2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Details
Date: Saturday February 20
Start time: TBA
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1000m Sprint
Grade: Group 1
Track Surface: Turf
Track Direction: Left-handed
Race Conditions: Set Weights, 2YOs
Operator: Victoria Racing Club
Inaugural Race: 1955
Blue Diamond Stakes 2021
Table of Contents
- Blue Diamond Stakes 2021
- Blue Diamond Stakes Tips
- 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Field
- 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Best Bets
- 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Trifecta Tips
- Blue Diamond Stakes Results
- 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes Field
- Blue Diamond Stakes Winner & Placings
- Blue Diamond Stakes Betting
- Blue Diamond Stakes Questions
The Blue Diamond Stakes is a 1,200m Group 1 Sprint Race for 2YOs at Set Weights. It will be hosted by Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, February 20.
The 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes was taken out by Tagaloa, who just managed to hold on to the win – defeating Hanseatic as Personal rounded in at 3rd.
Michael Walker was the Blue Diamond Stakes 2020 Jockey winner, and Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young were the trainers.
The Blue Diamond Stakes are one of the main premiere races of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, whilst also taking out the title as Victoria’s most prestige juvenile event.
The race includes a Blue Diamond Preview and a Blue Diamond Prelude for both sexes.
The prize pool for the grand dance sits at a lofty $1,500,000 mil, making it an extraordinarily appealing race for owners and trainers alike.
Blue Diamond Stakes Tips
2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Field
The Blue Diamond Stakes is a highly targeted race – and almost always attracts a full-fledged field of 16.
This field is usually split fairly evenly between colts/geldings and fillies; with the pair usually facing off for the first time – considering the events prior are gender restricted.
Punters will therefore have a lot more to analyse than a regular race – from colt and filly form line to lead-up races.
The order of entry is ultimately determined by the amount of prize money which has been earned by each horse. Therefore making for a strong final field.
|Gulf Of Suez||17.00||5.00|
2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Best Bets
Shaquero $14.00 – Shaquero has won or placed in 66.7% of races and looks slated to take out one of the most famous sprints on Aussie turf. The 2YO colt has already won the Randwick Breeders Plate, at 1000m, with $21.00 Astrologer coming in at third place. Shaquero has also won a trial on the Gold Coast, and Canterbury – whilst most recently coming in at 2nd on the Gold Coast. With Glen Boss looking likely to ride – there’s a very strong chance Shaquero will be taking home the trophy for the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes.
Captivant $15.00 – Captivant is another very strong looking colt that will definitely give Shaquero a run for his money. Winning or placing in half of the races he’s competed in is already an added bonus for the 1200m sprint. Captivant has also had a 2-month cool off period since his loss to Sneaky Five at Rosehill, and will strip up extremely fresh. One for each way chance.
Astrologer $21.00 – This roughie is in with a bigger chance than most punters would think (Remember $36.00 Gytrash taking out the 2020 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Sprint!?) Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, Astrologer is looking hot coming into the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. Taking out third place 10 weeks ago in the Breeders Place, just behind Shaquero – the 2-YO colt will have a lot to answer for when coming into this sprint event – and answer he will. One for exotics.
2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Trifecta Tips
Enthaar, Shaquero, Captivant, Sneaky Five, Astrologer
Blue Diamond Stakes Favourite
Enthaar $4.00 – Enthaar is the Filly of star breeders Ciaron Maher & David Eustance, who have copious experience with 2YO sprinters. She’s won 100% of the races competed in, but this wouldn’t count for as much as you think, taking out only 1 race and 1 trial against lesser competition than those listed above. Looks unlikely to win.
Blue Diamond Stakes Results
|2020||Tagaloa||$24.80||Michael Walker||Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young|
|2019||Lyre||$7.50||Luke Currie||Anthony Freedman|
|2018||Written By||$5.50||Jordan Childs||Grahame Begg|
|2017||Catchy||$5||Craig Williams||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|2016||Extreme Choice||$3.6F||Craig Newitt||Mick Price|
|2015||Pride Of Dubai||$6||Damian Browne||P & P Snowden|
|2014||Earthquake||$2.9F||Damian Browne||P & P Snowden|
|2013||Miracles Of Life||$3.2||Lauren Stojakovic||Daniel Clarken|
|2012||Samaready||$3.2||Craig Newitt||Mick Price|
|2011||Sepoy||$1.4F||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2010||Star Witness||$10||Nicholas Hall||Danny O’Brien|
|2009||Reward For Effort||$16||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
2020 Blue Diamond Stakes Field
|Ideas Man||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damian Lane||16|
|Hanseatic||Anthony Freedman||Luke Currie||1|
|Rathin||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||11|
|Tanker||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||12|
|Tagaloa||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||4|
|Rulership||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||7|
|Glenfiddich||Robbie Griffiths||Glen Boss||9|
|Away Game||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||10|
|A Beautiful Night||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Linda Meech||2|
|Aryaaf||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||8|
|Letzbeglam||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Brett Prebble||3|
|Muntaseera||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Damien Oliver||13|
|Personall||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||5|
|Riverina Storm||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||6|
|Fayerra||Anthony Cummings||Michael Dee||14|
|Difficult||John Moloney||Jordan Childs||15|
Blue Diamond Stakes Winner & Placings
Blue Diamond Stakes Betting
|Bet Type||How to Place This Type of Bet|
|Win Bet||Place a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes|
|Place Bet||Place a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer|
|Each-Way Bet||Place a bet on the horse you think will win the Blue Diamond Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out|
|Quinellla Bet||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Blue Diamond Stakes|
|Exacta Bet||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes|
|Trifecta Bet||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes|
|First Four||Place a bet on the horses you think will finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Blue Diamond Stakes to place a Quaddie|
Blue Diamond Stakes Questions
Blue Diamond Stakes Prize Money
The winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes will take home $1.5 million in prize money.
Who won the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes?
Tagaloa won the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes.
How to place a bet on Blue Diamond Stakes?
If you want to place a bet on the Blue Diamond Stakes, just head to a bookie website, our choice is Neds, and sign up for an account – it’s that easy!
When is Blue Diamond Stakes?
The Blue Diamond Stakes is on the 20th February 2021.
Where is the Blue Diamond Stakes?
The Blue Diamond Stakes is held at Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria.