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 entry runner-up in Secretariat Stakes Saturday, 12 August 2017
    The 2017 Cox Plate entry Taj Mahal finished runner-up in Saturday’s Grade I Secretariat Stakes (1m 2f) at Arlington Park, won by Oscar Performance. Oscar Performance won the Secretariat Stakes. Photo:. […]
  • Winx dominates 2017 Cox Plate odds Thursday, 10 August 2017
    Just two cents of every dollar bet so far with the TAB on the Cox Plate has gone on a horse not called Winx. The champion opened at $4 minutes after her second consecutive Cox Plate victory in 2016 an. […]
  • Michelle Payne hopeful of 2017 Cox Plate ride Wednesday, 9 August 2017
    As Michelle Payne embarks on another exciting international experience, a racing dream at home in Victoria remains alive for the 2015 Melbourne Cup-winning jockey. Only hours before she was scheduled. […]
  • Highland Reel a possible rival to the world’s best race mare Winx Wednesday, 9 August 2017
    Just when it seemed the all-conquering Winx had a mortgage on a third Cox Plate, a talented overseas competitor has emerged who could test the world’s finest race mare. When nominations closed on Tues. […]
  • Payne Excited by Cox Plate Chances of Kaspersky Wednesday, 9 August 2017
    Jockey Michelle Payne is excited by the prospect of partnering Kaspersky in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes (1400m) at Newbury on August 19 th, ahead of his trip to Australia for the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox. […]
  • Tony McEvoy wary of throwing Royal Symphony into Cox Plate showdown with Winx Tuesday, 8 August 2017
    THE Winx effect is taking hold. Trainer Tony McEvoy says he would be loath to pit Royal Symphony against the mercurial mare in the $3 million Cox Plate, even if the three-year-old smashes his Caulfiel. […]
  • Winx Headlines 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Nominations Tuesday, 8 August 2017
    Winx has been included in the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate nominations and is one of 141 horses that remain a chance of contesting the Australasian Weight-For-Age Championship at The Valley on October 29.. […]
  • Cox Plate nominations released with Winx headlining 141 entries Monday, 7 August 2017
    Dual Cox Plate champion Winx has headlined a total of 141 nominations for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 28. The Chris Waller-trained daughter of Street Cry will bid to equa. […]