Kevin Heffernan Stakes

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Sandown's Ladbrokes Park in mid-November on Zipping Classic Day.

2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Teleplay
  • 2nd: #3 Home Of The Brave
  • 3rd: #1 Hey Doc



The 2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse at the end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1300m, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes is held under weight-for-age conditions and pays $160,000 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 at Ladbrokes Park.

Other races on the same schedule include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), 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 2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes ran on Saturday November 16, 2019 and was won by the in-form Teleplay.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019
Date: Saturday November 16, 2019
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: WFA
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Teleplay
  • 2nd: #3 Home Of The Brave
  • 3rd: #1 Hey Doc

The in-form Melbourne Cup Day winning mare Teleplay enjoyed an upset win in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019 results narrowly defeating the Godolphin-raced favourite Home Of The Brave.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 5 57kg $10
2 3 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Damian Lane 0.1L 4 59kg $2.40F
3 1 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 0.3L 3 59kg $6
4 4 D’BAI (IRE) Charlie Appleby James Doyle 0.7L 8 59kg $4.80
5 5 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Linda Meech 0.9L 2 59kg $17
6 6 RINGERDINGDING Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1L 6 59kg $16
7 7 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 4.5L 1 59kg $8
8 2 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jye McNeil 4.7L 7 59kg $41
8 GENNADY Robbie Laing Luke Nolen 0

2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019 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.

2019 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 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at that same opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting and the Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m).

The 2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes field is released the Wednesday before race day and will published below as soon as available.

2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Nominations

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations attract sprinters from a variety of preparations. Plenty of horses are dually nominated for both the Kevin Heffernan Stakes and the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) on Zipping Classic Day.

The 2019 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.

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
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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