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.

Currently taking place on the first Tuesday of November as part of the iconic Melbourne Cup Day card at Flemington Racecourse, the Maribyrnong Plate is a Group 3 race for two year olds contested down the straight over 1000m. 

The race gets its name from the Maribyrnong River, close to Flemington Racecourse, and offers $200,000 in prize money. 

Juvenile horses that contest this race are often on debut and it can be a huge race for punters being the first on Cup Day and has previously been held on both VRC Oaks Day as well as the last day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival the Saturday after the world’s richest handicap.

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Tuesday November 2, 2021
  • 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: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1871
  • 2021 Maribyrnong Plate Winner: Brereton

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Maribyrnong Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Tuesday November 2, 2021. 

  1. #1 Brereton
  2. #3 Renosu
  3. #7 Le Gagneur

Maribyrnong Plate Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 in 2021

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. 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.
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Maribyrnong Plate 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Maribyrnong 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 Maribyrnong Plate

The best way to pick which horse will win the Maribyrnong Plate in 2021 is to take any lead-up form by the juveniles in the field, their past strike-rate at Flemington and if on debut any lead-up trials. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Maribyrnong Plate winner include: 

  • 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 off a nice lead-up trial. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 Favourites 

Early favourites in 2021 Maribyrnong Plate betting include the Godolphin-raced Renosu coming off a third on debut in Caulfield’s Listed Debutant Stakes and the Peter Moody-trained Zoustar colt Brereton who ran second in the same lead-up. 

Brereton ($6EF in 2021) was the last Maribyrnong Plate favourite or equal favourite to win.

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 Field

The official 2021 Maribyrnong Plate field of final acceptances is announced on the Friday before the race and will be published in full below.

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 Tips

Favourite: #3 Renosu ($4 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Brereton ($4.20 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #10 Water Bomber ($8 at time of publish)

Our insider Maribyrnong Plate 2021 tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Maribyrnong Plate Race Day 2021

The Maribyrnong Plate 2021 takes place on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 2, 2021. It kicks off the Melbourne Cup Day race program, which is of course headlined by the Group 1 $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m). The other support race on the card is the Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m).

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Maribyrnong Plate barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the weekend of the race and will be published in our above Maribyrnong Plate Field section. 

Maribyrnong Plate Nominations 2021

Nominations close 12 PM, Wednesday the 27th of October, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2 BRERETON C 2 Peter G Moody
2 5 CANNONBALL C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman
3 DEEP POINT C 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
4 DIAMOND CITY F 2 Annabel Neasham
5 GOLD RING C 2 Peter G Moody
7 7 IMPEL F 2 Grahame Begg
8 JAMARRA C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
9 1 KIKI EXPRESS F 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
10 2 LASCARS C 2 James Cummings
11 LE GAGNEUR C 2 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
12 6 LITTLE STRAWBERRY F 2 Clayton Douglas
13 NANNU C 2 Mark & Levi Kavanagh
14 2 NIXIE F 2 Grahame Begg
15 QUINLAN C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
16 3 RENOSU C 2 James Cummings
17 WATER BOMBER C 2 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 WILBURY C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman

Table Credit: Racing Australia.  

Maribyrnong Plate Weights 2021

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 28th of October, 2021. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Friday the 29th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Maribyrnong Plate Field section. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 jockeys 

Riders must be declared by 12 PM Friday October 29, 2021 and will be published in our above Maribyrnong Plate Field section. 

Maribyrnong Plate Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Tuesday November 2, 2021. 

Maribyrnong Plate Prize Money 2021

The Maribyrnong Plate prize purse is worth $200,000 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
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Maribyrnong Plate Race Number 2021

The 2021 Maribyrnong Plate is set to run as Flemington Race 1 at 10:45am (AEDT) on Tuesday November 2, 2021 as part of Melbourne Cup Day. There are 10 races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2021 form guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Maribyrnong Plate Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Maribyrnong Plate Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Maribyrnong Plate live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Channel 10

Maribyrnong Plate Winners

Winners of the Maribyrnong Plate going back to 1999 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
2021 Brereton Peter Moody Luke Nolen 58kg 0:58.30
2020 Finance Tycoon Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 58kg 0:57.72
2019 Hard Landing David Hayes Luke Nolen 57kg 0:59.92
2018 Vinicunca Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Wayne Lordan 55kg 0:58.63
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