Hawkesbury Gold Cup

The 2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup is the feature Group 3 race on the Hawkesbury card on a Saturday in late April at the tail-end of the autumn carnival.

2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Kingsguard
  • 2nd: #2 Ecuador
  • 3rd: #5 McCreery



The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is the feature race at the Hawkesbury Racecourse meeting in late April each autumn. In 2013, the Hawkesbury Cup took place in August, and prior to that it shared the first week of November with the Melbourne Cup.

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is a hugely popular race and is accompanied on the card by two other Group 3 status events – the Godolphin Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) for fillies & mares, and the Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) for three-year-olds.

Horses who run in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup usually have a decent autumn season of racing behind them. Some trainers use the Hawkesbury Gold Cup as preparation for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival that kicks off the following month.

Good lead-up races into the Hawkesbury Cup include Rosehill’s Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) held a month before or the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) at the same meeting.

The 2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup ran on Saturday April 28, 2018 and was won by the Team Hawkes-trained Kingsguard.

2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Date:
Saturday April 28, 2018
Track:
Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance:
1600m
Conditions:
Open Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200 000
Inaugurated:
1980

2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Kingsguard
  • 2nd: #2 Ecuador
  • 3rd: #5 McCreery

Check out the official Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by the Team Hawkes-trained Kingsguard who was given a peach of a ride by jockey Brenton Avdulla to charge past the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Ecuador. McCreery for Chris Waller rounded out he trifecta finishing ahead ot the beaten favourite in fourth, Duca Valentinois. The Scone Cup is the likely next-up target for the Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner in 2018.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 7 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 53kg $9
2 2 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0.8L 7 59kg $5
3 5 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Tye Angland 0.96L 2 56.5kg $10
4 3 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Blake Shinn 1.86L 3 57kg $4.20F
5 10 LOVANI Brad Widdup Christian Reith 2.14L 4 53kg $8.50
6 4 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Richard Litt Joshua Parr 2.97L 11 57kg $12
7 11 PLAISIR David Atkins Robert Thompson 3.7L 8 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $10
8 8 ARTICUS (FR) Kris Lees Jean Van Overmeire (a) 4.34L 1 53kg $31
9 6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.46L 9 55.5kg $8.50
10 1 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Jason Collett 4.91L 6 59kg $71
11 9 MY NORDIC HERO (GB) Chris Waller Tim Clark 11.74L 10 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $17
12 NAT KING CU Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 0

2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Tips

  • 1st: #2 Ecuador
  • 2nd: #5 McCreery
  • 3rd: #10 Lovani

Check out our insider Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2018 Tips & Odds Update now.

2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds

The top Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2018 betting odds and links to pricing at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available right here the week of the race.

2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field attracts a smart line-up of milers coming off earlier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival runs or gearing up for the Group 1 events over similar distance in Brisbane during the winter.

The official Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2018 field & barriers is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday prior to the race.

The 2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Final Field is down to 11 after the early scratching of Nat King Cu (12) and it is the veteran eight-year-old Ecuador off a Doncaster Prelude second that leads betting for last year’s winning trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.

Read more on the Ecuador-led Hawkesbury Cup 2018 Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 504107363x DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Jason Collett 6 59kg 106
2 0x348248x2 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 7 59kg 106
3 12x631x577 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Blake Shinn 3 57kg 102
4 x65359x037 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Richard Litt Joshua Parr 11 57kg 102
5 x84730x784 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Tye Angland 2 56.5kg 101
6 128x25x230 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 55.5kg 99
7 7128×65375 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 53kg 93
8 04082525×0 ARTICUS (FR) Kris Lees Jean Van Overmeire (a) 1 53kg 92
9 1x1118x5x8 MY NORDIC HERO (GB) Chris Waller Tim Clark 10 53kg 90
10 11036×4821 LOVANI Brad Widdup Christian Reith 4 53kg 82
11 37108×4123 PLAISIR David Atkins Robert Thompson 8 53kg 79
12 330×125993 NAT KING CU Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 12 53kg 78

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

The official 2018 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations close the Monday leading-up to Hawkesbury Cup Day and the full list of early entries will be available below once out.

