Gai Waterhouse Set To Win Her First Cox Plate In 2023

Gai Waterhouse is backing her horse Alligator Blood to win the 2023 Cox Plate. Gai Waterhouse is yet to win the Cox Plate, however, she is betting 2023 will be her year.

Cox Plate 2023 Horses & Jockey List

In 2023 we see a star-studded lineup of jockeys and horses running in the 2023 Cox Plate.

1ZAAKI (GB)G8Jamie LahAnnabel Neasham159kg
2I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ)G5Mark ZahraMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)10 59kg
3ALLIGATOR BLOODG6Tim ClarkGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott12 59kg
4MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ)G5Craig WilliamsBen & JD Hayes11 59kg
5MO’UNGA (NZ)H5Nash RawillerAnnabel Neasham59kg
6GOLD TRIP (FR)H6Jamie SpencerCiaron Maher & David Eustace59kg
7LAWS OF INDICES (IRE)H5John AllenAnnabel Neasham59kg
8YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)G5Damien LaneDanny O’Brien59kg
9MAXIMAL (GB)H5Ben MelhamJohn O’Shea59kg
10ANAMOEH4James McDpnaldJames Cummings57.5kg
11PROFONDOH4Chad SchofieldRichard Litt57.5kg
12EL BODEGON (IRE)H4Damien OliverChris Waller56.5kg

Can Gai Waterhouse Win This Year’s Race?

So far Gai Waterhouse has failed to win the Cox Plate. It is a race she would love to win.

Gai Waterhouse can not understand why her horse Alligator Blood is not the favorite.

Alligator Blood has won over $7 million in its races.

Gai Waterhouse stated, “he has done everything right, I always thought he would run a strong 2000m and now he has done that I thought he would easily be the favorite”.

Can A Second Entry Increase Gai Waterhouse’s Chance Of Winning The Cox Plate?

Gai Waterhouse has a second horse running in this year’s Cox Plate. “Just Fine” is an interesting horse, he has been improving constantly and is in form. 

“He’s (Just Fine) a very nice gelding, very determined, a horse on the rise, every time you raise the bar he does it,”

“When he first came here I liked him very much … but as we’ve thrown the ball he’s caught it and run with it, he’s really surprised us the way he keeps improving.”

It looks unlikely “Just Fine” will run in this year’s 2023 Cox Plate. 

Just Fine jockey, Rachael King, was given orders not to ride in the Cox Plate by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bolt. She can’t make the 53kg required to enter the Cox Plate.

Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse was born on the 2nd of September 1954. Daughter of legendary horse trainer Tommy J Smith.

Born and raised in beautiful Sydney, Gai Waterhouse was awarded an AJC license in 1992 and won her first race in the same year.

Having won just about every horse race in Australia and abroad, Gai Waterhouse’s 2023 Cox Plate victory could well be within her grasp.

Gai Waterhouse is loved by all Australians and we wish her good luck in obtaining the elusive Cox Plate horse race.

Cox Plate

The W.S. Cox Plate is a group one thoroughbred horse race. A horse must be 3 years or older to enter the famous Australian horse race.

The track distance is just over 2040 meters and is held at Mooney Valley every year in late October.

With an average purse of over 5$ million, it is a race every horse trainer wants to win.

Previous Winners Of the Cox Plate

Below is a list of the Cox Plate’s previous winners. It would be great to see Gai Waterhouse add her name to the list.

2021Verry Elleegant3.603
2020Russian Camelot3.503
2019Lys Gracieux2.501
2012Green Moon5.007
2010So You Think1.501
2008Samantha Miss4.503
2007Miss Finland4.004
2006Racing To Win3.7511
2005Makybe Diva2.001
1999Redoute’s Choice4.505
1998Might and Power1.731
1995Our Maizcay4.50*14
1991Shaftesbury Avenue2.5012
1990Better Loosen Up3.001
1988Our Poetic Prince2.251
1984Red Anchor1.731
1983Sir Dapper4.50*5
1983Strawberry Road6.5011
1982Kingston Town2.751
1981Kingston Town1.671
1980Kingston Town2.501
1978La Mer2.756
1977Luskin Star2.759
1976How Now2.754
1975Wave King7.005
1974Taras Bulba3.502
1973Young Ida5.007
1970Gay Poss2.756
1969Ben Lomond2.752
1968Rajah Sahib2.751

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