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2021 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Preview Show

Our monster Ladbrokes Cox Plate preview show is here!

Adam Hamilton is joined by prominent breeder Anthony Mithen, Victorian Race Caller Matt Hill and Cam Luke in the Ladbrokes Lab to dissect all the runners in the 2021 Cox Plate.

Don’t miss out on key insight from a range of special guests including Chris Waller, Hugh Bowman, and Moonee Valley Racing Club Track Manager Marty Synan.

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate – Australia’s Best Race

It is Australasia’s Weight-For-Age Championship.

It is Australia’s Best Race.

It is the Ladbrokes Cox Plate!

Cox Plate Track Walk

The Valley is one of the most unique racetracks in the world and is one of the reasons that the Cox Plate is such an incredible race.

Two-time Cox Plate winning jockey Greg Childs knows The Valley better than most and he walked the track, along with our own Adam Hamilton, to give an unparalleled insight into the task facing the jockeys in Saturday’s feature race!

Hammo: Head To Head With Chris Waller

Chris Waller is fresh off winning The Everest with Nature Strip and is chasing a fifth Cox Plate victory with Verry Elleegant on Saturday.

Waller joined Adam Hamilton to discuss Nature Strip, Verry Elleegant and Winx, while he disclosed a surprise revelation about the great mare’s fourth Cox Plate win!

Cox Plate Greats – Winx

It was a day at The Valley like no other! No racing fan will ever forget where they were when Winx won her fourth Cox Plate!

Cox Plate Greats – Northerly

The 2001 Cox Plate remains one of the most controversial and talked about events in Australian Racing history.

Northerly was forced to win the 2001 Cox Plate on two occasions – on the racetrack and in the stewards’ room – and there are many that still argue Sunline should have been awarded the race on protest!

Cox Plate Greats – Super Impose

The 1992 Cox Plate had it all!

A star-studded field, unbelievable drama, a thrilling finish and even an upheld protest for good measure.

It was Super Impose that survived the carnage and in the process became the first horse in the history of Australian racing to win more than $5 million in prizemoney!

Northerly – Star Of The West

Can you believe it has been 20 years since Northerly’s controversial win in the 2001 Cox Plate? We caught up with his trainer Fred Kersley to reminisce about ‘The Fighting Tiger’ and his pair of remarkable Cox Plate victories!

Cox Plate Greats – Bonecrusher

The 1986 Cox Plate was billed as a match race between Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star and it seriously delivered! We look back at the day Bonecrusher ‘raced into equine immortality’ as our countdown of Cox Plate greats continues!

This Racing Moment – Sunline In The 2000 Cox Plate

Before Winx came along, Sunline was The Queen of The Valley!

Jockey Greg Childs and trainer Stephen McKee take us back to the 2000 Cox Plate when Sunline beat some of the best horses in Australia by a combined margin of more than 100 lengths!

Cox Plate Greats – Kingston Town

This week we will be celebrating some of the Greatest Moments in the history of the Cox Plate.

We start with the great Kingston Town and his historic three Cox Plate victories!

Plenty were keen to right him off but The King always found a way to get the job done!

The Ladbrokes Lab – Caulfield Cup & The Everest Day

They found a host of winners on Caulfield Guineas Day and Adam Hamilton and Cam Luke are back in The Ladbrokes Lab to dissect the Caulfield Cup, The Everest and The Kosciuszko!

2021 Caulfield Cup Preview

The first major of the 2021 Spring Racing Carnival is here and we are set for an historic Caulfield Cup!

Is our form expert Harry White with Incentivise or is he taking on the dominant Caulfield Cup favourite?

2021 The Everest Preview

$15 million in prizemoney. The best sprinters in Australia. It’s time for The Everest!

Sydney racing guru Mark Shean has analysed every horse in The Everest and he is confident that he has found the winner!

Hammo: Head To Head With Ozzie Kheir

Ozzie Kheir has won the Ladbrokes Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup and The Everest and he has the Caulfield Cup favourite, Incentivise, this weekend!

Ozzie joined Adam Hamilton for a rare interview to discuss the rise of Incentivise, the incredible way he got into thoroughbred ownership and his host of feature race winners!

Verry Elleegant – How Good Is She?

She has won nine Group 1 races and was named Australian Horse Of The Year, but debate still rages about whether Verry Elleegant deserves champion status.

