Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023

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.

2022 Cox Plate winner Anamoe

2022 Cox Plate winner Anamoe. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 is one of the most famous Cox Plate winners in history. In October of 2018 she successfully defended her three titles, overtaking Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only four-time Cox Plate champion.

On the same day as Melbourne’s Cox Plate Day, Sydney hosts the $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m), $3 million Giga Kick Stakes (1300m) and the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) on the same date as Melbourne’s Cox Plate Day.

The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate ran on Saturday October 28, 2023 and was won by the favourite, star Hong Kong raider Romantic Warrior ($3.60F), who got his nose down on the line to beat Mr Brightside with Alligator Blood third. 

2023 Cox Plate Results

The official 2023 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order will be available in full below once the spring feature takes place on Saturday October 28, 2023.

2023 Cox Plate winner Romantic Warrior

2023 Cox Plate winner Romantic Warrior got his nose down on the line to beat the locals in a thrilling edition of the $5 million Moonee Valley showdown. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #1 Romantic Warrior
  • 2nd: #3 Mr Brightside
  • 3rd: #4 Alligator Blood

It was a Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 result for the ages with jockey James McDonald going back-to-back after his success on Anamoe last spring when narrowly getting up on the outside aboard the Danny Shum-trained Hong Kong raider Romantic Warrior ($3.60F). Denied by a nose was the Team Hayes-trained Mr Brightside, while Alligator Blood snared third after looking the winner inside the final 50m.

2023 Cox Plate Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Betting Odds will be updated below as the lead-up to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship heats up this season.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate odds are currently led by the classy William Haggas-trained UK Raider Dubai Honour who won the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double down under in Sydney during the autumn.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 28, 2023
  • Edition: 100th
  • 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 10 other favourites have won the race, boosted by the four-peat of Winx (2015-18), and most recently the Japanese raider Lys Gracieux ($2.50 2019) followed by Anamoe ($2.40 in 2022) and Hong Kong raider Romantic Warrior ($3.60 in 2023).

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.

Anamoe atoned in 2022 saluting as the $2.40 Cox Plate favourite 12 months after his close defeat the year before.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Tips2023 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.

Romantic Warrior (4th in 2023) was the last Cox Plate winner to come via a lead-up run in the Turnbull Stakes.

2023 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 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.

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To Win: #1 Romantic Warrior ($4 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Fantastic edition of the Cox Plate and we’ve got one of the more open affairs in recent years, but it is hard to go past this Hong Kong-trained favourite. The Sha Tin superstar will relish the 2040m second-up with a run down under now under his belt. His record at this distance is outstanding (7:5-1-0) and includes two Queen Elizabeth II Cup victories. Was a slashing fourth fresh in the Turnbull over the distance at Flemington making up late ground behind Gold Trip. James McDonald retains the ride and a decent barrier seven draw. Plenty to like and plenty to suggest he can salute for the punters. Easing slightly adding to his appeal. Lots of hype on the triple Group 1 winner but expect him to live up to expectations here so long as he is in for the fight.

The Danger: #4 Alligator Blood ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

He is slightly shorter than would like but this Waterhouse/Bott-trained galloper is going great guns and peaking at exactly the right time to prove he is right up to a Cox Plate. Back-to-back Group 1 victories over very good fields by impressive margins in the lead-up. Won the Underwood over 1800m then silenced the naysayers with his barnstorming performance over 2000m at Caulfield to salute in the Might And Power by two lengths. Tim Clark rode him to perfection there and retains the mount for the acid test. The Valley hasn’t been this horse’s preferred track but he has run well in his two previous starts here. Fifth only two lengths beaten at 20/1 behind Anamoe in last year’s race from wide out in gate 12 and fourth, again narrowly beaten, a length behind Mr Brightside in the autumn. Going the best he ever has, was first to draw with the ideal gate five start, likely to be up on speed, and with only a short straight to sustain a run he could just do it!

Each Way: #5 Gold Trip ($8.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

If Gold Trip wins this he’ll go down as one of the best, ever, and really live up to that huge purchase price. The Maher/Eustace import is on the same trajectory as last spring when he won the Melbourne Cup after a Caulfield Cup second and Cox Plate ninth. It takes a pretty great horse to run in three majors in as many weeks and he’s doing it again here. Third in the Caulfield Cup last week by the six-year-old stallion was excellent. Forgivable Cox Plate performance last year and drawn well mid-field 12 months on. Mark Zahra is going as good as the horse and Turnbull Stakes victory two back was exceptional at this distance. Blinkers on. Watch him late.

