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The BMW results: Preferment wins in 2016

The BMW results: Preferment wins in 2016

A brilliant ride by Hugh Bowman saw Preferment win the Group 1 $1.5m The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill today.

Preferment, gold cap, holds off stablemate Who Shot Thebarman to win The BMW at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

A lightning like move approaching the home turn saw Bowman send Preferment ($4.40) to the front to set up a winning break ...

The 2016 Australian Cup, officially known as the Dubai Australian Cup, is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The $1.5 million Australian Cup is one of many races held on Flemington’s Super Saturday, which offers a six group stakes races including the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap.

The race is a 2000m event ideal for strong staying horses. The most recent lead-up race to the Australian Cup is the Group 2 St George Stakes (1800m).

The 2016 Australian Cup will be run on 12th of March, 2016.

Australian Cup
Date: 12th of March, 2016
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000

2016 Australian Cup Field

The 2016 Australian Cup field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6050208×07 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Dwayne Dunn 8 59kg 110
2 8x011907x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 59kg 112
3 2545977063 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Mark Zahra 3 59kg 102
4 0x1610x703 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 2 59kg 112
5 6x7x9230x5 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 1 59kg 112
6 x6x6x20x01 BOW CREEK (IRE) John O’Shea Damien Oliver 11 59kg 112
7 x5067101x9 ALMOONQITH (USA) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 7 59kg 107
8 4x30721x04 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 9 59kg 98
9 x620027x06 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 6 57kg 108
10 311x117x13 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Luke Currie 5 57kg 112
11 12x9102x92 FENWAY Lee & Shannon Hope Blake Shinn 4 57kg 108

2016 Australian Cup Nominations

The 2016 Australian Cup nominations are provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 20x1266x00 FAWKNER G 8 Robert Hickmott 1 59kg
2 6050208×07 HAPPY TRAILS G 8 Paul Beshara 2 59kg
3 x620027x06 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 3 57kg
4 2545977063 EXTRA ZERO G 9 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 4 59kg
5 8x011907x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 5 59kg
6 0x1610x703 MOURINHO G 8 Peter Gelagotis 6 59kg
7 311x117x13 SUAVITO (NZ) M 5 Nigel Blackiston 7 57kg
8 311731×4 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 8 54.5kg
9 6x7x9230x5 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 9 59kg
10 11111×3 PERFECT REFLECTION F 3 Darren Weir 10 52.5kg
11 10x09936x5 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 59kg
12 x143121x79 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 12 59kg
13 60x900x2x0 LIDARI (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 13 59kg
14 12x9102x92 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 14 57kg
15 x5067101x9 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 15 59kg
16 60x2357x09 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 59kg
17 x6x6x20x01 BOW CREEK (IRE) H 5 John O’Shea 17 59kg
18 1×8311141 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 18 54.5kg
19 2x61211x1 RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 19 52.5kg
20 4x30721x04 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 20 59kg
21 17148×65 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 21 54.5kg
22 211×72 PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir 22 54.5kg
23 2x31703x81 ARAB DAWN (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 23 59kg
24 3432161124 TASHBEEH H 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 24 59kg
25 8x52415x20 HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 25 59kg
26 21x11x62 DODGING BULLETS G 4 Symon Wilde 26 59kg
27 8140×630 HIERARCHAL C 3 Anthony Cummings 27 54.5kg

Australian Cup History

First won by Barwon in 1861, the Australian Cup was originally a 3600m test of endurance until 1943 when the distance was decreased to 3500m. Twenty years later the distance was further decreased to 3200m, however the following year in 1964 the race became a 2000m event.

The fastest finishing time for the Australian Cup is held by the legendary Makybe Diva. In 2005, the mare finished the race in 1 minute 58.7 seconds. In 2007 the Australian Cup changed locations by being temporarily raced at Caulfield Racecourse.

Recent Australian Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Australian Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Australian Cup
1st Preferment 2 minutes 3.9 seconds
2nd Awesome Rock
3rd Rising Romance
2015
Australian Cup
1st Spillway 2 minutes 00.09 seconds
2nd Extra Zero
3rd Happy Trails
2014
Australian Cup
1st Fiorente 2 minutes 03.64 seconds
2nd Green Moon
3rd Foreteller
2013
Australian Cup
1st Super Cool 2 minutes 0.93 seconds
2nd Fiveandahalfstar
3rd Tanby
2012
Australian Cup
1st Manighar 2 minutes 01.2 seconds
2nd Southern Speed
3rd Americain
2011
Australian Cup
1st Shocking 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Linton
3rd Playing God
2010
Australian Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 3.69 seconds
2nd Sirmione
3rd Moatize
2009
Australian Cup
1st Niconero 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Theseo
3rd Zagreb
2008
Australian Cup
1st Sirmione 2 minutes 0.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Casino Prince
2007
Australian Cup
1st Pompeii Ruler 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Tawqeet
2006
Australian Cup
1st Roman Arch 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Candy Vale
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2005
Australian Cup
1st Makybe Diva 1 minute 58.7 seconds
2nd Winning Belle
3rd Lad Of The Manor
2004
Australian Cup
1st Lonhro 2 minutes 1.6 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Elvstroem
2003
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 2 minutes 1.4 seconds
2nd Natural Blitz
3rd Don Eduardo
2002
Australian Cup
1st Old Comrade 1 minute 59.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Rain Gauge
2001
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Hit The Roof
3rd Kaapstad Way
2000
Australian Cup
1st Intergaze 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Streak