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).

2019 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: #9 Lys Gracieux
  • 2nd: #14 Castelvecchio
  • 3rd: #7 Te Akau Shark



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 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate took place on Saturday October 26, 2019 and was won by the hot favourite from Japan Lys Gracieux. 

Read more on the 2019 Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux who defeated Castelvecchio and Te Akau Shark.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Damian Lane 11 57kg $2.50F
2 14 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Craig Williams 1.5L 3 49.5kg $8.50
3 7 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 3.5L 14 59kg $17
4 10 MAGIC WAND (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 3.9L 2 57kg $9
5 12 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 4.1L 5 55.5kg $7.50
6 6 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6.6L 13 59kg $26
7 2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7.1L 6 59kg $13
8 4 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 7.85L 1 59kg $61
9 1 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 8.05L 10 59kg $41
10 11 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8.35L 7 56.5kg $21
11 5 HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 8.45L 12 59kg $31
12 13 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 10.45L 4 55.5kg $21
13 3 KLUGER (JPN) Tomokazu Takano Tommy Berry 12.45L 8 59kg $21
14 8 DANCETERIA (FR) David Menuisier Jamie Spencer 20.2L 9 59kg $21
Ladbrokes Cox Plate
Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
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 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.

2019 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 2019 betting markets provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below for your to back your Cox Plate tips at the right price.

Key 2019 Cox Plate Dates

  • 2019 Cox Plate Nominations: Closed on August 6, 2019 featuring 187 horses
  • 2019 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Closed on September 10, 2019 leaving 102 hopefuls
  • 2019 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Closed on September 24, 2019 with 68 remaining hopefuls
  • 2019 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 8, 2019 attracting 35 potential runners
  • 2019 Cox Plate Final Field & Barriers: Announced October 22, 2019 with a full field of 14 starters plus 4 emergencies

2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field

The Cox Plate field represents the best weight-for-age hopefuls from around Australia and aboard. The official 2019 Cox Plate field will be released by the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) on Tuesday October 22, 2019 following a number of declaration stages of early acceptances.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Final Field is now out with the Japanese-trained favourite Lys Gracieux drawn wide in barrier 15 with last weekend’s Caulfield Cup winning hoop Damian Lane looking for another Group 1 win on a horse from Japan.

Mystic Journey (6) once led Cox Plate betting but is now the second elect drawn a treat in barrier six.

Multiple Group 1 winner in Sydney for Godolphin Avilius (7) will come into barrier six – the most successful in Cox Plate history with 11 winners – if the emergencies come out.

Chris Waller has two chances to win his fifth straight Cox Plate after the historic four-peat of Winx with Turnbull Stakes winner Kings Will Dream (17) drawn very wide and his ATC Oaks winner Verry Ellegant (5) in a more favourable alley.

Read more on the 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Field & Updated Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 96870×8012 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 11 59kg 117
2 11511×4214 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 119
3 x984x42x8x KLUGER (JPN) Tomokazu Takano Tommy Berry 9 59kg 117
4 x4719x0063 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 2 59kg 116
5 6x2172x126 HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 16 59kg 116
6 43236Px581 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 17 59kg 115
7 14x111x222 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 18 59kg 118
8 594x13141x DANCETERIA (FR) David Menuisier Jamie Spencer 10 59kg 115
9 8x212x231x LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Damian Lane 15 57kg 119
10 x2x5322022 MAGIC WAND (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 3 57kg 114
11 x3x14083x1 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg 117
12 1x1111x125 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 6 55.5kg 119
13 7x2111x941 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 55.5kg 115
14 11331×472 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Craig Williams 4 49.5kg 115
15e 17333×0005 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Blake Shinn 14 59kg 113
16e 112131×300 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Glen Boss 12 57.5kg 114
17e 112142×037 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Damien Oliver 1 59kg 113
18e 0x111050x9 DREAM CASTLE (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Patrick Cosgrave 13 59kg 116

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations

The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2019 Nominations are now out with a bumper 187 entries including 27 international nominations.

Mystic Journey is early favourite in post-nomination Cox Plate betting and is one of 52 Group 1 winners among the entries for the $5 million feature.

Click here to view the full Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2019 Nominations. 

2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate First Acceptances

The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2019 First Acceptances have closed with 102 remaining chances including 17 overseas raiders and 19 three-year-old hopefuls.

View the full list of 2019 Cox Plate First Acceptances led by Mystic Journey by following the link.

2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances

The Ladbrokes 2019 Cox Plate Second Acceptances have now closed with 68 weight-for-age runners still in the mix led by Godolphin’s George Main Stakes winner Avilius and 10 international raiders.

View the complete 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Second Acceptances featuring 10 internationals.

2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Third Acceptances

Third acceptances for the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2019 are now out leaving just 35 potential runners in the $5 million classic led in betting by Japan’s Lys Graciux and the Godolphin-raced Avilius who won the George Main Stakes last time out. Five three-year-olds are still in the mix with Flit the sole filly potentially still on the Cox Plate path after her Thousand Guineas run.

2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Prize Money

In total the 2019 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.

2019 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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