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The Cox Plate is considered the premier weight-for-age championship in Australia. Held every year at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, it is one of the highlights of the Spring Racing Carnival.
2018 Cox Plate Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Ladbrokes Cox Plate News
- No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27 Straight With 3rd George Main Stakes Victory
- 2018 George Main Stakes betting: Winx still short priced favourite
- 2018 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes – Although Unlikely, Magic Consol Cox Plate Bound
- Black Heart Bart overcomes setback to take his place in 2018 Memsie Stakes field
- Winx’s next Spring Carnival run to be in 2018 George Main Stakes
The Ladbrokes Cox Plate is the premier weight-for-age race in Australia and is known as Australasia’s weight-for-age championship. This Group 1 race is run over 2040m on turf at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late October each year and is held as part of the illustrious Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Worth over $3 million, the race attracts the champion gallopers from across the globe competing for the richest weight-for-age prize in Australia and is the second of the three Spring Majors following the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) the Saturday before.
The Cox Plate is often referred to as “the race where legends are made” and has been won by many turf greats over the years including So You Think (2009-10) and Winx (2016-17) who were the last multiple Cox Plate winners. Winx joined Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only three-time Cox Plate champion with her narrow victory over Humidor in the 2017 Cox Plate results, which also saw the heroic mare set a race record time set by herself in 2015.
In 2014 the then Aidan O’Brien-trained Adelaide became the first Northern Hemisphere-trained Cox Plate winner and since then the number of international Cox Plate nominations continues to rise.
The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate was held on Saturday 27th of October , 2018.
2018 Cox Plate Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
|Cox Plate 2018|
|Date:||Saturday 27th of October , 2018|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Prize Money:||$3 million|
|Age:||3 year olds and over|
The WS Cox Plate is one of the most highly bet on and anticipated races in the country. Cox Plate betting is also popular with the punters as it is included in some of the major betting doubles in the Spring Carnival. Punters often indulge in the Cox Plate – Melbourne Cup double, but only six horses have won achieved the feat with Makybe Diva, Might and Power, Saintly, Nightmarch, Phar Lap and Rising Fast. Rising Fast is an especially notable winner as he is the only horse in history to also have won the Caulfield Cup in the same year, taking out this feature treble in 1954.
The race’s position towards the end of the Spring Carnival means punters have a plethora of trials and lead-up runs to consider the entries’ Cox Plate form and chances of success in the Cox Plate. There are a range of different events the final Cox Plate field may come via, including three-years-old hopefuls coming out of the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) a fortnight before. Earlier races to watch as an indication for the Cox Plate include the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) in September, the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).
A change of scheduling for the Melbourne Cup Carnival from 2016 saw the race formerly known as the Mackinnon Stakes and run on Victoria Derby Day moved to the first Saturday of November and raced as the new Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) in a bid to attract more Cox Plate graduates.
Ladbrokes Cox Plate Betting
Futures Cox Plate betting odds open months in advance of the race offering all-in markets on the potential horses lining-up in that year’s Cox Plate field. Cox Plate betting is often dominated by horses that ran well in the previous season’s Cox Plate results.
Our Cox Plate betting page has more information on the many types of bets you can place, including advice on placing a Cox Plate trifecta, a Cox Plate quinella, a Cox Plate exacta, or a Cox Plate First Four bet. We also suggest the best online bookmakers to join for Cox Plate betting.
The latest Cox Plate betting markets provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below for your to back your Cox Plate tips at the right price.
All-in 2018 Cox Plate Betting is already out with three-time winner Winx the futures favourite to return to The Valley for a fourth time and unprecedented fourth success!
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field
The Cox Plate field represents the best weight-for-age hopefuls from around Australia and aboard. The official Cox Plate field will be released by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) on Tuesday October 24, 2017, following a number of declaration stages of early acceptances.
The official 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw is now out with Winx to face eight rivals from barrier six. Hugh Bowman continues his association on the world’s best mare, whose major threats on Saturday include the Darren Weir-trained Ladbrokes Stakes winner Humidor and Godolphin’s international raider Folkswood coming off a Cranbourne Cup win.
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate First Acceptances
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances
Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations
The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations were taken by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on August 7, 2018 and drew 135 entries dominated by Winx who is shooting for a record 4th straight Cox Plate.
|1||111x55462x||ACE HIGH||H||4||David Payne|
|2||21x21x214x||ADMIRE ROBSON (JPN)||H||5||Darren Weir|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|80||–||PHARRELL (FR)||H||4||Jean-Claude Rouget|
|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|
|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|
|122||–||THREEANDFOURPENCE (USA)||H||4||Aidan O’Brien|
|123||230x25828x||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||G||8||Chris Waller|
|124||1x5x4x1x2x||TOSEN BASIL (JPN)||H||7||Darren Weir|
|126||11116x632x||TRAP FOR FOOLS||G||5||Jarrod McLean|
|127||x1611x8x1x||UGO FOSCOLO (NZ)||G||5||Stephen Marsh|
|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|
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Prize Money
In total the 2018 Cox Plate will have prize money and trophies valued at around $3.05 million. Here is an estimate based on previous years:Cox Plate Prize Money
- 1st – $1,800,000 and trophies valued at $38,000, $3,800, $3,800 and $3,800 plus $600 to owner, trainer, rider, breeder and groom
- 2nd – $440,000
- 3rd – $220,000
- 4th – $130,000
- 5th – $110,000
- 6th – $100,000
- 7th – $100,000
- 8th – $100,000
Cox Plate Odds
To get the best odds on the race, you will need to know a little about how the Cox Plate odds are decided. Our Cox Plate odds page gives you the information you need to pick favourites at long prices in the early odds, and it will feature the full Cox Plate odds.
Cox Plate Tips
Our exclusive Ladbrokes Cox Plate betting tips will be provided below a few days out from the Group 1 classic. Also head to our dedicated Cox Plate Tips page for more information on who to back and who to sack in the weight-for-age Moonee Valley feature this spring.
Cox Plate Form Guide
One of the best and cheapest tools you can use to improve your betting is a detailed Cox Plate form guide like you would find at an online bookie. Our page on the Cox Plate form guide will help anyone new to punting better understand how to read a form guide.
Previous Cox Plate Results
Looking at previous Cox Plate results can be helpful, given the number of horses who contest the race on multiple occasions. We have a Cox Plate winners page and a Cox Plate results page for your perusal. This could help you in your betting picks or simply to settle arguments at the pub.
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