Ladbrokes Cox Plate

The 2017 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. The date for the 2017 Cox Plate is Saturday October 28, 2017.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate News

Winx Steps Up Ladbrokes Cox Plate Preparation With Smart Trial

Winx Steps Up Ladbrokes Cox Plate Preparation With Smart Trial

Champion mare Winx has stepped up her 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate preparation at Royal Randwick this morning, running a pleasing third in a 900m barrier trial. Regular rider Hugh Bowman allowed Winx to take a position towards the tail of the classy trial field as the Mark Newnham-trained Diamond Tathagata and fellow Chris Waller-trained Comin’…

The Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 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 dual Cox Plate winners.

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 will be held on Saturday 28th of October , 2017.

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 2017 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 2017 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.

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.

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations

The official Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 Nominations close at midday on Tuesday August 8, 2017 followed by Cox Plate First Acceptances on September 12, 2017.

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

2017 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.

2017 Cox Plate Tips

Our exclusive 2017 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.

2016 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Hartnell
  • 3rd: Yankee Rose

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