Warrnambool Cup

One of the biggest events on the Warrnambool May Racing Carnvial calendar, the Warrnambool Cup runs on the first Thursday in May at Warrnambool Racecourse - The 'Bool.

2018 Warrnambool Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Gallic Chieftain
  • 2nd: #10 Yogi
  • 3rd: #16 Romanesque



The Warrnambool Cup is the most anticipated race on the annual Warrnambool May Racing Carnival calendar in Victoria. Run over a staying distance of 2350m, the Warrnambool Cup field attracts a quality line-up of black-type gallopers from mainly local Melbourne-based stables and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

The Warrnambool Cup, traditionally held on the first Thursday in May, is one of Australia’s most renowned country races and it often attracts punting volumes far and above the average Listed status 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.

The 2018 Warrnambool Cup ran on Thursday May 3, 2018 at Warrnambool Racecourse, known as The ‘Bool, and was won by the Darren Weir-trained Gallic Chieftain.

2018 Warrnambool Cup
Date: Thursday May 3, 2018
Track: Warrnambool Racecourse
Distance: 2350m
Conditions: Open – Hcp
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1873

2018 Warrnambool Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Gallic Chieftain
  • 2nd: #10 Yogi
  • 3rd: #16 Romanesque

Check out the full Warrnambool Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the popular Victorian cup race at The ‘Bool won narrowly by the Darren Weir-trained French import Gallic Chieftain who beat home his progressive stablemate Yogi in a photo finish.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir John Allen 10 59.5kg $8.50
2 10 YOGI (NZ) Darren Weir Craig Williams 0.1L 3 54kg $4.40
3 16 ROMANESQUE (IRE) Jarrod McLean Dean Yendall 0.2L 13 54kg $11
4 8 SWACADELIC (GER) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 1.45L 11 54kg $6
5 1 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2.7L 4 60kg $15
6 3 KIWIA Darren Weir Damian Lane 2.8L 8 58.5kg $3.70F
7 7 MAGNAPAL Daniel Bowman Daniel Moor 3.1L 6 55kg $71
8 13 SCHOLARLY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 4.35L 1 54kg $12
9 4 BERISHA John Sadler Jamie Mott 6.1L 12 58kg $12
10 5 DODGING BULLETS Symon Wilde Ben Melham 9.35L 7 57.5kg $51
11 17e UNREALISTIC Geoff Withers Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 10.1L 2 54kg $151
12 9 GOLDEN MANE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Noel Callow 15.85L 9 54kg $71
13 11 GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY (IRE) Matthew Williams Damien Thornton 15.95L 5 54kg $51
18e CUBAN FIGHTER Robbie Laing 0
6 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Luke Nolen 0
12 INSTRUMENTALIST (IRE) Jarrod McLean Declan Bates 0
14 STRAIGHT JACKET Symon Wilde Ms Linda Meech 0
15 TUNES Grant Young 0

2018 Warrnambool Cup Odds

The season’s top Warrnambool Cup 2018 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below the week of the race.

2018 Warrnambool Cup Field

The Warrnambool Cup field attracts a strong line-up of stayers to The ‘Bool each May, many coming off lead-up runs out of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival races including the Group 2 Chairman’s Quality Handicap (2600m) run at Randwick over ‘The Championships’.

Plenty of the gallopers in the Warrnambool Cup field have contested previous editions of the race and there are also plenty of strong Victorian lead-up races to followi into the popular Listed feature including the Terang Cup (2150m) in mid-April.

The Warrnambool Cup 2018 Final Field & Barriers will be announced below the week of the race.

The official 2018 Warrnambool Cup Field attracted a capacity line-up of stayers including four for ace Victorian horseman Darren Weir who won the race in 2016 with Master Of Arts, the top-weight (60kg) for this year’s edition.

Read more on the Warrnambool Cup 2018 Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 13×5667219 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller (late alt) 4 60kg 102
2 253×361431 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir John Allen (late alt) 15 59.5kg 101
3 113127×682 KIWIA Darren Weir Damian Lane (late alt) 11 58.5kg 99
4 54×4261422 BERISHA John Sadler Jamie Mott 17 58kg 98
5 321106×016 DODGING BULLETS Symon Wilde Ben Melham 10 57.5kg 97
6 07034239×6 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Luke Nolen 12 56kg 94
7 390100×081 MAGNAPAL Daniel Bowman Daniel Moor 8 55kg 92
8 8401532×21 SWACADELIC (GER) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 16 54kg 90
9 4×05133364 GOLDEN MANE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Noel Callow 14 54kg 89
10 2113146×44 YOGI (NZ) Darren Weir Craig Williams 3 54kg 83
11 4427620×87 GRANDDUKEOFTUSCANY (IRE) Matthew Williams Damien Thornton 5 54kg 82
12 1148900314 INSTRUMENTALIST (IRE) Jarrod McLean Declan Bates 6 54kg 82
13 24411×111 SCHOLARLY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 1 54kg 80
14 x207117x53 STRAIGHT JACKET Symon Wilde Ms Linda Meech 7 54kg 78
15 7256220295 TUNES Grant Young TBA 9 54kg 76
16 57816×4332 ROMANESQUE (IRE) Jarrod McLean Dean Yendall 18 54kg 70
17e 19×3926443 UNREALISTIC Geoff Withers Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 2 54kg 68
18e 1869201570 CUBAN FIGHTER Robbie Laing TBA 13 54kg 67

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

The Warrnambool Cup winners and results going back to 1970 can be found in the table below.

Year Results Winning Time
2019 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2018 1 Gallic Chieftain 2 Yogi 3 Romanesque 2:29.70
2017 1 High Church 2 Observational 3 Unfurl 2:34.46
2016 1 Master Of Arts 2 Vilanova 3 Swacadelic 2:32.28
2015 1 Tall Ship 2 Arch Fire 3 Lucciola 2:34.84
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

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