The 2017 Warrnambool Cup is one of the biggest events on the Warrnambool calendar. Eagerly anticipated by racing fans nationwide, the Warrnambool Cup is one of those country races that grows a lot larger than its boundaries. With horses coming from far and wide to compete in this country vs city clash, the 2017 Warrnambool Cup is guaranteed to be a great race.
One of the few listed races at small tracks that gain national attention (along with the Tasmanian Derby and the Wagga Cup), the Warrnambool Cup is a great race and part of a very enjoyable local race day. The main race of the day, the Warrnambool Cup is run alongside other, non-listed races.
Horses that perform well in the Warrnambool Cup usually have a decent autumn season behind them, having competed at other local races or at Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide. The Warrnambool Cup takes place towards the end of the season, with only a few Morphettville race days before the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Raced over 2350 metres under handicap conditions, the Warrnambool Cup attracts a variety of talent from the immediate local area and elsewhere in the southern half of the country. Held at the picturesque Warrnambool racecourse, Warrnambool Cup day is always enjoyable, particularly with the usual size of the turnout.
The inaugural run of the Warrnambool Cup was in 1873, when Villiers took the title with a 3:57 run across a 3200 metre course. In 1879, the race was reduced to 2800 metres, and then 2000 metres in 1880. In 1889 and 1890 the race was increased to 2400m, but reduced again to 2000m in 1891. In 1904, the race was increased to 2200m and it remained that length for nearly a century, when in 2002 it was increased to its present-day distance of 2350m.
Notable winners of the Warrnambool Cup include Banca Mo (2013), Hissing Sid (2010, ’09), and Majestic Avenue (2000, ’02).
Warrnambool Cup results since 2000 are listed below.
2017 Warrnambool Cup Field
The 2017 Warrnambool Cup field will be published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x59500x711||OBSERVATIONAL (GB)||John Sadler||Craig Newitt||9||60kg||101|
|2||1837x820x0||GREY LION (IRE)||Matt Cumani||Craig Williams||5||59kg||99|
|3||x42312x494||HIGH CHURCH (IRE)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||11||56kg||93|
|4||x00x3647x0||BRING SOMETHING||Ken Keys||Beau Mertens||14||55.5kg||92|
|5||934153×080||ARALDO JUNIOR (GER)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||1||54.5kg||90|
|6||564x8010x7||DYLANSON||Todd Balfour||Jake Bayliss||10||54.5kg||90|
|7||6775627916||DANCES ON STARS (NZ)||Grant Young||Daniel Moor||8||54kg||89|
|8||3x647x794F||REIGNING||Eric Musgrove||Ms Nikita Beriman||4||54kg||83|
|9||6×57526244||SURVIVED (NZ)||Archie Alexander||Dean Holland||13||54kg||80|
|10||31143×8591||GOLD MEDALS (NZ)||Symon Wilde||Ms Linda Meech||7||54kg||78|
|11||221×688105||YOUL DASH FOR CASH||Peter Gelagotis||Jye McNeil||6||54kg||78|
|12||6457121491||UNFURL (NZ)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||2||54kg||76|
|13||48×7921124||STELLARIZED||Quinton Scott||Craig Robertson||3||54kg||68|
|14||6x15404x43||SUPER MOVER (NZ)||Jane Baker||Declan Bates||12||54kg||67|
Warrnambool Cup Results
|2017||1 High Church||2 Observational||3 Unfurl||TBD|
|2016||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2015||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2014||1 Akzar||2 Westsouthwest||3 Shoreham||2:34.14|
|2013||1 Banca Mo||2 Muirfield||3 Shiny Buttons||2:29.57|
|2012||1 Dance With Her||2 Domesky||3 Hurdy Gurdy Man||2:32.61|
|2011||1 Tinamou||2 Niwot||3 Streaky Fella||2:32.1|
|2010||1 Hissing Sid||2 Cruyfforme||3 Light Vision||2:35.3|
|2009||1 Hissing Sid||2 Our Smokin Joe||3 Joontoo Gemini||2:29.13|
|2008||1 Video Star||2 Sooze||3 Action Plan||2:31.83|
|2007||1 Sarrera||2 Douro Valley||3 Sentire||2:32.46|
|2006||1 New Kid In Town||2 Satinspin||3 Forest Knight||2:32.46|
|2005||1 True Courser||2 Graduated||3 Pretorius||2:28.16|
|2004||1 Monde Special||2 Riley Redwing||3 Al Zimer||2:28.43|
|2003||1 Gunnamatta||2 Terminus Prince||3 The A Train||2:27.52|
|2002||1 Majestic Avenue||2 Condies Fair||3 Touch The Groom||2:27.28|
|2001||1 Samosiera||2 Loch Torrindon||3 Collins Street||2:16.29|
|2000||1 Majestic Avenue||2 Collins Street||3 Showsky||2:16.12|