The Blue Diamond Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds that takes place in February each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run under set weight conditions over a distance of 1200 metres and is worth $1,500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes was won by Written By from Enbihaar with Oohood third.
|Date:||Saturday 24th February 2018|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
|2018 Winner:||Written By|
|2018 Blue Diamond Stakes odds|
The Blue Diamond Stakes is the premier two-year-old sprint event of the autumn carnival in Melbourne and the race itself has produced many a fine horse over the years. Top class gallopers such as Sepoy (2011), Alinghi (2004), Bel Esprit (2002), Redoutes Choice (1999) Courtza (1989) and Zeditave (1988) have all won this race since its inception.
First run in 1971, the Blue Diamond Stakes is now a $1,000,000 race for the state's best two-year-olds and Blue Diamond Day has grown to become the biggest race day of the autumn for the Melbourne Racing Club at Caulfield.
The Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude C&G and Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies, both held at Caulfield a couple of weeks earlier, are the traditional lead up races to this classic event. Both Catchy (2017) and Earthquake (2014) have taken out the Fillies Prelude and Blue Diamond Stakes double of late.
Brilliant two-year-old Sepoy (2011) was the most recent galloper to win the Blue Diamond Stakes and then go on to victory in Australia's richest two-year-old sprint, the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes, held at Rosehill during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
Written By (2018) took out the Gr3 Blue Diamond Colts & Geldings Prelude over 1100m at this same track before proving too classy in this event and recent Blue Diamond Stakes winners include Catchy (2017) and Extreme Choice (2016).
1. $5.50 Written By 56.5 Jordan Childs
2. $21.00 Enbihaar 54.5 Cory Parish
3. $9.00 Oohood 54.5 Luke Currie
4. $8.50 Prairie Fire 56.5 Mark Zahra
5. $13.00 Encryption 56.5 Damian Lane
6. $101.00 Aristocratic Miss 54.5 Jamie Kah
7. $20.00 Qafila 54.5 Dwayne Dunn
8. $51.00 Lady Horseowner 54.5 Ms Nikita Beriman
9. $7.50 Ennis Hill 54.5 Stephen Baster
10. $61.00 More Than Exceed 56.5 Dom Tourneur
11. $9.00 Kinky Boom 54.5 Craig Williams
12. $8.50 Long Leaf 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
13. $101.00 Grand Symphony 56.5 Jye McNeil
14. $8.50 Plague Stone 56.5 Ben Melham
15. $31.00 Run Naan 56.5 Andrew Mallyon
16. $101.00 Crossing The Abbey 54.5 Luke Nolen
Margins: 2.5 len, 0.2 len
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|2016||Extreme Choice||Flying Artie||Zamzam||1:08.9|
|2015||Pride Of Dubai||Reemah||Lake Geneva||1:10.5|
|2013||Miracles Of Life||Fast 'N' Rocking||Godiva Rock||1:09.7|
|2012||Samaready||No Looking Back||Armed For Action||1:10.4|
|2009||Reward For Effort||Real Saga||Maka Ena||1:09.8|
|2007||Sleek Chassis||Zizou||Shrewd Rhythm||1:09.8|
|2006||Nadeem||Miss Finland||Wonderful World||1:12.0|
|2002||Bel Esprit||Brief Embrace||Pillaging||1:09.2|
|2001||True Jewels||La Lagune||Spectatorial||1:09.0|
|2000||Road To Success||Ponton Flyer||Mannington||1:09.8|
|1999||Redoutes Choice||Testa Rossa||Dangerous||1:08.7|
|1997||Knowledge||Rose Of Danehill||Sports||1:10.2|
|1995||Principality||Flying Spur||Tuscany Flyer||1:09.4|
|1994||Hurricane Sky||Mr Vitality||Renarchi||1:08.1|
|1993||Lady Jakeo||Keltrice||Justice Prevails||1:11.1|
|1989||Courtza||Sculptured Arch||Dancers Choice||1:10.3|