Cox Plate betting
A Cox Plate Punt demands that something more. As Australasia’s richest weight-for-age, the Cox Plate 2013 deserves more than a quick glance at last week’s form. A Cox Plate Punt deserves respect. Here at www.coxplatepunt.com.au we understand that and have done all the research for you. Get all the latest Cox Plate Odds, Cox Plate Betting tips, plus the chance to place your Cox Plate Punt on us. The Cox Plate is the race where legends are made; will you be a Cox Plate 2013 legend?
About the Cox Plate
First run in 1922, the WS Cox Plate was created and named in honour of Moonee Valley founder William Samuel Cox. One of Australia’s most respected and rewarding races, a cool $3,050,000 in stakes is on offer for this 2040m Group 1. Held at the business end of the Melbourne Spring Carnival, Saturday 26 October, many in the Cox Plate field will try their luck at the Melbourne Cup come the first Tuesday in November.
Conducted under weight-for-age conditions, this race is not for the faint hearted. Trainers target a Cox Plate start early in their stead’s preparation. Many a quality stayer’s spring campaign is focused on Cox Plate glory, thus, only serious contenders dare. Add to this Moonee Valley’s unforgiving course, and it soon becomes clear why the Cox Plate is the race where legends are made.
Cox Plate Past Winners
Cox Plate legend status goes to Kingston Town. The gelding’s Cox Plate story is the stuff of fairytales; three consecutive and unheralded victories (1980-82). Only true turf greats win this lucrative and prestigious event, and Kingston Town is joined on the Cox Plate Wall of Champions by a host of them: Phar Lap (1930-31), Hydrogen (1952-53), Gunsynd (1972), (1979), Kingston Town (1980-82), Strawberry Road (1983), Bonecrusher (1986), Octagonal (1995), Saintly (1996), Might And Power (1998), Sunline (1999-2000), Northerly (2001-02), Field Of Omagh (2003 and 2006), Makybe Diva (2005), and most recently, So You Think (2009-2010).
However, sometimes greatness is best measured not in winners, but losers. The Cox Plate place-getters board is testament of this: Zipping (runner-up 2008 and 2010, and third 2009), Lonhro (third 2003), Tie The Knot (runner-up 1999), Mahogany (runner-up 1995).
|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|
|1999||Sunline||Tie The Knot||Sky Heights|
Betting on the Cox Plate
A successful Cox Plate Punt is the pinnacle for racing purists. One of the most anticipated bets for punters annually, Cox Plate Betting accounts for some of the highest volume of wagers laid in Australia each year. The Cox Plate’s attraction is largely due to it forming part of various Spring Carnival betting doubles, most notable being the Cox Plate-Melbourne Cup double.
The Yalumba Stakes and Underwood Stakes are the most likely tune-up races for Cox Plate runners and a relatively true indication of form. Look to strong finishing horses, with plenty of run in their legs at the end, as these lead-up races are shy of the 2040m Cox Plate journey.
Moonee Valley is known in racing circles as the nation’s toughest track. With Australia’s shortest home straight, tight turns and steep arc, horse’s that conquer earn the much deserved title of Moonee Valley specialists.
Conducted under weight-for-age conditions, this race is not for the faint hearted. Trainers target a Cox Plate start early in a horse’s spring campaign preparation, thus, only serious contenders dare. Add to this Moonee Valley’s unforgiving course and it soon becomes clear why this is the race where legends are made. Your Cox Plate 2013 campaign starts now. Take the Cox Plate Punt challenge today, and dare to be a Cox Plate 2013 legend.