Hawkesbury Gold Cup

The 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup will be held Saturday April 30 on Hawkesbury Cup Day at Hawkesbury Racecourse.

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2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Betting Tips

2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Betting Tips

The feature race of the weekend in New South Wales is the Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2016, betting tips for the Saturday showdown found below.

Mighty Lucky is one of the best fancied chances in the 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup this Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to run as Race 7 at 3:35pm (AEST) on the bumper nine-race program, this ...

The 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup is run on Hawkesbury Cup Day during May each year. 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, with thousands turning out each year for the meet. In 2014, two other Group 3 races ran on the same day, the Hawkesbury Guineas and the Hawkesbury Crown. With three Group 3 races on the same card, Hawkesbury Cup Day has gained considerable legitimacy as a major racing event.

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.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Info:

Date:
Saturday April 30, 2016
Track:
Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance:
1600m
Conditions:
Open Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200 000
Inaugurated:
1980

2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field

As soon as it becomes available, the 2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x75092012x JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 18 58.5kg 106
2 64x43151x1 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 9 58kg 105
3 0x82Px008x OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 20 58kg 105
4 0x484256x7 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 16 57.5kg 104
5 x4480x82x3 STRAWBERRY BOY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 14 57kg 103
6 11x170x635 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Rory Hutchings (a) 19 56.5kg 102
7 x24269x670 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 6 56kg 101
8 2311x2380x SONS OF JOHN Jason Attard Jeff Penza 11 55.5kg 100
9 13310×0906 CASINO DANCER Mike Van Gestel Greg Ryan 17 54kg 100
10 x0274250x9 MALICE John O’Shea Grant Buckley 7 54kg 97
11 300x9112x8 MEDCAUT John O’Shea Paul King 5 54kg 97
12 46x18712x0 TALES OF GRIMM (USA) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3 54kg 96
13 3425823×06 SHOREHAM Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2 54kg 95
14 5x867x60x7 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 12 54kg 94
15 430x7212x5 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 1 54kg 88
16 222×515400 GREAT ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden Thomas Huet 13 54kg 87
17e 1×70005670 KEEPIT TO YOURSELF (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee 4 54kg 77
18e 52431322×0 KELLYVILLE FLYER Jason Attard 15 54kg 78
19e 121×862768 BLENDWELL Jason Coyle 10 54kg 78
20e 342465×031 SOFIN Shannon Fry 8 54kg 68

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

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
2015
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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