Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021

Saturday October 23, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Four-year-olds have a gun recent record winning the Cox Plate at weight-for-age

Australasia’s weight-for-age championship the Ladbrokes Cox Plate is known as “the race where legends are made” and each year attracts the best WFA horses from both Australia and overseas. Run at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit in Melbourne each spring, the 2040m classic is now worth $5 million in prize money and has been run since 1922 when Violoncello won.

Named in honour of W.S. Cox who founded the Melbourne Racing Club, the Cox Plate has been won by many turf champions over the years including racing legend Phar Lap (1930-31), New Zealand hero Rising Fast (1954) who also won that year’s Melbourne and Caulfield Cups, and triple Melbourne Cup winning mare Makybe Diva (2005).

The brilliant mare Winx was the most recent winner of the Cox Plate in October of 2018 after successfully defending her three titles, overtaking Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only four-time Cox Plate champion in history.

On the same day as Melbourne’s Cox Plate Day, Sydney hosts the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) and $2 million The Invitation (1400m) at Randwick. 

The next edition of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate runs on Saturday October 23, 2021. 

2021 Cox Plate Results

The official 2021 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order will be available in full below once the spring feature takes place on Saturday October 23, 2021.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 23, 2021
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 2040m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $5 million
  • First Run: 1922
 

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Betting

Early Cox Plate betting opens during the winter months before the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival even kicks off and features a list of all-in prices on possible runners. While there is good value on offer in these futures markets many punters prefer to wait until a few days out when the confirmed field is released.

Upsets are not uncommon in the Cox Plate and since 2000 when Sunline (11/8F) saluted for the first of her two victories only six other favourites have won the race including Winx (2015-18) and most recently the Japanese raider Lys Gracieux (2019).

Winx was the first three time defending Cox Plate winner to jump favourite in her forth attempt, which she also won for the punters making the Cox Plate history books.

2021 Cox Plate Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 Betting Odds will be updated below as the lead-up to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship heats up this season.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Tips

Cox Plate tips flood in during October every year and usually the pro punters and tipsters put three and four-year-olds on top of their selections as this age group won every Cox Plate from 2009 – 2015, the weight-for-age conditions suiting the younger horses.

Tipping a Cox Plate winner also involves looking at the lead-up form with gallopers coming off a top three run the best performed in this spring classic.

A key lead-up races into the Cox Plate is the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington earlier in the month with Winx (2017 and 2018) completing the Turnbull Stakes – Cox Plate double twice in recent history.

2021 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 betting tips will be detailed in full below the week of the race so stay tuned to see the horses to back and sack in your exotic Cox Plate selections this season.

Cox Plate Field

The Cox Plate field is released on the Tuesday before the race runs on a Saturday in late October each year as part of the two meeting Cox Plate Carnival that kicks off on the Friday night with Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Night. The race has a capacity of 14 starters plus four emergencies and is open to horses aged three years and older.

Many horses come into the race via earlier spring features including the Caulfield Stakes and Turnbull Stakes. Cox Plate nominations, which typically feature over 200 early entries, are taken in August before a number of declaration stages whittle down the line-up to the confirmed final acceptors.

Typical lead-up races into the Cox Plate field include the Group 1 Caulfield Ladbrokes Stakes, a double recently achieved by Winx (2016) and Ocean Park (2012).

An earlier lead-up into the Cox Plate field is the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) held at the same track and distance in late September on Moir Stakes Night. 

2021 Cox Plate Acceptance Dates

  • 2021 Cox Plate Nominations: Closed on August 3, 2021 – attracted 153 early entries
  • 2021 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Close on September 7, 2021 – drew 79 hopefuls
  • 2021 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Close on September 21, 2021
  • 2021 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 5, 2021
  • 2021 Cox Plate Final Acceptances: Close on October 19, 2021
Winx clear odds-on favourite in Cox Plate betting markets.

Champion mare Winx won the 2015 Cox Plate in record-breaking time and saluted for the punters again in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

2021 Cox Plate Field

The 2021 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field of weight-for-age contenders to take each other on in one of the best races on the Australian Racing calendar will be announced and published below the week of the race.

2021 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 Third Acceptances are announced in early October as the final stage of acceptances before the field is confirmed the week of the race. 

The 2021 Cox Plate third acceptances are taken on Tuesday October 5, 2021. 

2021 Cox Plate Second Acceptances

The make-up of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 Field further takes shape with the 2021 Cox Plate Second Acceptances closing in early September. 

2021 Cox Plate First Acceptances

The make-up of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 Field further takes shape with the 2021 Cox Plate First Acceptances closing in early September. 

The 2021 Cox Plate First Acceptances close on September 7, 2021.  

