Newcastle Gold Cup

The Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 event held during September on the Friday before Randwick's George Main Stakes Day.

2017 Newcastle Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Broadside
  • 2nd: #4 Auvray
  • 3rd: #7 Admiral Jello

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

Raced over 2300m, 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 past 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 2017 Newcastle Gold Cup was held on September 15, 2017.

Newcastle Gold Cup
Date: September 15, 2017
Track: Newcastle Racecourse
Distance: 2300m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $175 000

2017 Newcastle Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Broadside
  • 2nd: #4 Auvray
  • 3rd: #7 Admiral Jello
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 BROADSIDE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2 54kg $17
2 4 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Glyn Schofield 0.35L 6 54kg $9
3 7 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Corey Brown 1.76L 7 54kg $10
4 3 SAYED (USA) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.22L 1 54kg $3.80
5 1 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 3.68L 3 59kg $12
6 9 DOUKHAN (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 3.77L 9 54kg $26
7 8 WAHNG WAH Kris Lees Ms Rachel King (a) 4.65L 4 54kg $17
8 2 PACODALI (IRE) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5.97L 8 55.5kg $2.35F
9 6 THE GETAWAY Paul Perry Ms Rachael Murray 13.36L 5 54kg $41

Sydney’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse secured her fourth Newcastle Gold Cup with an upset win in 2017 thanks to a brave all-the-way effort from her Raise The Flag six-year-old Broadside who improved on a dead last at Rosehill in the Listed Premier Cup (1900m) when beaten 10 lengths, to defeat the fast-finishing Auvray (2nd) and the Kris Lees-trained Admiral Jello (3rd).

2017 Newcastle Gold Cup Odds

The spring’s top Newcastle Gold Cup 2017 racing odds and betting market links to will be available for punters below once released.

2017 Newcastle Gold Cup Field

The Newcastle Gold Cup field attracts a quality line-up of second tier spring stayers each season, many coming off lead-up runs in races like the Listed Wyong Cup (2100m) a fortnight earlier or Rosehill’s Listed Premiers’ Cup (1900m) the month before.

The official Newcastle Gold Cup Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2017 Newcastle Gold Cup Field attracted nine final acceptors led by Joe Pride’s Wyong Cup winner Destiny’s Kiss chasing the double with the 59kg top weight and Hugh Bowman, regular rider of superstar mare Winx, booked for the ride.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 131×976341 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 3 59kg 106
2 186×315111 PACODALI (IRE) Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 55.5kg 99
3 0x12121123 SAYED (USA) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1 54kg 93
4 80×5008641 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Glyn Schofield 6 54kg 92
5 31x65123x8 BROADSIDE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 2 54kg 87
6 5744023412 THE GETAWAY Paul Perry Ms Rachael Murray 5 54kg 81
7 31214×4233 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Corey Brown 7 54kg 80
8 1135754182 WAHNG WAH Kris Lees Ms Rachel King (a) 4 54kg 78
9 x4621x30x4 DOUKHAN (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 54kg 75

2017 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations

The Newcastle Gold Cup nominations are released by Racing NSW on the Monday leading up to Newcastle Cup Day on the Friday.

In 2017 the Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations drew a bumper 16 early entries including veteran nine-year-old Destiny’s Kiss who won the Wyong Cup last start, and the in-form Darren Weir-trained Pacodali chasing a fourth win on the trot.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 131×976341 DESTINY’S KISS G 9 Joseph Pride 1 59kg 106
2 186×315111 PACODALI (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 2 55.5kg 99
3 00x4131x59 HANS HOLBEIN (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 3 54.5kg 97
4 x227x090x5 SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees 4 54kg 95
5 0x12121123 SAYED (USA) G 5 Chris Waller 5 54kg 93
6 80×5008641 AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman 6 54kg 92
7 6x1164x362 KILIMANJARO (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 7= 54kg 91
8 244×306321 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 7= 54kg 91
9 x025094221 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) M 7 Brian Smith 9 54kg 88
10 31x65123x8 BROADSIDE (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 54kg 87
11 5744023412 THE GETAWAY G 4 Paul Perry 11 54kg 81
12 31214×4233 ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees 12= 54kg 80
13 x1x1x21x32 CROCODILE ROCK (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 12= 54kg 80
14 1135754182 WAHNG WAH M 5 Kris Lees 14 54kg 78
15 x4621x30x4 DOUKHAN (IRE) G 9 Kris Lees 15 54kg 75
16 9200x8x720 NOT A GYPSY G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 54kg 74

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
Newcastle Gold Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Broadside 2 minutes 24.26 seconds
2nd Auvray
3rd Admiral Jello
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Sacred Master 2 minutes 14.5 seconds
2nd Dee I Cee
3rd Junoob
Newcastle Gold Cup
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
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Glencadem Gold 2 minutes 23.3 seconds
2nd Peal Of Bells
3rd Gazza Guru
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Green Moon 2 minutes 22.4 seconds
2nd Home On A Wing
3rd Gazza Guru
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Stratofortress 2 minutes 22.2 seconds
2nd Snow Alert
3rd Scottish Border
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Streetfighter 2 minutes 26.9 seconds
2nd Lodge The Deeds
3rd Enzedex Eagle
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Bianca 2 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Keepin The Dream
3rd County Tyrone
Newcastle Gold Cup
Race Not Held
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Bikkie Tin Blues 2 minutes 21.3 seconds
2nd Exinite
3rd Respect
Newcastle Gold Cup
=1st Carael Boy 2 minutes 25.6 seconds
=1st High Cee
3rd Cross Bar
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Another Warrior 2 minutes 20.5 seconds
2nd New York Style
3rd County Tyrone
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Comforts 2 minutes 21.5 seconds
2nd My Tally
3rd Daneborough
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Time Off 2 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Red Trinket
3rd Danyon
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Agincourt Express 2 minutes 24.9 seconds
2nd Yuppie
3rd Consolidator
Newcastle Gold Cup
1st Silent Impact 2 minutes 23.4 seconds
2nd Prophet’s Kiss
3rd She’s Neat

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