Horse Racing | Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Headlining the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in late February each year is Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The event is held at Melbourne’s iconic Caulfield Racecourse and boasts an impressive race card which includes three Group 1s, three group 2s and a pair of Group 3 races.

Headlining the day is the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, the premier autumn sprint event for two-year-olds.

Also featured on the card is the $400,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes, one of the best weight-for-age events in Australia, and the time-honoured dash over 1100m, the Oakleigh Plate.

Other major races contested at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day include the Autumn Classic, the Angus Armanasco Stakes, the St George Stakes (Peter Young Stakes), the Mannerism Stakes and the Zeditave Stakes. It is a day when the star babies shine and the classy weight-for-age performers dominate.

Blue Diamond Stakes Guide
Date: Saturday 27th February 2016
Race Time: 15:00 AEST
Race Code MR7
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Distance 1200 metres
Race Type 2YO Set Weights
Status Group 1
Prize Money $1,500,000
2016 Winner Extreme Choice
2016 Blue Diamond Stakes Odds


BRENDAN TUPPER'S TIPS

BRENDAN TUPPER'S TIPS

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE 27 FEBRUARY 2016 - - -
RACE 1 8. ASSIGN 3. MANNDAWI 4. TASHBEEH 6. TUSCAN FIRE
RACE 2 6. MOGADOR 3. PURITAN 5. BASSETT 9. POPOVICH
RACE 3 5. CANA 1. PASADENA GIRL 4. MOSSIN’ AROUND 7. EGYPT
RACE 4 8. TALLY 1. MAHUTA 5. PATCH ADAMS 6. CELTIC TIGER
RACE 5 4. OUR IVANHOWE 8. BOW CREEK 10. AWESOME ROCK 1. FAWKNER
RACE 6 3. TURN ME LOOSE 1. BOBAN 4. HUCKLEBUCK 10. SUAVITO
RACE 7 1. EXTREME CHOICE 10. SAMARA DANCER 3. FLYING ARTIE 11.CONCEALER
RACE 8 7. BOUNDING 16. HEATHERLY 18. KEEN ARRAY 3. FAST ’N’ ROCKING
RACE 9 4. CHOOSE 10. AZKADELLIA 3. TUSCAN SLING 9. MOSSBEAT


EVENT RACES

EVENT RACES

RACE NAME STATUS PRIZE MONEY DISTANCE RACE TYPE
BLUE DIAMOND STAKES GR 1 $1,000,000 1200M 2YO SW
FUTURITY STAKES GR 1 $400,000 1400M WFA
OAKLEIGH PLATE GR 1 $400,000 1100M OPEN HANDICAP
AUTUMN CLASSIC GR 2 $200,000 1800M 3YO SW
ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1400M 3YOF SW+PEN
PETER YOUNG (ST GEORGE) STAKES GR 2 $200,000 1800M WFA
MANNERISM STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1400M MARES SW+PEN
ZEDITAVE STAKES GR 3 $150,000 1200M 3YO C&G SW+PEN