Famous Horse Races

Northumberland Plate

Newcastle Racecourse
A Brief History Of Northumberland Plate
The Northumberland Plate is a flat horse race which forms the centrepiece of a three-day festival at Newcastle Racecourse, usually on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June. The race is a handicap run over a distance of 2 miles 19 yards (3,236 metres) and is contested by thoroughbreds aged three-years-old and upwards.

It was first run in 1883 and was originally known as the Pitmen's Derby and is still thus described in the north-east of England. In its early years, it afforded a rare holiday for the local mining families who flocked to the course to enjoy the racing. The Northumberland Plate is one of the richest two-mile handicaps in the world.
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Winner

Juniper Girl
Toldo
Sergeant Cecil
Mirjan
Unleash
Bangalore
Archduke Ferdinand
Bay of Islands
Far Cry
Cyrian
Windsor Castle
Celeric
Bold Gait
Quick Ransom
Highflying
Witness Box
Tamarpour
Al Maheb
Orpheus
Stavordale
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Jockey

Luke Morris
Nelson De Souza
Alan Munro
Paul Hanagan
Jamie Spencer
Seb Sanders
Francis Norton
Kevin Darley
Kevin Darley
Tim Sprake
Richard Quinn
Willie Carson
David Harrison
Jason Weaver
Joe Fanning
George Duffield
E Johnson
Willie Carson
R Fox
Michael Roberts
Trainer

Michael Bell
George M. Moore
Rod Millman
Len Lungo
Philip Hobbs
Amanda Perrett
Paul Cole
David Morris
Martin Pipe
Paul Cole
Paul Cole
David Morley
James Fanshawe
Mark Johnston
George Moore
John Gosden
Martin Pipe
Alec Stewart
Guy Harwood
Tom Jones
Owner
Time

3:46.01
3:27.48
3:29.37
3:37.54
3:31.13
3:29.10
3:26.70
3:26.09
3:24.32
3:47.19
3:45.35
3:27.33
3:27.36
3:24.86
3:25.10
3:25.48
3:26.00
3:28.96
3:29.68
3:25.36