The Blue Diamond Stakes is a jewel in Australia’s horse calendar in addition to being the most lucrative Victorian race for two-year-old runners with a whopping $1,500,000 up for grabs in prize money. The 1200m Blue Diamond Stakes is held at the lovely Sandown Racecourse where it is run under set weight requirements to level the field. The Blue Diamond Stakes has transformed into a focal race for young talents ever since its inception in 1971.
Being one of the premier thoroughbred horse races for two-year-olds in the country, the Blue Diamond Stakes also boasts one of the richest prize pools for any race, either Australian or International, for two-year-old Group 1 racers. Additionally, the Blue Diamond Stakes is one of the most prestigious races worldwide with many notable winners in years gone by.
The aforementioned 1200m trip is set under weight-for-age restrictions to balance the field and see who truly the Blue Diamond Stakes’ pound for pound best runner is.
For those who don’t know what I meant by a Group 1 race, it is the highest level of horse racing in Australia for thoroughbreds, usually bringing in a host of the nation’s best young guns. All these horses meet at Sandown Racecourse in Victoria to fight it out for the Blue Diamond Stakes.
In this review of the Blue Diamond Stakes, we will dive into the history of the Blue Diamond Stakes and its home venue of Sandown Racecourse. Additionally, we will investigate the potential field of runners for the Blue Diamond Stakes and where and how to bet and watch the Blue Diamond Stakes come race day on Saturday the 25th of February 2023.
I hope this information assists you in knowing the ins and outs of the Blue Diamond Stakes and informs you as to what to punt on for the big race.