Grafton Cup

The Grafton Cup runs a Grafton Racecourse on a Thursday in mid-July and is the feature race conducted by the Clarence River Jockey Club each winter.

2017 Grafton Cup Results

  • 1st: Supply And Demand
  • 2nd: Get On The Grange
  • 3rd: Montauk

Grafton Cup News

Supply And Demand wins 2017 Grafton Cup

Supply And Demand wins 2017 Grafton Cup

Tough front running stayer Supply And Demand scored another all the way win in the Listed $160,000 McKimms Real Estate Grafton Cup (2350m) at Grafton today. Today’s win was the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s trained Supply And Demand’s fourth win on the trot and winning jockey Josh Parr adopted the same front running tactics…

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

Conducted over 2350m, the Grafton Cup attracts a quality line-up of winter stayers and offers a total of $160,000 in prize money. The headline event of the two-day Grafton Cup Carnival, the black-type takes place on a Thursday and follows the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) for the sprinters at the Grafton track on the Wednesday.

The 2017 Grafton Cup was held on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

Grafton Cup 2017
Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Track: Grafton Racecourse
Distance: 2350m
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $160,000
Conditions: Quality Handicap

2017 Grafton Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Supply And Demand
  • 2nd: #10 Get On The Grange
  • 3rd: #3 Montauk

Check out the official Grafton Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the win by race favourite Supply And Demand who handed co-trainer Gai Waterhouse with her fourth winner in the winter feature.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 SUPPLY AND DEMAND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 13 58.5kg $3.20F
2 10 GET ON THE GRANGE Allan Kehoe Josh Adams 0.28L 4 54kg $11
3 3 MONTAUK Chris Waller Corey Brown 1.58L 10 54kg $3.80
4 4 FELTRE Brian Smith Micheal Hellyer 3.69L 3 54kg $16
5 9 MORE ENERGY Jason Coyle Jeff Lloyd 4.89L 7 54kg $12
6 12 ALLZIN Graham Hoy Peter Graham 5.12L 1 54kg $21
7 15 STRADAZZLE Wade Slinkard Ben Looker 5.15L 6 54kg $151
8 13 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson Luke Rolls 5.61L 9 54kg $151
9 11 FIRST CRUSH Chris Munce Robert Thompson 7.72L 5 54kg $26
10 1 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Ms Tegan Harrison 7.73L 11 59kg $10
11 8 DANJEU (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 8.31L 12 54kg $13
12 6 WAR BABY Kelvin Hickmott Larry Cassidy 9.42L 8 54kg $19
13 5 MORENDI Darren Graham Michael Cahill 12.12L 2 54kg $21
7 ANTON EN AVANT Stephen Lee Jim Byrne 0
14 KILMARNOCK Lea Selby 0

2017 Grafton Cup Odds

The winter’s latest Grafton Cup 2017 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below leading-up to the race.

2017 Grafton Cup Field

The Grafton Cup field features plenty of graduates out of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival events including the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) held a fortnight prior at the Sunshine Coast. The other key lead-up race into the Grafton Cup field each winter is the Grafton Cup Prelude (2215m) conducted just a week before the Listed event. Rednav (2016) was the last galloper to complete the Grafton Cup Prelude – Grafton Cup racing double.

The official Grafton Cup 2017 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on Monday July 10, 2017 and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Grafton Cup Field features 15 winter stayers including last start Caloundra Cup winner Supply And Demand chasing a fourth win on the trot and the Chris Waller-trained Montauk who looks the best weighted horse in the race.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 256×234426 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Ms Tegan Harrison 13 59kg 101
2 x251352111 SUPPLY AND DEMAND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 15 58.5kg 100
3 2123245432 MONTAUK Chris Waller Corey Brown 12 54kg 89
4 742×966095 FELTRE Brian Smith Micheal Hellyer 3 54kg 86
5 1124117906 MORENDI Darren Graham Michael Cahill 2 54kg 84
6 2034183133 WAR BABY Kelvin Hickmott Larry Cassidy 10 54kg 84
7 140237×658 ANTON EN AVANT Stephen Lee Jim Byrne 7 54kg 84
8 x5023x7757 DANJEU (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 14 54kg 83
9 8075166362 MORE ENERGY Jason Coyle Jeff Lloyd 8 54kg 78
10 x965692541 GET ON THE GRANGE Allan Kehoe Josh Adams 4 54kg 72
11 2213216321 FIRST CRUSH Chris Munce Robert Thompson 5 54kg 72
12 6852×31119 ALLZIN Graham Hoy Peter Graham 1 54kg 70
13 90×6780088 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson Luke Rolls 11 54kg 67
14 x013315692 KILMARNOCK Lea Selby TBA 9 54kg 52
15 7725×98353 STRADAZZLE Wade Slinkard Ben Looker 6 54kg 51

