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The Perth Cup (2400m) is a Group 2 race held at Ascot Racecourse on New Year's Day during the WA Summer Racing Carnival.
2019 Perth Cup Results
- 1st: Star Exhibit
- 2nd: Action
- 3rd: Prize Catch
Perth Cup News
The Group 2 2019 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 early January.
Held at Ascot Racecourse in Western Australia, the 2400m event is an open handicap that attracts the top local and interstate stayers and offers a lucrative $500,000 in total prize money to its entrants. 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 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and Group 2 C.B. Cox Stakes (2100m) (now the Ted Van Heemst Stakes). The last winner of the CB Cox 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.
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.
The Perth Cup 2019 runs on Saturday January 5, 2019 at Ascot Racecourse in WA.
|Perth Cup 2019|
|Date:||Saturday January 5, 2019|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2019 Perth Cup Results
- 1st: #2 Star Exhibit
- 2nd: #3 Action
- 3rd: #12 Prize Catch
|1||2||STAR EXHIBIT||Adam Durrant||Peter Hall||–||15||55kg|
|2||3||ACTION||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||0.35L||3||53kg|
|3||12||PRIZE CATCH||Lindsey Smith||Peter Knuckey||2.5L||9||53kg|
|4||10||MISSISSIPPI DELTA||Grant & Alana Williams||Chris Parnham||3.5L||6||53kg|
|5||1||GATTING||Darren Mcauliffe||Damian Lane||4L||13||59kg|
|6||6||ELEGANT BLAST||Justin Warwick||Ms Lucy Warwick||4L||4||53kg|
|7||4||CAPPO D’ORO||Fred Kersley||Joseph Azzopardi||6.25L||8||53kg|
|8||18e||BROTHER’S KEEPER||Tiarnna Robertson||Troy Turner||6.5L||16||53kg|
|9||5||DARK MUSKET||Graeme Ballantyne||Shaun O’Donnell||7.5L||7||53kg|
|10||15||ROYAL STAR||Adam Durrant||Clint Johnston-Porter||8.25L||11||53kg|
|11||13||PRYING TOM||Sharon Miller||Randy Tan||9.75L||1||53kg|
|12||14||QUEEN BEY||Grant & Alana Williams||Ben Paterson||10L||14||53kg|
|13||9||LIKE A BUTTERFLY||Lou Luciani||Jason Whiting||11.25L||12||53kg|
|14||11||PERFECT JEWEL||Grant & Alana Williams||Patrick Carbery||16.25L||10||53kg|
|15||7||IHTSAHYMN||Fred Kersley||Steven Parnham||20.5L||2||53kg|
|16||8||KHARTOUM||Pat Carey||Daniel Staeck||26.25L||5||53kg|
2019 Perth Cup Tips
- 1st: #3 Action
- 2nd: #10 Mississippi Delta
- 3rd: #11 Perfect Jewel
2019 Perth Cup Betting Odds
The latest Perth Cup 2019 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.
2019 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 2019 Perth Cup field and barriers will be provided here the week of the race and published below once released by Perth Racing.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||44431×1242||GATTING||Darren Mcauliffe||Damian Lane||15||59kg||108|
|2||9L54x77705||STAR EXHIBIT||Adam Durrant||Peter Hall||17||55kg||100|
|3||251×225062||ACTION||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||4||53kg||91|
|4||4523×22213||CAPPO D’ORO||Fred Kersley||Joseph Azzopardi||9||53kg||88|
|5||1×77303796||DARK MUSKET||Graeme Ballantyne||Shaun O’Donnell||8||53kg||82|
|6||22×3332283||ELEGANT BLAST||Justin Warwick||Ms Lucy Warwick||5||53kg||82|
|7||33×4464487||IHTSAHYMN||Fred Kersley||Steven Parnham||3||53kg||87|
|8||580×875141||KHARTOUM||Pat Carey||Daniel Staeck||6||53kg||–|
|9||2269×52742||LIKE A BUTTERFLY||Lou Luciani||Jason Whiting||14||53kg||79|
|10||111×612121||MISSISSIPPI DELTA||Grant & Alana Williams||Chris Parnham||7||53kg||92|
|11||1414×68483||PERFECT JEWEL||Grant & Alana Williams||Patrick Carbery||11||53kg||92|
|12||x811851544||PRIZE CATCH||Lindsey Smith||Peter Knuckey||10||53kg||93|
|13||441111×657||PRYING TOM||Sharon Miller||Randy Tan||2||53kg||88|
|14||1652512315||QUEEN BEY||Grant & Alana Williams||Ben Paterson||16||53kg||74|
|15||2653×64075||ROYAL STAR||Adam Durrant||Clint Johnston-Porter||12||53kg||88|
|16||38×3621611||THE BIG SHOW||Darren Mcauliffe||Julien Kokotajlo||18||53kg||78|
|17e||1233380615||JUICING CARROTS||Raquel Reid||Craig Staples||13||53kg||76|
|18e||0921153614||BROTHER’S KEEPER||Tiarnna Robertson||Troy Turner||19||53kg||75|
|19e||1515812734||MR ALBY||Paula Wagg||1||53kg||69|
2019 Perth Cup Nominations
The Perth Cup nominations are usually released around two weeks 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 2019 Perth Cup nominations will be published below as soon as available from Perth Racing.
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.
See below for the Perth Cup results dating back to 2000.
Recent Perth Cup Winners
|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.