Best Roughie: #8 Fangirl ($8.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Does Waller win his fifth Cox Plate here? He famously prepared four-time hero Winx (2015-18) and is after more glory. Fangirl is a very nice mare. She is a multiple Group 1 winner and was outstanding in Sydney last start dominating the beaten favourite Mr Brightside by nearly three lengths in the Group 1 $5 million King Charles III Stakes (1600m). The five-year-old daughter of Sebring is yet to win over further than 1850m but her margin last time out suggests she’ll get the trip. Sydney has always been her go to. How will she be the left-handed way at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit? These are a couple of the questions she must answer in her hunt for greatness. One of the best in Zac Purton riding is another plus and she rates well. She is no Winx but she might just be a Cox Plate winner come Saturday afternoon.

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 the Moonee Valley Gold Cup race 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.

In Sydney a new early Cox Plate lead-up race is the $1 million 7 Stakes (1600m) held at Randwick in mid-September in place of the George Main Stakes.

2022 Cox Plate Acceptance Dates

2023 Cox Plate Field

Cox Plate Winner Winx

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

The 2023 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.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate final field is now out with a dozen of the world’s best weight-for-age horses engaged in an open and intriguing edition of the classic including Hong Kong champion Romantic Warrior, impressive Might And Power winner Alligator Blood, Irish raider Victoria Road, and reigning Melbourne Cup hero Gold Trip.

2023 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Third Acceptances are announced in early October as the final stage of acceptances before the field is confirmed the week of the race.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate third acceptances closed on Tuesday October 10 attracting 31 weight-for-age hopefuls including Amelia’s Jewel who is two-from-two in Melbourne this prep and Hong Kong galloper Romantic Warrior out to improve on a fourth first-up down under to Gold Trip in the Turnbull Stakes. Melbourne Cup hero Gold Trip who scored the upset in the Turnbull Stakes along with the airborne Mr Brightside from the Hayes’ stable are among the other standout Cox Plate third acceptors.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x34913x0x4 ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 16x69x00x0 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
3 51x140x421 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 1211x12x11 AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller
5 31x1111x41 ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan
6 x216x143x2 BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
7 880x43x793 DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
8 2x131x8x06 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
9 62x3227x13 FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
10 91x2570x41 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 223180×572 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 411×97 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
13 11x3131x92 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
14 2x6x372332 LIGHT INFANTRY (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
15 13011×51 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
16 3x5211x111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
17 xL3950x611 MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
18 6x6026x647 MY OBERON (IRE) G 7 Annabel Neasham
19 x534113x21 PINSTRIPED G 5 Enver Jusufovic
20 111263×640 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
21 x1122x12x4 ROMANTIC WARRIOR (IRE) G 6 Danny Shum
22 11×554 SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys
23 x1x682x143 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
24 111×11 STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker
25 x14241x631 THINK IT OVER G 8 Kerry Parker
26 114×15 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
27 2241111×73 VICTORIA ROAD (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
28 11x20x11x6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
29 26211 WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan
30 341x217x32 ZAAKI (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham
31 121735×454 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Cox Plate Second Acceptances

The make-up of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Field further takes shape with the 2023 Cox Plate Second Acceptances closing in early September.

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 second acceptances attracted 55 entries with Hong Kong’s Romantic Warrior heading the latest all-in markets followed by star WA mare Amelia’s Jewel and the form horse of the spring down under Mr Brightside going from strength-to-strength.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8x34913x0x ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2 16x69x00x0 ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
3 51x140x421 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 x1211x12x1 AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller
5 131x1111x4 ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan
6 8537Px9911 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea
7 8x27410x89 BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming
8 x216x143x2 BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
9 150×84 CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea
10 880x43x793 DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
11 52x131x8x0 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 3x3x907x00 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
13 1x847014x3 EL PATRONESS M 5 Danny O’Brien
14 62x3227x13 FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
15 x694341x88 FIREBURN M 4 Gary Portelli
16 15x4430x76 FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
17 1232821×05 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
18 291x2570x4 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 x31x111x96 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 39x22113x6 HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
21 3223180×57 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
22 142x1442x3 HOPE IN YOUR HEART M 5 Kerry Parker
23 0x6x824193 HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini
24 411×97 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
25 111x3131x9 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
26 2x6x372332 LIGHT INFANTRY (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
27 12x7931x80 LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg
28 x11421x026 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
29 13011×51 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
30 3x5211x111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
31 0xL3950x61 MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
32 16x6026x64 MY OBERON (IRE) G 7 Annabel Neasham
33 421222×018 NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne
34 x51761x573 OSIPENKO (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
35 x534113x21 PINSTRIPED G 5 Enver Jusufovic
36 2111263×64 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
37 102x100x24 PROTAGONIST (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
38 1111121×25 RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
39 1x1122x12x ROMANTIC WARRIOR (IRE) G 6 Danny Shum
40 11×554 SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys
41 020x129x24 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
42 112x2114x9 SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 4 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
43 1x1x682x14 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
44 05232x10x0 STEINEM (GB) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
45 111×11 STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker
46 x14241x631 THINK IT OVER G 8 Kerry Parker
47 151x86x801 UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 114×15 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
49 2241111×73 VICTORIA ROAD (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
50 32x8802x09 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley
51 613x31232x WEST WIND BLOWS (IRE) G 5 Simon & Ed Crisford
52 11x20x11x6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
53 26211 WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan
54 341x217x32 ZAAKI (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham
55 x121735x45 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Cox Plate First Acceptances

