The Cox Plate is a strategically-placed race occurring between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and has become a race of great importance and prestige within the Spring Racing Carnival.
The Cox plate is eagerly anticipated by racing punters and always attracts a great deal of betting activity. Betfair has its Cox plate market up, offering you great odds for the race. You could register on Betfair and place a bet in just a few minutes.
After a weekend where the Cox Plate favourite put up a good initial run but then bombed out, and was left with 'Pink' cheeks, Dominic Beirne analyses all the major races.Read more »
Even with a classy line up comprising 11 previous Group 1 winners taking part in this afternoon's Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley, Gary Crispe of racingandsports.com.au still feels Helmet will take all in its way.Read more »
Betfair's highly respected spring carnival form analyst Dominic Beirne is expecting a fruitful Cox Plate Day for punters with many favourites rated as stand out selections.Read more »
As the weight for age championship of Australasia, the Cox Plate is very much the trophy that every racing purist most wants on their mantelpiece. Dominic Beirne assesses the runners in the 2011 Cox Plate.Read more »
A hot tempo and some cushion in the track has Brad Thompson warming to Secret Admirer storming home late to claim the Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.Read more »
Smart galloper Rekindled Interest is unlikely to run at Moonee Valley tomorrow night and will be saved for Sunday's Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Read more »
Dominic Beirne has a favourite for the upcoming Cox Plate, and urges you to hang onto your hat...well, 'Helmet'...if you want to back a winner.Read more »
Mathew Thompson lends some insight into the changing markets for some of the biggest races of the Spring Racing Carnival.Read more »
Mathew Thompson summarises the changing markets for some of the biggest races of the Spring Racing Carnival.Read more »
Jake Norton thinks Christmas might come early for December Draw as he tightens in the odds for some of the biggest races of the Spring Carnival.Read more »
Brad Thompson thinks Wall Street might give punters a little ray of sunshine with some value.Read more »
Sarah Peatling, the lady with the key facts, offers up the goods on the Cox Plate.Read more »
Gary Mullen asks the question, 'So who thinks?' they can beat last year's Cox Plate winner, So You Think.Read more »
And what a day it has been. The So you think flew home leading the pack all the way then pulling away towards the end producing an emphatic victory.Read more »
The WS Cox Plate
Run in honour of the founder of Moonee Valley, William Samuel Cox, the Cox Plate is Australia’s premier weight-for-age race over 2040m. It was first run in 1922 and won by Violencello, a stallion imported from England, and is held in the period between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.
Since its inception, this race has attracted the very best of Australian turf. Names like Kingstown, Rising Fast, Dulcify, Gunsynd, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might and Power, Sunline, Phar Lap and recently, Makybe Diva, Maldivian, and Fields of Omagh, have been etched on the WS Cox ‘Wall of Champions’, situated strategically in the Octagonal Lounge.
Cox Plate betting is ever-popular with those punters who have an eye for thoroughbred betting on the number one weight-for-age race of Australasia. In fact, the this event is a part of Australian racing folklore because of its reputation as the best horse race in Australia.
The Cox Plate is part of the world series as a constituent of the elite group consisting of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot, the Japan Cup, the Dubai World Cup, the Arlington Million, the Hong Kong International Cup, the Canadian International, the Grosser Preis von Baden, the Irish Champion Stakes, and the Breeders' Cup Turf and Breeders' Cup Classic.
Punters from all over the world enjoy a Cox Plate bet. While some of them are in it for the money, quite a few do it for the sheer entertainment of the Cox Plate races and the adrenalin rush that comes with it. Not only is it among the greatest races in the world, it is also one of the most important social, cultural and entertainment events of Australia, much anticipated every year. In fact, a world of its own exists on the sidelines of the race every year. People relax, enjoy, network and entertain, all the while keeping an eye on the action happening on the course.
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