Cox Plate Carnival Betting PromotionsOctober 17, 2016
2016 Cox Plate
Champion mare Winx ran away with the 2016 Cox Plate to win by a record 8-length margin. It was Winx’s second consecutive Cox Plate and her name now firmly belongs right up there with the greats of Australian racing. Godolphin runner Hartnell ran second in what was a good Melbourne Cup trial, whilst 3yo filly Yankee Rose ran well to secure 3rd place.
The Spring Carnival attention now turns to Flemington racecourse with the Derby Day meeting to be held on Saturday 29th October. You can view of the latest bookmaker specials and offer for Derby Day here.
William Hill $50 Moonee Valley refund
If you placed a bet with William Hill at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day, check to see if you received a refund in races 1 - 4. You should have received a bonus if your horse finished in the first half of the field.
CrownBet fixed odds bonus
If you placed a wager with CrownBet on races 1-5 at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day, check to see if you received a bonus bet. You should have done so if your horse finished 2nd or 3rd.
Sportsbet $50 Cox Plate day special
Sportsbet offered all members a refund in races 1-4 on Cox Plate if their horse finished 2nd or 3rd. The promotion was wildly successful and saw the popular bookie pay out over $220,000 to over 17,000 members.
Strategy for making most of Cox Plate day specials
We’ve put together a guide for tackling Cox Plate day using the promotions that are available from the various bookmakers. This strategy will help you profit from the big day of action.
Races 1 - 4
Both Palmerbet and Sportsbet are throwing up some great bonus bet refunds in races 1 - 4 at Moonee Valley. We favour the William Hill offer, where your selection only has to finish in the first half of the field for you to receive your bet stake back in bonus bets! If your bets win, you’re on track for a great day, if they lose, you’re likely to come out of it all with some bonus bets to use later in the program. .
Tip: Place fixed odds bets with William Hill on races 1 to 4
The only promotions available on race 5 are with CrownBet and Luxbet. Similar to races 1-4, you can receive a bonus bet if your selection finishes 2nd or 3rd.
Tip: Bet with CrownBet or Luxbet on race 5 and utilise their refund promotion
Races 6 and 7
There are currently no betting promotions on offer for these particular races. Our suggestion would be to use any of the bonus bets that you may have you acquired during the first 4 races on the card.
Tip: Use any bonus bets you may have won earlier in the day
Tackling the Cox Plate
Both Winx and Hartnell, whilst favoured to quinella the race, are at short quotes. This is where bookmakers that offer enhanced odds specials become valuable. We’ve mentioned the Ladbrokes special earlier, and it might pay to use it here. It’s also worth considering the TAB, they are running a great special on all Group 1 races in October, whereby they will refund your losing bet with cash if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd. This might be a shrewd way to back one of the Winx or Hartnell. .
Tip: Back your selection using Ladbrokes’ enhanced odds or the TAB refund special