Frank Packer Plate

  • Date: Saturday April 16, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Frank Packer Plate News

Old North to target Spring Mile Races

Old North to target Spring Mile Races

Godolphin’s rising four year Old North will be targeted towards the feature ‘mile’ races during the upcoming Spring Carnival.

Old North, above, will be aimed towards the Epsom Handicap or the Toorak Handicap. Photo by Steve Hart.

Old North was winner over 2000m during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival when he won the Group 2 …

The 2016 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.

2016 Frank Packer Plate Field

Below the field is published for the 2015 Frank Packer Plate.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6x61x141 OLD NORTH John O’Shea James McDonald 8 56.5kg 87
2 6211×88720 TORGERSEN (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 83
3 16248×4121 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 6 56.5kg 82
4 9358×82307 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tye Angland 10 56.5kg 80
5 42229×9689 TATOOSH Paul Perry Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 74
6 6L441x114 RONG DOOR REGGIE Matt Laurie Glyn Schofield 1 56.5kg 69
7 140×630695 HIERARCHAL Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 67
8 x51x652356 MANHATTAN SON Clarry Conners Jason Collett 11 56.5kg 62
9 11437 ASINARA John O’Shea Tim Clark 5 54.5kg 77
10 0x51810 AURORA’S STAR Anthony Cummings Sam Clipperton 7 54.5kg 66
11 44×4633 ZASORCERESS (NZ) Jason Warren Kerrin McEvoy 9 54.5kg

2016 Frank Packer Plate Nominations

Below the 2015 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 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
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