Karrakatta Plate

  • Date: Saturday April 4, 2015
  • Racecourse: Ascot
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Karrakatta Plate News

Pike selects Arcadia Dream as WATC Derby mount

Pike selects Arcadia Dream as WATC Derby mount

Perth’s leading jockey William Pike has selected Arcadia Dream as his mount for the Group 2 $400,000 Schweppes W.A.T.C Derby (2400m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Pike had to choose between the Grant Williams trained stablemates W.A. Oaks winner First Impressions, last start beaten Oaks favourite Arcadia Dream and Heart Starter.

The runaway leader …

The 2015 Karrakatta Plate is a Group 2 contest raced annually in Western Australia at Ascot Racecourse in Perth. It’s the biggest two year old event on their calendar and worth half a million dollars in prize money. The race is contested over a trip of 1200m at set weights and is effectively their version of the Golden Slipper albeit on a smaller scale.

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The Karrakatta Plate is not only the showpiece two year old race of the year but also one of the showpiece events of the entire Perth autumn racing carnival.

Horses doing well here may be bumped up to 1400m in the following weeks for the Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes, also at Ascot.

Trainers that elect to do that have a good chance based on recent history as well with Roman Time in 2007, Brava Fortune in 2008 and Motion Pictures in 2010 all completing the double.

The Karrakatta Plate is typically a race for local two year olds however in the past some eastern raiders have been sent across.

Past winners of the race include Daney Boy and Bomber Bill in 1995 and 1998 as well as more recently Gold Rocks and Night Ware in 2009 and 2011.

Karrakatta Plate Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2014 1 Hobart Jones 2 Vitalism 3 Jezpark  1:11.5
2013 1 Ms Funovits 2 Trichologist 3 Camporella  1:10.8
2012 1 Luke’s Luck 2 Keeper Quiet 3 Miss Solis  1:11.2
2011 1 Night War 2 Benny’s Halo 3 Rebel Call  1:11.5
2010 1 Motion Pictures 2 Miss Gai Flyer 3 Absolute Pleasure  1:10.3
2009 1 Gold Rocks 2 Wolfe Dream 3 Dontrocktheboat  1:10.4
2008 1 Brava Fortune 2 Grand Nirvana 3 Pegase  1:10.7
2007 1 Roman Time 2 Scenic Blast 3 Jestatune  1:10.5
2006 1 Canny Jack 2 Oroya Gold 3 Paris Petard  1:10.3
2005 1 No Questions 2 Hantu 3 Ripped  1:11.9
2004 1 Redwoldt 2 Metaldale 3 Refemme  1:11.5
2003 1 Diffraction 2 Shout From Maroof 3 Yarraman  1:10.5
2002 1 Confront 2 Zoometric 3 Femme  1:11.0
2001 1 Born Priceless 2 Brocky’s Dream 3 Classic Cut  1:11.7
2000 1 Metal Master 2 Simon Said 3 King Of The Kites  1:10.8