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Cox Plate 2021 Results

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Best Odds
1st 8 STATE OF REST J Allen J O'Brien $8.00/2.27
2nd 9 ANAMOE C Williams J Cummings $1.45
3rd 6 VERRY ELLEEGANT D Lane C Waller $1.43
4th 5 MO'UNGA
Cox Plate Best Bet
Anamoe
$3.40
Cox Plate Best Roughie
State Of Rest
$8.50
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Cox Plate 2021 Field

2040m Race at Moonee Valley Racecourse

Race Time: 5:10 pm
October 23, 2021
1. Zaaki (6)
(GB)
J: James McDonald
T: Annabel Neasham
W: 59kg
SCRATCHED
2. Dalasan (3)
J: Daniel Moor
T: Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $21
Rating:
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COMMENT: He is a Group l horse for sure and I think before he retires, he will win a Group l. I don’t think it’s here, but he might get a soft time of it, potentially in front, and a drop of rain won’t hurt his cause given he does save his best for when he gets his toe in. One I could see pinching a first four spot.
3. Gold Trip (2)
(FR)
J: Damien Oliver
T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
W: 59kg
SCRATCHED
4. Callsign Mav (5)
(NZ)
J: Luke Nolen
T: John Bary
W: 59kg
Best Odds: $31
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COMMENT: Gee I think he would be a perfect horse for a race like the Cantala next Saturday. IMO, he looks a dynamite 1400m/1600m horse. The query is 2040m, but one thing he has going for him is that he looks the sole leader, so he could get a cheap time of it early, and we know at the Valley, a cheap sectional in front is a good recipe. He lacks the class, but a track pattern that could suit him leaves him in as a rough first four contender.
5. Mo’unga (4)
(NZ)
J: Hugh Bowman
T: Annabel Neasham
W: 57.5kg
Best Odds: $6.00
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COMMENT: Is he somewhat of a forgotten horse? That Makybe Diva run screams out and the Incentivise form, which is standing up big time. Outstanding effort in the Epsom and is a proven WFA performer. Drop of rain no issue, looked to work well alongside Zaaki on Tuesday morning and his best, his absolute best, can see him in the finish.
6. Verry Elleegant (9)
(NZ)
J: Damian Lane
T: Chris Waller
W: 57kg
Best Odds: $3.20
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COMMENT: Two schools of thought re Turnbull. First, the track was too dry. Officially a Soft5, but times would suggest it was a Good4, bordering on a Good3, and we know she’s a mare who thrives when getting her toe in. So she had an excuse. Or the second thought, which is she isn’t going any good. Ratings boys and girls will say that the Melbourne Cup last year busted her and that sheer courage has seen her perform at a high level. But you have to trust the market and the Turnbull had her a rock solid $2.10 favourite to beat Incentivise. If you are an SP profile fan, you’re getting a great price about this girl given the form around her last run.
7. Probabeel (7)
(NZ)
J: Brett Prebble
T: Jamie Richards
W: 57kg
Best Odds: $14
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COMMENT: The Might And Power confirmed well and truly that Probabeel needs a dry deck. It was a Good3 officially, but as the day went on, it raced like a Firm2, with times/records being smashed. She is one of a number of runners in this race that wants the rain to stay away. Good4 at worst for her to be a winning chance. Anything worse and I think she’ll struggle.
8. State Of Rest (8)
(IRE)
J: John Allen
T: Joseph O'Brien
W: 56.5kg
Best Odds: $8.50
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COMMENT: He’s got the looks and the engine under the hood to command respect. Zaaki and Anamoe are the talk of the town and rightfully so, but this guy has the O’Brien polish, he has a turn of foot…the query will be if we get a wet track, because a drop of rain and he’ll struggle. A firm deck and he’s a definite winning chance.
9. Anamoe (10)
J: Craig Williams
T: James Cummings
W: 49.5kg
Best Odds: $3.40
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COMMENT: Three year olds run well in the Cox Plate and he has just had the perfect springboard for the 2040m assignment. Fast run 1400m, two weeks into a fast run 1600m, so he’s had the grounding. The barrier is no issue for me. He could slide forward in a race lacking early speed. Or, he drags back and given the likely slow tempo, smaller field, he won’t be far away come the home turn. He’s the one to beat.
10. Captivant (1)
J: Dean Yendall
T: Peter & Paul Snowden
W: 49.5kg
Best Odds: $13
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COMMENT: The forecast for rain concerns me. If we got a firm deck, he is right in contention, especially doing no work from the draw. But a drop of rain and getting his toe in, I think he’ll struggle, so the weather will determine how strong his chances are, if he has any.
 

Cox Plate Information

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for age conditions, the Cox Plate has been run annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne since 1922. A number of quality horses have won this event throughout its long and distinguished history, including names like Phar Lap, Sunline, Northerly, and Kingston Town.

