Grafton Cup

The 2016 Grafton Cup will be held at Grafton Racecourse on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.

Grafton Cup News

Rednav Scores Upset 2016 Grafton Cup Result

Rednav Scores Upset 2016 Grafton Cup Result

An $81 outsider scored a massive boilover in Thursday’s Grafton Cup 2016 with young Coffs Harbour trainer Sally Taylor left pinching herself after the success of tough gelding Rednav in the Clarence River Jockey Club’s premier race.

Rednav (outside, orange silks, pictured at Sandown) scored an upset 2016 Grafton Cup win as an 81/1 outsider in betting. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell....

The 2016 Grafton Cup is a listed race held annually at Grafton Racecourse in NSW. Usually held during the winter, around mid July, the Grafton Cup is run by the Clarence River Jockey Club (CRJC).

Held over a decent staying distance of 2350m, the Grafton Cup is an entertaining race that always manages to attract a decent field. With a respectable purse of $150,000, the Grafton Cup is quite a lucrative race considering its status. A quality handicap, the Grafton Cup is open to all comers, although the field is generally filled out with horses from NSW and southern Queensland.

Part of a two day racing event, the Grafton Handicap is preceded by the listed $150,000 Ramornie Handicap (1200m) on the day before.

The 2016 Grafton Cup will be held on Thursday, July 14th.

Grafton Cup 2016
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Track: Grafton Racecourse
Distance: 2350m
Status: Listed
Conditions: Qlty

Grafton Cup History

The Grafton Cup has long been an important part of NSW country racing. Since its inception, regional trainers have placed major emphasis on the race as one of the better staying events held outside of metropolitan areas. The Grafton Cup is held on the second Thursday of every July, a tradition that grants the CRJC a day with no competing black type events. The Wednesday prior to the Grafton Cup also boasts racing, forming a two day racing festival which is quite popular in the area. A half-holiday is granted throughout the shire on Grafton Cup Day.

2016 Grafton Cup Field

The 2016 Grafton Cup field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 00×0258517 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 3 60kg 104
2 250×953343 MALICE John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 8 57kg 98
3 2526×98113 FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ) David Payne Jason Collett 15 55.5kg 95
4 49×0319022 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Jim Byrne 6 55.5kg 95
5 0x69x60311 AMEXED (NZ) Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 1 55kg 94
6 83x96x0605 BRAVE ALI (NZ) Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 10 54kg 89
7 61124×9744 JIAYUGUAN (IRE) John P Thompson Glyn Schofield 11 54kg 89
8 737662×002 TERONADO Bruce W Hill Robert Thompson 9 54kg 86
9 06328×8768 DREAM FOLK Gregory Hickman Grant Buckley (late alt) 2 54kg 83
10 x253146754 EGYPTIAN RULER Ken Lantry Andrew Gibbons 12 54kg 76
11 31×0825123 ALL CLEAR Noel Doyle Paul King 4 54kg 75
12 0x51638301 REDNAV Sally Taylor Peter Graham 13 54kg 71
13 09×6047163 SWIFT LADY (NZ) John Sargent Ms Winona Costin (a) 14 54kg 70
14 9151403688 KINGSTON TIME Paul Grills Ms Jodi Worley (a) 7 54kg 67
15 4×14168043 LIGHT MOTION Shane Everson Ms Cassandra Schmidt (a) 5 54kg 62

Notable Grafton Cup winners include Mr O’Ceirin (2013), Twin Wing (2010) and Pacific Dancer (2004).

Grafton Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Grafton Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2015
Grafton Cup
1st
Bonfire
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2014
Grafton Cup
1st
Queenstown
2:24.10
2nd Secessio
3rd Noisy Ocean
2013
Grafton Cup
1st
Mr O’Ceirin
2:26.16
2nd Yulalona
3rd Reuben Percival
2012
Grafton Cup
1st
Shamardashing
2:25.30
2nd Saint Encosta
3rd Warrior Within
2011
Grafton Cup
1st
Warrior Within
2:23.56
2nd Gold In Dubai
3rd Shuffle The Cash
2010
Grafton Cup
1st
Twin Wing
2:23.98
2nd Frozone
3rd Ironstein
2009
Grafton Cup
1st
Castle Heights
2:24.98
2nd Hume
3rd Twin Wing
2008
Grafton Cup
1st
Art Success
2:22.92
2nd Belmonte
3rd Juerga
2007
Grafton Cup
1st
Ashraf
2:22.91
2nd Kincharm
3rd Casa De Campo
2006
Grafton Cup
1st
Rocking On
2:26.41
2nd Gaze On
3rd Victory Charm
2005
Grafton Cup
1st
Stormhill
2:25.50
2nd Precise Timing
3rd Dancing Daggers
2004
Grafton Cup
1st
Pacific Dancer
2:26.48
2nd Corporate Queen
3rd Zabeat
2003
Grafton Cup
1st
Belus
2:27.20
2nd Majestically
3rd Legerdemain
2002
Grafton Cup
1st
Master Pom
2:26.86
2nd Paestum
3rd Asia
2001
Grafton Cup
1st
Desk Top Lover
2:27.78
2nd Crown Mahal
3rd Viva La Vie
2000
Grafton Cup
1st
Simigan
2:26.21
2nd Super Revenir
3rd Akwazoff