What horse has run the fastest Cox Plate?
Time Record: 2:02.94 set by Winx in 2016 on the current track. Prior to the installation of this track Better Loosen Up ran 2:01.05 in 1990.
How old is the Cox Plate?
The first Cox Plate was run in 1922 and won by the English horse Violoncello, who also won his next three starts during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The 1925 race was taken out by three-year-old Manfred, who went on to win the VRC Derby and ran second to Windbag in the Melbourne Cup.
When was the first Cox Plate?
W.S. Cox Plate/First event date
The Cox Plate had its inaugural run in 1922, after the Moonee Valley Racing Club Committee decided to start running a middle distance race in honour of Moonee Valley’s founder, William Samuel Cox. The race was run over Mooney Valley’s iconic distance of 2040m and has been run in the same manner ever since.
What is the Cox Plate Trophy worth?
around $5 million
There is a lot of money on offer for the Cox Plate, which is one of the richest racing events on the Australian calendar. In 2019, the total value of prize money and trophies will be around $5 million, with horses from around the world competing for a piece of this substantial pie.
Who won this years Cox Plate?
List of Cox Plate winners
|2020||Sir Dragonet (IRE)||2:08.46|
|2019||Lys Gracieux (JPN)||2:04.21|
Did Phar Lap win the Cox Plate?
He won the Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plates, the Australian Derby, and 19 other weight for age races. One of his greatest performances was winning the Agua Caliente Handicap in Mexico in track-record time in his final race.
Who won Cox Plate 2020?
The latest Cox Plate winner in 2020 was the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained import Sir Dragonet ridden to victory first-up in Australia by the now four-time winning hoop Glen Boss.
Why is the Cox Plate so important?
The Cox Plate is the premier weight for age horse race in Australia, attracting lots of attention both at home and around the world. While not as famous with the general public as the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate has a great international reputation and is the only southern hemisphere race included in the world series.
Is the Cox Plate a handicap race?
The Cox Plate is a Group 1 WFA handicap race for horses aged three or older, run over 2040m.
What were the placings in the 2020 Cox Plate?
In the 2020 edition, Irish galloper Sir Dragonet did the job nicely, taking out the 2020 Cox Plate (2040m) ahead of Armory and race favourite Russian Camelot. The subject of a sensational late plunge, firming from $11 into $7, Sir Dragonet shared second-favouritism with WA mare Arcadia Queen.
Which horse won the Cox Plate today?
The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Sir Dragonet, out of Ireland, charged through the field to win the 100th edition of the Cox Plate in what Boss believed was a Melbourne Cup statement.
Who was the winner of the Cox Plate in 1982?
However, it is Kingston Town who is often admired as the best Cox Plate winner, being victor three years in a row between 1980 and 1982. The 2017 Cox Plate was won by Winx who made it her third consecutive Cox Plate win.
Who was the first horse to win the Cox Plate?
At this time, the Cox Plate was a Principal Race, graduating to a Group 1 event in 1979. Dulcify won the first ever Group 1 edition of the Cox Plate, which is often called ‘the greatest two minutes in sport’.
What was the distance of the Cox Plate in 1943?
The Moonee Valley Racing Club conducts the race, which is staged for three-year-olds and up. The race distance from 1922 to 1942 was 9½ furlongs. The race distance from 1943 to 1971 was 10 furlongs. Following Australia’s adoption of the Metric systemin 1972 the race distance became 2,000 metres.
Who was the winner of the 2017 Cox Plate?
The 2017 Cox Plate was won by Winx who made it her third consecutive Cox Plate win.