Balaklava Cup

The 2015 Balaklava Cup is a Listed mile event held at Balaklava Racecourse.



The 2015 Balaklava Cup is one of the biggest races held at Balaklava. Raced over 1600 metres, the Balaklava Cup is well attended by quality horses and racegoers alike and is usually held in late August or early September.

Held under Quality Handicap conditions and open to entrants of all sexes and ages, the Balaklava Cup attracts a fairly decent field each year. With $80,000 total prize money, it’s fairly lucrative for a listed race. The Balaklava Cup has a reputation well in excess of its listed status. It is the largest country racing meet in South Australia and draws some of the best country horses from both South Australia and Victoria, as well as some decent metropolitan runners.

Horses generally target the Balaklava Cup following good shows in black-type events at more prestigious racecourses. Those horses that excel in the Balaklava Cup are likely to continue on to similar events such as the Murray Bridge Gold Cup.

The 2015 Balaklava Cup will be run on Wednesday September 2nd.

2015 Balaklava Cup
Date: September 2nd, 2015
Racecourse: Balaklava Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $80,000

2015 Balaklava Cup Field

The 2015 Balaklava Cup field always contains a couple of standout performers.

Balaklava Cup History

Balaklava Racecourse was established in 1903 and they’ve been racing there in some form or another ever since. Balaklava Cup Day is usually attended by a very healthy crowd of around 12,000 people, making it one of the most successful regional meets in the country.

Over the years, the Balaklava Cup has gradually evolved. The decision was made at one point to reduce the event from a staying race (which is usually the case for Cup events) to a mile event in order to allow more horses to target it as part of their spring campaigns.

Notable Balaklava Cup winners include My Golden Bracelet (2000), Roman Arch (2003) and Gris Caro (2013). Balaklava Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Balaklava Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2015
Balaklava Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2014
Balaklava Cup
1st Longshoreman 1 minute 36.08 seconds
2nd Justify That
3rd Albonetti
2013
Balaklava Cup
1st Gris Caro 1 minute 35.95 seconds
2nd Detox
3rd Baby Boy
2012
Balaklava Cup
1st Bagman 1 minute 37.38 seconds
2nd Road Warrior
3rd Light Tan
2011
Balaklava Cup
1st Magical Pearl 1 minute 36.11 seconds
2nd Candle
3rd Silent Surround
2010
Balaklava Cup
1st Haddle McDaddle 1 minute 37.81 seconds
2nd Silent Sophia
3rd Xaieta
2009
Balaklava Cup
1st Alcopop 1 minute 34.56 seconds
2nd Steel My Heart
3rd Aztec Smytzer
2008
Balaklava Cup
1st Life To The Full 1 minute 35.30 seconds
2nd Aztec Smytzer
3rd Steel My Heart
2007
Balaklava Cup
1st Road Worker 1 minute 35.90 seconds
2nd Keltah
3rd Merlot Now
2006
Balaklava Cup
1st Pride Of Archway 1 minute 35.40 seconds
2nd Jaffa Jonnie
3rd On A Jeune
2005
Balaklava Cup
1st Civil 1 minute 37.84 seconds
2nd Stamen
3rd Kehlstein
2004
Balaklava Cup
1st Lord Mick 1 minute 35.72 seconds
2nd Capo Del Opo
3rd Roman Arch
2003
Balaklava Cup
1st Roman Arch 1 minute 39.5 seconds
2nd Cumbria
3rd Sciatica
2002
Balaklava Cup
1st Chading 1 minute 36.62 seconds
2nd Border Time
3rd Terminus Prince
2001
Balaklava Cup
1st Easy Landing 1 minute 36.97 seconds
2nd Roralism
3rd At Risk
2000
Balaklava Cup
1st My Golden Bracelet 1 minute 39.54 seconds
2nd More Action
3rd Mr Selby

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