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 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Tuesday November 3, 2020 
  • 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
  • 2020 Maribyrnong Plate Winner: Finance Tycoon

Maribyrnong Plate 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Maribyrnong Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Tuesday November 3, 2020. 

  1. #2 Finance Tycoon
  2. #1 Ingratiating
  3. #7 Marine One
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 FINANCE TYCOONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 6 58kg $8
2 1 INGRATIATINGSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.2L 2 58kg $1.85F
3 7 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Mark Zahra 3.2L 3 58kg $5
4 4 TREPORTI Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 3.6L 1 58kg $9.50
5 8 OWN THE NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 5.6L 7 58kg $8
6 3 I AM WAR Trevor J Andrews Lewis German (a) 7.85L 4 58kg $41
7 5 ASTERNISHING Mick Bell Michael Dee 10.1L 5 58kg $61
SCRATCHED 9 DOSHSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 0
SCRATCHED 6 GULF OF SUEZSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Maribyrnong Plate Betting

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

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  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 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the 2020 Maribyrnong Plate will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Maribyrnong Plate here once betting opens.

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 2020 Favourites

Early favourites in 2020 Maribyrnong Plate betting include Godolphin’s Maribyrnong Trial winner Ingratiating and Marine One on debut for Lloyd Kennewell. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2020 Field

The official 2020 Maribyrnong Plate field of final acceptances is announced on the Friday before the race and will be published in full below.

Melbourne Cup Day 2020 kicks off with the Maribyrnong Plate 2020 field, which attracted just nine youngsters including the trial winner Ingratiating for Godolphin.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1 INGRATIATINGSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme James Cummings Damien Oliver 2 58kg 72
2 2 FINANCE TYCOONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 7 58kg 62
3 4 I AM WAR Trevor J Andrews Lewis German (a) 4 58kg 61
4 3 TREPORTI Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 1 58kg 61
5 0 ASTERNISHING Mick Bell Michael Dee 5 58kg 60
6 GULF OF SUEZSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9 58kg
7 MARINE ONE Lloyd Kennewell Mark Zahra 3 58kg
8 OWN THE NIGHT Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Hugh Bowman 8 58kg
9 DOSHSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 6 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2020 Tips

Favourite: #1 Ingratiating ($2.70 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Ingratiating to salute for the punters 

Best Roughie: #8 Own The Night ($7.50 at time of publish)

Our insider Maribyrnong Plate 2020 tips will be published above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Maribyrnong Plate Race Day

The Maribyrnong Plate 2020 takes place on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 3, 2020. 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 2020 Barrier Draw

The 2020 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

Nominations close 12 PM, Wednesday the 28th of October, 2020. 

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 29th of October, 2020. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2020 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Friday the 30th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Maribyrnong Plate Field section. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2020 jockeys 

Riders must be declared by 12 PM Friday October 30, 2020 and will be published in our above Maribyrnong Plate Field section. 

Maribyrnong Plate Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Tuesday November 3, 2020. 

Maribyrnong Plate Prize Money

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

The Maribyrnong Plate is set to run as Flemington Race 1 at 10:45 am (AEDT) on Tuesday November 3, 2020 as part of Melbourne Cup Day. There are 10 races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse. 

Maribyrnong Plate 2020 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 2020’s Maribyrnong Plate has been released.

Maribyrnong Plate Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Maribyrnong Plate live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live


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
2020 Finance Tycoon Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 58kgs 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