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2017 Blue Sapphire Stakes: All In Market and Race History


Flying Artie was a strong winner last year and the 2017 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Wednesday may produce more.
2017 Blue Sapphire Stakes: Nominations

2017 BLUE SAPPHIRE STAKES – ALL IN MARKET

Market courtesy of Sportsbet
$4.20: Jukebox
$5.50: Crown Witness
$5.50: Merchant Navy
$7.50: Viridine
$7.50: I Did It Again
*All others quoted at $7.50 or greater in full market.
2017 BLUE SAPPHIRE STAKES - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The Blue Sapphire Stakes is a G3 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 6 f. 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 is worth $350,000 in 2017.
Notable winners of the 2yo Blue Sapphire Stakes include Smokin’ Joey (2010) and Black Caviar (2009).
Notable winners of the 3yo Blue Sapphire Stakes include Flying Artie (2016), Keen Array (2015), Eloping (2014) and Snitzerland (2012).
The 2016 Blue Sapphire Stakes was won by Flying Artie from Dalradian and Derryn.

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