Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G)

  • Date: Saturday February 13, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 2yo, Colts & Geldings, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) News

Flying Artie to contest the Inglis Sires’

Flying Artie to contest the Inglis Sires’

Golden Slipper placegetter Flying Artie looks set to continue his Sydney Autumn Carnival campaign in the Group 1 $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick on April 2, the first day of ‘The Championships’.

Flying Artie, above, looks set to run in the Inglis Sires’ at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Mick Price trained …

The 2016 Blue Diamond Prelude is a Group 3 race that takes place in the first half of February for the best two year old talent in work. There are two separate races, one for the colts and geldings and another for fillies.

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The race is run under set weight conditions over a distance of 1100m at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. The race is worth a total of $125,000 in prize money and more importantly gives a great lead in to the main event Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

The Blue Diamond Prelude is contested on the same program that includes the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes.

All trainers attacking this event are looking for runs that put their horses in the best possible condition for the Blue Diamond Stakes which is run on the same track a fortnight later.

The fillies version on the Blue Diamond Stakes is run on the same card as the colts and geldings race.

There is also a Blue Diamond Preview that acts as the perfect lead in event for both this race and then ultimately the Group 1.

Sepoy made history in 2011 when he won the Blue Diamond Preview, Blue Diamond Prelude and ultimately the Blue Diamond Stakes as well.

His efforts excel beyond a host of champions that won this race but couldn’t manage all three.

Some of those horses include the mighty Lonhro in 2001, Bel Esprit in 2002, Perfectly Ready in 2005 and Real Saga in 2009.

2016 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1×4 POWER TRIP John McArdle Jamie Mott 4 55.5kg 73
2 4×1 COHESION John O’Shea Ben Melham 12 55.5kg 76
3 31x STAR TURN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 8 55.5kg 68
4 11×5 BULLION WOLF Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 3 55.5kg 68
5 2 DEFCON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 13 55.5kg 66
6 2 CAPANNELLO Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 5 55.5kg 70
7 2x FLYING ARTIE Mick Price Damien Oliver 16 55.5kg 68
8 3 EL VENETIAN Peter G Moody Daniel Stackhouse 15 55.5kg 66
9 3 CHINA DREAM Mick Price Craig Newitt 14 55.5kg 63
10 6 WEATHERLY Paul Messara Douglas Whyte 9 55.5kg 61
11 6x LOS CABOS Mick Price Michael Dee (a) 1 55.5kg 62
12 AMBITIOUS EX Wez Hunter Glen Boss 6 55.5kg 61
13 BLACK ENERGY Peter J Clarke Darren Gauci 11 55.5kg 61
14 LIONHEARTED David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 2 55.5kg 61
15 OCEAN GROVE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 7 55.5kg 61
16 REVOLVING DOOR Clinton McDonald Mark Zahra 10 55.5kg 61

2016 Blue Diamond Prelude Nominations

Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Blue Diamond Prelude (C & G) since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Flying Artie 2 Star Turn 3 China Dream  1:03.0
2015 1 Of The Brave 2 Pride Of Dubai 3 Sampeah  1:03.6
2014 1 Rubick 2 Jabali 3 Chivalry  1:03.7
2013 1 Kuroshio 2 The Bowler 3 Dissident  1:04.0
2012 1 General Rippa 2 Rusambo 3 Derment  1:04.1
2011 1 Sepoy 2 Running Tall 3 Huegill  1:03.0
2010 1 Beneteau 2 General Truce 3 The Greatandthegood  1:02.5
2009 1 Real Saga 2 Reward For Effort 3 Starspangledbanner  1:03.7
2008 1 Wilander 2 Exceedingly Good 3 Minnesota Shark  1:03.9
2007 1 Shrewd Rhythm 2 Zizou 3 Victory Chant  1:03.4
2006 1 Due Sasso 2 Wonderful World 3 Swinging Bachelor  1:03.4
2005 1 Perfectly Ready 2 The Rhine 3 Bradbury’s Luck  1:03.9
2004 1 Way West 2 Oratorio 3 Sanziro  1:03.4
2003 1 Hammerbeam 2 Murphy’s Blu Boy 3 Scaredee Cat  1:03.7
2002 1 Bel Esprit 2 Cool Trent 3 Step Ahead  1:05.2
2001 1 Lonhro 2 Niewand 3 Tosamba  1:03.3
2000 1 Happy Giggle 2 Lord Dane 3 Sparks  1:04.6