Blamey Stakes

Blamey Stakes, Flemington Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Blamey Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,600 metres in late February or early March annually on Australian Guineas Day, the Group 2 Blamey Stakes takes place during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $300,000 prize purse, the set weights plus penalties event is open to runners aged three and above and has been won by plenty of nice types over the years including recent dual champion Fifty Stars (2019, 2020). 

The Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day serves as a nice lead-up into the Blamey Stakes and many horses have enjoyed a step back in grade to salute in the mile event after contesting the Futurity. 

The Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) run at Flemington on ‘Super Saturday’ makes a nice target race for horses out of the Blamey Stakes field and Fifty Stars (2020) was the last to do the double.

In 2021 the Blamey Stakes winner Star Of The Seas earned a start in the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) and finished sixth.

Blamey Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 5th, 2022
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Qualification: Three years old and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1955
  • 2022 Blamey Stakes Winner: Inspirational Girl

blamey stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Blamey Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 5th, 2022. 

  1. #10 Inspirational Girl
  2. #1 Zaaki
  3. #6 Corner Pocket

The Danny O’Brien-trained mare Inspirational Girl ($4.20) returned to winning form posting an upset win in the Blamey Stakes 2022 results over the resuming favourite Zaaki to win a Wild Card entry into the $5 million The All-Star Mile back at the track and distance on March 19.

Blamey Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Blamey Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Blamey Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Blamey Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Blamey Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Blamey Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Blamey Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Blamey Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Blamey Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Blamey Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Blamey Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Blamey Stakes in 2022

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Blamey Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Blamey Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Blamey Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Blamey Stakes in 2022?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Blamey Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for horses that have run in previous editions of the race. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Blamey Stakes winner include: 

  • Futurity Lead-Up: The Futurity Stakes has produced a number of recent Blamey Stakes winners. 
  • Proven Milers: Any horses with previous Group winning form over the mile make a nice bet in the Blamey.
  • Returning Runners: Plenty of Blamey Stakes champions have won the race at their second or third attempt.

Blamey Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Blamey Stakes betting include the Annabel Neasham-trained Mackinnon Stakes champ from the spring Zaaki and the consistent Mr Brightside coming off a first-up third at Flemington.  

Recent dual champion Fifty Stars ($2.70 in 2020) was the last Blamey Stakes favourite to win. Fifty Stars also ran a close second to Star Of The Seas in the 2021 Blamey Stakes results.

Blamey Stakes 2022 Field

The official 2022 Blamey Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

After scratching out of Sydney’s Group 1 Canterbury Stakes, the returning Mackinnon Stakes champ Zaaki headlines the Blamey Stakes 2022 final field on Australian Guineas Day.

Blamey Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #1 Zaaki ($2.10 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #5 Mr Brightside ($4.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #3 Bankers Choice ($34 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2022 Blamey Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Blamey Stakes Race Day 2022

The Blamey Stakes runs as the key support act on 2022 Australian Guineas Day at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday the 5th of March, 2022. There are three Group races on the card that day at HQ headlined by the Group 1 $1 million Australian Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds. 

Blamey Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Blamey Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Blamey Stakes Field section. 

Blamey Stakes Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 28th of February, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2501x599x0 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 1 59kg 112
2 D111x1131x ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 2 59kg 118
3 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 3 57kg 107
4 140x9560x0 LUNAR FOX H 4 Paul Preusker 4 59kg 97
5 1232516×87 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 5 58kg 100
6 80x1215x21 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 4 Tom Dabernig 6 55kg 104
7 x3211x0111 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 7 57kg 91
8 11224251×7 KING MAGNUS G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 8 56kg 100
9 21111114×3 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes 9 56kg 98
10 11x11111x1 CORNER POCKET G 5 Lindsey Smith 10 56kg 97
11 131112x5x6 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien 11 53kg 109
12 11x2x03x6x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 12 55kg 104
13 x5030x2244 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 6 John Thompson 13 55kg 99
14 311918x0x6 JUNIPAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 55kg 103
15 2x722x540x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 15 55kg 101

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Blamey Stakes Weights 2022

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 28th of February, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Blamey Stakes Field section. 

2022 Blamey Stakes Top-Weights:

  • #1 Zaaki (59kg)
  • #2 Lunar Fox (59kg)

Blamey Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 2nd of March, 2022 and will be published in our above Blamey Stakes Field section. 

Blamey Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 2nd of March, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Blamey Stakes Field section. 

Blamey Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 5th of March, 2022. 

Blamey Stakes Prize Money 2022

The Blamey Stakes prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Blamey Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Blamey Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 6 at 3:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 5th of February, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Blamey Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Blamey Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Blamey Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Blamey Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National


Blamey Stakes Winners

Winners of the Blamey Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a more comprehensive list of Blamey Stakes winners from 1988 to present click here

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Inspirational Girl Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 53 kgs 1:39.12
2021 Star Of The Seas Chris Waller Damian Lane 56 kgs 1:35.11
2020 Fifty Stars David Hayes Craig Williams 58 kgs 1:34.54
2019 Fifty Stars David Hayes Ben Allen 57 kgs 1:35.81
2018 Humidor Darren Weir Mark Zahra 59 kgs 1:36.84
2017 Palentino Darren Weir Mark Zahra 59 kgs 1:35.44
2016 He Or She David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 55 kgs 1:34.99
2015 Suavito Nigel Blackiston Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:36.97
2014 Lidari Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55 kgs 1:38.10
2013 Budriguez

Puissance De Lune

David Jolly

Darren Weir

Craig Williams

Glen Boss

58 kgs

59 kgs

2012 Green Moon Robert Hickmott Craig Williams 57 kgs 1:35.85
2011 Whobegotyou Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 58 kgs 1:36.50
2010 Tavistock Andrew Campbell Jason Waddell 57 kgs 1:36.37
2009 Largo Lad David Hayes Chris Symons 54 kgs 1:38.15
2008 The Fuzz David Hayes Vlad Duric 56.5 kgs 1:36.97
2007 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Damien Oliver 57.5 kgs 1:37.37
2006 Rosden Roslyn Day Adrian Patterson 53.5 kgs 1:33.85
2005 Grey Song Tom Hughes Steven Arnold 56 kgs 1:33.96
2004 Gold Wells Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 54 kgs 1:36.21
2003 Walk On Air Colin Alderson Danny Nikolic 53 kgs 1:35.11
2002 Tears Royal Grant Dalziel Peter Mertens 54 kgs 1:37.20
2001 Market Price Tony McEvoy Vincent Hall 51.5 kgs 1:37.48
2000 Oliver Twist Brian Mayfield-Smith Damien Oliver 54.5 kgs 1:35.23