The Frank Packer Plate is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds that takes place each April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres under set weight conditions and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2019 Frank Packer Plate was won by The Chosen One from Dealmaker with Purple Sector third.
Named after former AJC committeeman Sir Frank Packer and held on the final day of the Sydney autumn racing carnival, the Frank Packer Plate ably supports the feature races of the day, Group 1 All Aged Stakes and Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 18th April 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|2019 Winner:||The Chosen One|
The Frank Packer Plate is a middle distance race for three-year-olds over 2000m that suits those 3yo gallopers who did not contest the ATC Australian Derby or ATC Australian Oaks over 2400m, or any three-year-olds that found the Derby or Oaks too strong and are looking for an easier distance race to compete in.
Normally a race for more than handy types rather than the elite, quality gallopers Might And Power (1997) and Juggler (1995) managed to win this race as a three-year-old before going on to become stars of the turf.
Earlier three-year-old races during the carnival over 2000m such as Group 2 Tulloch Stakes for colts & geldings at Rosehill or the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes for fillies at Randwick are typical lead up races to the Frank Packer Plate. Arabian Gold (2014) was the last galloper to claim the Adrian Knox Stakes & Frank Packer Plate double, before heading to Brisbane to win the Group 2 Doomben Roses at her next start.
The Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes has also proven a good guide to the Frank Packer Plate in recent times with both He's Our Rokkii (2016) and Hi World (2015) both claiming the Carbine Club Stakes & Frank Packer Plate double.
The Chosen One ran fourth in the Group 1 ATC Australian Derby over 2400m at Randwick before finishing quickly to win this event in sterling fashion for New Zealand training duo Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman.
Recent Frank Packer Plate winners include Higher Ground (2018) and Mongolian Wolf (2017).
1. $5.50 The Chosen One 56.5 Blake Shinn
2. $4.80 Dealmaker 56.5 Hugh Bowman
3. $21.00 Purple Sector 56.5 Sam Clipperton
4. $21.00 On The White Turf 54.5 James McDonald
5. $11.00 House Of Cartier 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
6. $2.90 Amangiri 54.5 Tommy Berry
7. $8.00 Carif 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $21.00 Fun Fact 56.5 Damian Lane
9. $12.00 Greysful Glamour 54.5 Tim Clark
10. $101.00 Watch The Cat 56.5 Jay Ford
11. $101.00 Home Win 56.5 Sam Weatherley
12. $151.00 Blast 56.5 Adam Hyeronimus
Margins: 1.5 len, 0.2 len
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|2019||The Chosen One||Dealmaker||Purple Sector||2:00.9|
|2018||Higher Ground||Tangled||Holy Snow||2:02.3|
|2016||He's Our Rokkii||Old North||Torgersen||2:04.6|
|2015||Hi World||Wine Tales||Merion||2:05.9|
|2012||Fat Al||Ambidexter||Rekindled Alliance||2:04.2|
|2007||Carnegie House||Empire Choice||Deloraine||2:06.8|
|2006||Dream Machine||Born To Rule||Super Lacuma||2:04.3|
|2004||Red Terror||Point Of Honour||Running Rich||2:02.3|
|2003||Clangalang||So Assertive||Al Megdam||2:03.8|
|2002||Arlington Road||On A High||Navy Blue||2:02.4|
|2001||Spurred On||Heeby Reiby||Life Is Beautiful||2:04.6|
|1999||Franklin River||Le Zagaletta||Able Master||2:05.6|
|1997||Might And Power||Sakti||Seeing Stars||2:02.8|
|1996||Mr Piper||Pay Back Time||Delinquent||2:05.1|
|1995||Juggler||Glide Away||Law Of The Land||2:05.4|
|1993||Play Or Pay||Innocent King||Palace Symphony||2:05.4|
|1992||In The Event||Conshana||Silk Ali||2:03.6|
|1991||Bold Rancher||New Acquaintance||Derecho||2:01.7|
|1989||Royal Pardon||Outgun||Gold Mace||2:13.1|
|1988||Serestrina||Harlan Star||Great Quest||2:11.9|