Kevin Heffernan Stakes

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Sandown Racecourse in mid-November.

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

  • 1st: Lucky Hussler
  • 2nd: Illustrious Lad
  • 3rd: Super Cash

Kevin Heffernan Stakes News

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results: Lucky Hussler Beats Favourite

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results: Lucky Hussler Beats Favourite

The Darren Weir-trained proven Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler looked back in form ahead of his Magic Millions bid in January holding off the fit favourite Illustrious Lad to win the Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2016 at Ladbrokes Park.

Lucky Hussler (inside) scored an upset win over the favourite Illustrious Lad (outside) in the 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at ...

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1300m, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes is held under weight-for-age conditions and pays a decent $150,000 total prize money.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is the last weight-for-age sprint in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and is held on the last day of black-type racing, Zipping Classic Day.

Other races on the same schedule include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) and three listed events, including the Sandown Cup (3200m).

Those horses which target the Kevin Heffernan Stakes tend to do so following a fairly successful spring season contesting sprints over similar distances. Other weight-for-age events are also fairly common targets for the classier types that run in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes. Following this race, horses tend to take a variety of paths. The paddock is a reasonably popular destination, while the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) over in Perth might attract some classier types.

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes will be run on November 12th.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2016
Date: November 12th, 2016
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2016 odds are listed below, market links to Ladbrokes.com.au also provided so you can lock in our insider 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes tips at the right price this spring.

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes field usually attracts a pretty talented group of weight-for-age sprinters. In recent years, the quality of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes field has improved considerably, with more notable horses, often Group 1 winners, contesting the event.

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes field is released the Wednesday before race day and is published below as soon as available.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 136x129x79 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 112
2 4x321x2455 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 5 59kg 110
3 0007×83901 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Hugh Bowman 10 59kg 104
4 015121×121 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 11 59kg 104
5 33123112×0 BURNING FRONT Darren Weir Dean Yendall 3 59kg 100
6 x3422810x0 TRIED AND TIRED Jarrod McLean John Allen 1 59kg 100
7 6x115x1622 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 2 59kg 102
8 116x4x6387 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 8 59kg 99
9 52911×6328 WE’VE GOT THIS Greg Eurell Damien Oliver 9 59kg 97
10 9230×39304 SANTA ANA LANE Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 94
11 7x31536x14 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 6 57kg 87

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Nominations

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations attract sprinters from a variety of preparations. Usually, the majority of horses who enter the Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations have had quite a few starts during the spring carnival leading up to it.

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations will be provided below.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes History

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes was a listed race until 2013, when it was granted an upgrade to Group 3. This change occurred in light of the increasingly decent fields that were contesting the race.

Quite a few talented young sprinters come through the Kevin Heffernan Stakes, and it has over time developed a reputation for throwing some of the best sprinters on the Melbourne circuit into contention.

Prior to 2004, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes was run over 1200m. It was increased to 1250m in 2004 and again to 1300m in 2005. In 2006, the distance was reduced to 1200m for two years. In 2008, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes returned to 1300m. In 2013, it was held over 1200m. In 2014, it was back to 1300m.

Notable Kevin Heffernan Stakes winners include Chattanooga (2001), Bomber Bill (2005), Lucky Secret (2009) and Lankan Rupee (2013). Kevin Heffernan Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 16.43 seconds
2nd Illustrious Lad
3rd Super Cash
2015
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 18.4 seconds
2nd Generalife
3rd Gracious Prospect
2014
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Fast ‘N’ Rocking 1 minute 17.7 seconds
2nd Generalife
3rd Flamberge
2013
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Famous Seamus
2012
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Mid Summer Music 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Unpretentious
2011
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Soul 1 minute 18.9 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Doubtful Jack
2010
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 19.3 seconds
2nd Dubleanny
3rd Royal Ida
2009
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Lucky Secret 1 minute 16.7 seconds
2nd Posadas
3rd Diplomatic Force
2008
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Captain Bax 1 minute 18.5 seconds
2nd Posadas
3rd Juggle The Books
2007
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Gibralter Campion 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Cargo Cult
3rd Cocinero
2006
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Tesbury Jack 1 minute 08.97 seconds
2nd Cocinero
3rd Megadeal
2005
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Unabated
3rd Air Cooled
2004
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Brannigan 1 minute 17.5 seconds
2nd Dandy Kid
3rd Mr Lofty
2003
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Super Groove 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd Rustic Mist
2002
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Century Kid 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Suit
3rd Belle du Jour
2001
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Chattanooga 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Libidinous
3rd Toledo
2000
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Sports 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Paint
3rd Cullen