Horse Racing | Maribyrnong Plate

The Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 race that is part of the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Held on Emirates Stakes Day, it sits alongside other prominent races such as the Darley Classic and the Emirates Stakes. A race for two-year-olds under set weight conditions, it is run over 1000m. It was originally a Group 2 up until 2005, when it dropped back to a Group 3. It has changed its distance over the years, going from a 1200m event to an 1100m race in 1995, and finally it was decided the babies of the turf should run over the 1000m scamper that it is today.

The Group 3 event run down the Flemington straight 1000m course normally attracts good quality youngsters and has been known to unearth potential turf stars. Rancher (1981), Rancho Ruler (1986), Canny Lad (1989), Testa Rossa (1998) and Bel Esprit (2001) were all Maribyrnong Plate winners before going on to bigger and better careers. This race is also a test of the youngsters’ mettle, with a big noisy crowd trackside and a daunting straight 1000m to negotiate so early in their careers.



PREVIOUS MARIBYRNONG PLATE WINNERS

PREVIOUS MARIBYRNONG PLATE WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 ASPECT KERRIN MCEVOY TONY MCEVOY 00:59.5
2015 POWER TRIP CRAIG WILLIAMS JOHN MCARDLE 00:58.8
2014 PROMPT RETURN JAMES WINKS DANNY O'BRIEN 00.57.5
2013 BOOMWAA VLAD DURIC ROBBIE LAING 00.59.3
2012 DIRECT CHARGE STEVEN ARNOLD ROBBIE LAING 00.58.3
2011 REAL STOLLE MICHAEL RODD JOHN THOMPSON 00.57.7
2010 ARCTIC COMMAND DALE SMITH WENDY KELLY 00.57.9
2009 GENERAL TRUCE ANDREW MALLYON RICKY MAUND 00.57.2
2008 OUR JOAN OF ARC COREY BROWN CLARRY CONNERS 00.58.3
2007 EXCEEDINGLY GOOD COREY BROWN LEE FREEDMAN 00.57.7
2006 HUSSON LIGHTNING CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 00.57.9