Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017

The $1,500,000 Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes on February 25th is the biggest race for two-year-olds in Victoria. First run in 1971, it has become the championship race for juvenile horses in our state. Past winners include greats such as Manikato, Bounding Away, Redoute’s Choice and, more recently, Star Witness and Sepoy.

From the first two-year-old race of the season in early October through to the Blue Diamond Preludes on February 11th, we get a look at all the new season talent that the 2yo’s have to offer. The best of them earn the right to compete in the Blue Diamond Stakes. It often sets up as a fascinating battle of the sexes as the preludes are run with a Colts and a Fillies division before meeting each other in the championship.

The Blue Diamond Stakes holds a special place in our hearts as we won the race in 2010 with our crack colt Star Witness. He went into the race having won both of his first two career starts, but looked to have blown his chance when he wobbled around the home corner at the back of the field. Fortunately, he balanced up at the last minute and ran past every horse on the field for one of the most spectacular wins in the race’s history! Check out his outstanding effort here.

Star Witness went on to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day later that year, and the following year went to England and ran 2nd in the Group 1 Kings Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. That is the beauty of the Blue Diamond. We are offered a peek at the future stars of the turf facing their first big Group 1 test. The winner will take his place on a prestigious list and often go on to be a household name.

Check out some of my favourite outfit inspirations for this year’s Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.

 

 

Erdem Georgie lace-trimmed dress | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Louise Macdonald Candice Turban | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Gucci Marmont Mini Bag | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Lover Vine Tier Midi Dress | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Mimco Not Shy Aliceband | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

Mimco Not Shy Aliceband

Gianvito Rossi Portofino Suede Sandals | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Stitch and Hide Lily Fold Clutch | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Pasduchas Ivy Grove Midi | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Nerida Winter Sweet Jane | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Sophia Webster Maya Metallic Sandal | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Jimmy Choo Candy Chain-Embellished Clutch | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Boutique Moschino Tiered Dress | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Millinery Jill Derby Wrap | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Prada Scalloped Suede Sandals | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Alila Valentina Leather Clutch | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Gül Hürgel off the shoulder dress | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Ann Shoebridge Lilac Azra | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

Ann Shoebridge Lilac Azra

Sophia Webster Lilico Sandals | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Karl Lagerfeld Choupette Big Pouch | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Rebecca Vallance Courtside Dress | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Millinery Jill Daisy Daisy Daisy | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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Billini Bandera Heels | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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The Wolf Gang Bedouin Clutch | Blue Diamond Stakes Fashion Edit 2017 | Track Mode Australia

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