2013 Christmas Cup – Nominations Announced

The Listed Christmas Cup will take place at Kensington Racecourse this Saturday December 14, 2013, and 10 horses have been nominated for the race.

Included in the 2013 Christmas Cup is Maluckyday, who will be searching for his first win since 2010.

Travolta is one of just 10 horses nominated for the 2013 Christmas Cup.

Travolta is one of just 10 horses nominated for the 2013 Christmas Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

Maluckyday has not claimed victory since he saluted in the Group 3 The Lexus Stakes at Flemington on October 30, 2010, and will be looking to put an end to his losing streak this Saturday.

The seven-year-old has won five of his 26 race starts and has earned more than $1.42 million in prize money.

Trained by Joseph Pride at Warwick Farm, Maluckyday will be having his fourth start for this current race campaign.

His most recent start resulted in a fourth placing in the Listed ATC Cup behind Travolta.

Travolta is also included in the 2013 Christmas Cup nominations.

The five-year-old has won five of his 22 race starts and has earned more than $275,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Proir to Travolta’s last start winning performace, he placed eighth in an $85,000 Handicap at Rosehill on November 16.

The Handsome Ransom gelding is trained by Gai Waterhouse and will be third-up in the 2013 Christmas Cup this weekend.

Travolta will be out to score his second Black Type victory in the $100,000 event.

Hoylonny and Permit are also amongst the 2013 Villiers Stakes nominations.

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2013 Christmas Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 FRENCH GIFT Steve Hodge 74
2 FROZEN ROPE Adam Duggan 89
3 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney 89
4 HOYLONNY Chris Waller 97
5 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Joseph Pride 99
6 MARTINVAST (IRE) Gerald Ryan 74
7 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 95
8 POSTE RESTANTE (NZ) Desleigh Forster 88
9 SECESSIO (GB) Chris Waller 95
10 TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 99


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