Blamey Stakes

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Blamey Stakes
Group 2 race
Rising Fast (NZ).jpg
1956 winner – Rising Fast
Location Flemington Racecourse
Inaugurated 1955
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Incognitus (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three years old and older
Weight Set weights with penalties
Purse $200,000 (2017)

The Blamey Stakes is a Victoria Racing Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race for three years old and older, with Set Weights with Penalties conditions over 1600 metres, at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in March during the VRC Autumn Racing Carnival.[1] The total prize money is A$200,000.

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.[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 - 1 14 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1973 onwards - 1600 metres

Race grade[edit]

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

Race venue[edit]

In 2007 the race was run at Sandown Racecourse due reconstruction of Flemington Racecourse.[3]

Race conditions[edit]

From 1955 to 1980 the race was run at Weight for Age.[1]

The winners[edit]

† Dead heat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Blamey Stakes". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gen Blamey Wins VRC Election". The Argus, Melbourne. Trove Digitized Newspapers. 4 March 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "2007 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 17 March 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "2017 Result – Incognitus Blamey Stakes (held 18 March 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "2016 Result – Incognitus Blamey Stakes (held 12 March 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "2015 Result – Incognitus Blamey Stakes(held 14 March 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Result – Incognitus Blamey Stakes (held 8 March 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2013 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 9 March 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "2012 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 10 March 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2011 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 12 March 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "2010 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 13 March 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2009 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 14 March 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2008 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 15 March 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2006 Result – Blamey Stakes (held 18 March 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Result – Blamey Stks (held 19 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – Blamey Stks (held 13 March 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2003 Result – Blamey Stks (held 15 March 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "2002 Result – Blamey Stks (held 16 March 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "2001 Result – Blamey Stks (held 17 March 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "2000 Result – Blamey Stks (held 13 February 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "1999 Result – Blamey Stks (held 7 February 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "1998 Result – Blamey Stks (held 8 February 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Blamey Stks (held 15 February 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Blamey Stks (held 17 February 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Blamey Stks (held 18 February 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "1994 Result – Blamey Stks (held 19 February 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "1993 Result – Blamey Stks (held 13 February 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "1992 Result – Blamey Stks (held 15 February 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  29. ^ "1991 Result – Blamey Stks (held 16 February 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  30. ^ "1990 Result – Blamey Stks (held 17 February 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  31. ^ "1989 Result – Blamey Stks (held 18 February 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  32. ^ "1988 Result – Blamey Stks (held 13 February 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  33. ^ "1987 Result – Blamey Stks (held 14 February 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  34. ^ "1986 Result – Blamey Stks (held 15 February 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  35. ^ "1985 Result – Blamey Stks (held 16 February 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  36. ^ "1984 Result – Blamey Stks (held 18 February 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  37. ^ "1983 Result – Blamey Stks (held 19 February 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015.