Horse Racing | Frank Packer Plate

The Frank Packer Plate is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds at set weights and penalties. Held at the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse, it is part of All Aged Stakes Day and is one of the final Group 3 races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is featured alongside some of the more prominent Group races of the carnival, including the Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes and the Group 1 All Aged Stakes. The race is over a distance of 2000m and offers prize money of $175,000. The race is named after Sir Douglas Frank Hewson Packer (1906 – 1974), the former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club.

First run as a Group 2 back in 1980, the Frank Packer Place dropped back to Group 3 in 1991. This race has become pivotal for three-year-olds that are not up to the class or struggle with the distance of the Australian Derby and the Australian Oaks. It has been won by a number of promising horses which go on to bigger and better things including; Dalmacia (1982), Juggler (1995), Might And Power (1997), Freemason (2000), Clangalang (2003) and Shootoff (2011).



PREVIOUS FRANK PACKER PLATE WINNERS

PREVIOUS FRANK PACKER PLATE WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2015 HI WORLD KERRIN MCEVOY PETER MOODY 02:05.9
2014 ARABIAN GOLD DAMIEN OLIVER DAVID VANDYKE 02:06.5
2013 USAINITY HUGH BOWMAN MURRAY BAKER 02:04.8
2012 FAT AL NASH RAWILLER GAI WATERHOUSE 02:04.2
2011 SHOOTOFF MICHAEL RODD GRAEME ROGERSON 02:07.7
2010 DARIANA MICHAEL RODD BART CUMMINGS 02:04.7
2009 YALLINGUP CHRIS MUNCE GUY WALTER 02:05.8
2008 ROCKWOOD NASH RAWILLER GAI WATERHOUSE 02:05.2
2007 CARNEGIE HOUSE COREY BROWN ANTHONY CUMMINGS 02:06.8
2006 DREAM MACHINE HUGH BOWMAN DAVID PAYNE 02:04.3
2005 AFRAAH DANNY BEASLEY GAI WATERHOUSE 02:04.8