Cox Plate Winner Is Criterion

Criterion The Hopeful Cox Plate Winner

Criterion Cox Plate winner

I have never bet on a horse race before in my life. I thought this years Melbourne Cup would be my first ever bet on a horse race but it looks like I’ll be betting on the Cox Plate first. The reason being because of the promotion that Sportsbet is holding. I’m talking about the Cox Plate Money Back Special.

The Cox Plate is the second of Springs three big races. The first was the Caulfield cup which was held last week. I missed out on that one, The Cox Plate is being held Saturday the 24th October and then of course it will be culminating with the Melbourne Cup. You know, the race that stops a nation. I’ve always thought that was a bit of hype that marketers used but it seems to work as far as setting the mood goes.

Anyway, the way the money back special works is Sportsbet will refund your money if your horse comes 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Sound like a sweet deal to me so I’m taking them up on their offer. The question is which horse to place my money on. So who is running in this years Cox Plate at Moonee Valley..


Sacred Falls


Side Glance

Happy Trails


The Cleaner

Guest Of Honour


Silent Achiever

Royal Descent






Zac Purton

Nicholas Hall

Jamie Spencer

Damien Oliver

Tommy Berry

Steven Arnold

Craig Williams

James McDonald

Nash Rawiller

Glen Boss

Ryan Moore

Craig Newitt

Chad Schofield

Dean Yendal


Win 6.50 Place 2.40

Win 4.60 Place 1.90

Win 34.00 Place 8.50

Win 13.00 Place 4.00

Win 34.00 Place 8.50

Win 14.00 Place 4.20

Win 81.00 Place 18.00

Win 7.50 Place 4.20

Win 14.00 Place 4.20

Win 9.00 Place 3.00

Win 8.00 Place 2.80

Win 26.00 Place 7.00

Win 16.00 Place 4.60

Win 26.00 Place 7.00

If you think Fawkner is going to win then your best bet would be with Sportingbet as they’re offering $7 for the favourite Fawkner to win the race.

Me, I’m going with Sportsbet, partly because of the money back special, but also because they’re offering the best odds on the Criterion, the horse I’m hoping will win the Cox Plate. While Criterion is not the favourite I’ve done some research and there is a chance that the horse could win. So, I’ve place my bet as this weeks bet of the week. Have you placed yours?