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.

2021 Kennedy Cantala 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 $2 million prize money as of 2021. 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 2021 Kennedy Cantala runs on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

Kennedy Cantala 2021
Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $2,000,000

2021 Kennedy Cantala Results

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

2021 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 2021 Odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as available.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2021 KENNEDY CANTALA ODDS

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 2021 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.

A bumper line-up of 16 milers are engaged for Saturday’s 2021 Kennedy Cantala field including in-form Seymour Cup winner Mr Brightside dominating the markets and Icebath on the quick back-up out of her $2 million The Invitation win in Sydney.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x7140x424 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 13 58kg 112
2 x3413x5454 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 15 57.5kg 111
3 90736×4133 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 14 56kg 108
4 230×875220 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 10 55kg 106
5 3x2340x021 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Ms Linda Meech 4 54kg 104
6 48x479x232 ARAMAYO Chris Waller Glen Boss 3 53.5kg 103
7 3542×35491 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Jye McNeil 16 53.5kg 107
8 7x0140x956 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 7 53kg 102
9 2121x0x81 KAHMA LASS (NZ) Jamie Richards Michael Dee 1 52kg 104
10 312133×034 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 9 52kg 104
11 x1348x10x1 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 12 52kg 101
12 1×40123251 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 2 52kg 100
13 46×1825026 ROMANCER (NZ) Grahame Begg Will Price (a) 8 52kg 99
14 5×2111111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 6 52kg 96
15 6×02112242 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 11 52kg 95
16 1401434×84 FLASH AAH Matt Kropp Ms Madeleine Wishart (a) 5 52kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Kennedy Cantala Nominations

The early Kennedy Cantala Nominations close  the Monday of race week and will be updated right here once early entries are confirmed.

The 2021 Kennedy Cantala nominations attracted 31 gallopers including last weekend’s $2 million The Invitation winning mare Icebath and the flying Seymour Cup winner Mr Brightside chasing a seventh consecutive win.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7x7211x342 TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney 1 57.5kg 115
2 4x7140x424 ZOUTORI G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 2 58kg 112
3 x3413x5454 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 3 57.5kg 111
4 x060411710 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 4 55kg 110
5 90736×4133 SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien 5 56kg 108
6 3542×35491 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 6 53.5kg 107
7 x78111x848 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 7 53kg 106
8 230×875220 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 55kg 106
9 2121x0x81 KAHMA LASS (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 9 52kg 104
10 312133×034 QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10 52kg 104
11 3x2340x021 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 6 Michael Moroney 11 54kg 104
12 21420×5875 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 8 James Cummings 12 54kg 104
13 48x479x232 ARAMAYO G 6 Chris Waller 13 53.5kg 103
14 7x0140x956 LUNAR FOX H 4 Paul Preusker 14 53kg 102
15 31111×1416 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 15 52kg 101
16 x1348x10x1 CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander 16 52kg 101
17 1×40123251 JUST FOLK G 5 Josh Julius 17 52kg 100
18 46×1825026 ROMANCER (NZ) G 8 Grahame Begg 18 52kg 99
19 5×2111111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes 19 52kg 96
20 2x1235x111 SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde 20 52kg 95
21 6×02112242 KING MAGNUS G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 21 52kg 95
22 19317×0441 ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 22 52kg 93
23 x457420x25 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 7 Jarrod Austin 23 52kg 92
24 1114x7x014 LOVE TAP G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 24 52kg 90
25 13x1116x63 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 25 52kg 90
26 x811331x23 LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) G 5 Michael Hickmott 26 52kg 90
27 1401434×84 FLASH AAH G 6 Matt Kropp 27 52kg 90
28 5x0485x357 EMBOLISM G 4 Danny O’Brien 28 52kg 85
29 112x26x525 PRIDE OF JENNI M 4 Symon Wilde 29 52kg 80
30 0610604404 BALLET MASTER (NZ) G 8 Chris Hyland 30 52kg 78
31 1149×62 STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 31 52kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Kennedy Cantala Prize Money

  • 1st – $1,200,000
  • 2nd – $360,000
  • 3rd – $180,000
  • 4th – $90,000
  • 5th – $50,000
  • 6th – $40,000
  • 7th – $40,000
  • 8th – $40,000

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 Kennedy 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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 KENNEDY CANTALA FORM GUIDE

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 Cantala Winners

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

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