Looking for early information on this year’s Cox Plate? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Cox Plate
The W.S. Cox Plate is considered the Australasian weight-for-age championship and runs at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley Racecourse in late October each year.

The iconic The Valley event is contested over 2040m and now offers a lucrative $5 million in prize money.

First run in 1922, the Cox Plate is one of the ‘Big 3’ spring racing features following the Caulfield Cup and proceeded by the ‘race that stops a nation’ – the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington.

The Cox Plate has been won by many champion racehorses throughout history including the historic four-time champion Winx (2015-18) who twice set the race record and surpassed Kingston Town (1980-82) with her fourth success in 2018.

A host or lead-up races off a Cox Plate ballot exemption to the winning horses, while the Group 1 Caulfield Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m) has been the key indicator in recent years with Winx (2016) the last to do the double.

The Cox Plate winner is exempt from Melbourne Cup ballot but just seven champions have gone on to do the double with: Makybe Diva, Might And Power, Saintly, Nightmarch, Phar Lap, Delta and Rising Fast.

Cox Plate 2022 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
  • Race Time: TBD
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,040 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Moonee Valley Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $5,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1922
  • 2022 Cox Plate Winner: TBD

Cox Plate 2022 Results

The official 2022 Cox Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 22, 2022.

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Cox Plate Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Cox Plate
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Cox Plate.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Cox Plate. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The Cox Plate, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within The Cox Plate, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within The Cox Plate to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Cox Plate to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The Cox Plate to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from The Cox Plate, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Cox Plate In 2022

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Cox Plate Field 2022

The official Cox Plate 2022 field of final acceptors is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below.

Cox Plate 2022 field / acceptance dates

  • 2022 Cox Plate Nominations: Close on August 2, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Close on September 6, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Close on September 20, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Close on October 4, 2022
  • 2022 Cox Plate Final Acceptances: Close on October 18, 2022

Which Horse Will Win The Cox Plate in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Cox Plate in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up spring racing form, assess the Cox Plate barriers, look for the proven Group 1 performers, and back the genuine WFA stars.

Additional factors to consider when selecting the Cox Plate winner include:

  • The Mares Have It: The mares have a strong recent record in the Cox Plate results thanks to the historic four-peat of the heroic Winx (2015-18) and the subsequent win by Japanese-trained mare Lys Gracieux (2019)
  • Odds-On: Odds-on favourites in Cox Plate betting (starting at under $2) have a 70% winning strike rates and from 2015-19
  • Internationals: The international raiders and expats are building a strong record in the Cox Plate results including the 2021 victory by Irish-trained State Of Rest

Cox Plate 2022 Favourites

Early favourites in Cox Plate 2022 betting include last year’s devastatingly close runner-up Anamoe chasing atonement and Annabel Neasham’s scratched favourite on the eve of the 2021 edition Zaaki.

Favourites have an excellent recent record winning all five editions from 2015-19. Lys Gracieux ($2.50 in 2019) was the last Cox Plate favourite to salute for the punters.

In 2020 the Cox Plate favourite Russian Camelot ran third in the trifecta behind Sir Dragonet (1st) and Armory (2nd).

In 2021 the Cox Plate equal favourites Anamoe ($3.60) and Verry Elleegant ($3.60) ran second and third respectively behind the Irish-trained champion State Of Rest.

Cox Plate 2022 Tips

Market Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

The Danger: TBD

Best Roughies: TBD

Our insider 2022 Cox Plate tips will be detailed here the week of the race and a full Cox Plate betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Cox Plate 2022 Carnival

The 2022 Cox Plate Carnival incorporates two separate race meetings. Manikato Stakes Night (Friday, 21st of October, 2022) and Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day (Saturday, 22nd October, 2022).

Cox Plate 2022 Race Day

2022 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day takes place on Saturday, the 22nd of October, 2022. Along with the meeting’s marquee race – the $5 million W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) – there are six other Group status support races on the Cox Plate Day card. They are the:

Randwick Racecourse in Sydney hosts the $1 million Bondi Stakes and $2 million The Invitation on the same date as Melbourne’s Cox Plate Day.

What Time Is The Cox Plate?

The 2022 Cox Plate race time is scheduled for 5:10pm (AEDT) on Saturday October 22, 2022.

Cox Plate 2022 Nominations

The Cox Plate 2022 nominations close on August 2, 2022.

View the full list of horses nominated for the Cox Plate this year on our dedicated Cox Plate Nominations page.


The Cox Plate 2022 first acceptances close on September 6, 2022 and traditionally attract in excess of 100 horses.

Cox Plate 2022 second ACCEPTANCES

The Cox Plate 2022 second acceptances close on September 20, 2022 further narrowly down the list of weight-for-age hopefuls heading towards the Moonee Valley classic.

Cox Plate 2022 third ACCEPTANCES

The Cox Plate 2022 third acceptances close on October 4, 2022 as the penultimate round of declarations before the final Cox Plate field is confirmed.

Cox Plate 2022 Weights

Weight for age conditions apply. The last announcement for weights will be on Monday, the 17th of October, 2022 and will be published in our above Cox Plate Field section.

Cox Plate 2022 Acceptances (Final)

Final acceptances must be declared by Tuesday October 18, 2022 and will be published in our above Cox Plate 2022 Field section.

Cox Plate 2022 Jockeys

Jockeys are declared at 1 PM Wednesday, the 19th of October, 2022 and will be available in our above Cox Plate Field section.

Cox Plate 2022 Barrier Draw

The barrier draw announcement is at 9:00 am, Tuesday the 18th of October, 2022 and published along with the final acceptances in our above Cox Plate Field section.

Cox Plate 2022 scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 22nd of October, 2022.

Cox Plate Race Number 2022

The 2022 Cox Plate race number is TBC for Saturday the 22nd of October, 2022. The race is held on Cox Plate Day, part of the Cox Plate Carnival. There are ten races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

how to Watch the Cox Plate 2022 Live

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Cox Plate live, across the following mediums:

Free-to-air television: Seven Network

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stream Online: 7Live

Cox Plate 2022 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Cox Plate Form Guide following final acceptances.


Cox Plate Winners (Past Results)

Winners of the Cox Plate dating back to 2010 are listed in the table below. For a complete list of winners throughout history, visit our Cox Plate Winners page.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 State Of Rest John Allen Joseph O’Brien 2:06.97
2020 Sir Dragonet Glen Boss Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2:08.46
2019 Lys Gracieux Damian Lane Yoshito Yahagi 2:04.21
2018 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:03.47
2017 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:02.94
2016 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:06.35
2015 Winx Hugh Bowman Chris Waller 2:02.98
2014 Adelaide Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 2:03.76
2013 Shamus Award Chad Schofield Danny O’Brien 2:05.27
2012 Ocean Park Glen Boss Gary Hennessy 2:04.14
2011 Pinker Pinker Craig Williams Greg Eurell 2:05.39
2010 So You Think Steven Arnold Bart Cummings 2:07.45