Kennedy Cantala Stakes

The Kennedy Cantala is one of the four Flemington Group 1 races contested on Day 1 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival - Victoria Derby Day.

2020 Kennedy Cantala Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Kennedy Cantala – briefly known as the Kennedy Mile and previously known as the Emirates Stakes / Longines Mile / Cantala Stakes – is Melbourne’s richest 1600m race for the spring with $1.5 million prize money. This Group 1 race – briefly called the Longines Mile for sponsorship purposes – is a quality handicap raced at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival.

The event runs on Victoria Derby Day on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, which takes place on the first Tuesday of November, along with three other Group 1 races.

The Kennedy Cantala shares a race program with the: Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-old stayers, the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old sprinters and the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) for fillies and mares.

The Kennedy Cantala was previously known as the Emirates Stakes and run over the mile on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The new-look Emirates Stakes race is now run as the Mackinnon Stakes, contested over 2000m on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup, while the old Emirates Stakes is now the Kennedy Cantala run over 1600m on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day.

The 2020 Kennedy Cantala runs on Saturday October 31, 2020 . 

Kennedy Cantala 2020
Date: Saturday October 31, 2020
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,500,000

2020 Kennedy Cantala Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 Kennedy Cantala Odds

Kennedy Cantala odds open around late October when early entries for the Group 1 mile sprint on Derby Day are first taken.

The season’s latest Kennedy Cantala 2020 Odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as available.

Kennedy Cantala Field

The Kennedy Cantala field is normally comprised of the horses from the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) run at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day the weekend before and graduates of the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) run at Caulfield at the start of October on Caulfield Guineas Day. Fierce Impact (2019) was the last galloper to complete the Toorak Handicap – Kennedy Cantala double in a single season.

The official Kennedy Cantala 2020 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day, the full list of milers to be published in full below once announced.

2020 Kennedy Cantala Nominations

 

The early Kennedy Cantala Nominations close on an October in late October, a few days after the running of the Caulfield Cup, and will be available below once released by Racing Victoria.

Kennedy Cantala Prize Money

In 2020 the prizemoney for the Kennedy Cantala was cut from $2 million in 2019 down to $1.5 million.

  • 1st – $900,000
  • 2nd – $270,000
  • 3rd – $135,000
  • 4th – $67,500
  • 5th – $37,500
  • 6th – $30,000
  • 7th – $30,000
  • 8th – $30,000

Kennedy Cantala Form Guide

If you are serious about your betting, you will need a good Kennedy Cantala Form Guide to help in your analysis of the runners. Follow the link to our dedicated page that gives you a run down on the Kenendy Cantala form guide, how to read the information provided in the guide and where to go for the best Kennedy Cantala form guide each season.

Kennedy Cantala Betting

Kennedy Cantala betting is always hugely popular as the race runs on the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting and features a star-studded field of milers and past Group 1 winners. Check out our dedicated Kennedy Cantala betting page for everything to do with enjoying a punt on the two million dollar feature including tips for the Kennedy Cantala Trifecta.

Kennedy MileCantala Winners

Check out our dedicated Kennedy Cantala Results page for a full list of the past Kennedy Cantala winners.

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