W.S. Cox Plate 2016 Packages

Packages

  • 2 Night Packages

    2017 Cox Plate Packages • Sportsnet Holidays From: SOLD OUT
    Date: 21 Oct, 2016 - 23 Oct, 2016
    Packages from $305* – Enquire Now! 2 night 2016 Cox Plate packages include: 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations. Check In: Friday 21st October, 2016. Check Out: Sunday 23rd October, 2016. General Admission ticket to the 2016 William Hill Cox Plate. myki Visitor Pack including: A Full ...
     
  • 2 Night Package including Manikato Stakes

    2016 Cox Plate & Manikato Stakes packages • Sportsnet Holidays From: SOLD OUT
    Date: 21 Oct, 2016 - 22 Oct, 2016
    Packages from $355* – Enquire Now! 2 night 2016 W.S. Cox Plate & Manikato Stakes packages include: 2 nights’ accommodation at a selection of Melbourne CBD hotels – View Hotel Locations. Check In: Friday 21st October, 2016. Check Out: Sunday 23rd October, 2016. General Admission ticket to the 2016 Manikato Stakes. 2016 Manikato Stakes Official ...
     

Event Details

For over 90 years, the W.S. Cox Plate has been providing race-goers with the date to look forward to, the unofficial opening of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival! The second-richest weight-for-age raceday in Australia, the race attracts some of the best horses from all over the world!

First run in 1922, the W.S. Cox Plate is named after William Samuel Cox (1831 – 1895) who was a pioneer of thoroughbred racing in Australia. He was the founder of the Moonee Valley Racing Club which he established in 1883 after leasing the land one year earlier. The Cox family was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2006.

Winners of the W.S. Cox Plate reads like a who’s who of turf racing. Previous champions include:

  • Phar lap – 1930, 1931.
  • Kingston Town – 1980, 1981, 1982.
  • Rising Fast – 1954, 1955, 1956.
  • Dulcify – 1979.
  • Gunsynd – 1972.
  • Super Impose – 1992.
  • Might and Power – 1998.
  • Sunline – 2000, 2001.
  • Northerly – 2002.
  • Makybe Diva – 2005.
  • So You Think – 2010.

2016 sees the 94th running of the legendary Cox Plate, a race that has produced many champions! In 2015, the much hyped, Chris Waller-trained young mare, Winx, streaked away to her maiden Cox Plate victory, winning by an incredible 8 lengths! In 2016 will another future superstar mare or stallion be born? Join us trackside at Moonee Valley Racecourse in 2016 to find out!

Interested in experiencing the 2016 W.S. Cox Pate with a package from Sportsnet? To register your interest in a travel package including tickets, accommodation, breakfast aboard the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant plus much more, please take a moment to select the package you’re interested in above, and then complete the Enquiry Form at the bottom of the package page so that one of our friendly consultants may contact you shortly with more details.

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