CB Cox Stakes News

Thirteen runners remain in contention for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Perfect Reflection has returned to racing in typically slick form this season and remains…

CB Cox Stakes

The 2017 CB Cox Stakes is a Group 2 race that is held at Ascot racecourse in Perth December each year after the Melbourne Cup runs in Victoria on the first Tuesday of November.

The 2017 CB Cox Stakes will take place on December 17th.CB Cox Stakes

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The 2017 CB Cox Stakes will be a fairly memorable edition of the event, as it represents a centenary for the race.

Run under weight-for-age conditions, the CB Cox Stakes is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards. The CB Cox Stakes takes place as part of the yearly Perth Summer Racing Carnival and is run over a distance of 2,100 metres. The race is worth a total of $250,000 in prize money.

The Melbourne Cup 2017 meanwhile is scheduled as Flemington Race 7 on Tuesday November 7, 2017.

Horses that run in the CB Cox Stakes have often come via races such as the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic earlier in the summer carnival. Those runners that perform well in the CB Cox Stakes usually go on to run in the Group 2 Perth Cup on New Year’s Eve.

CB Cox Stakes Day

The CB Cox Stakes is the headline event on its race day. It is also the only Group status event held on the race card. There are three other listed events on CB Cox Stakes Day, each of them paying $100,000 prize money:

  • RS Crawford Stakes (1000m) – 3YO+ Qlty
  • Starstruck Classic (1600m) – 3YO+ F&M Qlty
  • WA St Leger (2100m) – 3&4YO SW

While it’s not the biggest race day held during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival, CB Cox Stakes Day certainly attracts its fair share of punters. It’s a popular event at Ascot, and one of the last big days of the summer. With four black-type events, CB Cox Stakes Day has plenty to offer for racing fans and punters.

CB Cox Stakes History

The CB Cox Stakes was first run in 1914 when it was won by a horse named Radnor. The race was originally known as the Grandstand Plate, before being renamed the CB Cox Stakes in 1920. Since then, the race name has remained unchanged. The CB Cox Stakes was run at Belmont Park Racecourse for one year in 2003.

The CB Cox Stakes was once run over 2400m, however the decision was made in 2008 to reduce the distance to 2100m. This came alongside changes to the Perth Cup, which was reduced from 3200m to 2400m. The distance adjustments allowed the CB Cox Stakes to continue to remain a reliable lead-up race for the Perth Cup.

CB Cox Stakes Betting

It is simple to be part of the CB Cox Stakes betting action, with bets such as win, place, trifectas, exactas, quinellas and first fours all able to be placed on the race. Check out Ladbrokes.com.au for the best odds.

Betting on the CB Cox Stakes is easy, regardless of where are you. Understandably, a lot of Aussie racing fans can’t make it over to Ascot for the race. As a result, a lot of people bet on the CB Cox Stakes online. You can usually find preferable betting odds online anyway, where reduced overheads and a wider audience allow bookies to deliver top value on bets.

A popular punt on the CB Cox Stakes is the boxed trifecta. Because it’s raced under weight for age conditions, there is a science to picking the better of the horses in the field. As a result, many punters just take their top 3 CB Cox Stakes tips and place them in a boxed trifecta.