Launceston Cup

The Ladbrokes Launceston Cup is one of the only a handful of Group races that held in Tasmania each year. The Group 3 event takes place in February over the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

2021 Launceston Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Glass Warrior
  • 2nd: #11 Sh'Bourne Renegade
  • 3rd: #9 White Hawk



The Ladbrokes Launceston Cup is one of the few Group status races held in Tasmania each year. The Group 3 staying showdown takes place in February over the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival and offers $250,000 in prize money.

Launceston Cup Day also features the weight-for-age Listed Mowbray Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Vamos Stakes (1400m) for the fillies and mares that offer plenty of top summer betting opportunities for punters at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Run under handicap conditions over a mile and a half (2400m), the Launceston Cup field traditionally attracts mainly local stayers coming off a run in the Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) a fortnight earlier.

The Hobart Cup – Launceston Cup betting double is popular each summer and was last achieved by Eastender (2019) and Up Cups (2016).

The Ladbrokes Launceston Cup 2021 ran on Wednesday February 24, 2021 and was won by Glass Warrior. 

2021 Launceston Cup
Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021
Track: Launceston Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000

2021 Launceston Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Glass Warrior
  • 2nd: #11 Sh’Bourne Renegade
  • 3rd: #9 White Hawk
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 GLASS WARRIOR John Blacker Ms Sigrid Carr 4 54kg $17
2 11 SH’BOURNE RENEGADE Bill Ryan Joe Bowditch 0.1L 3 54kg $71
3 9 WHITE HAWK Angela Brakey Stan Tsaikos 0.2L 7 54kg $61
4 5 BARADE (FR) Archie Alexander Brenton Avdulla 1.45L 12 54.5kg $3F
5 12 SUPALOPO Adam Trinder Jeff Penza 1.55L 11 54kg $11
6 8 CLASSIC WEIWEI Tony & Calvin McEvoy Craig Newitt 1.75L 8 54kg $8.50
7 10 QUEEN LA DIVA Scott Brunton Blaike McDougall 3.25L 5 54kg $26
8 1 DOUBLE YOU TEE Patrick Payne Jye McNeil 3.55L 9 59kg $4.80
9 2 CAPTAIN COOK (GB) Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn Brendon McCoull 4.05L 2 58kg $17
10 4 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 4.55L 10 56.5kg $6
11 13 GENERALMAINTENANCE John Blacker Troy Baker 4.75L 6 54kg $201
12 3 TOORAK AFFAIR Michael Trinder Anthony Darmanin 24.5L 1 58kg $11
6 EXOTERIC (GB) Scott Brunton Bulent Muhcu 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Launceston Cup Betting Odds

The latest Ladbrokes Launceston Cup 2021 odds and betting market links will be released below as soon as available.

The last Launceston Cup favourite to salute for the punters was Big Duke ($2.10 in 2017).

2021 Launceston Cup Field

The Launceston Cup 2021 field and barriers are released the Friday before the event featuring a similar line-up to that of the Hobart Cup and will be published in full below as soon as announced by Tas Racing.

The 2021 Ladbrokes Launceston Cup final field features 13 hopefuls led in betting by the 59kg top weight, last start Hobart Cup winner Double You Tee chasing the double.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3225366221 DOUBLE YOU TEE Patrick Payne Jye McNeil 10 59kg 101
2 34x055x504 CAPTAIN COOK (GB) Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn Brendon McCoull 2 58kg 99
3 1116×61145 TOORAK AFFAIR Michael Trinder Anthony Darmanin 1 58kg 103
4 12922Px901 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 11 56.5kg 96
5 x912391213 BARADE (FR) Archie Alexander Brenton Avdulla 13 54.5kg 92
6 3x9850x906 EXOTERIC (GB) Scott Brunton Bulent Muhcu 5 54kg 88
7 9234×69137 GLASS WARRIOR John Blacker Ms Sigrid Carr 4 54kg 87
8 20×3965142 CLASSIC WEIWEI Tony & Calvin McEvoy Craig Newitt 9 54kg 84
9 0x46298103 WHITE HAWK Angela Brakey Stan Tsaikos 8 54kg 84
10 311×059332 QUEEN LA DIVA Scott Brunton Blaike McDougall 6 54kg 82
11 11111×4410 SH’BOURNE RENEGADE Bill Ryan Joe Bowditch 3 54kg 78
12 22×2211111 SUPALOPO Adam Trinder Jeff Penza 12 54kg 77
13 17×4544874 GENERALMAINTENANCE John Blacker Troy Baker 7 54kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Launceston Cup History

