Kennedy Plate

Kennedy Plate, Flemington Racecourse

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

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. 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).
  5. 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
1st 4 2 Jorda J.A.Cummings H.Bowman 56.5kg Winner
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
4th 5 11 Demerara J.A.Cummings B.Avdulla 55kg 4.95 Lengths
5th 2 7 Blondie B.J.McCarthy E.Brown 56.5kg 5.15 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
10th 13 4 Wrapsody A.Purcell M.J.Dee 55kg 7 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
15th 9 13 Shudabeen T.R.Martin A.Hyeronimus 55kg 20.2 Lengths
SCR 12 Camila Lucinda D.R.Brideoake J.Noonan 55kg
SCR 10 Shantou B.Baker T.Clark

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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Kennedy Plate 2018 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

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

Streaming: 7Live

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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