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Friday, 23rd February 2018

Headlined by Victoria's richest juvenile race, the $1.5 million Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes, as well as the weight-for-age Gr1 Futurity Stakes and the time-honoured Gr1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield, plus the Gr1 WFA Classic at Hastings, there are 24 stakes races across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong this weekend. First run in 1971, the Blue Diamond has been won by some outstanding juveniles, some of whom went on to forge highly successful stud careers and make their mark on the thoroughbred breed including Manikato (1978), Bounding Away (1986), Zeditave (1988), Courtza (1989), Hurricane Sky (1994), Redoute's Choice (1999), Bel Esprit (2002), Alinghi (2004), and Sepoy (2011). This year's Blue Diamond is regarded as one of the most open of the modern era with the current TAB favourite being Long Leaf at $6.50, ahead of Oohood at $7.50, Plague Stone at $8, Kinky Boom & Ennis Hill at $8.50, and Prairie Fire at $9. Brought to you by International Animal Health Products, below in AEDT order are Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's scheduled stakes races incorporating integrated fields, form, indicative odds and runner news:


  • 9:30pm: Gr3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) Moonee Valley 


  • 12:01pm: Gr3 Matamata Slipper (1200m) Matamata
  • 12:30pm: Listed Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) Caulfield
  • 1:05pm: Gr2 Autumn Classic (1800m) Caulfield
  • 1:15pm: Matamata Breeders' Stakes (1200m) Matamata
  • 1:40pm: Gr3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) Caulfield
  • 2:00pm: Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) Rosehill Gardens
  • 2:03pm: Gr1 WFA Classic (1600m) Hastings
  • 2:15pm: Gr2 Armanasco Stakes (1400m) Caulfield
  • 2:25pm: Listed Kaimai Stakes (2000m) Matamata
  • 2:50pm: Gr3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) Caulfield
  • 3:10pm: Gr2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) Rosehill Gardens
  • 3:25pm: Gr1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) Caulfield
  • 3:45pm: Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) Rosehill Gardens
  • 4:05pm: Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) Caulfield
  • 4:25pm: Gr2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) Rosehill Gardens
  • 4:45pm: Gr1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) Caulfield
  • 5:25pm: Gr2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) Caulfield
  • 7:05pm: Listed Detonator Stakes (1800m) Ascot


  • 3:40pm: Listed Tasmanian Oaks (2100m) Launceston
  • 4:12pm: Gr3 Vamos Stakes (1400m) Launceston
  • Time TBC: Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) Pinjarra
  • 7:05pm: Gr1 Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) Sha Tin
  • 7:40pm: Gr1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (1400m) Sha Tin


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