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

Rival 2017 Cox Plate Jockeys Against Winx Take Shape

Rival 2017 Cox Plate Jockeys Against Winx Take Shape

The line-up of hoops set to take on the dual defending champion Winx in Saturday week’s Cox Plate 2017 is starting to take shape with Dean Yendall locked in for the ride on three-year-old Royal Symphony. The Chris Waller-trained Street Cry mare Winx is out to emulate Kingston Town with three straight wins in the…

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

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

Racing Victoria released the official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Second Acceptances on Tuesday September 26, 2017 with 48 weight-for-age hopefuls still in the mix. Red hot favourite who is already odds-on in pre-field Cox Plate betting is dual defending winner Winx, one of six Cox Plate horses paid up for at second acceptance stage by trainer Chris Waller. Seven three-year-olds feature in the Cox Plate second acceptances for 2017 including Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas favourite Royal Symphony and Ladbrokes Blue Diamond winning filly Catchy.

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances For 2017 are now out, closing on October 10, leaving 36 hopefuls led by superstar mare Winx who is into $1.20 to post a third straight win in the classic after blitzing her Flemington debut with a six and a half length Turnbull Stakes win in the lead-up. Winx is joined in the 2017 Cox Plate third acceptances by five international raiders, Epsom Handicap winner Happy Clapper and last year’s runner-up Hartnell whom she beat by a record eight lengths.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 665111×214 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott 59kg
2 7x39x12x13 ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 59kg
3 46557x135x CALDERON (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy 59kg
4 32x212235x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby 59kg
5 81x37x0143 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 59kg
6 9x2125x121 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster 59kg
7 3x2822x122 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 59kg
8 0x8747x468 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
9 42212×6813 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
10 1x3x45712x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 59kg
11 x37x525272 KASPERSKY (IRE) M 7 Jane Chapple-Hyam 59kg
12 156495×847 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 59kg
13 8442×31511 RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 6 William Mullins 59kg
14 12x3361x88 SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees 59kg
15 4407x5x865 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 59kg
16 x6905x2222 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 59kg
17 9x4x22x536 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 59kg
18 1x5338x116 COMIN’ THROUGH H 4 Chris Waller 57.5kg
19 4011115×51 GINGERNUTS (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 57.5kg
20 0x6713x712 HARDHAM H 4 David Brideoake 57.5kg
21 3x5126x696 INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 57.5kg
22 282x060x00 SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57.5kg
23 14173×5463 SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57.5kg
24 4030×22833 SO SI BON H 4 Robbie Laing 57.5kg
25 1x8400x725 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 57kg
26 x1111x1111 WINX M 6 Chris Waller 57kg
27 5×22446925 TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 56kg
28 5P31111x11 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 55.5kg
29 31x11111x2 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
30 x24141x234 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
31 21×43 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 49.5kg
32 1×16 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis 49.5kg
33 111×14 ROYAL SYMPHONY C 3 Tony McEvoy 49.5kg
34 31×3224 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings 49.5kg
35 52x12x5 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell 47.5kg
36 11110×213 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47.5kg

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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