Held on January the 2nd the Group 2 2016 Perth Cup marks the beginning of the calendar year of racing and is the final race day of the annual Festival of Perth Racing.
Held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, the 2400m event is an open handicap which attracts the top local and interstate stayers and offers $500,000 in prize money to its entrants.
During the 2011/2012 racing season the Perth Cup was moved by one day and was run on 31 December. For the 2012/2013 racing season the Perth Cup will be held on Saturday January 2nd.
The 2016 Perth Cup will be held on January 2nd.
|Perth Cup 2016|
|Date:||January 2nd, 2016|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2016 Perth Cup Field
The Perth Cup field is usually comprised of some very talented stayers. The majority of the Perth Cup field is comprised of local gallopers, with some eastern stayers coming over most years to have a crack at the race.
The 2016 Perth Cup field will be provided here.
2016 Perth Cup Nominations
The Perth Cup nominations are usually released around a week prior to the race. Usually, the Perth Cup nominations include a majority of western horses along with some particularly talented eastern types looking to engage in the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
The 2016 Perth Cup nominations will be published below.
Perth Cup History
First held in 1887 and won by First Prince, the Perth Cup has a long history of winners with several horses adding a second Perth Cup win to their name. The double winners include Wandering Willie (1890,92), Scarpia (1893-94), Artesian (1911,13), Cueesun (1934-35), Fairetha (1958-59), Fait Accompli (1970,72) and Magistrate (1981-82).
The race has also undergone several distance changes starting as a two mile event to two miles and 11 yards and then 3200 metres and finally in 2009 it became a 2400m event.
Recent Perth Cup Winners
|1st||Delicacy||2 minutes 30.01 seconds|
|1st||Real Love||2 minutes 29.94 seconds|
|1st||Black Tycoon||2 minutes 31.27 seconds|
|2nd||God Has Spoken|
|3rd||Ask Me Nicely|
|1st||Talent Show||2 minutes 29.78 seconds|
|1st||Western Jewel||2 minutes 28.24 seconds|
|2nd||God Has Spoken|
|3rd||Senhor Da Gama|
|1st||Guest Wing||2 minutes 27.5 seconds|
|1st||Lords Ransom||2 minutes 30.63 seconds|
|1st||Gunyo||2 minutes 25.9 seconds|
|1st||Cats Fun||3 minutes 21.6 seconds|
|1st||Respect||3 minutes 21 seconds|
|1st||Black Tom||3 minutes 18.8 seconds|
|1st||Crown Prosecutor||3 minutes 21.4 seconds|
|2nd||Free At Last|
|1st||King Canute||3 minutes 23.7 seconds|
|1st||Tumeric||3 minutes 23 seconds|
|1st||Cardinal Colours||3 minutes 25.9 seconds|
|2nd||Give Me A Chance|
|1st||Lottila Bay||3 minutes 25.6 seconds|
|1st||Lunar Tudor||3 minutes 21 seconds|
* In 2011 the Perth Cup was held twice due to the race date moving from January 2 to December 31 for the 2011/2012 racing season.