Cox Plate Betting Online in Australia
Sports fans, bettors, and horse racing aficionados don’t have to wait much longer: the Cox Plate is set to start up on the 28th of October 2018. Placed as it is between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, Cox Plate Betting is a popular pastime for punters from not just Australia, but the rest of the world too, and we offer all the Cox Plate Bets you can handle right here!
The Cox Plate was set up as a weight-for-age run over 2 040 meters in honour of the founder of Moonee Valley, Mr William Samuel Cox. Violencello, and imported seven-year old stallion, won the first race in 1922, and took the total of prize of 1000 pounds.
Notable winners in terms of Cox Plate Tips and Cox Plate Odds, include a number of the finest horses ever to come out of either Australia or New Zealand. In fact, there are a number of animals that have won the race not once, but twice, including Flight, Sunline, Fields of Omagh, Phar Lap, Tobin Bronze, So You Think, and, most recently, Winx. There are many punters looking to Cox Plate Betting options that are hoping Winx joins Kingston Town as a three-time Cox Plate winner this year.
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Prize Money for the Cox Plate
Above and beyond what lucky punters are looking to take home when their Cox Plate Bets turn out to have been the right ones to wager, the Cox Plate is one of the richest races in Australia. There is more than AU$3 million available in prize money for this year’s race, which includes AU$50 000 worth of trophies for just the people involved with the horse that wins!
Cox Plate Betting Odds in Melbourne, Australia
The W.S. Cox Plate is a horse race classified as a Moony Valley Racing Club Group 1 race, and it is for Thoroughbreds three-years and over. The race is a weight-for-age one, over 20140 meters, and it takes place once a year in late October at the Mooney Valley Racecourse.
Mooney Valley Racecourse is located in Melbourne, Australia, and is located six kilometres outside of that city’s CBD. The Racing Club is situated in Moonee Ponds, a suburb of Mooney Valley, and the track is a roughly rectangular one. It has a circumference of 1 805 meters, and a 173 meter finishing straight, which, interestingly, is the shortest one in this country.
The track is made up of StrathAyr Turf, which has a lower level of sand and an upper layer which is reinforced with elements of mesh.
The racing takes place in an anti-clockwise direction, as is the case with all Victorian tracks, and the Moonee Valley grandstands have a total of 12 function rooms, which, on days when no horse races and horse betting are taking place, are able to cater for as many as 1 200 people.
Get involved with Cox Plate Betting right here, right now, and put a little extra money in your pocket with online betting when race day rolls around!