Thoroughblog will update with the posts and news from the draw later this morning – around lunch.

Also, check out a Queen’s Plate chat on NEWSTALK1010 coming up this Saturday morning with DAVE TRAFFORD!


AVIE’S FLATTER, the Plate favourite, not only gets talked about a lot because of his talent and his prominent connections – IVAN DALOS seeks his first Plate win while trainer Josie Carroll goes for her third – but what about that ole CORONATION FUTURITY ‘JINX’?

Turns out, it really is not quite as dramatic as it sounds.

Yes, NORCLIFFE, trained by Roger Attfield for Colonel Charles Baker was the last horse to win the Coronation Futurity at 2 and the Plate at 3 but many horses that won the Coronation, did not even compete in the Plate:

after 1975 when Norcliffe was last Coronation winner to win Plate




19 unplaced

So, 29 Plate winners raced in the Coronation the next year and 10 were 2nd or 3rd.


2017 Aheadbyacentury Rafael Hernandez John Ross Jacks of Hearts Racing/J.R. Racing 1:51:02    2ND PLATE
2016 King and His Court Gary Boulanger Mark Casse Gary Barber/Wachtel Stable 1:50.76              7TH PLATE
2015 Shakhimat Emma-Jayne Wilson Roger L. Attfield Dan Gale 1:51.10                                              5TH PLATE
2014 Decision Day Jesse M. Campbell Josie Carroll Donver Stable 1:52.50                                          DID NOT RUN
2013 Asserting Bear James McAleney Reade Baker Bear Stables, Ltd. (Danny Dion) 1:50.96           3rd PLATE
2012 Up With the Birds Eurico Rosa da Silva Malcolm Pierce Sam-Son Farms 1:51.13                      2ND PLATE
2011 Martimer Luis Contreras Sid C. Attard Norseman Racing Stable 1:50.91                                     DID NOT RUN
2010 Strike Oil Luis Contreras Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1:52.10                                                      14th PLATE
2009 Hollinger Tyler Pizarro Roger Attfield Bob Harvey & Al Wortzman 1:51.55                                 DID NOT RUN
2008 Active Duty Corey Fraser Mark E. Casse Woodford Racing LLC 1:52.01                                        12TH PLATE
2007 Kesagami Patrick Husbands Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 1:53.40                                           DID NOT RUN
2006 Leonnatus Anteas Jono Jones Kevin Attard Knob Hill Stable 1:55.97                                           DID NOT RUN
2005 Thinking Out Loud Todd Kabel David R. Bell D. Morgan Firestone 1:54.84                               11TH PLATE
2004 Ablo Gerry Olguin Roger Attfield Attfield/Canino/Werner 1:55.24                                              5TH PLATE
2003 A Bit O’Gold Jono Jones Catherine Day Phillips The Two Bit Racing Stable 1:54.15                 2ND PLATE
2002 Arco’s Gold * Constant Montpellier John A. Ross Steven & Alex DiIorio 1:53.75                       8TH PLATE
2001 Streakin Rob Gary Boulanger James E. Day Cudney Stables/Allan Kent 1:53.63                       13TH PLATE
2000 Highland Legacy Emile Ramsammy Steve Owens Empress Stable 1:54.20                                9TH PLATE
1999 Dixieland Diamond Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:55.06                                       DID NOT RUN
1998 Zaha Robbie Davis Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 1:55.20                                                  6TH PLATE
1997 Classic Result Sandy Hawley Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:54.00                                 DID NOT RUN
1996 Love View Mickey Walls David R. Bell R. F. & J. E. Shaw 1:55.60                                                 5TH PLATE
1995 Firm Dancer Jim McAleney Mike Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:53.80                                               5TH PLATE
1994 Talkin Man Robert Landry Roger Attfield Kinghaven/Stollery 1:52.60                                        DID NOT RUN
1993 Parental Pressure Jack Lauzon Fred H. Loschke Hammer Kopf et al. 1:53.80                             3RD PLATE
1992 Circulating Sandy Hawley Rod Wright Sherwood/Sheehan 1:54.20                                               6TH PLATE
1991 Keen Falcon Sandy Hawley Emile M. Allain Keen Syndicate 1:55.00                                             10TH PLATE
1990 Rainbows For Life Brian Swatuk James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:52.00                                       4TH PLATE
1989 French King Sandy Hawley Bill Marko Rocco A. Marcello 1:57.00                                               12TH PLATE
1988 Spigot Jim McAleney David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:53.60 –                                                          DID NOT RUN
1987 Regal Classic Dave Penna James E. Day Sam-Son & Windfields 1:53.80                                     2ND PLATE
1986 Bold Executive Richard Dos Ramos Gerry Belanger Romeo/Marcello/Pedigree 1:54.60      – 8TH PLATE
1985 Grey Classic Irwin Driedger James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:55.80 –                                            8TH PLATE
1984 Dauphin Fabuleux Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:53.20 –                                     14TH PLATE
1983 Prince Avatar Robin Platts Bil Marko Royal Crown S./Marko 1:53.00                                       DID NOT RUN
1982 Sunny’s Halo Dave Penna David C. Cross Jr. David J. Foster 1:53.60                                         DID NOT RUN
1981 Le Danseur Gary Stahlbaum Jacques Dumas Jean-Louis Levesque 1:51.00 –                           3RD PLATE
1980 Bayford Robin Platts John J. Tammaro, Jr. Kinghaven Farm 1:51.20                                        DID NOT RUN
1979 Allan Blue Joey Belowus Gil Rowntree Stafford Farm 1:54.60                                                     3RD PLATE
1978 Medaille d’Or Jean Cruguet Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:50.60                                     DID NOT RUN
1977 Overskate Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farm 1:52.20 –                                                      2nd PLATE
1976 Giboulee Sandy Hawley Jacques Dumas Jean-Louis Levesque 1:50.80                                      – 3RD PLATE
1975 Norcliffe Sandy Hawley Roger Attfield Norcliffe Stable 1:49.20 –                                                 WON PLATE