1978 Cox Plate

1978 W.S. COX PLATE
2050 metres (Saturday, October 28)
Group 1. WFA. of $137,500 plus $2500 in trophies.
First: $95,875 & trophies; Second: $29,500; Third: $14,750; Fourth: $7375.
1 5-1 SO CALLED (NZ) (b h 4y, Sobig (NZ) - Calling) Tr: Colin Hayes 57kg Brent Thomson
2 5-2 FAMILY OF MAN (b h 5y, Lots Of Man (USA) - Colleen) Tr: George Hanlon 59kg Harry White
3 9-2 KARAMAN (NZ) (gr c 3y, Karayar (Ire.) - Gay Theme (NZ) Tr: Brian Ralph 48.5kg Garry Murphy (a)
Then followed:
4 15-1 Panamint (Ire.) (b h 5y, Run The Gauntlet (USA) - Panaview (Ire.) Bart Cummings 59 Roy Higgins
5 8-1 Salamander (b g 5y, Approval (GB) - Sister Eve) Tommy Hughes 59 G Palmer (a)
6 7-4 fav La Mer (NZ) (ch m 5y, Copenhagen II (GB) - La Balsa (NZ) M K Smith 56.5 D Harris
7 16-1 Hauberk (b c 3y, Red Gauntlet (GB) - Dear Girl) Bob Hoysted 48.5 John Stocker
8 25-1 Just A Steal (br g 3y, Steel Pulse (GB) - Just Life) Tommy Smith 48.5 Wayne Treloar
9 50-1 Marceau (b h 4y, Kaoru Star - Humour) Tommy Smith 57 John Letts
10 50-1 Prunella (br f 3y, Convamore (Ire.) - Prujoy) B N Freeman 46 Mark Broadfoot (a)
11 33-1 Vice Regal (NZ) (br h 5y, Bismark II (GB) - Kind Regards (NZ) J W Campin 59 Bob Lang
12 33-1 Fralo (b c 3y, Red Gauntlet (GB) - Classic Question) T M Courtney 48.5 Chris Barrett
 
Scratched: Lefroy. Won by: 1-12 lengths, short 1/2 head. Time: 2:08.7. Track: good.
Barriers: 11-6-4. Judgeís numbers: 5-1-9.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c) Win: $2.80. Place: $1.20; $1.05; $1.05. Quinella: $10.85. Trifecta: $208.90.
Attendance: 25.686. Weather: Overcast morning, clearing to a fine day.
Winnerís colours: Red, orange sleeves and cap.