Karrakatta Plate

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

2024 Karrakatta Plate Results

  • 1st: #2 Bustling
  • 2nd: #10 Earthstorm
  • 3rd: #8 Blue Rocket




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 Super Smink (2023) and before her, Whispering Brook (2016). Recently the gun filly Watch Me Dance improved on here Karrakatta Plate second to win the Sires’ next start. She also went on to do the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies’ – Group 2 WATC Derby double that spring.

Two-year-olds in the Karrakatta Plate field may have had an earlier Group 1 run interstate over the autumn in a race like the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held in late February.

The 2021 Karrakatta Plate form was franked with the winner Ex Sport Man going on to run second in the WA Sires’ Produce Stakes next start, while Liwa ran second and third respectively in each event.

The 2022 Karrakatta Plate form also went on to be franked by the winning filly Amelia’s Jewel who returned in the spring to win the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) as well as beat home the older horses in the Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m).

The 2022 Karrakatta Plate winner Amelia’s Jewel was also the first horse to secure a slot in the inaugural running of the now $5 million slot-race The Quokka back in Perth the following April.

From 2023 the Karrakatta Plate runs in mid-April as a key support act to The Quokka.

The 2023 Karrakatta Plate form was franked with Super Smink winning the WA Sires’ next start and later finishing top three in a host of subsequent stakes races including a third in the WA Guineas that November.

Karrakatta Plate third placegetter Ripcord further franked the form in 2023 when running third in that summer’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and second in the Group 3 $1.5 million The Gold Rush.

The Karrakatta Plate 2024 ran on Saturday April 20, 2024 Ascot Racecourse and saw the Dan Morton-trained favourite Bustling ($1.75F) salute by over four lengths. 

2024 Karrakatta Plate
Date: Saturday April 20, 2024
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Set Weights C&G 56.0kg F 54.0kg
Status: Group Two
Prize money: $500,000

2024 Karrakatta Plate Results

  • 1st: #2 Bustling ($1.75F)
  • 2nd: #10 Earthstorm
  • 3rd: #8 Blue Rocket

Trainer Daniel Morton’s Frosted gelding Bustling ($1.75F) continued his winning streak after capturing the Perth Stakes. Ridden expertly by Blake Shinn, Bustling dominated the 2024 Karrakatta Plate results with a runaway four-length victory.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 BUSTLING Daniel Morton Blake Shinn 1 56.5kg $1.75F
2 10 EARTHSTORM Russell Stewart Steven Parnham 4.21L 5 54.5kg $16
3 8 BLUE ROCKET Daniel & Ben Pearce Mrs Lucy Fiore 4.31L 2 54.5kg $61
4 9 DEFINE BEAUTIFUL Trevor Andrews Craig Williams 4.62L 11 54.5kg $26
5 6 SIREN ASSAULT Sean & Jake Casey Chris Parnham 5.06L 8 54.5kg $6.50
6 7 GOLDEN KATHLEEN Russell Stewart William Pike 5.45L 10 54.5kg $5.50
7 1 BIG SHOTS Luke Fernie Damian Lane 5.58L 7 56.5kg $19
8 5 PRINCE EPAULETTE David Harrison Joseph Azzopardi 8.22L 4 56.5kg $61
9 3 SIR DREAMALOT Joshua Krispyn Brad Parnham 8.43L 13 56.5kg $21
10 11 HEAVY METAL Luke Fernie Clint Johnston-Porter 10.31L 3 54.5kg $31
11 12 YUWILL BE THE ONE Luke Fernie Ms Jade McNaught 11.24L 9 54.5kg $101
12 13 DIAMOND DANCER Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 12.01L 6 54.5kg $61
13 4 RIPPER FAROOQ Luke Fernie Shaun McGruddy 18.19L 12 56.5kg $10

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Karrakatta Plate Betting Odds

The Karrakatta Pate 2024 betting markets and links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below once released.

