JRA Plate Race Information

The JRA Plate is a 2000 metre quality handicap race run by the South Australian Jockey Club in early February. It is held at Morphettville as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Prizemoney: $120,000
  • Date: Saturday 10 February 2024

JRA Plate Race History

See the 2024 JRA Plate Preview and results.

See the 2023 Premier’s Plate Preview and results.

In 1879 the Queen’s Birthday Cup was first run as a Stakes Race over 2 miles (about 3200m) at Victoria Park and won by a horse called Richmond who was an Australian Cup and AJC Derby winner. Later on it became known as the Birthday Cup and in 2022 was changed to the Premier’s Plate. In 2024 it became the JRA Plate.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Tingirana (2007)

Multiple winners: Skybeau (1999 & 2000); Chatspa (1947, 1949 & 1950); Navarino (1937 & 1938)

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the JRA Plate

Winners of past Premier’s Plates (previously known as the Birthday Cup) include horses that go on to win major autumn races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 The Map Arugamama Hasta La War
2023 Farooq Riverina Cyclone Clever Man
2022 Wyclif Unique Artist Resurge
2021 Declares War Eperdument Medieval Miss
2020 Master Chum Hasta La War Jackthegiantslayer
2019 Wasabi Bob Excessabeel Royal Rumble
2018 Exalted Lightning Jim’s Journey Addison
2017 Mail It In Extra Zero Flow Meter
2016 Go Dreaming Jim’s Journey Gamblin’ Guru
2015 Eclair Samba Lucky Lucky Lucky Dylanson
2014 Vima Sky Raider Rialya
2013 Pelicano Generous Beau Waratone
2012 Rialya Port Vell Enchanting Waters
2011 River’s Lane Foxham Kert
2010 Zagreb Tuscany View Swooper
2009 Centurytwentyone Cuban Girl Zodiac Queen
2008 Exalted Ego Merlot Now Come Fly With Me
2007 Tingirana Principal Dame Youths Edge
2006 Exalted Time Master Minx Play To Win
2005 Merlot Now Dane Belltar Rather Grand
2004 Lawson’s Storm Pipkin On A Jeune
2003 Odysseus Terminus Prince Exalted Lad
2002 Burleigh After Beune Umaline
2001 Our Yangtze River Mr Selby Frenzel Rhomb
2000 Skybeau Jamestown Belong