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.

2018 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Benbatl
  • 3rd: Humidor



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 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate was held on Saturday 27th of October , 2018.

2018 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Benbatl
  • 3rd: Humidor
Cox Plate 2018
Date: Saturday 27th of October , 2018
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.

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 Ladbrokes.com.au 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!

2018 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 23, 2018, following a number of declaration stages of early acceptances.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1121x0151 BENBATL (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Oisin Murphy 3 59kg 123
2 4184×81733 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 59kg 118
3 1111×43236 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Darren Weir John Allen 4 59kg 116
4 x3326x1111 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 1 59kg 115
5 13714×3225 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2 57.5kg 116
6 11x111x111 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 57kg 130
7 13×4192251 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 8 56kg 113
8 133115×521 SAVVY COUP (NZ) Michael & Matthew Pitman Chris Johnson 5 55.5kg 113

The official Cox Plate field drew a final field of eight hopefuls. Winx, now aiming to make it four straight Cox Plate wins drew barrier six, while last year’s narrow runner-up to the mighty mare, Humidor, has drawn the second widest gate at barrier seven. After running a disappointing sixth last weekend in the Caulfield Cup (2400m), Darren Weir trained Kings Will Dream backs up still hoping for a Group 1 win on Australian soil.

Fellow international raider and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) winner Benbatl is also hoping to continue Godolphin’s strong form after winning back-to-back Group 1 races at Caulfield over the last fortnight.

2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 x0x92834x6 AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 7 Anthony Freedman 59kg
2 205138×464 ARBEITSAM G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59kg
3 1x3326x111 AVILIUS (GB) G 5 James Cummings 59kg
4 6x1121x01x BENBATL (GB) H 5 Saeed Bin Suroor 59kg
5 200x22110x BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Charlie Appleby 59kg
6 78x512433x CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 59kg
7 x312561x16 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 59kg
8 533x98x065 DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 59kg
9 7x623x2x1x EMOTIONLESS (IRE) G 6 Charlie Appleby 59kg
10 7x28167x00 HARLEM (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
11 12153x16x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 5 Liam Howley 59kg
12 0x4184x817 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
13 1x68139x43 JON SNOW (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 59kg
14 x11111x432 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
15 x57x15x825 MR GARCIA (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
16 12141×2131 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 59kg
17 3110328×27 OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 59kg
18 111x31x310 PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
19 242630×355 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 59kg
20 025x2347x8 RADIPOLE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 59kg
21 722x240x92 RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan 59kg
22 25041x8x79 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 59kg
23 0x25828x26 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 59kg
24 1116×63211 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 59kg
25 1x13714x32 D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 57.5kg
26 3x1111x581 GRUNT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 57.5kg
27 41x780x006 MIGHTY BOSS H 4 Mick Price 57.5kg
28 2x1295x271 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 57.5kg
29 111x1160x9 BONNEVAL (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 57kg
30 x400521x53 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 57kg
31 x076x462x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 57kg
32 111x111x11 WINX M 7 Chris Waller 57kg
33 13×4192251 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 56kg
34 12133115×2 SAVVY COUP (NZ) M 4 Michael & Matthew Pitman 55.5kg
35 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 55.5kg
36 11×31 GEM SONG C 3 Kris Lees 49.5kg
37 11×420 THE AUGUST C 3 Brent Stanley 49.5kg
38 111×31 THE AUTUMN SUN C 3 Chris Waller 49.5kg
39 1311 THINKIN’ BIG C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 49.5kg
40 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees 47.5kg
41 417801×39 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47.5kg

 

