BJ McLachlan Plate

The 2016 BJ McLachlan Plate is a Group 3 race held towards the end of December.

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The 2016 BJ McLachlan Plate is a Group 3 sprint run at Eagle Farm Racecourse. It has been contested at both Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane as well as the Gold Coast track further south in recent years.

Held under set weights conditions, the BJ McLachlan Plate is restricted to two year old runners. Horses race over 1200m seeking a share of $200,000 prize money making it one of the most lucrative Brisbane Summer Racing features.

The BJ McLachlan Plate shares a race program with a host of other Black-Type races at the New Year’s Eve meeting on December 31 including the: $250,000 Listed Bernborough Quality Handicap (1600m) for milers and the $200,000 Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) for three-year-olds.

Some horses use the BJ McLachlan Plate as preparation for the Magic Millions Carnival in January at the Gold Coast Racecourse about a week later where they run in the lucrative $2 million Restricted Listed Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m).

The 2016 BJ McLachlan Plate will run on Saturday December 31st.

BJ McLachlan Plate 2016
Date: December 31st, 2016
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2016 BJ McLachlan Plate Field

The BJ McLachlan Plate field usually attracts some pretty decent two year olds. Because it’s held under set weights, the BJ McLachlan Plate field is usually relatively level, with the fillies given a weight advantage. Many of the young horses in the BJ McLachlan Plate field are well on their way to decent three year old campaigns.

The 2016 BJ McLachlan Plate field will be provided below the week of the race.

2016 BJ McLachlan Plate Nominations

The BJ McLachlan Plate nominations draw horses largely from Queensland stables, but some more talented types from interstate might make the journey. Quite a few horses enter the BJ McLachlan Plate nominations in an endeavour to get a last black-type start prior to heading to the paddock or lining up for the Magic Millions.

The 2016 BJ McLachlan Plate nominations will be published here as soon as available from Racing Queensland.

BJ McLachlan Plate History

The BJ McLachlan Plate was upgraded to Group 3 status in 2011. It was previously a listed event. Over the years, the BJ McLachlan Plate has attracted some top horses and trainers, such as Gai Waterhouse and Driefontein.

Usually held at Doomben or Eagle Farm Racecourse, the 2014 BJ McLachlan Plate was held at the Gold Coast Racecourse due to renovations at the Brisbane tracks.

Notable recent BJ McLachlan Plate winners include Shovoff (2000), Snitzel (2004), Military Rose (2009) and Driefontein (2011). BJ McLachlan Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

BJ McLachlan Plate Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2015
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Zelady’s Night Out 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd Slumber Party
3rd Nikitas
2014
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Mishani Honcho 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Wicked Intent
3rd Star Of Night
2013
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Unencumbered 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Stroak
3rd Sagatona
2012
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Missy Longstocking 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Architect
2011
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Driefontein 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Sizzling
3rd Snipzu
2010
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Military Grace 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Wonderful You
3rd Merryanna
2009
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Military Rose 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Marking Time
3rd Startsmeup
2008 B
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Paprika 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Carlton Forward
3rd Moonlight Hussey
2008 A
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st She’s Meaner 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Astatus
3rd Privileged Class
2006
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Miss Watagan 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Sashenka
3rd Rock Idol
2005
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Master Archie 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Cole Trickle
3rd Mel
2004
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Snitzel 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Street Smart
3rd Blizzardly
2003
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Oratorio 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Star Shiraz
3rd Fine Silver
2002
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st How Funny 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Dorky
3rd Sir Success
2001
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Sunday Joy 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Sir Breakfast
3rd Obsession
2000
BJ McLachlan Plate
1st Shovoff 1 minute 13.8 seconds
2nd Strategic Image
3rd Tellson