Windsor Park Plate
The Windsor Park Plate is a New Zealand Thoroughbred horse race run at Hastings Racecourse in Hawke's Bay. The race is registered as the Horlicks Plate. It is run over a distance of 1600m in late September.
|Group I race|
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Website||Hawke's Bay Racing|
|Distance||1600m (1 mile)|
|Qualification||Three-year-olds and up|
|Weight||Weight for Age|
It is the second of the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown of the three Group 1 weight-for-age races run:
A major supporting race run on the same day is the Gold Trail Stakes (currently the Windsor Park Stud and Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes) for three-year-old fillies at Group 3 level. This race marks the beginning of the New Zealand Filly of the Year series.
The race was previously named the Stoney Bridge Stakes from 2004 to 2008. In 2004 it was a Group 2 race, but from 2005 a Group 1 race. In 2003, when it was raced at Otaki, the race had been called the Glenmorgan Generous Stakes and prior to that the Hawkes Bay Challenge Stakes for Group 3 until 2002 when it was changed to Group 2.
Recent Winners of the Windsor Park Plate and its predecessors
|2003||2||Irish Rover (raced at Otaki)|
A table listing winners of all 3 of the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown is included in Thoroughbred racing in New Zealand.