Cantala Stakes odds

All-in odds for the Kennedy Mile are offered in the months leading up to the Group 1 feature.

Cantala Stakes bookie offers

Bookmakers will have Kennedy Mile bookie offers available closer to the race. These can include better odds or bonus bet offers for running second and third in the race. 

Look out for updated Kennedy Mile bookie offers.

Cantala Stakes field

The field for the Kennedy Mile will be confirmed in the days leading up to the race. 

We will update the field when it’s released by RISA.

Cantala Stakes form guide

Former international Best of Days was a winner in 2018 and that franked the international form, which is becoming more prevalent throughout Australian racing. 

The Kennedy Mile has long been a great form guide for races in the following autumn and even throughout the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Winners such as All Silent, Boban, Le Romain and Turn Me Loose have continued on from their Kennedy Mile wins with more success. 

Punters should look for the battle-hardened types which have been exposed to the top level of racing in the past and will handle all the pressure that comes with running in the Kennedy Mile. 

Cantala Stakes Previous Results & Winners

2018Best of Days
2016Le Romain
2015Turn Me Loose
2012Happy Trails
2011Albert The Fat
2010Wall Street
2009All American
2008All Silent
2007Tears I Cry
2006Divine Madonna
2004Sky Cuddle
2003Titanic Jack
2002Scenic Peak
2001Desert Eagle
2000Testa Rossa

Cantala Stakes bet of the day

We will have our Kennedy Mile bet of the day when the field is confirmed. 

Cantala Stakes race schedule

The Kennedy Mile is run on Derby Day, which is considered the best betting day of the year in Australia. 

Races such as the Empire Rose Stakes, Victoria Derby, and the Coolmore Stud Stakes headline an amazing day of racing. 

  • Race 1: Carbine Club Stakes 
  • Race 2: Wakeful Stakes 
  • Race 3: TAB Stakes 
  • Race 4: Lexus Stakes 
  • Race 5: Coolmore Stud Stakes 
  • Race 6: Empire Rose Stakes 
  • Race 7: Victoria Derby 
  • Race 8: Kennedy Mile 
  • Race 9: Sprint Handicap

Cantala Stakes history & key facts

The Kennedy Mile has undergone more name changes than most races since its inception in 1881. It has had 10 name changes since that time and the more popular include the Honda Stakes, Nissan Stakes and more recently the Emirates Stakes. 

Despite being run under a different name, punters have always had a good association betting on the Kennedy Mile and the quality winners is a testament to that. 

As long as the winners are considered as “classy” punters will see the Kennedy Mile as a race to continue to bet on. 

An important scheduling move was made when moving the Kennedy Mile from the last day of the carnival to the first. This gives the winners more chances to win throughout the carnival if they decide the back up. 

With $1 million on offer, it’s one of the premier mile contests in Australia.

Cantala Stakes live streaming & race replay

Punters can watch the Kennedy Mile at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand. 

Kennedy Mile
Craig Williams rides Best of Days to win the Kennedy Mile on Derby Day at Flemington. (Getty Images)

The race replay of the 2018 Kennedy Mile shows Best of Days sitting close to the pace and scoring his first major win in Australia since arriving from the UK and residing in the Sydney stables of James Cummings. 

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