1974 Cox Plate

1974 W.S. COX PLATE
2050 metres (Saturday, October 26)
Group 1. Weight-For-Age. of $75,000 plus $600 trophies.
First: $52,500 plus trophies; Second: $13,500; Third: $6000; Fourth: $3000.
1 7-1 BATTLE HEIGHTS (NZ) (br g 7y, Battle Waggon (GB) - Wuthering Heights (NZ) Tr: R Douglas 59kg Gary Willetts
2 5-2 fav TARAS BULBA (NZ) (b g 3y, Oncidium (GB) - Entrancing Belle (NZ) Tr: George Hanlon 49.5kg John Stocker
3 20-1 BELLOTA (NZ) (ch m 4y, Oakville (GB) - Radiant Ann (NZ) Tr: R J Campbell 54.5kg Stan Aitken
Then followed:
4 14-1 Igloo (NZ) (ch g 7y, Arctic Explorer (GB) - Silver Rod (NZ) Tommy Smith 59 Rodney Dawkins
5 6-1 Kenmark (ch c 3y, Vain - Dangerous Dawn (GB) Bart Cummings 49.5 Harry White
6 25-1 Go Fun (NZ) (ch h 5y, Alcimedes (GB) - Our Fun (NZ) P J Murray 59 G Howard
7 25-1 Passetreul (b h 6y, Ruantallan (GB) - Lekas) Tommy Smith 59 Kevin Langby
8 6-1 Oopik (NZ) (b g 4y, St. Puckle (GB) - Lady Venice (NZ) David OíSullivan 57 Midge Didham
9 16-1 Chelsea Tower (NZ) (b h 5y, Stunning (GB) - Sasinaz (NZ) E Temperton 59 Noel Harris
10 10-1 Pyramul (b c 3y, Sir Dane (NZ) - Joy San) F J Penfold 49.5 Brian Gilders
11 140-1 Gala Red (ch h 5y, Gala Crest - Bon Treasure (NZ) B M Ryan 59 Mick Goreham
12 7-1 Plush (NZ) (gr c 3y, Sovereign Edition (Ire.) - Unpainted (NZ) Jim Moloney 49.5 Pay Hyland
13 9-1 Citadel (NZ) (br h 7y, Alcimedes (GB) - Khoralee (NZ) Noel Kelly 59 Ray Setches
 
Scratched: Leica Lover. Won by: 1-1/2 lengths, head. Time: 2:09.9. Track: slow.
Barriers: 5-6-3. Judgeís numbers: 1-12-10.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c.). Win: $4.15. Place: $1.40, 90c, $2.45. Quinella: $7.50. Trifecta: $149.40.
Attendance: 41,360. Weather: Fine and pleasant.
Winnerís colours: Purple, gold spots, red sleeves, gold cap.