Kalgoorlie Cup

The Kalgoorlie Cup is a Listed event held at Kalgoorlie Racecourse during the spring carnival season.


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The Kalgoorlie Cup is a Listed event held in either late September or early October at the Kalgoorlie Racecourse. The Kalgoorlie Cup forms an important part of the minor Western Australia Spring Racing Carnival. More importantly, the Kalgoorlie is a leg in the famous Western Cups trifecta.

Raced under open quality handicap conditions, the Kalgoorlie Cup is now contested over 2200m – having been reduced from 2300m for the first time in 2019 – and offers $150,000 in prize money.

Kalgoorlie Cup Day is held on the same date as the Turnbull Stakes in Melbourne and Sydney’s bumper Epsom Handicap Day program.

Horses commonly target the Kalgoorlie Cup as part of a broader campaign that typically includes both the Coolgardie Cup and the Boulder Cup. These three races are regularly attended by the same horses, all with the hope of achieving the Cups trifecta. In 2011, Kincaple won both the Coolgardie Cup and the Kalgoorlie Cup but was unfortunately pushed into second place in the Boulder Cup by Reverend Lovejoy (whose campaign was otherwise substandard).

More recently, the 2021 Kalgoorlie Cup winner Living The Dream improved on a lead-up third in the Boulder Cup.

Besides the Cups trifecta, horses often continue on from the Kalgoorlie Cup to challenge major races during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival. Some of these future targets include the Group 1 Railway Stakes, Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Group 2 Perth Cup.

The 2021 Kalgoorlie Cup was held on Saturday October 2nd, 2021 and won by Living The Dream at 13/1. 

Kalgoorlie Cup 2021
Date: Saturday October 2nd, 2021
Track: Kalgoorlie Racecourse
Distance: 2200m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $150,000

2021 Kaloorlie Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Living The Dream
  • 2nd: #8 Stafford’s Lad
  • 3rd: #9 Sugar Cain
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 LIVING THE DREAM Brian Allen Joseph Azzopardi 6 54.5kg $14
2 8 STAFFORD’S LAD Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 2.93L 5 54kg $19
3 9 SUGAR CAIN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3.27L 4 54kg $4.60
4 3 MEDIA BARON David Harrison Paul Harvey 3.75L 3 56kg $3.90
5 1 FRIAR FOX Justine Erkelens Shaun O’Donnell 3.95L 9 59kg $17
6 7 RED HOT TIP Stephen Miller Brad Parnham 5.27L 1 54kg $2.80F
7 4 BELLA’S IDOL Summer Dickson Ms Lucy Warwick 5.61L 8 54.5kg $12
8 2 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Patrick Carbery 12.25L 7 56.5kg $31
9 6 MEXI COLA Rod Brown Ms Jade McNaught 12.59L 2 54kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Kalgoorlie Cup Betting

The best Kalgoorlie Cup 2021 odds are available at Ladbrokes.com.au and are traditionally dominated by in-form WA horses coming off lead-up runs in a race like the Boulder Cup.

Spiritual Warrior ($3.80 in 2019) was the last favourite in Kalgoorlie Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Kalgoorlie Cup Field

Due to be released the Wednesday of race week, the 2021 Kalgoorlie Cup field always features a quality line-up of mainly locally-trained horses.

The 2021 Kalgoorlie Cup field features nine stayers including last year’s third placed mare Friar Fox coming off an historic Boulder Cup title defence.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2137×59721 FRIAR FOX Justine Erkelens Shaun O’Donnell 9 59kg 96
2 1300×76689 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Patrick Carbery 7 56.5kg 91
3 975127×474 MEDIA BARON David Harrison Paul Harvey 3 56kg 90
4 3442394232 BELLA’S IDOL Summer Dickson Ms Lucy Warwick 8 54.5kg 87
5 119×857413 LIVING THE DREAM Brian Allen Joseph Azzopardi 6 54.5kg 87
6 5085×10676 MEXI COLA Rod Brown Ms Jade McNaught 2 54kg 67
7 x69532x523 RED HOT TIP Stephen Miller Brad Parnham 1 54kg 73
8 x062241325 STAFFORD’S LAD Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 5 54kg 68
9 8×65936131 SUGAR CAIN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 4 54kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Kalgoorlie Cup History

