The Cox Plate 2014 is the premier weight-for-age race in Australia. This Group 1 race is run over 2040m on turf at Moonee Valley Racecourse in October each year and is held as part of the illustrious Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Worth over $3 million, the race attracts the champion three-year-olds from across the globe competing for the richest weight-for-age prize in Australia and it is the second richest horserace overall in Australia behind the famous Melbourne Cup. This is why it is often referred to as “the race where legends are made” and why trainers, owners and jockeys everywhere strive for a success in the WS Cox Plate.
The 2014 Cox Plate field will be announced on the Saturday 25 October 2014.
|Cox Plate 2014|
|Date:||Saturday 25 October 2014|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Maximum Started:||14 + 4 emergencies|
|Age:||3 year olds and over|
The 2014 WS Cox Plate is one of the most highly bet on and anticipated races in the country, with many eager punters and racing enthusiasts watching the race as an indication for the Melbourne Cup. Cox Plate betting is also popular with the punters as it is included in some of the major betting doubles in the Spring Carnival. The most popular betting double is the Cox Plate – Melbourne Cup double, and six horses have won this feat, 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 2014 Cox Plate. There are a range of different events the final Cox Plate field may come via, including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Yalumba Stakes (200m) or Toorak Handicap (1600m) all held a fortnight before on Caulfield Guineas Day. 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).
After the WS Cox Plate, but just prior to the Melbourne Cup, connections may then choose to run their horses in other weight-for-age events including the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), although the main aim of many runners is the Melbourne Cup at Flemington just over a week later.
Cox Plate Field
The Cox Plate field represents the best Weight-For-Age runners in Australia, and it is often filled with runners from the Yalumba Stakes and the Underwood Stakes. Make sure you check out our 2013 Cox Plate Field page where information will be published as soon as it’s available. Alternatively if you’re doing some research into the events of previous years then you can visit our 2012 Cox Plate Field, 2011 Cox Plate Field, 2010 Cox Plate field page, or our 2009 Cox Plate field page.
Cox Plate Prize Money
In total the 2014 Cox Plate will have prize money and trophies valued at around $3 million. Here is an estimate based on last year:
- 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 when they likely become available on October 21, 2014.
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.
Cox Plate Tips
You are better off learning to make your own Cox Plate tips than relying on tips you don’t understand from self-proclaimed experts. Our Cox Plate tips page will teach you the thinking behind tipping a horse as well as helping you to make smarter bets on the Cox Plate.
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. The Weight-For-Age conditions of the Cox Plate can make it problematic, though. 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.
Cox Plate Betting
The art of Cox Plate betting can be tricky when you don’t know what you’re doing, but we are here to help. Our Cox Plate betting page has 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.
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