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 W.A. 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.
The 2016 Perth Cup will be held on December 31.
|Perth Cup 2016|
|Date:||December 31, 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 the week of the race.
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 as soon as available from Perth Racing.
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||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.