1968 Cox Plate

1968 W.S. COX PLATE

10 furlongs (Saturday, October 26)
Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of $25,000 plus $600 trophy.
First
: $17,500 plus trophy; Second: $4500; Third: $2000; Fourth: $1000.
1 7-4 fav RAJAH SAHIB (NZ) (br c 3y, Pakistan II (GB) - Gay Princess) Tr: T W Hill 7.11 George Moore
2 6-1 FILEUR (NZ) (br g 4y, Le Filou (Fr.) - Dulcie (NZ) Tr: Colin Hayes 9.0 John Stocker
3 12-1 CREWMAN (b c 3y, Todman - Royal Lark) Tr: Angus Armanasco 7.11 Jim Johnson
Then followed:
4 3-1 Shorengro (br h 4y, Better Boy (Ire.) - Blue Gipsy) M L Willmott 9.0 Pat Hyland
5 25-1 Speed of Sound (Ire.) (b h 5y, Buisson Ardent (Fr.) - Dame Melba (GB) Tommy Smith 9.1 Geoff Lane
6 20-1 Prince Grant (NZ) (b h 6y, Alcimedes (GB) - Chubin (NZ) Tommy Smith 9.4 Roy Higgins
7 40-1 Vanishing (gr c 3y, Grey Ghost (GB) - Kinder Blue) Ray Hutchins 7.11 Frank Reys
8 25-1 Cedar King (b/br c 3y, Better Boy (Ire.) - Timber Lady) Brian Courtney 7.11 Paul Jarman
9 40-1 Wilton Park (NZ) (b c 3y, Le Filou (Fr.) - Fluent (NZ) M F Anderson 7.11 Jim Courtney
10 9-1 Gooree King (NZ) (br c 3y, Alcimedes (GB) - Miss Florabunda (NZ) Bart Cummings 7.11 Mick Mallyon
11 100-1 Dhama Star (br m 4y, Tulloch (NZ) - Beauty Star) H H Wilson 8.9 Peter Gumbleton
12 9-1 Alcatraz (br g 9y, Kaa (GB) - Aloxdale) N D “Bon” Hoysted 9.4 Alan McLean
13 16-1 Regal Rhythm (b h 4y, Sostenuto (Italy) - Regal Peace) Tommy Smith 9.0 Kevin Mitchell
 
Scratched: Tried And True, Tizio. Won by: 2-1/2 lengths, 2-1/2 lengths. Time: 2:04.8. Track: slow.
Barriers: 2-9-3. Judge’s numbers: 13-5-11.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c.). Win: $1.45. Place: 85c, $1.40, $1.60.
Attendance: 28,750. Weather: occasional showers.
Winner’s colours: Yellow, black armbands, green cap.