- Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
- Racecourse: Grafton Racecourse
- Race Distance: 2350m
- Conditions: Open Qlty
- Prize Money: $150,000
2016 Grafton Cup News
Outsider Rednav caused a huge upset when he beat the more fancied runner in the Listed $160,000 McKimms Real Estate Grafton Cup (2350m) at Grafton today.
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The 2016 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.
2016 Grafton Cup Field
The 2016 Grafton Cup field will be provided here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||00×0258517||INDEX LINKED (GB)||Chris Waller||Rory Hutchings||3||60kg||104|
|2||250×953343||MALICE||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||8||57kg||98|
|3||2526×98113||FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ)||David Payne||Jason Collett||15||55.5kg||95|
|4||49×0319022||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Jim Byrne||6||55.5kg||95|
|5||0x69x60311||AMEXED (NZ)||Tony Gollan||Robbie Fradd||1||55kg||94|
|6||83x96x0605||BRAVE ALI (NZ)||Tony Gollan||Ms Tegan Harrison||10||54kg||89|
|7||61124×9744||JIAYUGUAN (IRE)||John P Thompson||Glyn Schofield||11||54kg||89|
|8||737662×002||TERONADO||Bruce W Hill||Robert Thompson||9||54kg||86|
|9||06328×8768||DREAM FOLK||Gregory Hickman||Grant Buckley (late alt)||2||54kg||83|
|10||x253146754||EGYPTIAN RULER||Ken Lantry||Andrew Gibbons||12||54kg||76|
|11||31×0825123||ALL CLEAR||Noel Doyle||Paul King||4||54kg||75|
|12||0x51638301||REDNAV||Sally Taylor||Peter Graham||13||54kg||71|
|13||09×6047163||SWIFT LADY (NZ)||John Sargent||Ms Winona Costin (a)||14||54kg||70|
|14||9151403688||KINGSTON TIME||Paul Grills||Ms Jodi Worley (a)||7||54kg||67|
|15||4×14168043||LIGHT MOTION||Shane Everson||Ms Cassandra Schmidt (a)||5||54kg||62|
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
|2015||1 Bonfire||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|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|