The Launceston Cup has been run and won since way back in 1865 when Panic won the inaugural edition of this time-honoured Tasmanian race. It ran as a Principal race until gaining its current Group 3 status in 1980 when Summer took out the event. It was originally a three mile contest run over a gruelling 4800m. It ran over two miles (3200m) – the same distance as the iconic Melbourne Cup – from 1847 – 1879 before decreasing. It has run over 2400m since 2002.

Notable Launceston Cup winners in recent years including St. Andrews (2000, 2002 & 2003), Geegees Blackflash (2013) and Up Cups (2016).

The 2018 Launceston Cup winner Bondeiger set a new record winning the mile and a half feature in 2 minutes 29.56 seconds.

Recent Launceston Cup Winners

See below for the full Launceston Cup results and winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Launceston Cup
1st Glass Warrior 2 minutes 31.70 seconds
2nd Sh’Bourne Renegade
3rd White Hawk
2020
Launceston Cup
1st Home By Midnight  2 minutes 33.13 seconds
2nd Taikomochi
3rd Dogmatic
2019
Launceston Cup
1st Eastender 2 minutes 31:54 seconds
2nd Fabrizio
3rd Lamborghini
2018
Launceston Cup
1st Bondeiger 2 minutes 29.56 seconds (Record)
2nd Fastnet Dragon
3rd Pretty Punk
2017
Launceston Cup
1st Big Duke 2 minutes 31.30 seconds
2nd Count Da Vinci
3rd Tuff Bickie
2016
Launceston Cup
1st Up Cups 2 minutes 34.9 seconds
2nd Arianne
3rd Schockemohle
2015
Launceston Cup
1st Genuine Lad 2 minutes 29.6 seconds
2nd Banca Mo
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2014
Launceston Cup
1st Epingle 2 minutes 31.3 seconds
2nd Gold To Go
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2013
Launceston Cup
1st Geegees Blackflash 2 minutes 34.1 seconds
2nd Lucky Angel
3rd Dream Pedlar
2012
Launceston Cup
1st Prevailing 2 minutes 34.0 seconds
2nd Geegees Blackflash
3rd Fieldmaster
2011
Launceston Cup
1st Fast Future 2 minutes 30.3 seconds
2nd White Yard
3rd Geegees Blackflash
2010
Launceston Cup
1st Larry’s Never Late 2 minutes 24.3 seconds
2nd Dream Pedlar
3rd Growl
2009
Launceston Cup
1st Zavite 2 minutes 31.2 seconds
2nd Centurytwentyone
3rd Ista Kareem
2008
Launceston Cup
1st Ista Kareem 2 minutes 31.2 seconds
2nd Lady Atire
3rd Our Dashing Dane
2007
Launceston Cup
1st Hofmeister 2 minutes 28.8 seconds
2nd Field Hunter
3rd Emerald Jack
2006
Launceston Cup
1st Precise Timing 2 minutes 30.0 seconds
2nd Aquiline
3rd Mr Buttkicka
2005
Launceston Cup
1st Dakasha 2 minutes 32.2 seconds
2nd Bondy
3rd Under The Bridge
2004
Launceston Cup
1st Zacielo 2 minutes 32.7 seconds
2nd Saturday Fever
3rd Dream Quest
2003
Launceston Cup
1st St Andrews 2 minutes 29.2 seconds
2nd Arena Valadora
3rd Saturday Fever
2002
Launceston Cup
1st St Andrews 2 minutes 31.0 seconds
2nd Bondi Iceberg
3rd Imax
2001
Launceston Cup
1st Full Of Rhythm 2 minutes 45.5 seconds
2nd St Andrews
3rd Naucho
2000
Launceston Cup
1st St Andrews 2 minutes 48.5 seconds
2nd Mt Arthur
3rd Naucho

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