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

Trainer Robbie Griffiths may have stolen a potential Blue Diamond after the debut win of Burnstone at Sandown.

The son of Redoute’s Choice, ridden by Damian Lane, was impressive scoring a 3-1/2 length victory in the Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) for colts and geldings on Monday.

A $40,000 yearling purchase, Burnstone is on a path to the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 28.

Griffiths said he would see how Burnstone comes out of the debut win before deciding if he will tackle the Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) a fortnight earlier.

Griffiths paid $220,000 for Burnstone’s older brother, but a freak accident had claimed the colt before making it to the racetrack.

Before it was established, Burnstone was a windsucker.

Griffiths thought he may have picked up the colt for $100,000 as he was a little smaller than the brother, but hardly a bid was given for the colt when it was announced he was a windsucker.

“We paraded up and down and really liked him,” Griffiths said.

“When the Arrowfield guys announced he was a windsucker it didn’t worry me and because no one was bidding. The hammer went down at 40 (thousand).

“He’s got a stallions pedigree. He’s out of a Group One performed daughter of Merlene who won a Golden Slipper.”

Griffiths said Burnstone had gone into Monday’s race with just one 800m trial under his belt and there was plenty of room to move forward.

Lane was impressed with the acceleration Burnstone ($12) showed, taking advantage of an inside run.

“I walked the track and it wasn’t that great to be on the fence, but it’s so beneficial for two-year-olds to give them something to follow and I didn’t think it was worth giving it away,” Lane said.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’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...

Likely Cox Plate Field – 2020

The 2020 Cox Plate will be run this weekend (24/10/2020) and the field is taking shape with a majority of...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Classique Legend lost to Hong Kong

In a bittersweet postscript to The Everest, Classique Legend’s owner Bon Ho has confirmed the horse will head overseas. While...

Verry Elleegant gives Chris Waller his first Caulfield Cup

Australia’s premier trainer Chris Waller and jockey Mark Zahra landed their first Caulfield Cup wins when outstanding five-year-old Verry Elleegant...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Caulfield Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/10/2020....

The Everest results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Everest. The Everest was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/10/2020. Replay:...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2020 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.