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Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes is a Group 1 sprint race held at Caulfield Racecourse each year.

The race is restricted to two year old colts, fillies and geldings and is the richest two year old race in Victoria. First run in 1971, the Blue Diamond Stakes is worth over $1.5 million in prize money and is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

The most prestigious race for two year olds in Victoria, the Blue Diamond Stakes is held as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is run under set weight conditions and was first allocated Group 1 status in 1980 after constantly attracting quality fields.

Colts and geldings in the Blue Diamond stakes are required to carry 55.5 kilograms while fillies carry 53 kilograms.

Over the years many two year old who have won the Blue Diamond Stakes have gone on to become some of Australia’s most well-known champion race horses and stud stallions, including Redoute’s Choice (1999) and Star Witness (2010). Other notable winners include Bel Esprit in 2002, Alinghi in 2004 and Reward for Effort in 2009. Hurricane Sky holds the record for fastest time for his win in 1994 with a time of 1 minute and 8.1 seconds.

In 2008, jockey Dwayne Dunn made history by winning his fourth consecutive Blue Diamond Stakes on four different horses, including Undoubtedly (2005), Nadeem (2006), Sleek Chassis (2007) and Reaan (2008).

2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Field

The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 11×1 LONG LEAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg
2 1×1 WRITTEN BY Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 18 56.5kg
3 11×35 RUN NAAN Tony McEvoy Andrew Mallyon 2 56.5kg
4 31 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg
5 120 OLLIVANDER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 3 56.5kg
6 32×2 ENCRYPTION James Cummings 15 56.5kg
7 56113 NATIVE SOLDIER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 20 56.5kg
8 2×2 PLAGUE STONE James Cummings 6 56.5kg
9 2 GRAND SYMPHONY Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 5 56.5kg
10 11 ENBIHAAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 19 54.5kg
11 1 KINKY BOOM Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 14 54.5kg
12 11 LADY HORSEOWNER Greg Eurell 12 54.5kg
13 41 ENNIS HILL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 4 54.5kg
14 4×126 CROSSING THE ABBEY Tim Hughes Luke Nolen 9 54.5kg
15 14x QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 16 54.5kg
16 2×32 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 10 54.5kg
17e 3×332 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 17 54.5kg
18e 2×1 MORE THAN EXCEED (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 8 56.5kg
19e 2×65 ROOBEENA Tony McEvoy 13 54.5kg
20e 61 MELVEEN Henry Dwyer Damien Thornton 11 54.5kg

