Cox Plate

Cox Plate

Winners, Past Results and all the History of the Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 1 Australian horse race for 3 years old and over and is a weight for age event.

The Cox Plate is contested over a distance of 2040 metres and is held annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne in late October during the Spring Racing Carnival.

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. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Prize money for the Cox Plate is worth $3,000,000.

The first Cox Plate in 1922 was won by Violoncello and carried prize money of 1000 pounds. At that time the race was a Principle Race. In 1979 the race was elevated to a Group 1 event in which Dulcify won the race.

In honour of the founder of Moonee Valley, Sam Cox, the Moonee Valley Committee decided to run a weight-for-age race, the Cox Plate.

Because Cox Plate it strategically placed on the racing calendar between the Caulfield Cup, Victoria Derby and Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate immediately became a race of importance and prestige.

Now, many regard the Cox Plate as 'the greatest two minutes in sport'.

From its inauguration, the Cox Plate has been acknowledged as one of the classic events in international horse racing. Almost every winner has been an outstanding horse - Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Rising Fast, Dulcify, Gunsynd, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might and Power and Sunline's double-header in 1999 and 2000. The list of winners reads like a Who Who's of the Australian turf.

And since 1999, the Cox Plate is the only southern hemisphere race to be included in the World Series. The World Series is horse racing's Grand Prix circuit, spanning both hemispheres and four continents.

As Australasia's most prestigious race, the Cox Plate inclusion in the series in 1999 sees it listed with the world's greatest races including the Japan Cup (Japan), the Hong Kong International Cup (HK), Arlington Million (USA), Canadian International (Canada), Breeders Cup Turf and Breeders Cup Classic (USA), Irish Champion Stakes (Ireland), Grosser Preis Von Baden (Germany), and the Kind George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot (UK).

No wonder the Cox Plate is called the 'greatest two minutes in sport' and its prize money has reacted accordingly rising to over $3 million dollars.

The Cox Plate is full of great moments including the brilliant Sunline and her seven length win in 2000 and champion Kingston Town winning three Cox Plates in a row in the early eighties, and the the list goes on.

Year Cox Plate Winners
2016 Winx
2015 Winx
2014 Adelaide
2013 Shamus Award
2012 Ocean Park
2011 Pinker Pinker
2010 So You Think
2009 So You Think
2008 Maldivian
2007 El Segundo
2006 Fields Of Omagh
2005 Makybe Diva
2004 Savabeel
2003 Fields Of Omagh
2002 Northerly
2001 Northerly
2000 Sunline
1999 Sunline
1998 Might And Power
1997 Dane Ripper
1996 Saintly
1995 Octagonal
1994 Solvit
1993 The Phantom Chance
1992 Super Impose
1991 Surfers Paradise
1990 Better Loosen Up
1989 Almaarad
1988 Our Poetic Prince
1987 Rubiton
1986 Bonecrusher
1985 Rising Prince
1984 Red Anchor
1983 Strawberry Road
1982 Kingston Town
1981 Kingston Town
1980 Kingston Town
1979 Dulcify
1978 So Called
1977 Family Of Man
1976 Surround
1975 Fury's Order
1974 Battle Heights
1973 Taj Rossi
1972 Gunsynd
1971 Tauto
1970 Abdul
1969 Daryl's Joy
1968 Rajah Sahib
1967 Tobin Bronze
1966 Tobin Bronze
1965 Star Affair
1964 Sir Dane
1963 Summer Regent
1962 Aquanita
1961 Dhaulagiri
1960 Tulloch
1959 Noholme
1958 Yeman
1957 Redcraze
1956 Ray Ribbon
1955 Kingster
1954 Rising Fast
1953 Hydrogen
1952 Hydrogen
1951 Bronton
1950 Alister
1949 Delta
1948 Carbon Copy
1947 Chanak
1946 Leonard
1946 Flight
1945 Flight
1944 Tranquil Star
1943 Amana
1942 Tranquil Star
1941 Beau Vite
1940 Beau Vite
1939 Mosaic
1938 Ajax
1937 Young Idea
1936 Young Idea
1935 Garrio
1934 Chatham
1933 Rogilla
1932 Chatham
1931 Phar Lap
1930 Phar Lap
1929 Nightmarch
1928 Highland
1927 Amounis
1926 Heroic
1925 Manfred
1924 The Night Patrol
1923 Easingwold
1922 Violoncello
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