2011 Blamey Stakes Preview

February 1st, 2011

The 2011 Blamey Stakes is scheduled to take place at Victoria’s famous Flemington Racecourse on Saturday March 12 as part of the elite racing action of Newmarket Handicap Day.

Known as the Super Saturday of Racing, the bumper race programme for Flemington on March 12 this year features seven Group races including the $250,000 Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m).

The two headline events on the Super Saturday race card are the $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), with premier online bookmaker Luxbet already offering futures betting on these great showdowns.

A set weights plus penalties race run over the mile, the 2011 Blamey Stakes is another excellent betting opportunity for punters on the day.

The 2010 Blamey Stakes was won by New Zealand galloper Lord Tavistock who finished three quarters of a length ahead of Vigor with $2.10 favourite Dao Dao in third.

Lord Tavistock paid a generous $17, proving there is value to be found in the Blamey Stakes odds so check the form for some of the roughies in this year’s Blamey Stakes field through Luxbet.

Favourites have a poor recent record in the Blamey Stakes with the 2008 winner Largo Lad at $10 while favourite Conquering ($5) finished a disappointing 10th.

One of the best lead-up races for the Blamey Stakes is the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

The 2011 Futurity Stakes will run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield on February 26, so punters should keep an eye on the strong performers in this race for their Blamey Stakes wagers.

Last year Lord Tavistock placed fifth behind Typhoon Tracy in the Futurity Stakes before winning the Blamey, while Blamey Stakes third placegetter Dao Dao was coming off a second in the Futurity.

The 2011 Blamey Stakes is scheduled as Flemington Race 8 on March 12.

Nominations will be taken on March 7 followed by the release of the 2011 Blamey Stakes final field on March 9, which will be published here first so bookmark this site.

Betting on the event will open at Luxbet the week before the race, so make sure you have your account open with this Tabcorp-owned and trusted bookie to get the best Blamey Stakes odds!