Ladbrokes Cox Plate

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.

2017 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: #8 Winx
  • 2nd: #3 Humidor
  • 3rd: #5 Folkswood

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

2017 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: #8 Winx
  • 2nd: #3 Humidor
  • 3rd: #5 Folkswood

Read the full 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Results by following the link, the final 50m a nail-biter as the Darren Weir-trained Humidor chased home the dual defending champion Winx who again rose to the challenge for her 22nd straight turf triumph and 15th Group 1 success.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 8 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 57kg $1.18F
2 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 0.4L 7 59kg $31
3 5 FOLKSWOOD (GB) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 4.65L 4 59kg $26
4 9 ROYAL SYMPHONY Tony McEvoy Dean Yendall 6.15L 6 49.5kg $19
5 2 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 6.25L 3 59kg $21
6 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Damien Oliver 6.55L 8 59kg $31
7 6 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 13.55L 1 57.5kg $101
8 7 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 14.8L 2 57.5kg $101
4 KASPERSKY (IRE) Jane Chapple-Hyam Ms Michelle Payne 0

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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 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.

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Trifecta Tip

  • 1st: #8 Winx
  • 2nd: #5 Folkswood
  • 3rd: #7 Hardham

WINX ($1.16) is the shortest-priced Cox Plate favourite since Phar Lap ($1.07 in 1931) and wins. She will join Kingston Town (1980-82) as the only other three-time Cox Plate champion in history and will do it easily. She chases win number 22 straight and equal’s Black Caviar on 15 Group 1 victories returning to The Valley, where she relishes the tight turns and having to wind-up a long way from home. She’s a champion, a turf start, a freak and the only one to be on in Moonee Valley Race 9 this weekend. FOLKSWOOD ($21) is a Godolphin-raced raider who has an Australian win on the board after a dominant Cranbourne Cup victory a fortnight back. Right distance and fitter for the run. Should get around Moonee Valley no issues and Kerrin McEvoy retains the ride in a positive sign. HARDHAM ($151) is wanted by no one in Cox Plate betting and that makes him a blowout danger to round out the trifecta. Group 2 winner at the track/distance. Hasn’t fired last two starts, but back from 2400m when eighth in last Saturday’s Caulfield Cup and can surprise at juicy price for the place.

Read our full 2017 Cox Plate Trifecta Tip.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Read more on the Cox Plate 2017 Field by following the link.

2017 Cox Plate Update: Kaspersky Out, Winx Still $1.16

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x2125x1212 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Damien Oliver 9 59kg 120
2 1x37x01431 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 4 59kg 117
3 2212×68135 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 8 59kg 122
4 37×5252720 KASPERSKY (IRE) Jane Chapple-Hyam Ms. Michelle Payne 2 59kg 113
5 2x212235x1 FOLKSWOOD (GB) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 113
6 82x060x005 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 1 57.5kg 115
7 x6713x7120 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 3 57.5kg 116
8 x1111x1111 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 57kg 132
9 111×144 ROYAL SYMPHONY Tony McEvoy Dean Yendall 7 49.5kg 110

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 closed 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.

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

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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