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The $1 million Perth Cup (2400m) is a Group 2 race held at Ascot Racecourse on the first week of January during the WA Summer Racing Carnival.
2024 Perth Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Perth Cup News
The Group 2 Perth Cup is one of the premier features of the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival and after traditionally being run on New Year’s Day has changed dates a number of times in recent years. The Perth Cup is now run in either late December or the first week of January*.
*The 2023 Perth Cup was rescheduled for January 14th following the original event being called off for the first time in the race’s 136-year history due to a horrific race fall that resulted in the death of mare Chili Is Hot.
Held at Ascot Racecourse in Western Australia, the 2400m event is an open handicap that attracts the top local and interstate stayers.
The Perth Cup prize money is now set at a lucrative $1 million after having been doubled ahead of the 2024 edition,
It is joined on the Perth Cup Day card by the Group 3 La Trice Classic (1800m) and the Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m).
Horses come into the Perth Cup field each summer via traditional WA lead-up races including the Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) – formerly the Kingston Town Classic – and Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes – formerly the C.B. Cox Stakes.
The last winner of the Ted Van Heemst Stakes – Perth Cup double in a single season was Delicacy (December 2015 & January 2016), while the 2018 Perth Cup winner Material Man improved on a lead-up second in both the Kingston Town and Ted Van Heemst Stakes.
In 2019 the Perth Cup winner Star Exhibit won the race for a second time after an earlier success on New Year’s Eve in 2016. Star Exhibit would also go on to finish a close fourth just 1.6 lengths off the winner Mississippi Delta in the 2020 Perth Cup results.
Graduates out of the Perth Cup may continue onto the autumn’s Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) and the 2014 Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon finished second in that year’s Adelaide Cup over the two miles.
After two editions of of the 2016 Perth Cup, one run in January and the other on New Year’s Eve in December, there was no 2017 Perth Cup.
In 2022 prolific WA owner-breeder Bob Peters celebrated his 10th Perth Cup victory with the favourite Midnight Blue.
The 2023 Perth Cup was to run on New Year’s Day as the opening Group race in Australia for the new calendar year but was abandoned due to a nasty race fall and rescheduled for mid-January on the same Saturday as Queensland’s $11 million Magic Millions Race Day at the Gold Coast.
The Perth Cup 2024 runs on Monday January 1, 2024 at Ascot Racecourse offering an unprecedented $1 million in total prize money.
|Perth Cup 2024|
|Date:||Monday January 1, 2024|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2024 Perth Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2024 Perth Cup Betting Odds
The latest Perth Cup 2024 odds will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back the best Perth Cup Betting Tips at the hottest summer racing prices.
Mississippi Delta ($3.50 in 2020), Midnight Blue ($4.20 in 2022), and Buster Bash ($5 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Perth Cup betting to salute for the punters.
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2024 Perth Cup Form Guide
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2024 Perth Cup Tips
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- To Win: TBD
2024 Perth Cup Field
The Perth Cup field is usually comprised of some very talented stayers. The majority of the Perth Cup field is comprised of local gallopers, with some eastern stayers coming over most years to have a crack at the race.
The 2024 Perth Cup field and barriers will be provided here the week of the race and published below once released by Perth Racing.
2024 Perth Cup Nominations
The Perth Cup nominations are released around a month prior to the race. Usually, the Perth Cup nominations include a majority of western horses along with some particularly talented eastern types looking to engage in the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
The 2024 Perth Cup nominations will be published below as soon as available from Perth Racing.
The Perth Cup 2024 nominations are now out featuring 45 summer stayers led in all-in betting by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Five Diamonds runner-up Zoumon and talented local gelding Casino Seventeen from the stables of Grant & Alana Williams.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||41112×7510||ANOTHER CHINO||G||4||Daniel Morton||–||92|
|2||48x84x4778||ATLANTIS BEACH||G||6||Cliff Green||–||72|
|3||7x11280x70||AURORA’S SYMPHONY||G||7||Symon Wilde||–|
|4||0903613107||BAD WOLF||G||9||Ashley Maley||–||84|
|5||4×93773139||BANDALERA MISS||M||8||Fred Kersley||–||69|