The Cox Plate 2021 first acceptances attracted 79 hopefuls including the talented Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki, Chris Waller’s Caulfield Cup winning mare from last spring Verry Elleegant and the defending champion Sir Dragonet

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1127×12 ALPINE EDGE C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
2 21121114x AMARELINHA (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards  
3 51x23121x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings  
4 3x66538x25 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
5 80x12113x2 ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
6 2116×2 ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
7 11x121x1 AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
8 622x229x04 AYSAR H 4 Ben & JD Hayes  
9 0x143x7x11 BEHEMOTH G 6 David Jolly  
10 x216570x5x BUCKHURST (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott  
11 x13x21223x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 John Bary  
12 14x3531x3 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
13 25x3413x54 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings  
14 2120421×40 CEPHEUS (GB) H 5 Matthew Dunn  
15 61x12454x6 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings  
16 1x621321x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
17 2x14x4x4x0 CORMORANT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
18 407x0733x0 DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas  
19 313616x2x0 DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
20 1x440x1x61 DEGRAVES (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
21 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings  
22 1x111x12 ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne  
23 151132113x EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
24 2x720872x0 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 7 Tom Dabernig  
25 388×31 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
26 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham  
27 53x752x GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller  
28 0x34x52x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
29 3314x3640x HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 7 Matthew Williams  
30 112x1327x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham  
31 12722x5x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
32 2138x HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller  
33 73x31x932x HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
34 5x512815x8 HORRIFYING (NZ) G 4 Mark & Levi Kavanagh  
35 7x78111x8x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller  
36 15x1311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
37 x1x4339x4x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
38 x68111111x INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody  
39 x1131112x5 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien  
40 111x5823x3 IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 7 Brett Scott  
41 x09x1111x9 IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken  
42 654x300x4x KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith  
43 x211x2x03x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott  
44 13124×13 KINGSHEIR (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
45 x22501x59x KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller  
46 17x6321x28 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller  
47 21119×64 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody  
48 12x51434x9 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea  
49 2214 MAC ’N’ CHEESE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
50 2412 MILITARY EXPERT C 3 Annabel Neasham  
51 29 MONEY FROM THE SKY C 3 Mark Newnham  
52 113x6345x3 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne  
53 7x32107x1x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham  
54 x41x211x0x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
55 x1211111x0 NANCHO (GER) G 7 Anthony Cummings  
56 60x10x403x NOT AN OPTION H 4 Michael Moroney  
57 32824x558x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham  
58 40x22x722x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott  
59 11x1510x0 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes  
60 117x1102x1 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards  
61 1 PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt  
62 x53312133x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
63 135x200x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller  
64 x9230x8752 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
65 236x1313x RIPPER RITA M 4 Greg Eurell  
66 815111 ROYALZEL C 3 Gary Portelli  
67 6014x300x5 SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
68 97×0604117 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
69 16x794159x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
70 21x11420x9 SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry  
71 125435x31x STATE OF REST (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien  
72 2x90736x41 SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien  
73 2114 TAUNTING C 3 Michael Hickmott  
74 03x1214x61 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker  
75 597x7211x3 TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney  
76 17x3112x2x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller  
77 5x9000x8x0 VOW AND DECLARE G 6 Danny O’Brien  
78 123x75232x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien  
79 47x6D111x1 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham  

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Cox Plate Nominations

The first hint at the likely Ladbrokes Cox Plate Horses for 2021 are revealed when Racing Victoria take 2021 Cox Plate Nominations in early August, the early entries often attracting in excess of 150 hopefuls.

The 2021 Cox Plate Nominations close on August 3, 2021. 

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 nominations attracted 153 early entries including the reigning champion Sir Dragonet and Chris Waller’s eight-time Group 1 winning mare Verry Elleegant