The Kalgoorlie Cup has a long and storied history as one of the premier racing events in the western goldfields. The Kalgoorlie Cup didn’t really have humble beginnings – it was one of the earlier major races held in the region, back when there were three racecourses competing for patrons and racing resources. In those days, Kalgoorlie racing was a days-long endurance event of drinking, gambling and partying. Much like today.

The Kalgoorlie Racecourse is recorded as hosting races for the first time in 1896, and the Kalgoorlie Cup is very likely to have been one of the earliest events. For many years the Cups trifecta has been a major target for horses and a major selling point for racing in the region. From 2015 onwards, the Kalgoorlie Cup will shift back a week to a Sunday slot and compete with Belmont Park in Perth for racing attention.

There have been quite a few decent Kalgoorlie Cup winners. Some of the more notable Kalgoorlie Cup winners include Meteor Prince (1959), Seminole Brave (1975), Edge Of Darkness (1990), Lottila Bay (2000) and Kincaple (2011). Kalgoorlie Cup results since 2000 are provided below.

Kalgoorlie Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Living The Dream 2 minutes 16.89 seconds
2nd Stafford’s Lad
3rd Sugar Cain
2020
Kalgoorlie Cup
(2200m)
1st Missile Launch 2 minutes 17.55 seconds
2nd Divine Shadow
3rd Friar Fox
2019
Kalgoorlie Cup
(2200m)
1st Spiritual Warrior 2 minutes 16.37 seconds
2nd First Affair
3rd Ihtsahymn
2018
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Inject The Venom 2 minutes 25.34 seconds
2nd Gloryland
3rd First Affair
2017
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Shinta Mani 2 minutes 20.18 seconds
2nd Danehills Daughter
3rd Dark Alert
2016
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Cougar Express 2 minutes 22.28 seconds
2nd Falcon Crest
3rd Kronfeld
2015
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Woodsville 2 minutes 20.95 seconds
2nd Mystic Prince
3rd Black Moment
2014
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st True Gold 2 minutes 20.90 seconds
2nd Friarday
3rd Ram Jam
2013
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Classique Ivory 2 minutes 21.03 seconds
2nd Starlight Lady
3rd Imperial Command
2012
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Lopov 2 minutes 20.52 seconds
2nd Double Barrel
3rd Test The Angels
2011
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Kincaple 2 minutes 21.92 seconds
2nd Battle Emblem
3rd Kasabian
2010
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Sunrange 2 minutes 21.85 seconds
2nd Telexden
3rd Guyno
2009
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Gondorff 2 minutes 23.66 seconds
2nd Zubizaretta
3rd Neige
2008
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Action Pak 2 minutes 24.96 seconds
2nd Goldtown
3rd Impact Rating
2007
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Master Vision 2 minutes 23.50 seconds
2nd Action Plan
3rd Hail Mary
2006
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Black Tom 2 minutes 21.95 seconds
2nd Main Stage
3rd Master Vision
2005
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Priceless Matt 2 minutes 22.87 seconds
2nd Master Vision
3rd Mercedario
2004
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Violent Wind 2 minutes 21.64 seconds
2nd Quasarock
3rd Blevvo
2003
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Czariffic 2 minutes 22.81 seconds
2nd Kiwi Hombre
3rd Priceless Matt
2002
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Lawmaker 2 minutes 25.30 seconds
2nd Noon
3rd Great Fingall
2001
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Opening Twist 2 minutes 21.82 seconds
=2nd Never Blue
=2nd Tumeric
2000
Kalgoorlie Cup
1st Lottila Bay 2 minutes 21.43 seconds
2nd Never Blue
3rd Master Clan

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