Ireland’s State of Rest wins Cox Plate after protest

By: Australian Associated Pr Saturday 23 October 2021
  • State of Rest champion by a long head after protest dismissed
  • Cox Plate is Australia’s most prestigious weight-for-age race

Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred race has been decided in the stewards’ room with State Of Rest winning the $5 million WS Cox Plate after surviving a protest. The Irish raider edged out Anamoe to be first across the line after a stirring duel in the Moonee Valley straight.

But Anamoe’s jockey, Craig Williams, claimed interference over the final stages cost the three-year-old certain victory in a brilliant weight-for-age contest. Williams fired in a protest with the hearing lasting more than 20 minutes before stewards dismissed his objection.

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