Arrowfield Stud Plate

Arrowfield Stud Plate

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Date: Saturday September 28, 2024
Location: Hastings Racecourse
Prize Money: $400,000
Distance: 1600m

The Arrowfield Stud Plate (1600m) is a Group 1 thoroughbred race in New Zealand which acts as the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay Triple Crown in late September/early October.

Scheduled on the second day of the carnival, after the Tarzino Trophy and before the Livamol Classic, the Arrowfield Stud Plate is of vital importance to not only the local racing sectors, but it also gives punters a guide to which horses will travel to Australia.

As of 2022 the race was renamed to the Arrowfield Stud Plate.

The list of past champions is extensive and includes Starcraft, Seachange, Jimmy Choux and Mufhasa. Which budding champion will be next to etch its name into New Zealand racing history?

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Latest Arrowfield Stud Plate News

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2024 Arrowfield Stud Plate Final Field

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Arrowfield Stud Plate previous fields

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Callsign Mav
    John Bary
    Jonathan Riddell
    2 Silks
    Johnathan Parkes
    Allan Sharrock
    3 Silks
    He’s A Doozy
    Lisa Latta
    Kozzi Asano
    4 Silks
    Times Ticking
    Alby MacGregor
    Lisa Allpress
    5 Silks
    Stephen Nickalls
    Sam Spratt
    6 Silks
    Sharp ‘N’ Smart
    Team Rogerson
    Michael McNab
    7 Silks
    Darryn & Briar Weatherley
    Sam Weatherley
    8 Silks
    La Crique
    Simon & Katrina Alexander
    Craig Grylls
    9 Silks
    Mustang Valley
    Andrew Forsman
    Joe Doyle
    10 Silks
    Polly Grey
    Kylie Fawcett
    11 Silks
    Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson
    Opie Bosson
    12 Silks
    Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson
    Warren Kennedy
    13 Silks
    Malt Time
    Shaun & Emma Clotworthy
    Vinnie Colgan
    14 Silks
    Ken & Bev Kelso
    Ryan Elliot
    15 Silks
    Mali Ston (1E)
    Darryn & Briar Weatherley
    Troy Harris
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Tiptronic Graham Richardson & Rogan Norvall Lisa Allpress 11 59kg
    2 Vernanme Stephen Marsh Sam Weatherley 1 59kg
    3 Defibrillate Graham Richardson& Rogan Norvall Opie Bosson 13 59kg
    4 Demonetization Nigel Tiley Sam Spratt 10 59kg
    5 Spring Tide John Bary Jonathan Riddell 9 59kg
    6 Green Luck Paul Harris TBC 8 59kg
    7 Deerfield Chrissy Bambry Chris Dell 2 59kg
    8 Harlech Mike Moroney & Pam Gerard Michael McNab 5 59kg
    9 Helena Baby John Bell Darren Danis 6 59kg
    10 Masetto Stephen Marsh Ryan Elliot 14 59kg
    11 Chase Stephen Nickalls Kate Hercock 4 59kg
    12 White Noise Andrew Forsman Kelsey Hannan 7 58.5kg
    13 La Crique Simon & Katrina Alexander Craig Grylls 3 56.5kg
    14 Mustang Valley Andrew Forsman TBC 15 56.5kg
    15 Soldier Boy (1E) Gavin Sharrock Ashvin Goindasamy 12 58.5kg

2023 Arrowfield Stud Plate Replay

1stMustang Valley (+130)
2ndMalt Time (+790)
3rdCallsign Mav (+310)