The Cox Plate is run over a distance of 2040 metres, with $5 million in prize money up for grabs. The prestige of this event has certainly grown over the years, with the first ever victor in 1922, Violoncello, taking home 1000 pounds. The Cox Plate is strategically placed on the racing calendar between the Caulfield Cup, Victoria Derby, and Melbourne Cup, which is another reason why it has become such an important event.

Ever since its inauguration, the Cox Plate has been acknowledged as one of the classic events in international horse racing. While almost all winners of the Cox Plate have come from Australia and New Zealand, “the greatest two minutes in sport” is often acknowledged as one of the classic international races. Three of the most memorable moments in history include the brilliant seven length win by Sunline in 2000 and the dominance shown by champion Kingston Town by winning three Cox Plates in a row in the early eighties as well as last years race in which Winx demolished her rivals in the race.

Since 1999, the Cox Plate has been included alongside other great races in the World Series, joining the Japan Cup, the Hong Kong International Cup, Arlington Million in the USA, the Canadian International, the Breeders Cup Turf and Breeders Cup Classic in the USA, the Irish Champion Stakes, the Grosser Preis Von Baden in Germany, and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot in the UK.

Sir Dragonet wins the Cox Plate 2020

Cox Plate 2021

The 2021 Cox Plate is likely to be bigger and better than ever, with organisers continuing to attract international interest in “the greatest two minutes in sport”. The Cox Plate will be held this year on Saturday, October 23rd, along with a range of Listed and Group events. It is also proceeded by the Manikato Stakes the night before on Friday, October 22nd, as well as the Barrier Draw Breakfast and Ladies Fashion Luncheon on Wednesday, October 20th.

Cox Plate Betting

The Cox Plate is one of the most popular racing events in Australia, with a strong international reputation and growing support in the Australian racing community. While still not as popular as betting on the Melbourne Cup, there are more bets placed on the Cox Plate each year. It is known to be a purist racing event, something that can scare off casual and beginning punters. We make it easy for you by providing Free Tips for you, so check back when the final field for the race is out.

The Odds

Casual punters are often scared by the term odds and what they represent. However, the system of odds employed by bookmakers is really quite simple once you get your head around the basic terminology. Just like other racing events, odds are the individual prices offered for each horse when making a bet. The Cox Plate odds on offer are dependent on the type of bet being made and the likelihood of success. Horses with short odds are believed to be more likely to succeed, with bets on outsiders offering more money in exchange for a reduced chance of success.

Betting Tips

Everyone wants a hot tip when it gets close to race day, and there are normally more than a few experts happy to oblige. Getting a useful tip for the Cox Plate can be difficult however, with bookmakers and self styled racing gurus not always on your side. While the official field for the race will not be known for some time, there are a few basic things to keep in mind when putting your money down on any horse racing event.

View our Free Racing Tips page for detailed tips for the Cox Plate

Cox Plate Racecourse

The Cox Plate takes place at Moonee Valley Racecourse, which is located about 6 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Moonee Valley has hosted a number of thoroughbred racing events over the years, and is the only metropolitan race track in the country to have night time racing. The Manikato Stakes is held on the eve of the Cox Plate under lights, with a special atmosphere always on offer. The Moonee Valley track is a tight anti-clockwise course with a circumference of 1805 metres and a short straight of only 173 metres.

Cox Plate Carnival

Like many of the world’s biggest races, the Cox Plate has become bigger than a single race event. The Cox Plate Carnival also includes the Barrier Draw Breakfast on the Wednesday before the Saturday race, with the Ladies Fashion Luncheon also held on this day. Manikato Stakes Night is held on the eve of the horse race, an exciting evening of racing under lights. The race itself is held on the Saturday, along with a range of Listed and Group racing events.

The Fashion

While it may not be as popular with the general public as the Melbourne Cup, the international reputation of the Cox Plate is helping it become one of the biggest sporting events in Australia. It is not all about the racing however, with a number of dining, entertainment, and fashion events also a big part of the Cox Plate Carnival. The Cox Plate Fashion Luncheon is held on the Wednesday before the big race, with a number of dining options and the chance to look at some of the best fashions for the spring and summer ahead.

View our Cox Plate Fashion Page

Cox Plate Prize Money

The Cox Plate is one of the richest and most prestigious races on the Australian calendar. This event is also increasingly attracting the attention of international horses, thanks in large part to the massive amount of prize money on offer. There is over $5 million in prize money on the table for the 2021 race, including over $50,000 worth of trophies for the people involved with the winning horse.

Cox Plate Barrier Draw

Like all big horse racing events, barrier draws can make a big difference to the final outcome. While the importance of barrier draws in the Cox Plate is debatable due to the long distance of the event, the tight corners of the Moonee Valley track often make for pushy conditions. Barriers are announced at the Barrier Draw Breakfast, a special event which takes place on the Wednesday before the big race in October.

