Looking for information on this year’s Kennedy Mile? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes)

Now known as the Kennedy Mile, this race has also been run under the following titles: Cantala Stakes, Emirates Stakes, Longines Mile. Considered to be the second best mile race in Australia, it it held the weekend before the Melbourne Cup.

A lot of highly successful international horses are eligible to run in this race, but because not all of them elect to do so, it can be hard to make an early prediction about who will win until acceptances.

A few good lead in races for the Kennedy Mile include the Crystal Mile and Toorak Handicap.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) 2018 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 2nd, 2010
  • 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

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) 2018 Betting

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Cantala Stakes (Kennedy Mile)
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Cantala Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Cantala Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The 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 The 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 The Cantala Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Cantala Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The 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 The Cantala Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) In 2018

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Field

The field limit is 16, and we show the 16 mostly likely runners in the table below.

  • Fierce Impact
  • Night’s Watch
  • Cascadian
  • Dreamforce
  • Kolding (Doubtful)
  • Star Of The Seas
  • Te Akau Shark
  • Admiral’s Joker
  • Rock
  • Royal Meeting
  • Avilius
  • Sikandarabad
  • Gem Song
  • Junipal
  • Land Of Plenty
  • Mister Sea Wolf

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) 2018 Odds

Early market odds for the top thirty-two prospective runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of The Cantala Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 25/10/2019, after nominations, but prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
Fierce Impact 8 2.75
Night’s Watch 8 2.75
Cascadian 12 3.75
Dreamforce 12 3.75
Kolding (Doubtful) 12 3.75
Star Of The Seas 12 3.75
Te Akau Shark 12 3.75
Admiral’s Joker 13 4
Rock 14 4.25
Royal Meeting 14 4.25
Avilius 15 4.5
Sikandarabad 15 4.5
Gem Song 17 5
Junipal 17 5
Land Of Plenty 17 5
Mister Sea Wolf 17 5
Rox The Castle 17 5
Streets Of Avalon 17 5
Verry Elleegant 21 6
Best Of Days 26 7.3
Cliff’S Edge 26 7.3
Humidor 26 7.3
Loving Gaby 26 7.3
Pohutukawa 26 7.3
Savatiano 26 7.3
Chief Ironside 31 8.5
Invincibella 31 8.5
Madison County 31 8.5
Mr Quickie 31 8.5
Pacodali 31 8.5
So Si Bon 31 8.5
Fifty Stars 34 9

 

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) 2018 Tips

Favourite: Fierce Impact

Best Bet: 

Roughie:

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Race Time

The race starts at approximately 4:30 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Nominations

