Looking for this year’s Blue Sapphire Stakes betting odds, field and tips? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Blue Sapphire Stakes, Caulfield

Run over 1,400 metres having been increased from 1,200m ahead of the 2023 edition, the Blue Sapphire Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse on Thousand Guineas Day now held at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The middle-distance sprint race for three-year-olds has moved to mid to late November as has the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) for the fillies ahead of the 2023 race.

Both events now take place after the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the new-look Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day card in Melbourne.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race has held Group 3 status since 2016 and is contested at set weights. 

Horses that do well in this race previously continued onto Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Derby Day, with Flying Artie (2016) the last to do the Blue Sapphire – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. 

As of 2023 the Blue Sapphire Stakes now runs after the Coolmore and offers $500,000.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday November 18, 2023 
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres (as of 2023)
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2005
  • 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes Winner: Run Harry Run

blue sapphire Stakes 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 18, 2023. 

  1. #6 Run Harry Run
  2. #2 Brave Mead
  3. #1 Arkansaw Kid

Blue Sapphire Stakes Betting 2023

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Blue Sapphire Stakes, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

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

How To Bet On The Blue Sapphire Stakes in 2023

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Blue Sapphire Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Blue Sapphire Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

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Which Horse Will Win The Blue Sapphire Stakes in 2023

The best way to pick which horse will win the Blue Sapphire Stakes in 2023 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to consider when picking the Blue Sapphire Stakes winner include: 

  • Local Sprinters – Look for horses that excel at sprinting distances, especially those who know the Caulfield track well.
  • Best Lead Up – The Golden Rose Stakes may prove a useful guide to this race.

Blue Sapphire Stakes Favourites 2023

The Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 favourites will be updated here the week of the race .

Grand Impact ($4.80F) was the last Blue Sapphire Stakes favourite to win after the original favourite, Economics, was scratched at the barriers.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Field

The official 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday leading-up to the event and will be published in full below. 

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our Neds’ exclusive Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2023 THOUSAND GUINEAS DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Blue Sapphire Stakes Race Day 2023

The 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes now takes place on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day in mid to late November with the 2023 edition slated for Saturday November 18, 2023. 

The other Group status features on the card are the:

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Barrier Draw

The 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Blue Sapphire Stakes Field section.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Nominations

2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday the 13th of November, 2023. 

Blue Sapphire Stakes Weights 2023

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings race at 57 kilograms. Fillies race at 55 kilograms. Final 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday the 13th of November, 2023 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Blue Sapphire Stakes Field section.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Acceptances

2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday the 15th of November, 2023 and will be published in our above Blue Sapphire Stakes Field section.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday the 15th of November, 2023 and the official 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Blue Sapphire Stakes Field section. 

Blue Sapphire Stakes Scratchings 2023

2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 18th of November, 2023. 

Blue Sapphire Stakes Prize Money 2023

The 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. 

Place Prize Money
1st $300,000
2nd $90,000
3rd $45,000
4th $22,500
5th $12,500
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000

Blue Sapphire Stakes Race Number 2023

The 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes race number is TBC for Saturday the 18th of November, 2023. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2023 BLUE SAPPHIRE STAKES FORM GUIDE

Blue Sapphire Stakes Live 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Free to air television: Channels 78 (and 68 in regional areas)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Mobile: Neds App

Blue Sapphire Stakes Winners

Winners of the Blue Sapphire Stakes going back to 2014 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2023 Run Harry Run Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 57kg 1:23.15

(Run over 1400m)

2022 Grand Impact Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 57kg 1:12.63
2021 Extreme Warrior Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Zac Spain 57kg 1:10.07
2020 Ranting Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Melham 57kg 1:11.12
2019 Anaheed Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 55kg 1:10.42
2018 Written By Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 57kg 1:11.54
2017 Formality David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 55kg 1:10.62
2016 Flying Artie Mick Price Damien Oliver 57kg 1:09.76
2015 Keen Array David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 57kg 1:11.08
2014 Eloping Peter Morgan Stephen Baster 55kg 1:09.54