1981 Cox Plate

1981 W.S. COX PLATE
2050 metres Saturday, October 24

Group I. 3YO&Up. Weight-For-Age of $196,000 plus $3500 in trophies.
First: $127,725 plus trophies; Second: $34,500; Third: $17,250; Fourth: $8625.

1 4-6 fav KINGSTON TOWN (blk g 5y, Bletchingly - Ada Hunter (Germany) Tr: Tommy Smith 59kg Ron Quinton
2 6-1 LAWMAN (ch g 5y, Boucher (USA) - Quote) Tr: George Hanlon 59kg Roy Higgins
3 3-1 BINBINGA (b g 3y, Round And Bold (USA) - Accede) Tr: F R Quan 48.5kg Peter Cook
Then followed:
4 12-1 Silver Bounty (NZ) (gr/blk h 4y, Karayar (Ire.) - Ruariki (NZ) Gary Carson 57 Midge Didham
5 10-1 Sovereign Red (NZ) (gr h 4y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Taiona (NZ) Geoff Murphy 57 Mick Goreham
6 25-1 Deck The Halls (gr m 4y, Father Christmas (GB) - Royal Russet (Ire.) R J McGuinness 54.5 Peter Clarke
7 33-1 Belmura Lad (NZ) (b g 7y, Belmura (GB) - Fairaleana (NZ) Bart Cummings 59 Larry Olsen
8 33-1 Koiro Trelay (NZ) (gr h 6y, Trelay (NZ) - Corrieann (NZ) Eric Temperton 59 M Gillies
9 16-1 Fearless Pride (br c 3y, Without Fear (Fr) - Pride of Killarney (GB) Ted Broadhurst 48.5 Paul Riley
10 125-1 Prince Ruling (NZ) (br h 5y, Ruling (USA) - Rosehill (NZ) J J Atkins 59 Harry White
 
All started. Won by: 1 length, 1 length. Time: 2:06.7. Track: good.
Barriers: 1-9-6. Judgeís numbers: 1-3-10.

Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c) Win: 90c. Place: 60c, $1.15, $1.15. Quinella: $2.35. Trifecta: $27.10.

Attendance: 23,413. Weather: Fine and mild.
Winnerís colours: Yellow, red striped sleeves and cap.