Newmarket Town Plate 1976-2000

A pivotal moment in horse racing history, and in the history of Newmarket, occurred in 1665 when, on 16th October 1665, King Charles II issued an Article for a race, the Newmarket Town Plate, for horses carrying 12 stone over the Newmarket Round Course on the second Thursday in October each year. Although there was no Jockey Club at this stage, this is one of the first sets of rules governing a race in Newmarket. It is clear that, at this point in time, there is a Clerk of the Course, a Clerk of the Race, a Treasurer, many Judges, one of whom is responsible for checking the weights of riders.

Thursday 14th October 1976 (306th running)

Thursday 13th October 1977 (307th running)

Tuesday 12th October 1978 (308th running)

Thursday 11th October 1979 (309th running)

Thursday 9th October 1980 (310th running)

Thursday 9th October 1980
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
PEA PACK, owned and ridden by Miss Yvette Perrin

Sunday 11th October 1981 (311th running)

Sunday 11th October 1981
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
KINBA, trained by Mr Herbert Caldecot and owned and ridden by Miss S Caldecot

Sunday 10th October 1982 (312th running)

Sunday 10th October 1982
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
VIEWED AWAY, owned and ridden by Miss Janet Harris

Sunday 9th October 1983 (313th running)

Sunday 9th October 1983
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
JAM, owned Mrs J A De Rothschild and ridden by Miss Zara Pratt

Sunday 14th October 1984 (314th running)

Sunday 14th October 1984
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
SUMMONS, owned by Mrs S M Embiricos and ridden by Miss Alexandra Embiricos

Sunday 13th October 1985 (315th running)

Sunday 13th October 1985
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
VELVET TOUCH, owned by Sheikh Mohammed and ridden by Miss Amanda Harwood

Sunday 12th October 1986 (316th running)

Sunday 12th October 1986
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
BUSHIDO, owned by Mr Khalid Abdullah and ridden by Miss Gaye Harwood

Sunday 11th October 1987 (317th running)

Sunday 11th October 1987
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
1. CUBIC ZIRCONIA, owned and ridden by Mrs Clare Williams
2. ATKINS, ridden by Mrs Marjorie Enright and owned by Mr Leonard Fuller
Also: SURPRISE ATTACK, ridden by Miss Emma O'Gorman and owned by Mr Eric Eldin
Also: KNOCK HILL, ridden by Miss Sally Webster and owned by Mr Peter Thompson
Also: LADY ABINGER, ridden by Mr T Donnelly and owned by Mrs Barbara Mersh
Also: COOLE CASTLE, ridden by Mr Nigel Mersh and owned by Mrs Barbara Mersh
Also: LAY THE TRUMP, owned and ridden by Dr Robert Dowling
Also: BOOK OF KELLS, owned and ridden by Mr Steven Astaire
Also: SWANLY, ridden by Miss Vicky Marshall and owned by Mr Steven Astaire
Also: SOVEREIGN’D IMAGE, ridden by Miss Caroline Spearing and owned by Mrs P Joynes
Also: ROCK OF HONOUR, owned and ridden by Miss C J Hawcutt
Also: LADY'S DAUGHTER, ridden by Mr Brian Boulton and owned by Mr D A Goodwin
Also: YUKON FLASH, ridden by Miss Holly Wicks and owned by Mrs Andrea Boulton
Also: BELL RINGER, owned and ridden by Mr Richard Bateman
Also: CASHLAN, owned and ridden by Mrs Maggie Bryson
Also: NETHER WALLOP, ridden by Miss Sarah Webber and owned by Mrs John Webber
Also: DEADLY VENTURE, owned and ridden by Mrs Valerie Hughes
Also: RAMBA JINGLE, ridden by Miss Rachel Judge and owned by Mr E J Judge
Also: RUMFELLA, ridden by Mr Andy O’Halloran and owned by Mr Brian Bransom
Also: ACLE, ridden by Mr David O’Halloran jnr and owned by Miss Helen Hewitt
Also: MILITARY CROWN, owned and ridden by Mrs Jeanette Carr-Evans
Also: TARA'S CHIEFTAN, ridden by Miss Gaye Harwood and owned by Mr G P Enright
Also: GLAZEPTA REWORK, owned and ridden by Mr G N Hooke
Also: TESTAROSSA, ridden by Miss Melie Roberts and owned by Mr T C F Kenward
Also: ASHLEIGH BOY, owned and ridden by Miss Debbie Linford
Also: HERNSHAW, ridden by Mr Kevin Williams and owned by Mr Brian Cross
Also: BURNTWOOD LADY, owned and ridden by Mrs Penelope Avison
Also: GENVESA, ridden by Mrs Janette Coles and owned by Mr B Power
Also: MIANGITA, ridden by Miss Teresa Swain and owned by Mr & Mrs S Barcham-Stevens
Also: ELEKTRON, ridden by Mr Edward Miller and owned by Mr & Mrs James Miller

Sunday 9th October 1988 (318th running)

Sunday 9th October 1988
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
TARA'S CHIEFTAN, owned and ridden by Mrs Marjorie Enright

Sunday 1st October 1989 (319th running)

