Blue Diamond Stakes 2024: Pivotal Group 1 for gun 2YOs

Blue Diamond Stakes:

The Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes is one of the premier horse races in Australia, particularly significant as it marks the first Group 1 race of the year for two-year-olds. Held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, it serves as a pivotal moment in the racing season, setting the stage for emerging talent in the world of horse racing. The race carries substantial importance not only for the racing community but also for the breeding industry, as it showcases promising young bloodlines and potential future champions.

Blue Diamond Stakes 2024:

Trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott will look to continue their dominance in the two-year-old ranks in Saturday’s $2 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

The stable has accepted with impressive first-up winner Lady Of Camelot and Adam Hyeronimus will make the trip down to ride.

Peter and Paul Snowden have three in the race with High Octane, Bodyguard and Fearless among the acceptors.

The Matt Laurie stable and Ben Melham are extremely confident with their star colt Coleman who galloped at Caulfield on Tuesday morning.

Blue Diamond Stakes Barrier Draw Winners:

Bodyguard and Coleman have drawn nicely which should allow them to get a good run in transit right on the speed. Fillies Eneeza and Lady Of Camelot have also drawn low which should give them every chance. High Octane won’t get boxed in like last time from gate 10 (gate 9 if the emergencies come out), and his draw will allow him to settle not too far off the pace, potentially three wide with cover.

Blue Diamond Stakes Barrier Draw Losers:

Stay Focused’s task has become extremely difficult with his wide draw, especially as most of the favoured runners have drawn well. Rue De Royale and Spywire have drawn the two outside barriers and will need everything to go their way to figure in the finish in this years Blue Diamond Stakes.

Blue Diamond Stakes Betting:

$4.60 COLEMAN; $5 Bodyguard; $6 Lady Of Camelot; $6.50 High Octane; $9.50 Eneeza; $19 Stay Focused, Hayasugi, Matisse; $21 Traffic Warden, Kuroyanagi; $26 Fearless; $31 Spywire; $61 Rue De Royale, Dublin Down; $71 In Her Eyes; $81 Zestiman; $101 Flyer; $151 Altermatum

(*TAB fixed odds at 1.40pm Tuesday*)

FINAL FIELD AND BARRIERS: GROUP 1 BLUE DIAMOND STAKES

No – Horse – Trainer – Jockey – Barrier – Weight

1 – RUE DE ROYALE – Tony & Calvin McEvoy – Chad Schofield – 17 – 57kg

2 – SPYWIRE – Ciaron Maher – John Allen – 18 – 57kg

3 – BODYGUARD – Peter & Paul Snowden – Mark Zahra – 6 – 57kg

4 – COLEMAN – Matt Laurie – Ben Melham – 7 – 57kg

5 – STAY FOCUSED – Phillip Stokes – Daniel Stackhouse – 15 – 57kg

6 – DUBLIN DOWN – Tony & Calvin McEvoy – Harry Coffey – 3 – 57kg

7 – TRAFFIC WARDEN – James Cummings – Craig Williams – 14 – 57kg

8 – HIGH OCTANE – Peter & Paul Snowden – Blake Shinn – 10 – 57kg

9 – ZESTIMAN – Ben, Will & JD Hayes – Declan Bates – 8 – 57kg

10 – FEARLESS – Peter & Paul Snowden – Michael Dee – 16 – 57kg

11 – HAYASUGI – Clinton McDonald – Jamie Kah – 11 – 55kg

12 – ENEEZA – Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman – Damian Lane – 5 – 55kg

13 – LADY OF CAMELOT – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott – Adam Hyeronimus – 4 – 55kg

14 – KUROYANAGI – Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea – Brenton Avdulla – 2 – 55kg

15 – MATISSE – Anthony & Sam Freedman – Luke Currie – 1 – 55kg

16 – FLYER – Jason Warren – Jye McNeil – 13 – 55kg

EMERGENCIES

17 – IN HER EYES – Leon & Troy Corstens – Blaike McDougall – 9 – 55kg

18 – ALTERMATUM – Tony & Calvin McEvoy – 12 – 55kg

Being the first Group 1 race for two-year-olds, the Blue Diamond Stakes often acts as a litmus test for assessing the quality and potential of juvenile talent. Winning this race can catapult a young horse to stardom and lay the groundwork for a successful racing career. For breeders, having a horse win or perform well in such a prestigious event can significantly enhance the value of their bloodlines and boost interest in future offspring.

