Oakleigh Plate

Oakleigh Plate, Caulfield Racecourse

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

Run over 1,100 metres in late February as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse, the Oakleigh Plate is a key early sprint feature of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. 

The Group 1 handicap event offers $500,000 in prize money and has been won by plenty of star short-distance champions since its inauguration in 1884.

The Oakleigh Plate serves as a key lead-up into Flemington’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) held the following month. Lankan Rupee (2014) was the last horse to take out the Oakleigh Plate – Newmarket Handicap double.

Oakleigh Plate graduates may also continue onto the Group 1 sprints held at The Valley including the Manikato Stakes in March, as well as the spring’s Moir Stakes run in September. Pippie (2020) recently won the Oakleigh Plate – Moir Stakes double in the same season.

Oakleigh Plate 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,100 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open (maidens ineligible)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1884
  • 2021 Oakleigh Plate Winner: Celebrity Queen / Portland Sky (Dead Heat)

oakleigh plate 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Oakleigh Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 20th, 2021. 

  1. #1 Celebrity Queen / Portland Sky (Dead Heat)
  2. N/A
  3. #3 Kemalpasa

There was a thrilling dead heat in the Oakleigh Plate 2021 results with the Western Australian mare Celebrity Queen sneaking up the inside and putting her head down right on the line to force the progressive colt Portland Sky to share the winners’ cheque in the Group 1 sprint.

Oakleigh Plate Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Oakleigh Plate in 2021

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  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 Oakleigh Plate Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

oakleigh plate 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 oakleigh 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 Oakleigh Plate in 2021?

The best way to pick who will win the Oakleigh 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 Advantage – Horses carrying 55.5kg and under in this handicap event have dominated the Oakleigh Plate results in recent history
  • Sprinting Specialists – The distance is best suited to genuine 1,100m short-distance horses 
  • Lightning Lead-Up – Flemington’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning makes a good Oakleigh Plate lead-up

Oakleigh Plate Favourites 2021 

Early favourites in 2021 Oakleigh Plate betting include the flying Phillip Stokes-trained four-year-old Ancestry, Anders looking to atone after the Coolmore Stud Stakes last in the spring and Hawkes Racing’s Schillaci Stakes winner Dirty Work

Russian Revolution ($4.60 in 2018) for his career swansong was the last Oakleigh Plate favourite to win.

Oakleigh Plate 2021 Field

The official 2021 Oakleigh Plate field of final acceptances is due for release at 9:30am (AEDT) on Wednesday February 17th, 2021 and will be listed in full below. 

The Neds Oakleigh Plate 2021 final field attracted a bumper 18 horse line-up of sprinters led in betting by the ultra-consistent Phillip Stokes-trained Ancestry.

Oakleigh Plate 2021 Tips

Favourite: #6 Ancestry ($5 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #7 Celebrity Queen ($9.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #2 Dirty Work ($10 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2021 Oakleigh Plate tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Oakleigh Plate Race Day 2021

The Oakleigh Plate takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 20, 2021 as part of the Neds Blue Diamond Stakes Day program. Eight Group status races run at the meeting including a trio of Group 1 events with the Oakleigh Plate joined on the line-up by the:

Oakleigh Plate Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section. 

Oakleigh Plate Nominations 2021

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 15th of February, 2021.

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate nominations attracted 20 sprinters led by the Phillip Stokes-trained flyer Ancestry who won four on the trot last time in.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1114x1111x ANCESTRY G 4 Phillip Stokes 100
2 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
3 8x466633x2 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 98
4 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
5 27942184×1 CALYPSO REIGN G 4 David Jolly 70
6 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 104
7 8111x3413x DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
8 212x5462x3 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 95
9 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
10 1118x120x6 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
11 x8x35311x2 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
12 x11133x0x6 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 106
13 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
14 1541×01 PORTLAND SKY C 3 Matt Laurie 95
15 825x3352x1 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
16 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 91
17 121×412153 RIDING THE WAVE G 5 Lindsey Smith 86
18 x160x5528x STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
19 11233×1127 SWORD OF MERCY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 90
20 x2400x114x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 109

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Oakleigh Plate Weights 2021

Handicap conditions apply to this race. The minimum weight for three year olds is 50 kg, while the minimum for four year olds and up is 52 kg. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 15th of February, 2021 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section. 

2021 Oakleigh Plate Top Weight:

  • #1 Zoutori (58kg)

Oakleigh Plate Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 17th of February, 2021 and will be published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section.

Oakleigh Plate Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 17th of February, 2021 with jockeys to be published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section. 

Oakleigh Plate Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 20th of February, 2021. 

Oakleigh Plate Prize Money

The Oakleigh Plate prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $300,000
2nd $90,000
3rd $45,000
4th $22,500
5th $12,500
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000

Oakleigh Plate Race Number

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate is set to run as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:55pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 20th of February, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Oakleigh Plate Form Guide 2021

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 the 2021 Oakleigh Plate has been released.


Oakleigh Plate Live

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Oakleigh Plate live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Oakleigh Plate Winners

Winners of the Oakleigh Plate going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1884, please check our winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Celebrity Queen / Portland Sky

(Dead Heat)

Grant & Alana Williams /

Matt Laurie

William Pike /

Teodore Nugent



2020 Pippie John & Chris Meagher Linda Meech 52kg 1:01.93
2019 Booker Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 52kg 1:01.94
2018 Russian Revolution Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 56.5kg 1:03.00
2017 Sheidel David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 53kg 1:02.11
2016 Flamberge Peter Moody Damian Lane 58kg 1:02.52
2015 Shamal Wind Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 54kg 1:02.28
2014 Lankan Rupee Mick Price Craig Newitt 56kg 1:02.72
2013 Mrs Onassis Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 52.5kg 1:03.16
2012 Woorim Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 55.5kg 1:03.49
2011 Eagle Falls David Hayes Damien Oliver 57kg 1:02.28
2010 Starspangledbanner Leon Corstens Danny Nikolic 52kg 1:03.16
2009 Swiss Ace Mick Mair Ken Pope 54kg 1:02.89
2008 Weekend Hussler Ross McDonald Brad Rawiller 53kg 1:03.22
2007 Undue Shane Clarke Steven Arnold 57kg 1:02.74
2006 Snitzel Gerald Ryan Craig Newitt 51.5kg 1:04.46
2005 Fastnet Rock Paul Perry Glen Boss 57kg 1:02.58
2004 Reactive Brian Mayfield-Smith Matt Pumpa 52kg 1:03.40
2003 River Dove Mathew Ellerton Stephen Baster 51.5kg 1:04.58
2002 Sudurka Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 55.5kg 1:02.58
2001 Miss Kournikova Mathew Ellerton Brett Prebble 52kg 1:02.08
2000 Sports John Hawkes Danny Nikolic 55kg 1:04.56