Blue Sapphire Stakes
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The Blue Sapphire Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Set Weights conditions for three year olds at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Blue Sapphire Stakes is run over 1200m. It was first run in 2005 and was won by Readyforcatherine.
The Blue Sapphire Stakes became a Group 3 in 2016.
It has changed its place in the season. It was run as a 2yo race in May each year but when the Spring carnival was changed with the Thousand Guineas moved to the prior Saturday, this race was moved to the Spring and the midweek card.
The Blue Sapphire Stakes then changed from a 2yo race to be a 3yo race.
As a 2yo race Black Caviar won it at her second start, winning by six lengths.
The Blue Sapphire Stakes was worth $200,000 in 2021.
Notable winners of the 2yo Blue Sapphire Stakes include Smokin' Joey (2010) and Black Caviar (2009).
The 2020 edition was a remarkable one for many reasons. Only three horses accepted for the race but then in running they were three abreast the entire 1200m and the 10-1 outsider of the field Ranting ran over the top.
Notable winners of the 3yo Blue Sapphire Stakes include Extreme Warrior (2021), Anaheed (2019), Written By (2018), Formality (2017), Flying Artie (2016), Keen Array (2015), Eloping (2014) and Snitzerland (2012).
The 2021 Blue Sapphire Stakes was won by Extreme Warrior from Profiteer and Minsk Moment.
Previous Blue Sapphire Stakes Winners
| EXTREME WARRIOR (AUS) 3C |
EXTREME CHOICE (AUS) - HEART OF THRILLS (AUS) SHOW A HEART (AUS)
|ZAC B SPAIN||57.0||M PRICE & M KENT||4|
| RANTING (NZ) 3C |
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - VANILLA ICE CREAM (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
|B MELHAM||57.0||Leon & Troy Corstens||3|
| ANAHEED (AUS) 3F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ROSTOVA (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
|DAMIAN LANE||55.0||P & P SNOWDEN||2|
| WRITTEN BY (AUS) 3C |
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - YAU CHIN (AUS) TOBOUGG (IRE)
|JORDAN CHILDS||57.0||GRAHAME BEGG||2|
| FORMALITY (AUS) 3F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - JOLIE'S SHINJU (JPN) JOLIE'S HALO (USA)
|K MCEVOY||55.0||D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG||4|
| FLYING ARTIE (AUS) 3C |
ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) - FLYING RUBY (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
|D OLIVER||57.0||MICK PRICE||4|
| KEEN ARRAY (AUS) 3G |
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - MOOREA (AUS) ZABEEL (NZ)
|DAMIAN LANE||57.0||DAVID HAYES & TOM DABERNIG||3|
| ELOPING (AUS) 3F |
CHOISIR (AUS) - RUNAWAY JESSE (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|S BASTER||55.0||P MORGAN & C WIDDISON||2|
| LION OF BELFORT (AUS) 3C |
STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) - LITERATURE (USA) NOTEBOOK (USA)
|D OLIVER||57.0||MICK PRICE||5|
| SNITZERLAND (AUS) 3F |
SNITZEL (AUS) - MONTE ROSA (AUS) FRAAR (USA)
|C W BROWN||55.0||GERALD RYAN||4|
| CITY OF SONG (AUS) 2F |
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - SONGS OF VIENNA (AUS) UMATILLA (NZ)
|J BENBOW||54.0||JOHN MOLONEY||2|
| SMOKIN' JOEY (AUS) 2G |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - DALZING (AUS) BLAZING SWORD (AUS)
|C D SYMONS||58.0||D L FREEDMAN||6|
| BLACK CAVIAR (AUS) 2F |
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - HELSINGE (AUS) DESERT SUN (GB)
|JARRAD NOSKE||57.5||PETER MOODY||7|
| GOLD IN DUBAI (AUS) 2G |
DESERT SUN (GB) - RORY'S SONG (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|M RODD||56.0||MARK RILEY||3|
| EMJAY HUSSEY (AUS) 2G |
HUSSONET (USA) - AMARANTH (USA) FLYING PASTER (USA)
|V DURIC||54.5||I R HUTCHINS||2|
| GREEN BIRDIE (NZ) 2G |
CATBIRD (AUS) - MRS SQUILLIONAIRE (GB) LAST TYCOON (IRE)
|R MCLEOD||57.0||BRIAN JENKINS||2|
Looks a good betting race in the 2021 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday.
Port Louis and Growl will run in the Blue Sapphire Stakes for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.
Giving the fav another chance in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2021 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday.
Some really interesting runners take to the 2021 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday.
The Race History of the Blue Sapphire Stakes run at Caulfield on Wednesday came off an interesting race last year.
Will some feature 2yos extend in the 2021 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Wednesday?
A crossover noseband is likely to be added to the race day gear of Profiteer going forward.