Cox Plate

  • Date: Saturday October 25, 2014
  • Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • Race Distance: 2,040m
  • Conditions: 3yo & up weight-for-age
  • Prize Money: $3 million

2014 Cox Plate News

Moody to stick with Chad Schofield after suspension

Moody to stick with Chad Schofield after suspension

Leading Melbourne trainer Peter Moody will stick with jockey Chad Schofield when he returns from another lengthy suspension in mid October.

Schofield was suspended for thirty-two meetings after the stewards charged him with improper riding on the Moody trained Saguaro in the W&P Truck Sales BenchMark 78 Handicap at Mornington Wednesday.

But Moody put it in…

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The 2014 W.S. Cox Plate is a Group 1 thoroughbred race held at Moonee Valley racecourse in October of each year. Raced over a distance of 2040 metres, the Cox Plate is worth over $3 million in prize money, making it the equal fourth richest horse race in Australia, surpassed by the Melbourne Cup ($6 million), the Queen Elizabeth Stakes ($4 million) and the Golden Slipper ($3.5 million). The Cox Plate is a weight-for-age race and is the highlight of the Mooney Valley Carnival in Melbourne.

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The Cox Plate was named after William Samuel Cox, who founded the Moonee Valley racecourse. The race is positioned in between two of Australia’s other biggest race meets, the $3 million Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup. The winner of the Cox Plate gains automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup that year, without being subjected to the balloting system.

Known as ‘the greatest two minutes in sport’ by many horse racing enthusiasts, it is rated by many as the truest test of a horses racing ability in Australia. The Cox plate was named in 1999 as part of the global ‘grand prix’ of horse racing in the ‘Emirates World Series Racing Championship’. It is the only race from the southern hemisphere to make this list.

The Cox Plate had become one of the most sought after titles in horse racing, receiving almost 200 nominations each year.

The cox plate was first run in 1922 when it was won by Tangalooma. Many infamous horses have won the Cox plate twice throughout its history, including Phar Lap, Sunline and Northerly. Kingston Town won the Cox Plate three years in a row in 1980, 1981 and 1982. However, only Rising Fast in 1954 was ever able to win the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup in the same year. Other notable winners were Makybe Diva in 2005 and So You Think in 2010. Phar Lap holds the record for shortest favourite at $1.07 in 1931.

Cox Plate Field

The Cox Plate field is always made up of the very best contingent of horses found in Australia and often a few from oversees as well. It is the strongest all round group of horses in the strongest all round race on the Australian racing calendar. The Cox Plate runs with a final field of 14 horses with 4 emergencies also on standby should anything go wrong.

Given that it is the premier weight for age race in Australia there is certainly no room for pretenders with each horse given an equal opportunity. The tight turning Moonee Valley circuit makes the start crucial as getting caught at the back could spell disaster even over a 2040m journey. If you were to pick only one race to watch all year then for many the Cox Plate would be it as you’re guaranteed to see the very best thoroughbred talent Australia has to offer.

2014 Cox Plate Field

All trainers must have their nominations for the 2014 Cox Plate field registered by Monday October 20th. Late nominations will be accepted until 10am the following day. The final 2014 Cox Plate field will be released around midday on Wednesday the 22nd of October. A maximum of fourteen horses will be allowed into the 2014 Cox Plate field, along with four emergencies. On the 25th of October, the 2014 Cox Plate field races off.

2014 Cox Plate First Acceptances

The 2014 Cox Plate first acceptances were made public on September 9th, quite a few weeks out from the event itself. There are 110 horses remaining after 2014 Cox Plate first declarations. With so many fantastic horses still in the mix, we’re bound to lose a few favourites throughout the remaining acceptance stages. Notable inclusions in the 2014 Cox Plate first declarations include Modoc, Sacred Falls and Toydini. The 2014 Cox Plate first acceptances are provided below.

