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

Run at the unique distance of 2040 metres, The Cox Plate boasts a bulging $5,000,000 prize purse, and is seen as the proving ground for the country’s finest middle distance horses.

There are quite a lot of races in Australia (and worldwide) which enable a horse to be exempt from the Cox Plate ballot, and therefore able to take a starting position in the race. These races include: The Australian Cup, AJC Australian Derby, John F Feehan Stakes, Caulfield Guineas, Yalumba Stakes, Queen Elizabeth Cup (Hong Kong), Singapore International (Singapore), King George VI (UK), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (UK), Arlington Million (USA), Grosser Bugatti Preis (Germany) and the Irish Champion Stakes (Ireland). Additionally, there is a Cox Plate Qualifier Day which takes place in early September, with the winner of the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes earns a spot in that year’s Cox Plate.

The 2000 metre Caulfield Stakes serve as a good lead in race for the Cox Plate.

Cox Plate 2019 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
  • 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

Cox Plate 2019 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 2019

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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 Trifecta

To  win the Cox Plate trifecta bet, you must to select the first three places in the correct order. To know more about how you can carefully consider this high payout bet, please refer to our Cox Plate Trifecta page.

Cox Plate First 4

To win the Cox Plate first four bet, you must select the first four places in the correct order. To know more about how you can begin to consider this high payout bet, please refer to our Cox Plate First Four page.

Cox Plate Field

The eighteen most likely runners for 2019 appear below.

  1. Mystic Journey
  2. Lys Gracieux
  3. Avilius
  4. Danceteria
  5. Homesman
  6. Verry Elleegant
  7. Kluger
  8. Latrobe
  9. Te Akau Shark
  10. Humidor
  11. Rostropovich
  12. Anthony Van Dyck
  13. Castelvecchio
  14. Circus Maximus
  15. Django Freeman
  16. Hartnell
  17. Kings Will Dream
  18. Scales of Justice

Cox Plate 2019 Odds

Early market odds for the top twenty-eight prospective runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of The Cox Plate here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 13/09/2019, after nominations, but prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
Mystic Journey 5 2
Lys Gracieux 7 2.38
Avilius 10 3.25
Danceteria 10 3.25
Homesman 11 3.75
Verry Elleegant 16 4.75
Kluger 17 5
Latrobe 17 5
Te Akau Shark 21 6
Humidor 26 7.3
Rostropovich 26 7.3
Anthony Van Dyck 31 8.5
Castelvecchio 31 8.5
Circus Maximus 31 8.5
Django Freeman 31 8.5
Hartnell 31 8.5
Kings Will Dream 31 8.5
Scales of Justice 31 8.5
Yucatan 31 8.5
Melody Belle 34 9
Dalasan 51 14
Finche 51 14
Gailo Chop 51 14
Kolding 51 14
Magic Wand 51 14
Master of Reality 51 14
Mr Quickie 51 14
Prince Fawaz 51 14

Cox Plate Jockeys

Some of the most famous Cox Plate Jockeys include Hugh Bowman, Glen Boss, Damien Oliver and Craig Williams. To know which jockeys are riding in 2018’s Cox Plate, you will need to wait until the riders announcement.

Cox Plate 2019 Tips

Favourite: Mystic Journey

Best Bet: Verry Elleegant

Roughie: Gailo Chop

Cox Plate Carnival

The Cox Plate Carnival incorporates 2 separate race days. Manikato Stakes Night (Friday 25th October, 2019) and Cox Plate Day (Saturday, 26th October 2019).

Cox Plate Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 26th of October, 2019. Races that make up this day include the Cox Plate, Fillies Classic, Moonee Valley Vase and Crystal Mile.

What Time Is The Cox Plate?

The race is scheduled to start at 5 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Cox Plate Nominations

The total number of nominations is 136. Nominations close at 12PM on Monday, the 21st of October, 2019. You can view the full list of 136 nominations on our Cox Plate Nominations page.

Cox Plate Weights

Weight for age conditions apply. The last announcement for weights will be on Monday, the 21st of October, 2019.

Cox Plate Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared by 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 23rd of October, 2019.

Cox Plate Riders

Riders are declared at 1 PM Wednesday, the 23rd of October, 2019.

Cox Plate Barrier Draw

The barrier draw announcement is at 9:00 am, Tuesday the 22nd of October, 2019.

Cox Plate Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 26th of October, 2019.

Cox Plate Race Number

The Cox Plate is race number 8 on the 26th of October, 2019. 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.

Cox Plate Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 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 2019 Form Guide

Age restriction: Three years old and upwards

Sex restriction: None

Class restriction: None

Apprentices: Can not claim

Track: Main

Track type: Turf

Field limit: 14

Track Conditions: Unavailable

Rail: 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 2019’s Cox Plate has been released.

Cox Plate Winners (Past Results)

These results show the winners from the past 11 years. If you would like to know the details of every Cox Plate ever raced, please visit our Cox Plate Winners page.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
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