David Jones Cup

  • Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 David Jones Cup News

Garud Well-Placed In Eclipse Stakes

Garud Well-Placed In Eclipse Stakes

Garud is set to contest the 2015 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday and trainer Mike Moroney believes that the veteran gelding is well-placed in the Group 3 event.

Garud (gold cap) has the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 Eclipse Stakes. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Garud has not recorded a race …

The 2016 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 $150,000 in prize money. The event is contested over a trip of 2000 and is raced under handicap conditions.

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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.

2016 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 611653×431 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 108
2 x21377x056 THE CLEANER Peter Gelagotis Steven Arnold 6 59kg 108
3 x231515902 MAURUS (GB) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 9 55.5kg 101
4 1x0649x549 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Ben Melham 5 54.5kg 99
5 115x0x00x3 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys Craig Newitt 7 54kg 96
6 71x110x266 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 13 54kg 95
7 6x7733x867 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 4 54kg 93
8 001310×793 TARQUIN John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 10 54kg 91
9 8689x10x72 BLIZZARD (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne Zac Purton 8 54kg 90
10 0x0006x702 CALVIN WILLIAMS (FR) Darren Weir Michael Dee (a) 11 54kg 90
11 113x67x661 NOZOMI Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 12 54kg 89
12 5462102×09 ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 3 54kg 88
13 7560x90x07 HONORIUS Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2 54kg 87

2016 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 2016 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