We take a close look at her record and where she stacks up historically in the latest episode of The Ladbrokes Deep Dive!

2021 Thousand Guineas Preview

We are set for a rare midweek Group 1 on Wednesday and our market suggests that there are a host of winning chances in the Thousand Guineas.

Anthony Mithen has analysed every filly in the field and he is confident he has found the winner.

This Racing Moment – Might And Power In The 1998 Cox Plate

Jimmy ‘The Pumper’ Cassidy takes us back to that famous day at The Valley when the earth started to rumble and the great Might And Power won the 1998 Cox Plate!

The Ladbrokes Lab – Caulfield Guineas & Spring Champion Stakes Day

It is the question that has divided punters all week long – how will Damien Oliver ride Anamoe in the Caulfield Guineas?

Adam Hamilton and Cam Luke answer that question and many more in the Caulfield Guineas & Spring Champion Stakes Day edition of The Ladbrokes Lab!

2021 Victoria Cup Preview

The Victoria Cup was thrown on its head after the draw and King Of Swing will start from the back row.

Can he still claim another Group 1 win?

Adam Hamilton is joined by Harness Racing Guru Michael Guerin to analyse all the key runners and come up with their Victoria Cup selections!

2021 Caulfield Guineas Preview

The market suggests that the Caulfield Guineas is a race between Anamoe and Artorius, but is that truly the case?


Form expert Harry White has analysed the entire field and he has found some serious value outside the favourites!

2021 Spring Champion Stakes Preview

The Spring Champion Stakes headlines the action at Randwick on Saturday and Sydney form expert Blake Johnston believes that we could see a genuine Ladbrokes Cox Plate contender emerge in the Group 1 event!

Hammo: Head To Head With Luke McCarthy

He might not be driving him this weekend, but Luke McCarthy knows Australia’s champion pacer King Of Swing better than most.

He joined Adam Hamilton to talk about King Of Swing’s Victoria Cup chances, the international exploits of his family and his burgeoning training and breeding operation!

Hammo: Head To Head With Craig Williams

On this week’s Hammo: Head To Head, Craig Williams joins Adam Hamilton to talk about the Ladbrokes CoxPlate favourite Zaaki, his Melbourne Cup mount Spanish Mission and his other key rides this Spring!

Barry Squair – Never Too Old

He is 80-years-old and still training horses.


He would still be riding trackwork if it wasn’t for his star mare I Love Lucy and an intervention from his wife Valerie.


This is the remarkable story of veteran trainer Barry Squair and a lifetime love affair with horses.

2021 Turnbull Stakes Preview

Verry Elleegant vs Incentivise in the Turnbull Stakes.

It’s the showdown we have all been waiting for, but who does Anthony Mithen believe is the horse to beat in the Group 1 event?

2021 Epsom Day Preview

We are set for three enormous Group 1 races at Randwick on Saturday and Sydney racing guru Mark Shean has analysed the lot!

His tips for the Flight Stakes, Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan are now available!

Hammo: Head To Head With Daniel Moor

He waited his entire career to win a Group 1 and now he has won two in six days!

The jockey of the moment Daniel Moor joined our own Adam Hamilton for this week’s edition of Hammo: Head To Head and talked us through his Moir Stakes victory on Wild Ruler, while he also revealed the origins of his nickname, Buckets!

60 Seconds With Robert Heathcote

We put Robert Heathcote under the microscope in the latest edition of our 60 Seconds With Series and it should come as no surprise that his retired sprinter Buffering features prominently!

Incentivise – Perseverance Pays

Steve Tregea made the decision to send Incentivise to Peter Moody for his Spring Racing Carnival campaign and has already been awarded with a Group 1 win.

We caught up with Incentivise’s old and new trainers to discover how the deal went down and get an update on the Caulfield Cup favourite following his Makybe Diva Stakes triumph.

2021 Underwood Stakes Preview

Zaaki might be a dominant favourite, but Cam Luke is confident that he has still found some value!

His thoughts on all five runners can be found in our 2021 Underwood Stakes Preview!

Hammo: Head To Head

In the first episode of Hammo: Head To Head, Adam Hamilton speaks with Brett Prebble about his riding renaissance in Melbourne, his legendary rivalry with Douglas Whyte in Hong Kong and much more!

2021 Moir Stakes Preview

The Moir Stakes headlines a massive night of racing @TheValley and it is an outstanding betting race!

