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Blamey Stakes

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 race held each year in March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight & penalty conditions with prizemoney of $200,000. The 2018 Blamey Stakes was won by Humidor from Cool Chap with Hellova Street third.

Taking place alongside the Gr 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes, the Blamey Stakes runs one week after Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington, featuring the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap and $1,000,000 Gr1 Australian Cup.

Blamey Stakes info

Date: Saturday 16th March 2019
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Open - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2018 Winner: Humidor

The Blamey Stakes is a good quality race for open horses and the set weight plus penalties conditions of the race tends to favour the better gallopers assembled on the day. Every now and then a top class galloper may find his name on the Blamey Stakes winner's trophy and quality racehorses such as Apache Cat (2007), Durbridge (1994-95), Better Loosen Up (1990-91) and Vo Rogue (1988-89) have all won this race over the years.

Horses who tackled the Gr1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield in February might find their way to the Blamey Stakes, or perhaps an emerging three-year-old galloper who may want to take on the older horses in a slightly weaker group race than the featured Group 1 races of the autumn. Talented mare Suavito (2015) is the most recent winner of the Futurity Stakes & Blamey Stakes double in the same year.

Classy stayer Green Moon (2012) won this race in the autumn before returning in the spring to win the Gr1 Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November. Sertorious (2nd in 2015) managed to win the Gr3 Easter Cup at Caulfield at his next start.

Humidor (2018) ran fourth in the Gr1 Futurity Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield before scoring an exciting win in this event and recent Blamey Stakes winners include Palentino (2017) and He Or She (2016).

2018 Blamey Stakes result

1. $3.00 Humidor 59.0 Mark Zahra
2. $18.00 Cool Chap 55.0 Luke Nolen
3. $4.40 Hellova Street 58.0 Jason Maskiell

then followed
4. $13.00 Odeon 57.0 Chris Symons
5. $2.40 Tosen Stardom 59.0 Brad Rawiller

Margins: 0.5 len, 0.75 len
Time: 1:36.84

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Blamey Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Humidor Cool Chap Hellova Street 1:36.8
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
1999 Thackeray Prime Address Zuccherino 1:35.3
1998 Willoughby Rustic Dream Royal Blue 1:36.4
1997 Zuccherino Saleous Istidaad 1:35.9
1996 Racer's Edge Starstruck Paris Lane 1:35.7
1995 Durbridge Station Hand Starstruck 1:34.2
1994 Durbridge Our Pompeii Credit Account 1:34.9
1993 Prince Salieri Jolly Old Mac Mannerism 1:35.2
1992 Shiva's Revenge Shavano Miss Dr Grace 1:34.3
1991 Better Loosen Up Vo Rogue Kingston Rule 1:35.4
1990 Better Loosen Up Super Impose Vo Rogue 1:37.6
1989 Vo Rogue Marwong Apollo Run 1:35.9
1988 Vo Rogue Bonhomie Cossack Warrior 1:34.0