Its official, Cox plate will run on the 24th of October AFL Grand Final day
The Cox Plate will be run on October 24, Moonee Valley chief executive Michael Browell told RSN927 yesterday. The AFL is expected to announce the new venue for this year’s AFL Grand Final today, with a night-time contest expected.
“Normally the Cox Plate is run at 5pm but to allow the build up to the Grand Final we would look to run the Cox Plate potentially at 4.15pm or 4.30pm, and I imagine that would be the second-last race. So if it’s at 4.15pm the last race would be at 4.50pm which would allow Seven to move into the build up to the AFL Grand Final, get their news bulletin away and then be set for the first bounce,” Browell said.