The Craven Plate is a weight for age middle distance race that takes place during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The Group 3 race is run over 2000M and is held at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in New South Wales every year in September. The 2013 winner of the Craven Plate was Honorius and even though Masked Marvel also put up a great performance, the horse had to settle for second. Coming through in third was Vaquera.
For the better part of its history, the Craven Plate has elicited a great deal of excitement and it always maintains a full house at the Randwick Racecourse. The race is today worth up to $125,000 in prize money and takes center stage alongside the Group 1s Epsom Handicap, The Flight Stakes, The metropolitan and The Spring Champion Stakes.
The Craven Plate is normally the final Weight for age race in the Spring Carnival and is always suitable for horses that are keen on taking part in long distance races in the future. In recent years the event has done well to assemble a number of great horses including the 2005 Champion Mummify, Yippio back in 2000 and Tie The Knot in 1999.
The best lead-up races for the Craven Plate include the Group 2 Hill Stakes or the Group 1 George Main Stakes. Horses that perform well in the race can also consider running in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes. The Craven Plate in 2014 is expected to showcase new and in form long distance runners and is regarded as one of the anticipated races in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
Craven Plate recent winners & placegetters
|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||Natural Blitz||Spark Of Life||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|