Vo Rogue Plate

The Vo Rogue Plate is a Group 3 race held towards the end of December or early January in Brisbane as a lead-up to the Gold Coast's $3 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

2023 Vo Rogue Plate Results

  • 1st: #1 Cifrado
  • 2nd: #2 Chrysaor
  • 3rd: #8 Ringer's Reward



The Vo Rogue Plate is a Group 3 race that is now held at either Eagle Farm or Doomben Racecourse in late December or early January during the Queensland Summer Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1400m at Eagle Farm or 1350m at Doomben, the Vo Rogue Plate is restricted to three year olds and is held under set weight conditions. It pays a lucrative $300,000 total prize money and attracts a class line-up of young horses each Christmas racing season.

The Vo Rogue Plate formerly shared a race program with the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Plate (1200m), which is held under the same conditions but for two year olds before being moved to its own feature race meeting from 2021 onwards.

The other key races on Vo Rogue Plate Day, also known as Magic Millions Qualifier Day, include the $300,000 The Buffering for Magic Millions Cup hopefuls, the $125,000 Shoot Out (2000m) and the Listed Nudgee Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares chasing the Magic Millions Fillies & Mares ballot exemption.

Following the Vo Rogue Plate, many horses head to the paddock to rest up during January, which is a quiet month for racing. Some will return to racing during the autumn, while yet others will hold off until the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Some also choose to race during the Magic Millions Carnival in January if they are Magic Millions graduates and run in the Restricted Listed $3 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m).

Pierata (2017/18), Boomsara (2018/19), and Fashion Legend (2022/23) are the latest Vo Rogue Plate winners to back up and win the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas. 

The 2019 Vo Rogue Plate winner Alligator Blood won the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas next start but was later disqualified due to a positive swab for a banned substance. Alligator Blood also franked the Vo Rogue Plate form going on to win the 2020 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne the following autumn.

The 2021 Vo Rogue Plate winner Apache Chase scored an upset at 16/1 before running a next-up Magic Millions Guineas fourth. He further franked the form over the following year with a host of strong Black-Type runs and Group race victories and also finished fourth in Sydney’s $7.5 million The Golden Eagle.

There was no 2020 edition of the Vo Rogue Plate with the event moved from December 2020 to January 2021.

There was also be two editions of the Vo Rogue Plate in 2022 with the race held on New Year’s Day in January and the end of December on New Year’s Eve.

The 2023 Vo Rogue Plate runs on Saturday December 30, 2023 and was won in a flashing late burst by the Rex Lipp-trained Queenslander Cifrado ($11) in an upset. 

Vo Rogue Plate 2023
Date: Saturday December 30, 2023
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 1350m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $300,000

2023 Vo Rogue Plate Results

  • 1st: #1 Cifrado ($11)
  • 2nd: #2 Chrysaor
  • 3rd: #8 Ringer’s Reward

Rex Lipp’s Encryption gelding, Cifrado ($11), was too strong late powering home right down the outside to finish over the top of his rivals in the 2023 Vo Rogue Plate results ahead of a $3 million Magic Millions Guineas bid at the Gold Coast on January 13.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 CIFRADO Rex Lipp Damien Thornton 9 57kg $11
2 2 CHRYSAOR Chris Waller James Orman 0.56L 1 57kg $3.30
3 8 RINGER’S REWARD Kevin Kemp Ben Thompson 1.38L 4 55kg $21
4 4 DEEP RESPECT Kelly Schweida Blake Shinn 1.82L 3 57kg $5.50
5 7 ZOUPHORIA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Craig Williams 1.82L 10 55kg $6
6 3 SHOW ME MERCY Stuart Kendrick Michael Rodd 3.67L 2 57kg $2.70F
7 6 CONEY ISLAND BABY Harold Norman Ms Samantha Collett 6.14L 5 57kg $151
8 11 BLACK MINTO Jason Patton Bailey Wheeler (a) 6.82L 8 55kg $41
9 12 NOBLE STYLE Paula Barron Elione Chaves 7.76L 7 55kg $91
10 10 YOU’LL NEVER GUESS Phil Bobic Ms Angela Jones 17.62L 6 55kg $201
9 GLASS OF ROSE Jeff Dunn Ms Rikki Jamieson 0
5 DAZZLE LEGEND Chris Waller Tyler Schiller 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Vo Rogue Plate Betting Odds

The latest Vo Rogue Plate 2023 odds on the three-years-old Group 3 summer showdown will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your best Vo Rogue Plate betting tips at the right price.