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ADELAIDE (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
2 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher -
3 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse -
4 ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke -
5 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke -
6 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney -
7 AS NEEDED Anthony Cummings -
8 ATLANTE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
9 AVA’S DELIGHT Darren Weir -
10 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens -
11 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan -
12 BOBAN Chris Waller -
13 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse -
14 BULL POINT Chris Waller -
15 CALVIN WILLIAMS (FR) Markus Nigge -
16 CAUTHEN (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young -
17 CHABELLE (NZ) Robbie Laing -
18 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh -
19 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon & Troy Corstens -
20 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea -
21 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price -
22 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig -
23 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne -
24 DAN EXCEL (IRE) John Moore -
25 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners -
26 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell -
27 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody -
28 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott -
29 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing -
30 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
31 FALAMONTE (NZ) Robbie Laing -
32 FARRAAJ (IRE) Roger Varian -
33 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott -
34 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller -
35 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott -
36 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden -
37 GET THE NOD Lloyd Kennewell -
38 GHIBELLINES John O’Shea -
39 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas -
40 GOULDIAN John O’Shea -
41 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse -
42 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott -
43 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens -
44 GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) Marco Botti -
45 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings -
46 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara -
47 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller -
48 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller -
49 HOOKED John P Thompson -
50 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller -
51 JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) Charles Hills -
52 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent -
53 KUMAON John O’Shea -
54 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
55 LASER HAWK Joseph Pride -
56 LATE CHARGE Wendy Kelly -
57 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy -
58 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
59 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse -
60 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse -
61 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody -
62 LIGHT UP MANHATTAN Ciaron Maher -
63 LONGMA Gai Waterhouse -
64 LOOKS LIKE THE CAT Tony Gollan -
65 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees -
66 LUCKY TOM Harold Norman -
67 MAGICIAN (IRE) Aidan O’Brien -
68 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott -
69 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney -
70 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
71 MOBACO (FR) Darren Weir -
72 MODOC Paul Perry -
73 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price -
74 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller -
75 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
76 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Stuart Kittow -
77 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir -
78 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay -
79 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir -
80 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney -
81 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan -
82 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller -
83 RYKER Gai Waterhouse -
84 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller -
85 SCRATCH ME LUCKY Paul Perry -
86 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington -
87 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding -
88 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James -
89 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees -
90 SMOKING SUN (USA) Pascal Bary -
91 SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra -
92 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott -
93 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig -
94 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison -
95 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig -
96 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh -
97 SWEET AS BRO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens -
98 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea -
99 THE CLEANER Mick Burles -
100 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott -
101 TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
102 TRADE STORM (GB) David Simcock -
103 TRADING LEATHER (IRE) Jim Bolger -
104 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse -
105 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE) Michael Moroney -
106 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse -
107 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS Gerald Ryan -
108 ZEBULON (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison -
109 ZEPHYRON (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes -
110 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig -

2014 Cox Plate Nominations

The 2014 Cox Plate nominations were released on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. 2014 Cox Plate nominations include a number of talented horses from several renowned stables. Some of the more notable inclusions in the 2014 Cox Plate nominations include Almalad, Boban, Commanding Jewel, Dear Demi, Green Moon and many more.

