Oakleigh Plate

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

2020 Neds Oakleigh Plate Results

  • 1st: #15 Pippie
  • 2nd: #2 Zoutori
  • 3rd: #6 Crystal Dreamer



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 2020 ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 and was won in impressive style by the on-pace Pippie. 

2020 Oakleigh Plate
Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2020 Oakleigh Plate Results

        • 1st: #15 Pippie
        • 2nd: #2 Zoutori
        • 3rd: #6 Crystal Dreamer

There was a notable upset in the Oakleigh Plate 2020 results with the first five over the line jumping at double or triple-figures, with even the $201 emergency Vainstream (5th) finishing ahead of the beaten short-priced favourite Bivouac ($2.35). The on pace bias at Caulfield continued as the John & Chris Meagher-trained Pippie ($12) was given a gun ride by Linda Meech to take out the Oakleigh Plate ahead of the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained stablemates Zoutori ($21) and Crystal Dreamer ($41).

Click here to read more on the shock 2020 Oakleigh Plate winner Pippie who raced first-up in her maiden Group 1 assignment.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 15 PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Ms Linda Meech 14 52kg $12
2 2 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 0.5L 2 56kg $21
3 6 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1.25L 9 55kg $41
4 8 ALL TOO ROYAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 1.45L 10 52kg $21
5 19e VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Anthony Darmanin 1.95L 1 52kg $201
6 3 BIVOUAC James Cummings Craig Williams 2.45L 7 55.5kg $2.35F
7 12 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 2.85L 4 52kg $18
8 10 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 3.05L 8 52kg $21
9 5 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3.15L 12 55kg $26
10 13 HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle William Pike 4.15L 3 52kg $26
11 7 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4.25L 6 52.5kg (cd 53kg) $19
12 9 ANJANA Lindsey Smith Zac Spain 4.75L 17 52kg $61
13 14 MYSTYKO (NZ) Trevor Rogers Dean Holland 4.95L 16 52kg $61
14 16 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5.15L 15 51kg (cd 51.5kg) $6
15 4 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5.65L 5 55.5kg $31
16 11 FINE DANE John Moloney Beau Mertens 5.75L 11 52kg $201
17 1 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 7.5L 13 58kg $31
18 18 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Craig Newitt 10.25L 18 50kg $21
17 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Damien Thornton 0

2020 Oakleigh Plate Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Oakleigh Plate field will be provided here as soon as released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race.

The Oakleigh Plate 2020 field features a capacity line-up of 18 sprinters plus one emergency with the returning James Cummings-trained Golden Rose winner Bivouac favourite to win his first race since the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes second down the Flemington straight last November.

Update: The sole emergency Vainstream (1) has gained a start in the 2020 Oakleigh Plate field from the inside alley following the early scratching of the widely-drawn #17 I Am Immortal (18)

Click here to read more on the Bivouac-led 2020 Oakleigh Plate Field & Betting market.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x19x3022x BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 13 58kg 109
2 1100x1336x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 2 56kg 105
3 41x121162x BIVOUAC James Cummings Craig Williams 7 55.5kg 110
4 1320x1487x FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5 55.5kg 104
5 025x2255x4 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 12 55kg 103
6 3x657x1653 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 9 55kg 103
7 1272x229x TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6 52.5kg 98
8 10x180x133 ALL TOO ROYAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 10 52kg 95
9 445x11360x ANJANA Lindsey Smith Zac Spain 17 52kg 84
10 2116×11212 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Moor 8 52kg 97
11 38x17219x6 FINE DANE John Moloney Beau Mertens 11 52kg 87
12 x41259x111 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 4 52kg 97
13 1466x116x5 HUMMA HUMMA John McArdle William Pike 3 52kg 99
14 2918×92332 MYSTYKO (NZ) Trevor Rogers Dean Holland 16 52kg 93
15 127x11102x PIPPIE John & Chris Meagher Ms Linda Meech 14 52kg 97
16 61x93513x1 ANAHEED Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 15 51kg 105
17 117x7x2 I AM IMMORTAL Anthony Freedman Damien Thornton 18 50kg 89
18 1130×2 FREE OF DEBT Chris Bieg Craig Newitt 19 50kg 88
19e 4×39071523 VAINSTREAM John Pascoe Anthony Darmanin 1 52kg 80

2020 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The 2020 Oakleigh Plate nominations will be published below on the Monday before Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The Neds Oakleigh Plate 2020 nominations attracted a bumper 22 short distance specialists including Peter & Paul Snowden’s first-up Rubiton Stakes winning filly Anaheed and Godolphin’s star Golden Rose winning colt Bivouac racing first-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 41x121162x BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings 1 55.5kg 110
2 5213x4101x SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings 2 56kg 109
3 1x19x3022x BALL OF MUSCLE G 9 Joseph Pride 3 58kg 109
4 61x93513x1 ANAHEED F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 51kg 105
5 1100x1336x ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 56kg 105
6 1320x1487x FAATINAH G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 55.5kg 104
7 025x2255x4 BONS AWAY G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 55kg 103
8 3x657x1653 CRYSTAL DREAMER G 7 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 8 55kg 103
9 1466x116x5 HUMMA HUMMA M 4 John McArdle 9 52kg 99
10 1272x229x TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 52.5kg 98
11 x41259x111 HALVORSEN G 4 Robbie Griffiths 11 52kg 97
12 2116×11212 BOLD STAR G 4 Gordon Richards 12 52kg 97
13 127x11102x PIPPIE M 4 John & Chris Meagher 13 52kg 97
14 10x180x133 ALL TOO ROYAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 14 52kg 95
15 2918×92332 MYSTYKO (NZ) G 6 Trevor Rogers 15 52kg 93
16 117x7x2 I AM IMMORTAL C 3 Anthony Freedman 16 50kg 89
17 1130×2 FREE OF DEBT C 3 Chris Bieg 17 50kg 88
18 6x895x4112 NEWS GIRL M 4 Geoff Duryea 18 52kg 88
19 0x0x383234 CAUSEWAY GIRL M 4 Clinton McDonald 19 52kg 88
20 38x17219x6 FINE DANE G 4 John Moloney 20 52kg 87
21 445x11360x ANJANA M 4 Lindsey Smith 21 52kg 84
22 4×39071523 VAINSTREAM G 5 John Pascoe 22 52kg 80

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 has 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. 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
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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