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Darwin Cup

The 2018 Darwin Cup is an event held annually at Darwin Racecourse in Fannie Bay, Darwin. Off the track Darwin’s racing carnival culminates on Darwin Cup Day, where a public holiday sees the locals getting in and around the on-track action and off-track hospitality. The weekend sees the largest influx of people to the Top End with an estimated crowd of 20,000 in attendance.

Unlike the hallowed turf of Flemington, Royal Randwick and the headline courses in Australia’s major racing states, Fannie Bay Racecourse is a dirt track and makes for an entirely unique racing experience for runners, jockeys, trainers and racing fans alike.

The Darwin Cup field is set at a capacity of twelve horses and boasts an impressive $200,000 prize pool, including the lucrative $132,000 winner’s check.

Some of Australian racing’s finest are drawn to the Darwin Cup each year. Current Sydney Premiership-winning jockey Hugh Bowman partnered Lightinthenite to a dominant win in the Darwin Cup in 2015.

2018 Darwin Cup Field

The 2018 Darwin Cup field will be published here as soon as it becomes available.

Darwin Cup Past Results

Below is a table of all winners of the annual Darwin Cup dating back to the year 2000.

Year Winner
2018 TBD
2017 Royal Request
2016 CANNY BALLAD
2015 LIGHTINTHENITE
2014 PRETTY BLONDE
2013 NOT RUN
2012 HAWKS BAY
2011 HAWKS BAY
2010 SHOOT OUT LOUD
2009 ACTIVATION
2008 CLUB LIQUID
2007 GENERAL MARKET
2006 NOZI
2005 LANSON
2004 MR. TAMBOURINEMAN
2003 WILD HEART
2002 BRAVE DECISION
2001 MCJOEY
2000 STAR BULLET

Horses

Jockeys

Trainers