2017 Cox Plate Field, Barriers & Odds

Cox Plate Day

For the Aussie punters placing wagers on Australian thoroughbred events, there aren’t many other races that are able to attract the amount of loyal fans that the Cox Plate Day of racing is able to each year.

2017 Cox Plate Day will be held on Saturday 28th October at Moonee Valley in Melbourne. This famed race has a significant history within Australian thoroughbred racing and is considered by many to be the championship for weight for age horse racing in all of Australasia.Cox Plate Day

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2017 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

The Cox Plate one of two premiere races that precedes the Melbourne Cup with a field of top class contenders. In fact, these contenders often appear in the Melbourne Cup form as favourites to win Australia’s biggest race.

Nowadays, there are incredible numbers of opportunities for all Aussie punters interested in placing wagers on any of the races held on Cox Plate Day at online betting sites such as Ladbrokes.com.au.

If you are looking to follow all the news on 2016 Cox Plate then we recommend you visit HorseRacing.com.au

Cox Plate

Perhaps the most popular of all races that are part of the Cox Plate Day of racing is, of course, the W.S. Cox Plate. This race is reserved for Group 1 thoroughbreds and is held annually at the famous Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. The race was actually named and created in honour of the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s founder, W.S. Cox. The Cox Plate Carnival reigns as one of the pinnacles of Australian racing.

The race has average prize money of $3 million, and is run over a distance of 2040 metres. It is officially considered by most to be the richest weight for age prize money in all of Australian thoroughbred horse racing history. This has always been the most popular race taking place on Cox Plate Day and these days there are a ton of punters using Ladbrokes.com.au to place bets on their beloved Cox Plate.

Cox Plate Day takes place only a few days after the Geelong Cup, which grants the winner ballot exemption for the Melbourne Cup.

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Due to the fact that the W.S Cox Plate is such a prestigious thoroughbred horse race, in 1999 it was officially included in the Emirates World Series of Racing Championship. This worldwide, grand prix style race includes many of the most famous and prestigious races in history including the Dubai World Cup, Canadian International Stakes, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

One of the main attractions for so many avid horse racing fans and punters when it comes to the Cox Plate Day is the notable, fan favourite winners. A few famous horses have actually won the race twice including Flight, Phar Lap, Sunline, Fields of Omagh, and Northerly. However the only horse to ever win the race three times was Kingston Town. The Cox Plate field is

With an incredible number of new online betting websites providing a ton of options for Aussie punters interested in the Cox Plate Day of racing, this legendary race will definitely continue to attract thousands of loyal punters to place bets on bookmaker.com.au and other online betting sites,

Cox Plate Day Races

As one of the most prestigious days in Australian horse racing, Cox Plate Day has a quality race schedule boasting seven group races. Fitting in nicely just before the culmination of the Spring Carnival on November 4th, the atmosphere on Cox Plate Day is incredible and every race garners massive attention both trackside and in the bookies’ ring.

Cox Plate Day is all about quality racing, and it is widely regarded as Moonee Valley’s biggest day of racing. Tens of thousands flock to the Moonee Valley Racecourse to take part in proceedings every year, creating a truly unforgettable atmosphere.

The Cox Plate Day race schedule is as follows:

  • Race 1: Inglis Banner (1000m)
  • Race 2: Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200m)
  • Race 3: Drummond Golf Fillies Classic (1600m)
  • Race 4: Dilmah Exceptional Teas Vase (2040m)
  • Race 5: Sportingbet Cox Plate (2040m)
  • Race 6: Schweppes Crystal Mile (1600m)
  • Race 7: City Jeep Handicap (1000m)
  • Race 8: Eliza Park International Stakes (1600m)
  • Race 9: Racing.com Cup (2500m)

Cox Plate Day Betting

The number of Aussie punters these days placing wagers online through online betting sites is quite staggering, but it’s no surprise. With great online wagering venues like Ladbrokes.com.au that are online these days, it’s easier than ever for all Aussies to place wagers on the great races run on Cox Plate Day. It is more convenient than ever before for punters to place their bets on the big races, and the low operating costs of online betting sites mean they can offer you the best possible odds for every race on Cox Plate Day. So if you’re keen on having a punt on any of the horses in the Cox Plate field, jump online and check out the odds!

Cox Plate Day News

Ten runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Champion mare Winx remains a clear and justifiable $2.05 favourite in 2016…