Kevin Heffernan Stakes

The 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Sandown Racecourse in mid-November.

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The 2015 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 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes will be run on November 14th.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2015
Date: November 14th, 2015
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2015 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 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 124x08119x SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Parnham 10 59kg 106
2 x5979x5476 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Kerrin McEvoy 3 59kg 107
3 24x1533x65 GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 6 59kg 106
4 2123×52326 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 7 59kg 105
5 1335528×53 GRACIOUS PROSPECT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 4 59kg 92
6 44437×0586 MISTER MILTON Norman Waymouth Ms Sally Wynne 9 59kg 78
7 1704350×91 TADDEI TONDO Gerard Moloney Patrick Moloney (a) 11 59kg 87
8 x111143x38 JAVA Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 5 59kg 92
9 0x20x09203 GALAXY PEGASUS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 2 59kg 84
10 40x2497x38 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody Glen Boss 8 57kg 100
11 5x371110x9 IN STYLE (NZ) Michael Moroney Steven Arnold 1 57kg 103

2015 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 2015 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
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 18.4 seconds
2nd Generalife
3rd Gracious Prospect
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1st Fast ‘N’ Rocking 1 minute 17.7 seconds
2nd Generalife
3rd Flamberge
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1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Famous Seamus
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1st Mid Summer Music 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Unpretentious
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1st Soul 1 minute 18.9 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Doubtful Jack
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1st Avenue 1 minute 19.3 seconds
2nd Dubleanny
3rd Royal Ida
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1st Lucky Secret 1 minute 16.7 seconds
2nd Posadas
3rd Diplomatic Force
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1st Captain Bax 1 minute 18.5 seconds
2nd Posadas
3rd Juggle The Books
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1st Gibralter Campion 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Cargo Cult
3rd Cocinero
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1st Tesbury Jack 1 minute 08.97 seconds
2nd Cocinero
3rd Megadeal
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1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Unabated
3rd Air Cooled
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1st Brannigan 1 minute 17.5 seconds
2nd Dandy Kid
3rd Mr Lofty
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1st Super Groove 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd Rustic Mist
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1st Century Kid 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Suit
3rd Belle du Jour
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1st Chattanooga 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Libidinous
3rd Toledo
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1st Sports 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Paint
3rd Cullen