The Cox Plate is regarded as Australia’s premier weight for age horse race that has featured some of the best horses to have ever raced in Australia.
- Race Type: Group 1, Weight For Age
- Distance: 2040 metres
- Track: Moonee Valley
- Date: Saturday 27 October 2018
The race is now one of much importance and prestige and a key event in the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.
Cox Plate 2018
The 2018 Cox Plate final field of 8 runners has been released. Click to view latest betting markets for this years race.
Looking to see a list of which horses are in this years Cox Plate? Click to view the final field with our comments on each horse and its chances.
2018 Cox Plate Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Overcast
Eight runners will line up for the $5,000,000 Ladbrokes Cox Plate as Winx attempts to break all records by winning the race four years in a row. Winx is, once again, the favourite at a short odds-on price that is still better than bank interest. She has won her last 28 starts in a row and has truly earned that short price. Second favourite is Caulfield Stakes winner Benbatl who has Group 1 wins in 3 different countries. Third favourite is Humidor who was 2nd in this race last year.
Avilius has won all 4 starts since arriving in Australia but has not raced at Group 1 level. Kings Will Dream was a disappointing 6th in the Caulfield Cup last week after starting favourite, but had excuses and can improve. D’argento and Savvy Coup are both talented runners but may struggle in this class and Rostropovich is an unknown quantity who is not expected to trouble the favourite.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|8 Savvy Coup|
Previous Winners of Cox Plate:
As Australasia’s most prestigious race, the Cox Plate is now part of the World Series Racing Championship which is horse racing’s Grand Prix circuit. The series features thirteen races in eleven countries and the Cox Plate is the only southern hemisphere race to be included.
|2018||Winx||Benbatl (GB)||Humidor (NZ)|
|2017||Winx||Humidor (NZ)||Folkswood (GB)|
|2016||Winx||Hartnell (GB)||Yankee Rose|
|2015||Winx||Criterion (NZ)||Highland Reel (IRE)|
|2014||Adelaide (IRE)||Fawkner||Silent Achiever (NZ)|
|2013||Shamus Award||Happy Trails||Fiorente|
|2012||Ocean Park||All Too Hard||Pierro|
|2011||Pinker Pinker||Jimmy Choux||Rekindled Interest|
|2010||So You Think||Zipping||Whobegotyou|
|2009||So You Think||Manhattan Rain||Zipping|
|2007||El Segundo||Wonderful World||Haradasun|
|2006||Fields Of Omagh||El Segundo||Pompeii Ruler|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Lotteria||Fields Of Omagh|
|2004||Savabeel||Fields Of Omagh||Starcraft|
|2003||Fields Of Omagh||Defier||Lonhro|
The Cox Plate is held each year at the Moonee Valley Racecourse which is located only a few minutes away from the centre of Melbourne. The Moonee Valley Committee decided to run the weight for age race in honour of the Tracks founder, Sam Cox. Positioned between the Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup and the Victoria Derby, the Cox Plate quickly became a horse race of importance.