1997 Cox Plate

1997 BMW COX PLATE

2040 metres (Saturday, October 25)
Group 1. 3YO&Up. Weight-For-Age. of $1,500,000 and $15,500 trophies.
First: $975,000 and trophies; Second: $300,000; Third: $135,000; Fourth: $60,000; Fifth: $30,000.
1 40-1 DANE RIPPER (b m 4y, Danehill (USA) - Red Express) Tr: Bart Cummings 54.5kg Damien Oliver
2 11-8 fav FILANTE (NZ) (ch h 5y, Star Way (GB) - Eau D'Etoile (NZ) Tr: Jack Denham 59kg Jim Cassidy
3 16-1 VIALLI (Ire.) (ch h 7y, Niniski (USA) - Vaison La Romaine (GB) Tr: Paul O'Sullivan 59kg Greg Childs
Then followed:
4 9-2 Encounter (ch c 3y, Tierce - Fancy Babe (USA) Clarrie Conners 48.5 Shane Dye
5 40-1 Moss Downs (NZ) (br h 7y, Tom's Shu (USA) - La Moss (NZ) C McNabb 59 Brian York
6 7-1 Schubert (ch c 3y, Salieri (USA) - Rossignol) Peter Hayes 48.5 cd 49 Larry Cassidy
7 15-2 Juggler (b g 6y, Jugah (USA) - Kashalyn (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 59 Darren Beadman
8 5-1 Alfa (br g 4y, El Moxie (USA) - Spinning Reel) Bart Cummings 57 Steven King
9 10-1 Tarnpir Lane (b h 4y, Average Game - Spoil The Party) Cliff Brown 57 Gavin Eades
 
All started. Won by: 1-1/2 lengths, 1-1/4 lengths. Time: 2:07.65. Track: good.
Barriers: 5-2-7. Judge's numbers: 7-1-4.
Vic. TAB Divs: (for 50c) Win: $23.10. Place: $4.20, $1.40, $4.00. Quinella: $54.80. Exacta: $165.80. Trifecta: $953.00.
Attendance: 35,658. Weather: Fine and warm.
Winner's colours: Yellow, black sleeves, yellow armbands, black cap.