Ladbrokes Cox Plate

The Cox Plate at The Valley in October is a key feature of the spring carnival. The $5 million weight-for-age Group 1 classic draws an international field of stars and was won four times on the trot by champion mare Winx (2015-18).

2020 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

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 $5 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 historic four-time champion Winx (2015-18) 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. She then surpassed Kingston Town with her fourth Cox Plate trophy in 2018 before her retirement.

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 2019 Cox Plate results saw Lys Gracieux from Japan join Adelaide as the only Cox Plate winners trained outside of Australia / New Zealand.

The 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate runs on Saturday October 24, 2020.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate
Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Status: Group 1
Conditions: Weight-For-Age
Prize Money: $5 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 John F. Feehan 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.

2020 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.


Master Of Wine
Russian Camelot
Arcadia Queen
Magic Wand
Surprise Baby
Verry Elleegant
Regal Power

*Note: All-In Cox Plate 2020 odds are Top 10 only, correct as of 05/08/2020 and subject to change. 

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 2020 betting markets provided by are listed below for your to back your Cox Plate tips at the right price.

Key 2020 Cox Plate Dates

  • 2020 Cox Plate Nominations: Closed on August 4, 2020 featuring 182 entries
  • 2020 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Close on September 8, 2020
  • 2020 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Close on September 22, 2020
  • 2020 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 6, 2020
  • 2020 Cox Plate Final Field & Barriers: Announced October 20, 2020

2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field

The Cox Plate field represents the best weight-for-age hopefuls from around Australia and aboard. The official 2020 Cox Plate field will be released by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) on Tuesday October 20, 2020 following a number of declaration stages of early acceptances.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations

Cox Plate 2020 nominations closed on Tuesday August 4, 2020 attracting 182 hopefuls including:

  • 28 International Entries
  • SA Derby winner Russian Camelot
  • The fellow Danny O’Brien-trained 2019 Melbourne Cup champion Vow And Declare
  • Inaugural two All-Star Mile champions Mystic Journey and Regal Power
  • 18 for four-time Cox Plate winning trainer Chris Waller of Winx fame

