The 2015 Boulder Cup is a Listed event held at Kalgoorlie Racecourse around mid-September each year.
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 $110,000 prize money, this certainly isn’t a cheap race. The lucrative purse attracts plenty of nominations from far and wide.
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 spring. 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 and Kingston Town Classic or the Group 2 Perth Cup.
The 2015 Boulder Cup will be held on September 13th.
|Date:||September 13th, 2015|
|Race Type:||Open Quality|
2015 Boulder Cup Field
The 2015 Boulder Cup field will be officially released on Wednesday, September 9th. There are always a few notable performers included in the Boulder Cup field. The 2015 Boulder Cup field will be published below.
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||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|