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Cox Plate Invites Sent

BY G1X STAFF - @g1xracing
2 weeks ago Horse Racing

The Aidan O'Brien trained Adelaide winning the 2014 Cox Plate

The Moonee Valley Racing Club have today announced the international invitations for the 2018 Cox Plate.

Now worth $5 million, 13 international gallopers from 6 different countries have made the list to potentially take on Winx as she aims for an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate in a row. Aidan O'Brien, who broke the record for Group 1's trained in a European last year heads the list with the dual Group 1 winner Saxon Warrior along with Lancaster Bomber and Mendelssohn all being invited to take part in the richest Group 1 turf race at 2000m in the world.

The most famous name out of that 13 is Cracksman. The three time Group 1 winning son of Frankel and currently the best rated horse in Europe is unbeaten this campaign following Group 1 wins in the Prix Ganay and a victory last week in the Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs.

Full list of Invitees:

CRACKSMAN (UK) - John Gosden

THUNDER SNOW (UAE) - Saeed bin Suroor

SAXON WARRIOR (IRE) - Aidan O’Brien

RECOLETOS (FR) - Carlis Laffon-Parias

MOZU ASCOT (JPN) - Yoshito Yahagi

YOSHIDA (USA) - William Mott

LANCASTER BOMBER (IRE) - Aidan O’Brien

POET’S WORD (UK) - Sir Michael Stoute

BENBATL (UAE)  - Saeed Bin Suroor

EPOCA D’ORO (JPN) - Hideaki Fujiwara

ALMOND EYE (JPN) - Sakae Kunieda

MENDELSSOHN (IRE) - Aidan O’Brien

PERSIAN KNIGHT (JPN...

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