Blue Diamond Stakes History:

Over the years, the Blue Diamond Stakes has seen many illustrious winners who have gone on to achieve great success in the racing world. Horses like Sepoy, Bel Esprit, and Redoute’s Choice are just a few examples of past champions who have left an indelible mark on the sport.

For those looking to get involved in the excitement of owning a racehorse with aspirations for events like the Blue Diamond Stakes, partnering with a licensed syndicator such as Kurrinda Bloodstock can provide an accessible entry point. Syndicators like Kurrinda Bloodstock offer investors the opportunity to own a share in high-quality racehorses, spreading the financial risk while still allowing for a thrilling ownership experience.

By joining a syndicate, individuals can enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  1. Access to top-tier bloodlines and well-trained racehorses with potential for success in prestigious events like the Blue Diamond Stakes.
  2. Professional management and guidance from experienced industry professionals who handle the day-to-day operations of the syndicate.
  3. Shared ownership experience, allowing enthusiasts to connect with fellow investors and share in the excitement of race day victories.
  4. Potential for financial returns through prize money and future breeding prospects if the horse achieves success on the track.

Take a Look at some of our available syndicates that could possible one day get you to a Blue Diamond Stakes as a racehorse owner

Castelvecchio x Rakitino Filly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVVvCKS583w

This Filly is by Arrowfield Stud’s exciting young stallion Castelvecchio, a multiple Group 1 winner on the track. He was an excellent winner of the Inglis Millennium before going on to win the Group 1 Champagne Stakes, he would go on to even greater heights in his 3yo season winning the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas before running 2nd in the Cox Plate as a 3yo at weight
for age.

Rakitino is by champion sire Not A Single Doubt, a winner herself a 1200m she possessed plenty of speed and is a ½ sister to the 2yo winning stakes placed Zellindi. This Filly reminded us an awful lot of her dam sire Not A Single Doubt, she was well put together, a great shape, well balanced, athletic and very much in the mould of what he threw throughout his career at stud.

The Filly was presented at the Inglis Classic Sale by Rheinwood Pastoral, in recent times Rheinwood have produced the highly exciting colt Libertad a winner of the Group 3 Widden Kindergarten Stakes at 2 and the Group 3 San Domenico (just like Anders) highlighting their ability to produce top class racehorses to compete at the highest level.

She will be trained by David Pfieffer at Warwick Farm, Sydney that will see her have every opportunity. This Filly is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme

Cosmic Force X Miss Marilyn Colt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBt772ReHjw

This Colt is by Newgate Farm’s exciting first season sire Cosmic Force, already doing a great job with only a handful of runners so far producing 3 individual Stakes horses including the Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 runner up Stay Focused and Inglis Nursery runner up Beer Baron.

His dam Miss Marilyn a winner at 1100m is a half sister to the illustrious Group 1 The Galaxy sprint winning earner of over $1.7 million Mistegic and Stakes winner of no less than 11 individual wins Rightson.

This Colt was a real standout for us at the sale from the moment we laid eyes on him we knew we were bringing him home. He ticked a lot of boxes for us he moved effortlessly, is so well balanced and oozed class. Every time we saw him he just came out and paraded like the utmost professional.


He was presented at the Inglis Classic sale and comes off the Boutique nursery Riverstone Lodge an upbringing that will see him have every chance for success on the track.

He will be trained by Nathan Doyle in Newcastle where he will get every chance. This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

Tornado(IRE) x Swift Sis

Toronado X Swift Sis Filly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohw4TLMBwjI

This Filly is by Swettenham Stud’s dual Group 1 winning sire Toronado, as a stallion he is in red hot form, already the sire of 6 individual Group 1 winners and 34 individual Stakes
winners worldwide, including 3 individual Group 1 winners in Australia.

