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The 2017 Craven Plate is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney during the spring racing carnival.

The Craven Plate is held under weight for age conditions and worth $500,000 in prize money. The distance of the event is 2000m and it falls on the biggest day of the Sydney Spring Carnival.

The Craven Plate is raced on the Epsom Handicap Day card, a program that includes the Group 1 Flight Stakes, Group 1 Metropolitan and obviously the Group 1 Epsom Handicap. Other group events held on the day include the Group 2 Premiere Stakes and Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes.

It is the final event of the Sydney spring raced under weight for age conditions and provides a level just below the headline events on the same day.

Lead in races can include the likes of the Group 2 Hill Stakes, Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes or even the Group 1 George Main Stakes.

There are some fantastic horses on the Craven Plate winners list and you can tell it probably takes a horse a bit better than Group 3 level to triumph.

Yippyio won it in 1997 before returning three years later to do it again in 2000.

Tie The Knot won it in 1999 and Mummify got up in 2005.

Recently C’est Le Guerre won in 2010 with My Kingdom Of Fife winning in 2011.

2017 Craven Plate Field

The Craven Plate field notoriously attracts some of the better weight-for-agers on the Sydney circuit, as well as from elsewhere. Entry into the Craven Plate field depends upon a horse’s success throughout the recent spring races.

The 2017 Craven Plate field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x2125x121 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 1 59kg 116
2 12x3361x88 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 2 59kg 111
3 0x8747x468 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 59kg 105
4 211x12x9L5 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir Tye Angland 6 59kg 105
5 44×8022251 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Tim Clark 12 59kg 104
6 156495×847 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 59kg 104
7 3540x0x653 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5 59kg 103
8 3x1106x735 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) James Cummings Craig Williams 4 59kg 100
9 210×679112 EMBLEY Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 11 59kg 99
10 x227x090x5 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Jamie Spencer 8 59kg 95
11 x4x8038x90 PRINCE CHERI (FR) John O’Shea Joshua Parr 9 59kg 93
12 3324658×86 SHALMANESER Richard Litt Andrew Adkins (a) 13 59kg 78
13e 6011123144 WILLY WHITE SOCKS Trevor Sutherland Ms Rachel King (a) 10 59kg 68

2017 Craven Plate Nominations

The Craven Plate nominations ordinarily attract a number of great stayers hoping for a crack at a decent Group 3 event. In the past, the Craven Plate nominations have included some genuinely top quality horses, belying the race’s status.

The 2017 Craven Plate nominations will be displayed here on Monday, September 25th.

Craven Plate Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Craven Plate since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2015 1 Complacent 2 Hauraki 3 I’m Imposing  2:01.8
2014 1 Moriarty 2 Rising Romance 3 Vilanova  2:02.6
2013 1 Honorius 2 Masked Marvel 3 Vaquera  2:03.7
2012 1 Mourayan 2 Western Symbol 3 Dare To Dream  2:02.4
2011 1 My Kingdom Of Fife 2 Shootoff 3 Gazza Guru  2:04.3
2010 1 C’est le Guerre 2 Purple 3 Triple Honour  2:02.2
2009 1 Miss Marielle 2 Nom Du Jeu 3 Fulmonti  2:08.3
2008 1 Lorne Dancer 2 Riva San 3 Ice Chariot  2:06.4
2007 1 Race Not Run 2 3  
2006 1 Cateclipse 2 Testafiable 3 Gawne  2:03.4
2005 1 Mummify 2 Wild Iris 3 Natural Blitz  2:03.1
2004 1 Fiery Venture 2 Restless 3 Ain’t Seen Nothin’  2:07.8
2003 1 Shower of Roses 2 So Assertive 3 Mon Mekki  2:02.8
2002 1 Manner Hill 2 Spillway 3 Forest Jim  2:03.9
2001 1 The Man 2 Altiero 3 Viva La Vie  1:49.8
2000 1 Yippyio 2 Pravda 3 Freemason  2:05.6

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