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
|2014||Forever Loved||Enquare||May’s Dream||1:24.8|
|2013||Fire Up Fifi||Peron||Catkins||1:23.8|
|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|
|2004||Skewiff||Infinite Grace||Light Sweeper||1:22.4|
|2002||Hosannah||Gentle Genius||Purple Groove||1:23.8|
|2001||Tickle My||Hula Wonder||Calm Smytzer||1:25.7|
|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|