Cox Plate 2017

The 2017 Cox Plate will be run on Saturday October 28 2017 at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

The weight-for-age race is run over 2040 metres and boasts a whopping $3 million prize pool.

While it may not be able to compare itself to the prestigious Melbourne Cup, many racing followers consider it to be the premier race of the Spring.

Winx - 2016 Cox Plate

Dubbed "the best two minutes in sport" it's no surprise that it has produced some of the most memorable moments in Australian racing history.

Cox Plate Betting

Given the Cox Plates ability to attract the world's best gallopers it's no surprise that it attracts a huge amount of interest in the betting ring.

It's an incredibly tough race to predict and historically not an ideal race for favourites. In the past 16 years just 4 horses that began as favourite have won the race.

Popular lead up races leading into the Cox Plate include the Caulfield Stakes, Caulfield Guineas and the Turnbull Stakes.

Cox Plate History

There have been many historic moments in the Cox Plate. You only need to look back as far as last year when super mare Winx won by a record 8 lengths. She also won the previous year by a staggering 5 lengths

Winx joined the elite company of Phar Lap (1930-31), Flight (1945 and 1946), Tobin Bronze (1966-197), Sunline (1999-200), Northerly (2001-2002), Fields Of Omagh (2003 and 2006) and So You Think (2009-2010) as dual winners of the race.

Kingston Town (1980-82) remains the only three-time winner of the Cox Plate.

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Winx - 2016 Cox Plate