Alligator Blood ($1.35 in 2019) was the last favourite in Vo Rogue Plate betting to salute for the punters.

There was a notable upset in the December edition of the 2022 Vo Rogue Plate with subsequent Magic Millions Guineas winner Fashion Legend saluting at $18 odds.

The 2023 Vo Rogue Plate winner Cifrado also jumped at double-figures as an $11 shot.

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2023 Vo Rogue Plate Form Guide

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2023 Vo Rogue Plate Tips

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2023 Vo Rogue Plate Field

The Vo Rogue Plate field is usually announced on the Wednesday prior to the race. Most years, the Vo Rogue Plate field will contain some genuinely talented three year olds who have already amassed a fair bit of black-type racing experience.

The 2023 Vo Rogue Plate field will be provided below the week of the race once announced by Racing Queensland.

2023 Vo Rogue Plate Nominations

Nominations for the Vo Rogue Plate 2023 are announced just before Christmas about a week out from the key Magic Millions Guineas lead-up and will be listed below once announced.

Vo Rogue Plate History

The Vo Rogue Plate is a relatively new race. Inaugurated in 2006, it was quickly upgraded to Group 3 in 2009.

Due to scheduling changes, there were two editions of the race in 2008, and none in 2007.

The race is named after champion galloper Vo Rogue. Vo Rogue was an impressive thoroughbred, often charging to the front of the field to lead for the entire race before finishing impressively. He had an extensive career, with a total of 83 starts. Of those, he won 26, including an impressive six Group 1 victories.

There was officially no 2020 edition of the race with the event moved from that December to January of 2021.

The 2022 Vo Rogue Plate moved to Doomben Racecourse on New Year’s Day over 1350m. There was officially two editions of the Vo Rogue Plate in 2022 with the race also taking place in late December on New Year’s Eve.

Notable Vo Rogue Plate winners include Graceful Anna (2009), Lucky Hussler (2012), Winning Rupert (2016), Pierata (2017) whose impressive subsequent career would include wins in the 2019 Group 1 All Aged Stakes and $1 million Redzel Stakes and the following season’s Australian Guineas champion Alligator Blood (2019).

Vo Rogue Plate results, place-getters and winning times are provided below.

Vo Rogue Plate Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Cifrado 1 minute 19.84 seconds
2nd Chrysaor
3rd Ringer’s Reward
2022 (December) 
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Fashion Legend 1 minute 19.03 seconds
2nd Count Da Beans
3rd Stroll
2022 (January) 
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Tiger Heart 1 minute 23.48 seconds
2nd Shihonka
3rd Miss Hipstar
2021
Vo Rogue Plate
(Moved from December 2020 to January 2021)
1st Apache Chase 1 minute 22.92 seconds
2nd Gotta Kiss
3rd Oscar Zulu
2019
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Alligator Blood 1 minute 22.49 seconds
2nd Profit
3rd Eleven Eleven
2018
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Boomsara 1 minute 18.43 seconds
2nd Pennino
3rd Light Up The Room
2017
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Pierata 1 minute 18.76 seconds
2nd Dinnigan
3rd Goodfella
2016
Vo RoguePlate
1st Winning Rupert 1 minute 15.07 seconds
2nd River Racer
3rd Billy The Kid
2015
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Madotti 1 minute 15.38 seconds
2nd Most Important
3rd Egyptian Symbol
2014
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Mywayorthehighway 1 minute 18.98 seconds
2nd Hijack Hussy
3rd Worthy Cause
2013
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Enquare 1 minute 19.4 seconds
2nd Gundy Spirit
3rd Missy Longstocking
2012
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 18.95 seconds
2nd Sizzling
3rd Heza Jetsetter
2011
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Punch On 1 minute 19.7 seconds
2nd Noisy Ocean
3rd Lucky Morna
2010
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Benny’s Buttons 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Falino
3rd Mossriver
2009
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Graceful Anna 1 minute 19.6 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Choistar
2008 
Vo Rogue Plate (December)
1st Youthful Jack 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Express Air
3rd Yatala
2008 
Vo Rogue Plate (March)
1st Dirty 1 minute 18.3 seconds
2nd Swiss Ace
3rd Pepperwood
2006
Vo Rogue Plate
1st Sequential Charm 1 minute 20.3 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Cocktail Supreme

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