Oakleigh Plate 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: Barriers account for little in the Oakleigh Plate with double digits producing plenty of recent winners.

The Group 1 Oakleigh Plate is one of three elite level Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival races that traditionally runs at Caulfield Racecourse as part of Blue Diamond Stakes Day annually in late February. An open handicap sprint the clash takes place over 1100m and offers $750,000 in total prize money.

2022 Oakleigh Plate Winner Marabi

2022 Oakleigh Plate winner Marabi. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Running at the same meeting as the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) the event attracts a capacity field of 18 sprinters.

Many Oakleigh Plate horses come out of a run a week earlier in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) run down the Flemington straight. The last horse to complete the Oakleigh Plate – Lightning Stakes double was Fastnet Rock (2005).

The latest edition of the Oakleigh Plate ran on Saturday February 25, 2024 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in a narrow upset by the Shane & Cassie Oxlade-trained Queman ($17) from South Australia. 

2024 Oakleigh Plate Results

The official Oakleigh Plate 2024 Winner & Full Results will be published below on Saturday February 25, 2024.

  • 1st: #13 Queman
  • 2nd: #10 Hypothetical
  • 3rd: #12 Mornington Glory

The lightweights fought it out in the Oakleigh Plate 2024 results on Blue Diamond Day with top honours going to the gutsy South Australian raider Queman ($17) who beat home Hypothetical by a short half-head on the back of a lead-up Black-Type win at the track on Australia Day.

2024 Oakleigh Plate Odds

The latest Oakleigh Plate odds for 2024 will be updated below the week of the race so bookmark this page to view the best available Group 1 racing odds on the autumn sprint.

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 ladbrokes.com.au.

Oakleigh Plate Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 1884

Oakleigh Plate Betting

Oakleigh Plate betting is usually an open affair with plenty of mixed form leading up to the race.

Recent Oakleigh Plate winners who won their last Group lead-up include Lankan Rupee (2014), Shamal Wind (2015), Marabi (2022) who took out the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at the Valley, with last start winners often dominating the markets, and Queman (2024) who won the Listed W.J. Adams at the track the month before.

Wide barrier draws don’t often have an impact on the Oakleigh Plate odds as plenty of winners have drawn wide including Uncommon James (13 in 2023), Pippie (14 in 2020), Booker (14 in 2019), Russian Revolution (10 in 2018), Flamberge (15 in 2016), Shamal Wind (14 in 2015), Mrs Onassis (11 in 2013), and Swiss Ace (18 in 2009).

Pippie ($12) was the last double-figure winner in Oakleigh Plate 2020 betting until 2021 when Portland Sky ($10) ran a dead-heat to share the top prize with Celebrity Queen ($9.50).

Marabi ($2.60 in 2022) was the last favourite in Oakleigh Plate betting to salute.

There was another notable upset in 2024 with Queman saluting at Oakleigh odds of $17.

Oakleigh Plate Field

A maximum of 18 starters line-up in the Oakleigh Plate race field and the race recently ran at capacity in 2018 when the favourite Russian Revolution saluted, 2019 when Booker scored an upset win and again in 2020 when Pippie became the second mare to salute from barrier 14 in as many years.

There was yet another 18-starter Oakleigh Plate field in 2021 when Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky ran a dead-heat for first.

Oakleigh Plate nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the final field of acceptances out on the Wednesday.

Lankan Rupee topped the Oakleigh Plate odds for his 2014 win

Lankan Rupee (2014) is one of the few recent favourites in Oakleigh Plate betting to salute for the punters. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Oakleigh Plate field often features star stallions in the making and has been won by the likes of Snitzel (2006) and Fastnet Rock (2005).

Many horses also run first-up in the Oakleigh Plate field. Alternatively, any three-year-olds in the event may have had an earlier autumn lead-up in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m). Portland Sky (2021), who dead-heated with Celebrity Queen in the Oakleigh Plate – was the last to do the double.

The Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) held a fortnight earlier makes an excellent Oakleigh Plate lead-up. In 2023 the same two horses ran one-two in both the Rubiton and Oakleigh Plate. Lofty Strike one the Rubiton and was second in the Oakleigh, while Uncommon James improved on his Rubiton Stakes second to turn the tables in the Group 1.

2024 Oakleigh Plate Field

The official Oakleigh Plate 2024 final field is announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day and will be announced in full below.

Team Snowden’s returning Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes winning colt, King’s Gambit, drawn the rails fresh headlines the 15-starter Oakleigh Plate 2024 final field on Blue Diamond Day this weekend in Melbourne.

