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Craven Plate

The Craven Plate is a Group 3 weight-for-age race that takes place at Randwick racecourse in October each year in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Craven Plate was won by Moss 'n' Dale from Doukhan with Egg Tart third.

Held during the during the Sydney spring racing carnival, the Craven Plate received a huge prizemoney boost in recent years to make it a more attractive proposition for champion gallopers who were likely heading to Melbourne for bigger group races on the same day

It's held alongside the Group 3 Sydney Stakes, one week following the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes.

Craven Plate info

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $500,000
2018 Winner: Moss 'n' Dale

The Craven Plate is the last weight-for-age race of the spring carnival in Sydney and the middle distance race suits those who are not contesting feature Group 1 events, the Epsom Handicap or The Metropolitan.

Generally attracting above average types, rather than the elite, some nice staying types have won this race in recent years including Mummify (2005), Yippio (2000 & 1997), Tie the Knot (1999) and Sharscay (1998).

Horses contesting this race may have previously tackled races like the Gr2 Hill Stakes. Classic Uniform (2017) and Moriarty (2014) were the last two gallopers to claim the Hill Stakes & Craven Plate double.

Moss 'n' Dale (2018) took out the Listed Tokyo City Cup over 1800m at Morphettville in Adelaide before heading to Sydney to win this event in exciting fashion for popular Moe trainer Peter Gelagotis.

Recent Craven Plate winners include Classic Uniform (2017) and It's Somewhat (2016).

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2018 Craven Plate result

1. $5.00 Moss 'n' Dale 59.0 Jack Martin
2. $101.00 Doukhan 59.0 Damien Oliver
3. $2.90 Egg Tart 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy

then followed
4. $21.00 Arbeitsam 59.0 Tim Clark
5. $9.00 It’S Somewhat 59.0 Brenton Avdulla
6. $19.00 Invictus Prince 59.0 Jason Collett
7. $7.50 Dixie Blossoms 57.0 Andrew Adkins
8. $13.00 Comin' Through 59.0 Tommy Berry
9. $21.00 Who Shot Thebarman 59.0 Tye Angland
10. $26.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Glyn Schofield
11. $17.00 Nettoyer 57.0 Ms Rachel King
12. $31.00 Mandylion 56.0 Sam Weatherley
13. $31.00 Luvaluva 56.0 Jay Ford
14. $101.00 Allergic 59.0 Joshua Parr

Margins: 1.8 len, 0.2 len
Time: 2:07.95

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Craven Plate winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Moss 'n' Dale Doukhan Egg Tart 2:07.9
2017 Classic Uniform Happy Clapper Mccreery 2:04.3
2016 It's Somewhat Spiritjim Pinstripe Lane 2:02.5
2015 Complacent Hauraki I'm Imposing 2:01.8
2014 Moriarty Rising Romance Vilanova 2:02.6
2013 Honorius Masked Marvel Vaquera 2:03.7
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
2006 Cateclipse Testafiable Gawne 2:03.4
2005 Mummify Wild Iris Natural Blitz 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
2000 Yippyio Pravda Freemason 2:05.6
1999 Tie The Knot Arena Pasta Express 2:01.7
1998 Sharscay Yippyio Turridu 2:02.8
1997 Yippyio Magic Of Sydney Kassani 2:01.7
1996 Adventurous Saintly Donar 2:02.0
1995 Stony Bay Protara's Bay Desert Chill 2:03.0
1994 Fraternity Silk Ali Deposition 2:03.8
1993 Mahaya Durbridge Oppressor 2:04.2
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