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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.
Previous Bletchingly Stakes Winners
| VIRIDINE (AUS) 5G |
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PATINA (AUS) ANABAA (USA)
|D OLIVER||58.5||JAMES CUMMINGS||4|
| 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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