The make-up of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Field further takes shape with the 2023 Cox Plate First Acceptances closing in early September.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate first acceptances are now out with 100 hopefuls still in the mix led in all-in betting by Hong Kong Cup champion Romantic Warrior, the form horse of the season so far Mr Brightside for Team Hayes, and Anthony & Sam Freedman’s The Q22 winner in Brisbane over the winter Without A Fight.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 42x6495x39 AEGON (NZ) G 6 Andrew Forsman
2 12 AKICITA C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
3 x60847x725 ALASKAN GOD G 5 Daniel Morton
4 8x34913x0x ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
5 616x69x00x ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
6 1551x140x4 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
7 11x112x ALTIVO (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 1x1211x12x AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller
9 436x254x15 AMENABLE H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
10 627111x AMOKURA M 4 Kris Lees
11 1131x1111x ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan
12 820x77114x ARAPAHO (FR) G 7 Bjorn Baker
13 31×0 ASHFALL C 3 Chris Waller
14 x8537Px991 ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea
15 33x1152x52 ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman
16 18x27410x8 BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming
17 x216x143x2 BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
18 150×84 CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea
19 31115x2x3x CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien
20 4140x137x9 CHRYSAOR C 3 Chris Waller
21 118×0 CONGREGATION C 3 Chris Waller
22 900x73027x CONVERGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
23 0129 DEADLY PRESS C 3 Nick Ryan
24 6880x43x79 DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
25 52x131x8x0 DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
26 3x3x907x00 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
27 81x847014x EL PATRONESS M 5 Danny O’Brien
28 1x7x ESSKAY G 3 Danny O’Brien
29 62x3227x1x FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
30 4x694341x8 FIREBURN M 4 Gary Portelli
31 15x4430x76 FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
32 1232821x0x FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
33 1111×0 GLOBE (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
34 13x121x0x9 GOING GLOBAL (IRE) M 6 Chris Waller
35 291x2570x4 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
36 121x GOLDEN PATH (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
37 7x31x111x9 GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
38 2414x31x45 GREENLAND (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
39 139x22113x HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
40 8x26844x4x HINGED M 5 Chris Waller
41 x3223180x5 HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
42 142x1442x3 HOPE IN YOUR HEART M 5 Kerry Parker
43 10x6x82419 HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini
44 10x6330x JAPANESE EMPEROR (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
45 x921213x3L KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
46 411x9x KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
47 111x3131x9 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
48 11×2 LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
49 2x6x372332 LIGHT INFANTRY (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
50 2x51210x04 LINDERMANN H 4 Chris Waller
51 612x7931x8 LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg
52 6x11421x02 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 9281x860x8 MANZOICE H 4 Chris Waller
54 13011×5 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
55 40x5229x86 MONTEFILIA M 6 Chris Waller
56 52x5332x00 MO’UNGA (NZ) H 6 Annabel Neasham
57 13x9x0050x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
58 73x5211x11 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
59 0xL3950x6x MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
60 x16x6026x6 MY OBERON (IRE) G 7 Annabel Neasham
61 x421222x01 NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne
62 215x51232x NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
63 70x18402x0 NONCONFORMIST G 7 Grahame Begg
64 50x426256x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 8 Annabel Neasham
65 3x51761x57 OSIPENKO (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
66 2x11321x5 PAPILLON CLUB M 4 Greg Eurell
67 8x41292x11 PERICLES G 4 James Cummings
68 1211x38x87 PIER (NZ) G 4 Darryn & Briar Weatherley
69 x534113x21 PINSTRIPED G 5 Enver Jusufovic
70 312x80x52x POLITICAL DEBATE H 4 Chris Waller
71 2111263×64 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
72 1537x4298x PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
73 1223x31x22 PRINCESS GRACE (USA) M 7 Chris Waller
74 102x100x2x PROTAGONIST (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
75 611x192x8 REO M 4 Richard Laming
76 1111121x2x RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
77 1x1122x12x ROMANTIC WARRIOR (IRE) G 6 Danny Shum
78 11×55 SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys
79 9020x129x2 SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
80 1112x2114x SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 4 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
81 1x81x7830x SHEEZA BELTER M 4 Annabel Neasham
82 3211x SHINZO C 3 Chris Waller
83 177x884x6x SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
84 41x1x682x1 SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
85 05232x10x0 STEINEM (GB) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86 111×1 STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker
87 30413×0 TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller
88 22x008x814 THE SUMMIT (FR) G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
89 1x14241x63 THINK IT OVER G 8 Kerry Parker
90 0151x86x80 UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
91 114×1 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
92 2241111×73 VICTORIA ROAD (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
93 132x8802x0 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley
94 1191x520x3 WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
95 613x31232x WEST WIND BLOWS (IRE) G 5 Simon & Ed Crisford
96 311x20x11x WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
97 2621 WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan
98 341x217x3x ZAAKI (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham
99 0x121735x4 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
100 111x419x64 ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Cox Plate Nominations

