2014 Cox Plate Odds, Tips & Barriers

Cox Plate Odds News

The Cox Plate 2014 field and barrier draw for this Saturday’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival major is now out with a capacity 14 hopefuls set to face off in the Moonee Valley classic. There were originally 16 final acceptors for this year’s edition of the $3 million Group 1 W.S….


Cox Plate Odds

The showcase race of the Moonee Valley Carnival, which forms part of the larger and more famous annual Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, the Cox Plate is the premier weight for age horse race in Australia. The Cox Plate attracts a competitive field of champion runners every year, and much international interest as well, as it is also part of the World Series Racing Championship, the only southern hemisphere race to be included in this elite circuit of world thoroughbred races, which ensures that racing enthusiasts all over the world pay close attention to the Cox Plate odds.

The 2014 Cox Plate will be run on Saturday October 25, 2014.

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With prize money of over $3 million on offer, the Cox Plate is the second richest horse race in Australia, exceeded only by the illustrious Melbourne Cup. Raced over a distance of 2040 metres, the Cox Plate is a quality handicap stayers race, and its group one position, immense popularity, international recognition, lucrative stakes and top-class field of entries mean it is one of the most bet on sporting events in Australia at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au. The betting pools are large and so too are the wagers punters place on this exciting and elite race every year. Without a doubt, the Cox Plate Carnival attracts some of the largest bets in Australia.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

How are the Cox Plate odds determined?

The Cox Plate odds for the final field of runners are affected and determined by bookmaking sites like Ladbrokes.com.au according to a number of different factors. One of the biggest influences over the Cox Plate odds is the previous race form and performances of the runners in a series of key lead-up races, including the Turnbull Stakes and the Yalumba Stakes. The Cox Plate field usually features a relatively level playing field of talent, making it somewhat harder for punters to pick the winner.

Cox Plate odds are also affected by the previous winners’ trends and statistics. For example, in the past ten years four mares have been triumphant in the Cox Plate, and because of this succession of female winners, the odds for mares coming into future Cox Plates have been shortened accordingly.

Horses that have placed in previous Cox Plates are usually given favourable or shorter priced odds, as in recent years runners-up in the Plate have managed to improve their form and take out the next year’s race, like El Segundo who was victorious in the 2007 Cox Plate after having placed a close second the previous year.

The best place to get Cox Plate odds is with online betting sites. They offer the best possible odds on such premiere horse racing events, making it easy (and potentially very profitable) to put down a wager or two on the Cox Plate. A win in this race may even inspire you to try your hand at Melbourne Cup betting where the payouts are even bigger. When it comes to betting on horse racing, online betting is the way to go.

How do the short and long priced entries fare in the Cox Plate?

Horses entering the Cox Plate with long priced odds have not had much success, with the favourites going into the race with the best odds having had 34 wins over the Cox Plate’s history. The last roughie to win and upset this trend of victorious short priced favourites was Dane Ripper in 1997 at 40-1 odds. If you’re concerned about your chances in the Cox Plate, try spreading your bets over the other races on Cox Plate Day.

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