Blazer Stakes

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Mares – Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2014 Winner: Forever Loved

The Blazer Stakes is a breathtaking Group 2 Sprint race that comes around during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The event is held every year in October at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and is only exclusive to mares only. The race is worth up to $200,000 in prize money and is run under set weights over a sprint distance of 1400M. For the better part of the last two decades, the Blazer Stakes has grown in popularity and is today one of the major events in the Melbourne Spring.
Fire Up Fifi was the proud winner of the 2013 edition of the race after beating Peron and Catkins to second and third respectively. The Blazer Stakes has in recent years endured a number of name changes. Previously known as the Honda Prelude, the race was renamed to the Hardy Brothers Prelude only to be later renamed as the Jayco Stakes.

However, the event is today run as the Blazer Stakes and will feature on the same day as the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes in this year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival. The Blazer Stakes is exclusive to mares only and is actually one of the most competitive mares-only races. The Group 2Tristarc Stakes or the Group 1 Myer Classic are typical progression races for the Blazer Stakes.

In recent years, the race has seen a number of great champions most of who have performed exceptionally at the highest level of Australian horse racing. Cats Whisker for example won the Blazer Stakes in 2009 before scoring a great victory in the Let’s Elope Stakes. The Blazer Stakes may not be one of the big money races in the Melbourne Spring but the race is always an exciting prospect especially for horse racing fans keen on emerging sprint talent from across the country.

Rose Of Kingston Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Forever Loved Enquare May’s Dream 1:24.8
2013 Fire Up Fifi Peron Catkins 1:23.8
2012 Mosheen Bonaria Miss Stellabelle 1:23.4
2011 Lady Lynette Booklet Dysphonia 1:24.1
2010 Palacio De Cristal No Evidence Needed Strawberry Field 1:23.9
2009 Cats Whisker Gold Water Dane Julia 1:22.4
2008 Bellini Rose Absolute Glam Viking Turf Belle 1:24.1
2007 Vormista Bellini Rose El Pauji 1:23.9
2006 Divine Madonna Imana Open Cut 1:23.3
2005 Sky Cuddle Dea Astrodame 1:23.5
2004 Skewiff Infinite Grace Light Sweeper 1:22.4
2003 Vocabulary Gazania Galipagos Girl 1:24.1
2002 Hosannah Gentle Genius Purple Groove 1:23.8
2001 Tickle My Hula Wonder Calm Smytzer 1:25.7
2000 Ramano’s Star Fellowship Bumbelina 1:23.7
1999 Hula Wonder Londolozi Savannah 1:25.3
1998 Our Dynamic Lady Cannyanna Misomai 1:25.7
1997 Will Fly Bionic Bess Prefer An Angel 1:24.1
1996 Chlorophyll Kahuna Queen Central Express 1:29.1
1995 Tolanda Nobellotto Love Of Mary 1:24.1
1994 Sedately Spanish Mix Bourverie Mist 1:23.6
1993 Excited Angel Mana Girl Ambala 1:25.4
1992 Danjiki Knights Contessa Excited Angel 1:23.8
1991 Holiday Lover Take The Prize Shevano Miss 1:23.7
1990 Piper’s Belle Luck Alive Benbara Queen 1:23.7
1989 Lady Jess Memphis Blues Whistling 1:24.4