Her dam is the Stakes placed mare Swift Sis a winner of no less than 9 races earning over $300k on the track from 1100-1400m, she was a very speedy mare in her time and is well
related being a 1/2 sister to the Group 3 winner Quick Feet.

This Filly is a proper athlete very forward and precocious type, she is a great size for a first foal, well put together but it was her walk that we fell in love with. She was one of the best
moving horses we have seen this year and one that we were not leaving the sale without.

She was present at the Inglis Classic sale by Riversdale Farm as agent for the great Makybe Stud, a farm that needs no introduction having produced the 3 time winning Melbourne Cup
superstar mare Makybe Diva as multiple worldwide Group 1 winner and stallion Starspangledbanner.

She will be trained by Matt Dale at his state of the of the art facilities in Goulburn so she will get every opportunity. This Filly is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and VOBIS bonus scheme.

Anders-x-Happy-Pilgrim

Anders X Happy Pilgrim Colt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsawCvzM6o0

This Colt is by Widden Stud’s very exciting young stallion Anders, son of champion sire Not A Single Doubt. Anders first yearlings have been hugely popular at the sale in 2024 with his
yearlings averaging $194k at the January Magic Millions sale making this colt great value.

His dam Happy Pilgrim herself a 3 time winning half sister to Snipzu the Group and Stakes placed dam of 5 runners for 5 winners to date including 3 individual Group and Stakes
horses, most recently the twice Group 1 placed (Blue Diamond and Inglis Sires Produce) Don Corleone.

This Colt is a ½ brother to our very promising 2yo trial winner Private Harry, a horse we have a very high opinion of after winning his trial very impressively beating the subsequent
Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 placed Holmes A Court in the process.

The Colt was presented at the Inglis Classic Sale by Rheinwood Pastoral, in recent times Rheinwood have produced the highly exciting colt Libertad a winner of the Group 3 Widden
Kindergarten Stakes at 2 and the Group 3 San Domenico (just like Anders) highlighting their ability to produce top class racehorses to compete at the highest level.

He is a quality early looking sprinting type and shared a lot of similar characteristics to his brother Private Harry. He had a great action and looks very precocious.

He is trained by Nathan Doyle out of the excellent state of the art Newcastle facilities just like his brother. This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

Time-To-Reign-x-Mandawara

Time To Reign X Mandawara Filly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRUEUHRGRFs

Ladies Only Syndicate $1million Pink Bonus Series

This Filly is by Kingstar Farm’s exciting young sire Time To Reign, arguably we didn’t get to quite see the best of Time To Reign on the track but this son of Champion sire Snitzel was
a Stakes winning pre Christmas 2yo before taking out the Group 2 Sliver Slipper in the Spring. He is a ½ brother to dual Group 1 winner and Group 1 Golden Slipper winner She
Will Reign.

This Fillies dam Mandawara is a sister to 3 individual Group performers including the Group 1 winner Manighar. She is already the producer of the Listed Breeders Plate winning 2yo Khan making this filly already residually very valuable.

This Filly was the one we really zoned in on for our ladies only syndicate as we believe she can get up and going early. She is very well balanced and a great mover, she has a fantastic willing attitude and looks to match. Who doesn’t love a grey!

She was presented at the Inglis Classic sale and comes of the of the very best nurseries in Queensland in Glenlogan Park who produced the 2024 Inglis Millennium and $400k Pink Bonus winner Sunlit.

She will be trained by Matthew Dale out of his state of the art Goulburn facilities and will get every chance.

This Filly is eligible for the Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme as well as this she will be targeted at the lucrative pink bonus series eligible to ladies only syndicates.

Inglis Pink Bonus Series:

Registration for the Inglis Pink Bonus Series and satisfaction of the necessary conditions will result in the owners of registered horses being eligible to win significant additional
prize money across the Inglis Race Series.


The first registered horse home in each of the races listed below will be eligible for an additional bonus, on top of the existing prizemoney payable, as outlined below.

