Grafton Cup

The Grafton Cup runs a Grafton Racecourse on a Thursday in mid-July and is the feature race conducted by the Clarence River Jockey Club each winter.

2022 Grafton Cup Results

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



The Grafton Cup is a Listed race held annually at Grafton Racecourse in NSW. Held in the winter around mid-July, the Grafton Cup is run by the Clarence River Jockey Club (CRJC).

Conducted over 2350m, the Grafton Cup attracts a quality line-up of winter stayers and offers a total of $200,000 in prize money. The headline event of the two-day Grafton Cup Carnival, the black-type takes place on a Thursday and follows the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) for the sprinters at the Grafton track on the Wednesday.

The 2022 Grafton Cup runs on Thursday July 14, 2022. 

Grafton Cup 2022
Date: Thursday July 14, 2022
Track: Grafton Racecourse
Distance: 2350m
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000
Conditions: Quality Handicap

2022 Grafton Cup Results

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

2022 Grafton Cup Betting Odds

The winter’s latest Grafton Cup 2022 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available here leading-up to the race.

Sixties Groove ($3.50 in 2020) followed the next winter by Purrfect Deal ($3.40 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Grafton Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Grafton Cup Field

The Grafton Cup field features plenty of graduates out of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival events including the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) held a fortnight prior at the Sunshine Coast.

The other key lead-up race into the Grafton Cup field each winter is the Grafton Cup Prelude (2215m) conducted just a week before the Listed event. Rednav (2016) followed by Purrfect Deal (2021) are the latest gallopers to complete the Grafton Cup Prelude – Grafton Cup racing double.

Rosehill’s Listed W J McKell Cup (2000m) also serves as a nice form race into the Grafton Cup field each winter with Sixties Groove (2nd in 2020) the last Grafton Cup winner to come via the Rosehill lead-up.

The official Grafton Cup 2022 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

2022 Grafton Cup Nominations

The Grafton Cup 2022 Nominations close the Thursday prior to the race, along with those for the Ramornie Handicap.

Grafton Cup History

The Grafton Cup has long been an important part of NSW country racing. Since its inception, regional trainers have placed major emphasis on the race as one of the better staying events held outside of metropolitan areas. The Grafton Cup is held on the second Thursday of every July, a tradition that grants the CRJC a day with no competing black type events. The Wednesday prior to the Grafton Cup also boasts racing, forming a two day racing festival which is quite popular in the area. A half-holiday is granted throughout the shire on Grafton Cup Day.

Notable Grafton Cup winners include Mr O’Ceirin (2013), Twin Wing (2010) and Pacific Dancer (2004).

In 2020 Sixties Groove made Grafton Cup history carrying a record 61kg to victory.

Grafton Cup Results

The Grafton Cup winners and results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
 
2022
Grafton Cup
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2021
Grafton Cup
1st
Purrfect Deal
2 minutes 24.44 seconds
2nd Laure Me In
3rd Parry Sound
 
2020
Grafton Cup
1st
Sixties Groove
2 minutes 25.98 seconds
2nd The Lord Mayor
3rd Carzoff 
 
2019
Grafton Cup
1st
Sacred Day
2 minutes 26.46 seconds
2nd Sopressa
3rd Vaucluse Bay
 
2018
Grafton Cup
1st
First Crush
2 minutes 23.3 seconds
2nd Winkler
3rd Reneged
 
2017
Grafton Cup
1st
Supply And Demand
2 minutes 23.33
2nd Get On The Grange
3rd Montauk
 
2016
Grafton Cup
1st
Rednav
2:24.44 seconds
2nd All Clear
3rd Jumbo Prince
 
2015
Grafton Cup
1st
Bonfire
2:22.59 seconds
2nd Kapour
3rd Shoreham
 
2014
Grafton Cup
1st
Queenstown
2:24.10 seconds
2nd Secessio
3rd Noisy Ocean
 
2013
Grafton Cup
1st
Mr O’Ceirin
2:26.16
2nd Yulalona
3rd Reuben Percival
 
2012
Grafton Cup
1st
Shamardashing
2:25.30
2nd Saint Encosta
3rd Warrior Within
 
2011
Grafton Cup
1st
Warrior Within
2:23.56
2nd Gold In Dubai
3rd Shuffle The Cash
 
2010
Grafton Cup
1st
Twin Wing
2:23.98
2nd Frozone
3rd Ironstein
 
2009
Grafton Cup
1st
Castle Heights
2:24.98
2nd Hume
3rd Twin Wing
 
2008
Grafton Cup
1st
Art Success
2:22.92
2nd Belmonte
3rd Juerga
 
2007
Grafton Cup
1st
Ashraf
2:22.91
2nd Kincharm
3rd Casa De Campo
 
2006
Grafton Cup
1st
Rocking On
2:26.41
2nd Gaze On
3rd Victory Charm
 
2005
Grafton Cup
1st
Stormhill
2:25.50
2nd Precise Timing
3rd Dancing Daggers
 
2004
Grafton Cup
1st
Pacific Dancer
2:26.48
2nd Corporate Queen
3rd Zabeat
 
2003
Grafton Cup
1st
Belus
2:27.20
2nd Majestically
3rd Legerdemain
 
2002
Grafton Cup
1st
Master Pom
2:26.86
2nd Paestum
3rd Asia
 
2001
Grafton Cup
1st
Desk Top Lover
2:27.78
2nd Crown Mahal
3rd Viva La Vie
 
2000
Grafton Cup
1st
Simigan
2:26.21
2nd Super Revenir
3rd Akwazoff
 

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