Looking for early info on this year’s Kennedy Plate? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.
Registered as the Red Roses Stakes, The Kennedy Plate is a race exclusively for three year old fillies. With a history going back to 1983, the race has only had Group 3 status since 2014.
If you’re looking for a nice race to lead into this one, you can’t go past the Thoroughbred Club Stakes or the San Domenico Stakes , both 1100 metre sprints.
Kennedy Plate 2018 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Thursday, November 8th, 2018
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,100 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
- Qualification: Three year olds (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1983
Kennedy Plate Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Kennedy Plate, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Kennedy Plate|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Kennedy Plate.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Kennedy Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Kennedy Plate, 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 Kennedy Plate, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Kennedy Plate to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Kennedy Plate to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Kennedy Plate 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 Kennedy Plate, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Kennedy Plate
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Kennedy Plate Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Kennedy Plate 2018 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Kennedy Plate here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 19/10/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Kennedy Plate 2017 Results
2017’s results are displayed in the table below:
|Finishing Order||Horse No.||Barrier||Horse Name||Trainer||Jockey||Weight||Margin|
|2nd||6||15||I Am Excited||D.A.Pfieffer||B.Shinn||55kg||0.2 Lengths|
|3rd||7||3||Smart Coupe||M.Ellerton & S.Zahra||D.M.Lane||55kg||3.95 Lengths|
|6th||3||14||Split Lip||W.T.Clarken||L.Meech||56.5kg||5.35 Lengths|
|7th||17||8||Elusive Melody||H.Dwyer||B.Mertens||55kg||6.6 Lengths|
|8th||14||12||Jungle Queen||C.J.Davis||P.M.Moloney||55kg||6.8 Lengths|
|8th||8||9||Egyptian Bullet||J.R.McArdle||J.Mott||55kg||6.8 Lengths|
|11th||16||10||She’s Popular||D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig||C.Williams||55kg||8.5 Lengths|
|12th||11||1||Divine Messenger||R.Smerdon||B.J.Melham||55kg||9.5 Lengths|
|13th||1||6||Debonairly||G. Waterhouse & A. Bott||K.McEvoy||56.5kg||9.7 Lengths|
|14th||15||5||Fleeting Feeling||A.J.McEvoy||L.Currie||55kg||10.2 Lengths|
Which Horse Will Win The Kennedy Plate
The best way to pick who will win the Kennedy Plate is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Weight Conditions – The penalties usually make the field very tight in terms of finishing times.
- Track Shape – Gallopers who like to take the straight should have less to worry about here.
Kennedy Plate Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Kennedy Plate 2018 Field
The field limit is 20. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Kennedy Plate 2018 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Kennedy Plate Race Day
Race day takes place on Thursday, the 8th of November, 2018.
Kennedy Plate Barrier Draw
The 2018 Kennedy Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Kennedy Plate Weights
Set weights with penalty conditions apply to this race. Weights announcement is at 4 PM on Monday, the 5th of November, 2018.
Kennedy Plate Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Monday, the 5th of November, 2018.
Kennedy Plate Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Monday, the 5th of November, 2018.
Kennedy Plate Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Thursday, the 8th of November, 2018.
Kennedy Plate Prize Money
The Kennedy Plate prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. There is also a SUPER VOBIS nominators bonus of $10,000 for those who qualify.
Kennedy Plate Race Number
The Kennedy Plate is race number 3 on the 8th of November, 2018. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Kennedy Plate Form Guide
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 Kennedy Plate has been released.
Kennedy Plate Live
You can watch or listen to the 2018 Kennedy Plate live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Kennedy Plate Tickets
The Kennedy Plate takes place on the VRC Kennedy Oaks Day. General admission is $60 and can be purchased in advance from Ticketek.
Kennedy Plate Winners
Winners of the Kennedy Plate for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below.
|2017||Jorda||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||56.5kg||1:03.36|
|2016||Spright||Garry Frazer||Kerrin McEvoy||56.5kg||1:03.09|
|2015||Secret Agenda||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||55kg||1:04.09|
|2014||Onemorezeta||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||55kg||1:03.19|
|2013||Melrose Place||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||54kg||1:10.61|
|2012||Shamal Wind||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||54kg||1:08.32|
|2011||Emmalene||Liam Birchley||Michael Rodd||54.5kg||1:10.72|
|2010||Curtana||Peter Moody||Ben Melham||54kg||1:10.87|
|2009||Trim||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||53kg||1:09.89|
|2008||Exalted Keetah||Jim Smith||Clare Lindop||53kg||1:09.54|
|2007||Gamble Me||Lee Freedman||Steven Arnold||56kg||1:10.35|
|2006||Gold Edition||Ron Maund||Jim Byrne||57.5kg||1:08.80|
|2005||Crevette||David Hayes||Craig Williams||56kg||1:10.25|
|2004||Tahni Girl||Ross McDonald||Mark Flaherty||57.5kg||1:09.86|
|2003||Danabaa||Mark Kavanagh||Noel Callow||54kg||1:10.08|
|2002||Red Labelle||Mark Minervini||Steven Arnold||56kg||1:08.75|
|2001||The Big Chill||Russell Cameron||Steven Arnold||54kg||1:09.48|
|2000||Wyndam Special||Peter Hayes||Stephen Baster||55kg||1:09.26|
|1999||Faithful Love||David Hall||Brett Prebble||55kg||1:09.78|