Maribyrnong Plate

  • Date: November 5th
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: 2YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Maribyrnong Plate News

Vinland back on track for Inglis Nursery

Vinland back on track for Inglis Nursery

Smart two year old Vinland is back on track for the $500,000 Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Randwick on December 17 following an impressive barrier trial win at Rosehill on Tuesday.

Vinland’s stablemate Aspect, above, winning the Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Trainer Tony McEvoy admits that he was slightly disappointed with Vinland’s …

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 race that takes place at Flemington Racecourse in November each year. Run over a distance of 1,000 metres, the Maribyrnong Plate is run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Maribyrnong Plate is run under set weight conditions, open to two-year-old horses only, and is worth $150,000 in prize money.

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The Maribyrnong Plate was first run in 1871 when it was won by a horse called Argus Scandal. The race was originally held over a distance of five furlongs (1,000 metres), however, was run over 1,200 metres for one year in 1994 and 1,100 metres in 1995. Prior to 2005, the Maribyrnong Plate was actually a Group 2 race.

The Maribyrnong Plate is held on Emirates Stakes Day, which marks the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The race shares its day with the Group 1 Emirates Stakes, Group 1 Darley Classic, Group 2 Matriarch Stakes and Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

As a two year old event, there aren’t a lot of leadup races to look to for form. Some fillies might come via the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes at the same track a few days before on Melbourne Cup Day.

Following their Maribyrnong Plate run, young two year olds might choose to contest the listed Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown Racecourse.

Notable winners of the Maribyrnong Plate include Heroic (1923), Biscay (1967), Vain (1968), Baguette (1969), Canny Lad (1989), Testa Rossa (1998), Bel Esprit (2001), Nadeem (2005), Exceedingly Good (2007) and Artic Command (2010).

2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field

The Maribyrnong Plate field usually attracts a fairly decent range of two year olds. Although they may not have had a large number of runs prior to their start in the Maribyrnong Plate field (if any), most of the competing horses are fairly decent up and comers.

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate field is published below.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 57kg 72
2 WAIT FOR NO ONE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 11 57kg 72
3 RED ZEPHYR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 61
4 ASPECT Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 15 57kg
5 CAO CAO Mick Price Mark Zahra 6 57kg
6 DESTINY’S OWN Robbie Laing Noel Callow 3 57kg
7 FILL FILL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 13 57kg
8 INSTITUTION Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 4 57kg
9 KOBAYASHI Leon & Troy Corstens Brenton Avdulla 10 57kg
10 LONE EAGLE Mick Price Damien Oliver 2 57kg
11 TEN CARAT Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss (a) 1 57kg
12 PURE EMOTION Clinton McDonald Luke Nolen 9 55kg 61
13 TARIMA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 8 55kg 61
14 CRYSTAL WINGS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 14 55kg
15 RESIN John O’Shea James McDonald 12 55kg

2016 Maribyrnong Plate Nominations

The Maribyrnong Plate nominations attract a range of young horses from both stables located in Melbourne and in other states. Because it is a two year old race, it’s difficult to get a good gauge on the form of the Maribyrnong Plate nominations.

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate nominations are published here.

Maribyrnong Plate Results

Below you will find a list of Maribyrnong Plate winners and results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Aspect 2 Cao Cao 3 Wait For No One  0:59.5
2015 1 Power Trip 2 Flying Artie 3 Gloriette  0:58.8
2014 1 Prompt Return 2 Old Trieste 3 Sailing By  0:57.5
2013 1 Boomwaa 2 Lockroy 3 Silent Whisper  0:59.4
2012 1 Direct Charge 2 Crack A Roadie 3 Shamus Award  0:58.3
2011 1 Real Stolle 2 Andre Roo Hoo 3 Magnus Reign  0:57.7
2010 1 Arctic Command 2 Aashiq 3 Running Tall  0:57.9
2009 1 General Truce 2 Sweet Cheeks 3 She’s Got Gears  0:57.2
2008 1 Our Joan Of Arc 2 Zaffaan 3 Happy Knockout  0.58.3
2007 1 Exceedingly Good 2 Reaan 3 Nato  0:57.5
2006 1 Husson Lightning 2 Deferential 3 Meurice  0:57.9
2005 1 Nadeem 2 Follow The Till 3 Bariagarney  0:57.5
2004 1 Jiang 2 Seidnazar 3 Strikes Back  1:00.3
2003 1 Sanziro 2 Love Jeddah 3 Insurgents  0:58.2
2002 1 Ra Sun 2 Pinchbeck 3 Express Ball  0:58.3
2001 1 Bel Esprit 2 Nessuno 3 Cousy  0:57.0
2000 1 Langoustine 2 Desert Angel 3 Malagra Miss  0:57.6