Zeditave Stakes

The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held in Melbourne on Blue Diamond Stakes Day during the autumn.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Raikoke
  • 2nd: #1 Brave Mead
  • 3rd: #7 Scully



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

*Note: The 2023 Zeditave Stakes and entire Blue Diamond Stakes race card took place at Sandown with renovations happening at Caulfield. 

The Zeditave Stakes is a popular target for in-form three-year-olds 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 place-getter Derryn went on to win the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint three runs later in Sydney.

In 2023 Wee Nessy ran second in both the Zeditave and that year’s $1 million Arrowfield 3YO Sprint results. 

Held over 1200m under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Zeditave Stakes pays $200,000 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 form of the 2021 Zeditave Stakes was franked with the winner Oxley Road going on to win that spring’s Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m).

The 2024 Zeditave Stakes ran on Saturday February 24, 2024 at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Day and was won in impressive fashion by the undefeated Raikoke ($10) in a strong upset performance. 

Zeditave Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday February 24, 2024
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2024 Zeditave Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Raikoke ($10)
  • 2nd: #1 Brave Mead
  • 3rd: #7 Scully
  Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  1 9 RAIKOKE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham   7 56kg   $10
  2 1 BRAVE MEAD Ciaron Maher Blake Shinn 1.5L 11 58.5kg   $2.25F
  3 7 SCULLY Andrew Noblet John Allen 1.6L 4 56kg   $101
  4 2 MAHARBA Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 2.85L 5 57.5kg   $8
  5 10 PIVOT CITY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 2.95L 10 56kg   $11
  6 11 LEGACIES Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Jamie Kah 3.05L 6 55.5kg   $9
  7 8 HELLO WORLD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 4.05L 2 56kg   $16
  8 4 SCHEELITE Ken & Kasey Keys Craig Williams 4.15L 3 56kg   $21
  9 6 WOLFY (NZ) Nick Ryan Luke Currie 4.55L 9 56kg   $17
  10 5 LAKOTA FIRE Mark & Levi Kavanagh Jamie Mott 4.65L 8 56kg   $101
  11 3 DON CORLEONE Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 5.65L 1 56kg   $8.50

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Zeditave Stakes Betting Odds

The official Zeditave Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the sprint for three-year-olds are released by Ladbrokes.com.au this autumn.

The latest favourites in Zeditave Stakes betting to salute for the punters were Overshare ($3.80 in 2018) and Oxley Road ($2.50 in 2021).

There was a notable upset in 2024 with Raikoke winning at double-figures ($10). 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 ZEDITAVE STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Zeditave Stakes Form Guide

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 ZEDITAVE STAKES FORM GUIDE

2024 Zeditave Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Zeditave Stakes 2024 Tips on the Blue Diamond Day support act this autumn.

  • To Win: #6 Wolfy ($13 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Sticking with Wolfy for an upset! The Nick Ryan-trained Tivaci colt didn’t quite justify his two prior good runs with an 11th-place finish in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, but that was a massive rise in class. This race presents a more suitable level, and he’s had a well-deserved freshen-up since. Importantly, Wolfy boasts two place finishes at this 1200m distance, showcasing his potential here. Don’t count him out – he could surprise the field and roar back to form!

2024 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 2024 field and barriers will be released below the Wednesday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2024.

The 2024 Zeditave Stakes final field features a quality line-up of potential Australian Guineas-bound three-year-olds including the Ciaron Maher-trained favourite Brave Mead coming off a win fresh in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 18x32132x1 BRAVE MEAD Ciaron Maher Blake Shinn 11 58.5kg     88
2 4x126x912x MAHARBA Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 5 57.5kg     82
3 426x78330x DON CORLEONE Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1 56kg     89
4 11x55470x SCHEELITE Ken & Kasey Keys Craig Williams 3 56kg     77
5 3110×0 LAKOTA FIRE Mark & Levi Kavanagh Jamie Mott 8 56kg     68
6 262110x WOLFY (NZ) Nick Ryan Luke Currie 9 56kg     68
7 5315×18 SCULLY Andrew Noblet John Allen 4 56kg     67
8 3×11 HELLO WORLD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 2 56kg     67
9 1 RAIKOKE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 7 56kg     64
10 17×3 PIVOT CITY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 10 56kg     64
11 11x267x LEGACIES Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Ms Jamie Kah 6 55.5kg     77

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Zeditave Stakes Nominations

Early nominations on the Zeditave Stakes in 2024 are announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 18x32132x1 BRAVE MEAD C 3 Ciaron Maher 1 58.5kg     88
2 4x126x912x MAHARBA G 3 Grahame Begg 2 57.5kg     82
3 11x267x LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 3 55.5kg     77
4 426x78330x DON CORLEONE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 56kg     89
5 11x55470x SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 5 56kg     77
6 181×2512 HANCHI G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 6 56kg     76
7 3110×0 LAKOTA FIRE G 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 7 56kg     68
8 262110x WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan 8 56kg     68
9 2134×4 MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 9 54kg     68
10 17x3x TITLE FIGHTER G 3 Clayton Douglas 10 56kg     67
11 5315×18 SCULLY G 3 Andrew Noblet 11 56kg     67
12 3×11 HELLO WORLD C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 56kg     67
13 1 RAIKOKE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 13 56kg     64
14 17×3 PIVOT CITY C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 14 56kg     64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

In 2023 the event takes place at Ladbrokes Park Lakeside, Sandown, with renovations happening at Caulfield.

Recent Zeditave Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
 
2024 Zeditave Stakes 1st Raikoke 1 minute 10.03 seconds
2nd Brave Mead
3rd Scully
 
2023 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes 1st Recommendation 1 minute 10.19 seconds
2nd Wee Nessy
3rd Rich Fortune
 
2022 Neds Zeditave Stakes 1st Finance Tycoon 1 minute 09.39 seconds
2nd Generation
3rd Chartres
 
2021 Neds Zeditave Stakes 1st Oxley Road 1 minute 09.99 seconds
2nd It’sourtime
3rd Valaquenta
 
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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