Warrnambool Cup

One of the biggest events on the Warrnambool calendar, the Warrnambool Cup will run on Thursday April 30, 2015 at Warrnambool Racecourse.

Warrnambool Cup News

Observational scores emotional win in 2017 Easter Cup

Observational scores emotional win in 2017 Easter Cup

The John Sadler trained Observational scores an emotional win in the Group 3 $150,000 Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield today.

Observational, above, scores an emotional win in the Easter Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Observational was ridden a treat by Saddler’s son Tom who has had a history of weight problems but worked hard ...

The 2015 Warrnambool Cup is one of the most eagerly anticipated races on the Warrnambool calendar. Run over a decent length of 2350m, the Warrnambool Cup may not have cup distance but it makes up for it in intriguing content. Considered one of the premium clashes of country and city horses, the Warrnambool Cup attracts a broad variety of talent.

The Warrnambool Cup is one of Australia’s most renowned country races and it often attracts punting volumes far and above the average listed race. Horses who compete in the Warrnambool Cup often have a decent season behind them already and are looking to wrap up their racing in the southern half of the country before either spelling for winter or heading north for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Run only a few days before the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m), the Warrnambool Cup still attracts considerable attention and decent horses despite its smaller purse and lesser stature as a major race.

The 2015 Warrnambool Cup will be run on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Warrnambool Racecourse.

Warrnambool Cup
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Track: Warrnambool Racecourse
Distance: 2350m
Conditions: Open – Hcp
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1873

2015 Warrnambool Cup Field

The 2015 Warrnambool Cup field will be published here.

Warrnambool Cup History

The Warrnambool Cup had its inaugural run in 1873, when Villiers was first past the post after a gruelling 3200m run. The race distance has changed several times over the years, and today sits at an acceptable staying distance of 2350m, less than the renowned Melbourne Cup distance of 3200m.

Warrnambool Cup Race Distance

Period Distance
1873-78 3200m
1879 2800m
1880-88 2000m
1889-90 2400m
1891-1903 2000m
1904-2001 2200m
2002-07 2350m
2008 2360m
2009- 2350m

The Warrnambool Cup is one of the oldest races in Victoria, with a long history of great fields and great races. One of the best displays of local pedigree, the Warrnambool Cup field has in recent years included a number of interstate horses and even some New Zealand stayers. Unlike a lot of country cup races, the Warrnambool Cup field is usually made up of genuine talent, with a number of notable horses finding their way onto the honour board.

Warrnambool Cup Results

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2014 1 Akzar 2 Westsouthwest 3 Shoreham  2:34.14
2013 1 Banca Mo 2 Muirfield 3 Shiny Buttons  2:29.57
2012 1 Dance With Her 2 Domesky 3 Hurdy Gurdy Man  2:32.61
2011 1 Tinamou 2 Niwot 3 Streaky Fella  2:32.1
2010 1 Hissing Sid 2 Cruyfforme 3 Light Vision  2:35.3
2009 1 Hissing Sid 2 Our Smokin Joe 3 Joontoo Gemini  2:29.13
2008 1 Video Star 2 Sooze 3 Action Plan  2:31.83
2007 1 Sarrera 2 Douro Valley 3 Sentire  2:32.46
2006 1 New Kid In Town 2 Satinspin 3 Forest Knight  2:32.46
2005 1 True Courser 2 Graduated 3 Pretorius  2:28.16
2004 1 Monde Special 2 Riley Redwing 3 Al Zimer  2:28.43
2003 1 Gunnamatta 2 Terminus Prince 3 The A Train  2:27.52
2002 1 Majestic Avenue 2 Condies Fair 3 Touch The Groom  2:27.28
2001 1 Samosiera 2 Loch Torrindon 3 Collins Street  2:16.29
2000 1 Majestic Avenue 2 Collins Street 3 Showsky  2:16.12
1999 1 Jamestown 2 Casino Heights 3 Flaming Roberto  2:16.29
1998 1 Asagain 2 Oregon Star 3 Kristalero  2:23.3
1997 1 Seattle Hawk 2 Sunny Lane 3 Mrs Krause  2:18
1996 1 Billingsford 2 True Identity 3 French Resort  2:16.4
1995 1 Grey Alex 2 Sondheim 3 Big Barron  2:19.6
1994 1 Placido 2 Charleston Party 3 Hoodlum  2:15.9
1993 1 Favoured Boy 2 True Symbol 3 Royal Snack  2:17.9
1992 1 Bundoor’s Best 2 Lord Zamazaan 3 Mystery Adventure  2:16.5
1991 1 Mantlepiece 2 Rough Seas 3 Favoured Boy  2:14.9
1990 1 Down The Pitch 2 Pressman’s Choice 3 Tropine Queen  2:15.3
1989 1 Friar’s Delight 2 Durham Rivers 3 Scarvila  2:19.1
1988 1 Dandy Andy 2 Tristaplane 3 Friar’s Delight  2:14.9
1987 1 Top Banner 2 All Spades 3 Skipton Town  2:18.1
1986 1 Mint Master 2 Hollinger 3 Jo’naree  2:18.5
1985 1 Nicholas John 2 Skipton Town 3 Jamaica Inn  2:16.4
1984 1 Gun For Fun 2 Hollinger 3 Rare Decision  2:16.8
1983 1 Palomine 2 Stookland 3 Show Bag  2:29.8
1982 1 Little Tipsy 2 Top Ware 3 Game Choice  2:27.8
1981 1 Top Ware 2 Sarfraz 3 Durham Town  2:17
1980 1 Sarfraz 2 Licence Fee 3 Top Ware  2:19.1
1979 1 Warri Symbol 2 Macluen 3 Off Hand  2:16.6
1978 1 Puramaka 2 Mondeverde 3 Sky Castle  2:16.2
1977 1 Puramaka 2 Drumshambo 3 Devereux  2:16.2
1976 1 Four Leaf 2 Puramaka 3 Java Rose  2:16.2
1975 1 Latin Reign 2 Flash Future 3 Haarle  2:16.6
1974 1 Scotch & Dry 2 Sheltara 3 Norfolk Gem  2:20.4
1973 1 Arctic Ant 2 The Sharper 3 Fair Future  2:30.5
1972 1 Van Winkle 2 Tetrabine 3 Piping Lane  2:17.2
1971 1 race not held 2 race not held 3 race not held  
1970 1 Princess Camillo 2 Bay Cobbler 3 Bojon  2:27