BJ McLachlan Plate

The 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate is a Group 3 race held towards the end of December.

BJ McLachlan Plate News

Robl Trio Target 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate

Robl Trio Target 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate

Recently licenced Peter Robl is gearing up for his first trip to the races as a trainer and not a jockey this Boxing Day at the Gold Coast Racecourse with a trio of top hopes targeting the BJ McLachlan Plate 2015.

Aussies Love Sport targets the 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate on Boxing Day for jockey turned trainer Peter Robl ...

The 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate is a Group 3 sprint usually held at Doomben Racecourse. Due to renovations, the 2014 BJ McLachlan Plate was hosted by the Gold Coast Racecourse.

Held under set weights conditions, the BJ McLachlan Plate is restricted to two year old runners. Horses race over 1200m seeking a share of $150,000 prize money.

The BJ McLachlan Plate shares a race program with one other black-type event, the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m).

Common lead up races to the BJ McLachlan Plate include the Listed Phelan Ready Plate (1200m), which is restricted to colts and geldings, and the Listed Calaway Gal Plate (1200m). Some horses use the BJ McLachlan Plate as preparation for the Magic Millions Carnival in January.

The 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate will run on Saturday December 26th.

BJ McLachlan Plate 2015
Date: December 26th, 2015
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2015 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 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 21 SUNDANCE Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 11 57kg
2 318 PUNISHING Liam Birchley Damian Browne 12 57kg
3 1 NIKITAS Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 3 57kg
4 2x DETECTIVE Peter & Paul Snowden Tye Angland 1 57kg
5 01 GAME OF DREAMS Bryan Guy Paul Hammersley 13 57kg
6 0 SIDERE Tracy Timbery Luke Rolls 10 57kg
7 11 ZELADY’S NIGHT OUT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4 55kg
8 2527 MISHANI SILVA Les Ross Glyn Schofield (late alt) 6 55kg
9 324 OUR CINDERELLA Kristie Clark-Peoples Matthew Palmer 7 55kg
10 33 RIVER RACER Les Ross Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg
11 3x SLUMBER PARTY Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg
12 1 SUGARPARMA Peter Robl Regan Bayliss (a) 9 55kg
13 GRACEFULLY CHIC Trevor Whittington Jason Taylor 5 55kg

2015 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 2015 BJ McLachlan Plate nominations will be published here.

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