What is the Cox Plate Trophy worth?
around $5 million
2021 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Prize Money In total the 2021 Cox Plate will have prize money and trophies valued at around $5 million with the Cox Plate winner taking home an incredible $3 million!
What distance is the Cox Plate?
First run in 1922, the $5.05 million Weight-For-Age Ladbrokes Cox Plate is run over the quirky distance of 2040 metres (just over 10 furlongs) at The Valley (Moonee Valley Racecourse) and some of the greatest horses in the history of Australian racing adorn its honour roll.
Is northerly The racehorse still alive?
Northerly, a 15-year-old gelding, won more than $9 million in prize money including two Cox Plates, two Australian Cups and a Caulfield Cup. He died after suffering a colic attack on Wednesday night.
How many foals did Sunline have?
Sunline had four foals as a broodmare. Two have raced, and both have won once – her first Rock of Gibraltar filly Sunstrike, now four, and a Zabeel colt, Sun Ruler.
Did Greg Childs win a Melbourne Cup?
He never returned to NZ. Greg talks of a Hong Kong win on the top mare Romanee Conti, and his first Melbourne premiership win – a performance that earned him a special accolade.
How much do jockeys get?
In 2020, the average earning of the top 100 jockeys in the United States was around $3.5 million, per BloodHorse.
How much does a jockey earn in Australia?
The average jockey salary in Australia is $45,581 per year or $23.38 per hour. Entry level positions start at $39,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to $52,163 per year.
Why is it called the Cox Plate?
History. The race is named in honour of William Samuel (W.S.) Cox, the racing club’s founder. It was first run on Saturday 28 October 1922 with a purse of £1,000. Between 1999–2005 the event was included in the Emirates World Series Racing Championship, a global “grand prix” of horse racing.
Who rode Northerly?
With jockey Mark Flaherty, 2004 Turnbull Stakes. Northerly (17 October 1996 – 9 May 2012) was an Australian racehorse who is considered arguably Australia’s best middle distance Thoroughbred horse of the early 2000s.