Friday, October 25
Cox Plate Special 20% Pick 3 Bonus
Worth over $3 million, the Cox Plate is considered the premier weight-for-age championship in Australia. Held every year at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, it is one of the highlights of the Spring Racing Carnival.
To celebrate the Cox Plate Night and the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Racing is offering up a $10,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 3 on Friday night and we are offering a 20% Pick 3 Bonus to anyone who can hit it on TwinSpires.
Australian Racing gets started with the Cox Plate card as Australia A on Friday, post time is 9:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. PT. The $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 3 will be contested over races 8A, 9A and 10A, starting at 1:15 a.m. ET / 10:15 p.m. PT. The 10th and featured Cox Plate wraps up the Pick 3 at 2:40 a.m. ET / 11:40 p.m. PT.
The $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 3:
|Track||Race||Post Time (ET/PT)|
|Australia A, Race 8 – Moonee Valley||$227 Schweppes Crystal Mile – G2||1:15am/10:15pm|
|Australia A, Race 9 – Moonee Valley||$155K Eliza Park International Stakes – G3||1:50am/10:50pm|
|Australia A, Race 10 – Monee Valley||$3.1M Cox Plate – G1||2:40am/11:40pm|
How to earn your Pick 3 Bonus:
- Cash a winning ticket in the $10,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 3 (ending with the $3 Million Cox Plate) at Moonee Valley Racing Club, Australia on Friday, October 25 with your TwinSpires.com account.
- For every winning ticket you cash in the Late Pick 3, you will earn a bonus equal to 20% of your gross winnings.
- Bonuses are capped at $500 per player, regardless of Late Pick 3 payout or number of winning tickets cashed.
- Bonus credits won on Friday, October 25 will be credited by Tuesday, October 29.
* Pick 3 Bonuses are based on gross winnings from wagers placed in the $10,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 3 pool at Australia Racing. Pick 3 Bonus payments are capped at $500 per player, regardless of payoff amount or number of winning tickets cashed.
About the Cox Plate Carnival
This year the Sportingbet Cox Plate Carnival is bigger than ever. With the carnival spread over 5 days with 5 key events, 18 races and over $6million in prize money, 2013 will be a year to remember.
Thursday night is one of the ‘night of nights’ for racing under lights at the Valley. The $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes will be the highlight of a great night of racing and entertainment that only Moonee Valley can deliver. The next day is of course all about Australasia’s greatest Weight-For-Age Championship, the $3 million Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate – The Race Where Legends Are Made.
Following Moonee Valley’s successful two-day Sportingbet Cox Plate Carnival in 2012, with 40,000 patrons, and 17 races within 24 hours, the 2013 carnival will be even bigger.
The Group 1 $3M Sportingbet Cox Plate is regarded as the Australasian Weight- For-Age Championship and one of the great days of racing, not only in Australia but also around the world.
We were very fortunate last year to witness the New Zealand bred Ocean Park win his fourth consecutive Group 1 and defeat three-year-old champions All Too Hard and Pierro. With a strong support card of black type races including the Group 2 MV Vase, the Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup, the Group 2 Crystal Mile, the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes and the Group 3 Tesio Stakes, it’s a day that can’t escape true racing history.
Cox Plate History
In honour of the founder of Moonee Valley, William Samuel Cox, the Moonee Valley Racing Club Committee decided to run a weight for age race over 2040m.
Offering a purse of 1000 Pounds, the W.S. Cox Plate was first run in 1922 and was won by imported stallion Violencello.
He was a seven-year-old who the previous year had won the Caulfield Cup at only his fifth start in Australia after being brought out from England.
Strategically placed on the racing calendar between the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, the Cox Plate has become a race of great importance and prestige. It is regarded as the best weight for age race in Australasia and one of the most exciting race days in the world.
Since its introduction in 1922, the Cox Plate has always attracted a field of the best horses on offer.
The who’s who of the Australasian turf have won this race. Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Rising Fast, Dulcify, Gunsynd, Super Impose, Octagonal, Might and Power, Sunline, Northerly and more recently champion mare Makybe Diva, and So You Think, have all etched their names on the W.S. Cox Plate Wall of Champions that now takes pride of place in the Octagonal Lounge.
Today the Cox Plate carries total prize money of $3,050,000. It is the third richest race in Australia behind the Melbourne Cup.
The Cox Plate has provided racegoers with many great turf memories and will continue to for many more years to come.
Above video from the Moonee Valley Racing Club YouTube page.
Moonee Valley Racecourse Details
About Moonee Valley Racing Club
Moonee Valley Racing Club is the historic home of Australia’s most prestigious horse race, the Sportingbet Cox Plate.
It’s considered Melbourne’s most appealing spectator racecourse, offering an exciting, up-close and personal entertainment experience like no other. Established in 1883, Moonee Valley has enjoyed a rich and vibrant history of thoroughbred horse racing at its unique amphitheatre track and was the first Australian metropolitan track to conduct night racing.
Moonee Valley Racing Club is committed to maintaining high standards of excellence in racing and customer service. Each race meeting offers premium racing, entertainment and enjoyment throughout the year and during the Spring Racing Carnival. Our aim is to engage and excite our members and visitors about day and night racing at Moonee Valley.
