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Bletchingly Stakes

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History

VEGA MAGIC winning the Bletchingly Stks.
VEGA MAGIC winning the Bletchingly Stks. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Bletchingly Stakes is a G3 race run under Weight For Age conditions for open sprinters at Caulfield conducted by theMelbourne Racing Club.
The Bletchingly Stakes is run over 1200m and is the last group race of the season.
It was first run in 1994 and won by Poetic King.
The race was run on the Sandown-Lakeside track in 2017.
The distance of the Bletchingly Stakes was 1100m until 2003 then 1200m from then on. It became a Group 3 race in1997.
The Bletchingly Stakes is notable for the number of G1 winners who win this race before or after taking the Caulfield event.
Trainers to win it multiple times include Lee Freedman, Peter Moody, Clinton McDonald and Lance Smith and Damien Oliver has most wins as a jockey with three.
Shoot Out won the race in 2010, three months after his Derby win in Sydney. It was the first of an eight run Spring campaign.
The 2019 Bletchingly Stakes will be run for prize money of $160,000.
Notable winners of the Bletchingly Stakes include Vega Magic (2018), Smokin’ Joey (2015), Mid Summer Music (2011), Shoot Out (2010), LetGo Thommo (2009), Apache Cat (2007), Regal Roller (2005), Le Zagaletta (2004), Super Elegant (2003), Rubitano (2002),Sports (1999), You Remember (1995/1996) and Poetic King (1994).
The 2018 Bletchingly Stakes was won by Vega Magic from Voodoo Lad and Jungle Edge.


Racing and Sports

Previous Bletchingly Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
SCALES OF JUSTICE (AUS) 6G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - BEYMATILLA (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
D YENDALL 58.5 LINDSEY SMITH 7
VEGA MAGIC (AUS) 5G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ADMIRABLE (AUS) MAGIC ALBERT (AUS)
D OLIVER 58.5 D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 3
ABILITY (AUS) 5G
REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) - PAEROA (AUS) DUBAI DESTINATION (USA)
D DUNN 58.5 R W SMERDON 4
LORD OF THE SKY (AUS) 5H
DANERICH (AUS) - PRINCESS ABASSI (AUS) ABASSI (AUS)
D OLIVER 58.5 ROBBIE LAING 4
SMOKIN' JOEY (AUS) 7G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - DALZING (AUS) BLAZING SWORD (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM 58.5 WEZ HUNTER 9
THIAMANDI (AUS) 3F
STREET BOSS (USA) - COUNTRY CLASS (NZ) WOODBOROUGH (USA)
M RODD 56.0 LLOYD KENNEWELL 3
SECOND EFFORT (AUS) 6G
MOSSMAN (AUS) - RELATIVITY (AUS) GEIGER COUNTER (USA)
B RAWILLER 58.5 CLINTON MCDONALD 6
READY TO RIP (AUS) 4G
MORE THAN READY (USA) - LADY LANGHAM (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
L NOLEN 58.5 PETER MOODY 6
MID SUMMER MUSIC (AUS) 5M
OAMARU FORCE (AUS) - SAMSARA LADY (NZ) NASSIPOUR (USA)
L NOLEN 56.5 PETER MOODY 7
SHOOT OUT (AUS) 3G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PENTAMEROUS (NZ) PENTIRE (GB)
S KATSIDIS 58.0 JOHN WALLACE 1
LET GO THOMMO (AUS) 9G
LARANTO (AUS) - MEMORY TRUE (AUS) IS IT TRUE (USA)
STEVEN KING 58.5 SIMON ZAHRA 8
COMMANDING HOPE (AUS) 4G
COMMANDS (AUS) - DIVINE HOPE (AUS) PREGO (IRE)
NICK RYAN 58.5 CHRIS HYLAND 8
APACHE CAT (AUS) 5G
LION CAVERN (USA) - TENNESSEE BLAZE (AUS) WHISKEY ROAD (USA)
M RODD 58.5 GREG EURELL 5
MINSON (AUS) 4G
HONOUR AND GLORY (USA) - INSTANT (AUS) PREGO (IRE)
C WILLIAMS 57.5 MICHAEL HIBBS 4
REGAL ROLLER (AUS) 6G
REGAL CLASSIC (CAN) - ARANTXA ROSE (AUS) RANCHO RULER (AUS)
M FLAHERTY 57.5 CLINTON MCDONALD 6
LE ZAGALETTA (AUS) 9G
LAST TYCOON (GB) - SWIFTSYND (AUS) SWIFT GUN (AUS)
M J WALKER 57.5 D L FREEDMAN 2
SUPER ELEGANT (AUS) 6G
MISTER C (USA) - EVER ELEGANT (AUS) STEEL PULSE (GB)
P PAYNE 57.5 TONY VASIL 4
RUBITANO (AUS) 5G
RUBITON (AUS) - MRS. SOFFEL (AUS) THE JUDGE (AUS)
N RAWILLER 57.5 BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH 2
WINDIGO (AUS) 6G
ALIOCHA (USA) - FACILIS (AUS) NORTHERN REWARD (AUS)
N CALLOW 57.5 RAMON GOLDSMITH 5
DANDY KID (AUS) 4G
DEMUS (AUS) - MISS TECOMA (AUS) CERRETO (IRE)
L CURRIE 57.5 ROBBIE GRIFFITHS 3

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