1987 Cox Plate

1987 W.S. COX PLATE
2040 metres (Saturday, October 24)
Group 1. 3YO&Up. Weight-For-Age. of $625,000 and $2000 trophies.
First: $406,250 and trophies; Second: $125,000; Third: $62,500; Fourth: $31,250.
1 7-4 fav RUBITON (br h 4y, Century - Ruby) Tr: Pat Barns 57kg Harry White
2 7-1 OUR POETIC PRINCE (b c 3y, Yeats (USA) - Finisterre) Tr: John Wheeler 48.5kg G A Phillips
3 7-1 FAIR SIR (NZ) (b h 4y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Fairy Walk (NZ) Tr: B O'Malley 57kg Mark Sestich
Then followed:
4 9-2 Vo Rogue (b g 4y, Ivor Prince (USA) - Vow) Vic Rail 57 Cyril Small
5 5-1 Beau Zam (NZ) (b c 3y, Zamazaan (FR) - Belle Cherie (NZ) Bart Cummings 48.5 John Marshall
6 20-1 Midnight Fever (b f 3y, Luskin Star - Trim Girl (NZ) Colin Hayes 46 Michael Carson (a)
7 50-1 Marwong (b c 3y, Whiskey Road (USA) - Toscan Girl (FR) Geoff Murphy 48.5 Darren Murphy
8 25-1 Kaapstad (NZ) (b/br c 3y, Sir Tristram (Ire.) - Eight Carat (GB) Colin Hayes 48.5 cd 49 Michael Clarke
9 16-1 Tidal Light (NZ) (br m 4y, Diagramatic (USA) - Azores) J A Gibbs 54.5 Grant Cooksley
10 20-1 Campaign King (ch h 5y, Saarond (GB) - Acid Queen) Bart Cummings 59 Mick Dittman
11 50-1 High Regard (ch c 3y, High Reserve - Miss Clarion) T W Harper 48.5 cd 49 R Bligh
PU 7-1 Drought (NZ) (br h 4y, Crested Wave (USA) - Patronia (NZ) John Meagher 57 Greg Hall
 
Scratched: Sky Chase, Tri Belle. Won by: Long neck, 1 length. Time: 2:02.90 (Course record). Track: fast.
Barriers: 11-4-8. Judgeís numbers: 2-12-5.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c). Win: $1.55. Place: 85c, $1.30, $1.20.Quinella: $8.25. Trifecta: $92.45.
Attendance: 27,203. Weather: Overcast and mild.
Winnerís colours: White and pink stripes, black cap.

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