Hawkesbury Gold Cup

  • Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
  • Racecourse: Hawkesbury
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup News

Moher cherry ripe for Scone Cup

Moher cherry ripe for Scone Cup

Godolphin’s newly appointed Australian trainer Darren Beadman believes he has Moher cherry ripe to contest the Listed $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m) at Scone on Friday.

Trainer Darren Beadman said that he has Moher, above, cherry ripe for the Scone Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

Moher will be having his third run back from a spell …

The 2017 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).

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.

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