2024 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

The Oakleigh Plate 2024 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day, the full list of potential runners to be made available below.

The Oakleigh Plate 2024 nominations attracted 20 classy autumn sprinters including the Henry Dwyer-trained Asfoora out to atone for her first-up second as the beaten odds-on favourite in the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes, the upset Rubiton winner Kallos for the Godolphin stable, and the resuming Peter & Paul Snowden-trained colt King’s Gambit.

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 Tips

Favourites in the Oakleigh Plate tips have a poor recent record with only four saluting for the punters from 2008 – 2024, the most recent being Russian Revolution (2018) and Marabi (2022).

A good Oakleigh Plate tip is to look at the better weighted runners in the race as only four horses have carried more than 55.5kg to victory from 2008-2024.

In-form mares are also worth including in Oakleigh Plate tipping with seven winning from 2013 – 2024 including most recently Booker (2019) who also ran fourth in the 2018 Oakleigh Plate results, Pippie (2020), Celebrity Queen (2021) who had to share top honours with Portland Sky after running a dead-heat, and Marabi (2022).

2024 Oakleigh Plate Tips

The insider Ladbrokes’ Oakleigh Plate 2024 tips and betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the short-distance specialists to back in the showdown.

  • To Win: #4 Sghirripa ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Intriguing edition of the Oakleigh and going for value with an upset from the in-form but widely-drawn Sghirripa. The classy, grey Lonhro four-year-old from South Australia is a proven Group winner in Melbourne having won Flemington’s Group 3 Standish Handicap down the straight in style last time out in mid-January. His efforts there were an enormous three-length romp home, and he has now won four of his past five starts. Runs well fresh and has been kept that way for his toughest test yet on Saturday. Up notably in grade, but has been working his way through well. Big winning trial at home has him spot on. Distance specialist who needs to answer a few questions, but deserving of a chance and can surprise.

Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

The Oakleigh Plate form guide shows punters the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys and trainers of all of the horses in the field.

This information can be used to guide Oakleigh Plate betting taking into account form facts including the excellent strike rate of sprinters drawn wider than barrier 10 and the poor record of favourites being successful.

The 2023 Oakleigh Plate served as a springboard for top-tier performances. Uncommon James ran second in Sydney’s The Galaxy next-up franking the form, while the runner-up Lofty Strike later mirrored his success with a second placing in the Newmarket Handicap. This duo’s subsequent achievements underscore the Oakleigh Plate’s ability to identify elite sprinters over the autumn carnival.

Oakleigh Plate Form Facts

  • Favourites in Oakleigh Plate betting have a poor recent record with Lankan Rupee ($4 in 2014), Russian Revolution ($4.60 in 2018) and Marabi ($2.60 in 2022) the only ones to salute since Weekend Hussler (2008).
  • Fastnet Rock (2005) was the last winner coming off a lead-up victory to get the job done until Lankan Rupee (2014), Shamal Wind (2015), Portland Sky (2021) who ran a dead-heat with Celebrity Queen, Australia Stakes winning mare Marabi (2022), and Listed W.J. Adams winner at the track Queman (2024).
  • Upset Oakleigh Plate results are common with plenty of roughie winners including Flamberge (30/1 in 2016) and Queman ($17 in 2024).
  • Seven of the 16 Oakleigh Plate winners from 2009-24 jumped from a double-digit barrier most recently Uncommon James (13 in 2023).
  • Seven mares have won since Reactive (2004), most recently Sheidel (2017), Booker (2019), Pippie (2020), Celebrity Queen (2021, dead heat with Portland Sky), and Marabi (2022).

2024 Oakleigh Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Oakleigh Plate 2024 form guide will be provided below once final acceptances are taken the Wednesday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Oakleigh Plate Results

The Oakleigh Plate race results and finishing order of the entire field is out when the event runs on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. The winning Oakleigh Plate quinella, trifecta, margins and times are all released as part of the results.

Recent Oakleigh Plate results show plenty of roughie shot winners scoring upsets including Eagle Falls ($21 in 2011), Woorim ($21 in 2012), Flamberge ($31 in 2016), Booker ($18 in 2019), and Queman ($17 in 2024).

The 2021 Oakleigh Plate results saw a dead-heat with Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky declared co-champions.

Marabi (2022) was the last Oakleigh Plate winning mare.

Portland Sky (2021) was the last three-year-old Oakleigh Plate winner.