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2x2197x AGRIMONY (GB) H 4 Chris Waller  
2 1D110x320x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Billy Healey  
3 1127x1x ALPINE EDGE C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
4 21121114x AMARELINHA (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards  
5 51x23121x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings  
6 593x66538x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
7 180x12113x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
8 x3721x591x ARCHEDEMUS G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
9 1x ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
10 2116x ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
11 111527x AUYANTEPUI (GB) M 5 Archie Alexander  
12 22x111121x AVANTAGE M 6 Jamie Richards  
13 11x121x AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
14 x1622x229x AYSAR H 4 Ben & JD Hayes  
15 110x143x7x BEHEMOTH G 6 David Jolly  
16 1126654x BELTORO G 4 Robert Hickmott  
17 009221420x BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 8 James Cummings  
18 83217x BLUSHING TYCOON C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
19 876x00134x BRANDENBURG (NZ) G 5 John Sargent  
20 x216570x5x BUCKHURST (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott  
21 212x BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) M 4 Grahame Begg  
22 x13x21223x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 John Bary  
23 14x3531x CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
24 0825x3413x CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings  
25 062120421x CEPHEUS (GB) H 5 Matthew Dunn  
26 714x42451x CHERRY TORTONI G 4 Patrick Payne  
27 561x12454x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings  
28 1x621321x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
29 52x14x4x4x CORMORANT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
30 131283x27x CRIADERAS G 5 James Cummings  
31 x61141x39x CROSSHAVEN G 4 Ben & JD Hayes  
32 5407x0733x DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas  
33 7x DASH DASH DASH C 3 Ian Finn  
34 2313616x2x DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
35 311x440x1x DEGRAVES (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott  
36 7x1111x6x DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
37 0x0x11143x DICE ROLL (FR) G 7 Nick Ryan  
38   DOGFIGHT C 3 Ian Finn  
39 12114x8x DRAGON LEAP G 5 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott  
40 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings  
41 9x11x EAGLES CRAG (IRE) H 5 Archie Alexander  
42 2x738x EL ROCKO C 3 John McArdle  
43 1x111x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne  
44 71x1546x9x ENGLISH KING (FR) H 5 Michael Moroney  
45 61x111x EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham  
46 151132113x EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
47 41x FESTIVUS (NZ) C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
48 52x720872x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 7 Tom Dabernig  
49 388x FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
50   FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham  
51 71x GET ON THE GAS G 3 Lloyd Kennewell  
52 53x752x GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller  
53 2x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
54 x3134x132x GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller  
55   GROVE FERRY (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
56 3314x3640x HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 7 Matthew Williams  
57 112x1327x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham  
58 12722x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
59 706x HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
60 1x HOLSTEIN G 3 Matthew Dunn  
61 2138x HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller  
62 73x31x932x HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
63 35x512815x HORRIFYING (NZ) G 4 Mark Kavanagh  
64 227x78111x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller  
65 512x33542x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup  
66 22x171353x IL PARADISO (USA) G 6 Chris Waller  
67 15x1311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
68 4303x2007x IMAGING (GB) G 7 Chris Waller  
69 x1x1x4339x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
70 x68111111x INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody  
71 1x1131112x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien  
72 2111x5823x IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 7 Brett Scott  
73 4x09x1111x IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken  
74 1111x IT’S ME M 5 Brett Cavanough  
75 04654x300x KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith  
76 13x500x70x KINANE (NZ) G 5 Michael Kent  
77 x211x2x03x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott  
78 13124x KINGSHEIR (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
79 110x22501x KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller  
80 6217x6321x KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller  
81 21119x LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody  
82 112x51434x LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea  
83 1x LONE EAGLE (IRE) H 4 Martyn Meade  
84 9x LONELY ROCK C 3 Ian Finn  
85 41x811331x LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) G 5 Michael Hickmott  
86 11114x7x LOVE TAP G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman  
87 7x1101x71x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees  
88 221x MAC ’N’ CHEESE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
89 21x0x25x1x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) G 7 Joseph O’Brien  
90 04508x663x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
91 7x833126x MAURICE’S MEDAD C 3 Bjorn Baker  
92 2218x2242x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea  
93 537215280x MILFORD (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney  
94 24x MILITARY EXPERT C 3 Annabel Neasham  
95   MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
96   MONEY FROM THE SKY C 3 Mark Newnham  
97   MONEY MIND C 3 Ian Finn  
98 4113x6345x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne  
99 117x32107x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham  
100 13x41x211x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
101 1x MY OBERON (IRE) H 5 William Haggas  
102 x8017x225x MYSTIC JOURNEY M 6 Adam Trinder  
103 1x1211111x NANCHO (GER) G 7 Anthony Cummings  
104 3719x3502x NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg  
105 60x10x403x NOT AN OPTION H 4 Michael Moroney  
106 22x1x32x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham  
107 6x11x O’PRESIDENT C 3 Chris Waller  
108 6524x2x22x PESTO (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
109 2310x153x POLAND H 4 Michael Moroney  
110 40x22x722x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott  
111 11x1510x PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes  
112 2117x1102x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards  
113   PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt  
114 x53312133x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
115 x05x75810x QUICK THINKER H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman  
116 135x200x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller  
117 112x RANGI TOA (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
118 34x131114x REGARDSMAREE G 5 Nick Ryan  
119 23x9230x8x RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
120 236x1313x RIPPER RITA M 4 Greg Eurell  
121 51730x348x ROCK G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
122 81511x ROYALZEL C 3 Gary Portelli  
123 8x15x SAINT TROPEZ C 3 Lloyd Kennewell  
124 513883x28x SAN HUBERTO (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani  
125 325x32324x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker  
126 06014x300x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
127 x97x06041x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
128 11x SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
129 16x794159x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
130 321x11420x SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry  
131 5x SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) C 3 Mitchell Freedman  
132 576x88619x STANDOFF M 4 Grant & Peter Dalziel  
133 095x41690x STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller  
134 1149x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
135 122x90736x SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien  
136 8x4717x34x SURF DANCER (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
137 6x15x TAMETOMO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
138 211x TAUNTING C 3 Michael Hickmott  
139 192387x THE FRONTMAN (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman  
140 5103x1214x THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker  
141 52117x THREE KINGS C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
142 3597x7211x TOFANE (NZ) M 6 Michael Moroney  
143 21131x339x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G 9 Joseph O’Brien  
144 28x277x60x VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 8 Ben Brisbourne  
145 112x840x7x VERIMLI (FR) G 6 Robert Hickmott  
146 4117x3112x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller  
147 95x9000x8x VOW AND DECLARE G 6 Danny O’Brien  
148 x81910x20x WILD PLANET G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
149 123x75232x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien  
150 19x YULONG TURBO C 3 Chris Waller  
151 647x6D111x ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham  
152 31x ZERELLE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
153 1122x05x ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Cox Plate Form Guide

