Exford Plate

The Exford Plate $140,000 Listed race held at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria. It is run over 1400m, has set weights plus penalties and is for three-year-old horses. In 2020 the race will be run on Saturday, September 12, the same day as the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes.

Legionnaire surprised many by winning the 2019 edition of the Exford Plate. Snap Dance and Tenley made up the placings, both finishing less than half a length behind the winner. After winning the Exford Playe, Legionnaire went on to finish fourth in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes.

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The first running of the Exford Plate was in 2009, with Craig Williams guiding Carrara to victory. Since then some decent horses have claimed victory, including Bon Aurum and Brutal.

Jockey Dwayne Dunn has had some solid success in the Exford Plate in recent years, winning twice in the last three years. In 2018 he was on board Brutal and in 2017 he rode Royal Symphony to victory.

In 2019, Legionnaire ran a solid 1:22.45 to win the Exford Plate, however, the fastest time in the race belongs to Merion. In 2014, Merion clocked 1:22.38 to win the race but it was still a long way off the 1400m Flemington course record which is 1:20.60.

 

Exford Plate Field

NoLast 10HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightPenaltyHcp Rating
111x1IMMORTAL LOVEMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Craig Newitt658.5kg81
27216370x8RATHLINCiaron Maher & David EustaceJye McNeil758kg72
3111xCHERRY TORTONIPatrick PayneBilly Egan1158kg75
415x860x75TANKERCiaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen258kg69
59112x7KHOEKHOEMatt CumaniFred W Kersley857.5kg72
61183458x64AIMPeter & Paul Snowden157.5kg75
711x6CROSSHAVENTom Dabernig & Ben HayesDaniel Stackhouse1357.5kg69
813x20x41BARTLEYPeter & Paul Snowden457kg75
92123x2CROWN MINTGordon RichardsCraig Williams557kg66
1021x41SO YOU CANLeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasDamien Oliver357kg66
1132JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)Denis PaganLachlan King (a)957kg64
1242x2IRONEDGEMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Ben Melham1057kg64
1313x9NATIONAL CHOICEMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Michael Dee1257kg64

EXFORD PLATE WINNERS

 

2019 – Legionnaire (1:22.45)
2018 – Brutal (1:23.10)
2017 – Royal Symphony (1:22.53)
2016 – Detective (1:24.40)
2015 – Bon Aurum (1:23.13)
2014 – Merion (1:22.38)
2013 – Long John (1:23.19)
2012 – Jimando (1:23.59)
2011 – Specter (1:24.94)
2010 – Hollowlea (1:26.88)