Cox Plate nominations

Cox Plate nominations have been released, with a bumper crop of horses entering the $5 million group 1 race at Moonee Valley.

In early August each year, nominations for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) are solidified, ushering in a sequence of declarations that gradually narrow down the pool of contenders to a final assembly of 14 participants, accompanied by four emergencies.

The 2023 Cox Plate nominations were released on August 8, subsequently followed by the first declarations on September 12, second declarations confirmed on Tuesday, September 26, and the third round of acceptances reaches finalization on October 10th. The apex arrives on Tuesday, October 24, with the announcement of the final field closely succeeded by the unveiling of the barrier draw.

In instances where connections fall behind the established timeline, there remains an opportunity to submit a belated nomination by settling a supplementary fee.

It is worth noting the discretionary authority bestowed upon the Moonee Valley Race Club committee to determine the final field, rendering any order of entry obsolete for the Cox Plate.

The 2023 Cox Plate is set to be run on October 28 at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

2023 Cox Plate nominations

178 horse have nominated for the 2023 Cox Plate.

# Horse Trainer
1 Aberfeldie Boy Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
2 Above The Curve (USA) Joseph O’Brien
3 Adelaide River (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
4 Aegon (NZ) Andrew Forsman
5 Affaire A Suivre (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 Age Of Kings (IRE) Chris Waller
7 Akicita Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
8 Al Riffa (FR) Joseph O’Brien
9 Alaskan God Daniel Morton
10 Alcohol Free (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
11 Alenquer (FR) Michael Moroney
12 Alfred Munnings (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
13 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
14 Altivo (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 Amelia’s Jewel Simon Miller
16 Amenable Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 Amokura Kris Lees
18 Anitno (NZ) Tony Gollan
19 Arabica (GER) Michelle Payne
20 Arapaho (FR) Bjorn Baker
21 Ashfall Chris Waller
22 Athabascan (FR) John O’Shea
23 Attrition Mitchell Freedman
24 Bank Maur Richard Laming
25 Bear Story (IRE) Clinton McDonald
26 Berkeley Square Dan O’Sullivan
27 Brayden Star (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
28 Buckaroo (GB) Joseph O’Brien
29 Buster Bash David Harrison
30 Cafe Millenium John O’Shea
31 Cairo (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
32 Cap De Joie (GB) Nick Ryan
33 Carini (FR) Danny O’Brien
34 Chrysaor Chris Waller
35 Communist Michael Freedman
36 Congregation Chris Waller
37 Continuous (JPN) Aidan O’Brien
38 Coverge Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
39 Copacabana Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 Dawn Patrol (IRE) Kris Lees
41 Deadly Press Nick Ryan
42 Deauville Legend (IRE) James Ferguson
43 Deny Knowledge (IRE) Michael Kent
44 Duais Edward Cummings
45 Duke De Sessa (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 El Bodegon (IRE) Chris Waller
47 El Patroness Danny O’Brien
48 El Poder Del Sol (NZ) Liam Howley
49 Engeline (IRE) Nick Ryan
50 Esskay Danny O’Brien
51 Fame Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
52 Fancy Man (IRE) Annabel Neasham
53 Fangirl Chris Waller
54 Fawkner Park (IRE) Annabel Neasham
55 Fireburn Gary Portelli
56 Forgot You (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
57 Francesco Guardi (IRE) Chris Waller
58 Galeron (IRE) Charles Hills
59 Gallant Prince Clayton Douglas
60 Gan Teorainn (IRE) Chris Waller
61 Gear Up (IRE) Annabel Neasham
62 Globe (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
63 Going Global (IRE) Chris Waller
64 Gold Trip (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
65 Golden Path (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
66 Goldman (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
67 Greenland (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
68 Gregolimo (FR) Michael Moroney
69 Hawaii Five Oh Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
70 Hezashocka (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
71 Hinged Chris Waller
72 Hoo Ya Mal (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
73 Hope In Your Heart Kerry Parker
74 Hosier (IRE) Mark Minervini
75 Huetor (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden
76 Ironclad (GB) Will Clarken & Nikki O’Shea
77 Japanese Emperor (NZ) Michael Moroney
78 Jim Hendrix (IRE) Annabel Neasham
79 Kalapour (IRE) Kris Lees
80 King Colorado Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
81 King Frankel (IRE) Annabel Neasham
82 Knight’s Choice John Symons & Sheila Laxon
83 Kovalica (NZ) Chris Waller
84 Legacies Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
85 Legarto (NZ) Ken & Bev Kelso
86 Libertad Annabel Neasham
87 Light Infantry (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
