Frank Packer Plate

Looking for early info on this year’s Frank Packer Plate? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Frank Packer Plate Winners - Senor Toba | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds

The Frank Packer Plate is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run and won at Royal Randwick on All Aged Stakes Day in mid-April following on from the action of ‘The Championships’.

A key support act on the card, the event takes place over 2000m at set weights and offers $160,000 in prize money.

First held in 1980 it gained Group 3 status in 1991 and is named after media tycoon Sir Douglas Frank Hewson Packer who spent 12 years as a committeeman of the Australian Jockey Club.

Might And Power (1997) is one of the best known Frank Packer Plate winners having gone on to win a host of Group 1 events including that year’s Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double as well as the following year’s Cox Plate.

The Frank Packer Plate serves as a good potential lead-up into Brisbane’s Group 1 $1 million Queensland Derby (2400m) held at the end of May and Shootoff (2011) was the last horse to do the double.

Frank Packer Plate 2022 – quick information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 16th, 2022
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set Weights 
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1980
  • 2022 Frank Packer Plate Winner: Verona

Frank Packer Plate 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Frank Packer Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 16, 2022. 

  1. #13 Verona
  2. #2 Maurice’s Medad
  3. #4 Straight Arrow

Frank Packer Plate Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Frank Packer Plate, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Frank Packer Plate
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Frank Packer Plate.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Frank Packer Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Frank Packer Plate, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Frank Packer Plate, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Frank Packer Plate to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Frank Packer Plate to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Frank Packer Plate to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Frank Packer Plate, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Frank Packer Plate in 2022

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Frank Packer Plate Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

frank packer plate 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 frank packer plate will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Frank Packer Plate in 2022

The best way to pick which three-year-old will win the Frank Packer Plate in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up form from the autumn, assess the barriers and look for the proven Group performers in Sydney. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Frank Packer Plate winner include: 

  • ATC Derby Lead-Up: Any horses dropping in grade and distance off a run in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) a fortnight earlier make a good bet in the Frank Packer Plate and The Chosen One (4th in 2019) was the last winner to come out of that race.
  • Carbine Lead-Up: Sydney’s Carbine Club Stakes has proved the key lead-up with six horses doing the double including most recently He’s Our Rokkii (2016).
  • Boys’ Club: Just seven fillies from 1980 have beaten home the boys including most recently Arabian Gold (2014) and Verona (2022).
  • Waterhouse Factor: Gai Waterhouse has prepared a record six Frank Packer Plate winners with her latest being Fat Al (2012).

Frank Packer Plate Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Frank Packer Plate betting will be updated here the week of the race. 

Frank Packer Plate 2022 Field

The official 2022 Frank Packer Plate field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced. 

Frank Packer Plate 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our exclusive 2022 Frank Packer Plate tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.

Frank Packer Plate Race Day 2022

The Frank Packer Plate takes place as part of 2022 All Aged Stakes Day at Royal Randwick running on Saturday April 16th, 2022.  The meeting features six Group races in total with the Frank Packer Plate held on the same day as the:

Frank Packer Plate Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Frank Packer Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Frank Packer Plate Field section. 

Frank Packer Plate Nominations 2022

The 2022 Frank Packer Plate nominations close at 11 AM on Monday the 11th of April, 2022.

Frank Packer Plate Weights 2022

Set weights conditions apply to this race. Colts and Geldings carry 56.5kgs and Fillies 54.5kgs. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 12th of April, with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Frank Packer Plate Field section.

frank packer plate Acceptances 2022

Final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 13th of April, 2022 and will be published in our above Frank Packer Plate Field section. 

frank packer plate Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 13th of April, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Frank Packer Plate Field section. 

frank packer plate Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 16th of April, 2022. 

frank packer plate Prize Money 2022

The Frank Packer Plate prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Frank Packer Plate Race Number 2022

The 2022 Frank Packer Plate race number is TBC for Saturday the 16th of April, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse. 

frank packer plate Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Frank Packer Plate Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Frank Packer Plate Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Frank Packer Plate live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: 7 Network

Streaming: Racing NSW

frank packer plate Winners

Winners of the Frank Packer Plate going back to the year 1988 are displayed in the table below. For a complete list of past Frank Packer Plate winners from 1980 to the present – click here

Year Winner Second Third Time
2022 Verona Maurice’s Medad Straight Arrow 2:09.5
2021 Senor Toba High Supremacy Achiever 2:01.4
2020 Kinane Bottega Entente 2:02.9
2019 The Chosen One Dealmaker Purple Sector 2:00.9
2018 Higher Ground Tangled Holy Snow 2:02.3
2017 Mongolian Wolf Veladero Screamarr 2:10.5
2016 He’s Our Rokkii Old North Torgersen 2:04.6
2015 Hi World Wine Tales Merion 2:05.9
2014 Arabian Gold Pheidon Malice 2:06.5
2013 Usainity Honorius Kingdoms 2:04.8
2012 Fat Al Ambidexter Rekindled Alliance 2:04.2
2011 Shootoff Happy Trails Muirfield 2:07.7
2010 Dariana Euphemism Viking Hero 2:04.7
2009 Yallingup Orca Merensky Reef 2:05.8
2008 Rockwood Moatize Imvula 2:05.2
2007 Carnegie House Empire Choice Deloraine 2:06.8
2006 Dream Machine Born To Rule Super Lacuma 2:04.3
2005 Afraah Magnetism Eremein 2:04.8
2004 Red Terror Point Of Honour Running Rich 2:02.3
2003 Clangalang So Assertive Al Megdam 2:03.8
2002 Arlington Road On A High Navy Blue 2:02.4
2001 Spurred On Heeby Reiby Life Is Beautiful 2:04.6
2000 Freemason Perfect Paradise Crawl 2:06.7
1999 Franklin River Le Zagaletta Able Master 2:05.6
1998 Dodge Marsking Adam 2:05.5
1997 Might And Power Sakti Seeing Stars 2:02.8
1996 Mr Piper Pay Back Time Delinquent 2:05.1
1995 Juggler Glide Away Law Of The Land 2:05.4
1994 Espinosa Star Dancer Darbaas 2:03.6
1993 Play Or Pay Innocent King Palace Symphony 2:05.4
1992 In The Event Conshana Silk Ali 2:03.6
1991 Bold Rancher New Acquaintance Derecho 2:01.7
1990 Stargazer Snowplough Fastarc 2:13.7
1989 Royal Pardon Outgun Gold Mace 2:13.1
1988 Serestrina Harlan Star Great Quest 2:11.9