Craven Plate Race Information

The Craven Plate is a 2000 metre weight for age race run by the Australian Turf Club in October. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Weight for age, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 17 October 2020

Craven Plate Race History

This race has been won by some of Australia’s great horses. It was first run in 1867 and was won by Yattendon.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Miss Marielle (2008)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Adevnturous (1996); Filly – Tea Rose (1944)

Multiple winners: Yippyio (1997 & 2000); Hayai (1984 & 1985); Prince Grant (1966 & 1968); Summer Fair (1962 & 1963); Prince Darius (1957 & 1958); Prince Courtauld (1954 & 1955); Hydrogen (1951 & 1952); Flight (1943 & 1945); Beau Vite (1940-41); Chatham (1932-1934); Phar Lap (1929, 1939 & 1931); Windbag (1925 & 1926); Gloaming (1010, 1922 & 1924); Duke Foote (1912 & 1913); Delaware (1895 & 1897); Abercorn (1988 & 1989); Trident (1886 & 1987); Tim Whiffler (180 & 1871).

Fastest time (2000m): Happy Clapper (2019) 2:00:66

Leading trainers: Gai Waterhouse with 5 wins (Lorne Dancer 2008; Cateclipse 2006; Fiery Venture 2004; Shower Of Roses 2001; Manner Hill 2002)

Interesting trivia: Durbridge was first past the post in 1993, but lost on protest to Mahaya. The great Phar Lap won for three successive years from 1929 to 1931. Chatham repeated the treble in the following three years.

Past winners of the Craven Plate

Winners of past Craven Plate include Happy Clapper (2019), It’s Somewhat (2016), Mourayan (2012), My Kingdom Of Fife (2011), Mummify (2005), Yippyio (1997/2000), Tie The Knot (1999), Stony Bay (1995), Telesto (1992), Hayai (1984/1985), Ming Dynasty (1978), Battle Heights (1976), Tulloch (1960), Prince Darius (1957/1958), Playboy (1950), Flight (1943/1945), Peter Pan (1935), Chatham (1932/1933/1934), Phar Lap (1929/1930/1931), Gloaming (1919/1922/1924), Wakeful (1902), Carbine (1890) and The Barb (1868).

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Think It Over Nettoyer Vanna Girl
2019 Happy Clapper Tally Life Less Ordinary
2018 Moss ‘N’ Dale Doukhan Egg Tart
2017 Classic Uniform Happy Clapper Mccreery
2016 It’s Somewhat Spiritjim Pinstripe Lane