Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2020

Saturday October 24, 2020

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.

The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate runs on Saturday October 24, 2020 . 

2020 Cox Plate Results

The official 2020 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order will be available in full below once the spring feature takes place on Saturday October 24, 2020 .

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

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
  • 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.

2020 Cox Plate Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2020 Betting Odds will be updated below as the lead-up to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship heats up this season.

Master Of Wine
Russian Camelot
Arcadia Queen
Magic Wand
Surprise Baby
Verry Elleegant
Regal Power

*All-in Top 10 Cox Plate 2020 odds correct as of 05/08/2020 and subject to change

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.

2020 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2020 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 including the Group 1 Caulfield Ladbrokes Stakes, a double recently achieved by Winx (2016) and Ocean Park (2012).

2020 Cox Plate Acceptance Dates

  • 2020 Cox Plate Nominations: Closed on August 4, 2020 and drew 182 hopefuls
  • 2020 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Close on September 8, 2020
  • 2020 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Close on September 22, 2020 
  • 2020 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 6, 2020
  • 2020 Cox Plate Final Acceptances: Close on October 20, 2020
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

2020 Cox Plate Field

The 2020 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.

2020 Cox Plate Nominations

The first hint at the likely Ladbrokes Cox Plate Horses for 2020 are revealed when Racing Victoria take 2020 Cox Plate Nominations in early August, the early entries often attracting in excess of 150 hopefuls.

The 2020 Cox Plate Nominations closed on August 4, 2020 featuring 182 hopefuls including:

