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

  • Waller rules out The Everest and Melbourne Cup for Winx Wednesday, 18 April 2018
    Winx is likely to have a similar campaign as last year with her first run to be in the Warwick Stakes which has just been renamed to the Winx Stakes in her honour before runs in the Chelmsford Stakes,. […]
  • Winx has a family photo before heading for a well earned rest Tuesday, 17 April 2018
    And it’s clear she’ll be missed while trainer Chris Waller ponders a spring target, likely to be the Cox Plate. Her imperious display in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory continued a three-year unbea. […]
  • Team behind Winx send champ off for a break in fine style Monday, 16 April 2018
    Winx equalled Black Caviar’s record of 25-straight wins last Saturday and it’s not over yet as the stable looks to add a fourth Cox Plate to her unbelievable record. She is only $1575 off cracking. […]
  • Winx to take tiny steps towards a 4th Cox Plate victory Monday, 16 April 2018
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  • Chris Waller not guaranteeing a Cox Plate start for Winx Sunday, 15 April 2018
    Chris Waller was non-committal about a fourth Cox Plate start for superstar mare Winx when speaking on RSN’s Correct Weight program on Sunday morning. Despite Winx destroying a high-quality Queen Eliz. […]
  • Winx could tackle Everest Sunday, 15 April 2018
    Champion mare Winx could line-up in this years $13 Everest as an alternative to her chasing a fourth Cox Plate. Owners of the mare have invested in a slot with Chris Waller which would enable Winx the. […]
  • No mountain too high for superstar Winx? Sunday, 15 April 2018
    COULD Winx win The Everest or an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate? Trainer Chris Waller has plenty of time to ponder this question as the champion mare heads to the spelling paddock after her magnificen. […]
  • There is only one goal for Winx this spring … the Cox Plate Sunday, 15 April 2018
    There is a beauty to Winx’s victories. The image of her in full stride when she lets down will endure for as long as her records. And it is the fact that her owners appreciate that beauty, and are a. […]