Festival Plate 2019 Racecard
The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Festival Plate is a Grade 3 run over two miles and five furlongs on the New Course at Cheltenham with a total of 17 fences to jump. The race is a handicap race that takes place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Thursday 15 March
Distance: 20f 166y Age: 5yo + Prize: £110000 Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
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It first took place in 1951 in memory of 2nd Baron Mildmay of Flete who rode three winners at the Festival as an amateur National Hunt jockey.
There are two horses who have won the race twice – The Tsarevich (1985, 1986) and Elfast (1992, 1994).
Fred Winter is the leading jockey, having tasted victory three times – on Slender (1951 – dead heat), Sy Oui (1953) and Caesar’s Helm (1958).
There are three leading trainers. Bobby Renton – Tudor Line (1954), Caesar's Helm (1958), Siracusa (1959), Merry Court (1968). Nicky Henderson – The Tsarevich (1985, 1986), Liberthine (2005), Non So (2006). Martin Pipe – Terao (1997), Majadou (1999), Dark Stranger (2000), Blowing Wind (2002).
Festival Plate 2019 FAQs
What is the distance of the Festival Plate?
2 miles and 5 furlongs
How many fences are jumped in the Festival Plate?
What day of the festival is the Festival Plate?
What time is the Festival Plate?
What weights are carried for the Festival Plate?
This is a handicap race.
What is the purse for the Festival Plate?
Who is the leading jockey in the Festival Plate?
Since the turn of the century, Richard Johnson, Tom Scudamore and Bryan Cooper have won this race twice. The all-time leading jockey is Fred Winter who won this race three times.
Who is the leading trainer in the Festival Plate?
The leading active trainer is Nicky Henderson with four race wins, but Bobby Renton and Martin Pipe also have 4 victories in this race.
Who won the Festival Plate?
You can check out our Festival Plate results page here to see a list of previous winners.