Bet On The 2013 Cox Plate

download1It has been described as the perfect race at the perfect distance under the weight-for-age conditions, and the Sportingbet Cox Plate rarely disappoints both in terms of attracting interest and a stellar field. Once intended to be a support race for the Moonee Valley Cup, the Cox Plate has grown to become Australasia’s weight-for-age championship as well as the third richest race in Australia after the Melbourne Cup and the Golden Slipper.


2013 Cox Plate Odds

Although Sportingbet is the title sponsor for the event, the best place to have a bet on the 2013 Cox Plate is with The odds below were taken from the site, and you will be able to find the latest race odds there as well. is also offering each-way betting on the race, with which you will receive 1/4 if should your selection place in positions one to three.


The 2013 edition looks set to be another belter, with several horses looking to use the Cox Plate as a springboard to the Melbourne Cup. Several horses will line up for the second time in a week after preparing for the Cox Plate with a run out in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington. Happy Trails (13.00) led the way from Puissance De Lune (4.60) and Fiorente (5.50) in fourth last week with an impressive run and will surely not be underestimated this time out.

Last week’s Turnbull Stakes at Flemington might prove to be a good indicator for the Cox Plate, as it turned out to be a near dress rehearsal and warm up run for many of the horses fancied for the race at Moonee Valley this Saturday. With the news emerging on Wednesday that pre-race favourite Atlantic Jewel would be scratched off the card following a career-ending injury, It’s a Dundeel (4.20) and Caulfield Guineas winner Long John join a host of Turnbull Stakes runners as the leading contenders for this weekend’s race.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy will partner Caulfield Guineas winner Long John (8.00) in the Plate this weekend. He sounded confident of his horse’s chances, who has five career wins from seven starts: ‘Saturday will tell us (whether he’s ready to cope with the Cox Plate), but one thing about him is he’s tough and a hardy, which his record shows. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t enjoy the distance. I’m not going there confident we’re going to win, but we’re going to go there confident we’ve got a nice horse that, given everything falling right, is going to be a good chance.’

Should Long John win, he would become the first three-year-old since Red Anchor in 1984 to complete the Caulfield Guineas-Cox Plate double, and in the process make McEvoy the eighth jockey to have won all four legs of the Grand Slam of Australian racing: the Cox Plate, the Golden Slipper, as well as the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

Where To Bet On The Cox Plate

As mentioned above, the best racebook to place a bet on the 2013 Cox Plate is, who will offer the best odds on the race. When visiting, click on ‘Horse Racing’ in the left sidebar and scroll down to the Antepost section of the page, where you will find the markets for this race and many more.

About The Race

Considered by many as the real test of a horse’s ability in Australia, the Cox Plate boasts a purse of $3 million and in 1999 was included in the Emirates World Series Racing Championship, further boosting its international appeal.

The Cox Plate has further grown in stature after being turned into a two-day event, bringing the carnival to a total of 18 races spread over Friday Night and Saturday afternoon. Friday night sees the running of the $1 million Group 1 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes, before the focus shifts exclusively to the feature event on the Saturday afternoon.

Check out the race’s official website to learn more about the event.

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