Cox Plate Night | Contests and Promotions

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:

TrackRacePost Time (ET/PT)
Australia A, Race 8 - Moonee Valley$227 Schweppes Crystal Mile - G21:15am/10:15pm
Australia A, Race 9 - Moonee Valley$155K Eliza Park International Stakes - G31:50am/10:50pm
Australia A, Race 10 - Monee Valley$3.1M Cox Plate - G12:40am/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 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

2012Ocean ParkGlen BossGary Hennessy
2011Pinker PinkerCraig WilliamsGreg Eurell
2010So You ThinkSteve ArnoldJ B Cummings
2009So You ThinkGlen BossJ B Cummings
2008MaldivianMichael RoddMark Kavanagh
2007El SegundoLuke NolenColin Little
2006Fields Of OmaghCraig WilliamsDavid A. Hayes
2005Makybe DivaGlen BossLee Freedman
2004SavabeelChris MunceGraeme Rogerson
2003Fields Of OmaghSteven KingTony McEvoy
2002NortherlyPatrick PayneFred Kersley
2001NortherlyDamien OliverFred Kersley
2000SunlineGreg ChildsTrevor McKee
1999SunlineGreg ChildsTevor McKee
1998Might and PowerJim CassidyJack Denham
1997Dane RipperDamien OliverJ B Cummings
1996SaintlyDarren BeadmanJ B Cummings
1995OctagonalShane DyeJohn Hawkes
1994SolvitD WalshMoira Murdoch
1993The Phantom ChanceR VanceColin Jillings
1992Super ImposeGreg HallLee Freedman
1991Surfers ParadiseLance O'SullivanDavid J. O'Sullivan
1990Better Loosen UpM ClarkeDavid A. Hayes
1989AlmaaradM ClarkeColin Hayes
1988Our Poetic PrinceN HarrisJ Wheeler
1987RubitonHarry WhiteP C Barns
1986BonecrusherG StewartF T Ritchie
1985Rising PrinceK LangbyMs D Stein
1984Red AnchorMick DittmanT J Smith
1983Strawberry RoadMick DittmanDoug Bougoure
1982Kingston TownPeter CookT J Smith
1981Kingston TownRon QuintonT J Smith
1980Kingston TownM JohnstonT J Smith
1979DulcifyBrent ThomsonColin Hayes
1978So CalledBrent ThomsonColin Hayes
1977Family Of ManBrent ThomsonGeorge Hanlon
1976SurroundPeter CookGeoff T. Murphy
1975Fury's OrderBrent ThomsonW McEwan
1974Battle HeightsG WillettsR Douglas
1973Taj RossiS AitkenJ B Cummings
1972GunsyndRoy HigginsT J Smith
1971TautoL HillR Agnew
1970AbdulP JarmanGeoff T. Murphy
1969Daryl's JoyW SkeltonS A Brown
1968Rajah SahibGeorge MooreT Hill
1967Tobin BronzeJim JohnsonGraeme H. Heagney
1966Tobin BronzeJim JohnsonGraeme H. Heagney
1965Star AffairP HylandAngus Armanasco
1964Sir DaneRoy HigginsR J Shaw
1963Summer RegentJ RiordanR T Cotter
1962AquanitaF MooreR J Shaw
1961DhaulagiriG LaneB Courtney
1960TullochNeville SellwoodT J Smith
1959NoholmeNeville SellwoodMaurice McCarten
1958YemanL WhittleH Wiggins
1957RedcrazeGeorge MooreT J Smith
1956Ray RibbonJack PurtellG S Barr
1955KingsterW CamerJ Green
1954Rising FastJack PurtellIvan Tucker
1953HydrogenBill WilliamsonE Hush
1952HydrogenDarby MunroE Hush
1951BrontonJack PurtellR Sinclair
1950AlisterJack PurtellH Wolters
1949DeltaNeville SellwoodMaurice McCarten
1948Carbon CopyHarold BadgerD McCormick
1947ChanakHarold BadgerJack Holt
1946FlightJ O'SullivanFrank Nowland
1946LeonardW BriscoeLou Robertson
1945FlightJ O'SullivanFrank Nowland
1944Tranquil StarScobie BreasleyR Cameron
1943AmanaA DewhirstR J Shaw
1942Tranquil StarK SmithR Cameron
1941Beau ViteDarby MunroFrank McGrath, Sr.
1940Beau ViteE McMenaminFrank McGrath, Sr.
1939MosaicDarby MunroJ H Abbs
1938AjaxHarold BadgerF Musgrave
1937Young IdeaDarby MunroJack Holt
1936Young IdeaH SkidmoreJack Holt
1935GarrioK VoitreLou Robertson
1934ChathamS DavidsonF Williams
1933RogillaDarby MunroLes Haigh
1932ChathamJ MunroF Williams
1931Phar LapJames PikeHarry Telford
1930Phar LapJames PikeHarry Telford
1929NightmarchRoy ReedA McAulay
1928HighlandW DuncanJack Holt
1927AmounisJ TooheyFrank McGrath, Sr.
1926HeroicH CairnsJack Holt
1925ManfredF DempseyH McCalman
1924The Night PatrolG YoungJames Scobie
1923EasingwoldG HarrisonJack Holt
1922VioloncelloJ KingC H Bryans