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Newcastle Gold Cup

The 2018 Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 race that takes place at Newcastle racecourse in New South Wales in September each year.

Run over a distance of 2,300 metres, the Newcastle Gold Cup is run as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The Newcastle Gold Cup is run under open handicap conditions and is worth $175,000 in prize money.

The Newcastle Gold Cup was first run in 1980 when it was won by a horse called Star Dynasty. The race was originally run as a Group 2, however, was downgraded to a Group 3 race from 2001. The Newcastle Gold Cup was not held in 2007 due to the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia.

The Newcastle Gold Cup usually attracts more quality gallopers than an average country cup, due to the time of year it is held. The race is often contested by horses that are looking to run in staying races such as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, Group 1 Cox Plate or even the Group 1 Melbourne Cup later in the spring down in Melbourne. Other races such as The Metropolitan and the Colin Stephen Quality Handicap are also possible targets for horses that perform well in the Newcastle Gold Cup.

Notable winners of the Newcastle Gold Cup include Our Magic Man (1990), Silent Impact (2000) and Green Moon (2011).

2018 Newcastle Gold Cup Field

The Newcastle Gold Cup field is usually comprised of some solid young horses.

When the 2018 Newcastle Gold Cup field is available, it will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 27x56164x5 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Tye Angland 4 59.5kg 109
2 63×0513206 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Jay Ford 8 58kg 106
3 34157×2441 CARZOFF (FR) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 54kg 97
4 6313882218 FIRST CRUSH Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 11 54kg 97
5 03×9724115 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 13 54kg 97
6 310x5580x0 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glyn Schofield 14 54kg 95
7 60×7298842 DARK EYES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 54kg 95
8 61246×8068 VASSAL (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 5 54kg 92
9 0151330×00 PERIBSEN (IRE) John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 10 54kg 90
10 731×783789 GRAND DREAMER Darren Weir Corey Brown 9 54kg 88
11 6356172523 MONGOLIAN WOLF Darren Weir Andrew Gibbons 2 54kg 86
12 532x108x04 GOATHLAND (IRE) Kim Waugh Tommy Berry 12 54kg 85
13 4111×51270 JUST SHINE (NZ) Clare Cunningham Jason Collett 3 54kg 83
14 21×8748613 SEGENHOE (NZ) Clare Cunningham Christian Reith 6 54kg 76

2018 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations

The 2018 Newcastle Gold Cup nominations will be released in early September. The 2018 Newcastle Gold Cup nominations will be listed below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x0x92834x6 AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 7 Anthony Freedman 109
2 27x56164x5 AUVRAY (FR) G 8 Richard Freedman 109
3 34157×2441 CARZOFF (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 97
4 310x5580x0 CISMONTANE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 95
5 60×7298842 DARK EYES G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 95
6 63×0513206 DESTINY’S KISS G 10 Joseph Pride 106
7 6313882218 FIRST CRUSH G 7 Chris Munce 97
8 532x108x04 GOATHLAND (IRE) G 7 Kim Waugh 85
9 731×783789 GRAND DREAMER G 8 Darren Weir 88
10 03×9724115 HARPER’S CHOICE G 5 Gerald Ryan 97
11 3×4311 IRON DUKE G 4 Benjamin Smith 66
12 4111×51270 JUST SHINE (NZ) G 6 Clare Cunningham 83
13 424318×138 LETTER TO JULIETTE M 5 Garry White 78
14 6356172523 MONGOLIAN WOLF G 5 Darren Weir 86
15 0x56968841 MY GIULIANO G 6 Chris Waller 89
16 2x203x60x8 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller 107
17 14×0075673 OUTRAGED G 7 Kelly Schweida 86
18 0151330×00 PERIBSEN (IRE) H 6 John O’Shea 90
19 21×8748613 SEGENHOE (NZ) G 7 Clare Cunningham 76
20 61246×8068 VASSAL (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 92
21 69×62241 WHANGAMATA (NZ) G 4 Tara & Philippe Vigouroux 61

Newcastle Gold Cup Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of Newcastle Gold Cup results and past winners since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Broadside 2 Auvray 3 Admiral Jello  2:24.26
2016 1 Sacred Master 2 Dee I Cee 3 Junoob  2:14.59
2015 1 Beyond Thankful 2 Orbec 3 Rio Perdido  2:23.5
2014 1 Disclaimer 2 Brigantin 3 Wish Come True  2:23.2
2013 1 Winning Glory 2 Lucripetous 3 Peal Of Bells  2:24.96
2012 1 Glencadam Gold 2 Peal Of Bells 3 Gazza Guru  2:23.3
2011 1 Green Moon 2 Home On A Wing 3 Gazza Guru  2:22.4
2010 1 Stratofortress 2 Snow Alert 3 Scottish Border  2:22.2
2009 1 Streetfighter 2 Lodge The Deeds 3 Enzedex Eagle  2:26.9
2008 1 Bianca 2 Keepin The Dream 3 County Tyrone  2.23.4
2007 Race not held  
2006 1 Bikkie Tin Blues 2 Exinite 3 Respect  2:21.3
2005 1 Carael Boy 2 High Cee 3 Cross Bar  2:25.8
2004 1 Another Warrior 2 New York Style 3 County Tyrone  2:20.5
2003 1 Comforts 2 My Tally 3 Daneborogh  2:21.5
2002 1 Time Off 2 Red Trinket 3 Danyon  2:23.4
2001 1 Agincourt Express 2 Yuppie 3 Consolidator  2:24.8
2000 1 Silent Impact 2 Prophet’s Kiss 3 She’s Neat  2:28.4

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