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.

Windsor Park Plate
Group I race
LocationHastings Racecourse
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteHawke's Bay Racing
Race information
Distance1600m (1 mile)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds and up
WeightWeight for Age
PurseNZ$200,000 (2019)

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.[1] 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

Year
Group Winner
2019 1 Melody Belle
2018 1 Melody Belle
2017 1 Gingernuts
2016 1 Kawi
2015 1 Julinsky Prince
2014 1 Pure Champion
2013 1 Xanadu
2012 1 Mufhasa
2011 1 Jimmy Choux
2010 1 Wall Street
2009 1 Daffodil
2008 1 Princess Coup
2007 1 Seachange
2006 1 Seachange
2005 1 Miss Potential
2004 2 Starcraft
2003 2 Irish Rover (raced at Otaki)
2002 2 Hello Dolly
2001 3 Hello Dolly
2000 3 The Message

A table listing winners of all 3 of the Hawkes Bay Triple Crown is included in Thoroughbred racing in New Zealand.

References

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