Boulder Cup

The Boulder Cup is one of Kalgoorlie Racecourse's biggest events held on a Sunday in mid-late September.


Boulder Cup News


The 2020 Boulder Cup is a Listed event held at Kalgoorlie Racecourse around mid-September each year on the Sunday after Sydney’s George Main Stakes Day.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Boulder Cup provides country horses with an opportunity to compete against some metropolitan stabled horses. Raced over a distance of 2100m, the Boulder Cup is an ideal step-up for milers. Stayers can also step down relatively easily to the 2100m event. Prior to 2014, the Boulder Cup was raced over 1760m. With $100,000 prize money, the event attracts plenty of local talent each spring.

While the Boulder Cup could form any stage in a variety of spring campaigns, it usually attracts locals who will be hitting the Kalgoorlie track regularly over the season. The Boulder Cup often falls into the sights of horses who are targeting the Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) and who may have already raced in the Coolgardie Cup. Those top-class horses who perform above expectations might go on to contend the Group 1 Railway Stakes or even the Group 2 Perth Cup.

The 2020 Boulder Cup was held on Sunday September 20, 2020 and won by Friar Fox.

Boulder Cup
Date: Sunday September 20, 2020
Track: Kalgoorlie Racecourse
Distance: 2100m
Race Type: Open Quality Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $100,000

2020 Boulder Cup Results

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 FRIAR FOX Justine Erkelens Shaun O’Donnell 2 54kg $5
2 5 DIVINE SHADOW Brett Pope Troy Turner 1.15L 6 54kg $3.80F
3 8 MAJOR MAMBO Trevor Tasker Chris Graham (a) 1.18L 1 54kg $101
4 2 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Patrick Carbery 2.13L 4 56.5kg $14
5 3 WESTERN TEMPLE Peter Fernie Ms Kyra Yuill 2.73L 7 55kg $4
6 1 IHTSAHYMN Rob Gulberti Peter Hall 3.95L 8 60kg $5
7 7 GANGBUSTER Luke Fernie Chris Nicoll 4.23L 3 54kg $26
8 10 SUPERIOR SMILE Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 4.42L 10 54kg $9.50
9 4 DARK PROSPECT Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 7.16L 5 54kg $31
10 9 PRIZE CATCH Neville Parker Ryan Hill 7.47L 9 54kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Boulder Cup Betting

Betting on the Boulder Cup opens following final acceptances on the Wednesday before the event and will be available below once available through Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Boulder Cup Field

The 2020 Boulder Cup field will be officially released on Wednesday of race week and published below.

The Boulder Cup 2020 field features 10 hopefuls including evergreen 10-year-old Ihtsahymn – a former Group 1 winner in Perth – carrying the 60kg top weight and coming off 12th career win at his 62nd start.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x111x3x21 IHTSAHYMN Rob Gulberti Peter Hall 8 60kg 102
2 213132×557 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Patrick Carbery 4 56.5kg 95
3 1x4638x221 WESTERN TEMPLE Peter Fernie Ms Kyra Yuill 7 55kg 92
4 x028445458 DARK PROSPECT Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 5 54kg 67
5 6212323133 DIVINE SHADOW Brett Pope Troy Turner 6 54kg 82
6 4549×08482 FRIAR FOX Justine Erkelens Shaun O’Donnell 2 54kg 82
7 x736063589 GANGBUSTER Luke Fernie Chris Nicoll 3 54kg 80
8 4103984333 MAJOR MAMBO Trevor Tasker Chris Graham (a) 1 54kg 61
9 50480×7964 PRIZE CATCH Neville Parker Ryan Hill 9 54kg 83
10 233224×874 SUPERIOR SMILE Daniel & Ben Pearce Chris Parnham 10 54kg 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Boulder Cup History

The Boulder Cup has a long and storied history. Held in the gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie, the Boulder Cup and other Kalgoorlie races have long been an intrinsic part of the local sporting culture. Kalgoorlie Racecourse is one of the best country tracks in Western Australia, which ensures that the better listed and country events remain there.

Notable Boulder Cup winners include Opening Twist (2001), Hotel Casuarina (2005) and Gondorff (2010). Reverend Lovejoy was able to take out victory in 2009 over Gondorff and then return in 2011 to win the race again over celebrated WA gelding Kincaple. Prince Of Pop placed second in 2000 and was able to come back in 2003 for a third place. Mercedario has two third places, in 2002 and 2004. You’ll often notice the same local horses popping up in the results from year to year. Starting in 2014, the Boulder Cup changed to 2100m as opposed to 1760m.

Boulder Cup winners, top results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Boulder Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Boulder Cup
1st Friar Fox 2 minutes 11.73 seconds
2nd Divine Shadow
3rd Major Mambo
2019
Boulder Cup
1st Gangbuster 2 minutes 09.91 seconds
2nd First Affair
3rd Touch Of Silver
2018
Boulder Cup
1st First Affair 2 minutes 10.21 seconds
2nd State Prosecutor
3rd Gloryland
2017
Boulder Cup
1st Already Famous 2 minutes 09.17 seconds
2nd Shinta Mani
3rd Gloryland
2016
Boulder Cup
1st Don’tgetcaught 2 minutes 08.42 seconds
2nd Cougar Express
3rd Ihtsahymn
2015
Boulder Cup
1st Ask Me Nicely 2 minutes 12.12 seconds
2nd Already Famous
3rd Woodsville
2014
Boulder Cup
1st Red Blast 2 minutes 08.11 seconds
2nd Ram Jam
3rd True Gold
2013
Boulder Cup
1st Fanicio 1 minute 45.52 seconds
2nd Barnsley Lad
3rd Amelias Dancer
2012
Boulder Cup
1st Belora 1 minute 45.23 seconds
2nd Amelias Dancer
3rd Amelia Storm
2011
Boulder Cup
1st Reverend Lovejoy 1 minute 45.98 seconds
2nd Kincaple
3rd Battle Emblem
2010
Boulder Cup
1st Gondorff 1 minute 45.94 seconds
2nd Admiring
3rd Inarticulate
2009
Boulder Cup
1st Reverend Lovejoy 1 minute 47.12 seconds
2nd Gondorff
3rd Impact Rating
2008
Boulder Cup
1st Mr Diagnosis 1 minute 48.21 seconds
2nd Goldtown
3rd Stormblitz
2007
Boulder Cup
1st Impact Rating 1 minute 45.88 seconds
2nd Friar’s Touch
3rd I Command
2006
Boulder Cup
1st Scenic Assault 1 minute 46.97 seconds
2nd Moodometer
3rd Black Tom
2005
Boulder Cup
1st Hotel Casuarina 1 minute 45.30 seconds
2nd Priceless Matt
3rd Chenille Prince
2004
Boulder Cup
1st My Thornbird 1 minute 46.07 seconds
2nd Blevvo
3rd Mercedario
2003
Boulder Cup
1st Space Age 1 minute 49.07 seconds
2nd Priceless Matt
3rd Prince Of Pop
2002
Boulder Cup
1st Lawmaker 1 minute 47.71 seconds
2nd Eastern Standard
3rd Mercedario
2001
Boulder Cup
1st Opening Twist 1 minute 48.49 seconds
2nd Face Your Fears
3rd Stage Whisper
2000
Boulder Cup
1st Never Blue 1 minute 47.74 seconds
2nd Prince Of Pop
3rd Waters Rising

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