Perth Cup

The Perth Cup (2400m) is a Group 2 race held at Ascot Racecourse on New Year's Day during the WA Summer Racing Carnival.

2018 Perth Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Material Man
  • 2nd: #1 Pounamu
  • 3rd: #13 Royal Star



The Group 2 2018 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) (now the Ted Van Heemst Stakes). The last winner of the CB Cox Stakes – Perth Cup double in a single season was Delicacy (December 2015 & January 2016), while the 2018 Perth Cup winner Material Man improved on a lead-up second in both the Kingston Town and Ted Van Heemst Stakes.

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.

After two editions of  of the 2016 Perth Cup, one run in January and the other on New Year’s Eve in December, there was no 2017 Perth Cup.

The Perth Cup 2018 ran on New Year’s Day, Monday January 1, 2018 at Ascot Racecourse in WA and was narrowly won by the $3.60 favourite Material Man.

Perth Cup 2018
Date: Monday January 1, 2018
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2018 Perth Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Material Man
  • 2nd: #1 Pounamu
  • 3rd: #13 Royal Star

See below for the official Perth Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order, the summer staying showdown won by the favourite Material Man ($3.60) who improved on a lead-up second in the Ted Van Heemst Stakes to narrowly hold off his last start conqueror Pounamu ($4.80), while the Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly Royal Star ($14) finished just over two lengths further back in a surprise third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 3 56.5kg $3.60F
2 1 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 0.05L 8 59kg $4.80
3 13 ROYAL STAR Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 2.25L 5 53kg $14
4 7 COSMIC STORM Grant & Alana Williams Shaun Mc Gruddy 2.5L 2 53kg $19
5 9 DARK MUSKET Graeme Ballantyne Daniel Staeck 2.5L 14 53kg (cd 54kg) $151
6 3 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Alan Kennedy 3.5L 4 54.5kg $6.50
7 15 STAR VALUE Daniel O’Connor Lee Newman 4.75L 6 53kg $11
8 14 SHINTA MANI Sharon Miller Jason Whiting 5L 11 53kg $101
9 8 DARK ALERT Joe Miller Peter Knuckey 5L 1 53kg $14
10 4 ZARANTZ Adam Durrant Chris Parnham 7L 9 54.5kg $10
11 11 JUICING CARROTS Raquel Reid Mr Craig Staples 7L 16 53kg $201
12 6 BOLLYWOOD BLITZ Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8.5L 13 53kg $101
13 10 FALCON CREST Grant & Alana Williams Joseph Azzopardi 11.25L 12 53kg $26
14 16 TOPPA DAWOZZA Gary Crispin Jason Brown 25L 7 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $201
15 5 ANGOLA Justin Warwick Troy Turner 33.25L 15 53kg $41
16 12 NOT AGAIN KEN Mark Wright Shaun O’Donnell 36L 10 53kg $41
17e SUNSET SUPERMAN Brett Pope 0

2018 Perth Cup Tips

  • 1st: #4 Zarantz
  • 2nd: #3 Trap For Fools
  • 3rd: #8 Dark Alert

Read our full Perth Cup 2018 Tips & Betting Preview now.

2018 Perth Cup Betting Odds

The latest Perth Cup 2018 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.

2018 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 2018 Perth Cup field and barriers will be provided here the week of the race and published below once released by Perth Racing.

The official Perth Cup 2018 Final Field attracted a full 16 starters plus an emergency, the line-up and weights led by Kingston Town Classic – Ted Van Heemst Stakes double winner Pounamu (59kg). Runner-up in the same two lead-ups, Material Man is the key danger along with the flying Perth Cup favourite Trap For Fools chasing a seventh straight win in barriers three and four respectively.

Read more on the 2018 Perth Cup Field & Horses.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x4963x1611 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 8 59kg 107
2 1114×14522 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 3 56.5kg 102
3 6112111111 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Alan Kennedy 4 54.5kg 98
4 26122×0753 ZARANTZ Adam Durrant Chris Parnham 10 54.5kg 98
5 x417x07x02 ANGOLA Justin Warwick Troy Turner 16 53kg 90
6 x111895554 BOLLYWOOD BLITZ Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 14 53kg 87
7 1511×46004 COSMIC STORM Grant & Alana Williams Shaun Mc Gruddy 2 53kg 93
8 4×50537272 DARK ALERT Joe Miller Peter Knuckey 1 53kg 90
9 356×008546 DARK MUSKET Graeme Ballantyne Daniel Staeck 15 53kg 74
10 22×1892723 FALCON CREST Grant & Alana Williams Joseph Azzopardi 13 53kg 90
11 0806672027 JUICING CARROTS Raquel Reid Mr Craig Staples 17 53kg 70
12 419×879183 NOT AGAIN KEN Mark Wright Shaun O’Donnell 11 53kg 84
13 612×152265 ROYAL STAR Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 5 53kg 84
14 4322216568 SHINTA MANI Sharon Miller Jason Whiting 12 53kg 84
15 1×21145321 STAR VALUE Daniel O’Connor Lee Newman 6 53kg 75
16 251×453403 TOPPA DAWOZZA Gary Crispin Jason Brown 7 53kg 70
17e 27×9979885 SUNSET SUPERMAN Brett Pope TBA 9 53kg 62

2018 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 2018 Perth Cup nominations will be published below as soon as available from Perth Racing.

The Perth Cup 2018 Nominations attracted 27 early entries including the upset Kingston Town Classic winner Pounamu for six-time Perth Cup winning trainer Alan Mathews.

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 were two official 2016 Perth Cups, one run in January and one in December the same as in 2011. That saw no running of the 2017 Perth Cup.

See below for the Perth Cup results dating back to 2000.

Recent Perth Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Perth Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Perth Cup
1st Material Man 2 minutes 28.50 seconds
2nd Pounamu
3rd Royal Star
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
2015
Perth Cup
1st Real Love 2 minutes 29.94 seconds
2nd Red Blast
3rd Kirov Boy
2014
Perth Cup
1st Black Tycoon 2 minutes 31.27 seconds
2nd God Has Spoken
3rd Ask Me Nicely
2013
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
2010
Perth Cup
1st Lords Ransom 2 minutes 30.63 seconds
2nd Ma Chienne
3rd Largo Lad
2009
Perth Cup
1st Gunyo 2 minutes 25.9 seconds
2nd The Fuzz
3rd Ballack
2008
Perth Cup
1st Cats Fun 3 minutes 21.6 seconds
2nd Exhilerating
3rd Westerly Breeze
2007
Perth Cup
1st Respect 3 minutes 21 seconds
2nd Bay Story
3rd Rossam
2006
Perth Cup
1st Black Tom 3 minutes 18.8 seconds
2nd Master Minx
3rd Early Express
2005
Perth Cup
1st Crown Prosecutor 3 minutes 21.4 seconds
2nd Free At Last
3rd Black Tom
2004
Perth Cup
1st King Canute 3 minutes 23.7 seconds
2nd Indigo King
3rd Higgins Gold
2003
Perth Cup
1st Tumeric 3 minutes 23 seconds
2nd So Canny
3rd Bold Mirage
2002
Perth Cup
1st Cardinal Colours 3 minutes 25.9 seconds
2nd Give Me A Chance
3rd Shoeless
2001
Perth Cup
1st Lottila Bay 3 minutes 25.6 seconds
2nd Moonrise
3rd King Brian
2000
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 meaning there was no 2017 Perth Cup.

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