The first hint at the likely Ladbrokes Cox Plate Horses for 2023 are revealed when Racing Victoria take 2023 Cox Plate Nominations in early August, the early entries often attracting in excess of 150 hopefuls.

The 2023 Cox Plate Nominations closed on Tuesday August 8, 2023.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cox Plate nominations are now out featuring 178 weight-for-age hopefuls led in all-in betting by the likes of the Danny Shum-trained Hong Kong Derby winner Romantic Warrior, Aidan O’Brien’s current four-time Group 1 winning Irish raider Paddington who has won seven of his eight starts at time of publish, and the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained The Q22 winning import Without A Fight.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3243x1337x ABERFELDIE BOY G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
2 ABOVE THE CURVE (USA) M 5 Joseph O’Brien
3 1223x2822x ADELAIDE RIVER (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
4 x6142x649x AEGON (NZ) G 6 Andrew Forsman
5 57x31115x AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 1x AGE OF KINGS (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller
7 1x AKICITA C 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
8 211x2x AL RIFFA (FR) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
9 1x60847x7x ALASKAN GOD G 5 Daniel Morton
10 8x34913x0x ALCOHOL FREE (IRE) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
11 616x69x00x ALENQUER (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
12 16x32x ALFRED MUNNINGS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
13 21551x140x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
14 11x112x ALTIVO (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 1x1211x12x AMELIA’S JEWEL M 4 Simon A Miller
16 1x436x254x AMENABLE H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 627111x AMOKURA M 4 Kris Lees
18 1131x1111x ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan
19 41x ARABICA (GER) M 6 Michelle Payne
20 820x77114x ARAPAHO (FR) G 7 Bjorn Baker
21 31x ASHFALL C 3 Chris Waller
22 4x8537Px9x ATHABASCAN (FR) G 5 John O’Shea
23 33x1152x ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman
24 218x27410x BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming
25 2652x1x00x BEAR STORY (IRE) H 6 Clinton McDonald
26 x211416x4x BERKELEY SQUARE G 4 Dan O’Sullivan
27 x13x21221x BRAYDEN STAR (GB) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
28 4x216x143x BUCKAROO (GB) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
29 1311011x0x BUSTER BASH G 6 David Harrison
30 150x CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea
31 2x CAIRO (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
32 122x21248x CAP DE JOIE (GB) M 5 Nick Ryan
33 31115x2x CARINI (FR) G 5 Danny O’Brien
34 4140x137x CHRYSAOR C 3 Chris Waller
35 122x37160x COMMUNIST G 4 Michael Freedman
36 118x CONGREGATION C 3 Chris Waller
37 11x382x CONTINUOUS (JPN) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
38 900x73027x CONVERGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
39 3x COPACABANA C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 16x2x00x9x DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
41 012x DEADLY PRESS C 3 Nick Ryan
42 2x12121x4x DEAUVILLE LEGEND (IRE) G 5 James Ferguson
43 9x2415931x DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent
44 x06880x43x DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings
45 552x131x8x DUKE DE SESSA (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 233x3x907x EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
47 81x847014x EL PATRONESS M 5 Danny O’Brien
48 4x EL PODER DEL SOL (NZ) C 3 Liam Howley
49 5x ENGELINE (IRE) M 4 Nick Ryan
50 1x ESSKAY G 3 Danny O’Brien
51 22x641127x FAME G 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
52 x5302x858x FANCY MAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
53 2562x3227x FANGIRL M 5 Chris Waller
54 351x11112x FAWKNER PARK (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham
55 54x694341x FIREBURN M 4 Gary Portelli
56 1615x4430x FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
57 611232821x FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
58 1x GALERON (IRE) H 4 Charles Hills
59 GALLANT PRINCE C 3 Clayton Douglas
60 2177224x GAN TEORAINN (IRE) M 4 Chris Waller
61 51214x380x GEAR UP (IRE) H 6 Annabel Neasham
62 1111x GLOBE (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
63 x13x121x0x GOING GLOBAL (IRE) M 6 Chris Waller
64 5291x2570x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
65 121x GOLDEN PATH (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
66 17x31x111x GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
67 GREENLAND (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
68 2x13x4321x GREGOLIMO (FR) G 6 Michael Moroney
69 139x22113x HAWAII FIVE OH H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
70 423x05420x HEZASHOCKA (NZ) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
71 358x26844x HINGED M 5 Chris Waller
72 2x3223180x HOO YA MAL (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
73 1142x1442x HOPE IN YOUR HEART M 5 Kerry Parker
74 110x6x824x HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini
75 8x0653216x HUETOR (FR) G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden
76 0x3402369x IRONCLAD (GB) G 8 Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea
77 10x6330x JAPANESE EMPEROR (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
78 3x JIMI HENDRIX (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham
79 x921213x3x KALAPOUR (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
80 411x KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
81 1311x1430x KING FRANKEL (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
82 9421111x KNIGHT’S CHOICE G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon
83 1111x3131x KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
84 11x LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
85 1x111141x LEGARTO (NZ) M 4 Ken & Bev Kelso
86 11x LIBERTAD C 3 Annabel Neasham
87 22x6x3723x LIGHT INFANTRY (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
