William Samuel Cox
William Samuel Cox (1831–1895) was a pioneer of Thoroughbred racing in Australia. He founded the Moonee Valley Racing Club in 1882. The Cox Plate, a prestigious horse racing event, is named after him.
Other members of Cox's family to contribute to Australian racing include his sons A. H. (Archie) Cox and W. S. Cox, Jr.; the latter's son William Stanley "Bill" Cox; and his son, William Murray Cox. The family was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame en bloc in 2006.
- "About Us - Moonee Valley Racing Club". Moonee Valley Racing Club web site. 2004-10-22. http://www.mvrc.net.au/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=123. Retrieved 2008-07-10.
- "The W.S. Cox Family". The Australian Racing Museum web site. http://www.racingmuseum.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=86&Itemid=152. Retrieved 2008-07-10.