Blue Sapphire Stakes

Blue Sapphire Stakes

Group Three Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2024
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 1400m

The Blue Sapphire Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds at Caulfield Racecourse and is run under set weights conditions, boasting a prize pool of $200,000.

The inaugural running of the Blue Sapphire Stakes in 2005 was for two-year-olds, but after seven editions of the event, the race was changed to be run for three-year-olds from 2012 onwards.

In 2023, the Blue Sapphire Stakes distance was changed from 1200m to 1400m, after the race was moved to the end of the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Grand Impact is the last winner of the Blue Sapphire Stakes, having taken it out for Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr.

The Blue Sapphire Stakes will next be run on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Notable winners of the Blue Sapphire Stakes include: Grand Impact (2022), Extreme Warrior (2021), Ranting (2020), Written By (2018), Flying Artie (2016), Eloping (2014), Smokin’ Joey (2010), Black Caviar (2009) and Gold In Dubai (2008).


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Latest Blue Sapphire Stakes news

Run Harry Run proves too classy in Blue Sapphire Stakes victory
Mike Moroney and Daniel Stackhouse have combined with Run Harry Run to take out the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes ...
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Arkansaw Kid
Saturday's Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield has attracted a strong contingent of 11 three-year-olds, with Arkansaw Kid ...
Grand Impact
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained Grand Impact has taken out the Blue Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield ...

Blue Sapphire Stakes 2024 final field

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Previous Blue Sapphire Stakes field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Arkansaw Kid
    Ben, Will & JD Hayes
    Damien Oliver
    6
    57kg
    2 Silks
    Brave Mead
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Mark Zahra
    8
    57kg
    3 Silks
    Snapback
    Peter & Paul Snowden
    James McDonald
    7
    57kg
    4 Silks
    The Instructor
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Jordan Childs
    5
    57kg
    5 Silks
    Eugenius
    Shane Nichols
    Zac Spain
    4
    57kg
    6 Silks
    Run Harry Run
    Mike Moroney
    Daniel Stackhouse
    3
    57kg
    7 Silks
    Don’t Hope Do
    Simon Zahra
    Blaike McDougall
    10
    57kg
    8 Silks
    Mont Saint Michel
    Shane Nichols
    Jye McNeil
    11
    57kg
    9 Silks
    Treasurway
    Jason Warren
    Craig Williams
    1
    55kg
    10 Silks
    Sunset Dreaming
    Tony & Calvin McEvoy
    Harry Coffey
    9
    55kg
    11 Silks
    Riverina Power
    Tom Dabernig
    Michael Dee
    2
    55kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Daumier
    Anthony & Sam Freedman
    Mark Zahra
    7
    57kg
    2 Silks
    El Padrino
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Ethan Brown
    9
    57kg
    3 Silks
    Lofty Strike
    Julius Sandhu
    Jamie Mott
    8
    57kg
    4 Silks
    Lascars
    James Cummings
    Blake Shinn
    14
    57kg
    5 Silks
    Economics
    Annabel Neasham
    Chad Schofield
    2
    57kg
    6 Silks
    Shalailed
    John O’Shea
    Jye McNeil
    5
    57kg
    7 Silks
    Eponymous
    Chris Waller
    N/A
    11
    57kg
    8 Silks
    Grand Impact
    Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
    Ben Melham
    10
    57kg
    9 Silks
    Great Barrier Reef
    Chris Waller
    James McDonald
    6
    57kg
    10 Silks
    Redzoust
    Tony & Calvin McEvoy
    Damien Oliver
    13
    57kg
    11 Silks
    Masked Crusader
    Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
    Tim Clark
    1
    57kg
    12 Silks
    Bews
    Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
    Damian Lane
    3
    57kg
    13 Silks
    Shipstern
    Leon & Troy Corstens
    Craig Williams
    12
    57kg
    14 Silks
    Greece
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Jamie Kah
    4
    55kg

2023 Blue Sapphire Stakes result


1stRun Harry Run (+1200)
2ndBrave Mead (-166.67)
3rdArkansaw Kid (-166.67)

Recent Blue Sapphire Stakes results

  • Run Harry Run ($13.00) proved too strong in the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, producing his third-straight win of the preparation in the process. The Michael Moroney-trained gelding pinged the lids from barrier three and held his position just behind the speed. Brave Mead ($3.70) elected to take up the running under Mark Zahra as he looked to take luck out of the equation from barrier eight and was able to clock a cheap sectional or two. It allowed Daniel Stackhouse to smoke the pipe aboard Run Harry Run and when peeling off his back with 300m to travel, put pay to his rivals to score a relatively dominant victory on the wire. Arkansaw Kid ($3.50) was a drifting favourite leading into the race, but from near-last was impressive storming into a third-place finish, while Brave Mead battled gamely to hold the runner-up spot.
  • The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained Grand Impact (+380) has taken out the Blue Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield. Grand Impact crossed from barrier eight to sit outside Daumier (+750), who lead the nine horse field up to the turn, but when Daumier started to give ground as they rounded the turn it left Grand Impact in front a long way from home. However, it didn’t matter as this son of Saltono Aladdin took off and kicked clear to record an easy 1.75-length victory over Shalailed (+2500), with Lofty Strike (+650) running home strongly to claim third.
  • Extreme Warrior (+380) upstaged his more-fancied stablemate Profiteer (+220) to bolt away with the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield. After the race favourite led the race, Zac Spain pushed the button on his colt and he raced straight past the leader to put the race away by the 150m mark. On the line, Extreme Warrior held a 3.5-length margin over Profiteer, who himself held a 3.25-length advantage over third horse Minsk Moment (+280).
  • The 2020 Blue Sapphire Stakes featured the smallest field in the history of the race, where three runners competed in the $400,000 feature. The Leon & Troy Corstens-trained Ranting (+1000) went into the race as the outsider of the small field; however, after travelling three-wide outside his two rivals, he was the strongest at the end of the race. Anders (-285.71) led the trio for most of the contest, with Hanseatic (+290) settling in the middle, but it would be the roughie Ranting who would finish over the top of the favoured runners late and win.
  • A peach of a ride from Damian Lane has seen the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Anaheed (+650) claim the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield. After settling behind the leaders, Lane waited for them to leave the rail so that he could save all the ground along the inside. When he went for his filly, she took off and found the lead over Lil Kontra (+1300) and Brooklyn Hustle (+700) and kept them at bay in the final 200m to record an easy one-length victory.

Blue Sapphire Stakes winners

Blue Sapphire Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Run Harry Run Daniel Stackhouse Mike Moroney
2022 Grand Impact Ben Melham Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
2021 Extreme Warrior Zac Spain Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
2020 Ranting Ben Melham Loen & Troy Corstens
2019 Anaheed Damian Lane Peter & Paul Snowden
2018 Written By Jordan Childs Grahame Begg
2017 Formality Kerrin McEvoy David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2016 Flying Artie Damien Oliver Mick Price
2015 Keen Array Damian Lane David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2014 Eloping Stephen Baster Peter Morgan
2013 Lion Of Belfort Damien Oliver Mick Price
2012 Snitzerland Corey Brown Gerald Ryan
2011 City Of Song Jason Benbow John Moloney
2010 Smokin’ Joey Chris Symons Lee Freedman
2009 Black Caviar Jarrad Noske Peter Moody
2008 Gold In Dubai Michael Rodd Mark Riley
2007 Emjay Hussey Vlad Duric Peter Hutchinson
2006 Green Birdie Rhys McLeod Brian Jenkins
2005 Readyforcatherine Jamie Mott Lee Freedman

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