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2016 Futurity Stakes First-Up for Suavito

2016 Futurity Stakes First-Up for Suavito

Flemington horseman Nigel Blackiston is looking forward to the autumn return of Suavito who could run first-up in February’s Futurity Stakes 2016 after the classy mare missed this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival due to injury.

Group 1 winning mare Suavito is set to return in the autumn targeting more elite levels in Melbourne and Sydney. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

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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

2015 Australian Cup Field

The 2015 Australian Cup field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x60x4726x RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop Hugh Bowman 14 59kg 111
2 1x221141x6 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Kris Lees Craig Williams 3 59kg 116
3 5820561×62 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Damien Oliver 4 59kg 113
4 x431850x96 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Glen Boss 5 59kg 113
5 3232212282 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 16 59kg 95
6 x12317x131 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Vlad Duric 13 59kg 110
7 12111939×2 THE CLEANER Mick Burles Steven Arnold 9 59kg 109
8 x418127318 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay Craig Newitt 2 59kg 105
9 x544260x90 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 59kg 105
10 2145×52553 AKZAR (IRE) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 11 59kg 103
11 426x4381x5 AU REVOIR (IRE) Peter G Moody Ben Melham 10 59kg 107
12 x281023x43 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Mark Zahra 15 59kg 102
13 1211x18x00 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Chris Symons 7 59kg 102
14 14x1828x24 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 59kg 104
15 x247844x54 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 8 59kg 103
16 x22x310x71 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse Chad Schofield 12 59kg 101

2015 Australian Cup Nominations

The 2015 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
7 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh
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
25 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis
26 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
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
Australian Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Australian Cup
1st Spillway 2 minutes 00.09 seconds
2nd Extra Zero
3rd Happy Trails
Australian Cup
1st Fiorente 2 minutes 03.64 seconds
2nd Green Moon
3rd Foreteller
Australian Cup
1st Super Cool 2 minutes 0.93 seconds
2nd Fiveandahalfstar
3rd Tanby
Australian Cup
1st Manighar 2 minutes 01.2 seconds
2nd Southern Speed
3rd Americain
Australian Cup
1st Shocking 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Linton
3rd Playing God
Australian Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 3.69 seconds
2nd Sirmione
3rd Moatize
Australian Cup
1st Niconero 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Theseo
3rd Zagreb
Australian Cup
1st Sirmione 2 minutes 0.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Casino Prince
Australian Cup
1st Pompeii Ruler 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Tawqeet
Australian Cup
1st Roman Arch 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Candy Vale
3rd Our Smoking Joe
Australian Cup
1st Makybe Diva 1 minute 58.7 seconds
2nd Winning Belle
3rd Lad Of The Manor
Australian Cup
1st Lonhro 2 minutes 1.6 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Elvstroem
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 2 minutes 1.4 seconds
2nd Natural Blitz
3rd Don Eduardo
Australian Cup
1st Old Comrade 1 minute 59.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Rain Gauge
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Hit The Roof
3rd Kaapstad Way
Australian Cup
1st Intergaze 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Streak