Looking for early info on this year’s Blue Sapphire Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the Blue Sapphire Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $500,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of sprinting distance runners.
Starting out as a Listed Race, this race has held Group 3 status since 2016.
Horses that do well in this race may end up on the form for the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Blue Sapphire Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Prize Purse: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 2005
Blue Sapphire Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Blue Sapphire 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 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
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 Blue Sapphire Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Blue Sapphire Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Blue Sapphire Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 27/09/2019, prior to acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Blue Sapphire Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Blue Sapphire 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:
- Age Matters – This race is strictly for three year olds, so it’s worth looking for horses which have already proven themselves before and during the Spring season.
- 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
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.
Blue Sapphire Stakes 2019 Field
Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.
Blue Sapphire Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBA.
Best Roughie: TBA.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Wednesday, the 16th of October, 2019.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2019 Blue Sapphire Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Thursday, the 10th of September, 2019.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Weights
Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings race at 57 kilograms. Fillies race at 55 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Friday, the 11th of October, 2019.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Monday, the 14th of October, 2019.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 14th of
Blue Sapphire Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 16th of October, 2019.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Prize Money
The Blue Sapphire Stakes prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Race Number
The Blue Sapphire Stakes is race number 2 on Wednesday, the 16th of October, 2019. There are eight races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Blue Sapphire 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 2019’s Blue Sapphire Stakes has been released.
Blue Sapphire Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Blue Sapphire Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Blue Sapphire Stakes Winners
Winners of the Blue Sapphire Stakes for the past five years are displayed in the table below.
|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|