Cox Plate

W.S. Cox Plate

The W.S. Cox Plate is held in Melbourne every October in Moonee Valley in memory of the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s founder, William Samuel Cox. Horses 3 years of age or older are eligible to run the Cox Palte and the horse race is widely regarded as the Weight for Age championship of Australia.

Cox Plate FAQ’s

How much prize money is on offer?
Over $3,000,000 AUD Cash
Wich horses have won the Cox Plate more than once
Kingston Town won 3 times. Phar Lap, Flight, Tobin Bronze, Sunline, Northerly and Fields Of Omagh won the Cox Plate twice.
Which horses have won the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate double?
Makybe Diva, Might and Power, Saintly, Nightmarch, Phar Lap, and Rising Fast.

Latest Cox Plate News

  • 2017 Cox Plate Option for Yankee Rose Monday, 26 June 2017
    Yankee Rose may have missed the autumn – winter racing carnivals due to injury issues but the dual Group 1 winning filly is back in work with connections keeping a run in the Cox Plate 2017 against. […]
  • Cox Plate invitee Highland Reel wins Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Thursday, 22 June 2017
    2017 Cox Plate invitee Highland Reel won his sixth Group 1 race with a tough victory in the £750,000 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1 mile, 2 furlongs) on day two of the five day Royal Ascot Carnival in. […]
  • 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Calls for Ribchester Wednesday, 21 June 2017
    The opening day of Royal Ascot was full of possible Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival-bound contenders including Thomas Hobson eyeing a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid and impressive Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes (. […]
  • Winx steps up third Cox Plate preparation Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    Australia’s favourite racehorse Winx has returned to trainer Chris Waller’s Rosehill stables ready to step up her Spring Carnival preparation that will target a third successive win in the 2017 Gr. […]
  • Michelle Payne puts Cox Plate on radar for Kaspersky Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    OVERWHELMED by an unforgettable Royal Ascot initiation, Michelle Payne is convinced Kaspersky has the qualities to be a serious player in the Melbourne spring. Declaring the experience of riding in fr. […]
  • Perth race to determine a Cox Plate campaign Monday, 19 June 2017
    Perth trainer Lindsey Smith is prepared to take on the world’s highest rated turf horse in the Cox Plate if Scales Of Justice convinces him he can run 2000m. Yet to finish out of a place in 16 start. […]
  • Winx returns ahead of third Cox Plate Monday, 19 June 2017
    Champion Winx has returned to Chris Waller’s stables to prepare for a third straight Cox Plate. After winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in April, Winx was sent for a break and Waller sa. […]
  • Perth race to determine Cox Plate tilt Sunday, 18 June 2017
    Perth trainer Lindsey Smith is prepared to take on the world’s highest rated turf horse in the Cox Plate if Scales Of Justice convinces him he can run 2000m. Yet to finish out of a place in 16 starts. […]