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The Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 race run under Set Weights conditions for two year olds at Flemington conducted by the Victoria Racing Club.
The Maribyrnong Plate is run over 1000m. It was first run in 1871 and was won by Argus Scandal.
The race is effectively named after the River which runs from the 2000m chute into the back part of Flemington.
It was always run on the first day of the carnival but in recent times has moved to the final day. From 2018 it now moves to Oaks day.
The Maribyrnong Plate was a Principal Race until 1979 then Group 2 before back to Group 3 in 2005.
Up until 1994 it was five furlongs, then 1200m then 1100m before back to 1000m from 1996.
In recent times, the winners have not gone onto much fanfare however some elite sprinters, especially as juveniles, have won big races in the past. Nadeem, Bel Esprit, Testa Rossa, Canny Lad, Baguette and Vain are just some of the feature winners.
Last filly to win before Vinicunca was Real Stolle in 2011.
The Maribyrnong Plate was worth $200,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Maribyrnong Plate include General Truce (2009), Husson Lightning (2006), Nadeem (2005), Bel Esprit (2001), Testa Rossa (1998), Flavour (1995), Canny Lad (1989), Show County (1988), Rancho Ruler (1986), New Atlantis (1984), Rancher (1981), Blazing Saddles (1976), Scamanda (1973), Baguette (1969), Vain (1968), Biscay (1967), Fine And Dandy (1958), Heroic (1923) and Newminster (1875).
The 2019 Maribyrnong Plate was won by Hard Landing from Baaqyah and Tagaloa.
Previous Maribyrnong Plate Winners
| HARD LANDING (AUS) 2C |
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - SNITZERLAND (AUS) SNITZEL (AUS)
|L NOLEN||57.0||D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG||12|
| VINICUNCA (AUS) 2F |
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - XANDRETTA (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
|W M LORDAN||55.0||G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT||4|
| SHINING GEM (AUS) 2G |
MAKFI (GB) - RANEEN (NZ) PERFECTLY READY (AUS)
|A MALLYON||57.0||TONY MCEVOY||5|
| ASPECT (AUS) 2G |
PLUCK (USA) - INNISHBEG (AUS) LONHRO (AUS)
|K MCEVOY||57.0||TONY MCEVOY||12|
| POWER TRIP (AUS) 2G |
HARD SPUN (USA) - RADA (AUS) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
|C WILLIAMS||57.0||JOHN MCARDLE||5|
| PROMPT RETURN (AUS) 2G |
BENETEAU (AUS) - PROMPT (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
|J WINKS||57.0||DANNY O'BRIEN||4|
| BOOMWAA (AUS) 2G |
MUTAWAAJID (AUS) - BOOM BOOM BABY (AUS) TRUE HERO (USA)
|V DURIC||56.5||ROBBIE LAING||3|
| DIRECT CHARGE (AUS) 2C |
CHARGE FORWARD (AUS) - LADY OF CHOICE (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|S W ARNOLD||56.5||ROBBIE LAING||3|
| REAL STOLLE (AUS) 2F |
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) - LEMON RUSKI (AUS) DESERT KING (IRE)
|M RODD||54.5||JOHN P THOMPSON||13|
| ARCTIC COMMAND (AUS) 2G |
FREEZE (AUS) - GENERAL RESOLVE (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
|D R SMITH||55.5||WENDY KELLY||14|
| GENERAL TRUCE (AUS) 2G |
BRIEF TRUCE (USA) - GENERAL RESOLVE (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
|A MALLYON||55.5||RICKY MAUND||4|
| OUR JOAN OF ARC (AUS) 2F |
BEAUTIFUL CROWN (USA) - BRIGHT HEROINE (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
|C W BROWN||53.5||CLARRY CONNERS||6|
| EXCEEDINGLY GOOD (AUS) 2C |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - COMMON SMYTZER (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
|C W BROWN||55.5||D L FREEDMAN||1|
| HUSSON LIGHTNING (AUS) 2C |
HUSSONET (USA) - SNIP SNIP (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
|C WILLIAMS||55.5||D A HAYES||1|
| NADEEM (AUS) 2C |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - CANDIDE (NZ) SOUND REASON (CAN)
|C WILLIAMS||55.5||D A HAYES||6|
| BLUE GENES (AUS) 2G |
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - CHINA JESTER (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|D NIKOLIC||55.5||D L FREEDMAN||4|
| SANZIRO (AUS) 2C |
DANZERO (AUS) - WILL FLY (AUS) WILL DANCER (FR)
|B PREBBLE||54.0||D L FREEDMAN||2|
| RA SUN (AUS) 2G |
GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS) - RED SUNDAE (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
|P MERTENS||54.0||ROBBIE GRIFFITHS||7|
| BEL ESPRIT (AUS) 2C |
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - BESPOKEN (AUS) VAIN (AUS)
|W TRELOAR||56.5||JOHN SYMONS||8|
| LANGOUSTINE (AUS) 2F |
DANEHILL (USA) - PRAWN COCKTAIL (USA) ARTICHOKE (USA)
|D OLIVER||53.0||PETER C HAYES||6|
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