Hawkesbury Gold Cup

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is the feature Group 3 race on the Hawkesbury card on a Saturday in late April at the tail-end of the autumn carnival.

2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #8 Amangiri
  • 2nd: #16 Live And Free
  • 3rd: #9 Another Dollar



The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is the feature race at the Hawkesbury Racecourse meeting in late April each autumn. In 2013, the Hawkesbury Cup took place in August, and prior to that it shared the first week of November with the Melbourne Cup.

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is a hugely popular race and is accompanied on the card by two other Group 3 status events – the Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) for fillies & mares, and the Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) for three-year-olds.

Horses who run in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup usually have a decent autumn season of racing behind them. Some trainers use the Hawkesbury Gold Cup as preparation for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival that kicks off the following month.

Good lead-up races into the Hawkesbury Cup include Rosehill’s Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) held a month before or the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) at the same meeting.

The 2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup ran on Saturday April 25, 2020 at Rosehill Gardens and was won by the Team Hawkes-trained favourite Amangiri. 

2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Date:
Saturday April 25, 2020
Track:
Hawkesbury Racecourse (Rosehill Gardens in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Distance:
1600m (1500m in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Conditions:
Open Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200, 000 ($160,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Inaugurated:
1980

2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #8 Amangiri
  • 2nd: #16 Live And Free
  • 3rd: #9 Another Dollar
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 8 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 55kg $4.80F
2 16 LIVE AND FREE (NZ) John O’Shea Glen Boss 0.4L 5 53kg $7
3 9 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0.5L 1 54kg $31
4 7 ARCHEDEMUS Joseph Pride Jason Collett 0.7L 2 55.5kg $5
5 10 ROYAL CELEBRATION Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 0.9L 14 54kg $8
5 1 GAULOIS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.9L 7 59kg $11
7 3 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 1.7L 6 58kg $31
8 6 GIRL TUESDAY Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1.8L 3 56kg $11
9 15 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Robbie Dolan (a) 1.9L 12 53kg $31
10 14 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) Tony Noonan Ms Rachel King 2.3L 8 53kg $9
11 12 VALENTINO ROSSA Jason Coyle Jean Van Overmeire (a) 4L 9 54kg $201
12 4 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Joshua Parr 4.1L 11 56.5kg $19
13 5 MASK OF TIME (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tim Clark 4.3L 10 56.5kg $21
14 11 TANGLED Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6.2L 13 54kg $151
13 SALSONIC Jason Coyle 0
2 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 0

2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds

The top Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2020 betting odds and links to pricing at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available right here the week of the race.

2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field attracts a smart line-up of milers coming off earlier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival runs or gearing up for the Group 1 events over similar distance in Brisbane during the winter.

The official Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2020 field & barriers is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday prior to the race.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup History

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was inaugurated in 1980, when Peninsula won the first title. The Hawkesbury Cup was initially run over 2000m, before it was reduced to a mile in 1988. Prior to 1997, the race held Listed status. Following several years of increased purse size and improving fields, the race was upgraded to Group 3.

In 2007, the decision was made to cancel the Hawkesbury Gold Cup meeting. This came about due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza; it was considered too great a risk to continue with the meeting. This among other cancelled meetings and events illustrate the broad-reaching consequences of Equine Influenza.

Recovering quickly, the Hawkesbury Race Club ran a stellar meeting in 2008, with Nuclear Sky seizing victory. Since then, the Hawkesbury Gold Cup has gone from strength to strength. There was more spotlight on Cup Day in the racing community during the 2014 meeting, mainly due to the fact that the event wasn’t vastly overshadowed by the Melbourne Cup.

The 2020 Hawkesbury Gold Cup took place at Rosehill Gardens due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions to racing and was held over a reduced distance of 1500m.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Amangiri
1:28.18 (held over 1500m)
2nd Live And Free
3rd Another Dollar
2019
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Archedemus
1:34.47
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd Sixties Groove
2018
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Kingsguard
1:37.05
2nd Ecuador
3rd McCreery
2017
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Fabrizio
1:34.6
2nd Moher
3rd Testashadow
2016
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Amovatio
1:34.8
2nd Mighty Lucky
3rd Casino Dancer
2015
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Sons Of John
1:38.4
2nd Tales Of Grimm
3rd Rugged Cross
2014
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Leebaz
1:36.50
2nd Wistful
3rd Keep Cool
2013
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Coup Ay Tee
1:35.64
2nd Julienas
3rd Darci Be Good
2012
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Darci Be Good
1:35:35
2nd Isopach
3rd Praecido
2011
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Somepin Anypin
1:34.7
2nd Willy Jimmy
3rd Renewed Vitality
2010
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Thankgodyou’rehere
1:35.31
2nd Glintz
3rd Kimillsy
2009
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Keeping The Dream
1:35.3
2nd Spinney
3rd Bernicia
2008
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Nuclear Sky
1:34.7
2nd Alverta
3rd Gergis
2007
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
race not held
2nd race not held
3rd race not held
2006
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Beauty Watch
1:34.4
2nd Friday Creek
3rd Prince Arthur
2005
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Wild Queen
1:38.0
2nd Verb
3rd Cateclipse
2004
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Court’s In Session
1:33.2
2nd Magsaya
3rd Salgado
2003
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Stoway
1:37.5
2nd Vital Agreement
3rd Takas
2002
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
This Manshood
1:33.1
2nd Huge Demand
3rd Evander
2001
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Carael Boy
1:34.1
2nd Play Station
3rd Ra Eclipse
2000
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Huge Demand
1:33.8
2nd Grey And Gold
3rd Lanolin

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