The W S Cox Plate 2023 is coming up on Saturday 28th October 2023 and will be run at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Victoria. For those who are new to racing or not yet familiar with the W S Cox Plate, or just Cox Plate, let me explain below.
|➡️ W S Cox Plate Distance||2040m|
|🛣️Race Track||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|📅Date||Saturday 28th October|
|💰Prize Money||$5m AUD|
|🐎Weight Class||3 YOs and over|
|🏇Last Year Winner||Anamoe|
The Cox Plate is a Group 1 2040m race,for 3 year olds and over, that always takes place before the Flemington Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival yet after the conclusion of the Caulfield Spring Carnival. First run over 100 years ago, fitting on 28th October 1922, this is a horse race with a long tradition.
Named in honour of the founder of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, William Samuel Cox, the race has attracted not only the best thoroughbreds of Australia and New Zealand but also internationally. Previous winners have included Anamoe, Phar Lap,Makybe Diva, Kingston Town(1980-1982) but the achievement of Winx who was victorious in four consecutive years (2015–2018) is the only four-time winner and the greatest thoroughbred many believe to have run the race.