Hawkesbury Gold Cup

  • Date: Saturday April 30, 2016
  • Racecourse: Hawkesbury
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup News

Hutchings and Amovatio to team up again in Scone Cup

Hutchings and Amovatio to team up again in Scone Cup

Heavyweight apprentice Rory Hutchings will team up again with the Chris Waller trained Amovatio in the Listed $200,000 Emirates Park Scone Cup (1600m) at Scone on Friday.

Rory Hutchings and Amovatio, yellow blinkers, combine above to win the Hawkesbury Gold Cup at Hawkesbury. Photo by Steve Hart.

Hutchings collected his first stakes race for Waller …

The 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup is a Group 3 race that is run at Hawkesbury Racecourse in New South Wales each year.

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The race takes place in May and is run under open handicap conditions. The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is worth $200,000 in prize money and takes place over a distance of 1,600 metres. The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is one of the final races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was first run in 1980 when it was won by a horse named Peninsula. From 1980-1996 the race was run as a Listed race, however, was upgraded to a Group 3 from 1997 onwards. The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was not held in 2007 due to the equine influenza.

While the race is known for attracting quality country cups horses, the big names in racing have in the past been absent from the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, as up until 2013 it was held during November at the same time as Melbourne Cup week.

Horses that ran in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap earlier in the Sydney spring carnival will sometimes feature in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, while horses that put in an above average performance in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup can go on to run in races like the Group 2 Sandown Guineas in Victoria or the Group 2 Villiers Stakes at Randwick.

Notable winners of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup include Mr Impose (1992), Referral (1998), Thankgodyou’rehere (2010) and Somepin Anypin (2011).

2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field

The 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup field is posted below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x75092012x JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 18 58.5kg 106
2 64x43151x1 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 9 58kg 105
3 0x82Px008x OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 20 58kg 105
4 0x484256x7 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 16 57.5kg 104
5 x4480x82x3 STRAWBERRY BOY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 14 57kg 103
6 11x170x635 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Rory Hutchings (a) 19 56.5kg 102
7 x24269x670 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 6 56kg 101
8 2311x2380x SONS OF JOHN Jason Attard Jeff Penza 11 55.5kg 100
9 13310×0906 CASINO DANCER Mike Van Gestel Greg Ryan 17 54kg 100
10 x0274250x9 MALICE John O’Shea Grant Buckley 7 54kg 97
11 300x9112x8 MEDCAUT John O’Shea Paul King 5 54kg 97
12 46x18712x0 TALES OF GRIMM (USA) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3 54kg 96
13 3425823×06 SHOREHAM Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2 54kg 95
14 5x867x60x7 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 12 54kg 94
15 430x7212x5 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 1 54kg 88
16 222×515400 GREAT ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden Thomas Huet 13 54kg 87
17e 1×70005670 KEEPIT TO YOURSELF (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee 4 54kg 77
18e 52431322×0 KELLYVILLE FLYER Jason Attard 15 54kg 78
19e 121×862768 BLENDWELL Jason Coyle 10 54kg 78
20e 342465×031 SOFIN Shannon Fry 8 54kg 68

2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

The 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup nominations is published below.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of Hawkesbury Gold Cup results since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Amovatio 2 Mighty Lucky 3 Casino Dancer  1:34.83
2015 1 Sons Of John 2 Tales Of Grimm 3 Rugged Cross  1:34.80
2014 1 Leebaz 2 Wistful 3 Keep Cool  1:36.50
2013 1 Coup Ay Tee 2 Julienas 3 Darci Be Good  1:35.64
2012 1 Darci Be Good 2 Isopach 3 Praecido  1.35.3
2011 1 Somepin Anypin 2 Willy Jimmy 3 Renewed Vitality  1:34.7
2010 1 Thankgodyou’rehere 2 Glintz 3 Kimillsy  1:35.3
2009 1 Keepin The Dream 2 Spinney 3 Bernicia  1:35.3
2008 1 Nuclear Sky 2 Alverta 3 Gergis  1.34.7
2007 Race not held
2006 1 Beauty Watch 2 Friday Creek 3 Prince Arthur  1:34.4
2005 1 Wild Queen 2 Verb 3 Cateclipse  1:38.0
2004 1 Court’s In Session 2 Magsaya 3 Salgado  1:33.2
2003 1 Stoway 2 Vital Agreement 3 Takas  1:37.5
2002 1 This Manshood 2 Huge Demand 3 Evander  1:33.1
2001 1 Carael Boy 2 Play Station 3 Ra Eclipse  1:34.9
2000 1 Huge Demand 2 Grey And Gold 3 Lanolin  1:33.8