2016 Oakleigh Plate Field, Barriers & Odds

Oakleigh Plate

The 2016 Oakleigh Plate is one of the premier Group 1 thoroughbred events conducted at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse during the annual Autumn Racing Carnival in February. The Oakleigh Plate 2016 will be run on the 27th February, 2016 at Caulfield.

A sprint race run over 1100m, the Oakleigh Plate is worth $500,000 and is an open handicap event. Each year a top class field on gallopers gather to fight it out for a Group 1 victory and the race is usually one by a genuinely talented turf champion.

The Oakleigh Plate runs alongside several major black-type events. These include the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m), Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m), Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m), Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m), and the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m).

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Oakleigh Plate History

The time-honoured Oakleigh Plate was first run in 1884 and Malua was the first horse to take out the title.

The original distance of the race was six furlongs, which remained the same right up until 1972 when Australia implemented the metric system and the distance was changed to the distance it is today of 1100m.

Always a respected and prestigious event, the Oakleigh Plate began as a Principal race before gaining Group 1 standing in 1980.

Upcoming Races

Group 2

Caulfield Autumn Classic

(1800m)

Caulfield

$180,000

3YO SW

Group 2

Angus Armanasco Stakes

(1400m)

Caulfield

$180,000

3YO SW

Group 2

St. George Stakes

(1800m)

Caulfield

$200,000

WFA

Group 3

Mannerism Stakes

(1400m)

Caulfield

$125,000

4YO & Up

Group 2

Apollo Stakes

(1400m)

Rosehill

$250,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 3

Frederick Clissold Stakes

(1200m)

Rosehill

$125,000

3YO & Up Qlty

Oakleigh Plate Betting

The high quality field and speedy tempo of the Oakleigh Plate ensures there is always a competitive and enticing betting market open on the event. All of Australia’s top online bookmakers offer a great range of odds and markets on the Oakleigh Plate, so make sure you get in on the action and secure the best odds online.

In the lead-up to the Oakleigh Plate, serious punters should keep an eye on the well-performing runners in earlier autumn events at the carnival including the Group 1 Lighting Stakes (1100m) and the Group 1 Australia Stakes (1200m), which are both often used by Oakleigh Plate contenders as part of their campaign.

And the best place to go for all of your betting needs is an online betting site. Not only do they offer odds on all of the abovementioned races, but they also offer odds on plenty of other Australian and international events. So, whether you’re looking for the latest on the Oakleigh Plate or the Melbourne Cup, online betting sites will always offer the best possible odds.

Oakleigh Plate Facts

Date: Mid-Late February
Where: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
Race Status: Group 1
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Prizemoney: $400 000
Inaugurated: 1884

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Oakleigh Plate News

Top-weight Flamberge has upset his more fancied rivals to win the 2016 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. $34 shot Flamberge created history by carrying 58kg to victory as previously no horse had carried more than 57kg to win the Oakleigh Plate. Flamberge held off the fast…