Blue Diamond Stakes

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Blue Diamond Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1971
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Ladbrokes (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Two year old
Weight Set weights
colts and geldings – 56 12 kg
fillies – 54 12 kg
Purse $1,500,000 (2017)
Trophy $15,000

The Blue Diamond Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds, at set weights, run over 1200 metres at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1] The event is Victoria's richest two-year-old race with total prize money of A$1,500,000.

Race history[edit]

Prizemoney was increased from $1 million to $1.5 million in 2016.

Race distance[edit]

  • 1971–1972 - 6 furlongs (~1200 metres)
  • 1973 onwards - 1200 metres

Race venue[edit]

In 1996 the event was held at Flemington Racecourse due to reconstruction of Caulfield Racecourse.

Race records[edit]

  • Trainer: David Hayes - 5 wins[1]
  • Jockey: Dwayne Dunn - 4 wins[1]
  • Time: Hurricane Sky (1994): 1:08.1

The winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Catchy[2]
  • 2016 - Extreme Choice[3]
  • 2015 - Pride Of Dubai[4]
  • 2014 - Earthquake[5]
  • 2013 - Miracles Of Life[6][7]
  • 2012 - Samaready[8]
  • 2011 - Sepoy[9]
  • 2010 - Star Witness[10]
  • 2009 - Reward For Effort[11]
  • 2008 - Reaan[12]
  • 2007 - Sleek Chassis[13]
  • 2006 - Nadeem[14]
  • 2005 - Undoubtedly[15]
  • 2004 - Alinghi[16]
  • 2003 - †Kusi[17]
  • 2002 - Bel Esprit[18]
  • 2001 - True Jewels[19]
  • 2000 - Road To Success[20]
  • 1999 - Redoute's Choice[21]
  • 1998 - Danelagh[22]
  • 1997 - Knowledge[23]
  • 1996 - Paint[24]
  • 1995 - Principality[25]
  • 1994 - Hurricane Sky[26]
  • 1993 - Lady Jakeo[27]
  • 1992 - Riva Diva[28]
  • 1991 - Canonise[29]
  • 1990 - Mahaasin[30]
  • 1989 - Courtza[31]
  • 1988 - Zeditave[32]
  • 1987 - Midnight Fever[33]
  • 1986 - Bounding Away[34]
  • 1985 - Let's Get Physical[35]
  • 1984 - Street Cafe[36]
  • 1983 - Love A Show[37]
  • 1982 - Rancher
  • 1981 - Black Shoes
  • 1980 - Aare
  • 1979 - Star Shower
  • 1978 - Manikato
  • 1977 - Blazing Saddles
  • 1976 - Out Of Danger
  • 1975 - Lord Dudley
  • 1974 - Forina
  • 1973 - New Gleam
  • 1972 - John's Hope[38]
  • 1971 - Tolerance[39][40]

† Roedean finished first but was later disqualified for returning a positive swab

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Winners and Past Results for the Blue Diamond Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "2017 Result – Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (held 25 February 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "2016 Result – Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (held 27 February 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Result – William Hill Blue Diamond Stks (held 28 February 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Blue Diamond Stakes (held 22 February 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stk (held 23 February 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Stewart, Matt (24 February 2013). "The Sweetest of Miracles". Herald Sun. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "2012 Result – Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stk (held 25 February 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011 Result – Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stk (held 26 February 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Arrowfield Blue Diamond Stakes (held 20 February 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – Arrowfield Blue Diamond Stakes (held 21 February 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 23 February 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "2007 Result – Blue Diamond Stakes (held 24 February 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "2006 Result – Blue Diamond Sks (held 25 February 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "2005 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 26 February 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 21 February 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "2003 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 22 February 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "2002 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 23 February 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  19. ^ "2001 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 24 February 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "2000 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 4 March 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "1999 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 27 February 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "1998 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 28 February 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 22 February 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 2 March 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 4 March 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  26. ^ "1994 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 6 March 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  27. ^ "1993 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 28 February 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  28. ^ "1992 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 29 February 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  29. ^ "1991 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 2 March 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  30. ^ "1990 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 3 March 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  31. ^ "1989 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 4 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  32. ^ "1988 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 27 February 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  33. ^ "1987 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 28 February 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  34. ^ "1986 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 1 March 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  35. ^ "1985 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 2 March 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  36. ^ "1984 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 3 March 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  37. ^ "1983 Result – Blue Diamond Stks (held 5 March 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  38. ^ "(1972 Result) 5 – Blue Diamond Stakes (held 26 February 1972)". The Age. News Google Digital. 28 February 1972. p. 17 col. 1–4. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  39. ^ Bourke, Tony (22 February 1971). "Race catches on, but runners lack sparkle". The Age. News Google Digital. p. 21 col. 1–3. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  40. ^ "(1971 Result) 4 – Blue Diamond Stakes (held 20 February 1971)". The Age. News Google Digital. 22 February 1971. p. 19 col. 1–3. Retrieved 23 February 2015.