Wyong Gold Cup

The Wyong Gold Cup is a Listed race held at Wyong Racecourse in early September as a lead-up to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2019 Wyong Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Wu Gok
  • 2nd: #9 Hush Writer
  • 3rd: #13 Vaucluse Bay



The Wyong Gold Cup is an exciting staying event held at Wyong Racecourse in late August or early September. Raced over 2100m, the Wyong Gold Cup provides horses with a great step-up event to the more lucrative and prestigious staying events during the Spring Racing Carnival.

The Wyong Gold Cup is run under Quality Handicap conditions and is open to contenders from all ages and sexes. Paying a purse of $160,000, the Wyong Gold Cup is one of the richer Listed races.

The Wyong Gold Cup field is usually comprised of horses from Sydney stables, with those who have a successful run going on to compete in both Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals.

In 2011, for example, Verminator went from a victory in the Wyong Gold Cup to win the Metropolitan Handicap and compete in the Melbourne Cup.

The Wyong Gold Cup forms part of the Wyong Racing Festival and is the feature race of Wyong Cup Day. There is a second black-type event on the program, the listed Mona Lisa Stakes.

The 2019 Wyong Gold Cup ran on Friday September 6, 2019 and was won by Chris Waller’s versatile galloper Wu Gok.

Wyong Cup 2019
Date: Friday September 6, 2019
Racecourse: Wyong Racecourse
Distance: 2100m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $160,000

2019 Wyong Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Wu Gok
  • 2nd: #9 Hush Writer
  • 3rd: #13 Vaucluse Bay

The official Wyong Gold Cup 2019 Results saw trainer Chris Waller celebrate another win in the feature with $4.80 favourite Wu Gok given a masterful ride by James McDonald to beat home the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Hush Writer by one and a half-lengths. It was a photo for the miners, Waller narrowly missing out on the quinella with Vaucluse Bay running third just a nostril flare off the runner-up for the stable.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 WU GOK Chris Waller James McDonald 5 56.5kg $4.80F
2 9 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James Innes Jnr 1.43L 12 54kg $16
3 13 VAUCLUSE BAY Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1.44L 4 54kg $15
4 17e MONGOLIAN WOLF Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2.2L 9 54kg $12
5 14 HOGMANAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.53L 3 54kg $15
6 15 DAGNY (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 2.74L 6 54kg $41
7 16 HIGH OPINION Kris Lees Glen Boss 3.03L 15 54kg $15
8 8 EXOTERIC (GB) Chris Waller Christian Reith 3.45L 10 54.5kg $41
9 10 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Richard & Michael Freedman Sam Clipperton 4.61L 11 54kg $41
10 3 STAMPEDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4.82L 2 60kg $5.50
11 4 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Tim Clark 6.01L 7 59.5kg $19
12 12 ALL TOO SOON David Payne Andrew Adkins 6.47L 14 54kg $31
13 5 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Joshua Parr 6.51L 8 58.5kg $51
14 2 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Kim Waugh Jason Collett 6.78L 16 60kg $17
15 1 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 22.52L 13 61kg $5
16 7 BLUE BREEZE (NZ) Allan Morley Ms Kathy O’Hara 42.07L 1 54.5kg $21
19e OUR GRAVANO (NZ) Kris Lees 0
20e BALIUS Wayne Wilkes 0
11 AL GALAYEL (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan (a) 0
18e LOVEISILI (GB) Kris Lees 0

2019 Wyong Gold Cup Odds

The latest Wyong Gold Cup 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

2019 Wyong Gold Cup Field

The Wyong Gold Cup field attracts a quality line-up of mostly Sydney-trained stayers, many of which have competed in previous editions of the race.

Horses may be kicking off a new campaign in the Wyong Gold Cup field after a winter season that included a run in the Grafton Cup (2350m) during July.

The official Wyong Gold Cup Field 2019 will be published below as soon as announced by Racing NSW the week of the race.

