News About: 2012 Cox Plate

Boss rewarded with Cox Plate win on Ocean Park

Boss rewarded with Cox Plate win on Ocean Park

27 Oct, 2012

New Zealand four year old Ocean Park rewarded jockey Glen Boss’ faith with a memorable win in the Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley today.

Ocean Park (outside) wins the Group 1 Cox Plate, All Too Hard (inside) runs second. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Boss has been singing the …

Waterhouse sticks with Pierro in Cox Plate

Waterhouse sticks with Pierro in Cox Plate

26 Oct, 2012

Gai Waterhouse is sticking with three year old Pierro as the pick of her three runners in tomorrow’s Group 1 $3m Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.

Pierro is Gai Waterhouses' top pick of her runners in the Group 1 Cox Plate. Photo by: Steve Hart

The leading Sydney trainer says that Pierro can …

The Bargain Horses with Big Cox Plate Hopes

The Bargain Horses with Big Cox Plate Hopes

24 Oct, 2012

They don’t have the pedigree of the top fancies and both will start at big prices but Sincero and Happy Trails play an important role just by getting to the start line in Saturday’s $3 million Cox Plate.

Happy Trails, an $11,000 purchase, will take on the likes of million-dollar colt All Too Hard in …

All Too Hard Confirmed for Pierro Rematch in Cox Plate

All Too Hard Confirmed for Pierro Rematch in Cox Plate

23 Oct, 2012

Team Hawkes confirmed this morning Caulfield Guineas winner All Too Hard will run in Saturday’s Cox Plate which sets up a highly-anticipated rematch with Gai Waterhouse-trained star Pierro.

All Too Hard will again go head-to-head with Pierro in the Cox Plate. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Casino Prince colt underwent a final piece …

Cumani’s Cox Plate Hope Afsare Out Of Spring

Cumani’s Cox Plate Hope Afsare Out Of Spring

17 Oct, 2012

International trainer Luca Cumani’s Cox Plate hope Afsare has been ruled out of the spring with injury.

Racing Victoria confirmed via twitter this morning that the five-year-old will play no role this spring in what was his first visit to Australia.

“@lucacamani stable has advised @RVStewards that Afsare has succumbed to injury & won’t take …

Gai Tips Pierro to Bounce Back in Cox Plate

Gai Tips Pierro to Bounce Back in Cox Plate

17 Oct, 2012

Saturday’s defeat in the Caulfield Guineas may have taken some of the shine away from star colt Pierro but it hasn’t dented the confidence of trainer Gai Waterhouse about his chances in the Cox Plate.

Gai Waterhouse is confident Pierro can return to the winner's circle in the Cox Plate. Photo by: Steve Hart.

Waterhouse …

All Too Hard at his best winning the Caulfield Guineas

All Too Hard at his best winning the Caulfield Guineas

13 Oct, 2012

Three year old All Too Hard finally repaid his follower’s faith in running to his full potential to take out the Group 1 $1m BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield today.

The Team Hawkes trained All Too Hard was able to lower the colours of Gai Waterhouse’s super colt Pierro for the first time and …

Johnston and Quinton are Pierro fans

Johnston and Quinton are Pierro fans

12 Oct, 2012

Legendary jockeys Malcolm Johnston and Ron Quinton are Pierro fans and have total confidence that the unbeaten colt will have no trouble getting around the tricky Caulfield track tomorrow.

Unbeaten colt Pierro has fans in legendary jockeys Malcolm Johnston and Ron Quinton. Photo by: Steve Hart

The Gai Waterhouse trained Pierro will be sent out …

Manikato Still a Possibility for Snitzerland

Manikato Still a Possibility for Snitzerland

9 Oct, 2012

The door remains open for gun filly Snitzerland to take on the older horses in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate eve with the three-year-old among 23 initial acceptors for the $750,000 sprint.

Snitzerland is one of 23 initial acceptors for the Manikato Stakes. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Trainer Gerald …

Pierro Draws Barrier 7 For Caulfield Guineas

Pierro Draws Barrier 7 For Caulfield Guineas

9 Oct, 2012

Pierro will be forced to contest the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas from the second widest gate in the field, after drawing barrier seven for the race.

Pierro has drawn barrier 7 for the Caulfield Guineas. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Lonhro colt is currently unbeaten across his past eight race starts and has …