Horse Racing | Blamey Stakes

The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 Open Handicap raced under set weight plus penalties conditions. Held at the Flemington racecourse, it is part of Australian Cup Day and one of the premier Group 2 races of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The Blamey Stakes is held alongside some of the more prominent Group races of the Carnival, including the Group 1 Australian Cup, the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap and the Group 2 Kewney Stakes. Over 1600m, it is ideal for strong milers or fresh stayers. The event offers $200,000 in prize money. The race is named after Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, Australia’s only native born field marshal at the time and Victoria Racing Club committee member from 1947 – 1951.

While it may be a Group 2 race now, it was a Principal Race from its inception in 1955 to 1978. It was run at weight-for-age from 1955 to 1980. The Blamey Stakes has provided some handy winners over the years, including 2012 Melbourne Cup victor Green Moon, the taleted but injury-plagued Whobegotyou (2011), crowd-favourite Apache Cat (2007), Durbridge (1994-95), Better Loosen Up (1990/91), Vo Rogue (1988/89), Hyperno (1980/81), Surround (1977), Gunsynd (1973) and Tobin Bronze (1966/67).



PREVIOUS BLAMEY STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS BLAMEY STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 HE OR SHE CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 01:34.9
2015 SUAVITO DAMIEN OLIVER NIGEL BLACKISTON 01:36.9
2014 LIDARI LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01:38.1
2013 PUISSANCE DE LUNE GLEN BOSS DARREN WEIR 01:36.3
2012 BUDRIGUEZ CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID JOLLY 01:36.3
2011 GREEN MOON CRAIG WILLIAMS ROBERT HICKMOTT 01:35.8
2010 WHOBEGOTYOU DAMIEN OLIVER MARK KAVANAGH 01:36.5
2009 LORD TAVISTOCK JASON WADDELL ANDREW CAMPBELL 01:36.3
2008 LARGO LAD CHRIS SYMONS DAVID HAYES 01:38.1
2007 THE FUZZ VLAD DURIC DAVID HAYES 01:36.9
2006 APACHE CAT DAMIEN OLIVER GREG EURELL 01:37.3

*2013 was a dead heat.