Karrakatta Plate

The Karrakatta Plate is a Group 2 race worth $500,000 run at Ascot Racecourse in Perth each autumn.

2020 Karrakatta Plate Results

  • 1st: #5 Ima Single Man
  • 2nd: #7 Watch Me Dance
  • 3rd: #4 Dark Assault



The Karrakatta Plate is the premier two year old event in Western Australia and is a feature race of Perth Autumn Racing Carnival.

Held at Ascot Racecourse in late March or early April, the 1200m sprint is a Group 2 race which is worth half a million dollars in prize money. As a set weights race, colts and geldings must carry 56.0kg while fillies must carry 54.0kg. Many youngsters will use this race to prepare for the Group 3 Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m in a few weeks’ time.

The Karrakatta Plate – WA Sires’ Produce Stakes double was last completed by Whispering Brook (2016).

The Karrakatta Plate 2020 ran on Saturday April 4, 2020 Ascot Racecourse and was won by Ima Single Man. 

2020 Karrakatta Plate
Date: Saturday April 4, 2020
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights C&G 56.0kg F 54.0kg
Status: Group Two
Prize money: $500,000

The Karrakatta Plate runs on the same day as Sydney hosts Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ at Royal Randwick that features the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) for two-year-olds.

2020 Karrakatta Plate Results

  • 1st: #5 Ima Single Man
  • 2nd: #7 Watch Me Dance
  • 3rd: #4 Dark Assault

The Chris Gangemi-trained Gingerbread Man gelding Ima Single Man took his career record up to two-from-two with an upset win in the Karrakatta Plate 2020 results. It was a thrillingly tight finish in the two-year-olds feature with only three quarters of a length separating the first four past the post, all three in the trifecta jumping at double-figures while the odds-on favourite Gemma’s Son only managed to run fourth.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 IMA SINGLE MAN Chris Gangemi Jordan Turner 10 57.5kg $12
2 7 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 0.07L 9 55.5kg $11
3 4 DARK ASSAULT Roy Rogers Jarrad Noske 0.38L 3 57.5kg $41
4 1 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Paul Harvey 0.73L 7 57.5kg $1.50F
5 6 STARFIELD IMPACT Mike Santich Jason Whiting 1.88L 14 55.5kg $11
6 8 AMERICAN CHOICE Simon A Miller William Pike 2.15L 6 55.5kg $19
7 12 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 2.78L 5 55.5kg $17
8 2 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 4.1L 8 57.5kg $21
9 10 JUSTHANDY Bob McPherson Clint Johnston-Porter 4.26L 11 55.5kg $101
10 9 OUR DANNI Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 5.62L 12 55.5kg $81
11 11 PRECAUTIONARY Fred Kersley Shaun O’Donnell 5.63L 13 55.5kg $81
12 13 COME MAGIC Dion Luciani Brad Parnham 6.56L 4 55.5kg $91
13 14 TIME SCALE Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 7.29L 1 55.5kg $71
14 3 BROOKLYN PIER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 9.38L 2 57.5kg $81

2020 Karrakatta Plate Odds

The Karrakatta Pate 2020 betting markets and links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below once released.

2020 Karrakatta Plate Field

The Karrakatta Plate field attracts a quality line-up of mainly Perth-trained two-year-old sprinters chasing a share in the half-a-million in prize money. Possible lead-up races into the Karrakatta Plate field each autumn including the Listed Perth Stakes (1100m) or the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) also held at Ascot.

In 2017 the Karrakatta Plate winner Lucy Mae ran second in the Gimcrack Stakes in the lead-up and second in the W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes next start behind Debellatio who improved on a third in the Karrakatta Plate that year.

The official Karrakatta Plate 2020 field and barriers will be provided below the week of the race once Perth Racing released the final acceptances.

The 2020 Karrakatta Plate final field features 14 two-year-olds led in betting by the dominant odds-on favourite Gemma’s Son. David Harrison’s class Snippetson colt is four-from-four over his career to date including three Ascot wins and comes off a dominant Listed Perth Stakes victory.

Click here to read more on the Gemma’s Son-dominated Karrakatta Plate 2020 field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1111 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Paul Harvey 7 57.5kg 79
2 5121 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 8 57.5kg 71
3 1×4 BROOKLYN PIER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 2 57.5kg 66
4 6×3642 DARK ASSAULT Roy Rogers Jarrad Noske 3 57.5kg 66
5 1 IMA SINGLE MAN Chris Gangemi Jordan Turner 10 57.5kg 64
6 4213×11 STARFIELD IMPACT Mike Santich Jason Whiting 14 55.5kg 77
7 1312 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 9 55.5kg 69
8 3213×24 AMERICAN CHOICE Simon A Miller William Pike 6 55.5kg 66
9 12×379 OUR DANNI Luke Fernie Ms Lucy Warwick 12 55.5kg 64
10 2×42 JUSTHANDY Bob McPherson Clint Johnston-Porter 11 55.5kg 58
11 4256 PRECAUTIONARY Fred Kersley Shaun O’Donnell 13 55.5kg 58
12 15 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 5 55.5kg 58
13 6×3 COME MAGIC Dion Luciani Brad Parnham 4 55.5kg 58
14 43 TIME SCALE Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 1 55.5kg 56

Recent Karrakatta Plate Winners

A number of notable Perth gallopers won the Karrakatta Plate as two-year-olds including Hobart Jones and the gun filly Whispering Brook who backed-up to win the WA Sires’ before heading to Victoria for a third I the 2016 Thousand Guineas.

See below for a list of the Karrakatta Plate winners and placegetters going back to 2000.

Year Results – Winner, 2nd Place, 3rd Place Winning Time
2020 Ima Single Man Watch Me Dance Dark Assault 1:10.3
2019 Dig Deep Tinsnip Miss West Coast 1:11.5
2018 Valour Road Lady Cosmology Lordhelpmerun 1:10.4
2017 Lucy Mae Achernar Star Debellatio 1:10.3
2016 Whispering Brook Spangled Impact Saul’s Special  1:11.1
2015 Lucky Street Mystic Maid Showy Chloe  1:10.6
2014 Hobart Jones Vitalism Jezpark  1:11.5
2013 Ms Funovits Trichologist Camporella  1:10.8
2012 Luke’s Luck Keeper Quiet Miss Solis  1:11.2
2011 Night War Benny’s Halo Rebel Call  1:11.5
2010 Motion Pictures Miss Gai Flyer Absolute Pleasure  1:10.3
2009 Gold Rocks Wolfe Dream Dontrocktheboat  1:10.4
2008 Brava Fortune Grand Nirvana Pegase  1:10.7
2007 Roman Time Scenic Blast Jestatune  1:10.5
2006 Canny Jack Oroya Gold Paris Petard  1:10.3
2005 No Questions Hantu Ripped  1:11.9
2004 Redwoldt Metaldale Refemme  1:11.5
2003 Diffraction Shout From Maroof Yarraman  1:10.5
2002 Confront Zoometric Femme  1:11.0
2001 Born Priceless Brocky’s Dream Classic Cut  1:11.7
2000 Metal Master Simon Said King Of The Kites  1:10.8

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