1985 Cox Plate

1985 W.S. COX PLATE
2040 metres (Saturday, October 26)
Group I. 3YO&Up. Weight-For-Age of $500,000 plus $6000 trophies.
First: $321,000 & trophies; Second: $98,800; Third: $49,400; Fourth: $24,700.
1 7-1 RISING PRINCE (ch g 5y, Round Top (USA) - Bonlene) Ms Deidre Stein 59kg Kevin Langby
2 16-1 ROMAN ARTIST

(br c 3y, Roman Prince (USA) - Ovaltina)

C Newham 48.5kg cd 49kg Maurice Logue
3 7-2 fav DRAWN

(br c 3y, Star Shower - Penny Draw)

Les Bridge 48.5kg Jim Cassidy
Then followed:
4 7-1 The Filbert (NZ)

(b g 5y, Souvran (GB) - Fauxzaan (NZ)

D N Couchman 59 G A Phillips
5 9-2 King Phoenix (NZ)

(b g 5y, Amyntor (FR) - Sanctimonious (Ire.)

Theo Howe 59 Mick Goreham
6 10-1 Foxseal (NZ)

(br g 6y, Imperial Seal (GB) - Foxton (NZ)

Rick Hore-Lacy 59 P D Johnson
7 20-1 Kingdom Bay (NZ)

(ch h 4y, Otehi Bay - Golden Praise (NZ)

J G Taylor 57 Noel Harris
8 11-1 Acumen (NZ)

(br c 3y, Wolverton (Ire.) - Star Lot (NZ)

Geoff Murphy 48.5 Michael Clarke
9 8-1 Riverdale (NZ)

(br g 5y, Riverton (Fr.) - Showstopper (NZ)

N R Ward 59 N Barker
10 16-1 Centaurea

(br m 4y, Century - Aurea)

Ross McDonald 54.5 Wayne Treloar
11 9-1 Delightful Belle (NZ)

(br/blk m 4y, Balmerino (NZ) - Kashmir Belle (NZ)

Colin Hayes 54.5 Darren Gauci (a)
12 40-1 Spirit Of Kingston

(br/blk m 4y, Bletchingly - Kingston Rose)

Bob Hoysted 54.5 Gary Willetts
13 16-1 Hayai (NZ)

(br h 6y, Skyhawk II (GB) - Poppa's Girl)

J R Lee 59 Malcolm Johnston
14 66-1 Importune (NZ)

(b h 4y, Skyhawk II (GB) - Athalia (Ire.)

F H Hicking 57 Garry Murphy
 
All started. Won by: 2-1/2 lengths, 3/4 length. Time: 2:05.30. Track: good.
Barriers: 2-13-6. Judgeís numbers: 3-13-12.
Vic. TAB Divs.: (for 50c). Win: $4.85. Place: $1.45, $3.15, $1.10. Quinella: $45.05. Trifecta: $562.10.
Attendance: 24,952. Weather: Fine and warm.
Winnerís colours: Orange, black crossed sashes and sleeves, orange and black quartered cap.