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 & Weights

The 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations closed on August 8, 2017 and drew 141 horses including 15 internationals nominated for the $3 million feature! Dual Cox Plate winner Winx dominated the Cox Plate 2017 nominations this spring and is also the clear favourite in our futures Cox Plate betting markets to join Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only other triple champion in history.

2017 Cox Plate First Acceptances

The First Round of Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Acceptances were taken 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 to 79.

Trainer Chris Waller has six Cox Plate 2017 First Acceptances led by the already odds-on favourite and dual defending champion Winx.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 11x8400x72 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 x665111x2x ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott
3 7x39x12x1x ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
4 52x12x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher
5 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott
6 161 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 2x48x18025 BEST SOLUTION (IRE) H 4 Saeed Bin Suroor
8 x11x330x9x BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
9 x5P31111x1 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
10 11110x2x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
11 51×12446 CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
12 21x5338x1x COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller
13 3x7213323x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
14 x113380x34 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
15 31x11111x2 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
16 3111617×42 ESHTIRAAK C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 267614246x EXTRA ZERO G 11 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 32x212235x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby
19 11302×11 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 4x24141x2x FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
22 x181x37x01 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
23 1x4011115x GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
24 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani
25 469x2125x1 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster
26 6333x6759x HAPPY HANNAH M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 670x6713x7 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake
28 2x34340x46 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 23x2822x1x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings
30 10x8747x46 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 4x31196x14 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy
32 9x42212x68 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
33 x271183x47 I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols
34 33x5126x6x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
35 1541112×13 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
36 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
37 93337311×6 JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
38 x37x525272 KASPERSKY (IRE) H 7 Jane Chapple-Hyam
39 21×4 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings
40 522x44526x LANCASTER BOMBER (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
41 1x11202x25 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
42 1x LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
43 9028x337x7 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
44 2x156495x8 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
45 111×1 MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Ciaron Maher
46 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
47 11638×3 MURAAHIB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
48 1×5 OUYANG FENG (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
49 x2114x9066 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
50 3311255×42 RED EXCITEMENT G 8 Gerald Ryan
51 x5x21x105x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
52 11x1380x00 RISQUE (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
53 48442×3151 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins
54 111x ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy
55 41231x2x21 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
56 13×14 SANADAAT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
57 31×32 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings
58 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney
59 21112x211x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith
60 4282x060x0 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
61 x12x3361x8 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees
62 114407x5x8 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott
63 x114173x54 SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
64 44x4030x22 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing
65 480x35011x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees
66 33x1106x7x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 5 James Cummings
67 46557x135x STEEL OF MADRID (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy
68 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
69 5×22446925 TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
70 4x234161x7 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
71 7x65x91 THY KINGDOM COME C 3 John P Thompson
72 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
73 09x4x22x53 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
74 124135x2x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
75 x9171x1x11 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
76 601121x5x7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
77 521 WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
78 11x1111x11 WINX M 6 Chris Waller
79 21x6D130x9 YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke

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