1200m | Group 1 2YO Set Weights | Caulfield Racecourse | Prize money: $1,500,000
The Blue Diamond is one of the highlights of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and can claim to being Victoria’s premier race for 2 year olds. The race is one of the only feature races that has a tournament like build up which includes a Blue Diamond Preview and Blue Diamond Prelude for both male and female horses. The $1 million prize pool makes it a very alluring race for owners/trainers and with so many horses targeting the event it can be a tricky race to win. Form lines come from different races and can be a very hard betting race.
The Blue Diamond Stakes Day features a total of three elite level autumn races being accompanied on the card by the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m)
Blue Diamond Stakes Odds and Betting Info – what you need to know
Caulfield is a large course and when the rail is in the True position and the track is Good there is little track bias. When the rail is out, on pace runners will have a distinct advantage. The long straight run from the 1200m start gives every horse a chance to gain a good position but it pays to be in the leading bunch by the time they reach the corner leading into the home straight as the winning post quite short.
Quick Betting Facts
• The record for the fastest time is held by 2004 winner Hurricane Sky: 1:08.1
• Jockey Dwayne Dunn has a remarkable record in the race a s he won the race over four consecutive years, between 2005 and 2008.
|Blue Diamond Stakes Results|
|2017||Catchy||$5||Craig Williams||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|2016||Extreme Choice||$3.6F||Craig Newitt||Mick Price|
|2015||Pride Of Dubai||$6||Damian Browne||P & P Snowden|
|2014||Earthquake||$2.9F||Damian Browne||P & P Snowden|
|2013||Miracles Of Life||$3.2||Lauren Stojakovic||Daniel Clarken|
|2012||Samaready||$3.2||Craig Newitt||Mick Price|
|2011||Sepoy||$1.4F||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2010||Star Witness||$10||Nicholas Hall||Danny O’Brien|
|2009||Reward For Effort||$16||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2008||Reaan||$14||Dwayne Dunn||David Hayes|