2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations

The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations were taken by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on August 7, 2018 and drew 135 entries dominated by Winx who is shooting for a record 4th straight Cox Plate.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 111x55462x ACE HIGH H 4 David Payne
2 21x21x214x ADMIRE ROBSON (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir
3 113x16041x ALIZEE M 4 James Cummings
4 16x503768x ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 5x0x92834x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 7 Anthony Freedman
6 1186112x8x ANGELUCCI (NZ) G 5 Lloyd Kennewell
7 1x4205138x ARBEITSAM G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
8 1x ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke
9 11x3326x1x AVILIUS (GB) G 5 James Cummings
10 1x BEAT THE BANK (GB) G 5 Andrew Balding
11 321x1x BENBATL (GB) H 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
12 4480x0221x BETTYRAE RUBY M 5 Tim Hughes
13 2x11x BLAIR HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Charlie Appleby
14 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
15 934100x21x BOOM TIME H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
16 1x BROROCCO (GB) G 6 Andrew Balding
17 222x1x334x CALIBRATION (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir
18 30x603717x CATCHY M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 51x12446x CLIFFS OF MOHER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
20 60x312561x COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller
21 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
22 11x13714x D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller
23 2133230x0x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien
24 581111329x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 6 Tony McEvoy
25 54x217549x DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE) G 5 Liam Howley
26 70x400521x EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller
27 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Benjamin Smith
28 EMOTIONLESS (IRE) H 6 Charlie Appleby
29 35x135x16x FOLKSWOOD (GB) G 6 Charlie Appleby
30 417801x FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 11x GEM SONG C 3 Kris Lees
32 11x GOLD MAG (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 211x GOOD ’N’ FAST C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
34 11x GRAFF C 3 Kris Lees
35 3x1111x GRUNT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price
36 HAPPILY (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
37 1262x1213x HAPPY CLAPPER G 8 Patrick Webster
38 867x28167x HARLEM (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 12343x312x HIYAAM (NZ) M 4 Mick Price
40 139x15233x HOLY SNOW H 4 Mick Price
41 412153x16x HOMESMAN (USA) G 5 Liam Howley
42 3520x4184x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir
43 HUNTING HORN (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
44 213x HUSH WRITER (JPN) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
45 HYDRANGEA (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien
46 6525x2124x INSTANT DE REVE (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
47 311x68139x JON SNOW (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
48 11x6260x1x KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
49 7x5252720x KASPERSKY (IRE) H 8 Michelle Payne
50 0x11130x2x KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings
51 331x11111x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
52 2x4452622x LANCASTER BOMBER (USA) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
53 1x LANGLEY (JPN) H 8 Darren Weir
54 LATROBE (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
55 250x74232x LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees
56 13310x LEAN MEAN MACHINE C 3 Chris Waller
57 114x39770x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 6 Archie Alexander
58 LUCIUS TIBERIUS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
59 MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
60 331x2221x MANTASTIC (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
61 22x56x430x MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller
62 1x MIG ENERGY G 3 Brent Stanley
63 12741x780x MIGHTY BOSS H 4 Mick Price
64 13323x MILSEAIN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
65 2x MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees
66 1x MORE SUNDAYS C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
67 0x4x57x15x MR GARCIA (GB) G 6 Darren Weir
68 363x27314x MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) H 6 James Cummings
69 13x MURLESS (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
70 x39x1x1x3x NEOREALISM (JPN) H 8 Noriyuki Hori
71 1x7433923x NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche
72 116412141x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
73 5108x NOT A SINGLE CENT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
74 3x OCEAN EMPEROR (NZ) H 7 Gary Hennessy
75 2x32322x OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
76 x2x115627x ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
77 83x222415x OREGON’S DAY M 5 Mick Price
78 2x3110328x OUR VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
79 73211x209x PAYROLL M 6 Richard Laming
80 PHARRELL (FR) H 4 Jean-Claude Rouget
81 x121122x1x PIERATA H 4 Gregory Hickman
82 1111x31x3x PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir
83 13173x5x POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
84 1x2x122x POET’S WORD (IRE) H 6 Sir Michael Stoute
85 20x242630x PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees
86 x025x2347x RADIPOLE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney
87 32x11x5x0x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir
88 53722x240x RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan
89 RHODODENDRON (IRE) M 5 Aidan O’Brien
90 42x315117x RIVEN LIGHT (IRE) G 7 William Mullins
91 1x76x2115x ROMAN SON G 5 Richard Freedman
92 x14312533x ROMANCER (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
93 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
94 2720x2220x SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
95 34x110x SANTOS C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
96 x2x38x947x SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller
97 112133115x SAVVY COUP (NZ) M 4 Michael & Matthew Pitman
98 SAXON WARRIOR (JPN) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
99 3x11x SCOTT BASE (NZ) G 4 Johno Benner
100 4x31591x SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price
101 057x77326x SEABURGE H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
102 611212112x SELF SENSE G 8 David Brideoake
103 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees
104 SEPTEMBER (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
105 SHAMWOW (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
106 1x076x462x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller
107 112x1295x SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
108 1x4711224x SILENT WARRIOR G 5 Stuart Gower
109 31x691420x SIR JOHN LAVERY (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
110 1303x0436x SIRCCONI G 4 Peter Morgan
111 750x55211x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir
112 11x SMART ELISSIM G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
113 11x SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
114 2249x1110x SPANISH REEF M 5 Ken Keys
115 1213x SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
116 x11432x80x SULLY (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
117 11x THE AUGUST C 3 Brent Stanley
118 111x THE AUTUMN SUN C 3 Chris Waller
119 THE PENTAGON (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
120 6925041x8x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
121 131x THINKIN’ BIG C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
122 THREEANDFOURPENCE (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
123 230x25828x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
124 1x5x4x1x2x TOSEN BASIL (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
125 3x60x11x TOULOUSE G 3 David Payne
126 11116x632x TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean
127 x1611x8x1x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh
128 x111x0121x UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller
129 URBAN FOX (GB) M 5 William Haggas
130 00x437829x VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
131 1153x6830x WHEAL LEISURE M 5 Archie Alexander
132 5x213x WHITELEY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
133 11111x111x WINX M 7 Chris Waller
134 54x311113x YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller
135 146122x ZOUSAIN C 3 Chris Waller

View the full 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations now.

2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Prize Money

In total the 2018 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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