Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022

Saturday October 22, 2022

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 22, 2022. 

2022 Cox Plate Results

The official 2022 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order will be available in full below once the spring feature takes place on Saturday October 22, 2022.

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

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 22, 2022
  • 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.

In the 2021 Cox Plate results, State Of Rest ($7.50) was eventually confirmed the winner denying equal favourites Anamoe and Verry Elleegant who ran second and third at $3.60 each.

2022 Cox Plate Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022 Betting Odds will be updated below as the lead-up to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship heats up this season.

The 2022 Cox Plate odds are currently led by the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki who is out to steal the WFA show this spring with rival Verry Elleegant now in France.

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.

2022 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022 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.

  • Best Bet: TBC
  • The Danger: TBC
  • Best Roughies: TBC
  • Market Favourite: TBC

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.

2022 Cox Plate Acceptance Dates

  • 2022 Cox Plate Nominations: Close on August 2, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Close on September 6, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Close on September 20, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 4, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate Final Acceptances: Close on October 18, 2022
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

2022 Cox Plate Field

The 2022 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.

2022 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022 Third Acceptances are announced in early October as the final stage of acceptances before the field is confirmed the week of the race.

The 2022 Cox Plate third acceptances are taken on Tuesday October 4, 2022. 

2022 Cox Plate Second Acceptances

The make-up of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022 Field further takes shape with the 2022 Cox Plate Second Acceptances closing in early September.

2022 Cox Plate First Acceptances

The make-up of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022 Field further takes shape with the 2022 Cox Plate First Acceptances closing in early September.

The 2022 Cox Plate First Acceptances close on September 6, 2022.  

2022 Cox Plate Nominations

The first hint at the likely Ladbrokes Cox Plate Horses for 2022 are revealed when Racing Victoria take 2022 Cox Plate Nominations in early August, the early entries often attracting in excess of 150 hopefuls.

