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Event Date: 27/10/2017 - 29/10/2017

Event Location: Melbourne

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Cox Plate 2017

October holds a very special place in the heart of horse racing fans across Australia, as this is the month that the famous Cox Plate rolls around – and once again, you can get as close to the action as possible with Motive Travel!

Chances are, if you’ve even just a passing interest in the ‘Sport of Kings’ you’ll know all about the legendary Cox Plate. From its rich history that stretches right the way back to 1922, through to the glorious spectacles we see unfold at the Moonee Valley Racing Club today, this is an event that continues to throw up drama and intrigue at every historic turn.

Whilst we ponder on which horses will make it through for the 2017 Cox Plate, let’s cast a thought to that phenomenal win by Winx in the 2016 Cox Plate! That race will go down as one of the most memorable Cox Plate races for sure!

The Plate of plenty

The Cox Plate has grown from humble beginnings to the third-richest horserace in the land Down Under, with total prize money of around AU$3.05 million – only the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup offer more. Even so, it’s still part of that special ‘Triple Crown’ of Australian racing, and it’s probably the fastest-paced of them all. Not just any old nag can make the starting gate – only the fastest, most impressive horses contest this revered flat. So … fancy it?

As ever, Motive Travel will be heading on down to Moonee Valley Racing Club this October for three days of action, and we’d love to take as many racing fans as possible to perhaps the world’s best weight-for-age racing event. We’ve put together a superb package for the Cox Plate 2017, and you’ll be joining Motive Travel’s very own George Michalczyk – a man who loves horses almost as much as he does the AFL!

Moonee madness

Not enough for you? How about we throw in President of the Western Australian Race Horse Owner’s Association and Committee Member of Perth Racing, Harvey Crossman? You might even be able to glean a few insider tips from the man himself before sticking a few dollars down…

Click here for the details of our 2017 Cox Plate Tour. You just know it’s going to be a splendid weekend away!


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