Click here to read more on the key 2020 Cox Plate nominations.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431x ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller
2 x51123x63x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
3 444x AIN’TNODEELDUN C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 AKAKA FALLS C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
5 42x1x1311x AKTAU (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney
6 12x ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings
8 12x11D110x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 4 David Vandyke
9 1x ALMANIA (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees
10 35413x AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 00x895756x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 13111x105x ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams
13 75720x507x ARISTIA M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
14 ARMORY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
15 14x1x0x21x ASPETAR (FR) G 6 Roger Charlton
16 x287x2111x AVANTAGE M 5 Jamie Richards
17 147x54533x AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings
18 41114215x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 31x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
20 x24184x24x BEHEMOTH G 5 David Jolly
21 3x66x11x BLAZE A TRAIL C 3 Matthew Vella
22 1x BOLLEVILLE (IRE) M 5 Joseph O’Brien
23 122x13437x BRANDENBURG (NZ) H 4 John Sargent
24 152112x BUCKHURST (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien
25 x111x0x11x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney
26 83x100x80x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 5 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
27 x21342210x CAPE VICTORY (IRE) H 5 Michelle Payne
28 CARIBBEAN STUD C 3 Anthony Cummings
29 713x25319x CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings
30 6x010x040x CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees
31 4126x3124x CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
32 34x161271x CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
33 20x CLINCHED C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
34 8221111x COLETTE M 4 James Cummings
35 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees
36 x405x6161x CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
37 11012x043x CRACK ON CRACK ON (GB) G 6 Gary Moore
39 x011x1x00x DADOOZDART (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 1x3555112x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
41 41x0x0680x DANCETERIA (FR) G 6 Kris Lees
42 DEGRAVES (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
43 12x122x33x DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 5 Robert Hickmott
44 2115x3010x DR DRILL (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
45 12114x DRAGON LEAP G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
46 1205x2810x DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson
47 ENNISTYMON (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
48 x33501211x EXASPERATE G 6 Matthew Brown
49 51x EXHIBITION C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
50 FANCY BLUE (IRE) M 4 Donnacha O’Brien
51 110111x FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
52 0x8333835x FIDELIA M 5 Robbie Griffiths
53 x211x2348x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith
54 68256x411x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 6 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
55 x34x51257x FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller
56 221x FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien
57 x211x2142x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
58 037902x00x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 10 Matthew Williams
59 6x21215x GAMAY M 4 Archie Alexander
60 0x06x1111x GAME KEEPER G 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
61 02752x940x GATTING G 7 Peter G Moody
62 6x21x GIOVANNA RUN F 3 Chris Waller
63 9x2502162x GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody
64 1x224x GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Chris Waller
65 41x11x GOLD BRACELET (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
66 517x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
67 514x10320x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham
68 21x GUNNAMATTA C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
69 x112x3314x HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 6 Matthew Williams
70 3x1212224x HARLECH (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney
71 6380x4549x HARLEM (GB) G 9 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
72 11919x HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
73 2x1260x70x HOMESMAN (USA) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman
74 05496x085x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
75 215x HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller
76 2x20x8100x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
77 3x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
78 x72122107x INVERLOCH (IRE) G 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
79 711x43111x JAPAN (GB) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
80 243213111x JENNIFER ECCLES (NZ) M 4 Shaune Ritchie
81 6x JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
82 KAMEKO (USA) H 4 Andrew Balding
83 2x KAZUHIKO C 3 Lloyd Kennewell
84 1148x8100x KENTUCKY BREEZE G 6 Levi Kavanagh
85 370x120x0x KENYA (IRE) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman
86 2x2113x KINANE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
87 349x211x2x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien
88 315x911x KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
89 166x32050x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
90 1x KINGSHEIR (GB) H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
91 111x45778x KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
92 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 5 Hughie Morrison
93 6x30x30x4x LE ROMAIN G 8 Kris Lees
94 0211x8x58x LEVENDI H 6 Peter Gelagotis
95 90x3212x LOOK SHARPISH (NZ) M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
96 1x LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
97 1212x3210x LOVING GABY M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
98 5x52116x LUNAR FOX C 3 Paul Preusker
99 322022401x MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 6 Aidan O’Brien
100 1122x11x1x MAGICAL (IRE) M 6 Aidan O’Brien
101 093214811x MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan
102 133x MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson
103 x45212111x MANDELA EFFECT G 6 Scott Brunton
104 12511x880x MANTASTIC (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
105 50x143354x MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) G 6 Joseph O’Brien
106 x2311x114x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
107 1112x3346x MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards
108 113411x84x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien
109 x30x03643x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
110 771826249x MISS FABULASS M 5 Kris Lees
111 8822x1180x MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith
112 MOGUL (GB) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
113 14x MONTIA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
114 4123x6525x MOONLIGHT MAID M 4 Mitchell Freedman
115 x3002x902x MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes
116 x11x6x834x MR SATCHMO (FR) G 6 Antoine de Watrigant
117 6x11126x1x MUGATOO (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees
118 1x MUNITIONS (USA) H 5 James Cummings
119 5160x1225x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees
120 11x1255x5x MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder
121 MYTHICAL (FR) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
122 1x1211111x NANCHO (GER) G 6 Anthony Cummings
123 6190x1410x NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche
124 331121x NONCONFORMIST G 4 Grahame Begg
125 3x1x NORTH PACIFIC C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
126 621x07511x OCEANEX (NZ) M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
127 2111x511x OPACITY (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea
128 ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
129 15627x2x2x ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien
130 3x PATRICK SARSFIELD (FR) G 5 Joseph O’Brien
131 PEACEFUL (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
132 2130x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
133 x1144x1x3x PLUMATIC (GB) H 7 Francis-Henri Graffard
134 11x2x PONDUS (GB) G 5 Joseph O’Brien
135 116162x PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
136 x7104x356x PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) M 5 David Brideoake
137 2x3111112x PRISE DE FER (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards
138 PRIVATE WEAPON C 3 Anthony Cummings
139 22x111228x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards
140 56x423115x QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
141 x2161x421x REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams
142 123x82435x RELOADED H 4 Chris Waller
143 1x11123x RIODINI (NZ) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
144 8x11150x3x ROCK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
145 12x411x RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) H 4 Danny O’Brien
146 1x SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller
147 32x SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes
148 x111x3103x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
149 11216x SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
150 14x1111x SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) G 5 Grant & Alana Williams
151 15x SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
152 653502217x SIRCCONI G 6 Nick Ryan
153 21x0x9721x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
154 x84644116x SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
155 1x1121111x STILL A STAR M 4 Bill Ryan
156 92x STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings
157 1x61212x SUPERGIANT (NZ) G 4 Michael Costa
158 32154x122x SUPERSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
159 14132x415x SURPRISE BABY (NZ) G 6 Paul Preusker
160 2x TADASHI HAMADA G 3 Shea Eden
161 31x4124x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
162 1x211x9x TARWIN G 5 Michael Kent
163 13x075213x TAVIRUN (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
164 007713116x THE CANDY MAN G 7 Barry Baldwin
165 950x38572x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
166 1360x2223x THE VELVET KING G 5 Peter G Moody
167 x1x241448x THINK IT OVER G 5 Kerry Parker
168 TIGER MOTH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
169 64x622221x TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
170 x217x6x46x TRUE SELF (IRE) M 8 William Mullins
171 3x2411x70x TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) G 8 Joseph O’Brien
172 155x UNANIMOUS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
173 141121111x VANNA GIRL M 4 Toby & Trent Edmonds
174 VATICAN CITY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
175 410x42212x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
176 1x421x395x VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien
177 22x132x23x WEEKENDER (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham
178 1x1x2111x WINDSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
179 36x YANGTZE RAPIDS C 3 Chris Waller
180 1x YARDSTICK C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
181 3x YOSEMITE (NZ) F 3 Robbie Griffiths
182 26x1122x ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate First Acceptances

Cox Plate 2020 first acceptances close on Tuesday September 8, 2020 and will be published right here.

2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

Stay tuned for the Cox Plate 2020 second acceptances open until September 22, 2020.

2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances

Third acceptaces for the Cox Plate 2020 are announced on October 6, 2020 and will be available here.

2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Prize Money

In total the 2020 Cox Plate will have prize money and trophies valued at around $5 million with the Cox Plate winner taking home an incredible $3 million!

  • 1st – $3,000,000
  • 2nd – $750,000
  • 3rd – $375,000
  • 4th – $250,000
  • 5th – $200,000
  • 6th – $100,000
  • 7th – $100,000
  • 8th – $75,000
  • 9th – $75,000
  • 10th – $75,000

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.

2020 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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