Hobart Cup

The Hobart Cup is a Group 3 race run in Tasmania over 2400m in distance. It is worth $250,000 in prize money and is part of the annual Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

2018 Hobart Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Pretty Punk
  • 2nd: #7 Andrea Mantegna
  • 3rd: #4 Fastnet Dragon



The Hobart Cup is a Group 3 race run in late January or early February during the annual Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

The event is a staying showdown contested over a mile and a half (2400m) and is run under handicap conditions. The Hobart Cup offers $250,000 in total prize money and is run at Hobart Racecourse on the same day as a host of Listed features including the Strutt Stakes (2100m) for three-year-old fillies.

Gallopers that run in the Hobart Cup field often back-up a fortnight later at Launceston and attempt a Tassie Cup double in the Group 3 $250,000 Launceston Cup (2400m) over the same distance.

The Hobart Cup 2018 ran on Sunday February 11, 2018 and was narrowly won by the Adelaide-trained mare Pretty Punk.

2018 Hobart Cup
Date: Sunday February 11, 2018
Track: Hobart Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Open handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000

2018 Hobart Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Pretty Punk
  • 2nd: #7 Andrea Mantegna
  • 3rd: #4 Fastnet Dragon

Check out the official Hobart Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained mare Pretty Punk who held off the Darren Weir-trained race favourite Andrea Mantegna on way to the Launceston Cup and possible the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) back home over the two miles on March 12.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 PRETTY PUNK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ben Allen (a) 10 55.5kg $7
2 7 ANDREA MANTEGNA (USA) Darren Weir Damian Lane 0.2L 4 54kg $3.50F
3 4 FASTNET DRAGON Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn Brenton Avdulla 1.45L 9 54kg $9
4 5 UP CUPS Rhonda Mangan David Pires 1.85L 3 54kg $21
5 3 GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL Stuart Gandy Ms Sigrid Carr 2.05L 5 54kg $21
6 11 EARL DA VINCI (NZ) Scott Brunton Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 2.55L 1 54kg $26
7 8 EASTENDER Barry Campbell Craig Newitt 3.05L 6 54kg $4
8 6 BRILLIANT JET Aiden Nunn Anthony Darmanin 3.35L 11 54kg $16
9 9 SETTLER’S STONE Troy Blacker Beau Mertens 3.55L 7 54kg $51
10 10 SPEED FORCE Bill Ryan Luke Currie 6.3L 8 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $19
11 1 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 8.8L 2 59kg $6.50

2018 Hobart Cup Betting Odds

The latest Hobart Cup 2018 odds will be listed below as soon as released complete with Hobart Cup betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the summer staying showdown in Tasmania each February.

2018 Hobart Cup Field

The Hobart Cup field attracts some of the summer’s best local stayers as well as a growing number of interstate raiders and is released by Tas Racing on the Wednesday before Hobart Cup Day.

The official 2018 Hobart Cup Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 7, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Hobart Cup 2018 Final Field attracted 11 smart summer stayers including Darren Weir’s last start Adelaide winner Andrea Mantegna who is one of the early favourites in betting along with local Tickets four-year-old and market mover Eastender coming off a 2100m win at the track.

Read more on the 2018 Hobart Cup Field & Betting Favourites.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 01784×8542 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 2 59kg 99
2 214×432114 PRETTY PUNK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ben Allen (a), (late alt) 10 55.5kg 96
3 48×6745232 GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL Stuart Gandy Ms Sigrid Carr 5 54kg 91
4 4x886x7351 FASTNET DRAGON Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn Brenton Avdulla 9 54kg 88
5 90×7700843 UP CUPS Rhonda Mangan David Pires 3 54kg 87
6 4138561361 BRILLIANT JET Aiden Nunn Anthony Darmanin 11 54kg 85
7 9162326241 ANDREA MANTEGNA (USA) Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 54kg 83
8 31271×4121 EASTENDER Barry Campbell Craig Newitt 6 54kg 82
9 7003300×76 SETTLER’S STONE Troy Blacker Beau Mertens 7 54kg 80
10 13121×6515 SPEED FORCE Bill Ryan Luke Currie 8 54kg 78
11 46x1x12232 EARL DA VINCI (NZ) Scott Brunton Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 1 54kg 68

2018 Hobart Cup Nominations

The Hobart Cup 2018 Hobart Cup nominations are announced on Monday February 5, 2018 and will be released below as soon as available.

