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The 2018 Oakleigh Plate is a Group 1 short-distance sprint run at Caulfield Racecourse on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in late February.



The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate is held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival at Caulfield Racecourse at the end of February each year. Raced over a short distance of 1100m, runners in the Oakleigh Plate field normally arrive via the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1100m) and the Australia Stakes (1200m) if they are not resuming in the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day sprint.

As an open handicap race, the Oakleigh Plate attracts some of the strongest and fastest horse from around the country to win the $500,000 in prize money. Many of the best horses in this race will go on to race in the slightly longer Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight the following month.

The Oakleigh Plate is held alongside the Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m). Recent winners of the Oakleigh Plate – Newmarket Handicap double include Lankan Rupee (2014) and Weekend Hussler (2008).

The Oakleigh Plate 2018 runs on Saturday February 24, 2018 .

2018 Oakleigh Plate
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2018 Oakleigh Plate Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate 2018 betting odds from Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes Day sprint clash will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Oakleigh Plate Field

Each autumn the Oakleigh Plate Final Field attracts a star-studded line-up of short distance specialists, many of which are resuming off spring races or that kicked things off at Flemington the week prior in the Lightning Stakes over 1000m.

The 2018 Oakleigh Plate field will be provided here as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race.

2018 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The 2018 Oakleigh Plate nominations will be published below on the Monday before Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Oakleigh Plate History

The Oakleigh Plate was first won by Malua in 1884 and has since been a tough race to win twice with only two horse managing a double victory. Dual Choice took out the Oakleigh Plate title in two consecutive years in 1971 and 1972, following the non-successive wins of Aurie’s Star (1937 & 1939).

The Oakleigh Plate has resulted in a dead heat for first place twice in a row firstly by Merab and First Arrow in 1931 and then Blematic and Umbertana in 1932. Notable recent Oakleigh Plate winners include subsequent star sires Fastnet Rock (2005) and Snitzel (2006), along with Lankan Rupee (2014) and Flamberge (2016).

Below are the Oakleigh Plate Results & Winners going back to 2000.

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Oakleigh Plate
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Oakleigh Plate
1st Sheidel 1 minute 02.11 seconds
2nd Faatinah
3rd Extreme Choice
2016
Oakleigh Plate
1st Flamberge 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd Fell Swoop
3rd Heatherly
2015
Oakleigh Plate
1st Shamal Wind 1 minute 02.3 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Fast ‘N’ Rocking
2014
Oakleigh Plate
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Knoydart
2014
Oakleigh Plate
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Knoydart
2013
Oakleigh Plate
1st Mrs Onassis 1 minute 03.2 seconds
2nd Facile Tigre
3rd Spirit Of Boom
2012
Oakleigh Plate
1st Woorim 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Facile Tigre
2011
Oakleigh Plate
1st Eagle Falls 1 minute 02.2 seconds
2nd Avenue
3rd Hinchinbrook
2010
Oakleigh Plate
1st Starspangledbanner 1 minute 3.16 seconds
2nd Here De Angles
3rd Arinos
2009
Oakleigh Plate
1st Swiss Ace 1 minute 2.8 seconds
2nd Lucky Secret
3rd Typhoon Zed
2008
Oakleigh Plate
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Magnus
3rd Tramuntana
2007
Oakleigh Plate
1st Undue 1 minute 2.7 seconds
2nd Poets Voice
3rd Magnus
2006
Oakleigh Plate
1st Snitzel 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Virage De Fortune
3rd Takeover Target
2005
Oakleigh Plate
1st Fastnet Rock 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd Segments
3rd Legally Bay
2004
Oakleigh Plate
1st Reactive 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Suit
2003
Oakleigh Plate
1st River Dove 1 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd North Boy
3rd Choisir
2002
Oakleigh Plate
1st Sudurka 1 minute 2.5 seconds
2nd Mistegic
3rd Straight Ace
2001
Oakleigh Plate
1st Miss Kournikova 1 minute 2 seconds
2nd Miss Pennymoney
3rd Show A Heart
2000
Oakleigh Plate
1st Sports 1 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Falvelon
3rd Rancho Spark

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