The Oakleigh Plate is one of the most prestigious sprint races on the Australian horse racing calendar for three years and older runners. The premier sprint race in the state known as the Oakleigh Plate calls Sandown Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria its home. Taking place on the 25th of February this year, the Oakleigh plate is one of the most exciting Group 1 races to take place not just in Victoria, but all of Australia!
Prize money for the Oakleigh Plate has risen to be at a staggering $750,00 AUD for the 2023 edition, to provide the premier sprinters in Australia with a prize pool to match the prestige of the race. Traditionally, the Oakleigh Plate has served as the ‘middle leg’ so to speak of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival sprint events. The Oakleigh Plate takes place after the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and before the Newmarket Handicap.
In this review of Sandown Racecourse’s Oakleigh Plate, we will look into the histories of both the titular Oakleigh Plate race, as well as the track, Sandown Racecourse. Additionally, we will have a look at where and how to bet on the Oakleigh Plate so you are as ready as can be come race day on the 25th of February 2023.
Make sure you don’t forget to check back on OnlyRacing closer to the 25th of February to receive an in-depth analysis for Sandown Racecourse’s meet that day. We divulge a wide range of tips including the standard fixed win/place bets, as well as exotics and multis to satisfy your punting needs.
I hope this preview to the Oakleigh Plate assists you in being better informed on the history and prestige of the event, as well as the favourites going into the 2023 Oakleigh Plate. Don’t miss out on the Oakleigh Plate on the 25th of February, I know I’ll be watching!