1977 Cox Plate

1977 W.S. COX PLATE

2050 metres (Saturday, October 22)
Group 1. WFA. of $137,500 plus $2500 in trophies.
First: $95,875 & trophies;Second: $29,500; Third: $14,750; Fourth: $7375.
1 10-1 FAMILY OF MAN (b h 4y, Lots Of Man (USA) - Colleen) Tr: George Hanlon 57kg Brent Thomson
2 3-1 RAFFINDALE (GB) (gr h 6y, Raffingora (GB) - Wharfedale (GB) Tr: D M Whitney 59kg Roy Higgins
3 40-1 VICE REGAL (NZ) (br h 4y, Bismark II (GB) - Kind Regards (NZ) Tr: J W Campin 57kg Gary Willetts
Then followed:
4 100-1 Marceau (b c 3y, Kaoru Star - Humour) Tommy Smith 48.5 S Young (a)
5 9-2 Unaware (b h 4y, Without Fear (Fr.) - Clipjoint (NZ) Colin Hayes 57 John Stocker
6 40-1 Stormy Rex (br g 3y, Storm Ruler - Chellisa (NZ) Bart Cummings 48.5 Steven Burridge
7 50-1 Belmura Lad (NZ) (b c 3y, Belmura (GB) - Fairaleana (NZ) Bart Cummings 48.5 Pat Trotter
8 6-1 Sir Silver Lad (NZ) (br h 4y, Silver Dream (GB) - Leta Filou (NZ) B Petley 57 D Wyatt
9 7-4 fav Luskin Star (ch c 3y, Kaoru Star - Promising (NZ) Max Lees 48.5 John Letts
10 25-1 How Now (b m 5y, In The Purple (Fr.) - Fair Diana (NZ) Colin Hayes 56.5 Mick Mallyon
11 20-1 Ming Dynasty (ch/gr g 4y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Bart Cummings 57 Harry White
12 160-1 Flirting Prince (ch g 3y, Bold Minstrel (USA) - Flirtatious) Tommy Smith 48.5 Rodney Quinn (a)
13 50-1 Lefroy (NZ) (ch c 3y, Decies (GB) - Beaute L'Or (Fr.) Geoff Murphy 48.5 Brian Andrews
14 50-1 Pelican Point (ch g 3y, Mariner (GB) - Queen's Violet (GB) L J Irwin 48.5 G Palmer (a)
 
All started. Won by: Long neck, 1 length. Time: 2:05.3. Track: good.
Barriers: 4-6-12. Judges numbers: 5-1-6.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c). Win: $6.55. Place: $1.70, $1.10, $3.85.Quinella: $15.45. Trifecta: $246.80.
Attendance: 34,563. Weather: Fine with a cool wind.
Winner's colours : Blue, yellow braces, red armbands.