The Cox Plate form guide is a key reference for any smart punter wanting to place the winning bet on the race and features all the information you need to determine the chances of the horses in the field. The best form guides feature basic information like saddlecloth numbers, barriers and jockeys as well as more detailed statistics like lead-up form, win / place percentages and records at the track / distance.

The Caulfield Stakes – now known as the Ladbrokes Stakes – is one of the best lead-up races into the Cox Plate with the double most recently achieved by Winx (2016). The Caulfield Guineas is also a key lead-up race producing the likes of Shamus Award (2013) and So You Think (2009) in recent years, while the Turnbull Stakes has also produced two Cox Plate winners in the past decade with El Segundo (2007) and Makybe Diva (2005).

In 2017 and 2018 the champion mare continued to frank the Turnbull Stakes form winning that Group 1 race before her last two Cox Plate triumphs.

Cox Plate Form Facts

  • Winx (2016, 2017, 2018) became the first Cox Plate winner older than four to salute since 2008 taking out the race as a 5YO in 2016, 6YO in 2017 and 7YO in 2018; Winx also won the 2015 Cox Plate as a 4YO
  • No horse has finished worse than third in the lead-up to a Cox Plate win since So You Think (Caulfield Guineas 5th in 2009)
  • In the past decade three horses have won multiple editions of the Cox Plate with So You Think (2009-10) and Winx (2015-18)
  • Three Cox Plate champions from 2011 – 2020 saluted from a double-digit barrier most recently Lys Gracieux (11 of 14 in 2019)

2021 Cox Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Results

The Cox Plate results are known after the classic jumps as Moonee Valley Race 9 at the late October meeting each spring. As well as listing the complete Cox Plate finishing order the results show the trainer and jockey of each horse as well as the margin between each place, the weight they carried and their starting price in the betting markets.

Cox Plate Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2020 Sir Dragonet Armory Russian Camelot 2:08.4
2019 Lys Gracieux Castelvecchio Te Akau Shark 2:04.2
2018 Winx Benbatl Humidor 2:03.4
2017 Winx Humidor Folkswood 2:02.9
2016 Winx Hartnell Yankee Rose 2:06.35
2015 Winx Criterion Highland Reel 2:02.9
2014 Adelaide Fawkner Silent Achiever 2:03.7
2013 Shamus Award Happy Trails Fiorente 2:05.2
2012 Ocean Park All Too Hard Pierro 2:04.1
2011 Pinker Pinker Jimmy Choux Rekindled Interest 2:05.3
2010 So You Think Zipping Whobegotyou 2:07.4
2009 So You Think Manhattan Rain Zipping 2:03.9
2008 Maldivian Zipping Samantha Miss 2:06.9
2007 El Segundo Wonderful World Haradasun 2:06.3
2006 Fields Of Omagh El Segundo Pompeii Ruler 2:06.9
2005 Makybe Diva Lotteria Fields Of Omagh 2:09.3
2004 Savabeel Fields Of Omagh Starcraft 2:06.9
2003 Fields Of Omagh Defier Lonhro 2:07.6
2002 Northerly Defier Grandera 2:06.3
2001 Northerly Sunline Viscount 2:05.8
2000 Sunline Diatribe Referral 2:07.7