Maribyrnong Plate

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 sprint for two year olds held at Flemington Racecourse.

Maribyrnong Plate News

Aspect to be set for Autumn 2yo G1s after Maribyrnong Plate win

Aspect to be set for Autumn 2yo G1s after Maribyrnong Plate win

First starter Aspect will be set for the two year old Group 1 races in the Autumn after scoring an impressive win in the Group 3 $150,000 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) at Flemington today. Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy settled Aspect ($12) behind the pack in the middle of the track before weaving his way…

The Group 3 2016 Maribyrnong Plate is a 1000m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Emirates Stakes Dayon the first Saturday of November each Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Restricted to two year olds and run under set weights, the Maribyrnong Plate is an exciting test of sprinting skill. With $150,000 prize money, this is quite a lucrative race for the young ones who otherwise don’t have many dedicated black-type races during spring.

The Maribyrnong Plate shares a race schedule with five other black type events. These include the $2 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) – formerly the Mackinnon Stakes, $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m), $300,000 Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m), $300,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and Listed Hilton Stakes (1400m).

Two year olds generally target the Maribyrnong Plate following a few decent starts in events with similar conditions. While there aren’t a lot of lead up races, some fillies in this event may have previously targeted the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes (1000m) held at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day, just four days before.

Following the Maribyrnong Plate, horses will generally step back in class, as there simply aren’t many black-type events to target. The Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) at Sandown a week later might be an opportunity for some of the keener two year olds.

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate will be run at Flemington on November 5th.

Maribyrnong Plate 2016
Date: November 5th, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

Maribyrnong Plate Betting & Odds

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2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field

The Maribyrnong Plate field attracts a fairly decent assortment of two year olds each year. Because the preparation of two year olds can differ so much, as can their racing experience, it can be very difficult to get a decent grasp on the form of the Maribyrnong Plate field.

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate field was released the Wednesday before Emirates Stakes Day and features 15 two-year-olds, only two of which have enjoyed a previous victory – Azazel and Wait For No One.

See below for the official 2016 Maribyrnong Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a full race preview to help guide your Maribyrnong Plate betting at

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7 57kg 72
2 1 WAIT FOR NO ONE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 11 57kg 72
3 6 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 5 PURE EMOTION Clinton McDonald Luke Nolen 9 55kg 61
13 2 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 generally feature some two year olds with fairly high expectations put on them. Looking over past Maribyrnong Plate nominations, it’s clear to see that many of them have gone on to successful careers as three year olds and beyond.

The 2016 Maribyrnong Plate nominations will be published below.

Maribyrnong Plate History

The Maribyrnong Plate was inaugurated in 1871, with Argus Scandal taking out the initial edition of the race. The race has been held every year since then.

In 1994 the distance was adjusted to 1200m, then reduced to 1100m in 1995. In 1996 it returned to 1000m, which it has remained at since.

The Maribyrnong Plate once had Group 2 status, but was downgraded in 2005.

Because of its long history, the Maribyrnong Plate has seen its share of decent horses over the years. Some of the more notable Maribyrnong Plate winners include The Admiral (1889), Heroic (1923), Cellar Master (1951), Biscay (1967), Vain (1969) and Bel Esprit (2001). Maribyrnong Plate results since 2000 are provided below.

Maribyrnong Plate Results

Year Place Horse Time
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Aspect 59.5 seconds
2nd Cao Cao
3rd Wait For No One
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Power Trip 58.8 seconds
2nd Flying Artie
3rd Gloriette
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Prompt Return 57.5 seconds
2nd Old Trieste
3rd Sailing By
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Boomwaa 59.4 seconds
2nd Lockroy
3rd Silent Whisper
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Direct Charge 58.3 seconds
2nd Crack A Roadie
3rd Shamus Award
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Real Stolle 57.7 seconds
2nd Andre Roo Hoo
3rd Magnus Reign
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Arctic Command 57.9 seconds
2nd Aashiq
3rd Running Tall
Maribyrnong Plate
1st General Truce 57.2 seconds
2nd Sweet Cheeks
3rd She’s Got Gears
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Our Joan Of Arc 58.3 seconds
2nd Zaffaan
3rd Happy Knockout
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Exceedingly Good 57.5 seconds
2nd Reaan
3rd Nato
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Husson Lightning 57.9 seconds
2nd Deferential
3rd Meurice
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Nadeem 57.5 seconds
2nd Follow The Till
3rd Bariagarney
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Jiang 1 minute 0.3 seconds
2nd Seidnazar
3rd Strikes Back
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Sanziro 58.2 seconds
2nd Love Jeddah
3rd Insurgents
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Ra Sun 58.3 seconds
2nd Pinchbeck
3rd Express Ball
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Bel Esprit 57.0 seconds
2nd Nessuno
3rd Cousy
Maribyrnong Plate
1st Langoustine 57.6 seconds
2nd Desert Angel
3rd Malagra Miss