Cox Plate Internationals

The Cox Plate enjoys a fantastic international reputation, more so than even the famous Melbourne Cup. The Cox Plate became part of the Racing World Series in 1999, and is still the only southern hemisphere race in what is a very impressive list. The organisers of the Cox Plate are increasingly making efforts to attract the attention of international horses, with more runners from Europe, America, and Asia likely in the coming years.

Cox Plate Results

The Cox Plate is the best Weight For Age race in Australasia. The Cox Plate is a tough rough and usually the toughest and best horse in the race will win it. Last years winner of the Cox Plate was international galloper Adelaide who was ridden by Ryan Moore. View the replay of the race below. We have a look at the results and information.

Cox Plate Tips

Picking a Cox Plate winner isn’t easy. But here at Just Horse Racing we make it easy by providing you with the best free Cox Plate tips available anywhere on the internet. Be sure to check back when the final field for the race has been released to view our tips.

Cox Plate Field

The Field consists of fourteen runners and four emergencies. The Cox Plate is run over 2040m at Moonee Valley racecourse which is hosted by the Moonee Valley Racing Club. View the up-to date nominations for the race.

Some Fun Facts

We take a look at some Facts including when the first Cox Plate was run, which horses have won the Cox Plate/Melbourne Cup double and which horse has been the only horse to win the Cox Plate three years in row. If you would like to know the answers to these questions be sure to checkout our facts page.

  • Race run in two divisions in 1946.
  • Before the run of mare winners, So You Think’s 4yo win was the only favourite going back to Makybe Diva in 2005.
  • In the mad crush of 1992, Naturalism, Palace Reign and Sydeston fell and then Let’s Elope (2nd) was demoted after causing interference to Better Loosen Up who came 5th.
  • Viscount protested against both Northerly and Sunline in 2001 (and 2nd against 1st too) but all were dismissed.
  • Shamus Award was elevated into the field after Atlantic Jewel’s scratching and won the 2013 edition as a maiden.
  • In taking this out in 2019, Damian Lane had won the Slipper, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate single year treble and only needed the Melbourne Cup to become the first to achieve that feat.
  • Same Year Caulfield Cup/Cox Plate double – Northerly (2002), Tobin Bronze (1967), Rising Fast (1954), Tranquil Star (1942).
  • Same Year Cox Plate/Melbourne Cup double – Makybe Diva (2005), Saintly (1996), Rising Fast (1954), Phar Lap (1930), Nightmarch (1929).

Cox Plate past winners

The Cox Plate has been run since 1922, we take a look at the previous winners of the horse race on our past winners page.

How to place a bet on the Cox Plate?

Betting on the Cox Plate has never been easier thanks to bookmakers such as SportsbetNeds and Ladbrokes. If you’re looking to bet on the Cox Plate you can do so in just a matter of minutes! simply create an account, make a deposit and place your bets! It’s that easy!

When is the 2021 Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate will be run on Saturday, October 23 at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The scheduled start time for the race is 5:40PM.

How much prize money does the Cox Plate winner receive?

The 2021 Cox Plate is worth a staggering $5 million in prize money. The winner of the Cox Plate will take home $3 million.

How to live stream the 2021 Cox Plate

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Cox Plate Winners

  • 2020: Sir Dragonet
  • 2019: Lys Gracieux
  • 2018: Winx
  • 2017: Winx
  • 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
 
 

Cox Plate News

    • State Of Rest survives protest to win the Cox Plate

      Young Irish trainer Joseph O’Brien has added a Cox Plate to his two Melbourne Cups after State Of Rest survived a protest to claim the weight-for-age championship at The Valley. One of two early arrivals for this year’s Spring Carnival, the O’Brien stable had to survive a protest by Craig Williams aboard the Godolphin colt Anamoe in a dramatic… Read More »

       
    • Cox Plate – What the jockeys said

      Find out what the jockeys said about their mounts after the running of the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Winning Jockey (State Of Rest): John Allen It looked tough out there: “There was a bit of a bump there and I couldn’t celebrate. Thank God we got the win and… Read More »

       
    • Cox Plate results and replay – 2021

      View the results and replay for the 2021 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate was raced at Moonee Valley racecourse on 23/10/2021. Have Your Say 🗣: What did you think of the race? Comment below 👇 Replay: STATE OF REST 🐎 lands The 2021 Ladbrokes Cox Plate under John Allen 🏇🏻for… Read More »

       
    • Cox Plate plunge on Champion mare

      Punters have singled out Champion mare Verry Elleegant in late betting on this afternoons Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley. The Cox Plate market was turned on its head this morning when the short priced favourite Zaaki was scratched which left boom three-year-old Anamoe as favourite however punters have crunched… Read More »

       
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