Blue diamond stakes 2022 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 2022 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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Runner-By-Runner Guide | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

2022 BLue diamond stakes Schedule ?

Date February 19
Track Caulfield
Distance 1200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prize Money $1.5 million
Age Two-year-olds

Blue Diamond Stakes 2022 LIVE STREAM

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 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.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes with TAB

Blue Diamond Stakes BONUS BETS

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your WinningsCash 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. ?

Blue Diamond Stakes TIPS

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 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes tips following the barrier draw.

Blue Diamond Stakes runner-by-runner guide

We preview the recent form of every 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes runner and give you the low down on their winning chances.

Below is a preview of our Runner-by-runner guide from 2021. Click here to see the full preview

The Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained galloper has had the upper hand over the colts and geldings by taking out the Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) and the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m). He has won three of four and his only defeat was at the hands of Ingratiating in the Maribyrnong Trial (1000m) at Flemington last November. He went nine lengths faster than standard benchmark in the Prelude, which are the best figures that any horse in this race has produced and after drawing barrier 3 a top three finish is on the cards.

One of three contenders for the Godolphin stable, the son of Frosted has won two of four. He was no match for Enthaar over the 1000m when resuming at Caulfield in the Chairmans Stakes (1000m) but has since picked up the Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.

Has form around General Beau and Ingratiating from last year’s two-year-old races and headed up to the Gold Coast for a tilt at the Magic Millions. However, he drew the carpark that day and settled well back in what was a slowly run race. Has work to do to be a threat.


Blue Diamond Stakes 2022 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes takes place at 12pm on August 6, 2021.

Blue Diamond Stakes 2022 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes will be released at 9:00am February 15, 2022.

Click here to see the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes Barrier Draw & Final Field assessment.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 3 57kg
2 INGRATIATING James Cummings TBA 7 57kg
3 FINANCE TYCOON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 6 57kg
4 PEGASI Tony & Calvin McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg
5 ANAMOE James Cummings TBA 15 57kg
6 ABSEILER Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 16 57kg
7 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 10 57kg
8 JIGSAW Cindy Alderson Michael Walker 4 57kg
9 CONSTRUCT Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 5 57kg
10 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Zac Spain 12 57kg
11 HITOTSU Wendy Kelly Daniel Stackhouse 13 57kg
12 DOSH Grahame Begg Jye McNeil 8 55kg
13 ENTHAAR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 14 55kg
14 ARCADED James Cummings TBA 1 55kg
15 WOLVES Greg Eurell Dwayne Dunn 11 55kg
16 GINIBI Gemma Rielly Damien Thornton 2 55kg

2021 Blue Diamond Stakes results and replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Artorius Luke Currie Anthony and Sam Freedman 9 57kg $13
2nd Ingratiating William Pike James Cummings 7 57kg $8.50
3rd Anamoe Damien Oliver James Cummings 13 57kg $6
4th Finance Tycoon Luke Nolen Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes 6 57kg $41

To see more Blue Diamond Stakes results and replays click here.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2022 Blue Diamond Stakes betting odds available.

There will be plenty of movements in the Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


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.

Blue diamond stakes WINNERS (SINCE 2000)

2021 Artorius
2020 Tagaloa
2019 Lyre
2018 Written By
2017 Catchy
2016 Extreme Choice
2015 Pride Of Dubai
2014 Earthquake
2013 Miracles Of Life
2012 Samaready
2011 Sepoy
2010 Star Witness
2009 Reward For Effort
2008 Reaan
2007 Sleek Chassis
2006 Nadeem
2005 Undoubtedly
2004 Alinghi
2003 Kusi
2002 Bel Espirit
2001 True Jewels
2000 Road To Success

TOP 5 BLue diamond stakes WINNERS

Click here to see our Top 5 Blue Diamond Stakes Winners.


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