1980 Cox Plate

1980 W.S. COX PLATE
2050 metres (Saturday, October 25)

Group 1. WFA. of $217,613 plus $3500 in trophies
First: $143,838 plus trophies; Second: $39,300; Third: $19,650; Fourth: $9825.

1 6-4 fav KINGSTON TOWN (blk g 4y, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter (Germany) Tr: Tommy Smith 57kg Malcolm Johnston
2 40-1 PRINCE RULING (NZ) (br h 4y, Ruling (USA) - Rosehill (NZ) Tr: J J Atkins 57kg Roy Higgins
3 10-1 OUR PADDY BOY (NZ) (b c 3y, Blarney Kiss (USA) - Grecian Jade (NZ) Tr: Colin Hayes 48.5kg Bob Skelton
Then followed:
4 14-1 Waitangirua (NZ) (ch h 6y, Retained II (GB) - Phase (NZ) Terry Millard 59 Pat Hyland
5 33-1 Yir Tiz (NZ) (b f 3y, Bismark II (GB) - Dreamy Jeannie (NZ) Paul Sutherland 46 M Riley (a)
6 20-1 Ming Dynasty (ch/gr g 7y, Planet Kingdom - Chow Mien) Bart Cummings 59 Midge Didham
7 3-1 Sovereign Red (NZ) (ch c 3y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Taiona (NZ) Geoff Murphy 48.5 Ron Quinton
8 100-1 Palaban (ch c 3y, Showdown (GB) - Kirana) Neville Begg 48.5 Robert Heffernan
9 200-1 Tasman (NZ) (b c 3y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Miss Filou (NZ) Brian Ralph 48.5 Brendan Clements (a)
10 15-1 Family Of Man (b h 7y, Lots of Man (USA) - Colleen) George Hanlon 59 John Miller
11 25-1 My Blue Denim (NZ) (br m 5y, A'Chara (GB) - Blue Carlyle (NZ) David OíSullivan 56.5 Peter Cook
12 14-1 Glenson (gr c 3y, Glen Strae (GB) - Princess Casino) W C Warke 48.5 Garry Murphy
13 8-1 Torbek (NZ) (br g 5y, Palm Beach (Fr.) - Dollar A Deal (NZ) Wayne Walters 59 M Campbell
14 33-1 Tolhurst (b h 4y, Selhurst (GB) - Toltrice) John Hawkes 57 John Letts
 
All started. Won by: 5 lengths, 1 length. Time: 2:07.3. Track: good.
Barriers: 7-9-13. Judgeís numbers: 5-6-11.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c). Win: $1.05. Place: 65c, $5.05, $1.95. Quinella: $28.40. Trifecta: $991.10.
Attendance: 29,995. Weather: Fine and pleasant.
Winnerís colours: Yellow, red striped sleeves and cap.