Formality
2016 Extreme Choice Flying Artie Zamzam
2015 Pride Of Dubai Reemah Lake Geneva
2014 Earthquake Jabali Cornrow
2013 Miracles Of Life Fast ‘n’ Rocking Godiva Rock
2012 Samaready No Looking Back Armed For Action
2011 Sepoy Hallowell Belle Masthead
2010 Star Witness Shaaheq Beneteau
2009 Reward For Effort Real Saga Maka Ena
2008 Reaan All American Burgeis
2007 Sleek Chassis Zizou Shrewd Rhythm
2006 Nadeem Miss Finland Wonderful World