Kennedy Cantala Stakes
Looking for information on this year’s Kennedy Cantala? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Now known as the Kennedy Cantala, this race has also been run under the following titles: Cantala Stakes, Emirates Stakes, Longines Mile and Kennedy Mile. One of the country’s premier mile races the Kennedy Cantala is held weekend before the Melbourne Cup as part of VRC Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.
Derby Day is known as a day for racing purists with an all-Group race card that is headlined by four Group 1 races including the Kennedy Cantala, which currently offers $2 million in prize money.
Originally run on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the event was moved in 2016 and is now a quality handicap race.
Key lead-up races into the Kennedy Cantala include the Crystal Mile and Toorak Handicap. Fierce Impact (2019) was the last horse to compete the Toorak Handicap – Kennedy Cantala double.
Kennedy Cantala 2021 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday October 30, 2021
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,600 metres
- Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (excluding maidens)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $2,000,000
- Inaugural Race: 1881
- 2021 Kennedy Cantala Winner: Superstorm
kennedy cantala 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Kennedy Cantala Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021.
- #3 Superstorm
- #7 Icebath
- #2 Cascadian
The Danny O’Brien-trained Perth expat Superstorm ($8) was outstanding the final strides off a brilliant Damien Oliver ride narrowly denying the previous weekend’s inaugural $2 million The Invitation winning mare Icebath victory in pulsating 2021 Kennedy Cantala result.
Kennedy Cantala Betting 2021
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Cantala Stakes (Kennedy Cantala)|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Kennedy Cantala Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Kennedy Cantala Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in Kennedy Cantala Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within Kennedy Cantala Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within Kennedy Cantala Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within Kennedy Cantala Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within Kennedy Cantala Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from Kennedy Cantala Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Kennedy Cantala In 2021
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- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE Kennedy cantala?
The best way to pick which horse will win the Kennedy Cantala in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers and strike rate over the mile distance among other factors.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Kennedy Cantala Stakes winner include:
- Boys’ Club – Since 2000 just three mares have won the event: Shillelagh (2017), Divine Madonna (2006) and Sky Cuddle (2004).
- Light Weights – Well-weighted runners have a strong record in the race with Happy Trails (58kg in 2012) the first at that time to carry more than 55.5kg since 2000. In 2021 Superstorm carried 56kg to victory.
kennedy cantala 2021 FAVOURITES
Early favourites in 2021 Kennedy Cantala betting include the in-form Lindsay Park-raced Mr Brightside coming off six straight wins including the Seymour Cup and class mare Icebath who won the inaugural $2 million The Invitation in Sydney.
Kennedy Cantala 2021 Field
The official Kennedy Cantala 2021 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
Mr Brightside chasing a seventh win on the trot dominates a 16-horse 2021 Kennedy Cantala Stakes field in Melbourne on Derby Day.
- Scratched: #8 Lunar Fox (7); #16 Flash Aah (5)
Kennedy Cantala 2021 Tips
Favourite: #14 Mr Brightside ($4.40 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #3 Superstorm ($11 at time of publish)
Roughie: #12 Just Folk ($34 at time of publish)
Our insider Kennedy Cantala 2021 tips will be detailed right here the week of the race and a full VRC Derby Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Kennedy Cantala Race Day 2021
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of October 2021. The 2021 Kennedy Cantala is held on Victoria Derby Day 2021, which is the first of the famous four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival. Along with the Kennedy Cantala Stakes and the Group 1 $2 million Victoria Derby (2500m) the other key races on the Derby Day card include:
- Group 1 $1.5 million Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m);
- Group 1 $1 million Empire Rose Stakes (1600m);
- Group 2 $300,000 Wakeful Stakes (2000m);
- Group 2 $300,000 Linlithgow Stakes (1200m);
- Group 3 $200,000 Lexus Hotham Stakes (2500m);
- Group 3 $200,000 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) – run in 2021 as the Furphy Sprint; and the
- Group 3 $500,000 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m).
kennedy cantala 2021 BARRIER DRAW
The official Kennedy Cantala 2021 barrier draw is announced with final acceptances on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in our above Kennedy Cantala Field section.
Kennedy Cantala Race Time 2021
The official 2021 Kennedy Cantala Stakes race time is 5:10pm (AEDT).
Kennedy Cantala 2021 Nominations
Nominations close on Monday October 25, 2021 at 12:00PM (AEDT) and will be published below.
kennedy cantala 2021 Weights
Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights must be declared by 4:00PM (AEDT) on Monday October 25, 2021. Minimum weight for three-year-olds is 50kg; minimum weight for four-year-olds and up is 52kg. Apprentices cannot claim. Confirmed weights for the final acceptances will be published in our above Kennedy Cantala Field section.
