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The 2017 David Jones Cup, or Coongy Handicap as it is registered, is a Group 3 race hosted at Caulfield Racecourse during October. It falls during the Melbourne spring racing carnival and is worth [cf “prize_money”] in prize money. The event is contested over a trip of 2000 and is raced under handicap conditions.

The David Jones Cup is held on the last day of the three day carnival run by the Melbourne Racing Club. It is scheduled on the same card as the feature event Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Besides the Caulfield Cup, the David Jones Cup shares a race program with seven other black-type events. These are the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m), Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m), Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m), Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m), Listed Ethereal Stakes (2000m), and Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m).

This is a vital event for horses just short of the standard of a Caulfield Cup but still good enough to feature in other black type events.

Races such as the  Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup or the Group 2 Lexus Stakes are the type of events these runners usual target.

In terms of events before this look at either the mile races in Melbourne or even the Group 1 Epsom Handicap up in Sydney.

Previous winners of the David Jones Cup include Maybe Better in 2006, Baughurst with a double in 2008 & 2009, Ginga Dude in 2010 and Foreteller in 2011.

2017 David Jones Cup Field

The David Jones Cup field usually features a fairy broad selection of horses. At 2000m, there are plenty of horses who can comprise the David Jones Cup field. Stayers and milers often come together in the David Jones Cup field for an exciting clash. The 2016 David Jones Cup field will be published here on Wednesday, October 14th.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9210x71x04 ASSIGN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 4 58kg 104
2 8x3010x368 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Ben Melham 10 57kg 102
3 x031x270x0 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 8 56.5kg 101
4 28x337x764 MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Mark Zahra 6 56kg 100
5 3x1106x735 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) James Cummings Craig Williams 2 56kg 100
6 2676142460 EXTRA ZERO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3 55kg 98
7 166214×270 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield 9 54kg 93
8 231x2x2127 SAMOVARE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 11 54kg 90
9 0607935727 LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie Stan Tsaikos 1 54kg 86
10 113214113 KIWIA Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 54kg 85
11 1513059×11 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Ben Allen (a) 5 54kg 80

2017 David Jones Cup Nominations

The David Jones Cup nominations attract horses from a variety of racing backgrounds. As a Group 3 2000m event, the David Jones Cup nominations tend to be comprised of both milers and stayers of varying skills. Keep an eye on the David Jones Cup nominations for a good indication of horses’ intent on stepping up or down in distance.

The 2017 David Jones Cup nominations will be provided below.

David Jones Cup Results

David Jones Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Vanbrugh 2 Tom Melbourne 3 It’s Somewhat  2:02.1
2015 1 Stratum Star 2 Awesome Rock 3 Leebaz  2:02.1
2014 1 Contributer 2 Noble Protector 3 Signoff  2:05.3
2013 1 Spurtonic 2 Bass Strait 3 Garud  2:03.1
2012 1 Lightinthenite 2 Bagman 3 Extra Zero  2:04.3
2011 1 Foreteller 2 Extra Zero 3 Midnight Martini  2:03.1
2010 1 Ginga Dude 2 Purple 3 Zoomin  2:06.6
2009 1 Baughurst 2 Shocking 3 Pacino  2:03.6
2008 1 Baughurst 2 Pacino 3 Annenkov  2:02.0
2007 1 Fire In The Night 2 Molotov 3 Pachino  2:02.4
2006 1 Maybe Better 2 King Of Ashford 3 Temple Hills  2:01.2
2005 1 Activation 2 Studebaker 3 Uprize  2:00.6
2004 1 Reclaim 2 Pretorius 3 Star Of Grechen  2:05.7
2003 1 Frightening 2 Crawl 3 Adolescence  2:03.5
2002 1 Mr Lofty 2 Little Miss Quick 3 Society Beau  2:02.
2001 1 Citras Prince 2 Indian Ridge 3 Tempest Morn  2:04.1
2000 1 Typhoon 2 Avilde 3 Slavonic  2:00.9

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