Blamey Stakes

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Blamey Stakes
Group 2 race
Rising Fast (NZ).jpg
Rising Fast, 1956 winner
Location Flemington Racecourse
Inaugurated 1955
Race type Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification 3 year old and up
Weight Set weights with penalties
Purse $220,000 (2013)

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 Australian Thoroughbred horse race open run at Set Weights with Penalties over 1600 metres, at Flemington Racecourse in March each year.

Race history[edit]

The race is named after Sir Thomas Albert Blamey who was Australia's only native born Field marshal that was a Victoria Racing Club Committee member from 1947 until his death in 1951.[1]

The race has had changes in grade and distance.[2]

From 1955 to 1980 the race was run at Weight for Age.[2]

The race has been won by horses of exceptional calibre that have won at 2400 meters (~1 12 miles) or longer. These include such thoroughbreds that also competed overseas such as Tobin Bronze and Better Loosen Up.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1955–1972 this race was run over 1 14 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1973 onwards this race run at 1600 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1955–1979 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 2

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Lidari[3]
  • 2013 - †Puissance De Lune / Budriguez[4]
  • 2012 - Green Moon[5]
  • 2011 - Whobegotyou[6]
  • 2010 - Lord Tavistock[7]
  • 2009 - Largo Lad[8]
  • 2008 - The Fuzz[9]
  • 2007 - Apache Cat
  • 2006 - Rosden
  • 2005 - Grey Song
  • 2004 - Gold Wells
  • 2003 - Walk On Air
  • 2002 - Tears Royal
  • 2001 - Market Price
  • 2000 - Oliver Twist
  • 1999 - Thackeray
  • 1998 - Willoughby
  • 1997 - Zuccherino
  • 1996 - Racer's Edge
  • 1995 - Durbridge
  • 1994 - Durbridge
  • 1993 - Prince Salieri
  • 1992 - Shiva's Revenge
  • 1991 - Better Loosen Up
  • 1990 - Better Loosen Up
  • 1989 - Vo Rogue
  • 1988 - Vo Rogue
  • 1987 - Playful Princess
  • 1986 - Lord Of Camelot
  • 1985 - Beechcraft
  • 1984 - Penny Edition
  • 1983 - Trissaro
  • 1982 - Kip
  • 1981 - Hyperno
  • 1980 - Hyperno
  • 1979 - Leonotis
  • 1978 - Opposition
  • 1977 - Surround
  • 1976 - Lord Dudley
  • 1975 - Zambari
  • 1974 - Sobar
  • 1973 - Gunsynd
  • 1972 - Surrender
  • 1971 - Gay Icarus
  • 1970 - Cyron
  • 1969 - Fileur
  • 1968 - Future
  • 1967 - Tobin Bronze
  • 1966 - Tobin Bronze
  • 1965 - Sir Dane
  • 1964 - Teppo Star
  • 1963 - Mamburdi
  • 1962 - Dhaulagiri
  • 1961 - Dhaulagiri
  • 1960 - Wool Man
  • 1959 - But Beautiful
  • 1958 - Sailor's Guide
  • 1957 - Sailor's Guide
  • 1956 - Rising Fast
  • 1955 - Prince Cortauld

† Dead heat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gen Blamey Wins VRC Election". The Argus, Melbourne (Trove Digitized Newspapers). 4 March 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Blamey Stakes". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2012. 
  3. ^ 2014 result
  4. ^ 2013 result
  5. ^ 2012 result
  6. ^ 2011 result
  7. ^ 2010 result
  8. ^ 2009 result
  9. ^ 2008 result