2015 Vo Rogue Plate Field, Barriers & Odds
Vo Rogue Plate
The 2015 Vo Rogue Plate is an exciting Group 3 race for three-year-old horses that takes place in summer time usually at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse.
The 2015 Vo Rogue Plate will be held on December 26th at Gold Coast Racecourse.
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Offering $150,000 in prize money, the 1300-metre race typically attracts a high quality field of Queensland-based horses as well as the occasional southern entrant.
Run as part of Brisbane’s Summer Racing Series shortly after Boxing Day, the Vo Rogue Plate was upgraded to Group 3 in 2009 following a few years as a listed race since its inception in 2006.
Horses that take part in the Vo Rogue Plate often come into the race on the back of races such as the Group 3 George Moore Stakes or the Listed Keith Noud Quality.
The Vo Rogue Plate is held as part of a bumper Christmas season in Queensland, with the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) also taking place at the same course and Toowoomba hosting the Bernborough Plate a few days later.
Horses that excel in the Vo Rogue Plate often continue racing into January at the Magic Millions Carnival on the Gold Coast.
The Vo Rogue Plate is named after the champion Australian racehorse who won a number of the country’s most prestigious races.
A six-time Group 1 winner, the Vic Trail-trained gelding started an amazing 83 times, recording victory 26 times and placing on another 23 occasions.
Highlight wins for Vo Rogue came in the Australian Cup, the William Reid Stakes, the CF Orr Stakes and the Futurity Stakes.
The Vo Rogue Plate is held at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane which stands as one of the top thoroughbred tracks in the country.
Well known across the country as a tight-turning track, Doomben racecourse has a circumference of 1715 metres and a straight of 350 metres.
Other races held at Doomben apart from the Vo Rogue Plate are the Group 1 BTC Cup, Doomben Cup and Doomben 10,000.
Vo Rogue Plate Betting
Vo Rogue Plate betting tends to get pretty big. Since 2014, when the race was held at the Gold Coast, interest has peaked as more people have started betting on three year old events.
Because it’s restricted to three year olds, there are both advantages and disadvantages to betting on the Vo Rogue Plate. At that age, natural talent and top training skills mean a lot more than experience, and some trainers prefer to take their horses a little slower. It can be easy to spot a top pick in the Vo Rogue Plate markets, as most three year olds tend to be fairly true to form.
However, form study is still just as important if you want to make a fairly safe Vo Rogue bet. Keep an eye out for young horses which can power through 1300m without trouble and have proven themselves on multiple occasions against their peers.