Zeditave Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Zeditave Stakes can serve as a potential lead-up into Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint in the autumn.

The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-olds taking place in late February at Caulfield Racecourse* on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

2022 Zeditave Stakes Winner Finance Tycoon
2022 Zeditave Stakes winner Finance Tycoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

*Note: The 2023 Zeditave Stakes and entire Blue Diamond Stakes race card took place at Sandown with renovations happening at Caulfield. 

Run and won over 1200m, the set weights plus penalties showdown offers $200,000 in prize money and takes place on the same day as three Group 1 races headlined by the $2 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds.

First conducted in 1989 the race has held Group 3 status since 2014 and is named in honour of Zeditave who won the 1988 Blue Diamond Stakes and the 1989 Futurity Stakes – another Group 1 race run at the same meeting.

It was previously restricted to the three-year-old colts and geldings but is now also open to fillies once again.

The latest edition of the Zeditave Stakes ran on Saturday February 24, 2024 as part of Caulfield’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day card with Written Tycoon gelding Raikoke ($10) good at big odds to remain undefeated.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Results

The official Zeditave Stakes 2024 results will be published in full below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 24, 2024.

2024 Zeditave Stakes results Raikoke

2024 Zeditave Stakes winner Raikoke was good scoring a notable upset by a big margin. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #9 Raikoke
  • 2nd: #1 Brave Mead
  • 3rd: #7 Scully

Raikoke ($10) was too strong for his rivals up in grade off a big winning debut at Sandown in late January to dominate the 2024 Zeditave Stakes results on Blue Diamond Day.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Odds

The updated Zeditave Stakes 2024 odds on the Group 3 event in Melbourne will be available the week of the race so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Zeditave Stakes 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.

Zeditave Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2024
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1989

Zeditave Stakes Betting

Zeditave Stakes odds and betting markets favour the season’s in-form three-year-olds with previous Group race experience and those with a good record at the track and distance.

2023 Zeditave Stakes Winner Recommendation
2023 Zeditave Stakes winner Recommendation. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Last start winners have a strong record in the race so any three-year-olds coming off a lead-up victory sit higher up the Zeditave Stakes betting markets.

In recent years Raikoke (2024), Recommendation (2023), Oxley Road (2021), He’ll Haunt Us (2020), and Terbium (2019) all came off a win ahead of their Zeditave Stakes victories.

Favourites in Zeditave Stakes betting have a decent recent record with Overshare ($3.80 in 2018) and Oxley Road ($2.50 in 2021) the latest to salute for the punters.

Raikoke ($10 in 2024) scored an upset win to become the latest Zeditave Stakes winner at double-figures.

Zeditave Stakes Field

Zeditave Stakes Winners (Oxley Road) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
2021 Zeditave Stakes winner Oxley Road (pictured winning the Caulfield Sprint). Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Zeditave Stakes race field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-olds, many of which are kicking off their Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival campaigns.

If not resuming for the autumn, the Zeditave Stakes field is likely to feature graduates out of the summer races at Flemington and or Magic Millions Day runners from Queensland.

Another good lead-up race into the Zeditave Stakes field is the Group Manfred Stakes (1200m). Denman (2010) was the last runner to complete the Manfred Stakes – Zeditave Stakes double.

The best out of the Zeditave Stakes field may head up to Sydney for the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) during ‘The Championships’.

In 2023 Wee Nessy was runner-up in the Zeditave and also finished second in that year’s $1 million Arrowfield Sprint results.

Zeditave Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Field

The official Zeditave Stakes 2024 field and barriers will be announced below on Wednesday February 21, 2024 so bookmark this page to see the youngsters lining-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes Day Group 3.

