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Northumberland Plate

The Northumberland Plate is a flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Newcastle over a distance of 2 miles and 19 yards (3,236 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June.

The event was established in 1833, and it was originally held at Town Moor. It was transferred to its present venue at Gosforth Park upon the track's opening in 1882. The race is popularly referred to as the "Pitmen's Derby". In its early years it afforded a rare holiday for the local mining families who gathered at the course to attend the racing.

The Northumberland Plate is now one of the richest two-mile handicaps in the world. The present sponsors, John Smith's, began supporting the event in 2003. The prize fund for the 2009 running was £180,000.

Contents

Winners since 1987

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

Odds

Time
1987 Treasure Hunter 8 7-07 Lindsey Charnock Jimmy FitzGerald 020.0020/1 3:32.69
1988 Stavordale 5 9-02 Michael Roberts Harry Thomson Jones 002.259/4 F 3:25.36
1989 Orpheus 3 7-07 Richard Fox Guy Harwood 004.004/1 JF 3:29.68
1990 Al Maheb 4 8-11 Willie Carson Alec Stewart 004.509/2 3:28.96
1991 Tamarpour 4 7-07 Ernie Johnson Martin Pipe 010.0010/1 3:26.00
1992 Witness Box 5 9-09 George Duffield John Gosden 006.006/1 3:25.48
1993 Highflying 7 7-11 Joe Fanning George M. Moore 007.007/1 3:25.10
1994 Quick Ransom 6 8-08 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 025.0025/1 3:24.86
1995 Bold Gait 4 9-10 David Harrison James Fanshawe 012.0012/1 3:27.36
1996 Celeric 4 9-04 Willie Carson David Morley 002.002/1 F 3:27.33
1997 Windsor Castle 3 8-10 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 010.0010/1 3:45.35
1998 Cyrian 4 7-13 Tim Sprake Paul Cole 012.0012/1 3:47.19
1999 Far Cry 4 8-10 Kevin Darley Martin Pipe 004.509/2 JF 3:24.32
2000 Bay of Islands 8 8-04 Kevin Darley David Morris 007.007/1 3:26.09
2001 Archduke Ferdinand 3 8-04 Francis Norton Paul Cole 012.0012/1 3:26.70
2002 Bangalore 6 9-05 Seb Sanders Amanda Perrett 008.008/1 3:29.10
2003 Unleash 4 8-11 Jamie Spencer Philip Hobbs 010.0010/1 3:31.13
2004 Mirjan 8 8-03 Paul Hanagan Len Lungo 033.0033/1 3:37.54
2005 Sergeant Cecil 6 8-08 Alan Munro Rod Millman 014.0014/1 3:29.37
2006 Toldo 4 8-02 Nelson de Souza George M. Moore 033.0033/1 3:27.48
2007 Juniper Girl 4 8-11 Luke Morris Michael Bell 005.005/1 F 3:46.01
2008 Arc Bleu 7 8-02 Adrian Nicholls Tony Martin 014.0014/1 3:37.71
2009 Som Tala 6 8-08 Tony Culhane Mick Channon 016.0016/1 3:45.10
2010 Overturn 6 8-07 Eddie Ahern Donald McCain 014.0014/1 3:28.05

