1940 Cox Plate

1940 W.S. COX PLATE
9-1/2 furlongs (Saturday, October 26)

Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of 900 pounds plus 100 pound trophy.
First: 650 pounds and trophy; Second: 150 pounds; Third: 100 pounds.

1 7-4 fav BEAU VITE (NZ) (br h 4y, Beau Pere (GB) - Dominant) Tr: Frank McGrath 9.0 Ted McMenamin
2 2-1 AJAX (ch h 6y, Heroic - Medmenham) Tr: F Musgrave 9.4 Harold Badger
3 9-2 BEAU LIVRE (NZ) (br h 4y, Beau Pere - Pass Book) Tr: G Price 9.0 A Dewhirst
Then followed:
4 100-1 Rivette (b m 7y, Ronsard - Riv) H Bamber 8.13 H Mornement
5 50-1 Scientist (b c 3y, Marconigram - Bimbil) C A Russell 7.11 A Breasley
6 50-1 The Adjutant (b g 3y, Marabou - Bonne Reine) A Murray 7.11 E Preston
 
Scratched: Positron. Won by: 1/2 neck, 1/2 head. Time: 1:57.75. Track: xxx.
Barriers: 7-1-4. Judge's numbers: 2-1-3.
Tote Divs: (for 5/-). Win: 11/-. Place: 7/-; 7/6. No third dividend.
Attendance: 26,280.
Winnerís colours: Red, yellow spots.