The Karrakatta Plate is a Group 2 set weights race for two-year-olds held each year at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Karrakatta Plate was won by Valour Road from Lady Cosmology with Lordhelpmerun third.
Taking place on the same day as the Group 3 WA Oaks for fillies, the Karrakatta Plate is Western Australia's premier 2yo event and is one of the main feature races of the Perth autumn racing carnival in Western Australia.
|Date:||Saturday 6th April 2019|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
|2018 Winner:||Valour Road|
The Karrakatta Plate generally attracts Perth's best two-year-old gallopers for the big prizemoney on offer and some quality gallopers have won this race over the years. Two-year-olds contesting this event may continue on to the upcoming Gr3 WA Sires Produce Stakes at the same track the following month over 1400 metres.
In recent times Whispering Brook (2016), Luke's Luck (2012), Motion Pictures (2010), Brava Fortune (2008) and Roman Time (2007) have all won the Karrakatta Plate & WA Sires Produce Stakes double, while a number of horses have run placings in both races over the past few years. Lordhelpmerun (3rd in 2018), Debellatio (3rd in 2017) and Showy Chloe (3rd in 2015) all captured the WA Sires Produce Stakes at their next start.
Karrakatta Plate winners tend to be more than handy types rather than top quality and they typically don't go on to become elite stars of the turf. Occasionally an eastern states galloper might make their way over to Perth to have a crack at the excellent prizemoney on offer.
Valour Road (2018) took out a Magic Millions restricted listed race over 1200m at Pinjarra before winning this event and recent Karrakatta Plate winners include Lucy Mae (2017) and Whispering Brook (2016).
1. $4.60 Valour Road 56.5 Aaron Mitchell
2. $4.20 Lady Cosmology 54.5 William Pike
3. $10.00 Lordhelpmerun 56.5 Shaun Mc Gruddy
4. $20.00 Bam's On Fire 54.5 Ms Renee Forrest
5. $4.80 Chix Pic 56.5 Joseph Azzopardi
6. $31.00 Platoon 56.5 Steven Parnham
7. $11.00 Assetro 54.5 Clint Johnston-Porter
8. $26.00 Nocelle 54.5 Shaun O'Donnell
9. $61.00 Market Ruler 54.5 Jason Brown
10. $81.00 Cockatiel 54.5 Daniel Staeck
11. $151.00 Mouth Karate 56.5 Ryan Hill
12. $17.00 Princess Pierro 54.5 Chris Parnham
13. $101.00 Fairtrusive 54.5 Ms Jerry Noske
14. $151.00 Cup Night 56.5 Patrick Carbery
15. $41.00 Emerald Rose 54.5 Paul Harvey
16. $17.00 Driftstar 56.5 Peter Knuckey
Margins: 0.5 len, 0.75 len
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|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|
|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|
|2003||Diffraction||Shout From Maroof||Yarraman||1:10.5|
|2001||Born Priceless||Brocky's Dream||Classic Cut||1:11.7|
|2000||Metal Master||Simon Said||King Of The Kites||1:10.8|
|1999||Climb The Vine||Fire Dancer||Penny Call||1:11.7|
|1998||Bomber Bill||Rose Of Dane||Old Nick||1:10.1|
|1996||Umah||Sauvignon Valley||American Quilt||1:11.3|
|1995||Daney Boy||Tell Me Straight||Hagi||1:11.3|
|1994||Jacks Or Better||Martone Magic||Serious Matter||1:11.3|
|1992||Dynamic Beau||Daring Hombre||Star Of Nouvelle||1:11.9|
|1991||Lady Kariba||Yachtie||Palace Reign||1:11.2|
|1990||Umatilla||Kontiki Lass||Ace On Target||1:11.1|
|1989||Highpak||Dancing Away||Kid Karrinyup||1:10.1|
|1988||Hold That Smile||Al Khawaaneeg||Timeless Action||1:10.3|