|6||46×2632191||BE OPTIMISTIC||M||5||Luke Fernie||–||90|
|8||333111×463||BLACK FANTASY||G||5||Daniel & Ben Pearce||–||88|
|9||3317×05006||BLAZING AWAY||G||6||David Harrison||–||83|
|10||112311×342||CASINO SEVENTEEN||G||6||Grant & Alana Williams||–||97|
|11||96565125×4||COME RIGHT BACK||G||7||Adam Durrant||–||84|
|15||51468×111||DIAMOND SCENE||G||4||Donna Riordan||–||73|
|16||5x31823x23||DOM TO SHOOT||G||6||Sean & Jake Casey||–||107|
|17||272×121213||DUN WITH THE BLUES||M||4||Daniel & Ben Pearce||–||66|
|18||858x58610x||FANCY MAN (IRE)||G||6||Annabel Neasham||–|
|20||224×753533||GAN TEORAINN (IRE)||M||4||Chris Waller||–|
|21||1x7165x401||GLITTER ’N’ GOLD||M||5||Lindsey Smith||–|
|22||x06538x551||GRATIAS DEO||G||6||Daniel O’Connor||–||58|
|23||x040005399||HEAPS OF MOOLAH||G||7||Michael Miller||–||57|
|24||836x6408x1||HOLY ENCHANTMENT||G||6||Stephen Miller||–||76|
|25||61711111×8||IHTS CLOSING INN||M||4||Adam Durrant||–||82|
|27||97011x40x0||KERMAN ROCK||G||6||Chris Willis||–||66|
|28||1430x0039x||KING FRANKEL (IRE)||G||6||Annabel Neasham||–|
|29||5314×70968||KUKERACHA (NZ)||G||6||Chris Waller||–|
|31||34×6685065||NEUFBOSC (FR)||G||9||Neville Parnham||–||85|
|32||222208×809||NO APOLOGY||G||7||Brandon Fiore||–||88|
|33||426256×947||NUMERIAN (IRE)||G||8||Annabel Neasham||–|
|34||581335559x||OUR NORMAN||G||6||Chris Willis||–||70|
|35||23434×1243||PLAYHOUSE PATRON||G||4||Bob McPherson||–||75|
|36||x34322x634||QUEEN ALINA||M||5||Daniel & Ben Pearce||–||81|
|37||3616×83222||RED SUN SENSATION||G||4||Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman||–|
|38||x295x08083||SHERAZ (FR)||G||7||Chris Waller||–|
|40||41211x2x69||THE VELVET QUEEN||M||5||Darren McAuliffe||–||98|
|41||043100x00x||TIMOUR (FR)||G||6||Chris Waller||–|
|42||4×21815321||TONI’S SPIRIT||M||5||Jordan Rolfe||–||74|
|43||4411614×00||TRULY INSPIRED||G||7||Donna Riordan||–||87|
|45||65x2111x02||ZOUMON||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||–|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Perth Cup History
First held in 1887 and won by First Prince, the Perth Cup has a long history of winners with several horses adding a second Perth Cup win to their name. The double winners include Wandering Willie (1890,92), Scarpia (1893-94), Artesian (1911,13), Cueesun (1934-35), Fairetha (1958-59), Fait Accompli (1970,72) and Magistrate (1981-82).
The race has also undergone several distance changes starting as a two mile event to two miles and 11 yards and then 3200 metres and finally in 2009 it became a 2400m event.
The continued change of Perth Cup Day dates has a number of “double-up” editions. There were two official 2016 Perth Cups, one run in January and one in December the same as in 2011. That saw no running of the 2017 Perth Cup.
Owner Bob Peters enjoyed a record 10th Perth Cup victory in 2022 with the win by classy stayer Midnight Blue who improved on a third in the race the season prior.
See below for the Perth Cup results dating back to 2000.
The 2023 Perth Cup was originally abandoned on New Year’s Day due to a terrible race fall that saw one horse, Chili Is Hot, euthanised on track. Jockey Joe Azzopardi aboard Buster Bash was later suspended for six weeks after causing the fall when his mount clipped the heels of the fallen mare. Another runner, Dom To Shoot, also fell during the shocking incident that occurred just 200m into the event in front of 10,000 fans. The event was then rescheduled for mid-January with Buster Bash going on to win with another hoop, Shaun McGruddy, aboard in dominant four-length victory as the favourite.
In 2024 the Perth Cup offers $1 million in stakes for the first time.
Recent Perth Cup Winners
|1st||Buster Bash||2 minutes 28.23 seconds|
|1st||Midnight Blue||2 minutes 30.83 seconds|
|1st||Neufbosc||2 minutes 30.15 seconds|
|1st||Star Exhibit||2 minutes 28.13 seconds|
|1st||Material Man||2 minutes 28.50 seconds|
|1st||Star Exhibit||2 minutes 29.42 seconds|
|1st||Delicacy||2 minutes 30.01 seconds|
|1st||Real Love||2 minutes 29.94 seconds|
|1st||Black Tycoon||2 minutes 31.27 seconds|
|2nd||God Has Spoken|
|3rd||Ask Me Nicely|
|1st||Talent Show||2 minutes 29.78 seconds|
|1st||Western Jewel||2 minutes 28.24 seconds|
|2nd||God Has Spoken|
|3rd||Senhor Da Gama|
|1st||Guest Wing||2 minutes 27.5 seconds|
|1st||Lords Ransom||2 minutes 30.63 seconds|
|1st||Gunyo||2 minutes 25.9 seconds|
|1st||Cats Fun||3 minutes 21.6 seconds|
|1st||Respect||3 minutes 21 seconds|
|1st||Black Tom||3 minutes 18.8 seconds|
|1st||Crown Prosecutor||3 minutes 21.4 seconds|
|2nd||Free At Last|
|1st||King Canute||3 minutes 23.7 seconds|
|1st||Tumeric||3 minutes 23 seconds|
|1st||Cardinal Colours||3 minutes 25.9 seconds|
|2nd||Give Me A Chance|
|1st||Lottila Bay||3 minutes 25.6 seconds|
|1st||Lunar Tudor||3 minutes 21 seconds|
* In 2011 the Perth Cup was held twice due to the race date moving from January 2 to December 31 for the 2011/2012 racing season.
*In 2016 the Perth Cup was held twice due to the race date moving from early January to December 31 for the 2016/17 racing season meaning there was no 2017 Perth Cup.