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
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- 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).
- 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|
|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||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.
Maribyrnong Plate 2018 Tips
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.
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
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.
|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|