88 Limburg Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
89 Lindermann Chris Waller
90 Loft (GER) Ben, Will & JD Hayes
91 Lunar Flare Grahame Begg
92 Luxembourg (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
93 Major Beel (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
94 Make Us Proud (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
95 Makram (IRE) Ben, Will & JD Hayes
96 Manzoice Chris Waller
97 Militarize (NZ) Chris Waller
98 Mollynickers Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
99 Montefilia Chris Waller
100 Mo’unga (NZ) Annabel Neasham
101 Mount Popa (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
102 Mr Brightside (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes
103 Mr Buster (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
104 Mr Waterville (IRE) Chris Waller
105 Mustang Valley (NZ) Andrew Forsman
106 My Oberon (IRE) Annabel Neasham
107 My Prospero (IRE) William Haggas
108 Navajo Peak David Payne
109 New Endeavour (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
110 New Energy (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
111 Nonconformist Grahame Begg
112 Olentia Chris Waller
113 Osipenko (NZ) Chris Waller
114 Paddington (GB) Aidan O’Brien
115 Papillon Club Greg Eurell
116 Perfect Thought John Sargent
117 Pericles James Cummings
118 Pier (NZ) Darryn & Briar Weatherley
119 Pinstriped Enver Jusufovic
120 Point Lonsdale (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
121 Poison Chalice (NZ) Paul Preusker
122 Political Debate Chris Waller
123 Pounding Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
124 Pride Of Jenni Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
125 Princess Grace (USA) Chris Waller
126 Protagonist (FR) Kris Lees
127 Prowess (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood
128 Queen Air Lindsey Smith
129 Red Phantom (IRE) Nick Ryan
130 Regal Power John Leek (Jnr)
131 Reo Richard Laming
132 Right You Are Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
133 Romantic Warrior (IRE) Danny Shum
134 Saltcoats (NZ) Chris Waller
135 Scheelite Ken & Kasey Keys
136 Sekani Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
137 Serpentine (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
138 Sharp ‘N’ Smart (NZ) Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
139 Sheeza Belter Annabel Neasham
140 She’s Extreme Anthony Cummings
141 She’s Fit Daniel Morton
142 Shinzo Chris Waller
143 Sibaaq (GB) Annabel Neasham
144 Sirileo Miss Symon Wilde
145 Skyphios Daniel Kelly
146 Smokin’ Romans (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
147 Soulcombe (GB) Chris Waller
148 Spanish Mission (USA) Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman
149 Speak (GB) Michael Moroney
150 Special Swey (NZ) Chris Waller
151 Spellmaster (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
152 Steinem (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
153 Steparty Paul Preusker
154 Suizuro Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
155 Sunsets Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
156 Sunsource Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
157 Tannhauser Chris Waller
158 The Mediterranean (IRE) Sara Ryan
159 The Summit (FR) Ben, Will & JD Hayes
160 Think It Over Kerry Parker
161 Townsend Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
162 Tuvalu Lindsey Smith
163 Uncle Bryn (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
164 Veight Tony & Calvin McEvoy
165 Victoria Road (IRE) Aidan O’Brien
166 Virtuous Circle (NZ) Liam Howley
167 Waterford (IRE) Chris Waller
168 West Wind Blows (IRE) Simon & Ed Crisford
169 Western Empire (NZ) John Leek (Jnr)
170 White Marlin (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
171 Williamsburg Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
172 Without A Fight (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman
173 Wolfy (NZ) Nick Ryan
174 Yellow Brick Tony & Maddysen Sears
175 Zaaki (GB) Annabel Neasham
176 Zeyrek (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
177 Zougotcha Chris Waller
178 Zucchero Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

How do nominations for the Cox Plate work?

Featuring a prize pool exceeding $5 million, the Cox Plate stands as Australia’s most lucrative weight-for-age competition.

Attracted by the enticing opportunity to secure substantial winnings, contenders from some of the globe’s premier racing nations undertake the extensive voyage to Australia every October, eager to partake in this prestigious event.

The 2023 Cox Plate Nominations featured 178 horses.

Below you will find the key dates ahead of the Cox Plate.

Cox Plate nominations dates

Nominations Fee Date
First Nominations
Tuesday, August 8
Late Nomination
Tuesday, September 5
First Acceptances
Tuesday, September 12
Second Acceptances
Tuesday, September 26
Third Acceptances
Tuesday, October 10
Final Late Nomination/Entry
$200,000 ($100,000 for 3YO)
Monday, October 23
Final Field
Tuesday, October 24

The final field and barriers for the Cox Plate are announced at 10am on the Tuesday prior to the race.

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