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 $,1.5 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, the premier autumn sprint event for two-year-olds.
Also featured on the card is the $500,000 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 25th February 2017|
|Race Time:||15:00 AEST|
|Race Type||2YO Set Weights|
|2016 Winner||Extreme Choice|
|2017 Blue Diamond Stakes Odds|
|RACE No.||RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE|
|RACE 1||MORNINGTON CUP||LR||$120,000||2000M|
|RACE 2||ZEDITAVE STAKES||GR3||$150,000||1200M|
|RACE 3||AUTUMN CLASSIC||GR 2||$200,000||1800M|
|RACE 4||ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1400M|
|RACE 5||FUTURITY STAKES||GR 1||$500,000||1400M|
|RACE 6||PETER YOUNG STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1800M|
|RACE 7||BLUE DIAMOND STAKES||GR 1||$1,500,000||1200M|
|RACE 8||OAKLEIGH PLATE||GR 1||$500,000||1100M|
|RACE 9||MANNERISM STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1400M|