Mrs Onassis Wins 2013 Oakleigh Plate – Caulfield Results

February 25th, 2013

Mrs Onassis has won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, which took place at Caulfield Racecourse last Saturday February 23, 2013.

The five-year-old won the race by a length ahead of Facile Tigre, who finished second, and Spirit Of Boom, who passed the post in third.

Mrs Onassis has now won eight of her 18 race starts and has earned more than $500,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

The General Nediymmare was first-up in the 2013 Oakleigh Plate, after a long summer spell.

Mrs Onassis

Mrs Onassis winning the 2013 Oakleigh Plate. Picture by Bruno Cannatelli.

The win came after the sensational scratching of unbeaten Western Australian galloper Barakey at the gates.

Barakey burrowed under the stalls while Shamal Wind was being vetted after playing up in the barriers.

He has now been passed fit to race again and will have his next start in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington Racecourse on March 9, 2013.

Trainer Jim Taylor understands why Barakey was scratched in the 2013 Oakleigh Plate, however, feels he most probably would have won the race.

“He’s favourite and they have got to err on the side of caution. You can’t blame anyone,” Taylor said.

“He’s as good as gold. He’s spent the morning on the water-walker, which is the first time he’s been on it, and he’s loving it.

“He would have led that field on its ear and, from there, he would have been hard to beat.”

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2013 Oakleigh Plate Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 10 MRS ONASSIS Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 11 52.5kg $16
2 7 FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan Brad Rawiller 1L 3 55kg $15
3 4 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Brett Prebble 1.75L 5 56kg $11
4 13 UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 1.85L 8 52.5kg $18
5 6 ADEBISI Desleigh Forster Dwayne Dunn 1.95L 6 55kg $18
5 12 UNANIMOUSLY Matthew Dale Mathew Cahill 1.95L 13 52.5kg $81
7 11 RESCUE MISSION (NZ) Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 2.15L 9 52.5kg $18
8 8 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 2.55L 7 54.5kg $12
9 5 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Luke Currie 3.55L 2 55.5kg $31
10 9 FREERETURN Jason Warren Craig Newitt 4.05L 10 53.5kg $31
11 1 ORTENSIA Paul Messara Craig Williams 4.25L 4 58kg $12
12 14 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 6.75L 1 50.5kg $6.50
13 2 WOORIM Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 6.85L 12 58kg $18