Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Race Information

The Blue Diamond Fillies Preview is a 1000 metre set weights plus penalties race for two-year-old fillies run by the Melbourne Racing Club in late January. It is held at Caulfield as part of the lead-up to Victoria’s richest two-year-old race, the Blue Diamond, in late February.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 2YO fillies
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Friday 26 January 2024

Blue Diamond Fillies Preview Race History

See the 2024 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Preview and results.

See the 2023 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Preview and results.

See the 2022 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Preview and results.

See the 2021 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) Preview and results.

Traditionally held on the Australia Day public holiday this race is a  lead-up to the Blue Diamond in late February, with the Blue Diamond Prelude held in early February. It is held on the same day as the Blue Diamond Preview for colts and geldings. Only two fillies have won the Preview then gone on to win the Blue Diamond.

The race was first held in 1982 as a Listed race over 1200m and was won by a filly called Olive Branch. In 1984 the distance was reduced to the current 1000m. It was upgraded to Group 3 status from 1988 to 2005 then was downgraded to Listed status from 2006 to 2014. In 2015 it regained the current Group 3 status. The venue has swapped several times between Sandown and Caulfield and has been held at Caulfield from 2016 onwards.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1000m): Jumlah (2006) 0:55:81

Blue Diamond Fillies Preview & Blue Diamond Stakes: Miracles Of Life (2013); Bounding Away (1986);

Interesting trivia: In 2005 the race was declared a “No Race”as two runners appeared to get a flying start before the rest of the gates opened.

Past winners of the Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies)

Winners of past Blue Diamond Fillies Previews include Eloping (2014), Miracles Of Life (2013), Crystal Lily (2010), Rostova (2009), Triscay (1990) and Bounding Away (1986).

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Hayasugi Tobeornottobe Matisse
2023 De Sonic Boom Zousuko Sensical
2022 Miss Roseiano Written Swoosh Latizia
2021 Dosh Tayla’s Moment Frost Flowers
2020 A Beautiful Night Fresh Unstoppable
2019 Catch Me Jedastar Shih Tzou
2018 Lady Horseowner Crossing The Abbey Oohood
2017 Limestone Tulip Chateau Griffo
2016 Sword Of Light Emphatically Dream First
2015 Fontiton Haybah Pursuits
2014 Eloping Lumosty Sakitto
2013 Miracles Of Life Diamond Glow Swing Vote
2012 Malasun Members Joy Sabie
2011 One Last Dance Anevay Graskop
2010 Crystal Lily Shaaheq Warm Love
2009 Rostova Irish Lights Baby Corn
2008 Siennas Fury Marveen Believe’n’succeed
2007 Beauty School Behind Familial
2006 Jumlah Silverbeat Red Pluton
2005 ** Void Race **
2004 World Peace Granma Gertey One World
2003 Halibery Gaelic Princess Roedean
2002 Bardego Brief Embrace Romantic Flyer
2001 Ashkaleta Faiza Patterns
2000 Ponton Flyer Operettas Happy Empress
1999 Northeast Sheila Miss Pennymoney Brooke’s Express
1998 Compulsion Piccadilly Circus Gold Moment
1997 Scandinavia Be Discreet It’s A Giggle
1996 Our Cashel Matrilineal Bright Light
1995 Danaides Miamore Tennessee Magic
1994 Tennessee Morn Love Of Mary Just Dance On
1994 Rosas Image Lady Jakeo Hospitable