2014 Cox Plate nominations are listed below.

- Horse Trainer
1 ADELAIDE (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
2 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher
3 ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse
4 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott
5 ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke
6 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings
7 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke
8 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney
9 AS NEEDED Anthony Cummings
10 ATLANTE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 AU REVOIR (IRE) Andre Fabre
12 AVA’S DELIGHT Darren Weir
13 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens
14 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan
15 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16 BAYRIR (FR) Marco Botti
17 BELUGA CAVIAR David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
18 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings
19 BETTER LAND Peter G Moody
20 BIG CAROLINE Simon Foster
21 BOBAN Chris Waller
22 BOLD CIRCLE David Payne
23 BONDEIGER Danny O’Brien
24 BONFIRE (GB) Gai Waterhouse
25 BOOMWAA Robbie Laing
26 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody
27 BRAZEN BEAU Chris Waller
28 BRENDAN BRACKAN (IRE) Ger Lyons
29 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody
30 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys
31 BULL POINT Chris Waller
32 CAILIN MISS Mick Price
33 CALVIN WILLIAMS (FR) Markus Nigge
34 CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Gai Waterhouse
35 CASTELO Clinton McDonald
36 CAUTHEN (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
37 CHABELLE (NZ) Robbie Laing
38 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh
39 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon & Troy Corstens
40 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea
41 CORAM Leon & Troy Corstens
42 CORNROW Mick Price
43 COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse
44 COSTUME (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
45 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price
46 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
47 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne
48 DAN EXCEL (IRE) John Moore
49 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners
50 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell
51 DENONINATOR John Symons & Sheila Laxon
52 DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse
53 DIAMONDSINTHENIGHT David Pfieffer
54 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody
55 DIVA DEE Anthony Cummings
56 DIVAN (NZ) Robert Hickmott
57 DON DOREMO (NZ) Robbie Laing
58 DUKE OF BRUNSWICK Mick Price
59 ECHO PRINCE Gai Waterhouse
60 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
61 EQDAAM Mick Price
62 EVANGELIST (GB) Tony McEvoy
63 FACTION Robbie Griffiths
64 FALAMONTE (NZ) Robbie Laing
65 FARRAAJ (IRE) Roger Varian
66 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott
67 FLASH OF HEART Greg Eurell
68 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller
69 FORGOTTEN HERO (IRE) Charles Hills
70 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott
71 FRANCOME (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
72 GABRIAL (IRE) Richard Fahey
73 GAILO CHOP (FR) Antoine de Watrigant
74 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
75 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden
76 GET THE NOD Lloyd Kennewell
77 GHIBELLINES John O’Shea
78 GLORIOUS PROTECTOR (IRE) Ed Walker
79 GO INDY GO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
80 GOULDIAN John O’Shea
81 GRANDEUR (IRE) Jeremy Noseda
82 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse
83 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
84 GRIS CARO (GB) Jake Stephens
85 GUEST CARD (NZ) Bryce Heys
86 GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) Marco Botti
87 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings
88 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara
89 HATHRAS (GB) Kris Lees
90 HAWKING Mick Price
91 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller
92 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller
93 HONORIUS David Payne
94 HOOKED John P Thompson
95 INTERSPERSED Sam Kavanagh
96 INTIMATE MOMENT (NZ) Ron Quinton
97 JABALI Mick Price
98 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
99 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
100 JOHNHRO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
101 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller
102 JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) Charles Hills
103 JUSTAWAY (NZ) Steve Richards
104 KAPOUR (IRE) Ciaron Maher
105 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Webb
106 KINGDOMS (NZ) Brian Smith
107 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent
108 KITTEN ON THE RUN (USA) Peter G Moody
109 KUMAON John O’Shea
110 KUSHADASI Richard Jolly
111 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
112 LAKE SENTENTIA Darren Weir
113 LASER HAWK Joseph Pride
114 LATE CHARGE Wendy Kelly
115 LAUTARO (NZ) Kevin Myers
116 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy
117 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
118 LIBERATION Gai Waterhouse
119 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse
120 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody
121 LIGHT UP MANHATTAN Ciaron Maher
122 LONGCHAMP (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
123 LONGMA Gai Waterhouse
124 LOOKS LIKE THE CAT Tony Gollan
125 LORD BECKWORTH Paul Perry
126 LORNA MAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
127 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees
128 LUCKY TOM Harold Norman
129 MAGICIAN (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
130 MANALAPAN (IRE) Patrick Prendergast
131 MANHATTAN AVENUE Mick Price
132 MARTIAN (IRE) Tony McEvoy
133 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott
134 MAY’S DREAM Darren Weir
135 MAYSOOR Mick Price
136 MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney
137 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
138 MEURSAULT John O’Shea
139 MOBACO (FR) Darren Weir
140 MODOC Paul Perry
141 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody
142 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price
143 MORE THAN SACRED Robert Smerdon
144 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller
145 MUKHADRAM (GB) William Haggas
146 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller
147 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani
148 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
149 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Stuart Kittow
150 NORZITA (NZ) Bart & James Cummings
151 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller
152 ORATOR (IRE) Francis-Henri Graffard
153 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Chris Waller
154 PAKAL (GER) Mick Price
155 PETHER’S MOON (IRE) Richard Hannon
156 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir
157 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay
158 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir
159 RECITE (NZ) John Bary
160 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney
161 RIB EYE Clinton McDonald
162 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan
163 ROCK HERO David Payne
164 ROMMEL Neville Parnham
165 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller
166 RYKER Gai Waterhouse
167 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller
168 SCAPOLO (NZ) Kevin Myers
169 SCINTILLULA (IRE) John Symons & Sheila Laxon
170 SCRATCH ME LUCKY Paul Perry
171 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott
172 SENNOCKIAN STAR (GB) Mark Johnston
173 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington
174 SHAMALIA Bart & James Cummings
175 SHIKARPOUR (IRE) Robert Hickmott
176 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding
177 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir
178 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James
179 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees
180 SIR NAVAJO Leon & Troy Corstens
181 SISTINE DEMON Andrew Noblet
182 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees
183 SMOKING SUN (USA) Pascal Bary
184 SNIPER FIRE Chris Waller
185 SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
186 SORIANO (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
187 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott
188 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
189 SPIRIT OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody
190 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings
191 STAMINA Peter G Moody
192 STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
193 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
194 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
195 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh
196 SWEET AS BRO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens
197 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea
198 TABLE ROCK (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
199 TERONADO Bruce W Hill
200 TEXT’N HURLEY Colin Little
201 THE CLEANER Mick Burles
202 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott
203 THERMOGENIC Danny O’Brien
204 TIME WALKER Danny O’Brien
205 TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
206 TRADE STORM (GB) David Simcock
207 TRADING LEATHER (IRE) Jim Bolger
208 TRAITOR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
209 TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) Robbie Laing
210 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse
211 VELOCE FORTE Peter & Paul Snowden
212 VENUS DE MILO (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
213 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE) Michael Moroney
214 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse
215 WAR POINT Mick Price
216 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS Gerald Ryan
217 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller
218 WERTHER (NZ) Andrew R Campbell
219 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller
220 WILDERNESS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
221 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
222 ZANBAGH Patrick Payne
223 ZEBULON (NZ) Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
224 ZEPHYRON (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
225 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