2018 Blue Diamond Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Blue Diamond Stakes nominations are provided here.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 11×1 LONG LEAF C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1= 56.5kg
2 1×1 WRITTEN BY C 2 Grahame Begg 1= 56.5kg
3 11 ENBIHAAR F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1= 54.5kg
4 11 LADY HORSEOWNER F 2 Greg Eurell 1= 54.5kg
5 1 KINKY BOOM F 2 Tony McEvoy 5 54.5kg
6 21257 SECRET LADY F 2 Gary Portelli 6 54.5kg
7 11×35 RUN NAAN C 2 Tony McEvoy 7 56.5kg
8 41 ENNIS HILL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 54.5kg
9 11 SANDBAR C 2 Brad Widdup 9 56.5kg
10 4×126 CROSSING THE ABBEY F 2 Tim Hughes 10 54.5kg
11 31 PRAIRIE FIRE C 2 Mick Price 11 56.5kg
12 120 OLLIVANDER C 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 12 56.5kg
13 14x QAFILA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 54.5kg
14 1×0 NOMOTHAJ F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 54.5kg
15 2×32 OOHOOD F 2 Tony McEvoy 15 54.5kg
16 2×2 PLAGUE STONE C 2 James Cummings 16 56.5kg
17 41 FUTOOH F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 17 54.5kg
18 24×0 BIONICS C 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 18 56.5kg
19 2 GRAND SYMPHONY C 2 Robbie Griffiths 19 56.5kg
20 32×2 ENCRYPTION C 2 James Cummings 20 56.5kg
21 56113 NATIVE SOLDIER C 2 Darren Weir 21 56.5kg
22 2×36 BONDI C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 22 56.5kg
23 3×332 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 2 Tony McEvoy 23 54.5kg
24 2×1 MORE THAN EXCEED (NZ) C 2 Phillip Stokes 24 56.5kg
25 31 DOUBLE DENMAN F 2 Tony McEvoy 25 54.5kg
26 2×65 ROOBEENA F 2 Tony McEvoy 26 54.5kg
27 2 STRATOSPHERE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 27 56.5kg
28 63 PEMBROKE CASTLE C 2 Chris Waller 28 56.5kg
29 7×21 OUTRAGEOUS C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 29 56.5kg
30 21 NASAAYIM F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 30 54.5kg
31 32×7 STUNTS C 2 James Cummings 31 56.5kg
32 61 MELVEEN F 2 Henry Dwyer 32= 54.5kg
33 1 VIENNESE STAR F 2 Aaron Purcell 32= 54.5kg
34 4×3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 2 Mick Price 34 54.5kg
35 414 SEBERATE C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 35 56.5kg
36 210 AL NAIFA F 2 Tony McEvoy 36 54.5kg
37 4×15 MESSERSCHMITT C 2 Anthony Freedman 37 56.5kg
38 15 LA PARVA F 2 James Cummings 38 54.5kg
39 5×34 OSORNO C 2 James Cummings 39 56.5kg
40 1×7 HIGH RATIO C 2 Mick Price 40 56.5kg
41 364 LOGAN RIVER C 2 Tony McEvoy 41 56.5kg
42 1 DECLARATIONOFHEART C 2 Anthony Freedman 42= 56.5kg
43 19 ANGEL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 42= 54.5kg
44 226 BURBANK C 2 Chris Waller 44 56.5kg
45 64 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL F 2 Tony McEvoy 45 54.5kg
46 48 DOWNLOADS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 46 54.5kg
47 2 SUNDARBANS (NZ) F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 47 54.5kg
48 2 ADANA C 2 Chris Waller 48 56.5kg
49 57 PURE ELATION F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 49 54.5kg
50 3×53 HIKAYA (NZ) F 2 Tony McEvoy 50 54.5kg
51 2 METRONOME F 2 Michael Kent 51 54.5kg
52 6×3 HIEMAL C 2 James Cummings 52 56.5kg
53 75 DU WELL F 2 Robbie Griffiths 53 54.5kg
54 4 NUCLEAR BLITZ F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 54 54.5kg
55 4×7 ALSHAHHAD C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55 56.5kg
56 20 BEN HERCULES C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56 56.5kg
57 47 DHARMA F 2 Ken Keys 57 54.5kg
58 8 THE RUNNING MAN C 2 Robbie Griffiths 58 56.5kg
59 6 ROBE DE FETE C 2 Robbie Griffiths 59= 56.5kg
60 7 NO TIME LIKE NOW F 2 Mick Price 59= 54.5kg
61 4 SIZZLESUN C 2 Aaron Purcell 61= 56.5kg
62 6 I’M SO SWEET F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 61= 54.5kg
63 04 TATIARA F 2 Robbie Laing 63 54.5kg
64 5 PAPER PLANE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 64 54.5kg
65 4 SACCHARO C 2 Archie Alexander 65 56.5kg
66 9 HALVORSEN C 2 Robbie Griffiths 66= 56.5kg
67 JOHN BOOKE C 2 Robbie Griffiths 66= 56.5kg
68 MAGNOSSIVA C 2 Robbie Griffiths 66= 56.5kg
69 STILL INVINCIBLE C 2 Tony McEvoy 66= 56.5kg
70 WATCHING C 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings 66= 56.5kg
71 ABSAROKA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 66= 54.5kg
72 6 ARITHMETIC F 2 Mick Price 66= 54.5kg
73 BONITO F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 66= 54.5kg
74 0 DIAMOND REFLECTION F 2 Mick Price 66= 54.5kg
75 FAST AND READY F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens 66= 54.5kg
76 NOTATION F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 66= 54.5kg
77 PERSUADER F 2 Mick Price 66= 54.5kg
78 0 PIERRO BELLE F 2 Tony McEvoy 66= 54.5kg
79 7 QUEEN’S AUTHORITY F 2 Levi Kavanagh 66= 54.5kg
80 SEEWHATSHEBRINGS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 66= 54.5kg

Blue Diamond Winners & Results

Winners and results for the Blue Diamond Stakes since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Written By 2 Enbihaar 3 Oohood 1:09.8
2017 1 Catchy 2 Pariah 3 Formality 1:09.3
2016 1 Extreme Choice 2 Flying Artie 3 Zamzam 1:08.9
2015 1 Pride Of Dubai 2 Reemah 3 Lake Geneva 1:10.5
2014 1 Earthquake 2 Jabali 3 Cornrow 1:09.9
2013 1 Miracles Of Life 2 Fast ‘N’ Rocking 3 Godiva Rock 1:09.8
2012 1 Samaready 2 No Looking Back 3 Armed for Action 1:10.4
2011 1 Sepoy 2 Hallowell Belle 3 Masthead 1:08.6
2010 1 Star Witness 2 Shaaheq 3 Beneteau 1:10.4
2009 1 Reward For Effort 2 Real Saga 3 Maka Ena 1:09.8
2008 1 Reaan 2 All American 3 Burgeis 1:11.4
2007 1 Sleek Chassis 2 Zizou 3 Shrewd Rhythm 1:09.8
2006 1 Nadeem 2 Miss Finland 3 Wonderful World 1:12.0
2005 1 Undoubtedly 2 Seidnazar 3 Perfectly Ready 1:08.9
2004 1 Alinghi 2 Wager 3 World Peace 1:09.8
2003* 1 Kusi 2 Halibery 3 Divine Secret 1:11.0
2002 1 Bel Esprit 2 Brief Embrace 3 Pillaging 1:09.2
2001 1 True Jewels 2 La Lagune 3 Spectatorial 1:09.0
2000 1 Road To Success 2 Ponton Flyer 3 Mannington 1:09.8

* The 2003 running of the Blue Diamonds Stakes saw Roedean cross the line in first place but was disqualified after returning a positive swab. The win awarded to Kusi.

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