Cox Plate

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!

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 Cox Plate, let’s cast a thought to the phenomenal run of wins by Winx in the 2015-2018 Cox Plate races! The 2016 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 horse race in the land Down Under, with total prize money of around AU$5 million – only the Caulfield Cup 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 can help you head on down to Moonee Valley Racing Club this October to perhaps the world’s best weight-for-age racing event.

Moonee madness

If you’ve always wanted to attend the Cox Plate, don’t hesitate any longer!  Call us to arrange your booking – you just know it’s going to be a splendid weekend away!

Why not extend your stay in Melbourne to attend the MELBOURNE CUP? Just let us know when you make your booking!


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