88 9x LIMBURG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
89 292x51210x LINDERMANN H 4 Chris Waller
90 3122x11x2x LOFT (GER) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
91 6612x7931x LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg
92 1x3x11x LUXEMBOURG (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
93 236x11421x MAJOR BEEL (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
94 MAKE US PROUD (IRE) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
95 x91423x99x MAKRAM (IRE) G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
96 19281x860x MANZOICE H 4 Chris Waller
97 13011x MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
98 2x11x MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
99 4340x5229x MONTEFILIA M 6 Chris Waller
100 2852x5332x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 6 Annabel Neasham
101 13x9x0050x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
102 5473x5211x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
103 2x MR BUSTER (IRE) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
104 32312x18x MR WATERVILLE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
105 1210xL395x MUSTANG VALLEY (NZ) M 5 Andrew Forsman
106 3x16x6026x MY OBERON (IRE) G 7 Annabel Neasham
107 1131x3x MY PROSPERO (IRE) U 0 William Haggas
108 21x421222x NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne
109 3215x5123x NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
110 287x26x43x NEW ENERGY (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
111 670x18402x NONCONFORMIST G 7 Grahame Begg
112 114x11x OLENTIA M 4 Chris Waller
113 x73x51761x OSIPENKO (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
114 51x111111x PADDINGTON (GB) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
115 2x11321x PAPILLON CLUB M 4 Greg Eurell
116 x81431x02x PERFECT THOUGHT H 4 John Sargent
117 238x41292x PERICLES G 4 James Cummings
118 1211x38x PIER (NZ) G 4 Darryn & Briar Weatherley
119 60x534113x PINSTRIPED G 5 Enver Jusufovic
120 11112x0x POINT LONSDALE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
121 48x1x POISON CHALICE (NZ) G 4 Paul Preusker
122 2312x80x POLITICAL DEBATE H 4 Chris Waller
123 582111263x POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
124 1537x4298x PRIDE OF JENNI M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
125 x71223x31x PRINCESS GRACE (USA) M 7 Chris Waller
126 41102x100x PROTAGONIST (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
127 x13311111x PROWESS (NZ) M 4 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
128 43x1610x9x QUEEN AIR M 4 Lindsey Smith
129 5x7x61122x RED PHANTOM (IRE) G 5 Nick Ryan
130 411x46x70x REGAL POWER G 8 John Leek (Jnr)
131 611x192x REO M 4 Richard Laming
132 351111121x RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
133 1x1x ROMANTIC WARRIOR (IRE) G 6 Danny Shum
134 231x SALTCOATS (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
135 11x SCHEELITE C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys
136 SEKANI C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
137 09020x129x SERPENTINE (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
138 1112x2114x SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) G 4 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
139 1x81x7830x SHEEZA BELTER M 4 Annabel Neasham
140 721x36231x SHE’S EXTREME M 4 Anthony Cummings
141 x62311320x SHE’S FIT M 4 Daniel Morton
142 3211x SHINZO C 3 Chris Waller
143 232x460x4x SIBAAQ (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham
144 3534x7110x SIRILEO MISS M 6 Symon Wilde
145 5x01x0705x SKYPHIOS G 4 Daniel P Kelly
146 21177x884x SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
147 141x1x682x SOULCOMBE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
148 x34x339x3x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 8 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
149 15x42x22x SPEAK (GB) M 5 Michael Moroney
150 730942110x SPECIAL SWEY (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
151 22x SPELLMASTER (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
152 x05232x10x STEINEM (GB) M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
153 111x STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker
154 x11102330x SUIZURO G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
155 4x52x SUNSETS C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
156 130x4431x SUNSOURCE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
157 30413x TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller
158 42328x034x THE MEDITERRANEAN (IRE) G 6 Sara Ryan
159 22x008x81x THE SUMMIT (FR) G 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
160 111x14241x THINK IT OVER G 8 Kerry Parker
161 133x TOWNSEND C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
162 11x312x79x TUVALU G 6 Lindsey Smith
163 220151x86x UNCLE BRYN (GB) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
164 114x VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
165 42241111x VICTORIA ROAD (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
166 x132x8802x VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley
167 x1191x520x WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
168 1x13x WEST WIND BLOWS (IRE) G 5 Simon & Ed Crisford
169 12x55x759x WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 6 John Leek (Jnr)
170 1x111x122x WHITE MARLIN (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
171 35x745303x WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
172 311x20x11x WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
173 2x WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan
174 11x12x122x YELLOW BRICK G 4 Tony & Maddysen Sears
175 13341x217x ZAAKI (GB) G 9 Annabel Neasham
176 00x121735x ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
177 5x111x419x ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller
178 5x ZUCCHERO C 3 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 Might And Power – is one of the best lead-up races into the Cox Plate with the double most recently achieved by Winx (2016) and Anamoe (2022).