Form expert Harry White has analysed all the leading contenders to find the horse he thinks will win a very open Group 1!

Callan Murray – Out Of Africa

South African jockey Callan Murray has had plenty of success in South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore and has now set his sights on the Adelaide jockey’s ranks.

We caught up with Murray to discover what drew him to Australian racing and what he wants to achieve during his time in South Australia!

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Preview

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is always a fascinating betting race and this year’s edition is no exception.

Racing Analyst Cam Luke has had a close look at every runner in the field and he is confident that he has found the winner!

2021 George Main Stakes Preview

Sydney racing guru Mark Shean has analysed every runner in the 2021 George Main Stakes.

Is he with Verry Elleegant or has he found a roughie to knock her off?

The Ladbrokes Deep Dive – Beware The Ides Of Spring

Are early Spring Carnival races true indicators of what is to come later in the Spring in races like the Caulfield Cup, Ladbrokes Cox Plate, and Melbourne Cup?

We analyse the recent history of the P.B. Lawrence Stakes and the Memsie Stakes in the Ladbrokes Deep Dive.

60 Seconds With David Jolly

We put Behemoth’s trainer David Jolly under the microscope in the latest edition of our 60 Seconds With Series!

There are no prizes for guessing who his favourite current horse is!

2021 Run To The Rose Preview

The majority of the best three-year-olds in the country are set to clash in The Run To The Rose.

Form expert Blake Johnston has analysed the entire field and is confident that he has found the winner.

2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Preview

The Makybe Diva Stakes will be a key form reference for the rest of the Spring and Anthony Mithen has done his best to work out the puzzle and find the winner.

Is he with Incentivise and his great mate Peter Moody?

Scott Brunton – We Are Who We Are

Scott Brunton has dominated the Tasmanian Training Ranks for over a decade and has done it in his own unique style.

We caught up with the colorful Tasmanian at his picturesque beachside property and got the backstory into his remarkable rise in the Apple Isle!

2021 Feehan Stakes Preview

A golden ticket into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate is on the line in the Feehan Stakes!

Racing analyst Cam Luke has poured over the form and believes that a racing fairytale will continue this Saturday!

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Preview

Sydney racing legend Mark Shean is back in the Ladbrokes stable!


He has analysed every single horse in the Chelmsford Stakes field and he is confident that he has found the winner!

Still A Star – Shine On

Still A Star has been a shining light for Tassie trainer Bill Ryan and his family since she made her racing debut.

Can she complete the fairytale with a Group 1 win in the Empire Rose Stakes this Spring?

What Is That? – The Preparation

How does a trainer get a yearling ready to make their racing debut?

Leading trainer Robert Heathcote takes us through the journey of buying a horse at the sales to getting them to the track!

2021 Memsie Stakes Preview

Group 1 racing returns to Victoria this Saturday with the Memsie Stakes.

Anthony Mithen has analysed every single horse in the field and has found a runner that he likes at juicy odds!

Tofane – Resurrection

Tofane is already a three-time Group 1 winner, but owner Rupert Legh believes that this will be the campaign she stamps herself as one of the all-time great mares.

Can she win the Memsie Stakes on her way to the Cox Plate?

2021 Winx Stakes Preview

Group 1 racing is back!

Form expert Harry White has analysed every horse in the Winx Stakes field and he is confident that he has found the winner!

Alligator Blood – Never Give Up

Races like the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and the Ladbrokes Cox Plate are on the agenda for Alligator Blood this Spring.

Can he deliver young trainer Billy Healey a fairytale Group 1 victory?

60 Seconds With Mitch Beer

You asked for more Mitch Beer and we have delivered!

We put Beer under the microscope in the latest edition of our 60 Seconds With Series!

Big Bad Behemoth

He is big.

He is bad.

He is fast.

He is Behemoth.

We caught up with trainer David Jolly ahead of Behemoth’s return to the races in the Spring Stakes for his insight into his once in a lifetime horse!

The Story Of The Darwin Cup

The Darwin Cup Carnival should be on every racing’s fans Bucket List!


We went behind the scenes at this year’s event to find out why it is one of the most popular Carnivals on the Australian Racing Calendar!

Rothfire – Climb To Everest

He was the talk of the racing world after his barrier trial win on Tuesday and Rothfire looks back to his very best!

