Moonee Valley Cup

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup is a Group 2 race for Melbourne Cup bound stayers on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Moonee Valley Cup, officially the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, is the major distance event held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in late October. The 2500m event usually attracts a niche group of stayers that could be looking to back-up on the first Tuesday of November in the iconic $2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) over the two miles at Flemington.

The last Melbourne Cup winner to come off a Moonee Valley Gold Cup run was Prince Of Penzance (2nd in 2015) who won the ‘race that stops a nation’ at Melbourne Cup odds of $101!

Worth $300,000 in prize money, the set weights and penalties event is open to all horses aged four years and over. The October event takes place on the Cox Plate Day that also includes a host of other Group raced headlined by the $3 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m).

The Moonee Valley Cup is part of Cox Plate Day and in 2018 ran on Saturday October 27, 2018.

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup
Date: Saturday October 27, 2018
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2500m
Race Type: 4YO+ Set Weights & Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Cup odds and betting markets provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will listed below complete with links for you to lock in your Moonee Valley Gold Cup tips at the right price this Cox Plate Day.

2018 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup field attracts a quality line-up of spring stayers, many eyeing a run in the Melbourne Cup field at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November. Good lead-up races into the Moonee Valley Gold Cup field include Sydney’s St Leger (2600m) race at Randwick on The Everest Day and even the previous weekend’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

The 2018 Moonee Valley Cup field and barrier draw are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be provided in full below once announced.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x6731x769 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 7 58kg 110
2 114656×641 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 14 58kg 104
3 00521×5333 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 57kg 107
4 1443×00500 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 6 57kg 105
5 x9066x9x39 PRIZE MONEY (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Oisin Murphy 12 57kg 103
6 041x8x7915 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 17 57kg 109
7 4x39770x36 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Jye McNeil 15 57kg 102
8 1x5x0x0803 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 4 57kg 104
9 16×6321175 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Dean Yendall 8 56.5kg 104
10 8x420x8378 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 56kg 105
11 01211×7872 LADIES FIRST (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 1 56kg 102
12 8x16313x50 MEGABLAST (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 18 56kg 102
13 2x3x56x020 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) Darren Weir John Allen 16 55kg 109
14 37829×7940 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 9 55kg 105
15 9337×35107 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Jay Ford 13 52kg 101
16e x1x5x00577 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Brett Prebble 11 55kg 105
17e 432x80x562 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 10 53kg 95
18e 7418×00073 DANDY GENT Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 5 55kg 80

Moonee Valley Cup Nominations

The 2018 Moonee Valley Cup nominations are released by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day with early entries to be announced below once released.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1443×00500 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 105
2 1x22x33222 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 102
3 x35113x050 CHEQUERED FLAG (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 87
4 x6x10x2468 DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
5 7418×00073 DANDY GENT G 7 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 80
6 00521×5333 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 107
7 x020030x89 GUARDINI (FR) G 8 Darren Weir 90
8 0x621x4520 HARRISON (GB) G 6 Liam Howley 93
9 33x1x61812 JAAMEH (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
10 01211×7872 LADIES FIRST (NZ) M 6 Allan Sharrock 102
11 8x420x8378 LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 105
12 4x39770x36 LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 6 Archie Alexander 102
13 1×99574641 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 7 Darren Weir 89
14 8x16313x50 MEGABLAST (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 102
15 6164x0x025 MIDTERM (GB) G 6 Liam Howley 98
16 9337×35107 MISS ADMIRATION M 4 Mick Price 101
17 x1x5x00577 NAKEETA (GB) G 8 Iain Jardine 105
18 03x60x8642 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller 105
19 45×8145335 OUR IDAHO (IRE) H 6 Aidan O’Brien 111
20 114656×641 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 104
21 x9066x9x39 PRIZE MONEY (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 103
22 1x5x0x0803 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 104
23 x04331x220 RISING RED (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
24 x5x8650x43 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 101
25 432x80x562 SULLY (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 95
26 041x8x7915 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 109
27 2x3x56x020 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 109
28 16×6321175 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 104
29 21x05x4059 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 7 Michael Moroney 104
30 37829×7940 VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
31 248x220x04 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
32 1x6731x769 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 10 Chris Waller 110
33 x4421x2263 YOGI (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 98
34 158402×008 ZACADA (NZ) G 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 102

Moonee Valley Cup History

First held in 1883, the Moonee Valley Cup was originally an eight furlong event when it was won by Castaway. Over the years the event has changed its distance over six times ranging from eight, six and seven furlongs to eleven, twelve, ten, thirteen furlongs. Eventually it became a 2600m race before it was reduced down to 2500m.

Originally a Principal race, the Moonee Valley Cup became a Group 3 race in 1979 and was then elevated to Group 2 status in 1980. Also known as the Cathay Pacific Gold Cup, Grosby Gold Cup and Governors’ Stakes, the event has had several double winners including Little Bob (1891-92), Gladwyn (1914-15), Gilltown (1939-40) and Valcurl (1945-46).

Kingston Rule was only horse competent enough to win the Melbourne Cup after winning the Moonee Valley Cup in 1990, but the Cox Plate Day race has produced a number of other Melbourne Cup winners and placegetters since including in 2015 when Prince Of Penzance improved on his second to win the ‘race that stops a nation’ at 100/1 odds.

Trainer Chris Waller prepared the Moonee Valley Gold Cup quinella in both 2016 and 2017, Who Shot Thebarman improving on his second in 2016 to win the 2017 edition over stablemate Libran on way to his fourth Melbourne Cup.

Moonee Valley Cup results, winners and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Moonee Valley Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Moonee Valley Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Who Shot Thebarman 2 minutes 37.38 seconds
2nd Libran
3rd Cismontane
2016
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Grand Marshal 2 minutes 41.42 seconds
2nd Who Shot Thebarman
3rd Pentathlon
2015
Moonee Valley Cup
1st The United States 2 minutes 34.4 seconds
2nd Prince Of Penzance
3rd Bohemian Lily
2014
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Prince Of Penzance 2 minutes 36.0 seconds
2nd Le Roi
3rd Au Revoir
2013
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 36.9 seconds
2nd Shoreham
3rd Gotta Take Care
2012
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Vatuvei 2 minutes 35.73 seconds
2nd Reuben Percival
3rd Ironstein
2011
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Americain 2 minutes 36.41 seconds
2nd Tullamore
3rd Illo
2010
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 38.94 seconds
2nd Above Average
3rd Capecover
2009
Moonee Valley Cup
1st The Sportsman 2 minutes 37.3 seconds
2nd Irazu
3rd Think Money
2008
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Gallopin 2 minutes 36.5 seconds
2nd Baughurst
3rd Ice Chariot
2007
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Gallic 2 minutes 36.5 seconds
2nd Lazer Sharp
3rd Jukebox Johnny
2006
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 38.9 seconds
2nd Show Barry
3rd Gallic
2005
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Umbula 2 minutes 45.1 seconds
2nd Bazelle
3rd Kindjhal
2004
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Another Warrior 2 minutes 37.1 seconds
2nd Rizon
3rd Hard To Get
2003
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Frightening 2 minutes 38.5 seconds
2nd Legible
3rd County Tyrone
2002
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Thong Classic 2 minutes 40.9 seconds
2nd Rain Gauge
3rd Mr Prudent
2001
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Rain Gauge 2 minutes 37.6 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Westbury
3rd Big Pat
2000
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Yippyio 2 minutes 41.3 seconds
2nd Brew
3rd Cronus

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