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 a number of Cox Plate winners over the years most recently Romantic Warrior (4th in 2023).

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

The 2022 Cox Plate form was franked with the winner Anamoe returning the following autumn to win the Group 1 Apollo Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double in 2023.

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. Romantic Warrior meanwhile won as a 6YO in 2023.
  • Only one horse has finished worse than third in the lead-up to a Cox Plate win since So You Think (Caulfield Guineas 5th in 2009) with Romantic Warrior (Turnbull Stakes 4th in 2023).
  • 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 – 2023 saluted from a double-digit barrier most recently Lys Gracieux (11 of 14 in 2019).

2023 Cox Plate Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Cox Plate Records

Last Mare to Win: Winx (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Last Filly to Win: Surround (1976)

Last Three-Year-Old to Win: Savabeel (2004)

Last Favourite to Win: Romantic Warrior ($3.60 in 2023)

Multiple Winners: Winx (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018); Fields Of Omagh (2003 & 2006); Northerly (2001 & 2002); Sunline (1999 & 2000); KIngston Town (1980, 1981 & 1982); Tobin Bronze (1988 & 1967); Hydrogen (1952 & 1953); Flight (1945 & 1946); Tranquil Star (1942 & 1944); Beau Vite ( 1940 & 1941); Young Idea (1936 & 1937); Phar Lap (1930 & 1931)

Winx holds the Cox Plate record over the 2040m winning in 2017 in a time of 2 minutes 2:94 seconds.

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.

Past Cox Plate Winners

Recent Cox Plate winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Romantic Warrior Mr Brightside Alligator Blood 2:03.16
2022 Anamoe I’m Thunderstruck El Bodegon 2:10.17
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