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Oakleigh Plate 2017

DateSaturday 25 February
TrackCaulfield Racecourse
Distance1100m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeHandicap
Prize Money$500,000
Age3YO and Upwards

OAKLEIGH PLATE BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Oakleigh Plate betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Oakleigh Plate pointers are:

  • The Black Caviar Lightning has been the best lead-up race
  • But the races are now just one week apart

OAKLEIGH PLATE LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Oakleigh Plate (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge.

You can watch all Caulfield races including the Oakleigh Plate streamed live online at:


Become a member of any of the four bookmakers and enjoy the coverage free. To find out how to stream the Oakleigh Plate live, click on the dedicated link.

WHERE TO BET ON THE OAKLEIGH PLATE

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are the best places to bet on the Futurity Stakes and all Caulfield races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race and also stream the race live online. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on the Futurity Stakes, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

OAKLEIGH PLATE HISTORY AND GUIDE

The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) takes place at Caulfield Racecourse annually in February during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival and is an Open Handicap race for sprinters.

With a $400,000 prize fund, the race attracts the country’s best up and coming sprinters and is one of three Group 1 races to be run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Other races include the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m), Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m), Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m), and the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m).

The best lead-up race to the Oakleigh Plate is the Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) held at Flemington Racecourse one week earlier.

Sprinters tackling this race may then continue on to the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight course on Super Saturday of Racing.

First run in 1884, the Oakleigh Plate was won by champion racehorse Malua when the race was run over six furlongs. In 1973 the race was adjusted to 1200 and has remained that way since.

The illustrious honour roll lists some very accomplished sprinters including Wakeful (1901), Power Duke (1960), Placid Ark (1987), Schillaci (1992), Fastnet Rock (2005), Snitzel (2006), Weekend Hussler (2008) and Starspangledbanner (2010).

Oakleigh Plate Winners (Since 2000)

2000Sports
2001Miss Kournikova
2002Sudurka
2003River Dove
2004Reactive
2005Fastnet Rock
2006Snitzel
2007Undue
2008Weekend Hussler
2009Swiss Ace
2010Starspangledbanner
2011Eagle Falls
2012Woorim
2013Mrs Onassis
2014Lankan Rupee
2015Shamal Wind
2016Flamberge

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders.

The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE HISTORY

The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington. 

Renovations to the track and grandstand have made it one of the premier racecourses in Australia with top class facilities for the horses, club members and the public. 

The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs.

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