JRA Cup

The JRA Cup is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley under the lights on Moir Stakes Night as a possible lead-up to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

2018 JRA Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The JRA Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Moonee Valley racecourse during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held towards the end of September or early October, the JRA Cup attracts stayers and milers looking to step up in distance. Run over 2400m, it is held over the same track and distance as the coveted Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) run a month later.

As an open quality event, the JRA Cup attracts some standout performers and offers $200,000 in total prize money.

The JRA Cup is held on Moir Stakes night and shares a race program with four other Group status races including the headlining Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m), Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m).

Those horses which contest the JRA Cup often come via an eclectic mixture of preparations. One of the more common lead up races to the JRA Cup is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) held at Caulfield a week before. Horses that experience success sometimes go on to major feature races, such as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) or the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m).

The 2018 JRA Cup was held on Saturday September 22, 2018.

JRA Cup 2018
Date: Saturday September 22, 2018
Racecourse: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Open Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

2018 JRA Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Lindsay Park-trained stallion gets the rails run and is out to improve on a last start ninth to Stampede here at a mile on September 9. Comes back from 57.5kg to 56kg and will enjoy the step-up in distance having won up to 2500m. Two time winner over the metres and has previous winning form at The Valley, is a genuine winning hope. ATC Derby winning Kiwi Jon Snow carries equal 59kg top weight, but deservingly so. Third-up getting out to a more suitable distance should see improvement after the Makybe Diva (1600m) eighth. Was finishing off well, eats-up the extra metres and drops in grade. Lightweight hope Gallic Chieftain for Darren Weir is drawn wide, but there’s time to overcome. Has excellent form at the distance (5-3-1-0) and last start seventh at Flemington behind Hardham was close.

JRA Cup Betting

The latest JRA Cup betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au are listed below complete with links  to the markets for you to lock in your JRA Cup tips.

2018 JRA Cup Field

The JRA Cup Field attracts a strong line-up of staying types each spring and is a possible target for gallopers stepping down in class of a run in something like the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington a fortnight earlier, a race the 2017 JRA Cup winner Jon Snow improved on a lead-up eighth in to win.

The JRA Cup 2018 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to race night and will be published in full below.

2018 JRA Cup Nominations

The official JRA Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available below as soon as announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7x28167x00 HARLEM (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 59.5kg 109
2 25041x8x79 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 2 58.5kg 107
3 12153x16x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 5 Liam Howley 3 57.5kg 105
4 1116×63211 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 5 Jarrod McLean 4 57kg 104
5 x6248x220x WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 56.5kg 103
6 2x04331x22 RISING RED (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 6 56kg 102
7 61431105×0 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 6 Darren Weir 7 56kg 102
8 114x39770x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 6 Archie Alexander 8 56kg 102
9 7x5x8650x4 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 9 55.5kg 101
10 6112121129 SELF SENSE G 8 David Brideoake 10 54kg 97
11 x77326x976 SEABURGE H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 54kg 96
12 93x5880x07 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 54kg 96
13 x57x15x825 MR GARCIA (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 13 54kg 95
14 2131222×42 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 14 54kg 93
15 4x009x4797 MASK OF TIME (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 54kg 93
16 116×064303 BONDEIGER H 7 Darren Weir 16 54kg 93
17 6637x1x0x0 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 17 54kg 93
18 668x607x11 BIG BLUE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 54kg 89
19 22x35113x0 CHEQUERED FLAG (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 19 54kg 87
20 42512226×9 REZEALIENT G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 54kg 86
21 3561725239 MONGOLIAN WOLF G 5 Darren Weir 21 54kg 86
22 3x7x521134 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 22 54kg 86
23 321×995746 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 7 Darren Weir 23 54kg 85
24 9312211×79 OUR PEAKY BLINDERS (NZ) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 24 54kg 84
25 65x4169x00 ANAHEIM G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 25 54kg 82
26 221218×040 LAST WEEK (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 26 54kg 82
27 711224×770 SILENT WARRIOR G 5 Stuart Gower 27 54kg 80
28 x505130211 STREET SPUN M 6 David Brideoake 28 54kg 79
29 110×811122 VALAC (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 29 54kg 78
30 1x7x4x46x3 DANON ROMAN (JPN) H 5 Anthony Freedman 30 54kg 75
31 813×684111 DOLLAR DOLLAR BILL M 5 Jake Stephens 31 54kg 75

JRA Cup History

Inaugurated in 1996, the JRA Cup has a relatively short history in comparison to major races across Australia. However, it’s above-grade prize money, usually more-than-impressive field and interim distance have combined to ensure the JRA Cup has experienced rapid growth in prestige and popularity since its inception.

In its short history, the JRA Cup has already seen some impressive horses pass the post. 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking ran third in the JRA Cup in the same year. Master O’Reilly ran third in the JRA Cup before his stunning 2007 Caulfield Cup victory. Prior to the 2010 edition, the JRA Cup ran as a Listed race.

Notable JRA Cup winners include Maldivian (2007), Alcopop (2009), Mourinho (2013) and Jon Snow (2017). JRA Cup results reaching back to 2006 are listed below.

JRA Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
JRA Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
JRA Cup
1st Jon Snow 2 minutes 7.12 seconds
2nd Ecuador
3rd Boom Time
2016
JRA Cup
1st Real Love 2 minutes 5.76 seconds
2nd Maurus
3rd Tarquin
2015
JRA Cup
1st Escado 2 minutes 5.88 seconds
2nd Magnapal
3rd Velox
2014
JRA Cup
1st The Cleaner 2 minutes 5.99 seconds
2nd Sangster
3rd Mourinho
2013
JRA Cup
1st Mourinho 2 minutes 6.1 seconds
2nd Gris Caro
3rd The Great Snowman
2012
JRA Cup
1st Bianmick 2 minutes 6.7 seconds
2nd Dance With Her
3rd Ironstein
2011
JRA Cup
1st Dream Pedlar 2 minutes 8.7 seconds
2nd Carnero
3rd Domesky
2010
JRA Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Rainbow Styling
3rd Linton
2009
JRA Cup
1st Alcopop 2 minutes 8.4 seconds
2nd Field Hunter
3rd Shocking
2008
JRA Cup
1st Cefalu 2 minutes 5.9 seconds
2nd Majestical
3rd Devil Moon
2007
JRA Cup
1st Maldivian 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Master O’Reilly
2006
JRA Cup
1st Pavlova 2 minutes 7.0 seconds
2nd Spinney
3rd Delvecchio

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