2024 Inglis Banner, $500,000, Moonee Valley – $200,000 Inglis Pink Bonus
2024 Inglis Nursery, $500,000, Royal Randwick – $200,000 Inglis Pink Bonus
2025 Inglis Millennium, $2,000,000 – $400,000 Inglis Pink Bonus
2025 Inglis Sprint, $1,000,000, Flemington – $200,000 Inglis Pink Bonus

Spirit of Boom x Steflara Colt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co8n5x9NQTA

This Colt is by Spirit of Boom, one of Queensland’s leading sires a producer of Group 1 winner and stallion Jonker as well 22 individual stakes winners. He is out of the well bred Zabeel mare Steflara who has done a fantastic job at stud to date producing 5 runners to the track for 5 winners including the Group 3 Belle of the Turf runner up Pleiades.

A pedigree littered with black type, herself a half sister to Squalls the dam of recent Group 1 Flight Stakes winner Tropical Squall.

He was a fantastic physical, well proportioned and used himself very well. He was very well balance and tractable a real athlete. He had a fantastic willing attitude.

We have had great success already with Spirit of Boom as a sire with our 2 year old Listed Calaway Gal stakes winner Malaboom. This colt will also be trained by Matthew Dale just like Malaboom, out of his state of the art Goulburn facilities. To top all this off he comes of one of Queensland’s very best nurseries the very same nursery we secured Malaboom from in Eureka Stud.

This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Magic Millions race series and QTIS bonus scheme.

Meet So You Think X Bellevue Girl. This filly is by the multiple worldwide Group 1 winning stallion So You Think, a dual winner of the Cox Plate, sire of 55 stakes winners and 11 individual group 1 winners to date

So You Think X Bellevue Girl Filly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rB12tSQ9XY

https://kbloodstock.com.au/our-horses/so-you-think-x-bellevue-girl/

This filly is by the multiple worldwide Group 1 winning stallion So You Think, a dual winner of the Cox Plate, sire of 55 stakes winners and 11 individual group 1 winners to date, he is arguably one of Australia’s leading sires for a number of years now.

She is out of the well related Exceed and Excel winning mare Bellevue Girl, herself a full sister to the Group 3 and stakes winning 2 year old winner Sugar Babe. This filly has a fantastic pedigree and holds great residual value being a half sister to the Group 3 winning and Group 2 Todman stakes runner up Bellevue Hill.

She is a very well balanced filly who moved with great ease. She is a very athletic elegant type that posses class in abundance. She comes off the great Segenhoe Stud nursery the leading producer of stakes horses over the past 5 years in Australia.

This filly will be trained by David Pfieffer out of the state of the art Warwick Farm, Sydney facilities where she will be given every chance. David Pfieffer has already had great success with the progeny of So You Think including $2.2 million earner Rocketing By.

This Filly is eligible for the lucrative Magic Millions race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

This colt is by the Group 1 producing sire Star Turn and out of the Fastnet Rock mare Bleue Pepite who has already produced top quality racehorses including the $400k earner and 6 time winner Ruban Bleu as well as 5 time winner La Defense, she has done a great job at stud to date.

Star turn X Bleue Pepite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKlsIBAraQs

This colt is by the Group 1 producing sire Star Turn and out of the Fastnet Rock mare Bleue Pepite who has already produced top quality racehorses including the $400k earner and 6 time winner Ruban Bleu as well as 5 time winner La Defense, she has done a great job at stud to date. Bleue Pepite is a half sister to the Group 3 winning mare Think Bleue.

This Colt is extremely well balanced and a showed a fantastic willing workmanlike attitude. He was well put together with plenty of scope.

He will be trained by recent $500k 2yo Magic Millions debutant winning training Chris Anderson out of his state of the art Eagle Farm, Brisbane facilities. He is eligible for the Magic Millions race series as well as both the lucrative BOBS and QTIS bonus schemes.

Kurrinda Bloodstock, like other reputable syndicators, provides a platform for individuals to immerse themselves in the thrill of racehorse ownership without the complexities and costs associated with sole ownership giving you the opportunity to one day possibly race in a Blue Diamond Stakes. With their expertise and network within the racing industry, syndicators can offer investors a unique and rewarding experience while maximizing the potential for success on the racetrack.

Kurrinda Bloodstock Syndications offers racehorse ownership opportunities with a commitment to transparency and owner engagement
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