Cox Plate Past Winners
|2012||Ocean Park||Glen Boss||Gary Hennessy|
|2011||Pinker Pinker||Craig Williams||Greg Eurell|
|2010||So You Think||Steve Arnold||J B Cummings|
|2009||So You Think||Glen Boss||J B Cummings|
|2008||Maldivian||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2007||El Segundo||Luke Nolen||Colin Little|
|2006||Fields Of Omagh||Craig Williams||David A. Hayes|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2004||Savabeel||Chris Munce||Graeme Rogerson|
|2003||Fields Of Omagh||Steven King||Tony McEvoy|
|2002||Northerly||Patrick Payne||Fred Kersley|
|2001||Northerly||Damien Oliver||Fred Kersley|
|2000||Sunline||Greg Childs||Trevor McKee|
|1999||Sunline||Greg Childs||Tevor McKee|
|1998||Might and Power||Jim Cassidy||Jack Denham|
|1997||Dane Ripper||Damien Oliver||J B Cummings|
|1996||Saintly||Darren Beadman||J B Cummings|
|1995||Octagonal||Shane Dye||John Hawkes|
|1994||Solvit||D Walsh||Moira Murdoch|
|1993||The Phantom Chance||R Vance||Colin Jillings|
|1992||Super Impose||Greg Hall||Lee Freedman|
|1991||Surfers Paradise||Lance O’Sullivan||David J. O’Sullivan|
|1990||Better Loosen Up||M Clarke||David A. Hayes|
|1989||Almaarad||M Clarke||Colin Hayes|
|1988||Our Poetic Prince||N Harris||J Wheeler|
|1987||Rubiton||Harry White||P C Barns|
|1986||Bonecrusher||G Stewart||F T Ritchie|
|1985||Rising Prince||K Langby||Ms D Stein|
|1984||Red Anchor||Mick Dittman||T J Smith|
|1983||Strawberry Road||Mick Dittman||Doug Bougoure|
|1982||Kingston Town||Peter Cook||T J Smith|
|1981||Kingston Town||Ron Quinton||T J Smith|
|1980||Kingston Town||M Johnston||T J Smith|
|1979||Dulcify||Brent Thomson||Colin Hayes|
|1978||So Called||Brent Thomson||Colin Hayes|
|1977||Family Of Man||Brent Thomson||George Hanlon|
|1976||Surround||Peter Cook||Geoff T. Murphy|
|1975||Fury’s Order||Brent Thomson||W McEwan|
|1974||Battle Heights||G Willetts||R Douglas|
|1973||Taj Rossi||S Aitken||J B Cummings|
|1972||Gunsynd||Roy Higgins||T J Smith|
|1971||Tauto||L Hill||R Agnew|
|1970||Abdul||P Jarman||Geoff T. Murphy|
|1969||Daryl’s Joy||W Skelton||S A Brown|
|1968||Rajah Sahib||George Moore||T Hill|
|1967||Tobin Bronze||Jim Johnson||Graeme H. Heagney|
|1966||Tobin Bronze||Jim Johnson||Graeme H. Heagney|
|1965||Star Affair||P Hyland||Angus Armanasco|
|1964||Sir Dane||Roy Higgins||R J Shaw|
|1963||Summer Regent||J Riordan||R T Cotter|
|1962||Aquanita||F Moore||R J Shaw|
|1961||Dhaulagiri||G Lane||B Courtney|
|1960||Tulloch||Neville Sellwood||T J Smith|
|1959||Noholme||Neville Sellwood||Maurice McCarten|
|1958||Yeman||L Whittle||H Wiggins|
|1957||Redcraze||George Moore||T J Smith|
|1956||Ray Ribbon||Jack Purtell||G S Barr|
|1955||Kingster||W Camer||J Green|
|1954||Rising Fast||Jack Purtell||Ivan Tucker|
|1953||Hydrogen||Bill Williamson||E Hush|
|1952||Hydrogen||Darby Munro||E Hush|
|1951||Bronton||Jack Purtell||R Sinclair|
|1950||Alister||Jack Purtell||H Wolters|
|1949||Delta||Neville Sellwood||Maurice McCarten|
|1948||Carbon Copy||Harold Badger||D McCormick|
|1947||Chanak||Harold Badger||Jack Holt|
|1946||Flight||J O’Sullivan||Frank Nowland|
|1946||Leonard||W Briscoe||Lou Robertson|
|1945||Flight||J O’Sullivan||Frank Nowland|
|1944||Tranquil Star||Scobie Breasley||R Cameron|
|1943||Amana||A Dewhirst||R J Shaw|
|1942||Tranquil Star||K Smith||R Cameron|
|1941||Beau Vite||Darby Munro||Frank McGrath, Sr.|
|1940||Beau Vite||E McMenamin||Frank McGrath, Sr.|
|1939||Mosaic||Darby Munro||J H Abbs|
|1938||Ajax||Harold Badger||F Musgrave|
|1937||Young Idea||Darby Munro||Jack Holt|
|1936||Young Idea||H Skidmore||Jack Holt|
|1935||Garrio||K Voitre||Lou Robertson|
|1934||Chatham||S Davidson||F Williams|
|1933||Rogilla||Darby Munro||Les Haigh|
|1932||Chatham||J Munro||F Williams|
|1931||Phar Lap||James Pike||Harry Telford|
|1930||Phar Lap||James Pike||Harry Telford|
|1929||Nightmarch||Roy Reed||A McAulay|
|1928||Highland||W Duncan||Jack Holt|
|1927||Amounis||J Toohey||Frank McGrath, Sr.|
|1926||Heroic||H Cairns||Jack Holt|
|1925||Manfred||F Dempsey||H McCalman|
|1924||The Night Patrol||G Young||James Scobie|
|1923||Easingwold||G Harrison||Jack Holt|
|1922||Violoncello||J King||C H Bryans|