1961 Cox Plate

1961 W.S. COX PLATE

10 furlongs (Saturday, October 28)
Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of 6000 pounds plus 250 pound trophy.
First: 4200 plus trophy; Second: 1080; Third: 480 pounds; Fourth: 240 pounds.
1 9-2 DHAULAGIRI (b h 5y, High Peak (GB) - Solar Circle) Tr: Brian Courtney 9.4 Geoff Lane
2 14-1 NEW STATESMAN (b c 3y, Smokey Eyes (Ire.) - Wilma Joy) Tr: Brian Courtney 7.11 Jack Purtell
3 4-9 fav SKY HIGH (b h 4y, Star Kingdom (Ire.) - Flight's Daughter) Tr: Jack Green 9.0 George Moore
Then followed:
4 25-1 Blue Lodge (NZ) (br h 4y, Blueskin (GB) - Ninvir (NZ) D N McInnes 9.0 C MacLaughlan
5 10-1 Aquanita (br h 5y, Wateringbury (GB) - Reinita) R J Shaw 9.4 Alan Burton
6 33-1 Bargoed (NZ) (ch h 4y, Blueskin (GB) - Soeur De Beau (NZ) G G Cameron 9.0 Ernie Sellers
7 200-1 Far Away Places (br g 5y, Royal Empire (Fr.) - Jehane (GB) W Tait 9.4 Des Coleman
8 20-1 Sharply (ch g 5y, Edwardsii (Ire.) - Sprite) W J Elliott 9.4 Pat Glennon
 
All started. Won by: Neck, neck. Time: 2:04.8. Track: fast.
Barriers: 1-6-5. Judgeís numbers: 1-8-5.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 5/-). Win: 1/6/-. Place: 7/-; 11/6; 5/6.
Attendance: 40,280. Weather: Perfect.
Winnerís colours: Green, purple stripes, white sleeves.