1979 Cox Plate

1979 W.S. COX PLATE
2050 metres (Saturday, October 27)

Group 1. WFA. of $185,375 plus $2500 in trophies.
First: $112,125 & trophies; Second: $34,500; Third: $17,250; Fourth: $8625.

1 7-4 fav DULCIFY (NZ) (b g 4y, Decies (GB) - Sweet Candy) Tr: Colin Hayes 57kg Brent Thomson
2 9-4 SHIVAREE (NZ) (ch g 5y, Sharvari (USA) - Just A Lark (Ire.) Tr: Dave O'Sullivan 59kg Bob Lang
3 20-1 LAWMAN (ch c 3y, Bouchier (USA) - Quote) Tr: George Hanlon 48.5kg Brendan Clements (a)
Then followed:
4 20-1 Arbre Chene (NZ) (b g 5y, Oakville (GB) - Marrija Jean (NZ) P K Cathro 59 Roy Higgins
5 33-1 Salamander (b g 6y, Approval (GB) - Sister Eve) Tommy Hughes 59 Mark Broadfoot (a)
6 15-1 Karaman (NZ) (gr h 4y, Karayar (GB) - Gay Theme (NZ) Brian Ralph 57 Pat Trotter
7 33-1 Runaway Kid (br c 3y, Kaoru Star - Liguria) Kevin Curtain 48.5 Wayne Treloar
8 50-1 Top Ware (ch g 3y, Gargano (Ire.) - Be Aware (NZ) C V Cerchi 48.5 Des Coleman
9 12-1 Gypsy Kingdom (ch h 5y, Planet Kingdom - Gypsy Moss (Ire.) Bart Cummings 59 John Miller
10 13-4 Imposing (ch h 4y, Todman - Hialeah) Tommy Smith 57 Malcolm Johnston
11 50-1 Ming Dynasty (ch/gr g 6y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Bart Cummings 59 Peter Cook
12 66-1 Quiet Snort (br g 6y, Good Brandy (GB) - Hush Talk) R K McMahon 59 Alan Williams
 
Scratched: Happy Union, Golden Key. Won by: 7 lengths, 4 lengths. Time: 2:04.9. Track: good.
Barriers: 9-4-5. Judgeís numbers: 8-1-14.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c) Win: $1.65. Place: 75c, 85c, $2.70. Quinella: $2.60. Trifecta: $145.80.
Attendance: 25,612. Weather: Early showers, fine with cool wind.
Winnerís colours: Black, blue sleeves and cap.