2010 Blamey Stakes Won By Lord Tavistock

March 15th, 2010

Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse was full to the brim with Australia’s most elite racing horses which were drawn to the track for Saturday’s Blamey Stakes Day.

The sixth race to be run was the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m), which saw nine top horses compete under set-weights with penalties, all vying for a share in the $300,000 purse.

Winner of the 2010 Blamey Stakes was the Andrew Campbell-trained Lord Tavistock. Starting from the sixth barrier, the four-year-old had no expectations prior to the race and after a disappointing run in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1600m), proved he still has a strong future ahead.

Winner of the 2010 Blamey Stakes was the Andrew Campbell-trained Lord Tavistock.

Campbell will look to the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on the 3rd of April for Lord Tavistock’s next start.

Vigor looked to have set up a win in the turn into the straight, and gave Lord Tavistock strong competition through to the end of the 1,200 metres, but finished second, with favourite to win the race Dao Dao coming in third.

Rightfully Yours had been another favourite coming into the 2010 Blamey Stakes, however the gelding finished a disappointing second last, after being the victim of interference from Dao Dao ridden by Steven Arnold.

The jockey will now undergo an 11 – meet suspension.

Also taking place on Saturday at the Flemington Racecourse was the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and the Group 3 Matron Stakes (1600m).

2010 Blamey Stakes Results

Position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

1st
Lord Tavistock (NZ)
Jason Waddell Andrew R Campbell
2nd
Vigor (NZ)
Glen Boss Danny O’Brien
3rd
Dao Dao
Steven Arnold Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
4th
Hissing Sid
Ben Melham Bill & Symon Wilde
5th
Life To The Full
Garry Murphy David & Scott Brunton
6th
Doctor Fremantle (GB)
Dwayne Dunn Lee Freedman
7th
Raffaello
Steven King Jim Marconi
8th
Rightfully Yours
Craig Newitt Mick Price
9th
Leica Larrikin
Mark Pegus Richard Freyer