Newcastle Gold Cup

The 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 event held during September.

Newcastle Gold Cup News

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

The 2016 The Metropolitan nominations have been released and the in-form Hartnell has been included in the initial entries for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1.

Hartnell remains a chance of being the star attraction in the 2016 The Metropolitan. Photo by: Steve Hart

Hartnell failed to fire during the 2015 Spring ...

The 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Newcastle Racecourse in mid-September.

Raced over 2200m, the Newcastle Gold Cup presents horses with an interesting challenge and punters with a half-decent guide to the Melbourne Cup. Run under open handicap conditions, the Newcastle Gold Cup allows genuine winners to rise to the occasion and prove their staying abilities.

With $175,000 prize money, the Newcastle Gold Cup is quite a lucrative Group 3 event. Trainers from both local stables and Sydney stables seek entry into the Newcastle Gold Cup for their higher-class stayers. Although only holding Group 3 status, the Newcastle Gold Cup attracts horses of a higher calibre; it is not unusual to see some Group 1 winners in the Newcastle Cup field. Sometimes, horses from Queensland will make the journey down south, although it is rarer for Victorian and Western Australian horses to travel for the Newcastle Gold Cup.

The Newcastle Gold Cup is held at beautiful Broadmeadow, the home of the Newcastle Jockey Club. The Newcastle Gold Cup is the headline event of the two-day Newcastle Racing Carnival. There are four other black-type events held during the Newcastle Racing Carnival, including three Group 3 events, the Cameron Handicap (1500m), the Spring Stakes (1600m), and the Tibbie Stakes (1400m).

Depending on their spring campaign plans and their results in the Newcastle Gold Cup, many of the runners will continue on to major feature races during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival including Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) on Epson Handicap Day at Randwick.

The 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup will be held on September 16, 2016.

Newcastle Gold Cup
Date: September 16, 2016
Track: Newcastle Racecourse
Distance: 2200m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $175 000

2016 Newcastle Gold Cup Field

The 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup field and barriers were released on Wednesday September 14, 2016, the race attracting a capacity field of 14 starters plus one emergency. Local traine Kris Lees has four runners in the Newcastle Cup field 2016 including the early favourite Singing.

Check out the official 2016 Newcastle Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw below complete with the latest Newcastle Cup odds provided by

2016 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations

The 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup nominations were released by Racing NSW on Monday September 12 and feature 17 stayers including the Chris Waller-trained Junoob as well as last year’s runner-up Orbec.

Read the full 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup nominations now.

Newcastle Gold Cup History

Inaugurated in 1898, the Newcastle Gold Cup has an extensive history of prestige. Over time, the Newcastle Gold Cup has garnered a reputation as one of the most renowned country cup events in the nation. The reputation is shared by Broadmeadow Racecourse and the Newcastle Jockey Club. Originally a Principal race, the Newcastle Gold Cup was granted Group 2 status in 1980. In 2001, however, the event was downgraded to Group 3, a status it has held since.

The calendar slot the Newcastle Gold Cup occupies ensures that the race attracts a number of top-rated horses each year. Many of the runners in the Newcastle Gold Cup have plans to contest major Group 1 events further down the track. 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon took out the Newcastle Gold Cup in 2011. 1982 Newcastle Cup winner Gurners Lane went on to win the Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup double. Bianca, who took out the 2008 Newcastle Gold Cup, went on to place second in The Metropolitan.

Other notable Newcastle Gold Cup winners include Raven’s Plume (1898), Duke Alwyne (1915, 1916), Salazar (1939), Lord Valentine (1941), Mr Mako (1985), Agincourt Express (2001) and Glencadam Gold (2012). Seto Bridge holds the track record of 2:27.44 for his 1995 victory. Newcastle Gold Cup results since 2000 are provided below.

Newcastle Gold Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Sacred Master 2 minutes 14.5 seconds
2nd Dee I Cee
3rd Junoob
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1st Beyond Thankful 2 minutes 23.5 seconds
2nd Orbec
3rd Rio Perdido
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Disclaimer 2 minutes 23.2 seconds
2nd Brigantin
3rd Wish Come True
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Winning Glory 2 minutes 24.9 seconds
2nd Lucripetous
3rd Peal Of Bells
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1st Glencadem Gold 2 minutes 23.3 seconds
2nd Peal Of Bells
3rd Gazza Guru
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1st Green Moon 2 minutes 22.4 seconds
2nd Home On A Wing
3rd Gazza Guru
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1st Stratofortress 2 minutes 22.2 seconds
2nd Snow Alert
3rd Scottish Border
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1st Streetfighter 2 minutes 26.9 seconds
2nd Lodge The Deeds
3rd Enzedex Eagle
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1st Bianca 2 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Keepin The Dream
3rd County Tyrone
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Race Not Held
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1st Bikkie Tin Blues 2 minutes 21.3 seconds
2nd Exinite
3rd Respect
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=1st Carael Boy 2 minutes 25.6 seconds
=1st High Cee
3rd Cross Bar
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1st Another Warrior 2 minutes 20.5 seconds
2nd New York Style
3rd County Tyrone
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1st Comforts 2 minutes 21.5 seconds
2nd My Tally
3rd Daneborough
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1st Time Off 2 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Red Trinket
3rd Danyon
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1st Agincourt Express 2 minutes 24.9 seconds
2nd Yuppie
3rd Consolidator
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1st Silent Impact 2 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Prophet’s Kiss
3rd She’s Neat