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Hartnell a 2015 Australian Cup Hope

Hartnell a 2015 Australian Cup Hope

John O’Shea may have ruled out an Australian Cup 2015 bid with Chipping Norton Stakes winner Contributer but the second placed stablemate in last weekend’s Sydney major, Hartnell, could still be Flemington bound on Super Saturday.

Contributer will target the 2015 Ranvet Stakes over the Australian Cup after his Chipping Norton Stakes win on the weekend. Photo: Steve ...

The 2015 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 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 2015 Australian Cup will be run on 14th of March, 2015.

Australian Cup
Date: 14th of March, 2015
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

Australian Cup Field

The Australian Cup field will be published here.

Australian Cup Nominations

The Australian Cup nominations are provided below.

# Horse Trainer
1 AKZAR (IRE) Darren Weir
2 AU REVOIR (IRE) Peter G Moody
3 BAGMAN Chris Waller
4 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller
5 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy
6 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys
7 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh
8 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea
9 DISPOSITION Wez Hunter
10 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 ESCADO Matt Laurie
12 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
13 FIREHOUSE ROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
14 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller
15 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse
16 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara
17 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea
18 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller
19 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller
20 HONG KONG CAPTAIN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
21 JACQUINOT BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
22 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody
23 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh
24 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price
25 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis
26 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
27 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Kris Lees
28 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay
29 REAL LOVE Adam Durrant
30 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop
31 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer
32 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
33 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
34 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir
35 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea
36 THE CLEANER Mick Burles
37 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller

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
2015
Australian Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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