Recent Arrowfield Stud Plate runnings

  • A year on from a breakthrough spring campaign that announced her arrival on the Group One stage, Mustang Valley did it again in the Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Plate (1600m) at Hastings on Saturday. The daughter of Vanbrugh began last season with a rating of 70, but a spectacular five-length romp on the opening day of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival thrust her into the spotlight. In her next three starts, she won the Group 3 Metric Mile (1600m), ran a strong-finishing second in the Arrowfield Stud Plate and romped home by five and a quarter lengths in the Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m). Mustang Valley is coming into her own again at the same time 12 months later, having resumed with an eye-catching sixth in the Group 2 Foxbridge Plate (1200m) before scoring an easy win over 1400m at New Plymouth on September 16. Deteriorating track conditions extinguished the hopes of some Arrowfield Stud Plate contenders, and even prompted the scratchings of Legarto and La Crique, but they only strengthened Mustang Valley’s claims. By the time the gates opened at just after 4pm on Saturday afternoon, she had come right into red-hot favouritism at $2.30. Ridden by Joe Doyle, Mustang Valley broke well from her midfield gate at the tricky Hastings 1600m start point. She slid forward and settled in fifth and well away from the rail. Doyle released the brakes coming down the side of the track, and by the time the field rounded the home turn, Mustang Valley had swooped around the outside and taken the lead. The 2021 winner Callsign Mav chased hard towards the inside, with 50-to-one longshot Malt Time producing a career-best performance to join in out wide. But Mustang Valley had their measure, driven to the line by Doyle and scoring by a length and a quarter from Malt Time. Callsign Mav finished another three-quarters of a length away in third.
  • It may have taken an extra seven days to come to fruition but Matamata mare La Crique got a deserved success at the highest level when she took out the Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Plate (1600m) at Matamata. The four-year-old daughter of Vadamos had been a heavily backed favourite to take the race at Hastings the previous weekend but with heavy rain forcing the abandonment of that meeting, connections had to wait an extra week before lining up in the Group One feature on their home track after it was transferred to the Matamata meeting. Trainer Katrina Alexander, who prepares the mare in conjunction with husband Simon for owners John and Jan Cassin, had exuded a quiet confidence leading into the race but even she was taken back by the demolition job her charge wreaked on her rivals. Settled beautifully in an early trailing position by regular pilot Craig Grylls, La Crique travelled beautifully before easing up on the inside of pacemaker Deerfield to assume control at the 600m mark. Grylls pushed the button on La Crique as he rounded the home bend and soon had race favourite Imperatriz ($1.80) and the pursuing pack off the bit as they attempted to chase her down. Maintaining a powerful gallop to the line, La Crique won comfortably by four lengths from Mustang Valley ($15) who ran home resolutely to shade Prise De Fer ($15) for second, with Imperatriz weakening out to finish a well beaten eighth.
  • Hometown hero Callsign Mav booked his ticket for a shot at the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley when he took out the second leg of the Hawke’s Bay triple crown on Saturday, the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings. The John Bary-trained son of Atlante had scored in the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) a fortnight ago and went into Saturday’s contest as the warm $1.80 favourite to make it two Group One wins in succession.
  • The old adage “Form is temporary but class is permanent” was well to the fore Saturday 3rd October at Hastings race course when NZ’s Glamour Mare and Queen Of the Turf, Melody Belle, put in an outstanding galloping performance to take out the Group One Windsor Park Plate for the third year in succession. After returning home from Sydney after a couple of sub par performances in the early Spring, the pre race question on everybody’s lips was “can she return to her best?” That she did, getting the better of the up and coming Avantage in a stirring duel down the Hastings straight.
  • Melody Belle cruised to her eighth Group 1 victory, equalling the record held by Mufhasa (NZ) for wins at the elite level in New Zealand. Sole ownership of that record could be hers, when she will also attempt another unprecedented feat – a clean sweep of the Hastings spring weight-for-age features. No horse has ever won the Group 1 Tarzino Trophy over 1400 metres, the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate over 1600 metres and the G1 Livamol Classic over 2040 metres in the same season.
  • Melody Belle came into the 2018 Windsor Park Plate as a well supported favourite and she didn’t let backers down in the feature. Settling just behind the speed the horse was unleashed at the top of the straight and streaked away to win comfortably in the end in front of Savvy Coup and Wyndspelle.
  • Class four-year-old Gingernuts showed its superior quality when beating a quality field at Hastings for the second leg of the triple crown. The Te Akau-raced gelding settle near the back of the field before switching to the outside in the straight and fighting to the line in front of Tarzino Trophy winner Close Up. Kawi was squeezed up late in the race, but was never a winning chance. Read report here.
  • Kawi came into the 2016 Windsor Plate as the dominating favourite and although it wasn’t an easy victory, it got the job done. The Allan Sharrock-trained six-year-old was the $1.70 favourite and had to pull out all the stops to defeat Mime by a long head. Noted wet tracker Rasa Lila handled the dry conditions with the disappointment of the race going to the Australian-performed Capella.
  • The 2015 edition of the Windsor Park Plate was abandoned at Hastings and instead run on October 24 at Trentham. Much to the disappointment of most of the connections, the race was run a month later which put pay to some spring aspirations of the well-performed runners. Julinsky Prince was the victor on the dead 6 track in Wellington which wasn’t playing like your typical hard Hastings surface. The $16.90 winner defeated a handy field, but most of the top spring chances bypassed the running. Julinsky Prince then went on to win the Zabeel Classic.
  • Pure Champion caused an upset in 2014 when winning at odds of $17.30. The O’Sullivan/Scott-trained runner was considered to be more of a staying type, but it showed a good turn-of-foot coming into the straight to upset the favourite on the line. The eight-year-old was a former Hong Kong runner and the first Asian runner to win a Hastings Triple Crown race. It defeated race favourite I Do by a half-neck and in behind them was the likes of 2017 Winter Cup winner Nashville, Sacred Star and Veyron. 2013 winner Xanadu couldn’t repeat its efforts of the previous year.
  • Xanadu was a star three-year-old, but it was able to stretch its career out a little further by taking out the Windsor Park Plate at five. The Ken and Kev Kelso-trained mare was used to running as the short priced favourite, but punters were able to secure $8.40 for the talented type. The field was one of the best in recent history which included 2012 champion Mufhasa, Nashville, Final Touch and Survived. The rain that fell at Hastings on the day caused great concern for the track safety and the meeting was abandoned following the running of the Windsor Park Plate.

Arrowfield Stud Plate past winners list

Arrowfield Stud Plate Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Mustang Valley Joe Doyle Andrew Forsman
2022 La Crique Craig Grylls Simon & Katrina Alexander
2021 Callsign Mav Jonathan Riddell John Bary
2020 Melody Belle Troy Harris Jamie Richards
2019 Melody Belle Opie Bosson Jamie Richards
2018 Melody Belle Shafiq Rusof Jamie Richards
2017 Gingernuts Opie Bosson Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
2016 Kawi Leith Innes Allan Sharrock
2015 Julinsky Prince Jonathan Parkes Fraser Auret
2014 Pure Champion Craig Grylls Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
2013 Xanadu Michael Coleman Ken & Bev Kelso
2012 Mufhasa Sam Spratt Stephen McKee
2011 Jimmy Choux Jonathan Riddell John Bary
2010 Wall Street Michael Coleman Jeff Lynds
2009 Daffodil Hayden Tinsley Kevin Gray
2008 Princess Coup Opie Bosson Mark Walker
2007 Seachange Gavin McKeon Ralph Manning
2006 Seachange Gavin McKeon Ralph Manning
2005 Miss Potential Reese Jones Bill Borrie
2004 Starcraft Glen Boss Garry Newham
2003 Irish Rover David Walker Eddie Carson
2002 Hello Dolly Andrew Calder Bill Wills
2001 Hello Dolly Hayden Tinsley Bill Wills
2000 The Message Linda Ballantyne John Ralph

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