Craven Plate

  • Date: Saturday October 1, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Craven Plate News

It’s Somewhat Easily Wins Craven Plate

It’s Somewhat Easily Wins Craven Plate

It’s Somewhat has returned to winning form in dominant fashion at Randwick this afternoon; jogging clear in the final straight to take out the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m).

It’s Somewhat was barely tested in the Group 3 Craven Plate this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

Only four horses lined up for the Craven Plate following …

The 2016 Craven Plate is a Group 3 race held at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney during the spring racing carnival.

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The Craven Plate is held under weight for age conditions and worth $125,000 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.

2016 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 2016 Craven Plate field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x611653x43 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea James McDonald 1 59kg 108
2 47204x77x5 SPIRITJIM (FR) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 59kg 107
3 070x67x536 HI WORLD Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 96
4 32x1114x41 RAW IMPULSE (GB) Darren Weir Craig Williams 6 59kg 95
5 5339×67810 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees Tommy Berry 2 59kg 93
6 70x044x690 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Blake Shinn 7 59kg 84
7 157x0x9634 BRING LUCK Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti Peter Wells 3 59kg 71

2016 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 2016 Craven Plate nominations will be displayed here on Monday, September 26th.

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