Blue Diamond Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes, Caulfield

Looking for early info on this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.

Run over 1,200 metres in late February, the Blue Diamond Stakes is one of the big races in the Autumn Racing Carnival. This race has always has a massive prize purse, with its current payout of $1.5 million having stood for over 3 years at this point.

Without a doubt, the essential lead up races for this one are the Blue Diamond Previews. There’s one for fillies, as well as for colt and geldings.

The race is the richest of its kind in the state of Victoria, no other race for two-year olds pays out as much.

Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1971

Blue Diamond Stakes Betting

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Blue Diamond Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Blue Diamond 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 Blue Diamond 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 Blue Diamond Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Blue Diamond Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Blue Diamond 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 Blue Diamond Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Blue Diamond Stakes

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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 Blue Diamond Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Blue Diamond Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 06/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
Aryaaf 10 3.25
Dame Giselle 12 3.75
Hanseatic 12 3.75
Tagaloa 12 3.75
Tanker 13 4
Global Quest 14 4.25
Baaqyah 15 4.5
Hard Landing 15 4.5
Ideas Man 15 4.5
Belieber 21 6
Beyliks 21 6
Blaze A Trail 26 7.3
Dubai Star 26 7.3
Jerle 26 7.3
Postcode 26 7.3
See You Soon 26 7.3
Ticket To Ride 26 7.3
Volterra 26 7.3
Stellar Pauline 31 8.5
Tilia Rose 31 8.5
Euphoric Summer 34 9
Geist 34 9
Mildred 34 9
Barbaric 51 14
Concealed 51 14
Deep Speed 51 14
Farnan 51 14
Gravina 51 14
In Flanders 51 14
Itzhot 51 14
Nitrous 51 14
Remorseless 51 14
Strike 51 14
Unblushing 51 14
War Memorial 51 14
Who Runs The World 51 14
Blondeau 61 16
Castlecomer 61 16
Fall On A Star 61 16
Glenfiddich 61 16
Marchena 61 16
Narvaez 61 16
Pig In Mud 61 16
Queen Of Rocks 61 16
Soul Obsession 61 16
Endorse 101 26
La Girl 101 26
Married To The Mob 101 26
Opicina 101 26
Pounce 101 26


Which Horse Will Win The Blue Diamond Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Blue Diamond 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:

  • Second declarations – The field really starts to take shape once acceptances have taken place in early January. If you like to be to make a conservative bet the early market, wait until then.
  • Boys versus girls – Over the long-term, it’s roughly even in terms of which is the winning sex, though in the past two decades it has slightly slanted towards colts and geldings.
  • The Prelude – With very few exceptions, most winners come from the Blue Diamond Prelude races, of which there is a separate race for females and males.
  • Home turn – Horses which are wide at the final bend suffer from a disadvantage.

Blue Diamond Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include Aryaaf, Dame Giselle, Hanseatic and Tagaloa.

Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 Field

The field limit is 16. We will display the most likely runners below.

  • Aryaaf
  • Dame Giselle
  • Hanseatic
  • Tagaloa
  • Tanker
  • Global Quest
  • Baaqyah
  • Hard Landing
  • Ideas Man
  • Belieber
  • Beyliks
  • Blaze A Trail
  • Dubai Star
  • Jerle
  • Postcode
  • See You Soon

Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 Tips

Favourite: Aryaaf.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Blue Diamond Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 22nd of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 17th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Stakes Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 56.5 kgs, while fillies run at 54.5 kg. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 17th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 19th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 19th of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 22nd of February, 2020.

Blue Diamond Stakes Prize Money

The Blue Diamond Stakes prize purse is worth $1,500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. The race carries a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS bonus for qualified horses. First place also takes home a trophy worth $15,000.

Place Prize Money
1st $900,000
2nd $270,000
3rd $135,000
4th $67,500
5th $37,500
6th $30,000
7th $30,000
8th $30,000

Blue Diamond Stakes Race Number

The Blue Diamond Stakes is race number 1 on the 22nd of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Blue Diamond 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 Blue Diamond Stakes has been released.

Blue Diamond Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Blue Diamond Stakes Winners

Winners of the Blue Diamond Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1971, please check our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Lyre Anthony Freedman Luke Currie 54.5 kgs 1:09.39
2018 Written By Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 56.5 kgs 1:09.86
2017 Catchy David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 54.5 kgs 1:09.38
2016 Extreme Choice Mick Price Craig Newitt 56.5 kgs 1:08.95
2014 Pride Of Dubai Paul Snowden Damian Browne 56.5 kgs 1:10.53
2013 Earthquake Peter Snowden Damian Browne 54.5 kgs 1:09.87
2012 Miracles Of Life Clarken Lauren Stojakovic 54.5 kgs 1:09.76
2011 Samaready Mick Price Craig Newitt 54.5 kgs 1:10.47
2010 Sepoy Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 55.5 kgs 1:08.55
2009 Star Witness Danny O’Brien Nicholas Hall 55.5 kgs 1:10.42
2008 Reward For Effort Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 1:09.81
2007 Reaan David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 55.5 kgs 1:11.44
2006 Sleek Chassis David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 53 kgs 1:09.83
2005 Nadeem David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 55.5 kgs 1:12.03
2004 Undoubtedly Mark Kavanagh Dwayne Dunn 55.5 kgs 1:08.95
2003 Alinghi Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 53 kgs 1:09.89
2002 Kusi John Hawkes Corey Brown 55.5 kgs 1:11.09
2001 Bel Esprit John Symons Wayne Treloar 55.5 kgs 1:09.23
2000 True Jewels Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 53 kgs 1:09.06
1999 Road To Success John Salanitri Jim Cassidy 55.5 kgs 1:09.83