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Blazer Stakes

The 2018 Blazer Stakes (previously the Rose of Kingston Stakes) is a Group 2 event run at the start of October each year at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is a race specifically for mares and run under set weight conditions.

The Blazer Stakes is contested across a 1400m journey and is worth $200,000 in prize money to the winners. It is run on the same day as the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes and has been previously known as the Honda Prelude, Hardy Brothers Prelude, Jayco Stakes and the Rose of Kingston Stakes.

Being so early in the Spring Carnival many of the mares may go into the Blazer Stakes first up from a spell or from September races like the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes. This means the event can often be tough for punters but nevertheless is always exciting to watch.

From this race mares have options on some of the biggest race days of the spring carnival. They could run on Caulfield Cup Day in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes or on Victoria Derby Day in the Group 1 Myer Classic.

There have been some quality mares compete in the Blazer Stakes over the decades as shown by the consistently quick times.

The best of them belong to 2004 winner Skewiff and 2009 winner Cats Whisker with 1:22.4.

Other impressive efforts have come from Chlorophyll in 1996, Sky Cuddle in 2005 and recent winner Palacio De Cristal in 2010.

2018 Blazer Stakes Field

The Blazer Stakes field is customarily comprised of more experienced mares who have raced extensively at group level. Because it is run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Blazer Stakes field is usually dominated by the genuinely talented runners.

The 2018 Blazer Stakes field will be published here on Wednesday, October 3rd.

2018 Blazer Stakes Nominations

Each year, a number of proven mares enter the Blazer Stakes nominations. The Blazer Stakes nominations traditionally list some top quality mares who have all taken out quite a few places at group level. The 2018 Blazer Stakes nominations can be seen below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 16x503768x ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg 103
2 19x64229x9 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 58kg 108
3 1x43215x14 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 3 58kg 107
4 02x230040x BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 4 58kg 93
5 x311161x42 BELLA MARTINI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 58kg 96
6 x41500x251 TULIP M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 57kg 96
7 73211x209x PAYROLL M 6 Michael Trotter 7 57kg 102
8 112x412x21 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 8 57kg 105
9 1031316413 PRINCESS POSH M 5 Kris Lees 9 57kg 101
10 31164x60x7 QUILATE M 6 Michael Kent 10 57kg 95
11 34x4021x39 MAGIC ALIBI M 6 Gerald Ryan 11 55.5kg 92
12 2217x11x12 SAVATIANO M 4 James Cummings 12 55.5kg 94
13 0265467×95 ECKSTEIN M 5 Kurt Goldman 13 55kg 100
14 0x446x5x15 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 55kg 104
15 1354333623 MAMZELLE TESS M 6 Leon & Troy Corstens 15 55kg 81
16 1x533031x5 TRULY DISCREET M 4 Dan O’Sullivan 16 55kg 72
17 x2851312x3 PLATINUM ANGEL M 4 Darren Weir 17 55kg 88
18 38x2x34x75 LEATHER’N’LACE M 4 Darren Weir 18 55kg 79
19 x611x5292x TEMPLE OF BEL M 4 Tony McEvoy 19 55kg 74
20 1143264×74 SHOKORA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 55kg 76
21 1122 SHOKO M 5 Peter Morgan 21 55kg 72

Blazer Stakes Results

Blazer Stakes winners and placegetters since 2000 with winning times are provided below.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Now Or Later 2 Merriest 3 Payroll 1:24.2
2016 1 French Emotion 2 Pure Pride 3 Vibrant Rouge 1:24.3
2015 1 La Passe 2 Manageress 3 Lucky Lago & Jessy Belle 1:22.9
2014 1 Forever Loved 2 Enquare 3 May’s Dream 1:24.8
2013 1 Fire Up Fifi 2 Peron 3 Catkins 1:23.8
2012 1 Mosheen 2 Bonaria 3 Miss Stellabelle 1:23.5
2011 1 Lady Lynette 2 Booklet 3 Dysphonia 1:24.1
2010 1 Palacio De Cristal 2 No Evidence Needed 3 Strawberry Field 1:23.9
2009 1 Cats Whisker 2 Gold Water 3 Dane Julia 1:22.4
2008 1 Bellini Rose 2 Absolute Glam 3 Viking Turf Belle 1:24.1
2007 1 Vormista 2 Bellini Rose 3 El Pauji 1:23.9
2006 1 Divine Madonna 2 Imana 3 Open Cut 1:23.3
2005 1 Sky Cuddle 2 Dea 3 Astrodame 1:23.5
2004 1 Skewiff 2 Infinite Grace 3 Light Sweeper 1:22.4
2003 1 Vocabulary 2 Gazania 3 Galipagos Girl 1:24.1
2002 1 Hosannah 2 Gentle Genius 3 Purple Groove 1:23.8
2001 1 Tickle My 2 Hula Wonder 3 Calm Smytzer 1:25.7
2000 1 Ramano’s Star 2 Fellowship 3 Bumbelina 1:23.7

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