Cox Plate Betting Guide 2021

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2021 Cox Plate. The world famous race will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021, in its traditional date during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

The Cox Plate is one of the big three races of the entire Spring Carnival along with the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup and millions of race fans across the world tune in to watch the race.

We provide you with Cox Plate tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live Cox Plate stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Horses | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Cox Plate

2021 Cox Plate Race Schedule

Date October 23, 2021
Track The Valley
Distance 2040m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-For-Age
Prizemoney $5,000,000
Age 3YO & Upwards

Cox Plate Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2021 Cox Plate free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2021 Cox Plate with TAB

Cox Plate Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Click below to see Cox Plate promos

Cox Plate Tips

Finding the Cox Plate winner is traditionally no easy task and it has been made more difficult with the retirement of champion mare Winx.

Our experts assess all the Cox Plate runners, form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2021 Cox Plate predictions to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipster will provide his 2021 Cox Plate tips and selections following the barrier draw.

How to Bet on the Cox Plate

There are plenty of betting options on the Cox Plate.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.

Trifecta

The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on Cox Plate for Same Race Multis include: SportsbetLadbrokes & Neds.

Quadrella

The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Cox Plate Latest News

Cox Plate Nominations

Four rounds of declarations will take place ahead of the 2021 Cox Plate, with the first to take place on 3rd August.

Acceptance stages must then be met on 7th September and 21 September before a final round of nominations on 5th October.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 John Bary
2 DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
3 ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne
4 GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 7 Matthew Williams
6 HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman
7 INCENTIVISE G 5 Peter G Moody
8 IRISH FLAME (NZ) G 7 Brett Scott
9 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith
10 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien
12 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham
13 MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham
14 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings
15 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
16 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
17 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
18 STATE OF REST (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
19 DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings
20 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller
21 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings
22 ARTORIUS C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
23 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
24 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
25 GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller
26 LIGHTSABER C 3 Peter G Moody

To see the full list of 2021 Cox Plate Nominations click here.

Cox Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw

The 2021 Cox Plate final field is released on the 19th of October, four days before the big race takes place at Moonee Valley.

The 2021 Cox Plate barrier draw takes place on the same day once the declaration of the final field has been completed. It is at this stage we discover which horses have drawn well in favourable gates and which have barriers to avoid.

To see the 2021 Cox Plate final field & barrier draw click here

2020 Cox Plate results & replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Sir Dragonet Glen Boss Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 59kg $7.50
2nd Armory Ben Melham Aidan O’Brien 5 56.5kg $7.50
3rd Russian Camelot Damien Oliver Danny O’Brien 14 56.5kg $3.50
4th Mugatoo John Allen Kris Lees 8 59kg $26

To see more Cox Plate results & replays click here

Cox Plate Horses

We provide a handy guide to the leading contenders for the 2021 Cox Plate and give our verdict on those with the best chances of capturing the first Cox Plate in the post-Winx era.

Check out our 2021 Cox Plate runner-by-runner guide.

Cox Plate 2021 Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet already have their 2021 Cox Plate betting odds available following the release of all in markets. There will be plenty of movements in the Cox Plate betting markets before the race as leading contenders build up to the big day. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

To see the 2021 Cox Plate Odds click here. 

Cox Plate Bet Types

Most punters like a flutter on the Cox Plate. But did you know there are many different ways to bet on the race than simply backing a horse to win?

Whether you’re staking a couple bucks on the race because you like a name or the colour of the jockey silks, or you’ve got a tip for the horse that will win at Moonee Valley. Read our guide to the different betting options.

Our expert exotics tips for the 2021 Cox Plate will be available following the barrier draw.

To see our First 4, Trifecta and Exacta Tips click here

Cox plate Winners (since 2000)

2020 Sir Dragonet
2019 Lys Gracieux
2018 Winx
2017 Winx
2016 Winx
2015 Winx
2014 Fawkner
2013 It's A Dundeel
2012 Green Moon
2011 Helmet
2010 So You Think
2009 So You Think
2008 Samantha Miss
2007 Miss Finland
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Makybe Diva
2004 Lohnro
2003 Northerly
2002 Lonhro
2001 Sunline
2000 Sunline

Top 5 Cox Plate Winners

Known as the weight-for-age championship, the Group 1 Cox Plate has been won by some of racing’s biggest names down the years. It is a race run over a distance of 2040m and routinely showcases many of the world’s leading thoroughbred racehorses doing battle for a share of the $5 million-plus prize pool.

See who made out list of Top 5 Cox Plate Winners since 2000.

Cox Plate History

Named in honour of Mooney Valley racecourse founder William Samuel Cox, the Cox Plate was first run in 1922 and won by six-year-old English-import Violoncello.

Although the Melbourne Cup is regarded as Australia’s most famous race, the Group 1 Cox Plate is held in the highest esteem and a large proportion of the Australian racing community view it as a superior race.

Read more about the History of the Cox Plate.

MOONEE VALLEY RACECOURSE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

To read all about The Valley Racecourse, including the history of the track and which Group 1 races will be held at Moonee Valley, click the button below.

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