Hawkesbury Gold Cup

The 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.

2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: Fabrizio
  • 2nd: Moher
  • 3rd: Testashadow

Hawkesbury Gold Cup News

2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Tips & Odds Update

2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Tips & Odds Update

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2017 steals the show in Sydney this Saturday in Sydney and below are our insider tips plus the updated betting odds on the handicap clash. A capacity field of gallopers is engaged for the $200,000 Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) this season and the current $5 favourite through is Spectroscope….

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, which starts in May and runs through June. The Hawkesbury Gold Cup always has some very talented horses lining up at the barriers, and the race is usually one of the more enjoyable mile events in the region.

The 2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup ran on April 29, 2017.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Info:

Date:
April 29, 2017
Track:
Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance:
1600m
Conditions:
Open Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200 000
Inaugurated:
1980

2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Fabrizio
  • 2nd: #13 Moher
  • 3rd: #7 Testashadow
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 FABRIZIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jason Collett 1 56.5kg $9
2 13 MOHER John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 0.96L 2 53kg $11
3 7 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Ms Deanne Panya (a) 1.01L 6 56.5kg $18
4 4 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.1L 8 58kg $11
5 10 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Grant Buckley 1.16L 7 54kg $101
6 6 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2.15L 4 56.5kg $4F
7 1 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 2.56L 11 59kg $16
8 8 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3.5L 10 56kg $14
9 2 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Jay Ford 4.26L 12 58kg $26
10 16 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 4.32L 15 53kg $6
11 11 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) Chris Waller Christian Reith 4.41L 5 54kg $101
12 12 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 4.92L 13 53.5kg $15
13 15 KELLYVILLE FLYER Jason Attard Paul King 6.32L 16 53kg $16
14 9 MARENOSTRO (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 8.37L 14 55.5kg $18
15 14 RULING DYNASTY James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.94L 9 53kg $17
16 3 HAVANA COOLER (IRE) John O’Shea Joshua Parr 12.66L 3 58kg $18
18e REIBY THE RED Jason Attard 0
17e BELIEVE Anthony & Edward Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0

2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds

The top Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2017 betting odds and links to pricing at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available right here the week of the race.

2017 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 2017 field & barriers is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday prior to the race.

The 2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Final Field attracted a capacity line-up of 16 starters plus two emergencies including the likes of the John O’Shea-trained Godolphin import Spectroscope and the rails-drawn Fabrizio looking to return to winning form.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 261x7060x5 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 13 59kg 105
2 x8390190x8 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Jay Ford 14 58kg 103
3 0633x1333x HAVANA COOLER (IRE) John O’Shea Joshua Parr 4 58kg 103
4 9x549169x6 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 58kg 103
5 x1410110x0 FABRIZIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jason Collett 1 56.5kg 100
6 x13433x110 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg 100
7 1782×16330 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Ms Deanne Panya (a) 7 56.5kg 100
8 1223x460x4 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 11 56kg 99
9 4132x70x30 MARENOSTRO (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 16 55.5kg 98
10 4740x0080x AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Grant Buckley 8 54kg 95
11 65x782675x BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) Chris Waller Christian Reith 6 54kg 95
12 x046741x09 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Corey Brown 15 53.5kg 98
13 1x821141x8 MOHER John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 2 53kg 92
14 x9x39906x5 RULING DYNASTY James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 53kg 92
15 0013x70x31 KELLYVILLE FLYER Jason Attard TBA 18 53kg 91
16 41x52493x2 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 17 53kg 87
17e 1139366×9 BELIEVE Anthony & Edward Cummings TBA 3 53kg 85
18e 0x2231824x REIBY THE RED Jason Attard TBA 12 53kg 74

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

The official 2017 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations close the Monday of race week and the 2017 edition drew 20 early entries.

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
2018
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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