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 Cox Plate Wallpaper Series

For over 100 years the Moonee Valley Racecourse has played host to arguably the "best" horse race in Australia - the Group One W S Cox Plate.

To celebrate the 2004 Carlton Draught Cox Plate, a series of free "Wallpapers" reliving the wins by some of Australia's greatest racehorses in the Cox Plate have been prepared. Make your choice and download your favourite winner.

You too can experience the thrill of greatest two minutes in sport.

User Guide - How to install the Wallpaper

To download a wallpaper or desktop image to your computer simply select the image you would like and click on the link that corresponds to your screen resolution on your monitor (most likely 800x600, or 1024x768 if you don't know).

Once the image appears fully downloaded, click on the image with your right mouse button and choose "Set as Wallpaper" or "Set as Background".

Mac users need to click on the image, hold down the mouse and select "Save this image as ..." Once it is saved, use the "desktop pictures" control panel to install desktop image or wallpaper.

Mac users with operating system 8 or above can use the "desktop pictures" control panel to install wallpaper.)
Savabeel Wallpaper
In 2004 Savabeel became the first horse to win AJC Spring Championship-Cox Plate double and the first 3yo since Octagonal to win the Cox-Plate. Savabeel has retired to stud with 3 from 14 race starts and over $2.7 million in stakes.
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Northerly Wallpaper
Western Australia’s “fighting tiger” Northerly scored back-to-back Cox Plate wins in 2001/2002. In 2002 he also became the fourth horse in history to take the Cox Plate-Caulfield Cup double. Northerly retired from racing with 19 wins from 37 starts and $9,349,850 in stakes.
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Sunline Wallpaper
The mighty Sunline winner of 1999 and 2000 Cox Plates. She shares the record for the biggest winning margin with Dulcify at seven lengths. Sunline retired from racing with 32 wins from 48 career starts and a record $11,351,607 in stakes.
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Might and Power Wallpaper
The “iron horse” Might And Power returned from a historic Caulfield - Melbourne Cup double in 1997 to take the 1988 Cox Plate in track record time on the new strathayr surface. Might And Power retired from racing with 15 wins from 33 starts and $5,226,286 in stakes.
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Saintly Wallpaper
The Bart Cummings trained flashy chestnut Saintly grabbed a last stride win in a four-way finish to land the 1996 Cox Plate over Filante and All Our Mob (Juggler 4th). Saintly then went on to become just the fourth horse in history to complete the Melbourne Cup double. Saintly retired from racing with a race record of 10 wins from 23 starts and $3,852,765 in stakes.
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Octagonal Wallpaper
In 1995 "the people's champion", Octagonal became the seventeenth three-years-old to win the Cox Plate and the first of that age since Red Anchor in 1984. Octagonal gained a narrow verdict over Mahogany after a battle down the straight. Now a successful sire, Octagonal retired from racing with 14 wins from 28 starts and $5,892,231 in stakes.
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