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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.
|Date:||Sunday September 20, 2020|
|Race Type:||Open Quality Handicap|
2020 Boulder Cup Results
|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
|1st||Friar Fox||2 minutes 11.73 seconds|
|1st||Gangbuster||2 minutes 09.91 seconds|
|3rd||Touch Of Silver|
|1st||First Affair||2 minutes 10.21 seconds|
|1st||Already Famous||2 minutes 09.17 seconds|
|1st||Don’tgetcaught||2 minutes 08.42 seconds|
|1st||Ask Me Nicely||2 minutes 12.12 seconds|
|1st||Red Blast||2 minutes 08.11 seconds|
|1st||Fanicio||1 minute 45.52 seconds|
|1st||Belora||1 minute 45.23 seconds|
|1st||Reverend Lovejoy||1 minute 45.98 seconds|
|1st||Gondorff||1 minute 45.94 seconds|
|1st||Reverend Lovejoy||1 minute 47.12 seconds|
|1st||Mr Diagnosis||1 minute 48.21 seconds|
|1st||Impact Rating||1 minute 45.88 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Assault||1 minute 46.97 seconds|
|1st||Hotel Casuarina||1 minute 45.30 seconds|
|1st||My Thornbird||1 minute 46.07 seconds|
|1st||Space Age||1 minute 49.07 seconds|
|3rd||Prince Of Pop|
|1st||Lawmaker||1 minute 47.71 seconds|
|1st||Opening Twist||1 minute 48.49 seconds|
|2nd||Face Your Fears|
|1st||Never Blue||1 minute 47.74 seconds|
|2nd||Prince Of Pop|