Looking for early info on this year’s Bletchingly Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the Bletchingly Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of local sprinters. For 2020 the Bletchingly Stakes prize money is down to $128,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This race serves as an excellent lead up into the PB Lawrence Stakes and Shoot Out (2010) was the last horse to complete the Bletchingly Stakes – PB Lawrence Stakes double.
Bletchingly Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, July 25th, 2020
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Maidens ineligible
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000 ($128,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
- Inaugural Race: 1994
Bletchingly Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Bletchingly Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Bletchingly Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Bletchingly Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Bletchingly Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Bletchingly 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 Bletchingly 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 Bletchingly Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Bletchingly Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Bletchingly 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 Bletchingly Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Bletchingly Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Bletchingly Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Bletchingly Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the Bletchingly Stakes will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Bletchingly Stakes here.
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Bletchingly Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Bletchingly Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Local Legends – This race usually belongs to Melbourne runners who know the famous Caulfield track in and out.
- Upsets Not Uncommon – A lot of winners have sailed into first place from double digit starting odds, so don’t be afraid to look beyond the favourite.
Bletchingly Stakes Favourites
Early favourites in Bletchingly Stakes betting for 2020 will be listed here the week of the race.
Bletchingly Stakes 2020 Field
The official 2020 Bletchingly Stakes final field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full right here.
Bletchingly Stakes 2020 Tips
Best Bet: TBA.
Best Roughie: TBA.
Our insider 2020 Bletchingly Stakes betting tips will be available for punters right here the week of the race.
Bletchingly Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 25th of July, 2020.
Bletchingly Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2020 Bletchingly Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Bletchingly Stakes Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 20th of July, 2020.
Bletchingly Stakes Weights
Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 29th of July, 2020.
Bletchingly Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of July, 2020.
Bletchingly Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of July, 2020.
Bletchingly Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 25th of July, 2020.
Bletchingly Stakes Prize Money
Note: The Bletchingly Stakes 2020 prize money is down to $128,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic including $76,800 for the winner.
The Bletchingly Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Bletchingly Stakes Race Number
The Bletchingly Stakes is likely to run as Race 8 on the 25th of July, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Bletchingly Stakes has been released.
Bletchingly Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Bletchingly Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Bletchingly Stakes Winners
Winners of the Bletchingly Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.
|2019||Scales Of Justice||Lindsey Smith||Dean Yendall||58.5kg||1:10.08|
|2018||Vega Magic||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||58.5kg||1:10.18|
|2016||Lord Of The Sky||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||58.5kg||1:11.62|
|2015||Smokin’ Joey||Wez Hunter||Chris Parnham||58.5kg||1:11.29|
|2014||Thiamandi||Lloyd Kennewell||Michael Rodd||56kg||1:10.69|
|2013||Second Effort||Clinton McDonald||Brad Rawiller||58.5kg||1:11.51|
|2012||Ready To Rip||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||58.5kg||1:12.83|
|2011||Mid Summer Music||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56.5kg||1:11.40|
|2010||Shoot Out||John Wallace||Stathi Katsidis||58kg||1:11.73|
|2009||Commanding Hope||Chris Hyland||Nick Ryan||58.5kg||1:11.24|
|2008||Apache Cat||Greg Eurell||Michael Rodd||58.5kg||1:09.39|
|2007||Minson||Michael Hibbs||Craig Williams||57.5kg||1:09.45|
|2006||Regal Roller||Clinton McDonald||Mark Flaherty||57.5kg||1:13.73|
|2005||Le Zagaletta||Lee Freedman||Michael Walker||57.5kg||1:14.45|
|2004||Super Elegant||Tony Vasil||Patrick Payne||57.5kg||1:06.27|
|2003||Rubitano||Brian Mayfield-Smith||Nash Rawiller||57.5kg||1:03.73|
|2002||Windigo||Ramon Goldsmith||Noel Callow||57.5kg||1:05.16|
|2001||Dandy Kid||Robbie Griffiths||Luke Currie||57.5kg||1:04.39|
|2000||Sports||John Hawkes||Neville Wilson||57.5kg||1:04.34|