Oaklands Plate

Oaklands Plate, Morphetville

Looking for early info on this year’s Oaklands Plate? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres, the Oaklands Plate is a Listed race taking place at Morphettville Racecourse (on the Morphettville Parks track) in mid to late July each winter racing season. Carrying a prize purse of just over $100,000, the event is a set weights plus penalties race open to two-year-old horses and attracts a quality field of mainly local youngsters chasing a late season Black-Type win. 

The Oaklands Plate winner often has Group aspirations for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) or Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

In 2020 the Oaklands Plate winner Instant Celebrity went on to win Melbourne’s Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude and run third in that spring’s Thousand Guineas trifecta. She would further frank the form the following autumn winning Adelaide’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes and finishing second in the Group 1 The Goodwood results of 2021.

Oaklands Plate 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, July 16th, 2022
  • Track Location: Morphettville Park Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Qualification: Two year olds and three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Listed
  • Operator: South Australian Jockey Club
  • Prize Purse: $107,250
  • 2022 Oaklands Plate Winner: He’s Heaven

oaklands plate 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Oaklands Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday July 16, 2022.  

  1. #5 He’s Heaven
  2. #7 Birdies Galore
  3. #8 Vagrant

Oaklands Plate Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Oaklands Plate in 2022

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out 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, please read our section on Oaklands Plate Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Oakland Plate 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Oakland Plate will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Oaklands Plate in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Oaklands Plate in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers and look at the weights. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Oaklands Plate winner include: 

  • Late Season – The Oaklands Plate takes place right at the tail-end of the runners’ 2YO seasons so looking for rising three-year-olds with previous race experience is key.
  • Park Track – The race takes place on the Morphettville Parks track so looking for juveniles that have raced or trialed on the course can prove profitable.
  • Trainers – Lindsay Park’s David Hayes has trained four Oaklands Plate winners, while local horseman Tony McEvoy won back-to-back editions in 2018-19. McEvoy celebrated a third victory in 2021 co-training the winning odds-on filly Mac ‘N’ Cheese with Calvin McEvoy.

Oaklands Plate Favourites 2022

Early favourites in Oaklands Plate 2022 betting include Patrick Payne’s undefeated filly Birdies Galore and the Mitchell Freedman-trained Vagrant

Oaklands Plate favourites have an excellent recent record with three straight wins with: Westport ($1.60 in 2019), ‘Instant Celebrity ($4 in 2020) and Mac ‘N’ Cheese ($1.95 in 2021).

Oaklands Plate 2022 Field

The official Oaklands Plate 2022 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

Oaklands Plate 2022 Tips

Favourite: #7 Birdies Galore ($3.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #7 Birdies Galore to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #2 Lonsdaleite ($13 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Oaklands Plate tips will be available above the week of the race and a detailed Oaklands Plate betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Oaklands Plate 2022 Race Day

2022 Oaklands Plate Race Day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of July, 2021 at Morphettville Parks Racecourse in South Australia, the same day as the Belmont Classic meeting in Perth. 

Oaklands Plate 2022 Barrier Draw

The 2022 Oaklands Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Oaklands Plate Field section. 

Oaklands Plate 2022 Nominations

Nominations close at 12:30 PM on Monday, the 11th of July, 2022.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 10×28 CUSACK C 2 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 1 59kg 67
2 11 BIRDIES GALORE F 2 Patrick Payne 2 54kg 66
3 2×132 TEST THE LAW G 2 Matthew Seyers 3 56kg 64
4 4x43x1 WATER BOMBER G 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 4 56kg 63
5 14 VAGRANT F 2 Mitchell Freedman 5 54kg 63
6 51 BOOGIE DANCER F 2 Peter G Moody 6 54kg 63
7 8x6x61 LONSDALEITE C 2 Clinton McDonald 7 56kg 62
8 165×3495 NOTHING SILLY G 2 Kevin Corstens 8 56kg 61
9 361 CLUB PUNTER G 2 Roslyn Day 9 56kg 61
10 2 JOYRIDER C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 10 56kg 59
11 3 ATTRITION C 2 Mitchell Freedman 11 56kg 59
12 2 HE’S HEAVEN C 2 Peter G Moody 12 56kg 59
13 3 HALSTON C 2 Peter G Moody 13 56kg 58
14 63 FIELD THE MOMENT F 2 Phillip Stokes 14 54kg 57
15 0 HUGOWEGO G 2 Natasha Storr 15 56kg 56
16 634×048 MONSEAGLE G 2 Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle 16 56kg 54
17 1 HARMONIOUS SENORA F 2 Chris Calthorpe 17 54kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Oaklands Plate 2022 Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of July, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Oaklands Plate Field section. 

Oaklands Plate 2022 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 13th of July, 2022 and will be published in our above Oaklands Plate Field section.

Oaklands Plate 2022 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of July, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Oaklands Plate Field section. 

Oaklands Plate Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 8:00 AM on Saturday, the 16th of July, 2022. 

2022 Oaklands Plate Scratchings: 

  • #4 Joyrider (9)

Oaklands Plate Prize Money 2022

The 2022 Oaklands Plate prize purse is worth $107,250 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $57,975
2nd $19,125
3rd $8,625
4th $5,475
5th $4,425
6th $2,325
7th $2,325
8th $2,325
9th $2,325
10th $2,325

Oaklands Plate Race Number 2022

The 2022 Oaklands Plate is set to run as Morphettville Parks Race 5 at 2:02pm (ACST) on Saturday the 16th of July, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Morphettville Parks Racecourse.

Oaklands Plate Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Oaklands Plate Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Oaklands Plate Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Oaklands Plate live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Oaklands Plate Winners

Winners of the Oaklands Plate going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 He’s Heaven Peter G Moody Jason Benbow 56 kgs 1:27.23
2021 Mac ‘N’ Cheese Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 54 kgs 1:27.06
2020 Instant Celebrity Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther 54 kgs 1:25.57
2019 Westport Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 54 kgs 1:27.01
2018 Unfair Dismissal Tony McEvoy John Allen 56 kgs 1:27.79
2017 Terry David Brideoake Matthew Neilson 56 kgs 1:28.30
2016 Morvada Peter Jolly Jake Toeroek 56 kgs 1:39.08
2015 Dead Or Alive Mick Price Damien Oliver 56 kgs 1:37.65
2014 Cailin Miss Mick Price Dean Yendall 54 kgs 1:40.67
2013 Eagle Island David Hayes Paul Gatt 56 kgs 1:38.49
2012 Donna Cattiva Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:38.64
2011 Isopach John Thompson Mark Zahra 55.5 kgs 1:41.35
2010 Precious Lorraine David Hayes Paul Gatt 53.5 kgs 1:36.81
2009 Custard David Hayes Michael Hoppo 53.5 kgs 1:34.47
2008 Romneya Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 55 kgs 1:24.32
2007 Class Apart Lee Freedman Troy Baker 53 kgs 1:24.81
2006 Harb David Hayes Shayne Cahill 55.5 kgs 1:27.20
2005 Crevette Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 55 kgs 1:22.91
2004 Nozi Richard Jolly Paul Gatt 56.5 kgs 1:20.46
2003 Mot D’or Leon Macdonald Jason Holder 57.5 kgs 1:21.51
2002 Hydrometer Leon Macdonald Jason Holder 54.5 kgs 1:10.83
2001 Tully Thunder Ross McDonald Wayne Kerford 52 kgs 1:21.19
2000 Springsteen Peter Hayes Simon Price 54.5 kgs 1:25.17