Cox Plate Form Guide

The brilliant thing about reading into the Cox Plate form guide is that every lead up event is relevant. Such are the conditions of the race that pure class and form are the only things that will determine the winner on the day. That means that whichever event a horse has run in previously all the punter is looking for is whether or not it’s better than the opposition on an equal basis.

Read the Melbourne Cup exceeds it for regular national turnover. The conditions of the event mean punters can bet with confidence and know that their horse should be given every chance if good enough.

One of the best things for punters who like to bet on the Cox Plate is that betting agencies will regularly try to outdo each other in order to grab a greater piece of the pie. They know just how lucrative the day can be so if you play your cards right you can get plenty more for your dollar. Follow the market trends in the Cox Plate because more often than not you’ll see a clear movement of money towards a particular those. Sometimes it can be obvious with a short priced favourite but other times it can come in the form of a late move for a runner at slightly longer odds.

Cox Plate Odds

If you’re interested in following the market pools and horse fluctuations than the Cox Plate Odds are some of the most interesting around. Given how much money is invested there can be plenty of movement from the opening price through to when the race actually begins. There can also be quite sizeable variations in the odds from one bookmaker to another depending on how much they’ve had invested on the various options.

The Cox Plate is a race for champions and as such punters generally have a fairly good idea of who they want to back before they even see the odds. This has created plenty of big favourites over the years and true to form they often get up. In fact over the history of the event nearly half of all horse which began as favourite have ended up winning the event. It gets even better for horses who start as odd’s on with more than 70 percent going on to become Cox Plate champion.

Cox Plate Tips

It’s a race for the purists so you can bet every punter worth there salt has their own sure things’ when it comes to Cox Plate Tips. The field is always so strong so you’ll find someone arguing a case for just about every runner in the stalls. This can make things dangerous when you look to place your bets as it can be tough to separate the good knowledge from the bad knowledge as you weigh up the options.

Always beware betting agencies which provide there won Cox Plate tips as at the end of the day it’s in their interests for you to lose. That’s not saying they will go out of their way to give you bad advice, it’s more a case of them not really having to put as much thought into it. For that reason it’s better to use the tips off people who are on your side whether they be professional tipsters or independent observers, preferably ones with a good reputation and a good track record. If you get this right the Cox Plate should be one of the more winnable events on the Australian racing calendar.

Cox Plate Day

Cox Plate Day is obviously the biggest event hosted by the Moonee Valley Race Club and they have a huge responsibility putting on one of the most anticipated meetings of the calendar. They know just how important the day is for both their image as well as the broader image of Australian racing and it’s always a marvellous event.

It’s not just the Cox Plate that attracts people either, in fact there are seven Group rated events on the card. In addition to the Group one there is the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes, Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup, Group 2 Crystal Mile, Group 2 AAMI Vase as well as the Group 3 Inglis Mile and Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes.

That’s just on the course as well, away from the horses there are live music events, fashions on the field,  cooperate opportunities and a wealth of other entertainment.

