Oakleigh Plate

The $750,000 Oakleigh Plate is a Group 1 short-distance sprint run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in late February.

2024 Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #13 Queman
  • 2nd: #10 Hypothetical
  • 3rd: #12 Mornington Glory



The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate is held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and is traditionally run 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 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 $750,000 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 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 2023 Oakleigh Plate form was franked with the winner Uncommon James going on to run second next-up in Sydney’s The Galaxy. He also returned in the spring and finished third in both the Moir and Manikato Stakes at The Valley.

The Oakleigh Plate runner-up from 2023, Lofty Strike, meanwhile was second in the Newmarket as well at his next run.

The Oakleigh Plate 2024 ran on Saturday February 24, 2024 at Caulfield Racecourse on Blue Diamond Stakes Day and was won in a narrow upset by Shane & Cassie Oxlande’s South Australian raider Queman ($17). 

2024 Oakleigh Plate
Date: Saturday February 24, 2024
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2024 Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #13 Queman ($17)
  • 2nd: #10 Hypothetical
  • 3rd: #12 Mornington Glory

Click here to read more on the thrilling upset Oakleigh Plate win by Queman.

2024 Oakleigh Plate Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 13 QUEMAN Shane & Cassie Oxlade Harry Coffey 2 52kg $17
2 10 HYPOTHETICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 0.1L 9 52kg $11
3 12 MORNINGTON GLORY Gavin Bedggood Dean Yendall 1.6L 7 52kg $41
4 8 BENEDETTA Jason Warren Daniel Stackhouse 1.8L 5 53kg $7.50
5 9 BRUDENELL Kris Lees Daniel Moor 1.9L 6 52kg $21
6 7 RECOMMENDATION Ciaron Maher Declan Bates 2.1L 4 53.5kg $17
7 4 SGHIRRIPA Shane & Cassie Oxlade Craig Newitt 2.2L 13 55kg $7.50
8 15 KING’S GAMBIT Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Jamie Kah 2.3L 1 50kg $4.20F
9 14 REY MAGNERIO Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 2.4L 12 52kg $12
10 2 ASFOORA Henry Dwyer Mitchell Aitken 2.5L 11 57.5kg $9
11 1 KALLOS James Cummings Blake Shinn 2.7L 15 58kg $12
12 5 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Carleen Hefel 2.8L 10 53.5kg $31
13 3 SKEW WIFF (NZ) Mark Walker Craig Williams 2.9L 3 55.5kg $26
14 11 LEMPICKA Ken & Kasey Keys Blaike McDougall 3.9L 14 52kg $41
15 6 NAJEM SUHAIL Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Ms Celine Gaudray (a) 4.65L 8 53.5kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Oakleigh Plate Betting Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate 2024 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.

The last favourite in Oakleigh Plate betting to win was Russian Revolution ($4.60 in 2018) followed by Marabi ($2.60 in 2022).

There was a notable upset in 2024 with Queman saluting at Oakleigh Plate odds of $17.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 OAKLEIGH PLATE ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

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2024 Oakleigh Plate Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Oakleigh Plate 2024 Tips on the Group 1 sprint this Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

  • To Win: #4 Sghirripa ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Oakleigh Plate promises an intriguing clash of speedsters, and we’re going for an upset with Sghirripa. This talented four-year-old from South Australia boasts several compelling factors that could see him pull off a surprise. He’s in red-hot form, winning four of his last five starts. His most recent victory, a dominating three-length romp in the Flemington Gr. 3 Standish Handicap, highlighted his class and raw speed. He handles fresh runs well, having been strategically kept fresh for this toughest test yet. His recent impressive winning trial further underlines his readiness. While the wide draw presents a challenge, he’s a proven distance specialist and has been steadily working his way through the grades. Sure, he needs to answer some questions stepping up in class, but his current form, proven ability, and dedicated preparation make him a deserving contender with the potential to shock the field.

2024 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 2024 Oakleigh Plate field will be provided here as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race.

The Oakleigh Plate 2024 final field features a bumper line-up of 15 short distance specialists led in betting by the rails-drawn three-year-old King’s Gambit who gets his autumn underway here with plenty of support to beat home his older rivals fresh. 

