Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Run over 1,300 metres, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Sandown Racecourse. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts some of best sprinting distance runners from Australia, with some international entrants.

Starting out as a Listed Race, this race was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2013.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 16th, 2019
  • Track Location: Sandown Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,300 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2001

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Kevin Heffernan Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

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

How To Bet On The Kevin Heffernan Stakes

  1. Log in 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 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 11/11/2019).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Which Horse Will Win The Kevin Heffernan Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the Kevin Heffernan Stakes 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:

  • Spring Champions – Look for horses that recently did well in the Spring and are looking for a final race to top off their season.
  • Weight For Age – The weight for age condition s may favour younger or older horses. Look for a proven performer which is carrying an amount of weight adventageous to their hopes.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2 and TBA #3.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019 Field

  • D’bai
  • Gennady
  • Hey Doc
  • Home Of The Brave
  • I’m Telling Ya
  • Levendi
  • Long Leaf
  • Miss Iano
  • Music Bay
  • Odeon
  • Order Of Command
  • Reykjavik
  • Ringerdingding
  • Runson
  • Search Squad
  • Signore Fox
  • Teleplay
  • William Thomas

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of November, 2019.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Nominations

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Handicap
1 56423x1x8x D’bai Gelding 6 Charlie Appleby 109
2 6x114x1 Gennady Horse 4 Robbie Laing 71
3 1401x7x58x Hey Doc Gelding 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 112
4 14x70x5247 Home Of The Brave Gelding 8 James Cummings 109
5 3327203334 I’m Telling Ya Gelding 6 Amy & Ash Yargi 73
6 661x50211x Levendi Horse 5 Peter Gelagotis 107
7 3216×65467 Long Leaf Horse 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 91
8 8451412863 Miss Iano Mare 6 Mark C Webb 91
9 x22141x337 Music Bay Mare 4 Phillip Stokes 92
10 53x554424x Odeon Gelding 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 96
11 87x211x652 Order Of Command Gelding 5 Danny O’Brien 99
12 1653138×71 Reykjavik Horse 5 Lindsey Smith 100
13 1x3047100x Ringerdingding Horse 4 Anthony Freedman 98
14 3030×95528 Runson Gelding 7 Leon & Troy Corstens 94
15 15113055×3 Search Squad Gelding 9 Doug Harrison 72
16 x9291471x1 Signore Fox Horse 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
17 1x6380x601 Teleplay Mare 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 99
18 x4153x1343 William Thomas Gelding 5 John Price 91


Kevin Heffernan Stakes Weights

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 11th of November, 2019.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of November, 2019.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of
November, 2019.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 16th of November, 2019.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Prize Money

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $96,000
2nd $28,800
3rd $14,400
4th $7,200
5th $4,000
6th $3,200
7th $3,200
8th $3,200

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Race Number

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is race number 5 on Saturday, the 16th of November, 2019. There are ten races in total that day at Sandown Racecourse.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes 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 2019’s Kevin Heffernan Stakes has been released.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Kevin Heffernan Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Winners

Winners of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Cool Passion Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 57 kgs 1:16.59
2017 Jungle Edge Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 59 kgs 1:17.49
2016 Lucky Hussler Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 59 kgs 1:16.43
2015 Famous Seamus Noel Mayfield-Smith Kerrin McEvoy 59 kgs 1:18.04
2014 Fast ‘n’ Rocking David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 59 kgs 1:17.67
2013 Lankan Rupee Mick Price Craig Newitt 58.5 kgs 1:09.70
2012 Mid Summer Music Peter Moody Steven Arnold 57 kgs 1:17.13
2011 Soul Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 59 kgs 1:18.97
2010 Avenue Peter Moody Luke Nolen 57 kgs 1:19.26
2009 Lucky Secret Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 59 kgs 1:16.74
2008 Captain Bax Kris Lees Michael Rodd 59 kgs 1:18.47
2007 Gibraltar Campion Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 51 kgs 1:11.83
2006 Tesbury Jack Julie Scott Darren Gauci 57.5 kgs 1:08.97
2005 Bomber Bill Maureen Harry Peter Mertens 58 kgs 1:17.58
2004 Brannigan John Hawkes Corey Brown 52 kgs 1:17.51
2003 Super Groove Tony Noonan Steven King 57.5 kgs 1:11.04
2002 Century Kid Graeme Rogerson Jim Cassidy 57.5 kgs 1:10.13
2001 Chattanooga Mick Price Noel Callow 57.5 kgs 1:10.11