  • 51 Group 1 winners
  • 42 Southern Hemisphere three-year-olds
  • 14 Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds
  • Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare (2019)
  • The Danny O’Brien-trained SA Derby winner Russian Camelot
  • Star Queenslander Alligator Blood
  • The inaugural two All-Star Mile champions Mystic Journey (2019) and Regal Power (2020)
  • 28 Internationally-trained raiders
Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431x ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller
2 x51123x63x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
3 444x AIN’TNODEELDUN C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 AKAKA FALLS C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
5 42x1x1311x AKTAU (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney
6 12x ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings
8 12x11D110x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 4 David Vandyke
9 1x ALMANIA (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees
10 35413x AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 00x895756x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 13111x105x ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams
13 75720x507x ARISTIA M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
14 ARMORY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
15 14x1x0x21x ASPETAR (FR) G 6 Roger Charlton
16 x287x2111x AVANTAGE M 5 Jamie Richards
17 147x54533x AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
18 41114215x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 31x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
20 x24184x24x BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly
21 3x66x11x BLAZE A TRAIL C 3 Matthew Vella
22 1x BOLLEVILLE (IRE) M 5 Joseph O’Brien
23 122x13437x BRANDENBURG (NZ) H 4 John Sargent
24 152112x BUCKHURST (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
25 x111x0x11x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney
26 83x100x80x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 5 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
27 x21342210x CAPE VICTORY (IRE) H 5 Michelle Payne
28 CARIBBEAN STUD C 3 Anthony Cummings
29 713x25319x CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings
30 6x010x040x CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees
31 4126x3124x CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
32 34x161271x CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
33 20x CLINCHED C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
34 8221111x COLETTE M 4 James Cummings
35 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees
36 x405x6161x CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
37 11012x043x CRACK ON CRACK ON (GB) G 6 Gary Moore
39 x011x1x00x DADOOZDART (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 1x3555112x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
41 41x0x0680x DANCETERIA (FR) G 6 Kris Lees
42 DEGRAVES (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
43 12x122x33x DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 5 Robert Hickmott
44 2115x3010x DR DRILL (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
45 12114x DRAGON LEAP G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
46 1205x2810x DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson
47 ENNISTYMON (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
48 x33501211x EXASPERATE G 6 Matthew Brown
49 51x EXHIBITION C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
50 FANCY BLUE (IRE) M 4 Donnacha O’Brien
51 110111x FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
52 0x8333835x FIDELIA M 5 Robbie Griffiths
53 x211x2348x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith
54 68256x411x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
55 x34x51257x FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller
56 221x FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien
57 x211x2142x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
58 037902x00x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams
59 6x21215x GAMAY M 4 Archie Alexander
60 0x06x1111x GAME KEEPER G 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
61 02752x940x GATTING G 7 Peter G Moody
62 6x21x GIOVANNA RUN F 3 Chris Waller
63 9x2502162x GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody
64 1x224x GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller
65 41x11x GOLD BRACELET (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
66 517x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
67 514x10320x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham
68 21x GUNNAMATTA C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
69 x112x3314x HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 6 Matthew Williams
70 3x1212224x HARLECH (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney
71 6380x4549x HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
72 11919x HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
73 2x1260x70x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
74 05496x085x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
75 215x HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller
76 2x20x8100x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
77 3x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
78 x72122107x INVERLOCH (IRE) G 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
79 711x43111x JAPAN (GB) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
80 243213111x JENNIFER ECCLES (NZ) M 4 Shaune Ritchie
81 6x JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
82 KAMEKO (USA) H 4 Andrew Balding
83 2x KAZUHIKO C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
84 1148x8100x KENTUCKY BREEZE G 6 Levi Kavanagh
85 370x120x0x KENYA (IRE) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman
86 2x2113x KINANE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
87 349x211x2x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien
88 315x911x KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
89 166x32050x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
90 1x KINGSHEIR (GB) H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
91 111x45778x KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
92 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Hughie Morrison
93 6x30x30x4x LE ROMAIN G 8 Kris Lees
94 0211x8x58x LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis
95 90x3212x LOOK SHARPISH (NZ) M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
96 1x LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
97 1212x3210x LOVING GABY M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
98 5x52116x LUNAR FOX C 3 Paul Preusker
99 322022401x MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 6 Aidan O’Brien
100 1122x11x1x MAGICAL (IRE) M 6 Aidan O’Brien
101 093214811x MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan
102 133x MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson
103 x45212111x MANDELA EFFECT G 6 Scott Brunton
104 12511x880x MANTASTIC (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
105 50x143354x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) G 6 Joseph O’Brien
106 x2311x114x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
107 1112x3346x MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards
108 113411x84x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien
109 x30x03643x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
110 771826249x MISS FABULASS M 5 Kris Lees
111 8822x1180x MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith
112 MOGUL (GB) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
113 14x MONTIA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
114 4123x6525x MOONLIGHT MAID M 4 Mitchell Freedman
115 x3002x902x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes
116 x11x6x834x MR SATCHMO (FR) G 6 Antoine de Watrigant
117 6x11126x1x MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees
118 1x MUNITIONS (USA) H 5 James Cummings
119 5160x1225x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees
120 11x1255x5x MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder
121 MYTHICAL (FR) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
122 1x1211111x NANCHO (GER) G 6 Anthony Cummings
123 6190x1410x NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche
124 331121x NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg
125 3x1x NORTH PACIFIC C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
126 621x07511x OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
127 2111x511x OPACITY (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea
128 ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
129 15627x2x2x ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien
130 3x PATRICK SARSFIELD (FR) G 5 Joseph O’Brien
131 PEACEFUL (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
132 2130x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
133 x1144x1x3x PLUMATIC (GB) H 7 Francis-Henri Graffard
134 11x2x PONDUS (GB) G 5 Joseph O’Brien
135 116162x PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
136 x7104x356x PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 5 David Brideoake
137 2x3111112x PRISE DE FER (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards
138 PRIVATE WEAPON C 3 Anthony Cummings
139 22x111228x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
140 56x423115x QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
141 x2161x421x REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams
142 123x82435x RELOADED H 4 Chris Waller
143 1x11123x RIODINI (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
144 8x11150x3x ROCK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
145 12x411x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien
146 1x SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller
147 32x SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes
148 x111x3103x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
149 11216x SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
150 14x1111x SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) G 5 Grant & Alana Williams
151 15x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
152 653502217x SIRCCONI G 6 Nick Ryan
153 21x0x9721x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
154 x84644116x SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
155 1x1121111x STILL A STAR M 4 Bill Ryan
156 92x STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings
157 1x61212x SUPERGIANT (NZ) G 4 Michael Costa
158 32154x122x SUPERSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
159 14132x415x SURPRISE BABY (NZ) G 6 Paul Preusker
160 2x TADASHI HAMADA G 3 Shea Eden
161 31x4124x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
162 1x211x9x TARWIN G 5 Michael Kent
163 13x075213x TAVIRUN (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
164 007713116x THE CANDY MAN G 7 Barry Baldwin
165 950x38572x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
166 1360x2223x THE VELVET KING G 5 Peter G Moody
167 x1x241448x THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker
168 TIGER MOTH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
169 64x622221x TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
170 x217x6x46x TRUE SELF (IRE) M 8 William Mullins
171 3x2411x70x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G 8 Joseph O’Brien
172 155x UNANIMOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
173 141121111x VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds
174 VATICAN CITY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
175 410x42212x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
176 1x421x395x VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien
177 22x132x23x WEEKENDER (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham
178 1x1x2111x WINDSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
179 36x YANGTZE RAPIDS C 3 Chris Waller
180 1x YARDSTICK C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
181 3x YOSEMITE (NZ) F 3 Robbie Griffiths
182 26x1122x ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 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 – 2019 saluted from a double-digit barrier most recently Lys Gracieux (11 of 14 in 2019)

2020 Cox Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2020 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
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