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2024 Oakleigh Plate field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 9x1117x7x1 KALLOS James Cummings Blake Shinn 15 58kg 108
2 344x1219x2 ASFOORA Henry Dwyer Mitchell Aitken 11 57.5kg 111
3 122x21615x SKEW WIFF (NZ) Mark Walker Craig Williams 3 55.5kg 107
4 1145×11311 SGHIRRIPA Shane & Cassie Oxlade Craig Newitt 13 55kg 102
5 99464x370x CHAIN OF LIGHTNING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 10 53.5kg 103
6 x119431222 NAJEM SUHAIL Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Ms Celine Gaudray (a) 8 53.5kg 99
7 1×21623123 RECOMMENDATION Ciaron Maher Declan Bates 4 53.5kg 99
8 1113x1134x BENEDETTA Jason Warren Daniel Stackhouse 5 53kg 102
9 x1221x5161 BRUDENELL Kris Lees Daniel Moor 6 52kg 96
10 73x24221x4 HYPOTHETICAL Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 9 52kg 97
11 x497x1117x LEMPICKA Ken & Kasey Keys Blaike McDougall 14 52kg 93
12 x212422115 MORNINGTON GLORY Gavin Bedggood Dean Yendall 7 52kg 85
13 2631x117x1 QUEMAN Shane & Cassie Oxlade Harry Coffey 2 52kg 94
14 113411121 REY MAGNERIO Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 12 52kg 88
15 1x233x31x KING’S GAMBIT Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Jamie Kah 1 50kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The 2024 Oakleigh Plate nominations will be published below on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Oakleigh Plate 2024 heats up with the nominations attracting 20 sprinters vying for glory. Headlining the potential field is Asfoora, trained by Henry Dwyer, seeking redemption after her surprising second-place finish as the odds-on favourite in the Rubiton Stakes. Joining her is the Rubiton conqueror, Kallos, fresh off his upset victory for Godolphin. Adding even more spice to the mix is the resuming colt King’s Gambit, trained by the Peter & Paul Snowden team, making his eagerly anticipated return. Buckle up for a thrilling sprint showdown!

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 21x154149x AFT CABIN H 4 James Cummings 105
2 344x1219x2 ASFOORA M 5 Henry Dwyer 111
3 1113x1134x BENEDETTA M 4 Jason Warren 102
4 9822191115 BOLDINHO G 4 Ciaron Maher 86
5 x1221x5161 BRUDENELL G 4 Kris Lees 96
6 99464x370x CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 103
7 73x24221x4 HYPOTHETICAL M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 97
8 9x1117x7x1 KALLOS G 5 James Cummings 108
9 1x233x31x KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 95
10 x497x1117x LEMPICKA M 5 Ken & Kasey Keys 93
11 x112x32x12 MIDTOWN BOSS G 4 Matt Laurie 78
12 10×3335111 MISS ICELANDIC M 4 Matt Laurie 79
13 x212422115 MORNINGTON GLORY G 5 Gavin Bedggood 85
14 x119431222 NAJEM SUHAIL G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 99
15 2631x117x1 QUEMAN G 5 Shane & Cassie Oxlade 94
16 1×21623123 RECOMMENDATION G 4 Ciaron Maher 99
17 113411121 REY MAGNERIO G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 88
18 1145×11311 SGHIRRIPA G 4 Shane & Cassie Oxlade 102
19 122x21615x SKEW WIFF (NZ) M 4 Mark Walker 107
20 2x4317x037 SWEET RIDE H 4 Annabel Neasham 94

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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 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, and again in 2021 with Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky.

Notable recent Oakleigh Plate winners include subsequent star sires Fastnet Rock (2005) and Snitzel (2006), along with Lankan Rupee (2014) and Flamberge (2016).

In 2023 the Oakleigh Plate was run and won at Sandown Racecourse with Caulfield undergoing renovations.

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

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Oakleigh Plate
1st Queman 1 minute 02.63 seconds
1st Hypothetical
3rd Mornington Glory
2023
Oakleigh Plate
1st Uncommon James  1 minute 01.57 seconds
1st Lofty Strike
3rd Asfoora
2022
Oakleigh Plate
1st Marabi  1 minute 02.23 seconds
1st Away Game
3rd Oxley Road
2021
Oakleigh Plate
(Dead Heat)
1st Celebrity Queen  1 minute 02.70 seconds
1st Portland Sky
3rd Kemalpasa
2020
Oakleigh Plate
1st Pippie  1 minute 01.93 seconds
2nd Zoutori
3rd Crystal Dreamer
2019
Oakleigh Plate
1st Booker 1 minute 01.94 seconds
2nd Encryption
3rd Eduardo
2018
Oakleigh Plate
1st Russian Revolution 1 minute 03.00 seconds
2nd Snitty Kitty
3rd Hellbent
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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