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Grafton Cup

The 2018 Grafton Cup is a listed race held annually at Grafton Racecourse in the Clarence River Valley in NSW.

One of the biggest non-metropolitan events held in NSW, the Grafton Cup attracts numbers far in excess of its listed status to the Grafton Racecourse. The Grafton Cup is held on the second Thursday of July every year, and a half-day holiday is granted across the entire shire.

Paying a total of $150,000 prize money, the Grafton Cup is a very lucrative listed race. Raced under quality handicap conditions, the Grafton Cup presents a 2350m staying challenge to the field, most of which are there for just that.

Held on the day after the big country sprint Ramornie Handicap at the same racecourse, this two-day event is one of the most highly anticipated meets in country racing.

The Grafton Cup attracts trainers from across NSW and Queensland, so there is always strong competition amongst the field.

There are very few lead-up races for the Grafton Cup. However, many horses come down from Queensland after racing in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival or at Caloundra.

2018 Grafton Cup Field

The 2018 Grafton Cup field will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 158×003504 MONTAUK Chris Waller Ben Looker 20 58kg 97
2 03×6397073 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Ron Stewart 3 57.5kg 96
3 8133×50128 ANTON EN AVANT Stephen Lee Matthew McGillivray 7 56.5kg 94
4 9163138822 FIRST CRUSH Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 9 55.5kg 92
5 4x3849x525 SAYED (USA) Chris Waller 17 55.5kg 92
6 1495290039 ALL IN VOGUE (NZ) Barry Lockwood Anthony Allen (late alt) 4 55kg 89
7 51318×8890 TUMULTUOUS Chris Waller Glen Colless 19 55kg 88
8 51x9x00431 CHILLIN WITH DYLAN Ben Ahrens Michael Cahill 14 55kg 86
9 7411×87908 LOVING HOME (GB) Tess Wilkes Matthew McGuren 1 55kg 83
10 521×847357 MISS DUBOIS (NZ) Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 11 55kg 79
11 28775×0821 RENEGED John P Thompson Craig Newitt 8 55kg 79
12 073796×010 COLLABORATION (GB) Joanne Hardy Ms Laura Cheshire 12 55kg 76
13 96x80x9869 FUERZA Tracy Timbery Beau Appo 5 55kg 75
14 x354214254 HIGH DEGREE Rochelle Smith Josh Oliver 18 55kg 69
15 3101×05494 JACK STRIKES BACK Neville Stewart Ms Olivia Pickering (a) 16 55kg 67
16 17×3082311 CUT THE MUSTARD Melanie O’Gorman Ms Rachael Murray 13 55kg 65
17e x980981127 HUSONIQUE Lesley Jeffriess Peter Graham 2 55kg 63
18e 9110153720 LATINO LOVER Ethan Ensby Robert Thompson (late alt) 10 55kg 60
19e x811522146 WINKLER (NZ) John Everson Jason Taylor 15 55kg 60
20e 4560×09760 HIS KYLLACHY (IRE) Tess Wilkes 6 55kg 59

2018 Grafton Cup Nominations

The Grafton Cup has an important history as in integral part of NSW country racing. Notable Grafton Cup winners include Mr O’Ceirin (2013), Pacific Dancer (2004), and Oppressor (1995, 1994).

Grafton Cup winners since 2000 are below, along with the top three Grafton Cup results and times.

Grafton Cup Results

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 First Crush 2 Winkler 3 Reneged  2:23.8
2017 1 Supply & Demand 2 Get On The Grange 3 Montauk  2:23.33
2016 1 Rednav 2 All Clear 3 Jumbo Prince  2:24.44
2015 1 Bonfire 2 Kapour 3 Shoreham  2:22.59
2014 1 Queenstown 2 Secessio 3 Noisy Ocean  2:24.10
2013 1 Mr O’Ceirin 2 Yulalona 3 Reuben Percival  2:26.16
2012 1 Shamardashing 2 Saint Encosta 3 Warrior Within  2:25.30
2011 1 Warrior Within 2 Gold In Dubai 3 Shuffle The Cash  2:23.56
2010 1 Twin Wing 2 Frozone 3 Ironstein  2:23.98
2009 1 Castle Heights 2 Hume 3 Twin Wing  2:24.98
2008 1 Art Success 2 Belmonte 3 Juerga  2:22.92
2007 1 Ashraf 2 Kincharm 3 Casa De Campo  2:22.91
2006 1 Rocking On 2 Gaze On 3 Victory Charm  2:26.41
2005 1 Stormhill 2 Precise Timing 3 Dancing Daggers  2:25.50
2004 1 Pacific Dancer 2 Corporate Queen 3 Zabeat  2:26.48
2003 1 Belus 2 Majestically 3 Legerdemain  2:27.20
2002 1 Master Pom 2 Paestum 3 Asia  2:26.86
2001 1 Desk Top Lover 2 Crown Mahal 3 Viva La Vie  2:27.78
2000 1 Simigan 2 Super Revenir 3 Akwazoff  2:26.21

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