Ladbrokes Cox Plate

The 2017 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. The date for the 2017 Cox Plate is Saturday October 28, 2017.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate News

2017 George Main Stakes Results: Winx Incredible Again

2017 George Main Stakes Results: Winx Incredible Again

Winx has recorded her twentieth-consecutive race win with another incredible performance in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon. The champion mare jumped only fairly this afternoon and jockey Hugh Bowman again elected to take a position off the pace of Red Excitement, Ecuador and Mackintosh. Winx did not appear…

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 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 dual Cox Plate winners.

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 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be held on Saturday 28th of October , 2017.

Cox Plate 2017
Date: Saturday 28th of October , 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Status: Group 1
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Prize Money: $3 million
Age: 3 year olds and over

The 2017 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 2017 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 are listed below for your to back your Cox Plate tips at the right price.

2017 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.

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate First Acceptances

The 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate First Acceptances closed on Tuesday September 12, 2017 and attracted 79 hopefuls including the dual defending champion Winx who is already odds-on favourite to make it three consecutive victories in futures Cox Plate betting at race sponsor

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 11x8400x72 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 x665111x2x ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott
3 7x39x12x1x ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
4 52x12x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher
5 0x0D71x000 AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott
6 161 ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 2x48x18025 BEST SOLUTION (IRE) H 4 Saeed Bin Suroor
8 x11x330x9x BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
9 x5P31111x1 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
10 11110x2x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
11 51×12446 CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
12 21x5338x1x COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller
13 3x7213323x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
14 x113380x34 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
15 31x11111x2 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
16 3111617×42 ESHTIRAAK C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 267614246x EXTRA ZERO G 11 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
18 32x212235x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby
19 11302×11 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 x533x0x038 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 4x24141x2x FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
22 x181x37x01 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
23 1x4011115x GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
24 820x076x07 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani
25 469x2125x1 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster
26 6333x6759x HAPPY HANNAH M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 670x6713x7 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake
28 2x34340x46 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 23x2822x1x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings
30 10x8747x46 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 4x31196x14 HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy
32 9x42212x68 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
33 x271183x47 I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols
34 33x5126x6x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
35 1541112×13 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
36 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
37 93337311×6 JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
38 x37x525272 KASPERSKY (IRE) H 7 Jane Chapple-Hyam
39 21×4 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings
40 522x44526x LANCASTER BOMBER (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
41 1x11202x25 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
42 1x LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
43 9028x337x7 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
44 2x156495x8 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
45 111×1 MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Ciaron Maher
46 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
47 11638×3 MURAAHIB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
48 1×5 OUYANG FENG (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
49 x2114x9066 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
50 3311255×42 RED EXCITEMENT G 8 Gerald Ryan
51 x5x21x105x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
52 11x1380x00 RISQUE (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
53 48442×3151 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins
54 111x ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy
55 41231x2x21 SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
56 13×14 SANADAAT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
57 31×32 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings
58 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney
59 21112x211x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith
60 4282x060x0 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
61 x12x3361x8 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees
62 114407x5x8 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott
63 x114173x54 SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
64 44x4030x22 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing
65 480x35011x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees
66 33x1106x7x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 5 James Cummings
67 46557x135x STEEL OF MADRID (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy
68 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
69 5×22446925 TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
70 4x234161x7 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
71 7x65x91 THY KINGDOM COME C 3 John P Thompson
72 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
73 09x4x22x53 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
74 124135x2x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
75 x9171x1x11 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
76 601121x5x7 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
77 521 WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
78 11x1111x11 WINX M 6 Chris Waller
79 21x6D130x9 YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations

The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Nominations close in early August.

The 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations were taken by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on August 8, 2017 and drew 141 entries dominated by Winx who won in 2015 and again in 2016 by an historic eight length margin.

View the full 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations now.

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Prize Money

In total the 2017 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

2017 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.

2017 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive 2017 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.

2016 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Hartnell
  • 3rd: Yankee Rose

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