Northam Cup

The 2015 Northam Cup is a Listed mile event held towards the end of October.


Northam Cup News


The Listed 2015 Northam Cup is a 1600m quality handicap held at Northam Racecourse in Western Australia.

Taking place in late October, the Northam Cup is open only to horses aged three years and older and pays $120,000, very decent for a country cup.

Horses that target the Northam Cup generally do so following non black type events elsewhere in Western Australia. The Group 3 Northerly Stakes at Ascot has been a fairly accurate lead up race in the past. The cup series comprising the Coolgardie Cup, Boulder Cup and Kalgoorlie Cup also acts as a fairly good line for horses to take into the Northam Cup.

Many trainers choose to run their classier horses in the Northam Cup first up as a way of getting them going in time for the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Following the Northam Cup, better types will step up to Group 3 for the Asian Beau Stakes, Colonel Reeves Stakes or Lee Steere Stakes. The Group 1 Kingston Town Classic is a potential target for the genuinely talented sorts.

The Northam Cup 2015 will be run on Sunday October 25th.

2015 Northam Cup
Date: October 25th, 2015
Track: Northam Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO&UP Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $120,000

2015 Northam Cup Field

The Northam Cup field attracts a fairly diverse range of runners. Usually, horses that are fairly decent in quality handicaps and who prefer the mile distance will target the Northam Cup field. However, many trainers enter their horses in the Northam Cup field to start preparing them for summer races. As a result, you might spot some stayers in the Northam Cup field who are starting a little shorter before stepping up.

The 2015 Northam Cup field will be published below.

2015 Northam Cup Nominations

The Northam Cup nominations are usually comprised of a wide range of horses, from non black type runners to those who have a few group victories. The Northam Cup nominations generally attract a few horses who are above listed status. Punters tend to pay a bit of attention to the Northam Cup nominations, as they can provide a good indication as to which horses are beginning their return to racing following a spell.

The 2015 Northam Cup nominations will be published here.

Northam Cup History

Established in 1863, the Northam Race Club has grown into one of Western Australia’s premium country racing clubs. Northam Racecourse is one of the better maintained tracks in the country around Perth, which also contributes to the fairly impressive fields they get there. The long 425 metre straight no doubt also plays a part in drawing strong finishers.

The Northam Cup has grown into a fairly important race for both trainers and punters. As one of the earliest black type races in the season, the Northam Cup attracts a lot of horses that will go on to bigger races later on. As a result, it is watched quite closely.

The 1600m record for the track was set by Jinx King in the 2009 Northam Cup, with a time of 1:33.47. In 2006 and 2007 the Northam Cup was run over 2300m. Prior to that, it was run over 2200m.

Notable Northam Cup winners include Zero Engagement (2004), Sentenza (2010) and Angel Of Mercy (2013). Northam Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Northam Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2015
Northam Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2014
Northam Cup
=1st Rebelson 1 minute 34.8 seconds
=1st Son Of Something
3rd Bippo No Bungus
2013
Northam Cup
1st Angel Of Mercy 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Finnegans Gold
3rd Miss Tipsy Topsy
2012
Northam Cup
1st Ringmeister 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd McScar
3rd Amelias Dancer
2011
Northam Cup
1st Moneghetti 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Ringmeister
3rd Rafferty
2010
Northam Cup
1st Sentenza 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Star Risca
3rd West River Charley
2009
Northam Cup
1st Jinx King 1 minute 33.5 seconds
2nd Tudor Lad
3rd Lambton Castle
2008
Northam Cup
1st Capuchin 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Mikaldico
3rd Jinx King
2007
Northam Cup
1st Rosskaen 2 minutes 22.0 seconds
2nd Mikaldico
3rd Thermo King
2006
Northam Cup
1st Woodala 2 minutes 26.5 seconds
2nd Zero Engagement
3rd Master Vision
2005
Northam Cup
1st My Thornbird 2 minutes 15.1 seconds
2nd Armiger
3rd Bold Mirage
2004
Northam Cup
1st Zero Engagement 2 minutes 17.5 seconds
2nd Brigalow
3rd Adventurer
2003
Northam Cup
1st Free At Last 2 minutes 18.8 seconds
2nd Major Metal
3rd Halopak
2002
Northam Cup
1st Fore Stay 2 minutes 18.6 seconds
2nd So Canny
3rd Our Annabel
2001
Northam Cup
1st So Canny 2 minutes 17.5 seconds
2nd Singe An’ Burn
3rd Tumeric
2000
Northam Cup
1st Unlimiting 2 minutes 20.1 seconds
2nd The Great Waltz
3rd Silver Sim

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