The 2019  Wyong Gold Cup Final Field is now out, the race attracting a capacity line-up 16 starters plus four emergencies. Trainer Chris Waller dominants the Wyong Gold Cup field with five runners including last start Taree Cup winner Hogmanay. Kris Lees’ returning Brisbane Cup champion headlines the field, drawn out wide (15) and allocated the 61kg topweight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x310x3321x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 15 61kg 108
2 4x013x121x OUR CENTURY (IRE) Kim Waugh Jason Collett 19 60kg 106
3 x655x1x002 STAMPEDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2 60kg 106
4 67×5552185 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Tim Clark 8 59.5kg 105
5 433×086189 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Joshua Parr 9 58.5kg 103
6 1231×21161 WU GOK Chris Waller TBA 6 56.5kg 99
7 73647623×1 BLUE BREEZE (NZ) Allan Morley Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 54.5kg 95
8 2×70604873 EXOTERIC (GB) Chris Waller TBA 11 54.5kg 95
9 3x9239x166 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott TBA 14 54kg 94
10 5x00700x66 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Richard & Michael Freedman Sam Clipperton 13 54kg 94
11 21120×7770 AL GALAYEL (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace TBA 4 54kg 92
12 x273635x74 ALL TOO SOON David Payne Andrew Adkins 16 54kg 88
13 2130329342 VAUCLUSE BAY Chris Waller TBA 5 54kg 88
14 6454403711 HOGMANAY Chris Waller TBA 3 54kg 87
15 00×2595207 DAGNY (NZ) Chris Waller TBA 7 54kg 86
16 88322275×4 HIGH OPINION Kris Lees Glen Boss 17 54kg 83
17e 476×874432 MONGOLIAN WOLF Kris Lees TBA 10 54kg 83
18e 216×211167 LOVEISILI (GB) Kris Lees TBA 18 54kg 77
19e 1375×66317 OUR GRAVANO (NZ) Kris Lees 20 54kg 77
20e x760063975 BALIUS Wayne Wilkes TBA 12 54kg 55

Wyong Gold Cup History

The Wyong Gold Cup first ran in 1978 and was taken out by Taksan. For the inaugural edition, the Wyong Cup was raced over a mile (1600 metres). It has run every year since except for 2007, when equine influenza greatly disrupted the New South Wales racing calendar.

The Wyong Gold Cup has developed a reputation for attracting big names, with Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse regularly nominating horses.

Notable Wyong Gold Cup winners include Lord Hybrow (1989), Daniel’s The Man (2003) and The Verminator (2011). Wyong Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Wyong Gold Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Wu Gok 2 minutes 9.23 seconds
2nd Hush Writer
3rd Vaucluse Bay
2018
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Carzoff 2 minutes 11.6 seconds
2nd Dark Eyes
3rd Shalmaneser
2017
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Destiny’s Kiss 2 minutes 08.4 seconds
2nd The Getaway
3rd Sayed
2016
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Slow Pace 2 minutes 16.2 seconds
2nd Sacred Master
3rd Get On The Grange
2015
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Beyond Thankful 2 minutes 08.4 seconds
2nd Just As Cosmic
3rd Orbec
2014
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Multilateral 2 minutes 12.5 seconds
2nd Canny Ballad
3rd Secessio
2013
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Wazn 2 minutes 10.3 seconds
2nd Peal Of Bells
3rd Gazza Guru
2012
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Julienas 2 minutes 10.2 seconds
2nd Gazza Guru
3rd Storm Burst
2011
Wyong Gold Cup
1st The Verminator 2 minutes 10.2 seconds
2nd Essence Of Success
3rd Gazza Guru
2010
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Hawk Island 2 minutes 11.8 seconds
2nd Snow Alert
3rd Music Review
2009
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Mr Clangtastic 2 minutes 11.9 seconds
2nd Lodge The Deeds
3rd Enzedex Eagle
2008
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Bianca 2 minutes 13.7 seconds
2nd Keepin’ The Dream
3rd Enzedex Eagle
2007
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2005
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Carael Boy 2 minutes 12.8 seconds
2nd Irongail
3rd Dancing Daggers
2004
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Bush Honey 2 minutes 11.9 seconds
2nd Jackman
3rd Itemise
2003
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Daniel’s The Man 2 minutes 11.0 seconds
2nd Rocksinga
3rd Legerdemain
2002
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Bondi Iceberg 2 minutes 11.7 seconds
2nd Danyon
3rd Feed The Meter
2001
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Danyon 2 minutes 13.1 seconds
2nd Agincourt Express
3rd Space Age
2000
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Pecan Player 2 minutes 08.1 seconds
2nd Space Age
3rd Gerastar

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