Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2018

Saturday October 27, 2018

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 2017 after successfully defending her two titles, joining Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only other three-time Cox Plate champion in history.

The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Cox Plate ran and was won by Winx in race record time (2:02.94).

The 2018 Cox Plate runs on Saturday October 27, 2018.

2018 Cox Plate Results

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

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 27, 2018
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 2040m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3 million
  • First Run: 1922

2018 Cox Plate Results

The official 2018 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order will be available in full below once the spring feature takes place on Saturday October 27, 2018.

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 five other favourites have won the race including Winx (2015-17). Winx was the first dual defending Cox Plate winner to jump favourite in her third attempt since Kingston Town, and like the great she too saluted for the punters.

2018 Cox Plate Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2018 Betting Odds will be updated below as the lead-up to Australasia’s weight-for-age championship heats up this season.

2017 Cox Plate betting was dominated by the dual defending champion Winx who was at an odds-on price for her third win in the race.

All-in 2018 Cox Plate odds are now out and three-time champion Winx is the early favourite to return for her fourth run in the classic.

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.

2018 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2018 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.

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

2018 Cox Plate Field

The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field 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.

Cox Plate Field Update: Updates on the great contest will be placed here as more news on the field, runners and jockeys comes to light.

2018 Cox Plate Nominations & Weights

The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations have now been taken as of 7th August and 135 runners are listed below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 111x55462x ACE HIGH H 4 David Payne
2 21x21x214x ADMIRE ROBSON (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir
3 113x16041x ALIZEE M 4 James Cummings
4 16x503768x ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 5x0x92834x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 7 Anthony Freedman
6 1186112x8x ANGELUCCI (NZ) G 5 Lloyd Kennewell
7 1x4205138x ARBEITSAM G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
8 1x ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke
9 11x3326x1x AVILIUS (GB) G 5 James Cummings
10 1x BEAT THE BANK (GB) G 5 Andrew Balding
11 321x1x BENBATL (GB) H 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
12 4480x0221x BETTYRAE RUBY M 5 Tim Hughes
13 2x11x BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Charlie Appleby
14 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
15 934100x21x BOOM TIME H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
16 1x BROROCCO (GB) G 6 Andrew Balding
17 222x1x334x CALIBRATION (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir
18 30x603717x CATCHY M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 51x12446x CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
20 60x312561x COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller
21 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
22 11x13714x D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller
23 2133230x0x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien
24 581111329x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 6 Tony McEvoy
25 54x217549x DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE) G 5 Liam Howley
26 70x400521x EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller
27 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Benjamin Smith
28 EMOTIONLESS (IRE) H 6 Charlie Appleby
29 35x135x16x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 6 Charlie Appleby
30 417801x FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 11x GEM SONG C 3 Kris Lees
32 11x GOLD MAG (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 211x GOOD ’N’ FAST C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
34 11x GRAFF C 3 Kris Lees
35 3x1111x GRUNT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price
36 HAPPILY (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
37 1262x1213x HAPPY CLAPPER G 8 Patrick Webster
38 867x28167x HARLEM (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 12343x312x HIYAAM (NZ) M 4 Mick Price
40 139x15233x HOLY SNOW H 4 Mick Price
41 412153x16x HOMESMAN (USA) G 5 Liam Howley
42 3520x4184x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir
43 HUNTING HORN (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
44 213x HUSH WRITER (JPN) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
45 HYDRANGEA (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien
46 6525x2124x INSTANT DE REVE (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
47 311x68139x JON SNOW (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
48 11x6260x1x KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
49 7x5252720x KASPERSKY (IRE) H 8 Michelle Payne
50 0x11130x2x KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings
51 331x11111x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
52 2x4452622x LANCASTER BOMBER (USA) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
53 1x LANGLEY (JPN) H 8 Darren Weir
54 LATROBE (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
55 250x74232x LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees
56 13310x LEAN MEAN MACHINE C 3 Chris Waller
57 114x39770x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 6 Archie Alexander
58 LUCIUS TIBERIUS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
59 MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
60 331x2221x MANTASTIC (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
61 22x56x430x MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller
62 1x MIG ENERGY G 3 Brent Stanley
63 12741x780x MIGHTY BOSS H 4 Mick Price
64 13323x MILSEAIN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
65 2x MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees
66 1x MORE SUNDAYS C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
67 0x4x57x15x MR GARCIA (GB) G 6 Darren Weir
68 363x27314x MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) H 6 James Cummings
69 13x MURLESS (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
70 x39x1x1x3x NEOREALISM (JPN) H 8 Noriyuki Hori
71 1x7433923x NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche
72 116412141x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
73 5108x NOT A SINGLE CENT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
74 3x OCEAN EMPEROR (NZ) H 7 Gary Hennessy
75 2x32322x OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
76 x2x115627x ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
77 83x222415x OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price
78 2x3110328x OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
79 73211x209x PAYROLL M 6 Richard Laming
80 PHARRELL (FR) H 4 Jean-Claude Rouget
81 x121122x1x PIERATA H 4 Gregory Hickman
82 1111x31x3x PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir
83 13173x5x POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
84 1x2x122x POET’S WORD (IRE) H 6 Sir Michael Stoute
85 20x242630x PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees
86 x025x2347x RADIPOLE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney
87 32x11x5x0x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir
88 53722x240x RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan
89 RHODODENDRON (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien
90 42x315117x RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 7 William Mullins
91 1x76x2115x ROMAN SON G 5 Richard Freedman
92 x14312533x ROMANCER (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
93 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
94 2720x2220x SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
95 34x110x SANTOS C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
96 x2x38x947x SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller
97 112133115x SAVVY COUP (NZ) M 4 Michael & Matthew Pitman
98 SAXON WARRIOR (JPN) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
99 3x11x SCOTT BASE (NZ) G 4 Johno Benner
100 4x31591x SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
101 057x77326x SEABURGE H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
102 611212112x SELF SENSE G 8 David Brideoake
103 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees
104 SEPTEMBER (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
105 SHAMWOW (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
106 1x076x462x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller
107 112x1295x SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
108 1x4711224x SILENT WARRIOR G 5 Stuart Gower
109 31x691420x SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
110 1303x0436x SIRCCONI G 4 Peter Morgan
111 750x55211x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir
112 11x SMART ELISSIM G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
113 11x SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
114 2249x1110x SPANISH REEF M 5 Ken Keys
115 1213x SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
116 x11432x80x SULLY (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
117 11x THE AUGUST C 3 Brent Stanley
118 111x THE AUTUMN SUN C 3 Chris Waller
119 THE PENTAGON (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
120 6925041x8x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
121 131x THINKIN’ BIG C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
123 230x25828x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
124 1x5x4x1x2x TOSEN BASIL (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
125 3x60x11x TOULOUSE G 3 David Payne
126 11116x632x TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean
127 x1611x8x1x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh
128 x111x0121x UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller
129 URBAN FOX (GB) M 5 William Haggas
130 00x437829x VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
131 1153x6830x WHEAL LEISURE M 5 Archie Alexander
132 5x213x WHITELEY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
133 11111x111x WINX M 7 Chris Waller
134 54x311113x YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
135 146122x ZOUSAIN C 3 Chris Waller

2018 Cox Plate Acceptances

  • 2018 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Close on September 11, 2018
  • 2018 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Close on September 26, 2018
  • 2018 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 9, 2018

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 and 2017) became the first Cox Plate winner older than four to salute since 2008 taking out the race as a 5YO in 2016 and 6YO in 2017
  • 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 (2015-17)
  • Two Cox Plate champions from 2011 – 2017 saluted from a double-digit barrier

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
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