Perth Cup

The Perth Cup (2400m) is a Group 2 race held at Ascot Racecourse in late December or early January during the summer.

2016 Perth Cup Results

  • 1st: Star Exhibit
  • 2nd: Neverland
  • 3rd: Tradesman

Perth Cup News

Perth Cup 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

Perth Cup 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

The feature of the New Year’s Eve racing action takes place in W.A. on Saturday with the 2016 Perth Cup, betting tips and the latest odds on the mile and a half showdown found below. Due to run as Ascot Race 8 at 5:00pm (local), this season’s $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) features a…

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
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Perth Cup Results

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
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 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.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
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.

# Horse Rating Trainer
1 BEDAMIJO 85 Tara Itzstein
2 DUBAI ESCAPADE 92 Justin Warwick
3 IHTSAHYMN 98 Fred Kersley
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
8 RESPONDENT 93 Fred Kersley
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
13 DON’TGETCAUGHT 88 Ben Pearce
14 NEVERLAND 92 Grant & Alana Williams
15 OUR MATE AL 71 Graeme Ballantyne
16 PROPERANTES 82 Colin Webster
17 COUGAR EXPRESS 91 Lindsey Smith
18 TONTO 90 Lou Luciani
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

Year Place Horse Time
Perth Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
DEC 2016*
Perth Cup
1st Star Exhibit 2 minutes 29.42 seconds
2nd Neverland
3rd Tradesman
JAN 2016*
Perth Cup
1st Delicacy 2 minutes 30.01 seconds
2nd Neverland
3rd Real Love
Perth Cup
1st Real Love 2 minutes 29.94 seconds
2nd Red Blast
3rd Kirov Boy
Perth Cup
1st Black Tycoon 2 minutes 31.27 seconds
2nd God Has Spoken
3rd Ask Me Nicely
Perth Cup
1st Talent Show 2 minutes 29.78 seconds
2nd Mr Moet
3rd Global Flirt
DEC 2011*
Perth Cup
1st Western Jewel 2 minutes 28.24 seconds
2nd God Has Spoken
3rd Senhor Da Gama
JAN 2011*
Perth Cup
1st Guest Wing 2 minutes 27.5 seconds
2nd Admiring
3rd Big Ted
Perth Cup
1st Lords Ransom 2 minutes 30.63 seconds
2nd Ma Chienne
3rd Largo Lad
Perth Cup
1st Gunyo 2 minutes 25.9 seconds
2nd The Fuzz
3rd Ballack
Perth Cup
1st Cats Fun 3 minutes 21.6 seconds
2nd Exhilerating
3rd Westerly Breeze
Perth Cup
1st Respect 3 minutes 21 seconds
2nd Bay Story
3rd Rossam
Perth Cup
1st Black Tom 3 minutes 18.8 seconds
2nd Master Minx
3rd Early Express
Perth Cup
1st Crown Prosecutor 3 minutes 21.4 seconds
2nd Free At Last
3rd Black Tom
Perth Cup
1st King Canute 3 minutes 23.7 seconds
2nd Indigo King
3rd Higgins Gold
Perth Cup
1st Tumeric 3 minutes 23 seconds
2nd So Canny
3rd Bold Mirage
Perth Cup
1st Cardinal Colours 3 minutes 25.9 seconds
2nd Give Me A Chance
3rd Shoeless
Perth Cup
1st Lottila Bay 3 minutes 25.6 seconds
2nd Moonrise
3rd King Brian
Perth Cup
1st Lunar Tudor 3 minutes 21 seconds
2nd Victory Morn
3rd Matriculate

* 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.