2014 Cox Plate News

Talented northern hemisphere three-year-old Adelaide has justified a trip to Australian in his maiden competitive appearance on course this afternoon, displaying a keen turn of foot in the final straight at Moonee Valley to take out the featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m). Jumping from the gates only fairly, jockey…


2014 Cox Plate

The 2014 Cox Plate will be the 92nd edition of Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the famous feature to light up Moonee Valley Racecourse on a Saturday in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2014 Cox Plate Results

  • 1st: Adelaide
  • 2nd: Fawkner
  • 3rd: Silent Achiever

The 2014 Cox Plate will take place on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

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Worth $3 million in stakes the Group 1 Tatt’s Cox Plate is run over 2040-metres and is considered one of the spring major’s along with the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2040m) and the world’s richest handicap, the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) run on the first Tuesday in November annually.

Since its inception in 1922 the Cox Plate winners list reads like the who’s who of horse racing with greats including Kingston Town (1980-1982), Sunline (1999-2000), Northerly (2001-2002), Makybe Diva (2005), and So You Think (2009-2010) all having won in the past half a century.

Which horse will win the Cox Plate 2014? Punters and race fans will have to wait until October 2014.

The richest race of its kind anywhere in the world, the Cox Plate is named after the Moonee Valley Racing Club’s original founder Williams Samuel Cox and is a time-honoured classic often referred to as “the race where legends are made”.

Adding to the prestige of the Cox Plate is its inclusion in the Emirates World Series Racing Championship, a series that also includes events such as the Dubai World Cup, Japan Cup and the USA Breeders’ Cup Classic.

2014 Cox Plate Carnival

Held at the world-famous Moonee Valley Racecourse, the Cox Plate Carnival consists of two days of top quality racing. Starting on Friday night with Manikato Stakes Night, the Cox Plate Carnival is one of the most exciting mini carnivals held in Brisbane.

Manikato Stakes Night

Manikato Stakes night features only two black-type races.

Manikato Stakes
The Group 1 Manikato Stakes pays a hefty $1 million prize money. Run over 1200m, the Manikato Stakes is one of the most exciting sprints of the Cox Plate Carnival. An open weight for age contest, the Manikato Stakes provides an opportunity for genuinely talented horses to prove their worth.

William Crockett Stakes
The Listed William Crockett Stakes is run over 1200m under set weights plus penalties conditions. Open to three year old fillies only and worth $120,000, the William Crockett Stakes is one of the better listed events of the Cox Plate Carnival.

Cox Plate Day

Cox Plate Day is one of the biggest days in Australian horse racing. If the entire nation stops to watch the Melbourne Cup, then a fair percentage of it must stop to watch the Cox Plate. The races on Cox Plate Day attracts some of the biggest punting volumes in the industry, and the crowds trackside are truly phenomenal. There are seven black-type events on Cox Plate Day.

Cox Plate
The Group 1 Cox Plate is worth a staggering $3 million prize money. One of Australia’s most popular weight for age contests, the Cox Plate is restricted to horses aged three years and older. Run over 2040m, the Cox Plate is always a thrilling contest watched by millions.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
The Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is open to three year old fillies. Run under set weights conditions, the Fillies Classic field races across a mile in search of a share of the $200,000 prize money.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup
The $250,000 Moonee Valley Gold Cup is a set weights plus penalties competition for horses four years and older. A Group 2 event, the Moonee Valley Gold Cup is contested over 2500m.

Moonee Valley Vase
The Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase is a 2040m set weights contest. Open only to three year olds, the Moonee Valley Vase pays $200,000 prize money.

Crystal Mile
The Group 2 Crystal Mile, run under weight for age conditions, is an exciting race held over 1600m. With $200,000 up for grabs, plenty of quality milers aged three years and older target this event.

Red Anchor Stakes
The Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes is a 1200m sprint worth $150,000. Contested by three years olds under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Red Anchor Stakes is worth watching for form guidance.

Tesio Stakes
A handicap for mares aged four years and older, the Tesio Stakes provides an opportunity for experienced horses to test themselves over a mile. Worth $150,000, the Group 3 Tesio Stakes really rounds off the Cox Plate Carnival.

2014 Cox Plate Field

Each year the Cox Plate field limit is set at 14 starters plus four emergencies, with the 2014 Cox Plate nominations due to be taken in August.

Nominations are then followed by a number of declarations stages that will whittle down the list of early entries to eventually reveal the 2014 Cox Plate field the week before the race takes place.

2014 Cox Plate Odds

Betting on the Cox Plate 2014 will open at Aussie bookmakers months in advance, before the nominations are even released.

These Cox Plate odds are known as ante-post or futures markets and offer punters willing to take the risk very juicy prices.

Cox Plate betting odds slowly shorten as Cox Plate Day approaches so getting in early at an online bookmaker is often the best way to ensure you get the best value.

2014 Cox Plate Betting Tips

The best Cox Plate betting tip is to place your bets online at trusted Australian bookmaker.

But what horse to back in the Cox Plate betting markets?

Two of the traditional Cox Plate lead-up races are the Group 1 Yalumba Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield a fortnight before and the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) also held at Caulfield but in September.

Watch for the winners and placegetters in these earlier Melbourne Spring Carnival events as a guide to your Cox Plate bets.

Also note that Cox Plate betting historically doesn’t favour the favourites except when they are in odds-on territory, horses that start at the top of the markets paying under $2 boasting an impressive Win Rate of just under 70%.

2014 Cox Plate Results

As soon as the 2014 Cox Plate result and finishing order is out fans can find the details right here.

Below is a list of recent Cox Plate winners and placegetters along with the winning times.

Year 1st 2nd 3rd Winning Time
2015 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2014 Adelaide Fawkner Silent Achiever 2:03.8
2013 Shamus Award Happy Trails Fiorente 2:05.3
2012 Ocean Park All Too Hard Pierro 2:04.1
2011 Pinker Pinker Jimmy Choux Rekindled Interest 2:05.4
2010 So You Think Zipping Whobegotyou 2:07.4
2009 So You Think Manhattan Rain Zipping 2:03.9
2008 Maldivian Zipping Samantha Miss 2:06.9
2007 El Segundo Wonderful World Haradasun 2:06.3
2006 Fields Of Omagh El Segundo Pompeii Ruler 2:06.9
2005 Makybe Diva Lotteria Fields Of Omagh 2:09.3
2004 Savabeel Fields Of Omagh Starcraft 2:06.9
2003 Fields Of Omagh Defier Lonhro 2:07.6
2002 Northerly Defier Grandera 2:06.3
2001 Northerly Sunline Viscount 2:05.8
2000 Sunline Diatribe Referral 2:07.7