Blue Diamond Stakes 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide
The Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) is held at Caulfield annually and is a set weights race for two-year-old colts, geldings and fillies.
The race is worth $1.5 million in 2023 and attracts the best juveniles in the land.
Our Blue Diamond Stakes race guide will provide up to date nominations, barrier draw, tips and more information so you don’t miss out on anything to do with the 1200m two-year-old feature.
|Race Type||Set Weights|
|Prize Money||$1.5 million|
With limited form available for the lightly-raced two-year-olds in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, finding the winner is no easy task.
Our experts assess all the Blue Diamond Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2023 tips to help you back the winner.
Our expert tipsters will provide their 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes tips following the barrier draw.
Nominations for the 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes takes place at 12pm on August 9, 2021.
The final field and barrier draw for the 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes will be released at 9:00am February 21, 2023.
Click here to see the 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes Barrier Draw trends and stats.
Below are last year’s field & barrier draw results.
|1||SEMILLION||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||16||57kg|
|2||LOFTY STRIKE||Julius Sandhu||Jamie Mott||13||57kg|
|3||DAUMIER||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Mark Zahra||5||57kg|
|4||SEBONACK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||8||57kg|
|5||COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Allen||7||57kg|
|6||JACQUINOT||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damian Lane||10||57kg|
|7||RAMPANT LION||Peter G Moody||Kerrin McEvoy||6||57kg|
|8||MERCHANT PRINCE||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||12||57kg|
|9||FLASHING STEEL||Annabel Neasham||Brodie Loy||2||57kg|
|10||HAFEY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Williams||14||57kg|
|11||REVOLUTIONARY MISS||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ms Jamie Kah||11||55kg|
|12||MISS ROSEIANO||Peter Gelagotis||Jordan Childs||9||55kg|
|13||KIKI EXPRESS||Mathew Ellerton||Damien Thornton||3||55kg|
|14||ENGLISH RIVIERA||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||John Allen||4||55kg|
|15||WALTZ ON BY||Peter G Moody||Blaike McDougall||1||55kg|
|16||SEVEN SISTERS||James Cummings||Fred Kersley||15||55kg|
|1||Daumier||Mark Zahra||Anthony & Sam Freedman||5||57kg||$20|
|2||Revolutionary Miss||Ms Jamie Kah||Peter & Paul Snowden||11||55kg||$4.60|
|3||Jacquinot||Damian Lane||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||10||57kg||$4.40|
|4||Sebonack||Jye McNeil||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||8||57kg||$6.50|
|5||Semillion||Damien Oliver||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||15||57kg||$21|
|6||English Riviera||John Allen||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||4||55kg||$17|
|7||Merchant Prince||Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody||12||57kg||$101|
|8||Counttheheadlights||Ben Allen||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||7||57kg||$21|
|9||Waltz On By||Blaike McDougall||Peter G Moody||1||55kg||$16|
|10||Miss Roseiano||Jordan Childs||Peter Gelagotis||9||55kg||$8|
|11||Rampant Lion||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter G Moody||6||57kg||$26|
|12||Kiki Express||Damien Thornton||Mathew Ellerton||3||55kg||$81|
|13||Hafey||Craig Williams||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||13||57kg||$18|
|14||Seven Sisters||Fred Kersley||James Cummings||14||55kg||$26|
|15||Flashing Steel||Brodie Loy||Annabel Neasham||2||57kg||$151|
|Lofty Strike||Jamie Mott||Julius Sandhu||0|
See more Blue Diamond Stakes results and replays here.
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The Blue Diamond Stakes is the most prestigious race for two-year-olds on the Victorian racing calendar.
It is a Group 1 event run at Caulfield over 1200 metres under set weight conditions and carries prizemoney of $1.5 million.
Blue Diamond Stakes Day is the premier day of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival, with the Oakleigh Plate and Futurity Stakes being the other Group 1 events on the program.
The race was first run in 1971 where it was won by Tolerance. Many great horses have since won the event including Manikato (1977), Rancher (1982), Bounding Away (1986), Zedative (1988), Courtza (1989), Redoute’s Choice (1999), Alinghi (2004), Sepoy (2011), Earthquake (2014), Extreme Choice (2016), Catchy (2017) and Written By (2018).
The Blue Diamond attracts top class colts and geldings and fillies in Victoria and has lured competitive two-year-olds from over the border in South Australia and Sydney.
The genuine competitors for the Blue Diamond enjoy a couple of trials prior to the big race. The lead-up races, however, are sex orientated with the colts & geldings and fillies competing against their own sex in the Blue Diamond Previews held in late January, and then again in the Blue Diamond Preludes which are run two weeks later and two weeks prior to the Group 1 event.
The winner and sometimes placegetters of the big race usually head on to the Group 1 Golden Slipper held at Rosehill in Sydney some three weeks later.
Several horses have won the double over the years, including John’s Hope (1972), Manikato (1978), Bounding Away (1986), and Courtza (1989). Since then, the only successful dual winner has been Sepoy in 2011.
|2015||Pride Of Dubai|
|2013||Miracles Of Life|
|2009||Reward For Effort|
|2000||Road To Success|
Click here to see our Top 5 Blue Diamond Stakes Winners.
Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.
TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.
As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.
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Watch the 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes with TAB.
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From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.
Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.
Caulfield Racecourse: Everything You Need to Know
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