Sunday 1st October 1989
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
1. NEWSELL'S PARK, owned and ridden by Miss Paula Choppen
Also: LAY THE TRUMP, owned and ridden by Dr Bob Dowling
Also: FLYING SILVER, ridden by Mr D G Gedge and owned by Mrs D G Gedge and Mr D J Robard
Also: BARLEEN, ridden by Mr A D Barlow and owned by Mr P A Barlow
Also: SNEAK PREVIEW, ridden by Mr Robert King and owned by Mr W Foster
Also: MADARRAY, ridden by Mrs K Scallon and owned by Mr T Morgan
Also: WING BEE, owned and ridden by Miss A Peters
Also: ANNETTE'S VENTURE, ridden by Mrs Carol Lee and owned by Mr Richard Lee
Also: BURGLAR'S WALK, ridden by Mr Andrew Gudgeon and owned by Albany Racing Lts
Also: GO MOTORPLAN, ridden by Mrs Julieanna Butterworth and owned by Mrs Susan Scargill
Also: CASHLAN, owned and ridden by Mrs Maggie Bryson
Also: HYDRO-ELECTRIC, ridden by Mr M Stiles and owned by Mr P Rawbone
Also: MERRY MEASURE, ridden by Mr N W Mersh and owned by Mrs Barbara Mersh
Also: THE PATRICK FOX, owned and ridden by Mr Sean Scallon
Also: PROCERUS, owned and ridden by Mr T Morgan
Also: BAD HABITS, owned and ridden by Mrs Marjorie Enright
Also: BOTANY BLADE, owned and ridden by Mrs Penelope Avison
Also: MAGNOLIA DANCER, ridden by Mr Dan Marshall and owned by Mr Miles Gage
Also: SONNY MAY, owned and ridden by Mr Craig Jarvis
Also: PAULENA DUALCHANCE, owned and ridden by Miss Catherine Lake
Also: WOOLMANS, owned and ridden by Mr Kenneth Beale
Also: PRIX DU NORD, ridden by Mr G N Hooke and owned by Mr K G Wingrove

Sunday 14th October 1990 (320th running)

Sunday 14th October 1990
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
PECHE D’OR, owned by Mrs H E Haynes and ridden by Miss Fiona A Haynes

Sunday 13th October 1991 (321st running)

Sunday 13th October 1991
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
1. METAL OISEAU, ridden by Mr Danny Marshall and owned by Mr Frank Ivory
Also: SHERNOAKE, owned and ridden by Mrs Nicky Watts
Also: JAMIE LOCH, owned and ridden by Mrs Belinda-Ann Thompson
Also: HIGH CLASS AGENT, owned and ridden by Mr J C Bedwell
Also: LAMBOURN RAJA, owned and ridden by Mr Kevin Turk
Also: ROMERHOF, ridden by Mr N W Mersh and owned by Mrs Barbara Mersh
Also: E ZOE MOU, ridden by Mr Peter Cornwell and owned by Mrs Jane Cornwell
Also: RAIN OR SHINE. Ridden by Mr Mike Sinstadt and owned by Mrs A J Flanders
Also: TARA'S CHIEFTAN, owned and ridden by Mrs Marjorie Enright
Also: SURPRISE ATTACK, ridden by Mr Brian McCuaig and owned by Mr Eric Eldin
Also: RODGER DELL, owned and ridden by Mr Harry Spencer
Also: PA-JO, ridden by Mr Brian Sawyer and owned by Mr Peter Needham
Also: FLYING SILVER, ridden by Mr D G Gedge and owned by Mr D J Rodbard
Also: RASHITA, owned and ridden by Miss Lisa Kippen
Also: ONE OF THE LADS, owned and ridden by Mrs Hazel Noonan
Also: GRIFF, owned and ridden by Mrs Iseabal Smith
Also: STORM GULF, ridden by Mrs Penny Stearn and owned by Mrs S Stearn
Also: FAST RUN, owned and ridden by Mr K Linwood
Also: CRYMLYN SWING, ridden by Mr R Hambleton and owned by Mrs R Goodenough
Also: CHRISTO, ridden by Mr Adrian Allan Wintle and owned by Mr G J A Wintle
Also: MUSSELL BED, owned and ridden by Mrs J V Wilkinson

Sunday 11th October 1992 (322nd running)

Sunday 11th October 1992
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
JIMSTRO, owned by Mr L Parr and ridden by Mr Guy Pewter

Sunday 10th October 1993 (323rd running)

Sunday 10th October 1993
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
ATHASSEL ABBEY, owned and ridden by Mr Nick Duke

Sunday 9th October 1994 (324th running)

Sunday 9th October 1994
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
SEA BUCK, owned and ridden by Mrs Carolyn Poland

Sunday 8th October 1995 (325th running)

Sunday 8th October 1995
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
SEA BUCK, owned by Mr Henry Candy and ridden by Miss Sophie Candy

Sunday 13th October 1996 (326th running)

Sunday 13th October 1996
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
SEA BUCK, owned by Mr Henry Candy and ridden by Miss Sophie Candy

Sunday 12th October 1997 (327th running)

Sunday 12th October 1997
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
SEA BUCK, owned by Mr Henry Candy and ridden by Miss Emma Candy

Sunday 11th October 1998 (328th running)

Sunday 11th October 1998
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
SEA BUCK, owned by Mr Henry Candy and ridden by Miss Emma Candy

Sunday 10th October 1999 (329th running)

Sunday 10th October 1999
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
GLORIOUS ENCOUNTER, owned by Mr R Stronge and ridden by Mr Matthew Stronge

Sunday 8th October 2000 (330th running)

Sunday 8th October 2000
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
GALE FORCE, owned and ridden by Mr Danny Marshall