Murray Bridge Cup

The Murray Bridge Cup is a Listed event held at Murray Bridge Racecourse during October a day before the Caulfield Cup runs in Melbourne.


Murray Bridge Cup News


The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is a Listed mile event held at Murray Bridge Racecourse in Adelaide during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1600m, the Murray Bridge Cup is not as long in distance as other cup events. However, it still provides compelling entertainment and excellent punting opportunities.

An open quality handicap, the Murray Bridge Cup welcomes all comers for an attempt at its $100,000 prize. It is the headline event on a day that carries no other black-type races. The Murray Bridge Cup is often targeted by horses as part of an ongoing spring campaign.

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup sees a mixture of country horses and city horses go head to head. Because it’s only an hour east of Adelaide, the journey isn’t particularly arduous for horses form major Adelaide stables.

While horses contesting the Murray Bridge Cup come from a broad assortment of preparations, most tend to target slightly longer distance events following a run in the Cup. One of the preferred targets is the Kyneton Cup (2000m).

Murray Bridge Gold Cup Day takes place on the Friday before Melbourne hosts Caulfield Cup Day and Sydney’s Royal Randwick track is home to the world’s richest turf race – the $14 million The Everest (1200m).

The 2019 Murray Bridge Cup will be run on Friday October 18, 2019 .

Murray Bridge Cup 2019
Date: Friday October 18, 2019
Track: Murray Bridge
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $100,000

Murray Bridge Cup Betting

2019 Murray Bridge Cup betting is now open with odds available by following the link to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Murray Bridge Cup Field

The Murray Bridge Cup field is usually comprised of a diverse mix of country and metro horses, all with differing preparations. Because of this, picking a winner from the Murray Bridge Cup field can be extremely challenging, and the race is often open to upsets.

The 2019 Murray Bridge Cup field & barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4x6140x041 HUSSYBAY Mick Huxtable Ms Anna Jordsjo (a) 6 59kg 91
2 3453558814 BROWN BEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Cory Parish 10 57.5kg 88
3 51003023×5 SILENT WARRIOR Stuart Gower Todd Pannell 8 56kg 85
4 36848625×2 ROYAL RUMBLE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Raquel Clark 9 54.5kg 82
5 11822×1411 DEXTER YOU DEVIL Shayne Cahill Paul Gatt 7 54kg 80
6 38×01111 SHOP TIL I DROP (NZ) Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 3 54kg 72
7 1515252713 MARINA John Hickmott Sairyn Fawke 4 54kg 70
8 3136306661 BORRIS IN OSSORY Grant Young Ms Sophie Logan (a) 2 54kg 69
9 x52x2x2113 NISTAAN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jason Holder 5 54kg 69
10 0841181222 EXALTED RUTH Grant Young Dom Tourneur 1 54kg 68

Murray Bridge Cup History

The Murray Bridge Cup dates back to the very early 1900s, with the Murray Bridge Turf Club having been formed in 1899.

Throughout its life, the Murray Bridge Cup has been a mainstay of country racing in the region, with a number of the best local horses targeting it each year.

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is now held at Gifford Hill, the multi-million dollar racing precinct recently built in the town.

Notable Murray Bridge Cup winners include King’s Arch (2003), Moment In Time (2009) and Eclair Surprise (2012). Interestingly (or frustratingly, depending on the way you look at it), Sandhill Prince came second three years in a row (2009-11). The Chris Bieg-trained Excites Zelady meanwhile won back-to-back editions of the Murray Bridge Gold Cup in 2014-15 before securing his record third win in the race in 2017. Murray Bridge Cup results and winning times since 2003 are listed below.

Murray Bridge Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Murray Bridge Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Von Costa Glass 1 minute 39.14 seconds
2nd Modulate
3rd Magic Boy
2017
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Excites Zelady 1 minute 38.88 seconds
2nd Magic Consol
3rd Brown Ben
2016
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Sandhill Warrior 1 minute 38.69 seconds
2nd Flow Meter
3rd Tidy Prophet
2015
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Excites Zelady 1 minute 37.72 seconds
2nd Back On Target
3rd Okahu Bay
2014
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Excites Zelady 1 minute 37.02 seconds
2nd Evangelist
3rd Corvidae
2013
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Pelicano 1 minute 38.11 seconds
2nd Lady Dynamo
3rd Little Akie
2012
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Eclair Surprise 1 minute 37.55 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Ballypatrick
2011
Murray Bridge Cup
1st War Ends 1 minute 37.20 seconds
2nd Sandhill Prince
3rd Too Many Reds
2010
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Hawks Bay 1 minute 38.97 seconds
2nd Sandhill Prince
3rd Jutland
2009
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Moment In Time 1 minute 37.45 seconds
2nd Sandhill Prince
3rd Ciro Prince
2008
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Club Liquid 1 minute 35.41 seconds
2nd The Gem
3rd Dynamic Hero
2007
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Wild Will 1 minute 36.48 seconds
2nd Acacia Queen
3rd Bergstrom
2006
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Bo Best 1 minute 35.50 seconds
2nd Time Matters
3rd Pride Of Archway
2005
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Get Up 1 minute 40.85 seconds
2nd Danalaga
3rd Rally
2004
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Finniss D’Or 1 minute 37.42 seconds
2nd Get Up
3rd Pentirely
2003
Murray Bridge Cup
1st King’s Arch 1 minute 36.55 seconds
2nd Fly For Me
3rd Mustaagel

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