News About Cox Plate Nominations

2016 Cox Plate Entry Smooth Whiskey Channels Shamus

2016 Cox Plate Entry Smooth Whiskey Channels Shamus

Majority owner Keith Schleiger is eyeing a Shamus Award-like fairy-tale in the 2016 Cox Plate with the early entry of his lightly-raced three-year-old Smooth Whiskey for Australasia’s weight-for-age championship. Schleiger, best known as the foreman from Channel 9 TV show The Block, declared the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) as his “favourite…

2016 Cox Plate Nominations: Winx Joined by 12 Stablemates

2016 Cox Plate Nominations: Winx Joined by 12 Stablemates

Sydney’s record breaking trainer Chris Waller has a total of 13 weight-for-age hopefuls among the 2016 Cox Plate nominations this spring including his defending champion Winx. Street Cry mare Winx is early favourite in futures betting at to go back-to-back in this season’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse…

Mukhadram Tops Jordan’s International Cox Plate Wishlist

Mukhadram Tops Jordan’s International Cox Plate Wishlist

After a record number of international gallopers were nominated for both the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate 2014 this week, Racing Victoria’s international recruiter Leigh Jordon has named Mukhadram as the international he’d most likely to see line-up in the latter. The William Haggas-trained Shamardal stallion is one of the headline Northern Hemisphere-trained horses among…

Berry Keen on Dan Excel for 2014 Cox Plate Success

Berry Keen on Dan Excel for 2014 Cox Plate Success

Top Sydney-based jockey Tommy Berry expressed his excitement over a number of his Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival prospects on Tuesday including Singapore raider Dan Excel who comes over for the Cox Plate 2014. Racing Victoria yesterday announced the nominations for five of the spring majors including those for the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox…

2014 Cox Plate Nominations – 225 Entries

2014 Cox Plate Nominations – 225 Entries

Today Racing Victoria closed nominations for a number of upcoming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors including the Cox Plate 2014 that attracted a record number of entries. Running at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 25, this year’s $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) attracted 225 early entries, well up from 158 last…

2012 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Nominations & Dates

2012 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Nominations & Dates

Racing Victoria has officially released the nomination and final acceptance dates for all of the upcoming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival 2012 majors including those for the festival’s headline event, the 2012 Melbourne Cup. So you don’t miss a minute of the action below the Races.com.au team has all the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival nomination dates…

Cummings Left With Two Cox Plate 2011 Second Acceptors

Cummings Left With Two Cox Plate 2011 Second Acceptors

Maestro trainer Bart Cummings has just two chances remaining to secure his third straight success in Australasia’s weight-for-age championship with 2011 Cox Plate second declarations taken today. There are now 59 hopefuls heading towards a start in the famed $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22, including two from…

Toorak Toff Late Cox Plate 2011 Nomination

Toorak Toff Late Cox Plate 2011 Nomination

Last year’s Golden Rose winner Toorak Toff has been assigned an eleventh-hour 2011 Cox Plate campaign, the Rick Hore-Lacy-trained galloper the sole late entry taken for the famous Moonee Valley weight-for-age feature. Original 2011 Cox Plate nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on Tuesday August 2, 189 gallopers entered for the $3 million showdown to…