The 2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup is a Group 3 race that is run at Hawkesbury Racecourse in New South Wales each year.
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).
2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field
The 2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup field is posted below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||261x7060x5||MIGHTY LUCKY||Fred Cowell||Chris O’Brien||13||59kg||105|
|2||x8390190x8||FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Jay Ford||14||58kg||103|
|3||0633x1333x||HAVANA COOLER (IRE)||John O’Shea||Joshua Parr||4||58kg||103|
|4||9x549169x6||VANBRUGH||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||58kg||103|
|5||x1410110x0||FABRIZIO||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jason Collett||1||56.5kg||100|
|6||x13433x110||SPECTROSCOPE (USA)||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||5||56.5kg||100|
|7||1782×16330||TESTASHADOW||Gary Portelli||Ms Deanne Panya (a)||7||56.5kg||100|
|8||1223x460x4||PAJARO (NZ)||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||11||56kg||99|
|9||4132x70x30||MARENOSTRO (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||16||55.5kg||98|
|10||4740x0080x||AUVRAY (FR)||Richard Freedman||Grant Buckley||8||54kg||95|
|11||65x782675x||BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)||Chris Waller||Christian Reith||6||54kg||95|
|12||x046741x09||JESSY BELLE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Corey Brown||15||53.5kg||98|
|13||1x821141x8||MOHER||John O’Shea||Kerrin McEvoy||2||53kg||92|
|14||x9x39906x5||RULING DYNASTY||James Cummings||Ms Kathy O’Hara||10||53kg||92|
|15||0013x70x31||KELLYVILLE FLYER||Jason Attard||–||18||53kg||91|
|16||41x52493x2||DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE)||John O’Shea||Tommy Berry||17||53kg||87|
|17e||1139366×9||BELIEVE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||–||3||53kg||85|
|18e||0x2231824x||REIBY THE RED||Jason Attard||–||12||53kg||74|
2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations
The 2017 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.
|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|