Looking for this year’s Oakleigh Plate betting guide, field and tips? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Oakleigh Plate, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,100 metres in late February as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse (Sandown in 2023), the Oakleigh Plate is a key early sprint feature of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. 

The Group 1 handicap event offers $750,000 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 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
  • 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: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1884
  • 2024 Oakleigh Plate Winner: Queman

oakleigh plate 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Oakleigh Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 24th, 2024. 

  1. #13 Queman
  2. #10 Hypothethical
  3. #12 Mornington Glory

Jockey Harry Coffey celebrated his second career Group 1 winning ride with a gutsy effort by South Australian raider Queman ($17) who dug deep in a dogfight with fellow 52kg light weight Hypothetical to make it two-from-two at the Caulfield track with an upset in the 2024 Oakleigh Plate results.

Oakleigh Plate Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Oakleigh Plate, and we have 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 2024

  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 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 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.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Oakleigh Plate in 2024?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Oakleigh Plate in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for proven Group 1 sprinters. 

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

  • 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 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Oakleigh Plate betting include returning Group 1 placed colt King’s Gambit, classy Flying Artie mare Asfoora, her shock conqueror last time out in the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes Kallos, and three-length Group 3 Standish Handicap winner Sghirripa

Russian Revolution ($4.60 in 2018) for his career swansong followed by Marabi ($2.60 in 2022) were the last Oakleigh Plate favourites to win.

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Field

The official 2024 Oakleigh Plate field of final acceptances is due for release at 9:30am (AEDT) on Wednesday February 21st, 2024 and will be listed in full below. 

The Oakleigh Plate 2024 field attracted 15 final acceptors with three-year-old I Am Invincible colt King’s Gambit racing first-up for the Snowden stable leading the latest markets after drawing barrier one.

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Tips

Favourite: #15 King’s Gambit ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #4 Sghirripa ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #1 Kallos ($14 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider 2024 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 2024

The 2024 Oakleigh Plate takes place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 24, 2024 as part of the 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 2024

The 2024 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 2024

2024 Oakleigh Plate nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 19th of February, 2024.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 21x154149x AFT CABIN H 4 James Cummings 105
2 344x1219x2 ASFOORA M 5 Henry Dwyer 111
3 1113x1134x BENEDETTA M 4 Jason Warren 102
4 9822191115 BOLDINHO G 4 Ciaron Maher 86
5 x1221x5161 BRUDENELL G 4 Kris Lees 96
6 99464x370x CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 103
7 73x24221x4 HYPOTHETICAL M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 97
8 9x1117x7x1 KALLOS G 5 James Cummings 108
9 1x233x31x KING’S GAMBIT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 95
10 x497x1117x LEMPICKA M 5 Ken & Kasey Keys 93
11 x112x32x12 MIDTOWN BOSS G 4 Matt Laurie 78
12 10×3335111 MISS ICELANDIC M 4 Matt Laurie 79
13 x212422115 MORNINGTON GLORY G 5 Gavin Bedggood 85
14 x119431222 NAJEM SUHAIL G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 99
15 2631x117x1 QUEMAN G 5 Shane & Cassie Oxlade 94
16 1×21623123 RECOMMENDATION G 4 Ciaron Maher 99
17 113411121 REY MAGNERIO G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 88
18 1145×11311 SGHIRRIPA G 4 Shane & Cassie Oxlade 102
19 122x21615x SKEW WIFF (NZ) M 4 Mark Walker 107
20 2x4317x037 SWEET RIDE H 4 Annabel Neasham 94

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Oakleigh Plate Weights 2024

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 2024 Oakleigh Plate weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 19th of February, 2024 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section. 

2024 Oakleigh Plate Top-Weight:

  • #1 Kallos (58kg)

Oakleigh Plate Acceptances 2024

Final 2024 Oakleigh Plate acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 21st of February, 2024 and will be published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section.

Oakleigh Plate Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 21st of February, 2024 with the official 2024 Oakleigh Plate jockeys to be published in our above Oakleigh Plate Field section. 

Oakleigh Plate Scratchings 2024

2024 Oakleigh Plate scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 24th of February, 2024. 

Oakleigh Plate Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Oakleigh Plate prize purse is worth $750,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $450,000
2nd $135,000
3rd $67,500
4th $33,750
5th $18,750
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000

Oakleigh Plate Race Number 2024

The 2024 Oakleigh Plate race number is scheduled as Caulfield Race 9 at 4:55pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 24th of February, 2024. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse with the Oakleigh Plate closing the card.

Oakleigh Plate Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Oakleigh Plate Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Oakleigh Plate Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Oakleigh Plate live, across the following mediums.

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

Free to air television: Channels 78 (and 68 in regional areas)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Mobile: Neds App

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 Oakleigh Plate winners page.

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Queman Shane & Cassie Oxlade Harry Coffey 52kg 1:02.63
2023 Uncommon James Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ben Thompson 53.5kg 1:01.57
2022 Marabi Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 54kg 1:02.23
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