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Handicap
1 8x5315x812 A Shin Rook Gelding 6 Anthony Freedman 93
2 251821×111 Admiral’s Joker Gelding 7 Kylie Vella 100
3 11x5Nx7380 Best Of Days Gelding 6 James Cummings 108
4 5245×52313 Captain Cook Gelding 7 Chris Waller 101
5 1x128x5471 Cascadian Gelding 5 James Cummings 101
6 337x6306x0 Chief Ironside Horse 5 David Menuisier 95
7 1516×32066 Cliff’s Edge Horse 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 105
8 1x8132x120 Dreamforce Gelding 7 John Thompson 112
9 x09311x807 Fastnet Tempest Gelding 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
10 41111×5363 Fidelia Mare 4 Robbie Griffiths 92
11 21x6720x21 Fierce Impact Horse 6 Matthew Smith 106
12 60110×6768 Fifty Stars Horse 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
13 154134×324 Gem Song Horse 4 Kris Lees 104
14 17333×0005 Humidor Gelding 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 112
15 80x105x030 Iconoclasm Horse 5 Danny O’Brien 98
16 71x0611x45 Invincibella Mare 6 Chris Waller 110
17 x252313103 Junipal Horse 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 87
18 331111×511 Kolding Gelding 4 Chris Waller 108
19 14x32460x5 Land Of Plenty Horse 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 108
20 11113×0006 Le Juge Gelding 7 Chris Waller 96
21 3x8124x033 Life Less Ordinary Gelding 8 Chris Waller 107
22 7×41211168 Looks Like Elvis Gelding 5 Bryan Dais 98
23 16422×12 Loving Gaby Filly 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
24 1x13422x97 Madison County Gelding 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 106
25 41650×6240 Mahamedeis Gelding 5 Nick Ryan 100
26 17x1116x45 Mandela Effect Gelding 5 Scott Brunton 84
27 272240×924 Manolo Blahniq Gelding 6 Tony Noonan 96
28 32x147x278 Miss Siska Mare 6 Grahame Begg 96
29 50x1200x61 Mister Sea Wolf Gelding 8 Chris Waller 107
30 4630×09066 Mr Money Bags Gelding 5 Robbie Griffiths 82
31 112131×300 Mr Quickie Gelding 4 Phillip Stokes 106
32 x34000x592 Night’s Watch Gelding 6 Chris Waller 105
33 073447×545 Noire Mare 6 Chris Waller 100
34 x6451252x4 Pacodali Gelding 7 Lindsey Smith 104
35 516832×424 Pohutukawa Mare 4 James Cummings 100
36 65×2112831 Rich Itch Gelding 4 Shawn Mathrick 96
37 x2128x1115 Rock Gelding 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
38 811×921121 Rox The Castle Gelding 5 Kerry Edwards 100
39 11×3 Royal Meeting Horse 4 Saeed Bin Suroor 107
40 3295213×41 Savatiano Mare 5 James Cummings 107
41 42170×4634 Sikandarabad Gelding 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
42 857x622x35 Snogging Mare 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 82
43 92450×1250 So Si Bon Gelding 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
44 4×21123424 So You Win Gelding 5 Chris Waller 98
45 113211×493 Star Of The Seas Gelding 5 Chris Waller 101
46 1510×50401 Streets Of Avalon Gelding 5 Shane Nichols 105
47 4x6770x642 Tally Gelding 7 James Cummings 105
48 14x111x222 Te Akau Shark Gelding 5 Jamie Richards 112
49 932225×837 Tom Melbourne Gelding 9 Chris Waller 100
50 34x523x272 Variation Gelding 6 Stephen Miller 99
51 7x90x74436 Vassilator Gelding 4 Colin Little 93
52 7x2111x941 Verry Elleegant Mare 4 Chris Waller 111
53 21x00x7985 Yulong Prince Horse 5 Chris Waller 103

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Weights

Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights are posted below.

Horse Weight
Te Akau Shark 58kg
Humidor 58kg
Dreamforce 58kg
Verry Elleegant 55.5kg
Invincibella 55kg
Kolding 56kg
Land Of Plenty 56kg
Best Of Days 56kg
Royal Meeting 55.5kg
Savatiano 53.5kg
Fifty Stars 55.5kg
Life Less Ordinary 55.5kg
Mister Sea Wolf 55.5kg
Madison County 55kg
Mr Quickie 55kg
Fierce Impact 55kg
Cliff’s Edge 54.5kg
Streets Of Avalon 54.5kg
So Si Bon 54.5kg
Night’s Watch 54.5kg
Tally 54.5kg
Gem Song 54kg
Pacodali 54kg
Yulong Prince 53.5kg
Sikandarabad 53.5kg
Rock 52.5kg
Star Of The Seas 52.5kg
Cascadian 52.5kg
Captain Cook 52.5kg
Pohutukawa 52kg
Mahamedeis 52kg
Rox The Castle 52kg
Noire 52kg
Fastnet Tempest 52kg
Admiral’s Joker 52kg
Tom Melbourne 52kg
Loving Gaby 50kg
Variation 52kg
Iconoclasm 52kg
Looks Like Elvis 52kg
So You Win 52kg
Rich Itch 52kg
Manolo Blahniq 52kg
Miss Siska 52kg
Le Juge 52kg
Chief Ironside 52kg
Vassilator 52kg
A Shin Rook 52kg
Fidelia 52kg
Junipal 52kg
Mandela Effect 52kg
Mr Money Bags 52kg
Snogging 52kg

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2019.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Riders

The riders declaration will happen no later than 1 PM Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2019.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of November, 2019.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Prize Money

The Cantala Stakes prize purse is $2,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1 $1,200,000
2 $360,000
3 $180,000
4 $90,000
5 $50,000
6 $40,000
7 $40,000
8 $40,000

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Race Number

The Cantala Stakes is race number 6 on the the Victoria Derby Day, the first day of the VRC Spring Carnival. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2018’s Cantala Stakes has been released.

Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
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
1982 Magari 1:37.3
1981 Tower Belle 1:35.4
1980 Silver Bounty 1:35.9