Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Quintin Lang
Artorius has taken out the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes in an absolute thriller

The $1.5 million, Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes has been won by the Anthony and Sam Freedman trained Artorius in an absolute thriller.

The manner in which Artorius gamely stuck to his task to gain the win when it seemed, at best, he might run on into a minor placing means that the can be no excuse for any beaten runner.

Back in the pack early and seemingly still stuck behind horses as the real challenges kicked into gear in the straight, Luke Currie kept the son of Flying Artieโ€™s mind on the job when horses were exploding into action all around him.

The favourite Enthaar set the early gallop, but she could not get away from them in the straight where the opposition were lining up to wait for a sign of weakness which came inside the final 100m with Enthaar being swamped late.

General Beau looked likely to threaten but did not follow through. Finance Tycoon was quickly on the scene but, equally as quickly, gave way to the faster finishing Ingratiating, who looked all over the winner until Currie, who had extricated Artorius from the roadblock and who now had the colt at full stretch, brought his mount through with that race winning effort.

It was a stunning effort against some very good two-year-olds and was certainly a performance befitting of achieving success in a race of this stature.

โ€œI thought he was a chance in the straight, but he had sort of raced a bit on and off,โ€ said jockey Luke Currie.

โ€˜I knew he was getting a good run through, but I thought he might struggle late because he hadnโ€™t really had the chance to quicken, but he just kept coming.

โ€œIt was an amazing feeling the last bit.

โ€œI missed this day last year. I had a fall the night before, so itโ€™s been a much better weekend than it was this time last year.

โ€œIt makes it all worthwhile.โ€

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. Tโ€™s & Cโ€™s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Launceston Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Launceston Cup. The Launceston Cup was raced at Launceston racecourse on 24/2/2021....

Blue Diamond Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. The Blue Diamond Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Watch: Punters on the floor after sick beat

Smart maiden filly LADY OF LUXURY (Criterion-Miss Beauty World) had punters and racegoers alike holding their collective breathes as she...

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ Idiot stands on race track, nearly gets hit

One of the most idiotic things you will see at a racetrack has happened at Trentham on Saturday. A patron...

Australian Guineas

The is one of the feature mile races in Australia for 3YO’s, it is held at each year over during...

Chipping Norton Stakes

The is one of the feature mile races in Sydney, Australia. The race is held at each year over during...

All Star Mile

The is a Special Conditions race for middle distance horses and is raced at WFA conditions during the Autumn Racing...

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or