2021 Kennedy Cantala Top-Weight:
- #1 Zoutori (58kg)
Kennedy Cantala 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of October 2021 and will be published in our above Kennedy Cantala Field section.
Kennedy Cantala jockeys 2021
The riders declaration will happen no later than 1 PM Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 and the official Kennedy Cantala Jockeys for 20201 will be published in our above Kennedy Cantala Field section.
Kennedy Cantala Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of October, 2021.
2021 Kennedy Cantala Scratchings:
- #8 Lunar Fox (7)
- #16 Flash Aah (5)
Kennedy Cantala Prize Money 2021
For 2021 the Kennedy Cantala Stakes prize purse is $2 million and distributed from places first through to eighth.
Kennedy Cantala Race Number 2021
The 2021 Kennedy Cantala Stakes race number is set as Flemington Race 8 at 5:10pm (AEDT) on Victoria Derby Day, the first day of the VRC Spring Carnival, Saturday October 30, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Kennedy Cantala form guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Kennedy Cantala Form Guide following final acceptances.
kennedy cantala LIVE 2021
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Kennedy Cantala live, across the following mediums.
Telecast: Seven Network
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Kennedy Cantala Winners
See below for the full list of Kennedy Cantala Stakes winners going back to 1980.
|2021||Superstorm||Damien Oliver||Danny O’Brien||1:35.25|
|2020||Yulong Prince||Damian Lane||Chris Waller||1:34.5|
|2019||Fierce Impact||Craig Williams||Matthew Smith||1:38.2|
|2018||Best Of Days||Craig Williams||James Cummings||1:35.0|
|2017||Shillelagh||Michael Dee||Chris Waller||1:35.0|
|2016||Le Romain||Hugh Bowman||Kris Lees||1:34.9|
|2015||Turn Me Loose||Kerrin Mcevoy||M P Baker||1:36.2|
|2014||Hucklebuck||Dom Tourneur||Phillip Stokes||1:34.6|
|2013||Boban||Glyn Schofield||Chris Waller||1:36.5|
|2012||Happy Trails||Damien Oliver||Paul Beshara||1:35.9|
|2011||Albert The Fat||Mark Zahra||Chris Waller||1:36.0|
|2010||Wall Street||Hugh Bowman||Jeff Lynds||1:36.7|
|2009||All American||Corey Brown||D A Hayes||1:33.9|
|2008||All Silent||Dwayne Dunn||Grahame Begg||1:35.8|
|2007||Tears I Cry||Nikita Beriman||Ciaron Maher||1:35.2|
|2006||Divine Madonna||S Baster||Mark Kavanagh||1:35.5|
|2005||Valedictum||Steven King||Danny O’Brien||1:34.9|
|2004||Sky Cuddle||J Benbow||Peter G Moody||1:39.1|
|2003||Titanic Jack||B Prebble||T J Hughes Jnr||1:34.7|
|2002||Scenic Peak||D Nikolic||J R Hawkes||1:33.4|
|2001||Grand Delight||Kerrin Mcevoy||M J Ellerton||1:37.3|
|2000||Testa Rossa||P Payne||D R Lawson||1:35.5|
|1999||Bonanova||J A Cassidy||Grahame Begg||1:38.2|
|1998||Bezeal Bay||J A Cassidy||Paul Perry||1:35.2|
|1997||Catalan Opening||D Beadman||Bart Cummings||1:34.9|
|1996||Miss Margaret||R S Dye||P C Hayes||1:35.8|
|1995||Seascay||D Taggart||P C Hayes||1:36.0|
|1994||Seascay||D Taggart||P C Hayes||1:37.0|
|1993||Primacy||Rod Griffiths||A R Bell||1:37.2|
|1992||Planet Ruler||M Clarke||D A Hayes||1:34.2|
|1991||Pontormo||P Payne||Paul Cave||1:35.1|
|1990||Shaftesbury Avenue||J A Cassidy||Bart Cummings||1:36.8|
|1989||Better Loosen Up||M Clarke||D A Hayes||1:35.4|
|1988||Westminster||P Cook||Ms N Fraser||1:38.0|
|1987||Warned||S D Marshall||D L Freedman||1:35.5|
|1986||Chanteclair||Mick Dittman||T J Smith||1:38.0|
|1985||Dazzling Duke||W Treloar||A G Curtis||1:38.7|
|1984||Riverdale||N Barker||Neil Ward||1:37.0|
|1983||Honest Promise||B S Compton||V P Sutherland||1:35.1|