The Cox Plate is one of Australian racing’s most important contests and one of the leading racing events in the world. First run in 1922, it is staged over 2040 metres and is the second richest weight-for-age race in Australia. Once part of the global Emirates World Racing Championship, it is run at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, each October.
Known as one of Australia’s most prestigious contests, the Cox Plate form is closely scrutinised by fans and punters ahead of the race, and Cox Plate tips will start to appear online long before, offering punters the chance to make an early selection at top odds. As the date of the Cox Plate gets nearer, debate over the identity of the winner will intensify and many racing sites will offer a wide variety Cox Plate Betting tips. The range of tips available can be confusing, but the best way to get the top betting advice is to look out for tipsters who have a good record in the Cox Plate. The best tipsters will derive their tips from a number of factors and some will provide reasoning for their selection, which can give you additional reassurance as well as helping to improve your own betting.
Bookmakers in Australia publish betting odds for the next Cox Plate race almost as soon as the current year’s edition has finished, due to the huge popularity of the race among Aussie punters, which results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in bets every year. Cox Plate betting odds are offered by bookmakers throughout the year and if you are planning to back a leading horse at a big price, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved while the market is fluid. Betting markets for the Cox Plate will get busier nearer to the date of the race in October, and there will be a surge of betting activity on the day. Win singles, each way, place and exotic bets can all be made on the Cox Plate, and punters can also try for the challenging Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate double.
he Cox Plate is one of the most valuable races in Australian sport and many of the top trainers in racing aim their best horses at it. The final Cox Plate field isn’t chosen until a few days before the race, and punters trying to find an early bet in this race will sometimes wait until the barrier draw has been held. This is an important stage in the Cox Plate build up and is held by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on the morning of the Tuesday ahead of the race, after Breakfast With The Stars; an opportunity for the betting public to see some of the leading contenders gallop out. To decide the barrier draw, the name of one horse at a time is selected from the barrel and the connections of that horse will then name its barrier position. Barrier numbers are a key factor in deciding the outcome of the Cox Plate, and the draw is closely followed.
The Cox Plate always draws a large audience, and the official Cox Plate results, including finishing position, barrier and margins of victory, are made available soon after the finish. As one of the best races in Australia, the Cox Plate has been won by some of the leading horses from Australia and New Zealand. Double winners of this race include Phar Lap, Tobin Bronze and Sunline. There have been two three-time winners: Kingston Town, and Winx, who won it every year from 2015 to 2017. Seven horses have landed the Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate double, including Delta, Rising Fast and Makybe Diva, but only one horse has the honour of winning the treble of Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate in the same year. That was Rising Fast, known as arguably the best horse ever to come out of New Zealand.