Murray Bridge Cup

The Murray Bridge Cup is a Listed event held at Murray Bridge Racecourse during October a day before the Caulfield Cup runs in Melbourne.


Murray Bridge Cup News


The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is a Listed mile event held at Murray Bridge Racecourse in Adelaide during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Raced over 1600m, the Murray Bridge Cup is not as long in distance as other cup events. However, it still provides compelling entertainment and excellent punting opportunities.

An open quality handicap, the Murray Bridge Cup welcomes all comers for an attempt at its $100,000 prize. It is the headline event on a day that carries no other black-type races. The Murray Bridge Cup is often targeted by horses as part of an ongoing spring campaign.

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup sees a mixture of country horses and city horses go head to head. Because it’s only an hour east of Adelaide, the journey isn’t particularly arduous for horses form major Adelaide stables.

While horses contesting the Murray Bridge Cup come from a broad assortment of preparations, most tend to target slightly longer distance events following a run in the Cup. One of the preferred targets is the Kyneton Cup (2000m).

Murray Bridge Gold Cup Day takes place on the Friday before Melbourne hosts Caulfield Cup Day and Sydney’s Royal Randwick track is home to the world’s richest turf race – the $15 million The Everest (1200m).

The 2020 Murray Bridge Cup will be ran on Friday October 16, 2020 and was won by the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Winning Partner in race record time. 

Murray Bridge Cup 2020
Date: Friday October 16, 2020
Track: Murray Bridge
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $100,000

Murray Bridge Cup Betting

2020 Murray Bridge Cup betting will be available the week of the race following final acceptances with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au published here once open.

2020 Murray Bridge Cup Field

The Murray Bridge Cup field is usually comprised of a diverse mix of country and metro horses, all with differing preparations. Because of this, picking a winner from the Murray Bridge Cup field can be extremely challenging, and the race is often open to upsets.

The 2020 Murray Bridge Cup field & barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup 2020 field has been released and includes Balaklava Cup winner Winning Partner.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3416x6156x DANON ROMAN (JPN) Michael Hickmott Todd Pannell 17 59kg 89
2 5533115×41 REGALO DI GAETANO Richard & Chantelle Jolly Caitlin Jones (a) 3 57.5kg 86
3 55×4122251 WINNING PARTNER Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 12 56kg 83
4 203808×690 BALF’S CHOICE Ryan Balfour Dom Tourneur 16 55.5kg 82
5 0137420344 ARKHAM KNIGHT John Macmillan Karl Zechner 7 54.5kg 80
6 4×98736150 VON COSTA GLASS Sue & Jason Jaensch Ms Anna Jordsjo 9 54.5kg 80
7 952411049x EPERDUMENT Shane Oxlade Ms Kayla Crowther 15 54kg 82
8 704084×040 CHAROSSA Gordon Richards Sairyn Fawke 14 54kg 79
9 1337114242 ANALYTICA (NZ) Travis Doudle Paul Gatt 11 54kg 78
10 31280×8025 EAST INDIAMAN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jason Holder 6 54kg 77
11 11250×5314 PELOTON (NZ) Michael Hickmott Ms Eran Boyd 18 54kg 77
12 1x22466x72 WINGS OF PASTRAMI Jeff Searle Jake Toeroek 1 54kg 76
13 0x5133x111 AQUEDUCT (NZ) Michael Hickmott Ms Jessica Eaton (a) 4 54kg 75
14 551115242x NEVA DOUBT US Grant Young Ms Sophie Logan (a) 13 54kg 75
15 625312226D EXALTED RUTH Grant Young Ms Scarlet So (a) 10 54kg 70
16 31x14225x4 HYPERCANE Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jeffrey Maund 2 54kg 68
17 6236612×54 SERIOUS SPENDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Teagan Voorham (a) 5 54kg 65
18 9x3031905x BRONSKI Sue & Jason Jaensch Dylan Caboche (a) 8 54kg 63
 Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Murray Bridge Cup History

The Murray Bridge Cup dates back to the very early 1900s, with the Murray Bridge Turf Club having been formed in 1899.

Throughout its life, the Murray Bridge Cup has been a mainstay of country racing in the region, with a number of the best local horses targeting it each year.

The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is now held at Gifford Hill, the multi-million dollar racing precinct recently built in the town.

Notable Murray Bridge Cup winners include King’s Arch (2003), Moment In Time (2009) and Eclair Surprise (2012). Interestingly (or frustratingly, depending on the way you look at it), Sandhill Prince came second three years in a row (2009-11). The Chris Bieg-trained Excites Zelady meanwhile won back-to-back editions of the Murray Bridge Gold Cup in 2014-15 before securing his record third win in the race in 2017.

In 2020 the Murray Bridge Gold Cup winner Winning Partner set a new race record saluting in 1 minute 35.92 seconds.

Murray Bridge Cup results and winning times since 2003 are listed below.

Murray Bridge Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Winning Partner 1 minute 35.92 seconds
2nd Aqueduct
3rd Regalo Di Gaetano
2019
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Nistaan 1 minute 37.47 seconds
2nd Borris in Ossory
3rd Hussybay
2018
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Von Costa Glass 1 minute 39.14 seconds
2nd Modulate
3rd Magic Boy
2017
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Excites Zelady 1 minute 38.88 seconds
2nd Magic Consol
3rd Brown Ben
2016
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Sandhill Warrior 1 minute 38.69 seconds
2nd Flow Meter
3rd Tidy Prophet
2015
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Excites Zelady 1 minute 37.72 seconds
2nd Back On Target
3rd Okahu Bay
2014
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Excites Zelady 1 minute 37.02 seconds
2nd Evangelist
3rd Corvidae
2013
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Pelicano 1 minute 38.11 seconds
2nd Lady Dynamo
3rd Little Akie
2012
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Eclair Surprise 1 minute 37.55 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Ballypatrick
2011
Murray Bridge Cup
1st War Ends 1 minute 37.20 seconds
2nd Sandhill Prince
3rd Too Many Reds
2010
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Hawks Bay 1 minute 38.97 seconds
2nd Sandhill Prince
3rd Jutland
2009
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Moment In Time 1 minute 37.45 seconds
2nd Sandhill Prince
3rd Ciro Prince
2008
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Club Liquid 1 minute 35.41 seconds
2nd The Gem
3rd Dynamic Hero
2007
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Wild Will 1 minute 36.48 seconds
2nd Acacia Queen
3rd Bergstrom
2006
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Bo Best 1 minute 35.50 seconds
2nd Time Matters
3rd Pride Of Archway
2005
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Get Up 1 minute 40.85 seconds
2nd Danalaga
3rd Rally
2004
Murray Bridge Cup
1st Finniss D’Or 1 minute 37.42 seconds
2nd Get Up
3rd Pentirely
2003
Murray Bridge Cup
1st King’s Arch 1 minute 36.55 seconds
2nd Fly For Me
3rd Mustaagel

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