Newmarket Town Plate 2001-2025

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.

Sunday 14th October 2001 (331st running)

Sunday 14th October 2001
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
FANDANGO DE CHASSY, owned by Mr C J Hayes and ridden by Miss Anne Marie Hayes

Sunday 13th October 2002 (332nd running)

Sunday 13th October 2002
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
CORKAN, owned by Mrs E Reed and Mr A Spargo and ridden by Mr Danny Marshall

Sunday 12th October 2003 (333rd running)

Sunday 12th October 2003
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
CORKAN, owned and ridden by Mr Danny Marshall

Sunday 10th October 2004 (334th running)

Sunday 10th October 2004
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
IT'S WALLACE, owned by the Grand Day out Partnership and ridden by Miss Sheena West

Sunday 9th October 2005 (335th running)

Sunday 9th October 2005
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
DOMENICO, owned and ridden by Mr Peter Kirkpatrick

Saturday 26th August 2006 (336th running)

Saturday 26th August 2006
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
PAPUA, owned by Mr N Quesnel and ridden by Mr Charlie Duckworth

Saturday 25th August 2007 (337th running)

Saturday 25th August 2007
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
LEASE, owned by the Conroy Syndicate and ridden by Mr Derek Jackson

Saturday 23rd August 2008 (338th running)

Saturday 23rd August 2008
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
BULBERRY HILL, owned by Mr Roy Street and ridden by Mr Craig Walker

Saturday 29th August 2009 (339th running)

Saturday 29th August 2009
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
ARTISTE’S RETURN, owned by Mrs M Stone and ridden by Miss Caroline Scott

Saturday 28th August 2010 (340th running)

Saturday 28th August 2010
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
CAPE SECRET, owned by Mrs Anne Bowles and ridden by Mr Derek Jackson

Saturday 27th August 2011 (341st running)

Saturday 27th August 2011
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
KADOUCHSKI, owned and ridden by Mr John Berry

Saturday 25th August 2012 (342nd running)

Saturday 25th August 2012
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
RAIFTEIRI, owned by the Across the Pond Partnership and ridden by Clare Twemlow

Saturday 24th August 2013 (343rd running)

Saturday 24th August 2013
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
START ME UP, owned and ridden by Mr Jason Carver

Saturday 23rd August 2014 (344th running)

Saturday 23rd August 2014
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
HANDSOME BUDDY, owned and ridden by Mr Michael Gates

Saturday 29th August 2015 (345th running)

Saturday 29th August 2015
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
START ME UP, owned and ridden by Mr Jason Carver

Thursday 7th July 2016 (346th running)

Click the link for a clip of the 346th running of the Town Plate in 2016
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10153534663761736

Thursday 7th July 2016
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
ALMAGEST, owned by Castle Farm Racing and ridden by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani

Thursday 13th July 2017 (347th running)

Click the link for a clip of the 347th running of the Town Plate in 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7aGjkoKlUo

Thursday 13th July 2017
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
BIVOUAC, owned by Tim Gredley Investments Ltd and ridden by Mr Tim Gredley

Saturday 25th August 2018 (348th running)

Saturday 25th August 2018
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
1. VENT DE FORCE ridden by Michael Mullineaux
2. FLAXEN FLARE ridden by Derek Jackson
3. AS DE PIQUE ridden by Michael Gates
4. MOORLANDS MIST ridden by Sarah Ender
12 ran

Saturday 24th August 2019 (349th running)

Saturday 24th August 2019
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
1. NOTWHATIAM ridden by Maurice McCarthy
2. DOVIL’S DATE ridden by Tim Vaughan
3. LITTLE WINDMILL ridden by Patrick Chesters
4. BALLYRATH ridden by Colin Moore
5. ROMANN ANGEL ridden by Gemma Mathers
6. ARCTIC BOY ridden by Stephen Turner
7. STAR OF NAMIBIA ridden by Mick Mullineaux
8. STRIPE OF HONOUR ridden by John Day
9. STURMWIND ridden by Marika Hutton
PU WHATSUPJACK ridden by Stephen Hillyer
UR KEEM BAY ridden by Belinda Rose

August 2020 (not staged)

The race was not staged due to the pandemic.

Saturday 28th August 2021 (350th running)

Saturday 28th August 2021
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone
1. FRIENDS DON’T ASK, ridden by Rachel Rennie and trained by Martin Smith
2. STRIPE OF HONOUR, ridden by Jon Day and trained by Anthony Day
3. DIEU VIVANT, ridden by Patrick Chesters and trained by Oliver Greenall
Also: DAYBREAK BOY, ridden by Michael Gates and trained by Oliver Greenall
Also: TSARMINA, ridden by Belinda Rose and trained by Michael Mullineaux
Also: SHESNOTNAMEDYET, ridden by Phil Lutman and trained by Michael Chapman
Also: TORQUAY, ridden and trained by Kirsty Evans
Also: LEGEND TO BE, ridden by William Hopkins and trained by Sarah Humphrey
Also: GEALACH, ridden by Derek Jackson and trained by Denise Foster
Also: BALLYRATH, ridden by Colin Moore and trained by David Loughnane

Saturday 27th August 2022 (351st running)
Saturday 27th August 2022
Town Plate for aged horses carrying 12 stone over 2 miles this year
1. GOLDENCARD, ridden by Laura Gibson-Brabazon and trained by Christian Williams
2. STRIPE OF HONOUR, ridden by Jon Day and trained by Anthony Day
3. DIEU VIVANT, ridden by Patrick Chesters and trained by Oliver Greenall
4. ROCK ON TOMMY, ridden by Thomas Williams and trained by Olly Murphy
Also: DANCING SHADOW, ridden by Dr Belinda Rose and trained by Michael Mullineaux
Also: FAYRE ENOUGH, ridden by Elizabeth Feakes and trained by Richard Rowe
Also: PICTURESQUE VIEW, ridden and trained by Kirsty Evans
Also: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, ridden by Fred Phipps and trained by Roy Brotherton
Also: FENWOLD FLYER, ridden by Kiah Adams and trained by Phil Lutman
Also: BALLYRATH, ridden by Colin Moore and trained by Guy Hanmer