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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 2018 Bletchingly Stakes will be run for prize money of $150,000.
Notable winners of the Bletchingly Stakes include 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 2017 Bletchingly Stakes was won by Ability from Lankan Rupee and Duke Of Brunswick.
Previous Bletchingly Stakes Winners
| 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|
Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey will continue her build-up towards her return to racing in an 800m barrier trial at Devonport.
Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey is pleasing her trainer Adam Trinder as she continues her build-up towards a planned race return in the Bletchingly Stakes.