Earlier winners

  • 1833 - Tomboye
  • 1834 - Fanny
  • 1835 - Satan
  • 1836 - Cyprian
  • 1837 - Wedge
  • 1838 - St Bennet
  • 1839 - St Bennet
  • 1840 - Hetman Platoff
  • 1841 - Calypso
  • 1842 - Heslington
  • 1843 - Moss Trooper
  • 1844 - The Era
  • 1845 - Inheritress
  • 1846 - Dolo
  • 1847 - Eryx
  • 1848 - Chanticleer
  • 1849 - John Cosser
  • 1850 - Elthiron
  • 1851 - Neasham
  • 1852 - Stilton
  • 1853 - Kingston
  • 1854 - Grapeshot
  • 1855 - Whitelock
  • 1856 - Zeta
  • 1857 - Underhand
  • 1858 - Underhand
  • 1859 - Underhand
  • 1860 - First Lord
  • 1861 - Joey Jones
  • 1862 - Montebello
  • 1863 - Caller Ou
  • 1864 - Caller Ou
  • 1865 - Brown Bread
  • 1866 - Rococo
  • 1867 - Fervacques
  • 1868 - Fortunio
  • 1869 - The Spy
  • 1870 - Kennington
  • 1871 - Taraban
  • 1872 - Spennithorne
  • 1873 - Falkland
  • 1874 - Lily Agnes
  • 1875 - Harriet Laws
  • 1876 - The Snail
  • 1877 - Hampton
  • 1878 - Glastonbury
  • 1879 - Clearhead
  • 1880 - Mycenae
  • 1881 - Bonnie Doon
  • 1882 - Victor Emanuel
  • 1883 - Barcaldine
  • 1884 - Lawminster
  • 1885 - Blue Grass
  • 1886 - Stone Clink
  • 1887 - Exmoor
  • 1888 - Matin Bell
  • 1889 - Drizzle
  • 1890 - Houndsditch
  • 1891 - Queen’s Birthday
  • 1892 - Newcourt
  • 1893 - Seaton Delaval
  • 1894 - Newcourt
  • 1895 - The Docker
  • 1896 - Dare Devil
  • 1897 - Bradwardine
  • 1898 - King Crow
  • 1899 - Sherburn
  • 1900 - Joe Chamberlain
  • 1901 - Reminiscence
  • 1902 - Osbech
  • 1903 - Cliftonhall
  • 1904 - Palmy Days
  • 1905 - Princess Florizel
  • 1906 - Outbreak
  • 1907 - Killigrew
  • 1908 - Old China
  • 1909 - Sir Harry
  • 1910 - Elizabetta
  • 1911 - Pillo
  • 1912 - Mynora
  • 1913 - The Tylt
  • 1914 - The Guller
  • 1915 - 18 no race
  • 1919 - Trestle
  • 1920 - Irish Lake
  • 1921 - Hunt Law
  • 1922 - Double Hackle
  • 1923 - Carpathus
  • 1924 - Jazz Band
  • 1925 - Obliterate
  • 1926 - Foxlaw
  • 1927 - Border Minstrel
  • 1928 - Primrose League
  • 1929 - Ballynahinch
  • 1930 - Showgirl
  • 1931 - Blue Vision
  • 1932 - Pommarel
  • 1933 - Leonard
  • 1934 - White Plains
  • 1935 - Doreen Jane
  • 1936 - Coup de Roi
  • 1937 - Nectar II
  • 1938 - Union Jack
  • 1939 - Oracion
  • 1940 - 45 no race
  • 1946 - Gusty
  • 1947 - Culrain
  • 1948 - Pappatea
  • 1949 - Foi Ami
  • 1950 - Light Cavalry
  • 1951 - Sycomore II
  • 1952 - Souepi
  • 1953 - Nick la Rocca
  • 1954 - Friseur 4
  • 1955 - Little Cloud
  • 1956 - Jardinière
  • 1957 - Great Rock
  • 1958 - Master of Arts
  • 1959 - Cannebiere
  • 1960 - New Brig
  • 1961 - Utrillo
  • 1962 - Bordone
  • 1963 - Horse Radish
  • 1964 - Peter Piper
  • 1965 - Cagirama
  • 1966 - Sweet Story
  • 1967 - Piaco
  • 1968 - Amateur
  • 1969 - Even Say
  • 1970 - Philoctetes
  • 1971 - Tartar Prince
  • 1972 - Scoria
  • 1973 - Tom Cribb
  • 1974 - Attivo
  • 1975 - Grey God
  • 1976 - Philominsky
  • 1977 - Tug Of War
  • 1978 - Tug Of War
  • 1979 - Totowah
  • 1980 - Mons Beau
  • 1981 - Dawn Johnny
  • 1982 - no race
  • 1983 - Weavers Pin
  • 1984 - Karadar
  • 1985 - Trade Line
  • 1986 - Sneak Preview


References


See also



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