Blue Diamond Prelude C&G

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Blue Diamond Prelude Colts and Geldings
Group 3 race
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1982 (Listed race)
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Ladbrokes (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,100 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Two year old colts and geldings
Weight Set weights - 55½ kg
Purse $200,000 (2017)

The Blue Diamond Prelude (Colts and Geldings) is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race raced under set weight conditions, for two-year-old colts and geldings, over a distance of 1100 metres at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia in February.[1] Total prizemoney is A$200,000.

Race History[edit]

The race is a major preparatory race for the rich Blue Diamond Stakes held two weeks later.

Colts that have captured the Blue Diamond PreludeBlue Diamond Stakes double:
Rancher (1982), Bel Esprit (2002), Sepoy (2011)

Race distance[edit]

  • 1982–1985 – 1200 metres
  • 1986–1995 - 1100 metres
  • 1996 - 1150 metres
  • 1997 onwards - 1100 metres

Race grade[edit]

  • 1982–1985 - Listed Race
  • 1986 onwards - Group 3

Race venue[edit]

The winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Property [2]
  • 2016 - Flying Artie [3]
  • 2015 - Of The Brave [4]
  • 2014 - Rubick [5]
  • 2013 - Kuroshio [6]
  • 2012 - General Rippa [7]
  • 2011 - Sepoy [8]
  • 2010 - Beneteau [9]
  • 2009 - Real Saga [10]
  • 2008 - Wilander [11]
  • 2007 - Shrewd Rhythm [12]
  • 2006 - Due Sasso [13]
  • 2005 - Perfectly Ready[14]
  • 2004 - Way West [15]
  • 2003 - Hammerbeam [16]
  • 2002 - Bel Esprit [17]
  • 2001 - Lonhro [18]
  • 2000 - Happy Giggle [19]
  • 1999 - Charm Scene Lad [20]
  • 1998 - Prowl [21]
  • 1997 - Millward [22]
  • 1996 - Winger Charger [23]
  • 1995 - Flying Spur [24]
  • 1994 - Danzero [25]
  • 1993 - Alacqua [26]
  • 1992 - Yachtie [27]
  • 1991 - Chief Headhunter [28]
  • 1990 - Unspoken Word [29]
  • 1989 - Ark Regal [30]
  • 1988 - Nanutarra [31]
  • 1987 - Square Deal [32]
  • 1986 - Western Ace [33]
  • 1985 - Let’s Get Physical
  • 1984 - Slick Draw
  • 1983 - Brave Show
  • 1982 - Rancher

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Diamond Preview (Colts/Geldings)". Horseracinginfo.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "2017 Result – Ladbrokes B.D. Prelude (C&G) (held 11 February 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "2016 Result – Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude-C&G (held 13 February 2016)". Breednet (Aus.). Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Result – Sportingbet B.D. Prelude-C&G (held 14 February 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Sportingbet B.D. Prelude-C&G (held 8 February 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Patinack Farm B.D. Prelude-C&G (held 9 February 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Patinack Blue Diamond Prel-C&G (held 11 February 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (held 12 February 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Arrowfield Stud B.D. Prel-C&G (held 6 February 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Arrowfield B/Diamond Prel.-C&G (held 8 February 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (held 9 February 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – Arrowfield B. Diamond Prel-C&G (held 10 February 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – Blue Diamond Prel-C&G (held 11 February 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – Blue Diamond Prel-C&G (held 12 February 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 7 February 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 8 February 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 10 February 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 11 February 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-C&G (held 19 February 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 13 February 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-C&G (held 14 February 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 8 February 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-2yo C&G (held 24 February 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – Blue Diamond C&G Prelude (held 25 February 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – Blue Diamond C&G Prelude (held 26 February 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – Blue Diamond C&G Prelude (held 20 February 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (held 22 February 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (held 23 February 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude-C&G (held 24 February 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – M.B. Hang Ten C&G Prelude (held 25 February 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude(C&G) (held 20 February 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (held 21 February 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – Blue Diamond Prelude C&G (held 22 February 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.