The Group 2 2016 Perth Cup is one of the premier features of the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival and after traditionally being run on New Year’s Day has changed dates a number of times in recent years. The Perth Cup is now run in either late December or early January.
Held at Ascot Racecourse in Western Australia, the 2400m event is an open handicap that attracts the top local and interstate stayers and offers a lucrative $500,000 in total prize money to its entrants. It is joined on the Perth Cup Day card by the Group 3 La Trice Classic (1800m) and the Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m).
Horses come into the Perth Cup field each summer via traditional WA lead-up races including the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and Group 2 C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m). The last winner of the CB Cox Stakes – Perth Cup double in a single season was Delicacy (December 2015 & January 2016).
Graduates out of the Perth Cup may continue onto the autumn’s Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) and the 2014 Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon finished second in that year’s Adelaide Cup over the two miles.
There will be two editions of the 2016 Perth Cup, one run in January and won by Delicacy and the other on New Year’s Eve in December.
The Perth Cup 2016 ran on December 31, 2016 at Ascot Racecourse.
|Perth Cup 2016|
|Date:||December 31, 2016|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2016 Perth Cup Results
|1||11||STAR EXHIBIT||G Durrant & J Miller||Jarrad Noske||–||9||54kg||$5|
|2||9||NEVERLAND||Grant & Alana Williams||Glenn Smith||0.05L||12||54kg||$19|
|3||14||TRADESMAN||Robert & Todd Harvey||Troy Turner||2L||13||54kg||$7.50|
|4||1||PERFECT REFLECTION||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||2.5L||6||59kg||$4.80|
|5||4||DARK ALERT||G Durrant & J Miller||Peter Hall||3.25L||8||54kg||$21|
|6||6||DUBAI ESCAPADE||Justin Warwick||Ms Lucy Warwick||3.25L||3||54kg||$18|
|7||15||ZARANTZ||Simon A Miller||Brad Parnham||3.75L||4||54kg||$13|
|8||2||IHTSAHYMN||Fred Kersley||Steven Parnham||5L||5||56kg||$15|
|9||8||KIA ORA KOUTOU||G Durrant & J Miller||Joseph Azzopardi||5L||7||54kg||$4.40F|
|10||10||RESPONDENT||Fred Kersley||Chris Parnham||13L||14||54kg||$17|
|11||13||TICK TICK BLOOM||G Durrant & J Miller||Patrick Carbery||14L||10||54kg||$51|
|12||3||COUGAR EXPRESS||Lindsey Smith||Randy Tan (a)||18.75L||1||54kg||$26|
|13||12||THE FORGOTTEN ONE||G Durrant & J Miller||Ben Paterson||20L||11||54kg||$91|
|14||7||FATHOMS OF GOLD||Robyne Martin||Matthieu Autier||24.75L||2||54kg||$18|
|–||5||DARK MUSKET||Graeme Ballantyne||Jason Whiting||–||0||–||–|
2016 Perth Cup Betting Odds
The latest Perth Cup 2016 odds will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back the best Perth Cup Betting Tips at the hottest summer racing prices.
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 and barriers will be provided here the week of the race and published below once released by Perth Racing.
Check out the official 2016 Perth Cup Field & Barrier Draw below – following the link for a detailed race preview of the half a million dollar Group 2 summer classic.
|1||PERFECT REFLECTION||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||6||59kg|
|2||IHTSAHYMN||Fred Kersley||Steven Parnham||5||56kg|
|3||COUGAR EXPRESS||Lindsey Smith||Randy Tan||1||54kg|
|4||DARK ALERT||G. Durrant & Jason Miller||Peter Hall||9||54kg|
|5||DARK MUSKET||Graeme Ballantyne||Jason Whiting||7||54kg|
|6||DUBAI ESCAPADE||Justin Warwick||Lucy Warwick||3||54kg|
|7||FATHOMS OF GOLD||Robyne Martin||Matthieu Autier||2||54kg|
|8||KIA ORA KOUTOU||G. Durrant & Jason Miller||Joseph Azzopardi||8||54kg|
|9||NEVERLAND||Grant & Alana Williams||Glenn Smith||13||54kg|
|10||RESPONDENT||Fred Kersley||Chris Parnham||15||54kg|
|11||STAR EXHIBIT||G. Durrant & Jason Miller||Jarrad Noske||10||54kg|
|12||THE FORGOTTEN ONE||G. Durrant & Jason Miller||Ben Paterson||12||54kg|
|13||TICK TICK BLOOM||G. Durrant & Jason Miller||Patrick Carbery||11||54kg|
|14||TRADESMAN||Robert & Todd HArvey||Troy Turner||14||54kg|
|15||ZARANTZ||Simon A. Miller||Brad Parnham||4||54kg|
2016 Perth Cup Nominations
The Perth Cup nominations are usually released around two weeks 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 as soon as available from Perth Racing.
Early 2016 Perth Cup nominations – listed in the table below – for the December edition of the race are now out with the 29 original entries down to 27 after two early scratchings.
|2||DUBAI ESCAPADE||92||Justin Warwick|
|4||WHO’S TO BLAME||68||Vaughn Sigley|
|5||KIROV BOY||89||Arthur Mortimer|
|6||VENGABUS||89||Simon A. Miller|
|7||I’M FEELING LUCKY||92||Grant & Alana Williams|
|9||ZARANTZ||94||Simon A. Miller|
|10||BALMONT GIRL||92||Paula Wagg|
|11||TICK TICK BLOOM||91||G Durrant & Jason Miller|
|12||FATHOMS OF GOLD||73||Robyne Martin|
|14||NEVERLAND||92||Grant & Alana Williams|
|15||OUR MATE AL||71||Graeme Ballantyne|
|17||COUGAR EXPRESS||91||Lindsey Smith|
|19||DARK ALERT||88||G Durrant & Jason Miller|
|21||STAR EXHIBIT||86||G Durrant & Jason Miller|
|22||SHINTA MANI||81||Sharon Miller|
|23||CARALABEK||71||G Durrant & Jason Miller|
|24||TRADESMAN||91||Robert & Todd Harvey|
|25||DARK MUSKET||81||Graeme Ballantyne|
|27||PERFECT REFLECTION||104||Grant & Alana Williams|
|28||THE FORGOTTEN ONE||80||G Durrant & Jason Miller|
|29||KIA ORA KOUTOU||79||G Durrant & Jason Miller|
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.
The continued change of Perth Cup Day dates has a number of “double-up” editions. There will be two official 2016 Perth Cups, one run in January and one in December the same as in 2011.
See below for the Perth Cup results dating back to 2000.
Recent Perth Cup Winners
|1st||Star Exhibit||2 minutes 29.42 seconds|
|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.
*In 2016 the Perth Cup was held twice due to the race date moving from early January to December 31 for the 2016/17 racing season.