Jockey makes history with shock Cox Plate upset

Sir Dragonet has won Australia’s richest weight-for-age race, the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

Ridden by Glen Boss, who claimed his fourth win in the race, the five-year-old took out the 100th running of the great race.

Armory finished second, with favourite Russian Camelot third.

“This is unbelievable,” Boss told Channel 7 after the race.

“The Cox Plate was ingrained into my psyche from a young age. It’s a special race.

“I couldn’t have scripted the run any better.”

Boss adds this year’s race to his wins in 2005 (Makybe Diva), 2009 (So You Think) and 2012 (Ocean Park).

“This is a really proud moment for me,” he added.

“Growing up and watching this race, to think now I’ve joined (Brent) Thomson and Hugh Bowman as the most winning jockeys of this race, it is a place to be cherished to be honest.”

Boss says there’s no reason why Sir Dragonet can’t become the eighth horse, and the first since Makybe Diva in 2005, to win the Cox Plate-Melbourne Cup double.

Glenn Boss on Sir Dragonet takes out the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. (Getty)

“I was confident,” Boss explaied. “After the rain came, this was the right horse. He’s got great form, and he just might go a little better at the Melbourne Cup, I’m telling you.

“He was actually just starting to get warmed towards the line. He was actually getting quicker just near the post.

“He might be running in the Melbourne Cup, and might be running very well.”


1st — Sir Dragonet

2nd — Armory

3rd — Russian Camelot

4th — Mugatoo

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