We caught up with trainer Robert Heathcote for an incredible insight into Rothfire’s recovery from injury and his 2021 Spring Racing Carnival target – The Everest!

Mitch Beer – The Show

There is no doubt that Mitch Beer is one of a kind!

We caught up with Mitch to discuss his burgeoning career as a TikToker and his unique approach to running a racing stable.

Is there a funnier person in racing?

Group 1 Year In Review – Part 3

Peter Moody, Glen Boss and Anthony Mithen name their Horse Of The Year, Trainer Of The Year and Jockey Of The Year as well as their horses to follow in the Spring in the final part of our Group 1 Year In Review series!

Group 1 Year In Review – Part 2

Champion trainer Peter Moody, leading hoop Glen Boss and prominent breeder Anthony Mithen look back at the Caulfield Cup, The Everest, Ladbrokes Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper in part two of our Group 1 Year In Review!

The Rising Sun Preview

The inaugural edition of The Rising Sun will take place at Albion Park on Saturday night and betting suggests that it is a race in two between Australian champion Expensive Ego and Kiwi superstar Krug.

We caught up with Krug’s trainer Cran Dalgety and he is confident Krug will give his rivals something to catch!

2021 Brisbane Cup Preview

The Brisbane Cup is one of the biggest events on the Greyhound Racing calendar and local trainer Tony Brett has two runners in the Group 1 race.

We caught up with Brett for the inside word on his two chances, Wynburn Sheean and Equalizer, as well as who he thinks is the dog to beat in the feature race.

Group 1 Year In Review – Part 1

Champion trainer Peter Moody, leading hoop Glen Boss and prominent breeder Anthony Mithen break down all the big stories that have captivated racing fans over the past 12 months in the first part of our Group 1 Year In Review series!

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Preview

Who will win the final Group 1 of the racing season?

Leading Queensland Trainer Toby Edmonds has analysed all the key runners in the Tatt’s Tiara and is confident that he has found the winner!

Jim Byrne – Dedication

What does it take to be a leading jockey for over 30 years?

We caught up with veteran hoop Jim Byrne to find out about the incredible sacrifices that have enabled him to remain one of Brisbane’s leading jockeys for so long!

Glen Boss – The Chosen One

In a raw, honest and emotional interview, jockey Glen Boss talks us through his incredible rise from an apprentice jockey in Gympie to becoming a three-time Melbourne Cup winner.

Bossy opens up about his mental health battles, his retirement plans and who he believes will go down as the best jockey of all-time.

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Mr Quickie – Fast Talk

There are few horses in Australian racing with a more charismatic ownership group than Mr Quickie!

We caught up with Peter Moody, Anthony Mithen and Wylie Dalziel ahead of Mr Quickie’s tilt at the Stradbroke Handicap.

The Harrovian – Going For Broke

Cult hero The Harrovian will have the full support of the Eagle Farm crowd on Saturday!

Can Queensland’s most popular horse score a maiden Group 1 win in the Stradbroke Handicap?

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Preview

There are few people that know more about Eagle Farm or the Stradbroke Handicap than legendary Queensland trainer Barry Baldwin.

He has run his eye over all the key chances in this Saturday’s race and he is confident that he has found the winner!

Media Award – High Flyer

Australasian Oaks winner Media Award is chasing a second Group 1 win in the Queensland Oaks this Saturday.

We caught up with trainer Chris Calthorpe to discuss the $5000 filly that has already won over $300,000 in prizemoney!

Ayrton – The Fast Lane

Is Ayrton the most exciting horse in Australia?

We caught up with trainer Mick Price and managing owner Leigh Saville for the inside word on this potential superstar ahead of the Fred Best Classic.

Criminal Defence – The Breakout

There won’t be a dry eye at Eagle Farm if Criminal Defence wins the Queensland Derby!

We met the father-son training operation of Hulbert Racing ahead of the biggest moment of their training careers.

Melody Belle – The Final Song

Star Kiwi mare Melody Belle has the chance to conclude her career with a fairytale win in the Doomben Cup on Saturday.

We caught up with trainer Jamie Richards and jockey Opie Bosson ahead of what is set to be an emotional final race start for connections and fans!

The Return Of Gytrash

Gytrash will make his return to the races in The Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday and we caught up with trainer Gordon Richards to take a close look at his life-changing sprinter!