The 2022 Cox Plate Nominations close on August 2, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AIKHAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
2 432x80314x ALEGRON G 4 James Cummings
3 0x4x68x21x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 212x31219x ANAMOE H 4 James Cummings
5 1x8x1227x ARGENTIA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
6 33x ATTRITION C 3 Mitchell Freedman
7 21x13x187x AYRTON (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
8 13x BACKROWER C 3 Michael Freedman
9 17x BANK MAUR C 3 Richard Laming
10 1x0111546x BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 5 Michael Moroney
11 BANKSTOWN (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
12 1x BAYSIDE BOY (IRE) H 4 Roger Varian
13 135x62542x BENAUD G 4 John O’Shea
14 BERARDINO C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 2x11x BLUE ARMY (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
16 x216570x5x BUCKHURST (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott
17 x9x153515x BUMP’N’RUN G 4 Gerard Betros
18 3x BUNKER HUT (NZ) C 3 Michael Freedman
19 41x BURGUNDER C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 1016x4x CACOFONIX H 4 Kris Lees
21 1x CADAZIO (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
22 32x315591x CASCADIAN (GB) G 8 James Cummings
23 CHICAGO BEAR (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
24 21x COMMUNIST G 3 Michael Freedman
25 1x CONQUEROR C 3 Chris Waller
26 1x8x33120x CONVERGE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
27 14856x COUNTTHEHEADLIGHTS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
28 2119x CUBAN LINK M 4 Greg Eurell
29 6125x4136x DAISIES M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
30 360x66546x DALASAN H 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
31 501111213x DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 5 Phillip Stokes
32 3511x7214x DARK DESTROYER (NZ) G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
33 16x2x00x9x DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
34 x42107x40x DELPHI (IRE) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman
35 134x DON DIEGO G 4 Greg Eurell
36 14x8x5x34x DRAGON LEAP G 6 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
37 610x96117x DUAIS M 5 Edward Cummings
38 x131416x1x EARLSWOOD (GB) H 5 Maddie Raymond
39 EDDERY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
40 21x EL BODEGON (IRE) H 4 James Ferguson
41 1x12183x5x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 6 Emma-Lee & David Browne
42 3123x7067x ENTENTE G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
43 11x2381x ESPIONA M 4 Chris Waller
44 x7x956643x ESTI FENY (HUN) G 8 Matthew Smith
45 111x15410x FANGIRL M 4 Chris Waller
46 4111112x FIREBURN F 3 Gary Portelli
47 1615x4430x FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 21x FOUJITA SAN C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
49 5x1121121x GENTLEMAN ROY G 6 Ben & JD Hayes
50 327x12310x GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
51 34x52x3x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
52 2x3x GROCER JACK (GER) H 6 William Haggas
53 HAWAII FIVE OH C 3 Michael Freedman
54 0x441x441x HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) G 5 Brent Stanley
55 222112x13x HE’S OUR BONNEVAL (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
56 026x71324x HINGED M 4 Chris Waller
57 312x322x HOO YA MAL (GB) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
58 x111x3418x HUETOR (FR) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
59 x2238x123x I WISH I WIN (NZ) G 4 Peter G Moody
60 12x649333x ICEBATH (NZ) M 6 Brad Widdup
61 111x ILLATION H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
62 311x55226x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
63 12x5x6160x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 7 Danny O’Brien
64 7638849x3x IRISH HOMIE (IRE) G 6 Bevan Laming
65 2516x8710x JUST FOLK G 6 Josh Julius
66 4x142x18x KALAPOUR (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees
67 9x11x KIBOU G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
68 6133x2104x KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 5 Daniel Morton
69 0970x3521x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
70 9x0480032x KOLDING (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller
71 057x61306x KUKERACHA (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
72 21131112x LA CRIQUE (NZ) M 4 Katrina Alexander
73 2x111x LADY OF HONOUR M 4 Ben & JD Hayes
74 5x5730409x LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 5 Annabel Neasham
75 31156753x LE VILLI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
76 136x LETHAL THOUGHTS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
77 1134x LET’SROLLTHEDICE C 3 Danny O’Brien
78 1x LINCOLN SQUARE G 3 Greg Eurell
79 82x529302x LUNCIES (GB) G 6 Kris Lees
80 522121x01x MAKRAM (IRE) G 6 Ben & JD Hayes
81 2x6x00x25x MAXIMAL (GB) H 5 John O’Shea
82 31x MERIDIUS C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
83 MISSED THE CUT (USA) H 4 George Boughey
84 x3214x718x MONTEFILIA M 5 David Payne
85 x12543x26x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 5 Annabel Neasham
86 1114x3441x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes
87 124x51460x MUGATOO (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
88 MURAMASA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
89 1x NATIONS PRIDE (IRE) H 4 Charlie Appleby
90 6321110x1x NICOLINI VITO G 5 Ben & JD Hayes
91 NIGHT ENDEAVOR (FR) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
92 502x64122x NONCONFORMIST G 6 Grahame Begg
93 12x OSIPENKO (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
94 45x1x23x0x PAS MALOTRU (GB) G 6 Ben & JD Hayes
95 1x1150x PINSTRIPED G 4 Enver Jusufovic
96 POINT LONSDALE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
97 17x7x2111x POINT NEPEAN (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott
98 2312x POLITICAL DEBATE C 3 Chris Waller
99 540x81280x PONDUS (GB) G 7 Michelle Payne
100 78x8101x4x PRIX DE TURN (NZ) H 4 Matthew Brown
101 121x04x PROFONDO H 4 Richard Litt
102 RAETIHI (NZ) G 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne
103 x1111x109x REAL WORLD (IRE) H 6 Saeed Bin Suroor
104 REDFERN (NZ) G 3 Aaron Laing
105 90x9x4411x REGAL POWER G 7 Danny O’Brien
106 1x3210x RISE OF THE MASSES C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
107 15x ROZNAMLA (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
108 11x319x SEJARDAN C 3 Gary Portelli
109 x44x786x0x SERPENTINE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
110 52x736x SHALATIN C 3 Joseph Pride
111 2124x SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 3 Graeme Rogerson
112 340x SHOWCOURT C 3 Chris Waller
113 343x61x28x SINAWANN (IRE) H 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman
114 1x11x3x SIR BUSKER (IRE) G 7 William Knight
115 2029x1450x SKY LAB G 5 Paul Perry
116 45x01x SKYPHIOS G 3 Rob Blacker
117 1x510x STAR OF INDIA (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham
118 x31x1x131x STATE OF REST (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
119 STONE AGE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
120 1x1x2x TASHKHAN (IRE) G 5 Brian Ellison
121 451183x02x THE AWESOME SON G 5 Julius Sandhu
122 05x THE NEGOTIATOR G 3 Cliff Brown
123 1x THINKING RAIN F 3 Gary Portelli
124 11x TIJUANA C 3 Ben & JD Hayes
125 13624x3x5x TOP RANKED (IRE) H 7 Annabel Neasham
126 30x16x316x UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
127 28x WARBY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
128 31111x112x WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
129 291x24142x YAPHET G 4 Cliff Brown
130 91214x356x YEARNING M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
131 1111114x YONCE (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
132 75232x528x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
133 131x21213x ZAAKI (GB) G 8 Annabel Neasham
134 11x ZAMBORGHINI C 3 Matt Laurie
135 6443x4147x ZEYREK (FR) G 6 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 – 2021 saluted from a double-digit barrier most recently Lys Gracieux (11 of 14 in 2019)

2022 Cox Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2022 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 State Of Rest Anamoe Verry Elleegant 2:06.9
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