Hobart Cup

  • Date: Sunday February 5, 2017
  • Racecourse: Hobart
  • Race Distance: 2,200m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 Hobart Cup News

2017 Launceston Cup Results: Big Duke Wins

2017 Launceston Cup Results: Big Duke Wins

Big Duke overcame a tough run in transit to record a fighting victory in the 2017 Launceston Cup in Tasmania this afternoon.

Big Duke, above winning at Moonee Valley, raced up to his recent good form to win the Launceston Cup. Photo Ultimate Racing Photos.

Ben Allen was not particularly aggressive in the early stages …

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The 2017 Hobart Cup is a Group 3 race that is run at Hobart Racecourse in Tasmania in February.

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The race takes place as part of the highly anticipated Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival. The Hobart Cup is worth $200,000 in prize money and takes place over a distance of 2,200 metres. It is Tasmania’s biggest race of the year and is run under handicap conditions.

The inaugural running of the Hobart Cup took place in 1875 when it was won by Ella. Since then, the Hobart Cup has race each and every year, representing one of the biggest sporting events in Tasmania.

The Hobart Cup was originally run as a Principal race before being given Group 3 status in 1980. The race enjoyed a brief period of time as a Group 2 race from 2004-2006 before being downgraded to a Group 3 once again in 2007. The Hobart Cup was initially run over a distance of two miles (approximately 3,200m), however, this distance changed multiple times through the race’s long history. The race became today’s 2,200 metre distance in 2006.

The Hobart Cup typically attracts a large field of local runners keen to excel on Tasmania’s biggest race day of the year. Horses that run well in the race usually go on to take their place in the Group 3 Launceston Cup that is held two weeks later. Horses that have achieved the Hobart Cup and Launceston Cup double in the past include St Andrews (2002) and Zacielo (2004).

Hobart Cup Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 117×008926 UP CUPS David Brunton Craig Newitt 8 58kg 96
2 523189×075 LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 10 56kg 92
3 2274×74751 GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL Stuart Gandy Ms Sigrid Carr 4 55kg 94
4 13×9226522 COOL CHAP Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 6 54kg 87
5 2418×30045 GLADSTONE Scott Brunton Anthony Darmanin 1 54kg 83
6 75×0421175 MILSON Julie Richards Daniel Moor 2 54kg 71
7 323x1x4211 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 9 54kg 83
8 x36x111112 COUNT DA VINCI (NZ) Scott Brunton David Pires 7 54kg 85
9 6603053126 THE PRINCELING Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn Raquel Clark (a) 5 54kg 63
10 7552×86533 SETTLER’S STONE Troy Blacker Jarrod Todd 3 54kg 74

Flintlock (1899), Evade (1948), Piping Lane (1972) and Bid Spotter (2011) are all notable winners of the Hobart Cup.

Hobart Cup Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Count Da Vinci 2 Big Duke 3 Gladstone  TBD
2016 1 Up Cups 2 Geegees Goldengirl 3 Beliveau  2:32.0
2015 1 Geegees Blackflash 2 Genuine Lad 3 Banca Mo  2:31.5
2014 1 Epingle 2 Geegees Blackflash 3 Gee Gee’s La Quita  2:30.6
2013 1 Hurdy Gurdy Man 2 The Cleaner 3 Geegees Blackflash  2:33.3
2012 1 Geegees Backflash 2 Viking Hero 3 Dream Flyer  2:17.8
2011 1 Bid Spotter 2 Organised 3 Davcon  2:16.9
2012 1 Geegees Backflash 2 Viking Hero 3 Dream Flyer  2:17.8
2011 1 Bid Spotter 2 Organised 3 Davcon  2:16.9
2010 1 Growl 2 De Fine Lago 3 Dream Pedlar  2:15.1
2009 1 Gotta Keep Cool 2 Zavite 3 Dream Pedlar  2:15.6
2008 1 Offenbach 2 Jacques Le Naif 3 Ista Kareem  2:17.8
2007 1 Blutigeroo 2 Rubijon 3 Field Hunter  2:15.5
2006 1 True Courser 2 Di’s Angel 3 Petite Oiseau  2:14.5
2005 1 Our Dashing Dane 2 Under The Bridge 3 Surge Of Power  2:08.0
2004 1 Zacielo 2 Dream Quest 3 Liquid Lunch  2:30.1
2003 1 Jeune’s Mark 2 The Mightly Lions 3 St Andrews  2:29.7
2002 1 St Andrews 2 Imax 3 Lord Baracus  2:27.6
2001 1 Brorama Star 2 Lord Baracus 3 Naucho  2:31.8
2000 1 Lord Baracus 2 Break The Bank 3 Torbellino  2:31.0