Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Date: Saturday 14th November 2015
Track: Sandown racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1300 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $120,000
2014 Winner: Fast ‘n’ Rocking

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is a scintillating 1300M sprint race run under weight for age conditions during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The event is held at the Sundown Racecourse along with a number of top quality races including the Sundown Stakes, The Sundown Guineas and the Sundown Classic. The Kevin Heffernan Stakes is today worth up to $120,000 in prize money and in previous editions of the race, the excitement and competitive nature showcased has been nothing short of amazing.

The proud winner of the 2013 edition of the Kevin Heffernan Stakes was Lankan Rupee after beating a number of great sprinters to take home the title. Hot Snitzel and Famous Seamus both settled for second and third respectively. After taking center stage at the Caulfield racecourse last year, the Kevin Heffernan Stakes will return at the Sundown Racecourse for the 2014 edition of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. The Kevin Heffernan Stakes has done well in its proud history to attract high quality sprinters.

The Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes that is held in Perth is considered a great progression for horses that perform well in this race. More often than not, the event is largely taken by a quality sprinter. Some of the notable horses to win this race in recent years include Mid Summer Music who won it in 2012, Lucky Secret in 2009 and the Outstanding Avenue who was on hand to take home the title back in 2010.

The Kevin Heffernan Stakes provides a great opportunity for horse racing fans to witness some of the best sprinters who may have taken part in other major sprint races earlier in the Carnival. As always, the event elicits great passion and excitement from jockeys and horses alike. The race is shaping up to be a great showpiece in the Melbourne Spring this year.

Kevin Heffernan Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Fast ‘n’ Rocking Generalife Flamberge 1:17.6
2013 Lankan Rupee Hot Snitzel Famous Seamus 1:09.7
2012 Mid Summer Music Hot Snitzel Unpretentious 1:17.1
2011 Soul Masthead Doubtful Jack 1:18.9