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The 2040-metre race for three-year-olds and up is held October at Moonee Valley in Melbourne and comes with a purse of AUD $5 million.

DATE: October 22, 2022
VENUE: Moonee Valley Racing Club, 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
DISTANCE: 2040 metres
PRIZE MONEY $5,000,000 AUD
2021 WINNER State Of Rest (IRE)

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2021 Cox Plate results

Result Horse Trainer Barrier Jockey Weight
1st STATE OF REST (IRE) Joseph O’Brien 6 John Allen 56.5Kg
2nd ANAMOE James Cummings 8 Craig Williams 49.5Kg
3rd VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller 7 Damian Lane 57Kg
4th MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham 3 Hugh Bowman 57.5Kg

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Cox Plate history and race details

The Cox Plate was first run in 1922, when it was won by Tangalooma. The 2040-metre weight-for-age race is considered one of the toughest in the world and it usually takes a champion race horse to win it.

Might and Power, Sunline, Northerly, Makybe Diva and So You Think are just a handful of champions to have their names etched on the trophy in recent times. Rising above all others are Kingston Town and Winx, both three-time winners.

The race is held at Moonee Valley, a tight-turning track in Melbourne which is a great amphitheatre in which to watch horse racing. Winx’s blistering time of 2:02.94 in 2017 set a new benchmark at track and distance, beating her own record-breaking run of 2015 by four hundredths of a second.

The Cox Plate is run at Group 1 level – the highest in thoroughbred racing. Between the years of 1999 and 2005, it was part of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship. Other races in this series included the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot, Japan Cup, Dubai World Cup, Arlington Million, Hong Kong Cup, Canadian International Stakes, Grosser Preis von Baden, Irish Champion Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Turf and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The Cox Plate has a good record with race favourites, which hold an overall win percentage of 41 per cent as of 2017. Horses paying even money or better win at a rate of 70 per cent. The shortest-priced favourite to win was Phar Lap in 1931, when the great horse started at -1428.57.

Recent favourites to win include So You Think (-200) in 2010, Makybe Diva (+100) in 2005, Northerly (+300) in 2002 and Sunline (+138) in 2000. Winx was favourite for each of her four victories, paying +360 in 2015, -125 in 2016, -555.56 in 2017 and -416.67 in 2018.

Not all winners have been at such short odds, however. Irish bolter Adelaide paid +700 in 2014, a year after maiden runner Shamus Award won at odds of +2000. Since 2004, six winners have paid double-figure sums.

Previous Cox Plate Results

Year Horse Trainer Jockey
2021 STATE OF REST (IRE) Joseph O’Brien John Allen
2020 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glenn Boss
2019 LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Damian Lane
2018 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman
2017 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman
2016 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman
2015 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman
2014 ADELAIDE (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore
2013 SHAMUS AWARD Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield
2012 OCEAN PARK(NZ) Gary Hennessy Glen Boss
2011 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell Craig Williams
2010 SO YOU THINK(NZ) Bart Cummings Steven Arnold
2009 SO YOU THINK(NZ) Bart Cummings Glen Boss
2008 MALDIVIAN(NZ) Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd
2007 EL SEGUNDO(NZ) Colin Little Luke Nolen
2006 FIELDS OF OMAGH David Hayes Craig Williams
2005 MAKYBE DIVA(GB) Lee Freedman Glen Boss
2004 SAVABEEL Graeme Rogerson Chris Munce
2003 FIELDS OF OMAGH Tony McEvoy Steven King
2002 NORTHERLY Fred Kersley Patrick Payne
2001 NORTHERLY Fred Kersley Damien Oliver
2000 SUNLINE (NZ) Trevor McKee Greg Childs
1999 SUNLINE (NZ) Trevor McKee Greg Childs

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