Ciaron Maher’s Group 3 Manfred Stakes winning Brave Smash colt, Brave Mead, headlines the 2024 Zeditave Stakes final field in the Australian Guineas lead-up race this weekend at Caulfield.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Nominations

The official Zeditave Stakes 2024 nominations are open until the Monday of race week.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 18x32132x1 BRAVE MEAD C 3 Ciaron Maher 1 58.5kg     88
2 4x126x912x MAHARBA G 3 Grahame Begg 2 57.5kg     82
3 11x267x LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 3 55.5kg     77
4 426x78330x DON CORLEONE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 56kg     89
5 11x55470x SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 5 56kg     77
6 181×2512 HANCHI G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 6 56kg     76
7 3110×0 LAKOTA FIRE G 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 7 56kg     68
8 262110x WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan 8 56kg     68
9 2134×4 MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 9 54kg     68
10 17x3x TITLE FIGHTER G 3 Clayton Douglas 10 56kg     67
11 5315×18 SCULLY G 3 Andrew Noblet 11 56kg     67
12 3×11 HELLO WORLD C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 56kg     67
13 1 RAIKOKE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 13 56kg     64
14 17×3 PIVOT CITY C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 14 56kg     64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Zeditave Stakes Tips

Good Zeditave Stakes tips include backing last-start winners coming off a Melbourne victory over the summer in similar grade and backing single-figure fancies in betting with few winners saluting at long odds.

It is also worth looking at the runners in barriers 2 and 6 when doing your Zeditave Stakes tipping as these two gates have produced six winners each since 1999.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Zeditave Stakes 2024 tips and betting selections will be available for punters below the week of the race sorting the best from the rest in the race for three-year-olds.

  • To Win: #6 Wolfy ($13 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Putting faith in Wolfy to bounce back after Nick Ryan’s Tivaci colt backed up from two good runs to finish a somewhat disappointing 11th here in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) last prep. That was a huge step-up in grade and he didn’t quite make the grade. This is easier, he’s fresh, and he’s a dual place-getter at the distance. Can surprise. 

Zeditave Stakes Form Guide

The Zeditave Stakes form guide lists all the important facts and stats on the runners in the event including jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights, track/distance records and win/place rates.

The Zeditave Stakes form has gone on to stack-up in better races a number of times over the years including in 2017 when the third place-getter Derryn continued on to win that autumn’s Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint in Sydney.

In 2021 the Zeditave Stakes winner Oxley Road would go on to win the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1200m) that spring.

2024 Zeditave Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Zeditave Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Zeditave Stakes Results

The Zeditave Stakes race results in recent years have been dominated by last-start winners under $10 in betting.

Notable Zeditave Stakes winners throughout history include Pins (2000), Not A Single Doubt (2005), Haradasun (2007), Denman (2010), Happy Galaxy (2013), and subsequent five-time Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane (2016).

Zeditave Stakes Winners

Past Zeditave Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Raikoke Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr. Ben Melham 56 kgs 1:10.03
2023 Recommendation Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 56 kgs 1:10.19
2022 Finance Tycoon Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 58.5 kgs 1:09.39
2021 Oxley Road Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56 kgs 1:09.99
2020 He’ll Haunt Us Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:09.28
2019 Terbium Phillip Stokes John Allen 55 kgs 1:09.97
2018 Overshare Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 57 kgs 1:09.16
2017 Benz Gordon Richards Blake Shinn 55 kgs 1:08.71
2016 Santa Ana Lane Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 55 kgs 1:09.53
2015 Rommel Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 57.5 kgs 1:10.36
2014 Not Listenin’tome Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 55 kgs 1:09.26
2013 Happy Galaxy Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 56 kgs 1:10.69
2012 Instinction Mick Price Craig Newitt 57.5 kgs 1:09.37
2011 Eclair Mystic Robert Smerdon Chris Symons 55.5 kgs 1:10.69
2010 Denman Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:08.66
2009 Time Thief Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:10.03
2008 Bundle O’ Gold Paul Seater Dwayne Dunn 55 kgs 1:09.66
2007 Haradasun Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 56 kgs 1:09.50
2006 Minson Michael Hibbs Craig Williams 56 kgs 1:10.86
2005 Not A Single Doubt Tony Vasil Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:10.00
2004 St Elmo’s Fire Brian Mayfield-Smith Danny Nikolic 57.5 kgs 1:10.00
2003 Innovation Girl Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:08.35
2002 Barkada Lee Freedman Patrick Payne 56.5 kgs 1:08.24
2001 Desert Eagle Mathew Ellerton Patrick Payne 56.5 kgs 1:08.84
2000 Pins Clarry Conners Shane Dye 58 kgs 1:09.12