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Bletchingly Stakes

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History

VIRIDINE winning the Bletchingly Stakes in Caulfield, Australia.
VIRIDINE winning the Bletchingly Stakes in Caulfield, Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

The Bletchingly Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Weight For Age conditions for open sprinters at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne 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 in 1997.
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.
In 2019 Scales Of Justice came from Perth with his trainer and won impressively. He'd go on to win the G1 Memsie Stakes at the same course.
The 2020 Bletchingly Stakes was run for prizemoney of $128,000 reduced through coronavirus.
Notable winners of the Bletchingly Stakes include Scales Of Justice (2019), Vega Magic (2018), Smokin' Joey (2015), Mid Summer Music (2011), Shoot Out (2010), Let Go 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 2020 Bletchingly Stakes was won by Viridine from Streets Of Avalon and Great Again.


Racing and Sports

Previous Bletchingly Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
VIRIDINE (AUS) 5G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PATINA (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
D OLIVER58.5JAMES CUMMINGS4
SCALES OF JUSTICE (AUS) 6G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - BEYMATILLA (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
D YENDALL58.5LINDSEY SMITH7
VEGA MAGIC (AUS) 5G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ADMIRABLE (AUS) MAGIC ALBERT (AUS)
D OLIVER58.5D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG3
ABILITY (AUS) 5G
REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) - PAEROA (AUS) DUBAI DESTINATION (USA)
D DUNN58.5R W SMERDON4
LORD OF THE SKY (AUS) 5H
DANERICH (AUS) - PRINCESS ABASSI (AUS) ABASSI (AUS)
D OLIVER58.5ROBBIE LAING4
SMOKIN' JOEY (AUS) 7G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - DALZING (AUS) BLAZING SWORD (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM58.5WEZ HUNTER9
THIAMANDI (AUS) 3F
STREET BOSS (USA) - COUNTRY CLASS (NZ) WOODBOROUGH (USA)
M RODD56.0LLOYD KENNEWELL3
SECOND EFFORT (AUS) 6G
MOSSMAN (AUS) - RELATIVITY (AUS) GEIGER COUNTER (USA)
B RAWILLER58.5CLINTON MCDONALD6
READY TO RIP (AUS) 4G
MORE THAN READY (USA) - LADY LANGHAM (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
L NOLEN58.5PETER MOODY6
MID SUMMER MUSIC (AUS) 5M
OAMARU FORCE (AUS) - SAMSARA LADY (NZ) NASSIPOUR (USA)
L NOLEN56.5PETER MOODY7
SHOOT OUT (AUS) 3G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - PENTAMEROUS (NZ) PENTIRE (GB)
S KATSIDIS58.0JOHN WALLACE1
LET GO THOMMO (AUS) 9G
LARANTO (AUS) - MEMORY TRUE (AUS) IS IT TRUE (USA)
STEVEN KING58.5SIMON ZAHRA8
COMMANDING HOPE (AUS) 4G
COMMANDS (AUS) - DIVINE HOPE (AUS) PREGO (IRE)
NICK RYAN58.5CHRIS HYLAND8
APACHE CAT (AUS) 5G
LION CAVERN (USA) - TENNESSEE BLAZE (AUS) WHISKEY ROAD (USA)
M RODD58.5GREG EURELL5
MINSON (AUS) 4G
HONOUR AND GLORY (USA) - INSTANT (AUS) PREGO (IRE)
C WILLIAMS57.5MICHAEL HIBBS4
REGAL ROLLER (AUS) 6G
REGAL CLASSIC (CAN) - ARANTXA ROSE (AUS) RANCHO RULER (AUS)
M FLAHERTY57.5CLINTON MCDONALD6
LE ZAGALETTA (AUS) 9G
LAST TYCOON (GB) - SWIFTSYND (AUS) SWIFT GUN (AUS)
M J WALKER57.5D L FREEDMAN2
SUPER ELEGANT (AUS) 6G
MISTER C (USA) - EVER ELEGANT (AUS) STEEL PULSE (GB)
P PAYNE57.5TONY VASIL4
RUBITANO (AUS) 5G
RUBITON (AUS) - MRS. SOFFEL (AUS) THE JUDGE (AUS)
N RAWILLER57.5BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH2
WINDIGO (AUS) 6G
ALIOCHA (USA) - FACILIS (AUS) NORTHERN REWARD (AUS)
N CALLOW57.5RAMON GOLDSMITH5
DANDY KID (AUS) 4G
DEMUS (AUS) - MISS TECOMA (AUS) CERRETO (IRE)
L CURRIE57.5ROBBIE GRIFFITHS3

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