Moomba Plate Race Information

The Sunlight Classic/Moomba Plate is an 1100 metre handicap race for three-year-olds run by the Victoria Racing Club in early March. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1100 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap, 3YOs
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 30 March 2024

Moomba Plate Race History

See the 2023 Moomba Plate Preview and results.

See the 2022 Moomba Plate Preview and results.

In 2023 it was renamed as the Sunlight Classic and given a big prizemoney boost.

Coming soon.

Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Marboosha (2021)

Fastest time (1100m): Rory’s Power (2001) 1:02:32

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Moomba Plate

Winners of past Moomba Plates include horses that go on to win major autumn races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Estriella Arkansaw Kid Saltaire
2023 What You Need Renosu Benedetta
2022 Glistening General Beau Gimmie Par
2021 Marboosha Supreme Idea Bella Nipotina
2020 Sangria Absolute Flirt Garner
2019 Anjana Sunset Watch Fine Dane
2018 She’s So High Regimen Twilight Song
2017 Falcool Ken’s Dream Sheriff John Stone
2016 Super Cash Sooboog Stellar Collision