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

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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.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations

The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Nominations have closed as of midday on Tuesday August 8, 2017 and are seen below; followed by Cox Plate First Acceptances on September 12, 2017.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 111x8400x ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 12x ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker
3 21x665111x ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott
4 7x39x12x1x ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
5 52x12x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher
6 1111x4214x AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir
7 x0x0D71x0x AMRALAH (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott
8 1x ANGELIC SPIRIT (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
9 215x0x010x ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Darren Weir
10 120x ASTORIA C 3 James Cummings
11 2x BEST SOLUTION (IRE) H 4 Saeed Bin Suroor
12 421121113x BIG DUKE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir
13 29x211x75x BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir
14 x11x330x9x BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
15 1x5P31111x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
16 0x280x344x BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir
17 123x CASINO FOURTEEN C 3 Robert Smerdon
18 11110x CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 132590x CHAUFFEUR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
20 2x CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
21 121x5338x COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller
22 56x3x CUBA C 3 John P Thompson
23 1x25x2013x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
24 62x DISSOLUTION C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
25 14x EARTH ANGEL F 3 Paul Messara
26 2x26x1x ECLAIR SUNSHINE G 3 Phillip Stokes
27 16x113380x ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
28 431x11111x EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
29 x21013x21x ELEONORA (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
30 3111617x ESHTIRAAK C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 100x40261x EUREKA STREET G 4 Robert Smerdon
32 8x5323x EVIL CRY C 3 Robbie Laing
33 3538x6337x EXOSPHERIC (GB) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
34 267614246x EXTRA ZERO G 11 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
35 2x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby
36 11302x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
37 0x533x0x0x FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
38 114x24141x FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
39 5x FRANKEL MY DEAR C 3 Robbie Laing
40 28x181x37x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
41 11x GETTY (NZ) G 3 Andrew R Campbell
42 1x4011115x GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
43 11x921302x GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
44 7x820x076x GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani
45 57x80x621x GUARDINI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir
46 x186x34x4x HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) H 5 Kris Lees
47 6469x2125x HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster
48 6333x6759x HAPPY HANNAH M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 3670x6713x HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake
50 562x34340x HARLOW GOLD (NZ) M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
51 1212652x5x HARPER’S CHOICE H 4 Gerald Ryan
52 1123x2822x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings
53 1110x8747x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 134x31196x HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy
55 31x482127x HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien
56 129x42212x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
57 31x271183x I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols
58 1x I DID IT AGAIN G 3 Greg Eurell
59 11136x621x IMPOSING LASS (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker
60 1433x5126x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
61 1541112x1x INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
62 41113x256x JENNIFER LYNN M 4 Darren Weir
64 893337311x JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
65 KASPERSKY (IRE) H 7 Jane Chapple-Hyam
66 21x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings
67 431311214x KENEDNA M 4 Darren Weir
68 8x311x KOBAYASHI C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
70 1x11202x2x LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
71 1x LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
72 2430x3691x LIGHTNING SPEAR (GB) H 7 David Simcock
73 1228x4x90x LIZARD ISLAND G 5 Pat Hyland
74 x16151021x LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
75 0x13540x0x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
76 59028x337x MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
77 62x156495x MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
78 111x MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Ciaron Maher
79 0x1x MIGHTY BOSS C 3 Mick Price
80 8x1130109x MONGOLIAN WOLF G 4 Darren Weir
81 x435x2111x MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
82 11638x MURAAHIB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
83 133x MURAAQEB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
84 61x39x1x1x NEOREALISM (JPN) H 7 Noriyuki Hori
85 631x NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche
86 1483x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 4 Darren Weir
87 1x OCTABELLO C 3 Mick Price
88 1x OUYANG FENG (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
89 36x931422x PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon
90 3x PLATO C 3 Mick Price
91 13x PLOVERSET F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
92 12x PLUTOCRACY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 2x2x PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
94 1117x QIJI PHOENIX C 3 Chris Waller
95 1114x4197x RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 6 Darren Weir
96 613311255x RED EXCITEMENT G 8 Gerald Ryan
97 x5x21x105x REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
98 1211x1380x RISQUE (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
99 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins
100 111x ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy
101 4x43135x SAMBRO C 3 Chris Waller
102 41231x2x SAMOVARE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
103 13x1x SANADAAT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
104 31x SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings
105 3x1412x3x SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Chris Waller
106 1x6321220x SAVILE ROW (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney
107 21112x211x SCALES OF JUSTICE G 5 Lindsey Smith
108 251x31212x SCOTTISH (IRE) G 6 Charlie Appleby
109 54282x060x SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
110 1x136x SEANNIE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
111 4x12x3361x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees
112 111x SHOALS F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
113 1x3311x3x SIN TO WIN (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
114 3114407x5x SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott
115 6x214x SIRCCONI C 3 Peter Morgan
116 511x32386x SKYLIGHT GLOW M 4 Kris Lees
117 6x114173x SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
118 5344x4030x SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing
119 480x35011x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees
120 3433x1106x SPECTROSCOPE (USA) H 5 James Cummings
121 46557x135x STEEL OF MADRID (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy
122 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
123 TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
124 4x51100x TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller
125 TEODORO (IRE) G 4 Tom Dascombe
126 04x234161x THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
127 3x66x1476x THE VIRGINIAN G 5 Brett Cavanough
128 7x65x THY KINGDOM COME C 3 John P Thompson
129 6223x6905x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
130 1709x4x22x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
131 124135x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
132 11x1611x8x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
133 11x9171x1x VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
134 8601121x5x VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
135 5x WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
136 3x4113x WHISPERED SECRET F 3 Kris Lees
137 1111x1111x WINX M 6 Chris Waller
138 x33535351x WYNDSPELLE (NZ) H 4 Michael Kent
139 x21x6D130x YANKEE ROSE M 4 David Vandyke
140 0560x2612x ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson
141 1x ZHANG LIAO C 3 Mick Price

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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