Frank Packer Plate

  • Date: Saturday April 15, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Frank Packer Plate News

Queensland Derby bound Kunming in final field for Gunsynd Classic

Queensland Derby bound Kunming in final field for Gunsynd Classic

Trainer Gary Moore will get a better idea of Kunming’s Queensland Derby chances after the gelding runs in the Group 3 $125,000 Ascot Green Gunsynd Classic (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Dreams Aplenty, above, is chasing his fourth win on the trot in the Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.…

The 2017 Frank Packer Plate is a Group 3 event held annually in April at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse. Held during the Sydney autumn racing carnival the event is on one of the biggest cards of the year, Group 1 Sydney Cup Day.

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It is raced over a trip of 2000m and worth $125,000 to the winners.

The Frank Packer Plate is an event specifically for three year olds and is run under set weight conditions.

Some of the other features races on the Sydney Cup Day card include the All Aged Stakes, Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Champagne Stakes.

The Frank Packer Plate fills a crucial gap for three year olds either not up to the distance or the class of the Australian Derby or the Australian Oaks.

This gives them a black type opportunity without the genuine superstars over a slightly less arduous journey.

That’s not to say it’s an easy race to win though and there’s usually a big field on hand to fight out the placings.

Given these horses are only three years old as well many of these runners can develop into top liners after a bit of time as well.

Might And Power is probably the best example, he won here in 1997 and went on to become a Melbourne Cup champion.

Use races such as the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill and the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick as your main form races.

Many horses will spell following this race rather than being pushed on although some may continue north to the Brisbane winter carnival.

Other notable winners of the Frank Packer Plate include Juggler in 1995, Freemason in 2000, Arlington Road in 2002, Clangalang in 2003 and Shootoff in 2011.

2017 Frank Packer Plate Field

Below the field is published for the 2017 Frank Packer Plate.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3x1135x781 ACATOUR Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 2 56.5kg 86
2 11144×4883 VELADERO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg 84
3 1408×1130 MONGOLIAN WOLF Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 4 56.5kg 78
4 x96010x903 CAPTAIN DUFFY Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 72
5 10×375 ROCK AND SWING James Cummings Glyn Schofield 10 56.5kg 67
6 x32828x644 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Damien Oliver 8 56.5kg 67
7 89865×7145 SCREAMARR Anthony & Edward Cummings Tye Angland 5 56.5kg 65
8 8×3261 ROKDA KASBA James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg 62
9 7×6455 KUNMING Gary Moore Jason Collett 7 56.5kg 52
10 5x97x1305 EERISED Mitchell Kearney Ms Kathy O’Hara (late alt) 3 56.5kg 49

2017 Frank Packer Plate Nominations

Below the 2017 Frank Packer Plate Nominations are published.

Frank Packer Plate Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Mongolian Wolf 2 Veladero 3 Screamarr  2:10.5
2016 1 He’s Our Rokkii 2 Old North 3 Torgersen  2:04.6
2015 1 Hi World 2 Wine Tales 3 Merion  2:05.9
2014 1 Arabian Gold 2 Pheidon 3 Malice  2:06.5
2013 1 Usainity 2 Honorius 3 Kingdoms  2:04.8
2012 1 Fat Al 2 Ambidexter 3 Rekindled Alliance  2:04.2
2011 1 Shootoff 2 Happy Trails 3 Muirfield  2:07.7
2010 1 Dariana 2 Euphemism 3 Viking Hero  2:04.7
2009 1 Yallingup 2 Orca 3 Merensky Reef  2:05.8
2008 1 Rockwood 2 Moatize 3 Imvula  2:05.2
2007 1 Carnegie House 2 Empire Choice 3 Deloraine  2:06.8
2006 1 Dream Machine 2 Born To Rule 3 Super Lacuma  2:04.3
2005 1 Afraah 2 Magnetism 3 Eremein  2:04.8
2004 1 Red Terror 2 Point Of Honour 3 Running Rich  2:02.3
2003 1 Clangalang 2 So Assertive 3 Al Megdam  2:03.8
2002 1 Arlington Road 2 On A High 3 Navy Blue  2:02.4
2001 1 Spurred On 2 Heeby Reiby 3 Life Is Beautiful  2:04.6
2000 1 Freemason 2 Perfect Paradise 3 Crawl  2:06.7