Zeditave Stakes

The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on Blue Diamond Stakes Day during the autumn.

2020 Neds Zeditave Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 He'll Haunt Us
  • 2nd: #5 Sansom
  • 3rd: #3 Spend



The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne on Blue Diamond Stakes Day each February.

The Zeditave Stakes is a popular target for in-form three year old colts and geldings heading towards tougher races in autumn carnival including Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Randwick during The Championships in April. In 2017 the Zeditave Stakes third placegetter Derryn went on to win the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint three runs later in Sydney.

Held over 1200m under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Zeditave Stakes pays $160,000 prize money. It is a fairly lucrative race for that time of year, and is often employed as a lead-up race to the autumn carnival at Caulfield. With so many major races following it, many trainers direct their better three year olds towards this race.

Prior to the Zeditave Stakes, there are few lead-up races to consider. Many horses contest the Zeditave Stakes first up or near enough to as part of their return to racing following a break after the spring racing carnival.

The 2020 Neds Zeditave Stakes ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won by the in-form He’ll Haunt Us. 

Zeditave Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO C&G – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Zeditave Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 He’ll Haunt Us
  • 2nd: #5 Sansom
  • 3rd: #3 Spend

Progressive Time For War gelding He’ll Haunt Us celebrated his second win on the trot backing-up from the $250,000 Magic Millions Maiden win at the Gold Coast last month to narrowly take out the Zeditave Stakes 2020 results following a peace of a ride by Damien Oliver who snuck up late on the inside of Sansom (2nd) and Spend (3rd) with under a half-length separating the trifecta. The Godolphin-raced favourite Pandemic was also far from disgraced in the blanket finish running a close fourth.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 HE’LL HAUNT US Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 4 56kg $9
2 5 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Jye McNeil 0.2L 5 55kg $7.50
3 3 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 0.4L 7 56kg $5.50
4 2 PANDEMIC James Cummings Damian Lane 0.6L 1 56kg $2.50F
5 6 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Michael Dee 2.85L 2 55kg $6.50
6 7 PEIDRA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3.6L 6 55kg $31
7 4 GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman John Allen 3.7L 3 55kg $8

2020 Zeditave Stakes Odds

The official Zeditave Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the sprint for three-year-old colts and geldings are released by Ladbrokes.com.au this autumn.

2020 Zeditave Stakes Field

Amongst the Zeditave Stakes field you can usually find some of the better three year olds who are currently on the racing circuit. Because of its convenient location in the racing calendar, the Zeditave Stakes field often features horses that will continue to race throughout March and April.

The official Zeditave Stakes 2020 field and barriers will be released below the Wednesday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2020.

The 2020 Zeditave Stakes final field features just the seven runners led in betting by the Godolphin-raced Pandemic coming off a first-up win at Randwick.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 63×1 HE’LL HAUNT US Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 4 56kg 68
2 1143×1 PANDEMIC James Cummings Damian Lane 1 56kg 78
3 1×4 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7 56kg 68
4 4x1333x6 GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman John Allen 3 55kg 81
5 4x1118x141 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Jye McNeil 5 55kg 79
6 3x1390x2 EXPRESS PASS Nick Ryan Luke Currie 2 55kg 70
7 11600x PEIDRA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 6 55kg 65

Zeditave Stakes History

The Zeditave Stakes was a listed event prior to 2013, when it received an upgrade to Group 3 status. It became a feature event for the first time in 2014, having previously been held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The race is named after the 1988 winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes and renowned sprinter Zeditave.

Previously restricted to colts and geldings, the Zeditave Stakes is now an open event, allowing many horses to employ it as a leadup event.

Notable Zeditave Stakes winners include Almurtajaz (1989), Blaze The Turf (1998), Not A Single Doubt (2005) and Not Listenin’tome (2014). Zeditave Stakes results and winning times are listed below.

Recent Zeditave Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Neds Zeditave Stakes
1st He’ll Haunt Us 1 minute 09.28 seconds
2nd Sansom
3rd Spend
2019
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
1st Terbium 1 minute 09.97 seconds
2nd Zousain
3rd Yulong January
2018
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
1st Overshare 1 minute 09.16 seconds
2nd Wild Heart
3rd Streets Of Avalon
2017
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
1st Benz 1 minute 08.71 seconds
2nd Hard Promise
3rd Derryn
2016
Zeditave Stakes
1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Brockhoff
3rd Bassett
2015
Zeditave Stakes
1st Rommel 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Galaxy Pegasus
3rd Convincible
2014
Zeditave Stakes
1st Not Listenin’tome 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Consorting
3rd Thermal Current
2013
Zeditave Stakes
1st Happy Galaxy 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Rusambo
3rd Wakeel
2012
Zeditave Stakes
1st Instinction 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Specter
3rd Petman
2011
Zeditave Stakes
1st Eclair Mystic 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Spirited Eagle
3rd Po Ching King
2010
Zeditave Stakes
1st Denman 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Carrara
3rd Spacecraft
2009
Zeditave Stakes
1st Time Thief 1 minute 10.03 seconds
2nd Fravashi
3rd Fernandina
2008
Zeditave Stakes
1st Bundle O’ Gold 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Lord Monty
3rd El Mandon
2007
Zeditave Stakes
1st Haradasun 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Eclair Passion
3rd Churchill Downs
2006
Zeditave Stakes
1st Minson 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Red Dazzler
3rd Thin And Crispy
2005
Zeditave Stakes
1st Not A Single Doubt 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Danehill Express
3rd Volitant
2004
Zeditave Stakes
1st St Elmo’s Fire 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Abdullah
3rd Bushido

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