There was a notable upset in 2021 with the winner Ex Sport Man winning at Karrakatta Plate odds of $19.

Amelia’s Jewel ($1.80 in 2022) and Bustling ($1.75 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Karrakatta Plate betting to salute for the punters.

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2024 Karrakatta Plate Form

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2024 Karrakatta Plate Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Karrakatta Plate 2024 Tips on the $500,000 event on The Quokka Day.

  • To Win: #6 Siren Assault ($5 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Rich Enuff’s progeny are doing well of late, and Sean & Jake Casey saddle up a filly by the in-form sire in the Karrakatta with Siren Assault offering excellent value to complete a hat-trick of wins. This promising filly arrives in peak form, having secured back-to-back victories at the track, including the prestigious Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes. She boasts a strong record at this course (2 wins from 4 starts) and deserves a shot at glory in this 1200m race. While extending the distance is a question mark, her dominant victory last time out suggests it may not be an issue. Historically, the Gimcrack Stakes has been a good form line for the Karrakatta Plate, and Siren Assault has a versatile racing style with a good gate eight draw. With jockey Chris Parnham back in the saddle, she shapes up as a contender with plenty to offer.

2024 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.

Amelia’s Jewel (2022) was the last two-year-old to complete the Gimcrack Stakes – Karrakatta Plate double.

In 2023 the Gimcrack Stakes form also held in the Karrakatta Plate with the winner Live To Tell running second to the runner-up Super Smink who turned the tables on her last start conqueror.

Bustling (2024) was the last youngster to complete the Perth Stakes – Karrakatta Plate double.

The official Karrakatta Plate 2024 field and barriers will be provided below the week of the race once Perth Racing released the final acceptances.

The 2024 Karrakatta Plate final field features 13 runners led in betting by Dan Morton’s last start Perth Stakes winning son of Frosted, Bustling, drawn the rails.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 26221x BIG SHOTS Luke Fernie Damian Lane 7 56.5kg 74
2 121 BUSTLING Daniel Morton Blake Shinn 1 56.5kg 75
3 40112 SIR DREAMALOT Joshua Krispyn Brad Parnham 13 56.5kg 75
4 63 RIPPER FAROOQ Luke Fernie Shaun McGruddy 12 56.5kg 64
5 5 PRINCE EPAULETTE David Harrison Joseph Azzopardi 4 56.5kg
6 2×311 SIREN ASSAULT Sean & Jake Casey Chris Parnham 8 54.5kg 70
7 12 GOLDEN KATHLEEN Russell Stewart William Pike 10 54.5kg 67
8 129 BLUE ROCKET Daniel & Ben Pearce Mrs Lucy Fiore 2 54.5kg 62
9 51×45 DEFINE BEAUTIFUL Trevor Andrews Craig Williams 11 54.5kg 62
10 323 EARTHSTORM Russell Stewart Steven Parnham 5 54.5kg 64
11 34 HEAVY METAL Luke Fernie Clint Johnston-Porter 3 54.5kg 60
12 02 YUWILL BE THE ONE Luke Fernie Ms Jade McNaught 9 54.5kg 58
13 38 DIAMOND DANCER Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 6 54.5kg 56

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Karrakatta Plate Nominations

Early nominations for the Karrakatta Plate in 2024 close on Monday February 19, 2024.

The 2024 Karrakatta Plate nominations attracted 81 hopeful two-year-olds including three-length Bunbury winner on debut Golden Kathleen, the Simon Miller-trained dual winning Churchill filly Golden Vale, and promising Universal Ruler gelding Gold Maker.

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 place-getters going back to 2000.

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2024 Bustling Earthstorm Blue Rocket 1:09.06
2023 Super Smink Live To Tell Ripcord 1:10.2
2022 Amelia’s Jewel Baby Paris Penny On The Green 1:09.5
2021 Ex Sport Man Liwa Pat’s Got Sass 1:10.3
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 1:11.4
2013 Ms Funovits Trichologist Camporella 1:10.7
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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