|AKA Name||Cox Plate Carnival|
|2024 Date||26 October 2024|
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Cox Plate Day is one of the premier events on the Australian racing calendar, held at Moonee Valley Racing Club. This prestigious occasion features the Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate, Australia's leading weight-for-age horse race, renowned for its legacy and history, attracting some of the best racehorses from around the world. With a current prize pool of over AUD$5 million, the Cox Plate race is an essential event for equine enthusiasts and casual observers alike.
The Cox Plate was first held in 1922, named in honour of the Moonee Valley Racing Club's founder, William Samuel Cox. Over the years, this race has garnered a reputation as Australia's premier weight-for-age race horse event, often drawing comparisons to the internationally renowned Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France. Many iconic Australian horses, including Phar Lap, Tulloch, and Kingston Town, have competed in and won this prestigious race, further adding to its legacy.
On Cox Plate Day, Australian spectators flock to the Moonee Valley Racing Club to witness the race, while others attend various race-themed events and parties across the country. Fashion plays a significant role as racegoers dress up for the day in stylish outfits, often topped off with ornate hats. Cox Plate Day is observed on October 28th this year.
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