Past Oakleigh Plate Winners

Past Oakleigh Plate winners and place-getters going back to 1933 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Queman Hypothetical Mornington Glory
2023 Uncommon James Lofty Strike Asfoora
2022 Marabi Away Game Oxley Road
2021 Celebrity Queen
Portland Sky (Dead Heat)
2020 Pippie Zoutori Crystal Dreamer
2019 Booker Encryption Eduardo
2018 Russian Revolution Snitty Kitty Hellbent
2017 Sheidel Faatinah Extreme Choice
2016 Flamberge Fell Swoop Heatherly
2015 Shamal Wind Under The Louvre Fast’n’Rocking
2014 Lankan Rupee Spirit Of Boom Knoydart
2013 Mrs Onassis Facile Tigre Spirit Of Boom
2012 Woorim Elite Falls Facile Tigre
2011 Eagle Falls Avenue Hinchinbrook
2010 Starspangledbanner Here De Angels
Arinos (Dead Heat)
2009 Swiss Ace Lucky Secret Typhoon Zed
2008 Weekend Hussler Magnus Tramuntana
2007 Undue Poet’s Voice Magnus
2006 Snitzel Virage De Fortune Takeover Target
2005 Fastnet Rock Segments Legally Bay
2004 Reactive Ancient Song Suit
2003 River Dove North Boy Choisir
2002 Sudurka Mistegic Straight Ace
2001 Miss Kournikova Miss Pennymoney Show A Heart
2000 Sports Falvelon Rancho Spark
1999 Dantelah Paint Magic Music
1998 Singing The Blues Rock You Jugulator
1997 Spartacus Rock You Clang
1996 Drum Prince Marauding Centisle
1995 Khaptingly Royal Discard The Heavyweight
1994 Kenvain Sublimate Blue Boss
1993 Mookta Isnt She Gorgeous Storaia
1992 Schillaci Dark Beau Dappers Hope
1991 With Me Paklani Joanne
1990 Scarlet Bisque Show County Power Prince
1989 Clay Hero Lonely Dreamer Scarlet Bisque
1988 Snippets Rancho Ruler In Wonderland
1987 Placid Ark Special Rubiton
1986 Coal Pak Lord Galaxy Sky Drop
1985 Mr. Illusion Feeling Fit King Phoenix
1984 Mighty Avalanche Harpagus Bow Mistress
1983 Sans Rival Count Ajax Galleon
1982 Harpagus Razor Sharp Yir Tiz
1981 Gleaming Waters Mr Magic Old Breck
1980 Turf Ruler Marjoleo Middleton Sam
1979 Mistress Anne Kero Banco Regis
1978 Hartbalm Maybe Star Bagalot
1977 Merger Toy Show Ardroy
1976 Kentland Aurealis Sticks And Stones
1975 Zephyr Bay Aurealis Sizzler
1974 Tontonan Kymwood The Flying Scotsman
1973 Zambari Century Prize Lad
1972 Dual Choice Royal Canvas Tango Miss
1971 Dual Choice Tango Miss Regal Vista
1970 Alrello Magic Ruler Regal Vista
1969 Iga Ninja Begonia Belle Royal Storm
1968 Magic Ruler Prince Romantic Academy Star
1967 Marmion Winged Beauty Cendrillon
1966 Citius Star Affair Star Gun
1965 Time And Tide Ripa Emborne
1964 Pardon Me The Dane Munich
1963 Kilshery Our Cober Regolano
1962 New Statesman Wenona Girl My Peak
1961 Gay Saba Lady Major Elated
1960 Power Duke Gay Port Anonyme
1959 Gold Stakes New Spec Misting
1958 Dubbo New Spec Copper Year
1957 Adelina Nevana Winglow
1956 Lucky Stride Apple Bay Fascinating
1955 Dicast Inner Court Lock
1954 Birdwood Sir Isfahan Coulper
1953 Winlake Sir Isfahan Desert Breeze
1952 Cromwell Risala True Leader
1951 Regal Scout Winlake Our Title
1950 Spitfire Bonny Duke Henry The Fifth
1949 San Domenico Count Cosmo Filipino
1948 Tahmoor Galway Pipe Prince Curl
1947 Kind Link Glenfern Hispano
1946 Delina Attley Unfurl
1945 Ava Aggressor Mysticus
1944 Burberry Phildoll Valeena
1943 Millais Zonda Law Student
1942 High Title Phoines Tea Cake
1941 Zonda Operatic Flying Knight
1940 Unishak Pamelus Chatsbury
1939 Aurie’s Star Pamelus Unishak
1938 Pamelus Amiable Othello
1937 Aurie’s Star Beechwood Phenomenon
1936 Belle Silhouette Arachne Heros
1935 Arachne Winooka Heros
1934 First Money Heros Multudo
1933 Ibrani Winooka Closing Time