1956 Cox Plate

1956 W.S. COX PLATE

10 furlongs (Saturday, October 27)
Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of 5000 pounds plus 250 pound trophy.
First: 3500 plus trophy; Second: 1000; Third: 500 pounds.
1 4-1 RAY RIBBON (NZ) (b h 5y, Perilous (GB) - Lady Yelverton (NZ) Tr: G S Barr 9.4 Jack Purtell
2 7-4 fav RISING FAST (NZ) (b/br g 7y, Alonzo (GB) - Faster (NZ) Tr: Fred Hoysted 9.4 Bill Williamson
3 12-1 CARANNA (br h 4y, Valognes (GB) - Connette) Tr: E Hush 9.0 A Ward
Then followed:
4 33-1 Auteuil (br c 3y, Royal Empire (Fr.) - Lass O'Gowrie (Ire.) J M Cummings 7.11 Geoff Lane
5 50-1 Tricky Lad (b c 3y, Comic Court - Twinkle Star) J E Bond 7.11 Ian Saunders
6 25-1 Fair Chance (NZ) (ch g 6y, Fair's Fair (GB) - Irish Chance (NZ) A D Webster 9.4 Ron Hutchinson
7 9-2 Sailor's Guide (br h 4y, Lighthouse II (Fr.) - Jehane (GB) G Daniel 9.0 Neville Sellwood
8 10-1 Ark Royal (NZ) (b h 4y, Marco Polo (Fr.) - Battle Cruiser (NZ) A L Powell 9.0 Bob Skelton
9 8-1 Kingster (br h 4y, Star Kingdom (Ire.) - Canvas Back (GB) Jack Green 9.0 Athol Mulley
10 12-1 Arab's Choice (b/br c 3y, Nilo (GB) - Cavilla) C A Wilson 7.11 J O'Sullivan
 
All started. Won by: short 1/2 head, 3 lengths. Time: 2:04.9. Track: good.
Barriers: 7-6-8. Judge's numbers: 2-1-6.
Tote Divs: (for 5/-). Win: 1/6/6. Place: 9/6; 7/6; 16/-.
Attendance: 38,350. Weather: Early showers then mainly fine.
Winnerís colours: Green, gold check, black armbands and cap.