Hobart Cup

  • Date: Sunday February 5, 2017
  • Racecourse: Hobart
  • Race Distance: 2,200m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $225,000

2016 Hobart Cup News

Up Cups faces toughest test in Adelaide Cup

Up Cups faces toughest test in Adelaide Cup

In-form Tasmanian stayer Up Cups will be facing his toughest test when he lines up in the Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville on Monday.

Signoff, above, is the favourite for the Adelaide Cup at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Up Cups is racing in outstanding form and is chasing his fifth win …

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The 2015 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 $225,000 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 43198×4334 METAPHORICAL Peter G Moody Damien Oliver 14 58kg 96
2 135×202312 GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL Stuart Gandy Ms Sigrid Carr (a) 11 56.5kg 93
3 x442134524 QUICK STRIKE Chris Waller Damien Oliver (late alt) 2 55.5kg 86
4 x71x996706 GEE GEE’S LA QUITA Stuart Gandy Ms Georgie Catania 6 55.5kg 85
5 7872447201 WALES Richard Laming Steven King 12 55.5kg 85
6 2263936211 UP CUPS David Brunton David Pires 8 55.5kg 82
7 154×213723 PLAYER ONE Max Cowen Anthony Darmanin 4 55.5kg 79
8 01223×4570 MISTER MONEYPENNY Glenn Thornton Boris Thornton (a) 10 55.5kg 76
9 754911×092 BELIVEAU Clinton McDonald Ms Michelle Payne 5 55.5kg 74
10 4124372251 HUGO Brendan Mcshane Bulent Muhcu 3 55.5kg 74
11 3481211347 AVENTADOR Barry Campbell Damien Thornton 13 55.5kg 73
12 8408×64032 OERTER Scott Brunton Kyle Maskiell (a), (late alt) 15 55.5kg 72
13 114×763223 SMOKE ’N’ WHISKY John Blacker Ms Kim Moore 9 55.5kg 72
14 x533212364 MILSON Julie Richards Luke Currie 1 55.5kg 67
15 1114×72644 SETTLER’S STONE Troy Blacker Jarrod Todd 7 55.5kg 67

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
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2014 1 Epingle 2 Geegees Blackflash 3 Gee Gee’s La Quita  2:17.8
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