Cox Plate Field

Each year the Cox Plate field attracts a star-studded line-up of the best local and international weight-for-age horses. Run on a Saturday in late October at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley Racecourse, the Cox Plate field has a capacity of 14 starters plus four emergencies.

A large number of foreign raiders seek entry into the Cox Plate field each year, and every year the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) extends an official Cox Plate invitation to a number of top international runners.

Cox Plate nominations are taken in early August followed by a number of acceptance stages to whittle-down the hopeful runners to the official Cox Plate field, which is announced on the Tuesday of race week.

2016 Cox Plate Field

The 2016 Cox Plate field was released on Tuesday October 18 and will features a host of the world’s best gallopers including the defending Cox Plate winner Winx who leads early Cox Plate betting.

See below for the official Cox Plate Field & Barrier Draw 2016.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 08x0775x85 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ben Melham 10 59kg 112
2 21212×1212 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 59kg 118
3 650x5x2111 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 7 59kg 123
4 332722×121 HAURAKI John O’Shea TBA 8 59kg 118
5 1x4523x564 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Brenton Avdulla 4 59kg 115
6 10×2014121 VADAMOS (FR) Andre Fabre Joao Moreira 2 59kg 121
7 x0420x0155 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 5 59kg 115
8 1x1111x111 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 127
9 8915x41x43 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 117
10 11x21x621 YANKEE ROSE David Vandyke Dean Yendall 1 47.5kg 112

Betting on the Cox Plate Field 2016

The updated 2016 Cox Plate odds on the final field of weight-for-age hopefuls are listed below, fixed win Cox Plate betting provided by

2016 Cox Plate Nominations

The 2016 Cox Plate nominations are now out. Click here to view the full list of early Cox Plate entries for 2016

The latest round of the Cox Plate 2016 nominations are the third acceptances featuring 29 hopefuls led by the reigning champion Winx and Hartnell for John O’Shea.

2016 Cox Plate Third Acceptances

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 1x0420x015 AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 59kg
2 x21212x121 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 59kg
3 217x20x983 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 59kg
4 0069x031x2 GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 59kg
5 1x4523x564 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 59kg
6 08x0775x85 HAPPY TRAILS G 9 Paul Beshara 59kg
7 650x5x2111 HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea 59kg
8 332722×121 HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 59kg
9 5x2018x732 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 59kg
10 7x4110x454 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 59kg
11 x4x2311440 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 59kg
12 x21377x056 THE CLEANER G 9 Peter Gelagotis 59kg
13 610x5212x6 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 59kg
14 x0x51709x4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 59kg
15 10×2014121 VADAMOS (FR) H 6 Andre Fabre 59kg
16 8x41211x11 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 57.5kg
17 x7212x4510 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 57.5kg
18 108x461x26 TIVACI H 4 Michael Moroney 57.5kg
19 8915x41x43 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees 57kg
20 0x3419x103 MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien 57kg
21 11x1111x11 WINX M 5 Chris Waller 57kg
22 45324×4712 JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher 55.5kg
23 53x110x224 THAMES COURT M 4 David Brideoake 55.5kg
24 5x13x142 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 49.5kg
25 216x161x1 SACRED ELIXIR (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike 49.5kg
26 1216×454 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 49.5kg
27 1×16 SWEAR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 49.5kg
28 139x1x66 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 47.5kg
29 11x21x62 YANKEE ROSE F 3 David Vandyke 47.5kg