Cox Plate Results

A race doesn’t get dubbed ‘the race where legends are made’ for no reason and a trip through the Cox Plate results shows just why the event is so important. Virtually every champion Australia has ever produced features on an honour role that reads as a who’s who of domestic racing. Often looking at the second and third placed horses, the ones that fell just short shows just how hard it is to win the race. Horses like Sky Heights and Lonhro, absolute superstars but even they couldn’t quite get the prize.

The greatest Cox Plate champion ever is without a doubt Kingston Town. He won the race back to back from 1980 to 1982, the only horse to ever to win three in a row. There was one name which almost joined him though, the great Sunline falling agonisingly short. He won the event in 1999 and 2000 but could only manage second in his third attempt in 2001. The horse that beat him on that day was Northerly, he won it again in 2002 as well.

There are far too many to mention but the likes of Octagonal in 1995, Saintly in 1996 and Might And Power in 1998. Cast your mind back even further and you see Bonecrusher in 1986, Gunsynd in 1972 and all the way back to the immortal Phar Lap in 1930 and 1931.

2014 Cox Plate Results & Finishing Order

As soon as the official 2014 Cox Plate results are determined, they will be published here. Last year’s results can be found below.

2013 Cox Plate Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 15e SHAMUS AWARD Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield (a) - 3 49.5kg $21
2 2 HAPPY TRAILS Byron Cozamanis Dwayne Dunn 0.1L 2 59kg $12
3 3 FIORENTE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 0.5L 14 59kg $8
4 4 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 1.25L 8 59kg $21
5 12 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh Corey Brown 3.25L 13 57.5kg $18
6 5 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding Craig Williams 4L 1 59kg $41
7 6 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 5.5L 9 59kg $31
8 11 IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker James McDonald 5.7L 12 57.5kg $4F
9 14 LONG JOHN Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7.45L 10 49.5kg $7
9 1 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 7.45L 11 59kg $12
11 10 MULL OF KILLOUGH (IRE) Jane Chapple-Hyam Steven Arnold 7.55L 4 59kg $41
12 8 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir Ben Melham 10.55L 7 59kg $5.50
13 9 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott Michael Rodd 11.3L 5 59kg $31
14 7 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan Mark Zahra 13.3L 6 59kg $51

2012 Cox Plate Results / Finishing Order

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy Glen Boss - 9 57.5kg $6
2 13 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Chris Munce 0.3L 3 49.5kg $9
3 12 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse Corey Brown 4.05L 7 49.5kg $5.50
4 8 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 4.25L 6 57.5kg $18
5 1 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4.65L 4 59kg $17
6 11 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Luke Nolen 4.85L 13 57kg $41
7 4 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Craig Williams 6.1L 5 59kg $5F
8 14 PROISIR Gai Waterhouse Craig Newitt 6.2L 10 49.5kg $10
9 2 SINCERO Stephen Farley Michael Rodd 6.4L 12 59kg $31
10 7 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Kerrin McEvoy 6.5L 8 59kg $61
11 10 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 7.5L 11 57kg $8.50
12 6 LINTON John Sadler Steven Arnold 7.6L 14 59kg $101
13 3 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney James McDonald 9.1L 2 59kg $81
14 5 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan Dwayne Dunn 11.35L 1 59kg $26

Cox Plate Winners & Placings

The most recent Cox Plate winners and results, since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2014 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2013 1 Shamus Award 2 Happy Trails 3 Fiorente 2.05.27
2012 1 Ocean Park 2 All Too Hard 3 Pierro 2:04.14
2011 1 Pinker Pinker 2 Jimmy Choux 3 Rekindled Interest 2:05.39
2010 1 So You Think 2 Zipping 3 Whobegotyou 2:07.45
2009 1 So You Think 2 Manhattan Rain 3 Zipping 2:03.9
2008 1 Maldivian 2 Zipping 3 Samantha Miss 2:06.9
2007 1 El Segundo 2 Wonderful World 3 Haradasun 2:06.3
2006 1 Fields Of Omagh 2 El Segundo 3 Pompeii Ruler 2:06.9
2005 1 Makybe Diva 2 Lotteria 3 Fields Of Omagh 2:09.3
2004 1 Savabeel 2 Fields Of Omagh 3 Starcraft 2:06.9
2003 1 Fields Of Omagh 2 Defier 3 Lonhro 2:07.6
2002 1 Northerly 2 Defier 3 Grandera 2:06.3
2001 1 Northerly 2 Sunline 3 Vixcount 2:05.8
2000 1 Sunline 2 Diatribe 3 Referral 2:07.7