Murray Bridge Gold Cup

  • Date: Wednesday, October 14th
  • Racecourse: Murray Bridge Racecourse
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Prize Money: $80,000

2016 Murray Bridge Gold Cup News

McEvoy Can’t Fault Pelicano Ahead Of Hobart Cup

McEvoy Can’t Fault Pelicano Ahead Of Hobart Cup

Pelicano will be included in the 2015 Hobart Cup field and trainer Tony McEvoy can’t fault the tough stayer ahead of the Listed event next Monday.

Pelicano will have the chance to return to winning form in the 2015 Hobart Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart

Pelicano spent almost a year away from racing after had …

The 2015 Murray Bridge Gold Cup is a Listed mile event held at Murray Bridge Racecourse during the Spring Racing Carnival.

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Held under quality handicap conditions, the Murray Bridge Gold Cup is raced over 1600m in the middle of October, when the entire country is focussed on horse racing.

With $80,000 prize money on offer, the Murray Bridge Gold Cup isn’t a particularly rich race but it still attracts worthy fields every year.

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is held on a Wednesday and is the headline event on a race program that has no other black-type racing. The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is South Australia’s biggest meet on a day that competes directly with the second day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival.

It’s difficult to trace the preparation of horses in the Murray Bridge Gold Cup from too far out. Horses who contest the Murray Bridge Gold Cup from a huge variety of preparations. Horses rarely target it first up, however, usually opting to include it in the middle of a spring campaign.

The Kyneton Cup is a fairly common race for horses to contest following runs in the Murray Bridge Gold Cup.

The Murray Bridge Turf Club was formed in 1899 and the first recorded races were held some years later. The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is one of the key events held by the club each year at their new, modern Gifford Hill development.

Notable Murray Bridge Gold Cup winners include Finniss D’Or (2004), Bo Best (2006), Moment In Time (2009) and Pelicano (2013).

2015 Murray Bridge Gold Cup Field

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup field usually attracts relatively handy stayers. While only a listed event, the Murray Bridge Cup draws horses with extensive racing success and who have usually had a few places or wins in black-type events. While the race only pays a total of $80,000, horses target it as an effective and competitive mile warmup. A number of runners in the Murray Bridge Gold Cup opt to step up in distance following their run.

The 2015 Murray Bridge Gold Cup field will be provided below.

2015 Murray Bridge Gold Cup Nominations

Horses who enter the Murray Bridge Gold Cup nominations usually do so in endeavour to get a race in during two weeks off in the middle of their spring campaign. The Murray Bridge Gold Cup nominations, released every year a couple of days before the field, provide punters with a bit of insight into the likely planned spring campaign for quite a few horses.

The 2015 Murray Bridge Gold Cup nominations will be published here.

Murray Bridge Gold Cup Results

You can find the Murray Bridge Gold Cup results and winning times since 2003 below.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2014 1 Excites Zelady 2 Evangelist 3 Corvidae 1:37.0
2013 1 Pelicano 2 Lady Dynamo 3 Little Akie 1:38.1
2012 1 Eclair Surprise 2 Assertive Eagle 3 Ballypatrick 1:37.6
2011 1 War Ends 2 Sandhill Prince 3 Too Many Reds 1:37.2
2010 1 Hawks Bay 2 Sandhill Prince 3 Jutland 1:38.97
2009 1 Moment In Time 2 Sandhill Prince 3 Ciro Prince 1:37.5
2008 1 Club Liquid 2 The Gem 3 Dynamic Hero 1:35.4
2007 1 Wild Will 2 Acacia Queen 3 Bergstrom 1.36.5
2006 1 Bo Best 2 Time Matters 3 Pride Of Archway 1.35.5
2005 1 Get Up 2 Danalaga 3 Rally 1.40.9
2004 1 Finniss D’Or 2 Get Up 3 Pentirely 1.37.4
2003 1 King’s Arch 2 Fly For Me 3 Mustaagel 1.36.6