Cox Plate 2017

Saturday October 28, 2017

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 $3 million in prize money and has been run since 1922 when Tangalooma 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 2016 after successfully defending her title. In 2017 Winx will attempt to join Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only other triple Cox Plate winner in history.

The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be run on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 2040m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3 million
  • First Run: 1922

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Betting & Odds

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 four other favourites have won the race including Winx (2015 & 2016).

2017 Cox Plate Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Betting Odds will be updated below as the lead-up to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship heats up this season.

All-in 2017 Cox Plate betting is dominated by the dual defending champion Winx who is already at an odds-on price as the Hall of Fame mare chases a third straight win in the classic.

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 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).

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. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

2017 Cox Plate Field

The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Final Field will be announced on Tuesday October 24, 2017 along with the Cox Plate Barrier Draw and will be published in full below as soon as released.

2017 Cox Plate Nominations

The early Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations for 2017 close at midday on Tuesday August 8, 2017 and will be released in full below so stay tuned to see the full list of potential Cox Plate horses heading towards the $3.05m feature this spring.

2017 Cox Plate First Acceptances

The First Round of Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Acceptances will be taken by midday on Tuesday September 12, 2017 narrowing down the list of Cox Plate-nominated horses chasing a start in the Moonee Valley Group 1 classic this season.

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.

2017 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 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.

Ladbrokes 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 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).

Cox Plate Form Facts

  • Winx (2016) became the first Cox Plate winner older than four to salute since 2008
  • 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 two horses have won multiple editions of the Cox Plate with So You Think (2009-10) and Winx (2015-16)
  • Two Cox Plate champions from 2011 – 2016 saluted from a double-digit barrier

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Results

The Cox Plate results are known after the classic jumps as Moonee Valley Race 8 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.

2017 Cox Plate Results

The official 2017 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order will be available in full below once the spring feature takes place on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

Cox Plate Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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