Cox Plate 2020
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.
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 2020 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
- Race Time: 4:15pm (AEDT)
- 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
- 2020 Cox Plate Winner: Sir Dragonet
Cox Plate 2020 Results
The official 2020 Cox Plate results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 24, 2020.
- #7 Sir Dragonet
- #12 Armory
- #11 Russian Camelot
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Irish import Sir Dragonet ($7.50) made a brilliant Australian debut to dominate the 2020 Cox Plate results with a big win over former stablmate Armory ($7.50, while the beaten favourite Russian Camelot ($3.50F) ran third.
With the win, jockey Glen Boss became a four-time Cox Plate winning hoop, while the 2020 Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet could back-up in the $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) on the first Tuesday of November.
|1||7||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||6||59kg||$7.50|
|2||12||ARMORY (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ben Melham||1.25L||5||56.5kg||$7.50|
|3||11||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||2L||14||56.5kg||$3.50F|
|4||5||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||John Allen||3.5L||8||59kg||$26|
|5||9||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||3.8L||7||57kg||$7|
|6||3||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Luke Currie||4.3L||11||59kg||$21|
|7||13||PROBABEEL (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Kerrin McEvoy||4.5L||2||55.5kg||$10|
|8||4||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Michael Rodd||9L||1||59kg||$31|
|9||10||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Billy Egan||9.4L||12||57kg||$101|
|10||15e||BUCKHURST (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Jamie Kah||9.5L||10||59kg||$26|
|11||6||ASPETAR (FR)||Roger Charlton||Damian Lane||12.25L||3||59kg||$21|
|12||2||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||12.75L||13||59kg||$21|
|13||1||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||14.5L||9||59kg||$16|
|14||14||GRANDSLAM||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||14.6L||4||49.5kg||$31|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Cox Plate Betting
|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 2020
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- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Cox Plate 2020 Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||45778×0211||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||10||59kg||117|
|2||96x085x123||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||14||59kg||114|
|3||1x2348x313||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Luke Currie||12||59kg||117|
|4||1x114x0450||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Michael Rodd||1||59kg||114|
|5||11126×1112||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||John Allen||9||59kg||118|
|6||14x1x0x21x||ASPETAR (FR)||Roger Charlton||Damian Lane||3||59kg||118|
|7||x44x2x222x||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Glen Boss||7||59kg||117|
|9||1x105x5231||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||8||57kg||116|
|10||0x1410x002||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Billy Egan||13||57kg||108|
|11||12x411x212||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||15||56.5kg||118|
|12||11232×4413||ARMORY (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ben Melham||6||56.5kg||120|
|13||111228×211||PROBABEEL (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Kerrin McEvoy||2||55.5kg||115|
|14||517×423||GRANDSLAM||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||5||49.5kg||112|
|15e||2112×21657||BUCKHURST (IRE)||Joseph O’Brien||Jamie Kah||11||59kg||114|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2020 Cox Plate Nomination Stages:
- 2020 Cox Plate Nominations: Closed on August 4, 2020 (attracted 182 early entries)
- 2020 Cox Plate First Acceptances: Closed on September 8, 2020 (drew 109 first acceptors)
- 2020 Cox Plate Second Acceptances: Closed on September 22, 2020 (left 66 horses)
- 2020 Cox Plate Third Acceptances: Closed on October 6, 2020 (27 remaining chances)
- 2020 Cox Plate Final Acceptances: Taken on October 20, 2020 (15 final acceptors leading to a capacity field)
Cox Plate 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the 2020 Cox Plate will be detailed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of The Cox Plate here once betting opens.
Which Horse Will Win The Cox Plate
The best way to pick who will win the Cox Plate is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors including:
- 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
Cox Plate 2020 Favourites
Early favourites in Cox Plate 2020 betting include SA Derby winning colt Russian Camelot, his surprise last-start conqueror in the Caulfield Stakes Arcadia Queen and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider Armory.
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).
Cox Plate 2020 Tips
Favourite: #11 Russian Camelot ($4.60 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #1 Kolding ($17 at time of publish)
Roughie: #3 Fierce Impact ($34 at time of publish)
Our insider 2020 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 2020 Carnival
The Cox Plate Carnival incorporates two separate race meetings. Manikato Stakes Night (Friday 23rd of October, 2020) and Cox Plate Day (Saturday, 24th October 2020).
Cox Plate 2020 Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 24th of October, 2020. 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:
- Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m)
- Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m)
- Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m)
- Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m)
- Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m)
- Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m).
What Time Is The Cox Plate?
The Cox Plate race time is scheduled for 4:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday October 24, 2020.
Cox Plate 2020 Nominations
The Cox Plate 2020 nominations closed on August 4, 2020 attracting 182 early entries including 51 Group 1 winners led by Danny O’Brien’s Melbourne Cup champion Vow And Declare.
View the full list of horses nominated for the Cox Plate this year on our dedicated Cox Plate 2020 Nominations page.
Cox Plate 2020 FIRST ACCEPTANCES
The Cox Plate 2020 first acceptances closed on September 8, 2020 attracting 109 entries including 17 internationals (12 of which are prepared by champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien) and nine horses that have contested a previous edition of the race.
Cox Plate 2020 second ACCEPTANCES
The Cox Plate 2020 second acceptances closed on September 22, 2020 attracting 66 horses including 26 Group 1 winners led by Danny O’Brien’s SA Derby winner Russian Camelot who is all-in favourite to salute.
Cox Plate 2020 third ACCEPTANCES
The Cox Plate 2020 third acceptances closed on October 6, 2020 attracting 27 entries including Danny O’Brien’s hot favourite Russian Camelot.
Cox Plate 2020 Weights
Weight for age conditions apply. The last announcement for weights will be on Monday, the 19th of October, 2020 and will be published in our above Cox Plate Field section.
Cox Plate 2020 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared by Tuesday October 20, 2020 and published in our above Cox Plate 2020 Field section.
Cox Plate 2020 Jockeys
Jockeys are declared at 1 PM Wednesday, the 21st of October, 2020 and will be available in our above Cox Plate 2020 Field section.
Cox Plate 2020 Barrier Draw
The barrier draw announcement is at 9:00 am, Tuesday the 20th of October, 2020 and published along with the final acceptances in our above Cox Plate 2020 Field section.
Cox Plate 2020 scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 24th of October, 2020.
2020 Cox Plate Scratchings:
- #8 Magic Wand (4)
Cox Plate Race Number
The Cox Plate is set to run as Moonee Valley Race 9 at 4:15pm (AEDT) on the 24th of October, 2020. 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 2020 Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Cox Plate live, across the following mediums:
Free-to-air television: Channel Seven
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Stream Online: 7Live
Cox Plate 2020 Form Guide
Age restriction: Three years old and upwards
Sex restriction: None
Class restriction: None
Apprentices: Can not claim
Track type: Turf
Field limit: 14
Track Conditions: Unavailable
Track Record: 2:02.94
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Cox Plate has been released.
Cox Plate Winners (Past Results)
These results show the winners of the Cox Plate going back to 2010. If you would like to know the details of every Cox Plate ever raced, please visit our Cox Plate Winners page.
|2020||Sir Dragonet||Glen Boss||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||2:08.46|
|2018||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|