Hawkesbury Gold Cup

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

2021 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Archedemus
  • 2nd: #7 Royal Celebration
  • 3rd: #3 Purple Sector



The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is the feature race at the Hawkesbury Racecourse meeting in late April or early May 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 2021 Hawkesbury Gold Cup ran on Saturday May 1, 2021 and was won by seven-year-old Archedemus. 

2021 Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Date:
Saturday May 1, 2021
Track:
Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance:
1600m
Conditions:
Open Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$200, 000
Inaugurated:
1980

2021 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Archedeums
  • 2nd: #7 Royal Celebration
  • 3rd: #3 Purple Sector
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 10 58.5kg $5
2 7 ROYAL CELEBRATION Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 0.4L 4 55kg $3F
3 3 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Nash Rawiller 3.11L 5 58.5kg $7.50
4 8 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Jason Collett 3.39L 11 54kg $4.80
5 1 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 3.76L 7 59kg $9.50
6 9 SURREAL IMAGE Kevin Corstens James Innes Jnr 5.16L 8 54kg $41
7 6 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Tim Clark 6.1L 1 55.5kg $9
8 5 COSTELLO David Payne Keagan Latham 6.24L 6 56kg $51
9 10 LIVEINTHEFASTLANE Robert & Luke Price Robbie Dolan 9.57L 2 53kg $41
10 4 MISS SISKA Matthew Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 9.99L 3 57.5kg $41
11 11 HAMOGANY Dean Mirfin Grant Buckley 10.63L 9 53kg $201

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds

The top Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2021 betting odds and links to pricing at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available right here the week of the race.

Amangiri ($4.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 field & barriers is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday prior to the race.

The 2021 Hawkesbury Gold Cup final field features 11 hopefuls including Mark Newnham’s striking silver top weight Greysful Glamour, the John Thompson-trained Purple Sector presenting fit third-up and narrow favourite Royal Celebration.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2021 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 80115×0020 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 7 59kg 105
2 47x3721x59 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 10 58.5kg 100
3 03x2117x50 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg 100
4 0x07x0x200 MISS SISKA Matthew Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 57.5kg 102
5 311x77910x COSTELLO David Payne Keagan Latham 6 56kg 95
6 1200×87724 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Tim Clark 1 55.5kg 94
7 15x3829x93 ROYAL CELEBRATION Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 4 55kg 93
8 073575×457 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin Jason Collett 11 54kg 91
9 30×8682181 SURREAL IMAGE Kevin Corstens James Innes Jnr 8 54kg 78
10 213236×433 LIVEINTHEFASTLANE Robert & Luke Price Robbie Dolan 2 53kg 73
11 x35823x206 HAMOGANY Dean Mirfin Grant Buckley 9 53kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2021
Hawkesbury Cup
1st
Archedemus
1:35.94
2nd Royal Celebration
3rd Purple Sector
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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