The Craven Plate is a Group 3 weight-for-age race that takes place at Randwick racecourse in early October each year in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Craven Plate was won by Classic Uniform from Happy Clapper with Mccreery third.
Held during the during the Sydney spring racing carnival, the Craven Plate received a huge prizemoney boost this year to make it a more attractive proposition for champion gallopers who were likely heading to Melbourne for the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes on the same day.
|Date:||Saturday 13th October 2018|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|2017 Winner:||Classic Uniform|
The Craven Plate is the last weight-for-age race of the spring carnival in Sydney and the middle distance race suits those who are not contesting feature Group 1 events, the Epsom Handicap or The Metropolitan.
Generally attracting above average types, rather than the elite, some nice staying types have won this race in recent years including Mummify (2005), Yippio (2000 & 1997), Tie the Knot (1999) and Sharscay (1998).
Horses contesting this race may have previously tackled races like the Gr2 Hill Stakes. Classic Uniform (2017) and Moriarty (2014) were the last two gallopers to claim the Hill Stakes & Craven Plate double.
Classic Uniform (2017) took out the Hill Stakes over 1800m at Randwick before winning this event in narrow fashion and recent Craven Plate winners include It's Somewhat (2016) and Complacent (2015).
1. $21.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Tim Clark
2. $1.50 Happy Clapper 59.0 Blake Shinn
3. $11.00 Mccreery 59.0 Hugh Bowman
4. $6.50 Star Exhibit 59.0 Tye Angland
5. $12.00 Mackintosh 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $151.00 Prince Cheri 59.0 Joshua Parr
7. $21.00 Embley 59.0 Jason Collett
8. $26.00 He's Our Rokkii 59.0 Regan Bayliss
9. $101.00 Shalmaneser 59.0 Andrew Adkins
10. $151.00 Willy White Socks 59.0 Ms Rachel King
Margins: 0.2 len, 1.3 len
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|2017||Classic Uniform||Happy Clapper||Mccreery||2:04.3|
|2016||It's Somewhat||Spiritjim||Pinstripe Lane||2:02.5|
|2012||Mourayan||Western Symbol||Dare To Dream||2:02.4|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Shootoff||Gazza Guru||2:04.3|
|2010||C'est le Guerre||Purple||Triple Honour||2:02.2|
|2009||Miss Marielle||Nom Du Jeu||Fulmonti||2:08.3|
|2008||Lorne Dancer||Riva San||Ice Chariot||2:06.4|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2005||Mummify||Wild Iris||Natural Blitz||2:03.1|
|2004||Fiery Venture||Restless||Ain't Seen Nothin'||2:07.8|
|2003||Shower of Roses||So Assertive||Mon Mekki||2:02.8|
|2002||Manner Hill||Spillway||Forest Jim||2:03.9|
|2001||The Man||Altiero||Viva La Vie||1:49.8|
|1999||Tie The Knot||Arena||Pasta Express||2:01.7|
|1997||Yippyio||Magic Of Sydney||Kassani||2:01.7|
|1995||Stony Bay||Protara's Bay||Desert Chill||2:03.0|
|1992||Telesto||Donegal Mist||Captain Cook||2:02.9|
|1991||Lord Revenir||Just A Dancer||Dorset Downs||2:04.2|
|1990||Dual Treasures||Just Trish||High Regard||2:02.8|
|1989||Sarah Fay||Coshking||Final Scene||2:01.7|
|1988||Balciano||Regal Prize||Sound Gold||2:05.2|