Oakleigh Plate

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

2021 Neds Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #7 Celebrity Queen
  • 1st: #15 Portland Sky
  • 3rd: #3 Kemalpasa



The Group 1 Neds 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 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 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 2021 ran on Saturday February 20, 2021 and saw a dead heat result between Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky. 

2021 Oakleigh Plate
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2021 Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #7 Celebrity Queen
  • 1st: #15 Portland Sky 
  • 3rd: #3 Kemalpasa

WA-trained mare Celebrity Queen ($9) and Matt Larie’s progressive colt Portland Sky ($10) hit the line simultaneously in a thrilling dead heat 2021 Oakleigh Plate result.

Click here to read more on the two official 2021 Oakleigh Plate winners.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 53.5kg $9
1 15 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Teodore Nugent (a) 5 50kg $10
3 3 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Damian Lane 0.2L 10 57kg $41
4 9 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Jye McNeil 0.3L 14 52kg $11
5 2 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 0.5L 1 57kg $11
6 14 SWORD OF MERCY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Holland 1L 6 52kg $71
7 1 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 1.1L 7 58kg $14
8 12 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Yendall 2.6L 13 52kg $11
9 17 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Michael Dee 2.7L 9 50kg $41
10 8 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Patrick Moloney 2.8L 12 52.5kg $17
11 5 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra 2.9L 16 54.5kg (cd 55kg) $81
12 18 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3L 17 50kg (cd 51kg) $8.50
13 10 GARNER Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 3.2L 2 52kg $15
14 11 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Lachlan Neindorf (a) 3.3L 11 52kg $91
15 6 ANCESTRY Phillip Stokes Michael Poy 3.4L 4 53.5kg $8F
16 13 RIDING THE WAVE Lindsey Smith Will Price (a) 3.9L 8 52kg $101
17 4 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Damien Oliver 4.1L 15 55.5kg $17
18 16 HANSEATIC Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 5.85L 18 50kg $18

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

 

2021 Oakleigh Plate Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate 2021 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).

2021 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 2021 Oakleigh Plate field will be provided here as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race.

The Oakleigh Plate 2021 final field features a strong line-up of 18 hopefuls led in betting by Ancestry first-up, while the returning Manikato Stakes placegetter from the spring Dirty Work has barrier one.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 Oakleigh Plate field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2400x114x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Jamie Kah 7 58kg 109
2 8111x3413x DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 1 57kg 107
3 x8x35311x2 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Damian Lane 10 57kg 107
4 x160x5528x STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Damien Oliver 15 55.5kg 104
5 x11133x0x6 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Mark Zahra 16 54.5kg 106
6 1114x1111x ANCESTRY Phillip Stokes Michael Poy 4 53.5kg 100
7 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 53.5kg 104
8 8x466633x2 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Patrick Moloney 12 52.5kg 98
9 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Jye McNeil 14 52kg 100
10 212x5462x3 GARNER Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 2 52kg 95
11 1118x120x6 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Lachlan Neindorf (a) 11 52kg 89
12 825x3352x1 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Yendall 13 52kg 100
13 121×412153 RIDING THE WAVE Lindsey Smith Will Price (a) 8 52kg 86
14 11233×1127 SWORD OF MERCY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Holland 6 52kg 90
15 1541×01 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie Teodore Nugent (a) 5 50kg 95
16 x1120x492x HANSEATIC Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 18 50kg 92
17 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Michael Dee 9 50kg 91
18 x211x1130x ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 17 50kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate nominations will be published below on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Twenty sprinters make-up the Oakleigh Plate 2021 nominations with the progressive Phillip Stokes-trained Adelaide raider Ancestry the all-in favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1114x1111x ANCESTRY G 4 Phillip Stokes 100
2 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
3 8x466633x2 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 98
4 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
5 27942184×1 CALYPSO REIGN G 4 David Jolly 70
6 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 104
7 8111x3413x DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
8 212x5462x3 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 95
9 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
10 1118x120x6 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
11 x8x35311x2 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
12 x11133x0x6 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 106
13 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
14 1541×01 PORTLAND SKY C 3 Matt Laurie 95
15 825x3352x1 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
16 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 91
17 121×412153 RIDING THE WAVE G 5 Lindsey Smith 86
18 x160x5528x STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
19 11233×1127 SWORD OF MERCY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 90
20 x2400x114x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 109

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).

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

Recent Oakleigh Plate Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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