Maribyrnong Plate, Flemington Racecourse

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

Taking place on the last day of the Spring Racing Carnival, the Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 race for two year olds only. Run at a short distance, and with many unknown entrants, it can be a tough one to call.

Because of the unique conditions this race is run under, there isn’t much to compare it to among Group listed races. However, the Bumble Stakes which takes place two days earlier serves as a decent lead in, though the field for this race is restricted only to fillies, so you won’t be able to get any information on male horses.

The race gets its name from the Maribyrnong River, close to Flemington Racecourse. So close, in fact, that the river has caused flooding to the racetrack a few times.

Maribyrnong Plate 2018 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Thursday, November 8th, 2018
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $150,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1871

Maribyrnong Plate Betting

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Maribyrnong Plate
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Maribyrnong Plate.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Maribyrnong Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong Plate to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Maribyrnong Plate to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong Plate, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Maribyrnong Plate

  1. Join up at
  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 Maribyrnong Plate Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Maribyrnong Plate 2018 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Maribyrnong Plate here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 13/09/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

Maribyrnong Plate 2017 Results

2017’s results are displayed in the table below:

Finishing Order Horse No. Barrier Horse Name Trainer Jockey Weight Margin
1st 3 5 Run Naan A.J.McEvoy A.Mallyon 57kg 0
2nd 4 6 Encryption J.A.Cummings D.M.Lane 57kg 0.3 L
3rd 10 9 Belzella A.J.McEvoy L.Currie 55kg 1.8 L
4th 1 8 Bionics M.Ellerton & S.Zahra C.D.Symons 57kg 1.9 L
5th 11 3 Final Choice D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig L.Nolen 55kg 2.1 L
6th 8 4 Really Swish L. & T.Corstens B.E.Thompson 57kg 4.1 L
7th 6 1 King P. & P.Snowden K.McEvoy 57kg 4.3 L
8th 7 2 Northern Voyage Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott S.Baster 57kg 6.3 L
9th 12 7 Raise the Roof S.P.Nichols B.Mertens 55kg 8.3 L
Scratched 9 Agent Pippa Daniel & Ben Pearce (a) 55kg
Scratched 5 Sanglier J.A.Cummings D.Dunn 57kg
Scratched 2 Grand Challenge D. & B.Hayes & T.Dabernig B.J.Melham

Which Horse Will Win The Maribyrnong Plate

The best way to pick who will win the Maribyrnong Plate is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Debutantes – Owing to the very low age of entrants, expect a payoff if you can find an unproven horse that has the right traits to win or place in their first Group listed race.
  • Barrier – It’s a short race, without much of a chance to correct things, a good start is crucial.
  • Track Conditions – A wet track is a possibility that time of year, so weight up the advantages for horses who can handle the uncertainty.

Maribyrnong Plate Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Maribyrnong Plate 2018 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Maribyrnong Plate 2018 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Maribyrnong Plate Race Day

Race day takes place on Thursday, the 8th of November, 2018.

Maribyrnong Plate Barrier Draw

The 2018 Maribyrnong Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the weekend of the race.

Maribyrnong Plate Nominations

Nominations close 12 PM, Monday the 1st of November, 2018.

Maribyrnong Plate Weights

Set weights conditions apply to this race. For colts and geldings, the set weight is 57 kilograms. For fillies the set weight is 55 kilograms. Weights will be declared by 4 PM, Thursday, the 1st of November, 2018.

Maribyrnong Plate Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Monday, the 5th of November, 2018.

Maribyrnong Plate Riders Announcement

Riders must be declared by 12 PM Monday, the 5th of November, 2018.

Maribyrnong Plate Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Thursday, the 8th of November, 2018.

Maribyrnong Plate Prize Money

The Maribyrnong Plate prize purse is worth $150,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. The race includes a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS nominators bonus for qualified horses.

Place Prize Money
2nd $27,000
3rd $13,500
4th $6,750
5th $3,750
6th $3,000
7th $3,000
8th $3,000

Maribyrnong Plate Race Number

The Maribyrnong Plate is race number 1 on the 8th of November, 2018. Part of the Kennedy Oaks Day, the race takes place at Flemington Racecourse. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Maribyrnong Plate Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2018’s Maribyrnong Plate has been released.

Maribyrnong Plate Live

You can watch or listen to the 2018 Maribyrnong Plate live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Maribyrnong Plate Tickets

Tickets for the 2018 Kennedy Oaks Day are available through Ticketek. Children are admitted free on the day.

Maribyrnong Plate Race List

Race Number Race Name Prize Purse Distance
1 Darley Maribyrnong Plate $150,000 1000 metres
2 TCL Curved TV Stakes $150,000 1800 metres
3 Kennedy Plate $200,000 1100 metres
4 Drinkwise Plate $120,000 1700 metres
5 Kennedy Oaks $1,000,000 2500 metres
6 Off The Track Zero Handicap $120,000 1400 metres
7 Absolut Stakes $150,000 1000 metres
8 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final $200,000 1600 metres
9 Twitter Trophy $150,000 3200 metres

Maribyrnong Plate Winners

Winners of the Maribyrnong Plate for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Maribyrnong Plate winners, going all the way back to 1871, please visit our Maribyrnong Plate Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2017 Run Naan Tony McEvoy Andrew Mallyon 57kg 0:57.37
2016 Aspect Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 57kg 0:59.50
2015 Power Trip John McArdle Craig Williams 57kg 0:58.84
2014 Prompt Return Danny O’Brien James Winks 57kg 0:57.50
2013 Boomwaa Robbie Laing Vlad Duric 56.5kg 0:59.39
2012 Direct Charge Robbie Laing Steven Arnold 56.5kg 0:58.33
2011 Real Stolle John P Thompson Michael Rodd 54.5kg 0:57.71
2010 Arctic Command Wendy Kelly Dale Smith 55.5kg 0:57.90
2009 General Truce Ricky Maund Andrew Mallyon 55.5kg 0:57.23
2008 Our Joan Of Arc Clarry Conners Corey Brown 53.5kg 0:58.38
2007 Exceedingly Good Lee Freedman Corey Brown 55.5kg 0:57.74
2006 Husson Lightning David Hayes Craig Williams 55.5kg 0:57.97
2005 Nadeem David Hayes Craig Williams 55.5kg 0:57.55
2004 Jiang Lee Freedman Danny Nikolic 55.5kg 1:00.39
2003 Sanziro Lee Freedman Brett Prebble 54kg 0:58.20
2002 Ra Sun Robbie Griffiths Peter Mertens 54kg 0:58.32
2001 Bel Esprit John Symons Wayne Treloar 56.5kg 0:57.03
2000 Langoustine Peter Hayes Damien Oliver 53kg 0:57.68
1999 Happy Giggle Jim Mason Stephen Baster 56.5kg 1:00.34