The Cox Plate Betting
The second richest weight for age race in Australia is the Cox Plate. This is run at Mooney Valley during the WMS Spring Carnival which cumulates in the world famous Melbourne Cup. A purse of 3 million Australian Dollars attracts horses from all over the world, although international ones have to go through a rigorous quarantine session.
Class is a big contributing factor with many great horses claiming the trophy over the years including Phar Lap, Tulloch, Kingston Town, Super Impose, Saintly, Might & Power, Sunline, Northerly and Makybe Diva.
These days there is no need to actually go down to the track and brave the seething crowd, the long queues and the pushy Cox Plate betting bookies. A much easier alternative is to simply stay in your favourite armchair in front of the TV with a cool drink and place your sports bets online. You can even go down to the pub with your mates as long as you have a device that can connect to the Internet, and thus BettingOnline.nz!
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BettingOnline.nz also features the top bookmakers that offer horse racing bets to suit all kinds of punters. From the experienced ones who have seen many a race to the brand new ones who have never bet on a horse race before in their lives, we have Cox Plate betting sites with odds to suit all tastes. The very basic Win bet allows you to place one wager on one race for one horse to win. From there you can wager on increasingly risky bets in the hopes of getting that golden ticket that wins against all the Cox Plate odds.
There are a number of things that you need to know before placing any Cox Plate bets. The first is a basic idea of the rules. The Cox Plate is a weight for age handicap race; this means that all the 14 horses in the field are handicapped according to their age and previous experience. The older the horse, the more weights it has to carry. This is one of the reasons why the younger, if physically less mature horses often win. For Example the previous winner was a four year old mare named Winx. She beat out a field of much older more mature horses, in part thanks to carrying less weight.
Another great contributing factor to how well the horses chosen to compete actually run is the surface. The Cox Plate is run at Mooney Valley, which is constructed with the Strathayr surface, which is natural turf on top of a sand base. Not all horses like this going, so it is important to look at the history of the course to see if any of the current horses have performed well there before.
Place Your Cox Plate Bets!
Cox Plate odds open at the beginning of August for the Cox Plate, and the earliest that you get your Cox Plate betting in the longer and better your Cox Plate odds will be. As the actual race draws near the odds get shorter and shorter, and clear favourites appear. Examining the form guides is a vital part of placing a bet. Deciding whether you want to go with a risky outside bet that may just pay off in a huge way or a safe favourite will play a big part in how well your race day goes. Looking at the history of the field as well as the race will help with this. Alternatively you can just go on the current field, and see which horse takes your fancy.
Check out the BettingOnline.nz recommended bookmakers and Cox Plate betting on the horse you think is going to win!