Oakleigh Plate 2017
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Group 1 $500,000 Oakleigh Plate – Caulfield, Saturday 27th February 2015
The Oakleigh Plate is a Group 1 Open Handicap race held at Caulfield racecourse during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney.
The Oakleigh Plate is the premier handicap sprint event of the Caulfield autumn racing carnival and always attracts a classy field of sprinters.
Classy gallopers Starspangledbanner (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Fastnet Rock (2005) and Schillaci (1992) have all won this event in recent times. Those running in this race may then go onto the Newmarket Handicap down the Flemington straight. Weekend Hussler (2008) was the most recent galloper to take out the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap double.
Lankan Rupee (2014) won the Rubiton Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield before winning this event and recent Oakleigh Plate winners include Mrs Onassis (2013) and Woorim (2012) and in 2015 Shamal Wind. The 2016 winner was Flamberge.
The Blue Diamond Stakes for 2 year olds and the WFA Futurity Stakes are the other Group 1 races on at Caulfield racecourse on with the Oakleigh Stakes making it a trio of Group 1 races on a brilliant day.