Launceston Cup

  • Date: Wednesday February 25, 2015
  • Racecourse: Launceston
  • Race Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $225,000

2016 Launceston 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 …

The 2015 Launceston Cup is a Group 3 race held on a Wednesday every year during February in Tasmania. Launceston’s feature event, the Launceston Cup  is run over a trip of 2400m under handicap conditions. The race has a nice price tag of $225,000 and is Launceston’s only group rated event.

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In fact the Launceston Cup is one of only three Group 3 races held in the state every year, the other two being the Hobart Cup and the Tasmanian Derby.

The Launceston Cup is held during the Launceston Summer Racing Carnival and is filled with mainly local runners.

That said over the past few years more and more horses form the mainland are being sent south given the good money on offer.

The Hobart Cup is held before this so many will pass through that looking for a prestigious double.

The last time a horse won both Cup’s was in 2004 with Zacielo while before that it was St Andrew in 2002.

Free Beer won this race back to back in 1995 and 1996 while St Andrews won it in 2000, 2002 and 2003.

Other champions include Zavite in 2009 and Fast Future in 2011.

2015 Launceston Cup Results

  • 1st: Genuine Lad
  • 2nd: Banca Mo
  • 3rd: Geegees Blackflash
  • 4th: Pelicano

2015 Launceston Cup Date & Race Time

The Group 3 Launceston Cup will take place on Wednesday 25th February 2015.

The race will jump at 4:27pm local time (AEDST), 4:27pm in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, 3:27pm in Brisbane, 3:57pm in Adelaide, 1:37pm in Perth and 2:57pm in Darwin.

2015 Launceston Cup Field

The final field for the 2015 Group 3 Launceston Cup features 13 horses including Geegees Blackflash in barrier 4, Banca Mo in barrier 7 and Genuine Lad in barrier 9.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11×3513211 GEEGEES BLACKFLASH John Luttrell Ms Sigrid Carr (a) 4 60.5kg 108
2 71621×8465 PELICANO Tony McEvoy Matthew Neilson 2 57kg 101
3 x5378x4323 BANCA MO Scott Brunton David Pires 7 56.5kg 100
4 13x2x54157 IGGIMACOOL Bill Ryan Anthony Darmanin 6 54kg 98
5 03356×3168 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 5 54kg 90
6 11×3333222 GENUINE LAD Bill Ryan Craig Williams 9 54kg 87
7 24×3215014 OLLIE’S GOLD Gary White Dean Yendall 13 54kg 81
8 9055601708 ANOTHER LAD AL Rodney Seymour Troy Baker 8 54kg 76
9 50×5612533 KEUKENHOF Troy Blacker Ms Michelle Payne 3 54kg 75
10 55×2474885 UBOA Darren Kenny Damien Thornton (a) 12 54kg 69
11 x322132221 HUGO Brendan Mcshane Darren Gauci 11 54kg 68
12 7897726738 PROM KING Melissa Sweeney Ms Chantal Willis (a) 10 54kg 62
13 8007455286 DIGGER’S DAME John Blacker Jarrod Todd 1 54kg 58

Launceston Cup Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Launceston Cup since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2014 1 Epingle 2 Gold To Go 3 Geegees Blackflash  2:31.3
2013 1 Geegees Blackflash 2 Lucky Angel 3 Dream Pedlar  2:34.1
2012 1 Prevailing 2 Geegees Blackflash 3 Fieldmaster  2:34.0
2011 1 Fast Future 2 White Yard 3 Geegees Blackflash  2:30.3
2010 1 Larry’s Never Late 2 Dream Pedlar 3 Growl  1:24.3
2009 1 Zavite 2 Centurytwentyone 3 Itsa Kareem  2:31.2
2008 1 Ista Kareem 2 Lady Atire 3 Our Dashing Dane  2:31.2
2007 1 Hofmeister 2 Field Hunter 3 Emerald Jack  2:28.8
2006 1 Precise Timing 2 Aquiline 3 Mr Buttkicka  2:30.0
2005 1 Dakasha 2 Bondy 3 Under The Bridge  2:32.2
2004 1 Zacielo 2 Saturday Fever 3 Dream Quest  2:32.7
2003 1 St Andrews 2 Arena Valadora 3 Saturday Fever  2:29.2
2002 1 St Andrews 2 Bondi Iceberg 3 Imax  2:31.0
2001 1 Full Of Rhythm 2 St Andrews 3 Naucho  2:45.5
2000 1 St Andrews 2 Mt Arthur 3 Naucho  2:48.5