2000 Cox Plate

2000 BMW COX PLATE

2040 metres (Saturday, October 28)
Group 1. 3YO&Up. Weight-For-Age of $2,000,000 and $20,000 trophies. First: $1,160,000 and trophies; Second: $330,000; Third: $155,000; Fourth: $100,000; Fifth: $75,000. Starters rebate: of $60,000 for sixth to eighth.
1 11-8 fav SUNLINE (NZ) (b m 5y Desert Sun (GB) - Songline (NZ) Tr: Trevor McKee 55.5kg Greg Childs
2 15-1 DIATRIBE (b h 4y, Brief Truce (USA) - Gabbing Gloria (USA) Tr: George Hanlon 56.5kg Craig Williams
3 125-1 REFERRAL (b g 6y, Dr. Grace (NZ) - Pride Of Tahnee) Tr: Steve Englebrecht 58kg Larry Cassidy
Then followed:
4 30-1 Oliver Twist (ch g 6y, Alex Nureyev (USA) - Honey Bridge) Brian Mayfield-Smith 58 Patrick Payne
5 15-1 Skoozi Please (NZ) (b g 5y, Prince of Praise (NZ) - Tweed View (NZ) Graeme Rogerson 58 Jim Cassidy
6 9-1 Testa Rossa (b h 4y, Perugino (USA) - Be Dapper) Dean Lawson 56.5 Brett Prebble
7 125-1 The Message (NZ) (b g 7y, Gold And Ivory (USA) - Miss Morrinsville (NZ) J Ralph 58 Stephen Baster
8 50-1 Fubu (b c 3y, Last Tycoon (Ire.) - Hospitable) Cliff Brown 48.5 Michael Gatt
9 6-1 Tie The Knot (ch g 6y, Nassipour (USA) - Whisked (USA) Guy Walter 58 Darren Beadman
10 12-1 Show A Heart (ch c 3y, Brave Warrior - Miss Sandman) B Miller 48.5 cd 50 Chris Munce
11 14-1 Shogun Lodge (ch g 4y, Grand Lodge (USA) - Pride Of Tahnee) Bob Thomsen 56.5 Damien Oliver
12 4-1 Sky Heights (NZ) (br g 5y, Zabeel (NZ) - Moet Heights (NZ) Colin Alderson 58 Glen Boss
13 125-1 Beat The Fade (NZ) (b m 4y, Maroof (USA) - Dawn Run (NZ) Bart Cummings 54 Jason Patton
 
All started. Won by 7 lengths, nose. Time: 2:07.7. Track: slow.
Barriers: 13-6-4. Judgeís numbers: 10-9-4.
Vic. TAB Divs. (for 50c) Win: $2.50. Place: $1.50, $4.40, $20.40.Quinella: $22.60. Exacta: $43.80. Trifecta: $2219.20.
Attendance: 34,071. Weather: Fine.
Winnerís colours: Pale blue, red and yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap.