Cox Plate
Winx wins her fourth Cox Plate

2020 Cox Plate Betting Tips

We will have all the updated Cox Plate betting tips, odds and bonus bets when they become available.

Cox Plate bonus bets will be offered in the days leading up to the race.

Cox Plate Odds

All-in odds for the Cox Plate are offered in the months leading up to the Group 1 feature. 

For final-field odds, those will be released three days before the Cox Plate takes place.

Cox Plate Bookmaker Offers

Bookmakers will have Cox Plate bookie offers available closer to the race. These can include better odds or bonus bet offers for running second and third in the race. 

Look out for updated Cox Plate bookie offers. 

Cox Plate History

The Cox Plate was inaugurated in 1922 when taken out by Tangalooma and it has since been won by Australia's champions of the turf.  

Named in honour of W.S. Cox, the weight-for-age classic is Australia's second richest weight-for-age race behind the Queen Elizabeth Stakes but it holds much more weight to it. Trainers both locally and internationally target the Cox Plate and it wouldn't matter if the stake money was decreased, it would still be a high-profile race. 

The champions list includes the likes of Kingston Town, Northerly, Fields Of Omaha and New Zealand champions Phar Lap, Sunline and Bonecrusher. Of course, we haven't forgotten about Winx, which scored three consecutive wins from 2015-2017 to equal the record of the great Kingston Town. 

One of the more impressive recent wins came by Sunline in 2001. The Trevor and Stephen McKee-trained mare came into the race having scored in 1999 and what punters witnessed in 2000 was simply incredible. Sunline led the field throughout and broke her opposition's hearts approaching the home turn before kicking away for a seven-length win. 

That equaled Dulcify's winning margin and although she was beaten in two subsequent Cox Plates, she didn't lose any admirers. 

Punters didn't think they would see another champion grace Moonee Valley in the way Sunline did, but along came the Chris Waller-trained Winx, which would blow records out of the water. She scored her first win in 2015 when breaking the track record and she followed that up with a record-setting eight-length win in 2016. 

In 2017 she broke her previous track record when becoming only the second horse to win the Cox Plate three times. She would make it four in a row in 2018, scoring a tough win over Benbatl. 

The history of the Cox Plate is an incredible list of past winners, champion trainers and jockeys, which will forever be associated with one of Australia's most beloved thoroughbred races.

Cox Plate Field

The field for the Cox Plate will be confirmed in the days leading up to the race. 

We will update the field when it’s released by RISA during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. 

Cox Plate Form Guide

The Cox Plate is very much a favourites race, with 13 favourites winning since 1983 and some of them haven't paid big prices in the betting. 

Winx paid $1.10 to win in 2017, which was the same starting price as Phar Lap. She started favourite in all three wins and she continued the impressive run of well-favoured winners.
Punters have enjoyed recent success with So You Think, Makybe Diva, Sunlin , Might And Power and a host of other runners to start and win as favourite. 

There have been some beaten favourites, which includes Sunline, Samanatha Miss, Lonhro, Redoute's Choice and Naturalism, which lost its rider and caused punters plenty of strife.
Unlike many other races in Australia, the odds on offer are often quite low. The field size isn't very big and there are usually one or two runners that dominate the market. Punters often target these runners and only have small wagers on the roughies. 

Cox Plate Previous Winners

2019Lys Gracieux
2013Shamus Award
2012Ocean Park
2011Pinker Pinker
2010So You Think
2009So You Think
2007El Segundo
2006Fields Of Omaha
2005Makybe Diva
2003Fields Of Omaha

Cox Plate Live Streaming

Punters can watch the Cox Plate at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia and the feature races in New Zealand.

Cox Plate Info

  • DateSat 26 Oct, 2024
  • Race Time07:00
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance2040 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000
There are 10 quality races on Cox Plate day, including the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Crystal Mile and Fillies’ Classic. 

  • Race 1: Inglis Banner 
  • Race 2: Handicap 
  • Race 3: Solutions Stakes 
  • Race 4: Crockett Stakes 
  • Race 5: Australia Stakes 
  • Race 6: Fillies’ Classic 
  • Race 7: Crystal Mile 
  • Race 8: Moonee Valley Gold Cup 
  • Race 9: Cox Plate 
  • Race 10: Drummond Golf Vase