Kennedy Mile

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

2018 Kennedy Mile Results

  • 1st: #17 Best Of Days
  • 2nd: #2 Le Romain
  • 3rd: #16 Peaceful State

The Kenendy Mile 2018 (previously known as the Emirates Stakes / Longines Mile / Cantala Stakes) is Melbourne’s richest 1600m race and offers $1 million in 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 Mile 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 Myer Classic (1600m) for fillies and mares.

The Kennedy Mile 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 the old Mackinnon Stakes, contested over 2000m on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup, while the old Emirates Stakes is now the Kennedy Mile run over 1600m on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day.

The 2018 Kennedy Mile ran on Saturday November 3, 2018.

Kennedy Mile 2018
Date: Saturday November 3, 2018
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000


Kennedy Mile Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Kennedy Mile 2018 tips and betting predictions to be published closer to race day. In the meantime check out dedicated Kennedy Mile Tips page for early Kennedy Mile betting guide and the latest Kennedy Mile news.

Kennedy Mile Odds

Kennedy Mile 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 Mile 2018 Odds and market links to will be available below as soon as available.

Kennedy Mile Field

The Kennedy Mile 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.

The official Kennedy Mile 2018 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1304x2412 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 9 59kg 117
2 74232×1724 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees James McDonald 7 57.5kg 114
3 12561×1658 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Tye Angland 6 56kg 111
4 51311×2131 LAND OF PLENTY Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 55.5kg 110
5 9140x4x578 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley 17 52.5kg 104
6 811x121x62 DREAMFORCE John P Thompson Brenton Avdulla 14 52.5kg 104
7 x230956118 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Stephen Baster 3 52.5kg 104
8 12x412x217 NOIRE Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 52kg 105
9 x93116x543 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller 5 52kg 103
10 295×271734 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Walker 15 52kg 103
11 7158×07151 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir 11 52kg 101
12 x0918x4022 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 10 52kg 101
13 3x0436x231 SIRCCONI John Sadler Ms Linda Meech 4 52kg 101
14 x579115x73 PERAST Paul Perry Tim Clark 19 52kg 100
15 25828×2604 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 20 52kg 100
16 720110×205 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir 2 52kg 99
17e 3438×71321 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 1 52kg 99
18e 41113×3811 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir 16 52kg 98
19e 5x2347x889 RADIPOLE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 12 52kg 95
20e x6260x1144 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 18 52kg 93

Kennedy Mile Nominations

The early Kennedy Mile 2018 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.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x503768x83 ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
2 3438×71321 BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings 99
3 0x22110x42 BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Charlie Appleby 113
4 x230040x74 BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 93
5 7158×07151 CLIFF’S EDGE H 4 Darren Weir 101
6 12561×1658 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 111
7 9140x4x578 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 5 Liam Birchley 104
8 3714×32256 D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 109
9 811x121x62 DREAMFORCE G 6 John P Thompson 104
10 7421×04073 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 7 James Cummings 102
11 0521×53330 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 107
12 x0918x4022 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
13 0634x31x28 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 5 Matthew Smith 78
14 x1304x2412 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 117
15 41113×3811 ICONOCLASM H 4 Darren Weir 98
16 43215×1412 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 108
17 x350397x64 INVINCIBLE GEM M 5 Kris Lees 106
18 x695x75256 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 111
19 x6260x1144 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 93
20 51311×2131 LAND OF PLENTY H 5 Darren Weir 110
21 74232×1724 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 114
22 x93116x543 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 103
23 27x121x361 MANUEL G 5 Tony McEvoy 89
24 009×479741 MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
25 x230956118 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 104
26 6717×63150 MURAAQEB H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
27 12x412x217 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 105
28 720110×205 PEACEFUL STATE H 4 Darren Weir 99
29 x579115x73 PERAST H 4 Paul Perry 100
30 2630×35542 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 104
31 5x2347x889 RADIPOLE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 95
32 76x462x444 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 110
33 295×271734 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
34 x691420x67 SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 95
35 3x0436x231 SIRCCONI G 4 John Sadler 101
36 x1413x3311 SKY BOY G 4 Anthony & Edward Cummings 73
37 0x0172x958 SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
38 25828×2604 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 100
39 x1214x3569 WAGING WAR G 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 92

Kennedy Mile Prize Money

  • 1st – $600,000
  • 2nd – $180,000
  • 3rd – $90,000
  • 4th – $45,000
  • 5th – $25,000
  • 6th – $20,000
  • 7th – $20,000
  • 8th – $20,000

Kennedy Mile Form Guide

If you are serious about your betting, you will need a good Kennedy Mile 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 Mile form guide, how to read the information provided in the guide and where to go for the best Kennedy Mile form guide each season.

Kennedy Mile Betting

Kennedy Mile 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 Mile betting page for everything to do with enjoying a punt on the million dollar feature including tips for the Kennedy Mile Trifecta.

Kennedy Mile Winners

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

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