Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Group Three Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2024
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $200,000
Distance: 1400m

The Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a 1400m event held at Caulfield Racecourse under weight for age conditions for open class horses, boasting a prize pool of $200,000.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes has been run over 1200m, 1300m and 1400m over the years; however, since 2021 the race has been run over 1400m.

After being classified as a Listed race from 2001 to 2012, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 level from 2013 onwards.

Notable winners of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes include: Crosshaven (2022), Sinawann (2021), Kemalpasa (2020), Lucky Hussler (2016), Famous Seamus (2015), Lankan Rupee (2013), Lucky Secret (2009), Tesbury Jack (2006) and Sports (2000).


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2024 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Final Field

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Previous Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    The Inferno
    Cliff Brown
    Damian Lane
    8
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Vilana
    James Cummings
    Jamie Kah
    6
    59kg
    3 Silks
    King Magnus
    Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
    Thomas Stockdale
    5
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Crosshaven
    Ben, Will & JD Hayes
    Daniel Stackhouse
    7
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Love Tap
    Richard & Will Freedman
    Jamie Mott
    2
    59kg
    6 Silks
    Not An Option
    Mike Moroney
    Michael Dee
    3
    59kg
    7 Silks
    Don’t Doubt Dory
    Julien Welsh
    Ben Allen
    1
    59kg
    8 Silks
    Pascero
    Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
    John Allen
    9
    59kg
    9 Silks
    Glint Of Silver
    David Pfieffer
    Mark Zahra
    4
    59kg
    10 Silks
    Unusual Culture
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Craig Williams
    10
    57kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Streets Of Avalon
    Shane Nichols
    Zac Spain
    1
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Amish Boy
    Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
    Michael Dee
    4
    59kg
    3 Silks
    Crosshaven
    Ben & JD Hayes
    Mark Zahra
    7
    59kg
    4 Silks
    Ocean Beyond
    Andrew Bobbin
    John Allen
    3
    59kg
    5 Silks
    Poland
    Michael Moroney
    Craig Newitt
    8
    59kg
    6 Silks
    Swords Drawn
    Michael Moroney
    Jamie Mott
    6
    59kg
    7 Silks
    Literary Magnate
    Matthew Williams
    Dean Yendall
    5
    57kg
    8 Silks
    Norwegian Bliss
    Nathan Doyle
    Blake Shinn
    2
    57kg
    9 Silks
    Samoot
    Kris Lees
    Craig Williams
    9
    57kg

2023 Kevin Heffernan Stakes result


1stKing Magnus (+400)
2ndUnusual Culture (-166.67)
3rdVilana (-1000)

Recent Kevin Heffernan Stakes results

  • Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock have taken out the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes with Thomas Stockdale piloting King Magnus ($5.50) to victory second-up. After kicking off his campaign with an eighth of 16 in the Group 2 Damien Oliver during Cup week, the son of Magnus relished the soft conditions and proved too good for his rivals, careering away to win by a length on the line. Stockdale allowed his mount to jump and settle behind the speed, which was set by Glint Of Silver ($15.00) with Unusual Culture ($6.50) sitting outside of him giving the eventual winner a nice cart into the race. The sprint went on at the 400m mark and as the leader began to weaken, King Magnus was only getting stronger and took the lead at the 200m mark. Race favourite Vilana ($1.80) appeared as though he was going to throw out a strong challenge; however, when Jamie Kah went for the gelding, he couldn’t go with the winner and was eventually nabbed by Unusual Culture in the final strides to finish third.
  • The connections of Crosshaven (+600) had to wait just over two years for his fifth career victory, but they couldn’t have been happier to claim the 2022 Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes. After settling behind the leading duo of Poland (+550) and Streets Of Avalon (+650), Mark Zahra eased his mount off their backs and took over with 300m to go. The race favourite Norwegian Bliss (+170) mounted a challenge, but by the 100m mark, it was clear that the Ben & JD Hayes-trained galloper was going to break his long standing drought.
  • At just his second start on Australian soil, Sinawann (+700), from the Anthony & Sam Freedman yard, has claimed his first win in the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Caulfield. The son of Kingman was given a great ride by Craig Williams, who allowed him to settle just worse than midfield and build momentum on the outside of runners on the home turn. As the leaders started to struggle, I Am Superman (+200) took the lead from Streets Of Avalon (+550), but Sinawann was closing in quickly and he nabbed him in the final 50m.
  • After claiming the Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes at his previous start, the Richard & Chantelle Jolly-trained Kemelpasa (+270) took out the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes to make it back-to-back Group victories. The son of Magnus was able to lead from Streets Of Avalon (+650), which allowed Craig Williams to run the race to suit himself and save some energy to provide a strong kick in the home straight. As Order Of Command (+550) and Neighbourhood (+1400) challenged him at the 200m, Williams went for his mount and he held them all at bay to record a dominant one-length victory.
  • Teleplay (+900) has taken out the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes after a smart ride from Ben Melham, who went up the inside rail and saved all the ground inside the leader. After leading the field up, Hey Doc (+500) rolled off the rail in the straight and allowed the daughter of Written Tycoon to flash up the inside. Home Of The Brave (+140) challenged the winner on the outside and appeared to have won the race, but the photo went with Teleplay who got her nose down on the line.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes winners

Kevin Heffernan Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 King Magnus Thomas Stockdale Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
2022 Crosshaven Mark Zahra Ben & JD Hayes
2021 Sinawann Craig Williams Anthony & Sam Freedman
2020 Kemalpasa Craig Williams Richard & Chantelle Jolly
2019 Teleplay Ben Melham Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
2018 Cool Passion Kerrin McEvoy Tony McEvoy
2017 Jungle Edge Kevin Forrester Mick Bell
2016 Lucky Hussler Brad Rawiller Darren Weir
2015 Famous Seamus Kerrin McEvoy Noel Mayfield-Smith
2014 Fast ‘N’ Rocking Dwayne Dunn David Hayes
2013 Lankan Rupee Craig Newitt Mick Price
2012 Mid Summer Music Steven Arnold Peter Moody
2011 Soul Mark Zahra Peter Snowden
2010 Avenue Luke Nolen Peter Moody
2009 Lucky Secret Nash Rawiller Tony Vasil
2008 Captain Bax Michael Rodd Kris Lees
2007 Gibraltar Campion Craig Newitt Lee Freedman
2006 Tesbury Jack Darren Gauci Julie Scott
2005 Bomber Bill Peter Mertens Maureen Harry
2004 Brannigan Corey Brown John Hawkes
2003 Super Groove Steven King Tony Noonan
2002 Century Kid Jim Cassidy Graeme Rogerson
2001 Chattanooga Noel Callow Mick Price
2000 Sports Darren Gauci John Hawkes
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