- 1981 onwards held over 1200 metres.
- 1981 – 1985 was a Listed Race
- 1986 – 1990 was a Group 3
- 1991 onwards Group 2
- 1981 - 1987 the race was known as the Great Western Plate
- 1988 - 1989 the race was known as the Carrington Blush Plate
- 1990 - 2000 the race was known as the Angus Brut Classic
- 2001 onwards the race has been called the Yallambee Classic.