Oakleigh Plate

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

2022 Neds Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #5 Marabi
  • 2nd: #7 Away Game
  • 3rd: #6 Oxley Road



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 $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 Oakleigh Plate 2022 ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 and was won by the undefeated favourite Marabi ($2.60) from the Maher/Eustace stable. 

2022 Oakleigh Plate
Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2022 Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #5 Marabi ($2.60F)
  • 2nd: #7 Away Game
  • 3rd: #6 Oxley Road

The unbeaten mare Marabi ($2.60F) backed-up off a dominant Group 2 Australia Stakes win to narrowly hold out her fast-finishing stablemate Away Game ($7.50) in a thrilling 2022 Oakleigh Plate result ahead of a potential Flemington run in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap on March 12.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching 2022 Oakleigh Plate win by the undefeated Marabi. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 MARABI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 2 54kg $2.60F
2 7 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 0.5L 5 52kg $7.50
3 6 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 2L 9 52.5kg $13
4 8 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 2.75L 4 52kg $26
5 4 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 3.5L 10 54kg $11
5 10 POLAND Michael Moroney Michael Poy 3.5L 8 52kg $41
7 13 GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Matthew Cartwright (a) 3.6L 7 50kg $41
8 12 INGRATIATING James Cummings Craig Williams 3.9L 11 50kg $21
9 1 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 4L 6 58kg $10
10 9 MINHAAJ John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 4.2L 1 52kg $6
11 11 STREETCAR STRANGER David Jolly Paul Gatt 4.4L 13 52kg $81
12 2 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 4.6L 12 58kg $41
13 3 JONKER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 5.35L 3 57.5kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Oakleigh Plate Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate 2022 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).

2022 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 2022 Oakleigh Plate field will be provided here as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race.

A classy line-up of short-distance specialists face off in Saturday’s Oakleigh Plate 2022 final field at Caulfield including the undefeated and still improving favourite Marabi for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, along with the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained equal top-weight Wild Ruler.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2022 Oakleigh Plate field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1619x210x WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 6 58kg 112
2 7140x4240x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 12 58kg 112
3 1x3x2x761x JONKER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3 57.5kg 111
4 6x3121323x BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Jamie Kah 10 54kg 108
5 111×111 MARABI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 2 54kg 108
6 114x2316x2 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 9 52.5kg 101
7 x312286x23 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 5 52kg 103
8 2112x222x5 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 4 52kg 99
9 39x164x11x MINHAAJ John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 1 52kg 104
10 10x153x80x POLAND Michael Moroney Michael Poy 8 52kg 90
11 44110x52x1 STREETCAR STRANGER David Jolly Paul Gatt 13 52kg 92
12 53x12938x5 INGRATIATING James Cummings Craig Williams 11 50kg 100
13 115x25125x GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton Matthew Cartwright (a) 7 50kg 89

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The 2022 Oakleigh Plate nominations will be published below on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Twenty-four sprinters make-up the Oakleigh Plate 2022 nominations led in all-in betting by the undefeated mare Marabi, one of six entries for the Maher/Eustace stable.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x312286x23 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 6x3121323x BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
3 75110x054x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 106
4 1x16x31x4 ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
5 2x25x110x EXTREME WARRIOR C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 89
6 115x25125x GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton 89
7 11x331x1 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 95
8 53x12938x5 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 100
9 1x3x2x761x JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan 111
10 2112x222x5 MALKOVICH H 4 Bjorn Baker 99
11 111×111 MARABI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
12 567×110121 MARINE ONE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
13 18x61143x1 MELBA STORM M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 79
14 x2159x1314 MILEVA M 4 Phillip Stokes 100
15 39x164x11x MINHAAJ M 4 John O’Shea 104
16 140x846x12 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker 105
17 114x2316x2 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 101
18 71x12210x1 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 99
19 10x153x80x POLAND G 4 Michael Moroney 90
20 11x364x112 SCORCHED EARTH F 3 John Moloney 89
21 44110x52x1 STREETCAR STRANGER G 5 David Jolly 92
22 888×606401 VAINSTREAM G 7 John Pascoe 88
23 x1619x210x WILD RULER H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 112
24 7140x4240x ZOUTORI G 6 Mathew Ellerton 112

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
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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