The Craven Plate is a Group 3 weight-for-age race that covers a distance of 2000m and offers $125,000 in prize money. Held on Epsom Handicap Day during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Craven Plate is one of a handful of Group races on the card which also includes the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, the Group 1 Flight Stakes and the Group 2 Premiere Stakes. It is one of the oldest races in Australia, dating back to 1867.
Originally a Principal Race, it was granted Listed status in 1984 before becoming a Group 3 in 1993. This race has been won by many great horses over the years, including Flight, Chatham and hall of famer Phar Lap. Others on the honour list include; Mummify (2005), Tie The Knot (1999), Hayai (1984/85), Ming Dynasty (1978), Dalrello (1975) and Tulloch (1960).
|2016||IT'S SOMEWHAT||JAMES MCDONALD||JOHN O'SHEA||02:02.5|
|2015||COMPLACENT||JAMES MCDONALD||JOHN O'SHEA||02:01.8|
|2014||MORIARTY||BLAKE SHINN||CHRIS WALLER||02:02.6|
|2013||HONORIUS||JAMES MCDONALD||DAVID PAYNE||02:03.7|
|2012||MOURAYAN||HUGH BOWMAN||ROBERT HICKMOTT||02:02.4|
|2011||MY KINGDOM OF FIRE||NASH RAWILLER||CHRIS WALLER||02:04.3|
|2010||C'EST LA GUERRE||MICHAEL RODD||ROBERT HICKMOTT||02:02.2|
|2009||MISS MARIELLE||PETER ROBL||JOSEPH PRIDE||02:08.3|
|2008||LORNE DANCER||BLAKE SHINN||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:06.4|
|2006||CATECLIPSE||DANNY BEASLEY||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:03.4|
* Race was not held in 2007 due to outbreak of equine influenza