Kevin Heffernan Stakes

  • Date: November 12th
  • Racecourse: Sandown
  • Race Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: WFA
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes News

Lucky Hussler Returns To Winning Form In Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Lucky Hussler Returns To Winning Form In Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Lucky Hussler bounced back to winning form to record a narrow victory over Illustrious Lad in the 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes at Ladbrokes Park this afternoon.

Lucky Hussler started his 2016 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a seventh place finish in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 30 and he …

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse.

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Run over 1300m, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a challenging weight-for-age test with $150,000 prize money on offer.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes takes place on the last day of group racing during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Zipping Classic Day. It shares a race program with a host of black type events. These include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m), and three listed events, one of which is the Sandown Cup (3200m).

Because the Kevin Heffernan Stakes runs so near to the end of the Spring Racing Carnival, the majority of the contesters are at peak fitness and have had multiple starts in the preceding weeks. There are various paths horses can take to the Kevin Heffernan Stakes, but it pays to keep an eye on the WFA sprints over similar distances.

Following the Kevin Heffernan Stakes, some of the classier types might head over to Perth to contest the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). For most, however, the paddock will be the next stop.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 from listed status in 2013. The Kevin Heffernan Stakes was held over 1200m prior to 2004, but that was increased to 1250m for a year. In 2005, the race was contested over 1300m. In 2006 and 2007 it was 1200m, then 1300m again in 2008. In 2013, the race returned to 1200m. In 2014, it was once again 1300m.

Notable Kevin Heffernan Stakes winners include Sports (2000), Super Groove (2003), Gibralter Campion (2007) and Lankan Rupee (2013).

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes field usually attracts a fairly talented assortment of runners. As it runs so late in the spring carnival, the vast majority of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes field are well into their campaign and thus have plenty of form for punters to look to.

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 136x129x79 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 112
2 4x321x2455 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 5 59kg 110
3 0007×83901 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Hugh Bowman 10 59kg 104
4 015121×121 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 11 59kg 104
5 33123112×0 BURNING FRONT Darren Weir Dean Yendall 3 59kg 100
6 x3422810x0 TRIED AND TIRED Jarrod McLean John Allen 1 59kg 100
7 6x115x1622 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 2 59kg 102
8 116x4x6387 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 8 59kg 99
9 52911×6328 WE’VE GOT THIS Greg Eurell Damien Oliver 9 59kg 97
10 9230×39304 SANTA ANA LANE Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 94
11 7x31536x14 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 6 57kg 87

2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Nominations

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations draw horses from a fairly wide range of preparations and racing backgrounds. Largely, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations hail from Melbourne stables. However, it’s not at all uncommon for an interstate raider to enter the Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations in a final attempt to secure a black-type victory in the spring.

The 2016 Kevin Heffernan Stakes nominations will be listed here.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Lucky Hussler 2 Illustrious Lad 3 Super Cash 1:16.4
2015 1 Famous Seamus 2 Generalife 3 Gracious Prospect 1:18.4
2014 1 Fast ‘N’ Rocking 2 Generalife 3 Flamberge 1:17.7
2013 1 Lankan Rupee 2 Hot Snitzel 3 Famous Seamus 1:09.7
2012 1 Mid Summer Music 2 Hot Snitzel 3 Unpretentious 1:17.1
2011 1 Soul 2 Masthead 3 Doubtful Jack 1:18.9
2010 1 Avenue 2 Doubleanny 3 Royal Ida 1:19.3
2009 1 Lucky Secret 2 Posadas 3 Diplomatic Force 1:16.7
2008 1 Captain Bax 2 Posadas 3 Juggle The Books 1:18.5
2007 1 Gibralter Campion 2 Cargo Cult 3 Cocinero 1:11.8
2006 1 Tesbury Jack 2 Cocinero 3 Megadeal 1:08.97
2005 1 Bomber Bill 2 Unabated 3 Air Cooled 1:17.6
2004 1 Brannigan 2 Dandy Kid 3 Mr Lofty 1:17.5
2003 1 Super Groove 2 Recurring 3 Rustic Mist 1:11.0
2002 1 Century Kid 2 Suit 3 Belle du Jour 1:10.1
2001 1 Chattanooga 2 Libidinous 3 Toledo 1:10.1
2000 1 Sports 2 Paint 3 Cullen 1:09.3