The official 2018 Hobart Cup Nominations attracted 14 stayers including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained top weight Dee I Cee (59kg), the Robert Hickmott-trained Cranbourne Cup runner-up Berisha, 2016 Hobart Cup winner Up Cups and the consistent Adelaide visitor Pretty Punk.

Hobart Cup History

The Hobart Cup has been run since 1875 and is a time-honoured classic staying race in Tasmania. The inaugural Hobart Cup winner was Ella and since then a number of notable horses have won the race including that year’s subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Piping Lane (1972), Brisque (1988), Lord Baracus (2000) and Geegees Blackflash (2012 & 2015).

The race began as a Principal race before gaining Group 3 status in 1980, In 2004 – 2006 it was elevated to a Group 2 event before dropping back to a Group 3 again from 2007 onwards. Originally the Hobart Cup was contested over two miles (3200m). It has had a number of different distance changes since then and is now run over 2400m.

Recent Hobart Cup Winners

See below for the full Hobart Cup winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Hobart Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Hobart Cup
1st Pretty Punk 2 minutes 35.28 seconds
2nd Andrea Mantegna
3rd Fastnet Dragon
2017
Hobart Cup
1st Count Da Vinci 2 minutes 33.21 seconds
2nd Big Duke
3rd Gladstone
2016
Hobart Cup
1st Up Cups 2 minutes 32.0 seconds
2nd Geegees Goldengirl
3rd Beliveau
2015
Hobart Cup
1st Geegees Blackflash 2 minutes 31.5 seconds
2nd Genuine Lad
3rd Banca Mo
2014
Hobart Cup
1st Epingle 2 minutes 30.6 seconds
2nd Geegees Blackflash
3rd Gee Gee’s La Quita
2013
Hobart Cup
1st Hurdy Gurdy Man 2 minutes 33.3 seconds
2nd The Cleaner
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2012
Hobart Cup
1st Geegees Blackflash 2 minutes 17.8 seconds
2nd Viking Hero
3rd Dream Flyer
2011
Hobart Cup
1st Bid Spotter 2 minutes 16.9 seconds
2nd Organised
3rd Davcon
2010
Hobart Cup
1st Growl 2 minutes 15.1 seconds
2nd De Fine Lago
3rd Dream Pedlar
2009
Hobart Cup
1st Gotta Keep Cool 2 minutes 15.6 seconds
2nd Zavite
3rd Dream Pedlar
2008
Hobart Cup
1st Offenbach 2 minutes 17.8 seconds
2nd Jacques Le Naif
3rd Ista Kareem
2007
Hobart Cup
1st Blutigeroo 2 minutes 15.5 seconds
2nd Rubijon
3rd Field Hunter
2006
Hobart Cup
1st True Courser 2 minutes 14.5 seconds
2nd Di’s Angel
3rd Petite Oiseau
2005
Hobart Cup
1st Our Dashing Dane 2 minutes 8.0 seconds
2nd Under The Bridge
3rd Surge Of Power
2004
Hobart Cup
1st Zacielo 2 minutes 30.1 seconds
2nd Dream Quest
3rd Liquid Lunch
2003
Hobart Cup
1st Jeune’s Mark 2 minutes 29.7 seconds
2nd The Mighty Lions
3rd St Andrews
2002
Hobart Cup
1st St Andrews 2 minutes 27.6 seconds
2nd Imax
3rd Lord Baracus
2001
Hobart Cup
1st Brorama Star 2 minutes 31.8 seconds
2nd Lord Baracus
3rd Naucho
2000
Hobart Cup
1st Lord Baracus 2 minutes 31.0 seconds
2nd Break The Bank
3rd Torbellino

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