Kevin Heffernan Stakes

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held inn November on Zipping Classic Day.

2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Sinawann
  • 2nd: #7 I Am Superman
  • 3rd: #1 Streets Of Avalon



The 2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse* at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

*Note: In 2021 the Zipping Classic Day program including the Kevin Heffernan Stakes moved to late November at Caulfield Racecourse. 

Raced over 1400m (increased from 1300m in 2021), the Kevin Heffernan Stakes is held under weight-for-age conditions and pays $2000,000 total prize money.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is the last weight-for-age sprint in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and is held on the last day of black-type racing, Zipping Classic Day.

Other races on the same schedule include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m),Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) and three Listed events, including the Sandown Cup (3200m).

Those horses which target the Kevin Heffernan Stakes tend to do so following a fairly successful spring season contesting sprints over similar distances. Other weight-for-age events are also fairly common targets for the classier types that run in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes. Following this race, horses tend to take a variety of paths. The paddock is a reasonably popular destination, while the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) over in Perth might attract some classier types.

The 2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes ran on Saturday November 27, 2021 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won by the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained import Sinawann ($8). 

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday November 27, 2021
Track: Sandown Racecourse (Caulfield Racecourse in 2021)
Distance: 1300m (1400m in 2021)
Race Type: WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Sinawann ($8)
  • 2nd: #7 I Am Superman
  • 3rd: #1 Streets Of Avalon
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 SINAWANN (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Williams 9 59kg $8
2 7 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 0.75L 4 59kg $3F
3 1 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 2L 1 59kg $6.50
4 11 CAMBOURNE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 3.25L 10 59kg $17
5 5 CROSSHAVEN Ben & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 3.35L 5 59kg $7.50
6 4 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3.55L 6 59kg $7
7 3 RANIER James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.05L 3 59kg $9
8 9 RIDDLE ME THAT Matt Laurie Beau Mertens 5.3L 7 59kg $26
9 2 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Gavin Bedggood Jordan Childs 12.3L 2 59kg $21
10 8 MASK OF TIME (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 14.3L 8 59kg $91
6 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2021 odds will be listed below, market links to Ladbrokes.com.au also provided so you can lock in our your Kevin Heffernan Stakes tips at the right price this spring.

Kemalpasa ($3.70 in 2020) was the last Kevin Heffernan Stakes favourite to salute for the punters.

2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes field usually attracts a pretty talented group of weight-for-age sprinters. In recent years, the quality of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes field has improved considerably, with more notable horses, often Group 1 winners, contesting the event.

Good lead-up races into the Kevin Heffernan Stakes field each spring include the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) two weeks earlier on Victoria Derby Day, the Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes (1200m) at that same opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting and the Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m).

Kemalpasa (2020) was the last horse to do the Linlithgow Stakes – Kevin Heffernan Stakes double with Order Of Command also running second in both events that spring.

The 2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes field is released the Wednesday before race day and will published below as soon as available.

2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes History

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes was a listed race until 2013, when it was granted an upgrade to Group 3. This change occurred in light of the increasingly decent fields that were contesting the race.

Quite a few talented young sprinters come through the Kevin Heffernan Stakes, and it has over time developed a reputation for throwing some of the best sprinters on the Melbourne circuit into contention.

Prior to 2004, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes was run over 1200m. It was increased to 1250m in 2004 and again to 1300m in 2005. In 2006, the distance was reduced to 1200m for two years. In 2008, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes returned to 1300m. In 2013, it was held over 1200m. In 2014, it was back to 1300m.

In 2021 the Kevin Heffernan Stakes took place over 1400m at Caulfield Racecourse.

Notable recent Kevin Heffernan Stakes winners include Lankan Rupee (2013) and Lucky Hussler (2016). Kevin Heffernan Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Kevin Heffernan Stakes

(Run at Caulfield Racecourse)

1st Sinawann 1 minute 22.14 seconds

(Run over 1400m)

2nd I Am Superman
3rd Streets Of Avalon
2020
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Kemalpasa 1 minute 16.71 seconds
2nd Order Of Command
3rd Neighbourhood
2019
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Teleplay 1 minute 17.26 seconds
2nd Home Of The Brave
3rd Hey Doc
2018
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Cool Passion 1 minute 16.59 seconds
2nd First Among Equals
3rd Savanna Amour
2017
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Jungle Edge 1 minute 17.49 seconds
2nd Casino Wizard
3rd Thronum
2016
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 16.43 seconds
2nd Illustrious Lad
3rd Super Cash
2015
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 18.4 seconds
2nd Generalife
3rd Gracious Prospect
2014
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Fast ‘N’ Rocking 1 minute 17.7 seconds
2nd Generalife
3rd Flamberge
2013
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Famous Seamus
2012
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Mid Summer Music 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Unpretentious
2011
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Soul 1 minute 18.9 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Doubtful Jack
2010
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 19.3 seconds
2nd Dubleanny
3rd Royal Ida
2009
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Lucky Secret 1 minute 16.7 seconds
2nd Posadas
3rd Diplomatic Force
2008
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Captain Bax 1 minute 18.5 seconds
2nd Posadas
3rd Juggle The Books
2007
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Gibralter Campion 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Cargo Cult
3rd Cocinero
2006
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Tesbury Jack 1 minute 08.97 seconds
2nd Cocinero
3rd Megadeal
2005
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Unabated
3rd Air Cooled
2004
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Brannigan 1 minute 17.5 seconds
2nd Dandy Kid
3rd Mr Lofty
2003
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Super Groove 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd Rustic Mist
2002
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Century Kid 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Suit
3rd Belle du Jour
2001
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Chattanooga 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Libidinous
3rd Toledo
2000
Kevin Heffernan Stakes
1st Sports 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Paint
3rd Cullen

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