JRA Cup

The JRA Cup is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley under the lights on Moir Stakes Night as a possible lead-up to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

2020 JRA Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Ladbrokes JRA Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Moonee Valley racecourse during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held towards the end of September or early October, the JRA Cup attracts stayers and milers looking to step up in distance. Run over 2040m, it is held over the same track and distance as the coveted Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) run a month later.

As an open quality event, the JRA Cup attracts some standout performers and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

The JRA Cup is held on Moir Stakes night and shares a race program with four other Group status races including the headlining Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m).

Those horses which contest the JRA Cup often come via an eclectic mixture of preparations. One of the more common lead up races to the JRA Cup is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) held at Caulfield a week before. Horses that experience success sometimes go on to major feature races, such as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) or the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m). The 2018 JRA Cup winner The Taj Mahal went on to win that spring’s Group 2 Zipping Classic.

The 2020 JRA Cup runs on Friday September 25, 2020. 

JRA Cup
Date: Friday September 25, 2020
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Conditions: Open Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

2020 JRA Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 JRA Cup Betting

The latest Ladbrokes JRA Cup 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below complete with links  to the markets for you to lock in your JRA Cup tips.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2020 JRA CUP ODDS (Final Field)

2020 JRA Cup Field

The JRA Cup Field attracts a strong line-up of staying types each spring and is a possible target for gallopers stepping down in class of a run in something like the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington a fortnight earlier, a race the 2017 JRA Cup winner Jon Snow improved on a lead-up eighth in to win.

The Ladbrokes JRA Cup 2020 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to race night and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Ladbrokes JRA Cup field is down to 10 following two early scratchings with the in-form Al Galayel leading the markets ahead of the likes of VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound and the 60.5kg topweight Mirage Dancer on the Spring Cups path.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 30x03643x7 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 1 60.5kg 108
2 6x423115x0 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 7 59.5kg 106
3 211x8x58x0 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Jason Maskiell 8 58.5kg 104
4 58321023×6 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 57kg 101
5 7702×90411 AL GALAYEL (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 5 56kg 99
6 3411x84x40 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 3 56kg 103
7 6570×31428 PLEIN CIEL (GER) Danny O’Brien Billy Egan 2 55.5kg 98
8 11x880x806 MANTASTIC (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 55kg 97
9 0x0684x9x5 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Symon Wilde William Pike 9 55kg 91
10 465x0x9558 MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ) Stuart Gower 12 55kg 88
11 13×0752134 TAVIRUN (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 10 55kg 88
12 5x131615x3 ROYAL CROWN Michael Kent Jamie Kah 4 55kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 JRA Cup Nominations

The official JRA Cup 2020 nominations close on the Monday of race week.

JRA Cup History

Inaugurated in 1996, the JRA Cup has a relatively short history in comparison to major races across Australia. However, it’s above-grade prize money, usually more-than-impressive field and interim distance have combined to ensure the JRA Cup has experienced rapid growth in prestige and popularity since its inception.

In its short history, the JRA Cup has already seen some impressive horses pass the post. 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking ran third in the JRA Cup in the same year. Master O’Reilly ran third in the JRA Cup before his stunning 2007 Caulfield Cup victory. Prior to the 2010 edition, the JRA Cup ran as a Listed race.

Notable JRA Cup winners include Maldivian (2007), Alcopop (2009), Mourinho (2013) and Jon Snow (2017). JRA Cup results reaching back to 2006 are listed below.

JRA Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
JRA Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2019
JRA Cup
1st Captain Cook 2 minutes 6.45 seconds
2nd Sully
3rd Mosh Music
2018
JRA Cup
1st The Taj Mahal 2 minutes 5.37 seconds
2nd Gallic Chieftain
3rd Sir Isaac Newton
2017
JRA Cup
1st Jon Snow 2 minutes 7.12 seconds
2nd Ecuador
3rd Boom Time
2016
JRA Cup
1st Real Love 2 minutes 5.76 seconds
2nd Maurus
3rd Tarquin
2015
JRA Cup
1st Escado 2 minutes 5.88 seconds
2nd Magnapal
3rd Velox
2014
JRA Cup
1st The Cleaner 2 minutes 5.99 seconds
2nd Sangster
3rd Mourinho
2013
JRA Cup
1st Mourinho 2 minutes 6.1 seconds
2nd Gris Caro
3rd The Great Snowman
2012
JRA Cup
1st Bianmick 2 minutes 6.7 seconds
2nd Dance With Her
3rd Ironstein
2011
JRA Cup
1st Dream Pedlar 2 minutes 8.7 seconds
2nd Carnero
3rd Domesky
2010
JRA Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Rainbow Styling
3rd Linton
2009
JRA Cup
1st Alcopop 2 minutes 8.4 seconds
2nd Field Hunter
3rd Shocking
2008
JRA Cup
1st Cefalu 2 minutes 5.9 seconds
2nd Majestical
3rd Devil Moon
2007
JRA Cup
1st Maldivian 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Master O’Reilly
2006
JRA Cup
1st Pavlova 2 minutes 7.0 seconds
2nd Spinney
3rd Delvecchio

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