Cox Plate 2023 Tips & Betting Advice

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The Cox Plate is one of the great races in the world and a highlight of the Australian sports calendar. The team at have a focus on the Cox Plate betting tips and race news ahead of the Moonee Valley feature.

One big-three of the Melbourne racing scene, the Cox Plate generates massive buzz right around the world and is dubbed “the greatest two minutes in sports”. provides you with expert Cox Plate betting tips and previews and a complete guide to the Group 1.

W.S. Cox Plate Information

  • DateSat 26 Oct, 2024
  • Race Time07:00
  • RacecourseMoonee Valley
  • Race Distance2040 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000

Cox Plate 2023 Betting Odds

Romantic Warrior is a $5 favourite to win the 2023 Cox Plate, while Alligator Blood ($6) is on the second line of betting.

Gold Trip will back up from the Caulfield Cup should he accept for the Cox Plate and he went on the same pattern last year before taking out the Melbourne Cup.

He shares a $7 quote with Victoria Road, an Aidan O'Brien-trained entire that has recently been purchased by Ozzie Kheir and after the Melbourne Spring Carnival, he will join Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable.

Militarize ($8) is on the fourth line of betting, a three-year-old that lost no admirers last start when unsuited as a beaten fav in the Caulfield Guineas, while Fangirl ($9) and Mr Brightside ($10) are also prominent in the Cox Plate markets.

The full round up of the betting odds for the Cox Plate can be found here.

Cox Plate Betting Tips

Our experts provide Cox Plate betting tips in the lead up to the Moonee Valley feature race. Get our top three selections for the race.

Punters will be able to get their Cox Plate betting tips, form guide and barrier draw analysis in the lead up to the greatest two minutes in sport.

Cox Plate Bookmakers & Promotions

The Cox Plate is one of Australia's top races and one of the main events punters focus on when the spring carnival rolls around.

Australian betting sites have special offers for customers - both new and existing - on the Cox Plate including enhanced odds promos that can be used on Moonee Valley races. If you are looking to sign up with a bookmaker ahead of the Cox Plate, check out our top five below.
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Cox Plate 2023 Field & Barrier Draw

Hong Kong champion Romantic Warrior (barrier 7) will contest Australia's premier weight-for-age contest and he'll retain the services of star hoop James McDonald.

The Waterhouse & Bott-trained Alligator Blood (barrier 5) is the form runner from the key lead-ups, having won the Group 1 Underwood Stakes before proving his 10-furlong credentials with a brilliant display in the Might And Power.

Gold Trip (barrier 8) backs up from the Caulfield Cup and he went on the same pattern last year before taking out the Melbourne Cup.

Victoria Road (barrier 6) is an Aidan O'Brien-trained entire that has recently been purchased by Ozzie Kheir and after the Melbourne Spring Carnival, he will join Ciaron Maher and David Eustace stable.

Full details of the barrier draw and field is available here.

Cox Plate Form Guide & Betting Pointers

The Cox Plate is known as the 'weight-for-age championship of Australia', which makes it a target race of horses from Australia and aboard. Winners of the Australian Cup, ATC Derby, Caulfield Stakes, Caulfield Guineas and Feehan Stakes gain ballot exempt entry straight into the Cox Plate.

The quality of the fields in the Cox Plate are always at a high level, but the unique Moonee Valley track gives astute jockeys the opportunity to take the race into their own hands. Race experience at the track also counts for plenty with horses that have ran at Moonee Valley holding an advantage on those who are taking to the tight-turning track for the first time. 

There's a number of key lead up races that punters can follow in order to conduct their Cox Plate form guide, most notably the Group One trio of the Caulfield, Turnbull and Underwood Stakes.  The Underwood Stakes-Cox Plate double has been completed 15 times across the race's history.

The race previously was a target for Melbourne Cup hopefuls looking to gain a ballot exempt entry into the race that stops a nation, but the Cox Plate is arguably as coveted as the Cup in recent times.

Cox Plate Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of the Cox Plate? A number of bookmakers including Dabble and BlueBet stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch the Cox Plate.

Cox Plate Start Time

The main feature of the day, the 2022 Cox Plate start time is around 4.00pm AEST.

Cox Plate History

The Cox Plate is without question the greatest two minutes in Australian racing.

Inaugurated in 1922 when Tangalooma took out the event, it’s a veritable who’s who of racing that’s taken this event out.

Named in honour of William Samuel Cox who founded the Moonee Valley race club, the weight-for-age classic is Australia's second richest weight-for-age race behind the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. 

In recent times the Cox Plate is a truly international race.

The champions list includes the likes of four-time winner Winx, three-time winner Kingston Town, star galloper Northerly and the inimitable Phar Lap. 

The history of the Cox Plate has an incredible list of past winners, trainers and jockeys the likes of which is probably only rivalled by the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup.

Cox Plate Results

2021State Of Rest
2020Sir Dragonet
2019Lys Gracieux
2014 Adelaide
2013Shamus Award
2012Ocean Park
2011Pinker Pinker
2010So You Think
2009So You Think
2007El Sugundo
2006Fields Of Omagh
2005Makybe Diva
2003Fields Of Omagh

Cox Plate 2022 Result

1st - Anamoe
2nd - I'm Thunderstruck
3rd - El Bodegon

Cox Plate Tickets

Punters looking to buy Cox Plate tickets can do so by visiting the official Moonee Valley Racing Club website. The Cox Plate carnival extends over two days with the Group One Manikato Stakes taking place the night before under the Moonee Valley lights.

Cox Plate Social News

To get all the Cox Plate social news your best bet is the visit the Moonee Valley social media channels.

Moonee Valley's Twitter account can be found at @TheValley while their Facebook page is at Moonee Valley Race Club.

Cox Plate FAQ

When is the 2023 Cox Plate?

The 2023 Cox Plate will run on Saturday October 28.

How to bet on the 2023 Cox Plate?

To place a bet on the Cox Plate you'll an account with an online bookmaker.

Bookies provide betting markets on the Plate well in advance of the race date, which includes best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading up.

Who to bet on in the 2023 Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate is one of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival's top events which means the best middle-distancers in the country will be competing for this event.

Check back here in the lead in to this 2040m Group One for our betting strategy and tips for the Plate.

Best way to bet on the 2023 Cox Plate?

Is there a better way to punt than from the comfort of your own home?

Avoid the queues down at your local pub or club and sign up for an online bookmaker, which allows you to deposit and wager within minutes of signing up from anywhere you desire.

How to live stream the 2023 Cox Plate?

Punters wanting to live stream the Cox Plate get everything they need from our live streaming information hub.

How long is the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate is a 2040m event. This is the only Group One race in the world ran over this distance.

Where is the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate runs every year at Moonee Valley, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

What time is the 2023 Cox Plate?

The 2023 Cox Plate is set to jump around 4.00pm.

Who won the 2022 Cox Plate?

Anamoe took out the 2022 Cox Plate after being defeated last year by State Of Rest.

What is the prize money of the Cox Plate?

The Cox Plate's prize pool totals $5 million.