The 2018 Hawkesbury Cup Nominations drew 15 hopeful milers including the returning Joe Pride-trained veteran nine-year-old Destiny’s Kiss having his 81st career start and the equal early 59kg top weight Ecuador, second in the Doncaster Prelude last time out, for last year’s winning stable of Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 504107363x DESTINY’S KISS G 9 Joseph Pride 1= 59kg 106
2 0x348248x2 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1= 59kg 106
3 12x631x577 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 6 James Cummings 3= 57kg 102
4 x65359x037 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Richard Litt 3= 57kg 102
5 x84730x784 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 101
6 046×502511 LITE’N IN MY VEINS G 5 Ciaron Maher 6= 55.5kg 99
7 128x25x230 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 6= 55.5kg 99
8 6x7354x493 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) G 5 James Cummings 6= 55.5kg 99
9 7128×65375 KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9 53kg 93
10 04082525×0 ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 10 53kg 92
11 1x1118x5x8 MY NORDIC HERO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 11 53kg 90
12 2x021x532x GOATHLAND (IRE) G 6 Kim Waugh 12= 53kg 82
13 11036×4821 LOVANI M 4 Brad Widdup 12= 53kg 82
14 37108×4123 PLAISIR G 4 David Atkins 14 53kg 79
15 330×125993 NAT KING CU G 9 Jason Coyle 15 53kg 78

Hawkesbury Gold Cup History

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was inaugurated in 1980, when Peninsula won the first title. The Hawkesbury Cup was initially run over 2000m, before it was reduced to a mile in 1988. Prior to 1997, the race held Listed status. Following several years of increased purse size and improving fields, the race was upgraded to Group 3.

In 2007, the decision was made to cancel the Hawkesbury Gold Cup meeting. This came about due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza; it was considered too great a risk to continue with the meeting. This among other cancelled meetings and events illustrate the broad-reaching consequences of Equine Influenza.

Recovering quickly, the Hawkesbury Race Club ran a stellar meeting in 2008, with Nuclear Sky seizing victory. Since then, the Hawkesbury Gold Cup has gone from strength to strength. There was more spotlight on Cup Day in the racing community during the 2014 meeting, mainly due to the fact that the event wasn’t vastly overshadowed by the Melbourne Cup.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Kingsguard
1:37.05
2nd Ecuador
3rd McCreery
2017
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Fabrizio
1:34.6
2nd Moher
3rd Testashadow
2016
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Amovatio
1:34.8
2nd Mighty Lucky
3rd Casino Dancer
2015
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Sons Of John
1:38.4
2nd Tales Of Grimm
3rd Rugged Cross
2014
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Leebaz
1:36.50
2nd Wistful
3rd Keep Cool
2013
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Coup Ay Tee
1:35.64
2nd Julienas
3rd Darci Be Good
2012
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Darci Be Good
1:35:35
2nd Isopach
3rd Praecido
2011
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Somepin Anypin
1:34.7
2nd Willy Jimmy
3rd Renewed Vitality
2010
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Thankgodyou’rehere
1:35.31
2nd Glintz
3rd Kimillsy
2009
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Keeping The Dream
1:35.3
2nd Spinney
3rd Bernicia
2008
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Nuclear Sky
1:34.7
2nd Alverta
3rd Gergis
2007
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
race not held
2nd race not held
3rd race not held
2006
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Beauty Watch
1:34.4
2nd Friday Creek
3rd Prince Arthur
2005
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Wild Queen
1:38.0
2nd Verb
3rd Cateclipse
2004
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Court’s In Session
1:33.2
2nd Magsaya
3rd Salgado
2003
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Stoway
1:37.5
2nd Vital Agreement
3rd Takas
2002
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
This Manshood
1:33.1
2nd Huge Demand
3rd Evander
2001
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Carael Boy
1:34.1
2nd Play Station
3rd Ra Eclipse
2000
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Huge Demand
1:33.8
2nd Grey And Gold
3rd Lanolin

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