Karrakatta Plate Race Information

The Karrakatta Plate is a 1200 metre set weights race for two-year-olds run by Perth Racing in April. It is run at Ascot as part of the Perth Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 2YOs
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 20 April 2024

Karrakatta Plate Race History

See the 2024 Karrakatta Plate Preview and results.

See the 2023 Karrakatta Plate Preview and results.

See the 2022 Karrakatta Plate Preview and results.

The race was first held in 1900 as a Principal Race over 5  furlongs (about 1000 metres) and was won by a horse called Willie.  It wasn’t held in 1901. In 1979 the distance was increased to 1200m and it was given Group 2 status in 1979 then was upgraded to a Group 1 event between 1985 to 1998, although it was not held in 1993 and 1997. It returned to the current Group 2 status in 1999.

Karrakatta Plate Facts

Last filly to win: Amelia’s Jewel (2022)

Fastest time (1200m): Bomber Bill (1998) & Highpak (1989) 1:10:10

Interesting trivia: In 1989 Paklani was first past the post ahead of Highpak but was later disqualified because of a positive swab. There were dead-heats for the win in 1922 and 1908.

Past winners of the Karrakatta Plate

Winners of past Karrakatta Plates are often Perth horses. They include Bomber Bill (1998), Jacks Or Better (1994), Umatilla (1990), Burgess Queen (1976), Easingwold (1920), Eurythmic (1919) & Jolly Beggar (1908).

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Bustling Earthstorm Blue Rocket
2023 Super Smink Live To Tell Ripcord
2022 Amelia’s Jewel Baby Paris Penny On The Queen
2021 Ex Sport Man Liwa Pat’s Got Sass
2020 Ima Single Man Watch Me Dance Dark Assault
2019 Dig Deep Tinsnip Miss West Coast
2018 Valour Road Lady Cosmology Lordhelpmerun
2017 Lucy Mae Achernar Star Debellatio
2016 Whispering Brook Spangled Impact Saul’s Special
2015 Lucky Street Mystic Maid Showy Chloe
2014 Hobart Jones Vitalism Jezpark
2013 Ms Funovits Trichologist Camporella
2012 Luke’s Luck Keeper Quiet Miss Solis
2011 Night War Benny’s Halo Rebel Call
2010 Motion Pictures Miss Gai Flyer Absolute Pleasure
2009 Gold Rocks Wolfe Dream Dontrocktheboat
2008 Brava Fortune Grand Nirvana Pegase
2007 Roman Time Scenic Blast Jestatune
2006 Canny Jack Oroya Gold Paris Petard
2005 No Questions Hantu Ripped
2004 Redwoldt Metaldale Refemme
2003 Diffraction Shout From Maroof Yarraman
2002 Confront Zoometric Femme
2001 Born Priceless Brocky’s Dream Classic Cut
2000 Metal Master Simon Said King Of The Kites
1999 Climb The Vine Fire Dancer Penny Call
1998 Bomber Bill Rose Of Dane Old Nick
1997  ** Race not run **
1996 Dec Umah Sauvignon Valley American Quilt
1996 Alabama Whirly Nogero Pitchblende
1995 Daney Boy Tell Me Straight Hagi
1994 Jacks Or Better Martone Magic Serious Matter
1993  ** Race not run **
1992 Dynamic Beau Daring Hombre Star Of Nouvelle
1991 Lady Kariba Yachtie Palace Reign
1990 Umatilla Kontiki Lass Ace On Target
1989 Highpak Dancing Away Kid Karrinyup
1988 Hold That Smile Al Khawaaneeg Timeless Action
1987 Parlez Doux Record Dash Eagle Flyer
1986 Golden Unicorn Neo-Classic Joy Of The Jungle
1985 Blue Kristy Mr Export Paksian
1984 Vain Marceau Rory’s Jester Lady Saran
1983 Scornvale Almorzar Private Call
1982 Top Post Coral Queen Je Veut
1981 Cheeky Trot Rare Flyer Paper Shah
1980 Anyone Home Cheyne River Scarlet Pearl
1979 Oaksana Boy Silver Meadow Beach Boy
1978 Elegant Shell Fillmeup Red Joker
1977 Rare Sovereign County Clare Natour
1976 Burgess Queen Hartbalm On A Par
1975 Bodega Blue Nucleus Arctic Gem
1974 Super Red Seen At Court Gay Epic
1973 Vain Prince Lady Gourmet Dawn Aptly
1972 Miss Sunnytime Subsidize Our Pocket
1971 Solid Gold Starglow Regent’s Luck
1970 Sans Sabre Dumick Richway
1969 Tricr Red Crescent Stylish Maid
1968 Par Avion Surrender Double Star
1967 La Trice Rainline Kiltania
1966 Aquatic Star Velvet Prince Super Sam
1965 Haze Galaxy Girl Dumar
1964 Nanna Tale Desert Apache Counter Attack
1963 Little Roderick Carol’s Choice Waterlover
1962 Son O’ Minx Nintoku Tawny Lass
1961 Astra Vista Highland March Rack And Ruin
1960 Carol Vista Aroussa Fria
1959 Autumn Vista Red Deb Blue Rose
1958 Queen Of The Nile Sans Aim Merry Partir
1957 Spherical High Channel England’s Dust
1956 Sanvista Native Power Cheeky Jan
1955 Lady Orator Never Better Euphemistic
1954 Hyperical Aldon Queen Dawdle
1953 Cunderdin Merry Minx Khasma
1952 Tangle Portess Pulsation
1951 Copper Beech Asteroid Comic Glory
1950 Count Cimbrone Orenda Lee Sun
1949 Fawzia Clare’s Glory Regal Aire
1948 Nanette Shalloon Dhostar
1947 Barlowerie Melton Lad British Myth
1946 Churinga Olga Shonner
1945 Mayette Beauair Blue Stream
1945 Beauperian
1944 Dream Valley Jolly Poet Sweet September
1943  ** Race not run **
1942 Sky Borne
1941 Jean James