2017 Grafton Cup Nominations

The Grafton Cup 2017 Nominations close the Thursday prior to the race, along with those for the Ramornie Handicap.

The 2017 Grafton Cup Nominations attracted 25 early entries including the flying Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Caloundra Cup winner Supply And Demand, Joe Pride’s veteran eight-year-old Destiny’s Kiss who is allocated the 60kg top weight and Rosehill’s Winter Cup runner-up last time out Montauk for Chris Waller.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x251352111 SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 58.5kg 100
2 16131×9763 DESTINY’S KISS G 8 Joseph Pride 2 60kg 103
3 256×234426 BENZINI G 7 Adrian & Harry Bull 3 59kg 101
4 2123245432 MONTAUK G 4 Chris Waller 4 54kg 89
5 742×966095 FELTRE G 6 Brian Smith 5 54kg 86
6 1140237×65 ANTON EN AVANT G 7 Stephen Lee 6= 54kg 84
7 1124117906 MORENDI G 4 Darren Graham 6= 54kg 84
8 1583×50354 SOVIET COURAGE (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 6= 54kg 84
9 2034183133 WAR BABY M 5 Kelvin Hickmott 6= 54kg 84
10 x5023x7757 DANJEU (IRE) G 6 John P Thompson 10 54kg 83
11 8075166362 MORE ENERGY G 6 Jason Coyle 11 54kg 78
12 x7409x0521 RUSTIC MELODY M 5 Kris Lees 12 54kg 77
13 6×96569254 GET ON THE GRANGE G 7 Allan Kehoe 13 54kg 72
14 6852×31119 ALLZIN G 5 Graham Hoy 14 54kg 70
15 x221321632 FIRST CRUSH G 5 Chris Munce 15= 54kg 68
16 090×678008 METEOROLOGIST G 6 Marcus Wilson 15= 54kg 68
17 64244×3110 OAKFIELD MIDNIGHT G 4 Kristen Buchanan 17 54kg 66
18 31×5312512 PUSH THE SKY AWAY M 4 Neville Stewart 18 54kg 63
19 1012281134 BOB’S A DAZZLER G 7 Justin Blanch 19= 54kg 62
20 250×249311 MISS TICKLES M 6 John Bannister 19= 54kg 62
21 4551×135 OAKFIELD MONARCH G 4 Kristen Buchanan 21 54kg 56
22 x74253x005 LORD ZOF G 7 Reginald Wilkes 22 54kg 55
23 7×78130663 QABLA G 7 Eric Singh 23 54kg 53
24 5×01331569 KILMARNOCK G 4 Lea Selby 24 54kg 52
25 87725×9835 STRADAZZLE G 5 Wade Slinkard 25 54kg 51

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.

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

Grafton Cup Results

The Grafton Cup winners and results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Grafton Cup
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Grafton Cup
1st
Supply And Demand
2 minutes 23.33
2nd Get On The Grange
3rd Montauk
2016
Grafton Cup
1st
Rednav
2:24.44 seconds
2nd All Clear
3rd Jumbo Prince
2015
Grafton Cup
1st
Bonfire
2:22.59 seconds
2nd Kapour
3rd Shoreham
2014
Grafton Cup
1st
Queenstown
2:24.10 seconds
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