Maribyrnong Plate

The 2015 Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 sprint for two year olds held at Flemington Racecourse.

Maribyrnong Plate News

Power Trip scores debut win in Maribyrnong Plate

Power Trip scores debut win in Maribyrnong Plate

First starter Power Trip scored a gusty win on a rain affected track down the grandstand side in the Group 3 $150,000 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) at Flemington today.

Power Trip, navy cap, lime sleeves, scores on debut in the Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The small field of seven two year olds split in the ...

The Group 3 2015 Maribyrnong Plate is a 1000m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse on Emirates Stakes Day in early November.

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 Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m), Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m), Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m), Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) and Listed Hilton Hotels 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 2015 Maribyrnong Plate will be run at Flemington on November 7th.

Maribyrnong Plate 2015
Date: November 7th, 2015
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1000m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2015 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 2015 Maribyrnong Plate field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 11 DALRADIAN Darren Weir John Allen 9 57kg
2 32 VALLIANO David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 7 57kg
3 FLYING ARTIE Mick Price Dale Smith 2 57kg
4 NINE CLOUDS Mick Cerchi Luke Currie 6 57kg
5 POWER TRIP John McArdle Craig Williams 5 57kg
6 POWER UP RISE Mick Price Damien Oliver 4 57kg
7 WAR HERO Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3 57kg
8 13 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 8 55kg
9 GLORIETTE John O’Shea James McDonald 1 55kg

2015 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 2015 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
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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