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Blue Diamond Stakes: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds and more

The Blue Diamond Stakes is a Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race and is Victoria’s richest race for two-year-olds.

The Blue Diamond Stakes is one of the stand-out events of the Victoria autumn racing carnival and is raced at set-weights over 1200m at Caulfield Racecourse.

Trainer David Hayes has dominated the Blue Diamond Stakes in recent years, winning it on five occasions.

Here is all you need to know about the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Blue Diamond Stakes date

The Blue Diamond Stakes takes place in mid to late February and in 2024 will be raced on Saturday 24th February.

The meeting at Caulfield marks the opening of the Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

The Blue Diamond Stakes is the highlight of a very impressive card which will also includes two more Group 1 races – the Oakleigh Plate and the Futurity Stakes.

Blue Diamond Stakes time

The race time for the Blue Diamond Stakes has yet to be officially announced, but it will be Race 7 on the card.

Blue Diamond Stakes location

The Blue Diamond Stakes will take place at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

It has been raced at Flemington (1996) and Sandown (2023) in the past, but returns to Caulfield for 2024.

Blue Diamond Stakes how to watch

The Blue Diamond Stakes will be shown free-to-air on Channel 7.

Blue Diamond Stakes history

The Blue Diamond Stakes was first raced in 1971 and was won by a horse named Tolerance.

Trainer David Hayes has enjoyed great success at the Blue Diamond Stakes, winning the race five times, while jockey Dwayne Dunn has won it on four occasions.

Blue Diamond Stakes past winners

Little Brose won the 2023 Blue Diamond Stakes for trainers Ben and JD Hayes and jockey Michael Dee.

The great Manikato is a previous winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, while Extreme Choice and Sepoy are among other notable winners.

In 2011 Sepoy did the Blue Diamond Stakes/Golden Slipper double.

Blue Diamond Stakes odds

High Octane is the hot fancy at 4.50 to win the 2024 Blue Diamond Stakes, while Storm Boy can be backed at 6.00.

Bold Bastille and Stay Focused are both 7.00.

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