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Feature Australian Horse Races: Cox Plate

Cox Plate

Cox Plate

Race Details

Date:October 28

Time: 5:00 pm

Racecourse:Moonee Valley racecourse

Race Distance:2040m

Conditions:Weight For Age

Prize Money:$3,000,000

Notable winners:

Past winners of the Cox Plate include many of the champion racehorses of Australia and New Zealand. Many great horses have won the race twice, including Phar Lap, Flight, Tobin Bronze, Sunline, Northerly, Fields of Omagh, So You Think and Winx. Kingston Town won the race three times.

Only one horse has ever won the race in the same year as winning the Melbourne and Caulfield cups, Rising Fast (1954), considered by many to be the greatest-ever horse from New Zealand.

The double with the Melbourne Cup has only been achieved by six horses: Makybe Diva, Might and Power, Saintly, Nightmarch, Phar Lap, and Rising Fast.

Only three horses have ever won the Melbourne Cup and then gone on to win the W.S. Cox Plate the following year: Phar Lap, Might and Power and Makybe Diva.

Ratings Results 17th July:
Randwick:: Mr Hussill top rater $5 sp $11; Fastconi top rater $5.50 sp $5.50 ; Le Chevalee top rater $3.50 sp $2.20 ; Blondeau 2nd top rater $4.25 sp $3.40; War Eternal 2nd top rater $5 sp $3.60;

Flemington: I'm Thunderstruck top rater $2.75 sp $4.20; Seiners Express 2nd top rater $7.50 sp $8.50 

Eagle Farm: Tears of Love top rater $4.50 sp $12; Release The Beans top rater $2.50 sp $2.70; Shooting for Gold top rater and sectional times $2.38 sp $1.50; Dreamreacher top rater $4.25 sp $3.40; Boomsara 2nd top rater $5 sp $4/60; 

Morphettville: Lombardo top rater $2.63 sp $1.80; Mac n Cheese 2nd top rater $6.50 sp $1.95; Great Diviner 2nd top rater $4.50 sp $3.50 

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