Wagga Wagga Gold Cup

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is a popular 2000m winter showdown run at Wagga Wagga Racecourse each May.

2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #9 Aleas
  • 2nd: #12 Dream Runner
  • 3rd: #8 Five Kingdom



The Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is a 2000m open handicap race run each year in early May. The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup usually attracts a decent field of local and interstate horses as well as the occasional raider from New Zealand. Canberra horses are often well-represented in the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup results.

Claimed by some to be the second oldest horse race in Australia, the Wagga Cup has developed a reputation as a major event in the Riverina region. Although it is usually run during the week, the Wagga Cup has no difficulties attracting viewers or listeners from far and wide. The Wagga Cup attracts a lot of punting attention both locally and from the rest of Australia.

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is unique amongst very limited company as a highly popular listed race. Offering an increased $200,000 from 2021, the hype surrounding Wagga Wagga Cup race day has considerably outgrown that of the average Listed race.

Horses out of the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field may be tempted to race on over the winter heading up to Queensland for a race like the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

The 2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup ran on Friday May 6th, 2022 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Aleas ($4.60F). 

Wagga Cup
Date: Friday May 6th, 2022
Track: Wagga Wagga Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000

2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #9 Aleas ($4.60F)
  • 2nd: #12 Dream Runner
  • 3rd: #8 Five Kingdom
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 ALEAS (GB) Chris Waller Chad Schofield 2 54kg $4.60F
2 12 DREAM RUNNER Keith Dryden Tyler Schiller (a) 0.22L 8 54kg $61
3 8 FIVE KINGDOM Matthew Dale Josh Richards (a) 0.33L 4 54kg $10
4 3 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 2.19L 9 59kg $8.50
5 7 IRISH SEQUEL (IRE) Chris Waller Grant Buckley 2.25L 5 54kg $10
6 6 ESTI FENY (HUN) Matthew Smith Ashley Morgan 2.5L 7 54kg $9.50
7 11 REGGIEWOOD (NZ) Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 5.71L 1 54kg $6.50
8 4 BRUTALITY Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 6.82L 6 57.5kg $7
9 13 ROMAN Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones Quayde Krogh 10.94L 11 54kg $51
10 10 AIN’TNODEELDUN Anthony & Sam Freedman Tim Clark 13.57L 10 54kg $5.50
11 14 THIS SKILLED CAT David O’Prey Brendan Ward 16.33L 3 54kg $91
15 GUNGA DIN (NZ) Keith Dryden Ms Alysha Collett 0
16 DOLPHINA Tim Donnelly Ms Kayla Nisbet 0
2 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 0
5 PANCHO Chris Waller 0
1 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Betting Odds

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup odds are traditionally dominated by middle-distance type stayers coming off good form over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Gallopers dropping in grade off Group status events at Randwick and those with proven 2000m form usually sit high up the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup betting markets.

House Of Cartier ($5 in 2020) saluted in the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup as favourite before later being disqualified.

There was a notable upset in the following year in 2021 with Inverloch winning the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup at 30/1, while Yonkers ran second as the beaten favourite.

Aleas ($4.60 in 2022) was the last favourite in Wagga Wagga Gold Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Field

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field attracts a nice class of stayers out of the autumn in Sydney.

The Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) held at Randwick over the same distance in late April makes a good lead-up into the Wagga Wagga Cup field.

The 2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field and barriers will be provided below the week of the race as soon as announced by Racing NSW.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 516x00119x WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman 16 60.5kg 105
2 x558x7x602 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 1 60kg 104
3 17x200x694 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 11 59kg 102
4 431×245054 BRUTALITY Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 8 57.5kg 99
5 5217×86424 PANCHO Chris Waller 15 54kg 92
6 11x42x7x95 ESTI FENY (HUN) Matthew Smith Ashley Morgan 9 54kg 91
7 6x35112x51 IRISH SEQUEL (IRE) Chris Waller Grant Buckley 7 54kg 85
8 42313×2322 FIVE KINGDOM Matthew Dale Josh Richards (a) 6 54kg 84
9 x141860x42 ALEAS (GB) Chris Waller Chad Schofield 3 54kg 82
10 4x5111x842 AIN’TNODEELDUN Anthony & Sam Freedman Tim Clark 12 54kg 80
11 07400×3141 REGGIEWOOD (NZ) Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 2 54kg 79
12 1532227×05 DREAM RUNNER Keith Dryden Tyler Schiller (a) 10 54kg 69
13 550×381021 ROMAN Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones Quayde Krogh 13 54kg 65
14 5602212954 THIS SKILLED CAT David O’Prey Brendan Ward 5 54kg 64
15 7x8047x027 GUNGA DIN (NZ) Keith Dryden Ms Alysha Collett 4 54kg 62
16 2624×63113 DOLPHINA Tim Donnelly Ms Kayla Nisbet 14 54kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Nominations

Nominations for the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup in 2022 are taken the Friday prior to the race.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 4x5111x842 AIN’TNODEELDUN H 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
2 x141860x42 ALEAS (GB) G 4 Chris Waller
3 8327355×35 BEDFORD (NZ) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 3431×24505 BRUTALITY G 5 Joseph Pride
5 739760×363 COGNAC (IRE) G 5 Richard & Will Freedman
6 2624×63113 DOLPHINA M 4 Tim Donnelly 68
7 1532227×05 DREAM RUNNER G 5 Keith Dryden
8 11x42x7x95 ESTI FENY (HUN) G 7 Matthew Smith
9 42313×2322 FIVE KINGDOM G 7 Matthew Dale
10 7x8047x027 GUNGA DIN (NZ) G 6 Keith Dryden 77
11 6x35112x51 IRISH SEQUEL (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
12 x494212211 MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 7 Gwenda Markwell
13 362011×038 MARRONI (NZ) G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
14 x47x458372 MAURICE’S MEDAD G 3 Bjorn Baker
15 x558x7x602 NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
16 48125132×9 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
17 5217×86424 PANCHO G 5 Chris Waller
18 x5x75770x4 PAPPALINO (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith
19 07400×3141 REGGIEWOOD (NZ) G 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
20 550×381021 ROMAN G 7 Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones 78
21 055167×062 SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
22 305x6140x0 SEPULCHRE M 7 Joseph Ible 82
23 17x200x694 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 7 Mark Newnham
24 0043×00098 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith
25 141x8058x0 TAIKOMOCHI G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
26 5602212954 THIS SKILLED CAT G 6 David O’Prey 71
27 516x00119x WARNING G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Wagga Cup History

The Wagga Cup had its inaugural run on November 26, 1873, when Mountaineer won. Since that date the Wagga Cup has developed into a popular local race with a strong tradition of excellence.

Listed below are Wagga Cup winners since 1990.

Wagga Cup Winners

Year Winner
2022 Aleas
2021 Inverloch
2020 Maurus

House Of Cartier (Disqualified) 

2019 Abdon
2018 Life Less Ordinary
2017 Stampede
2016 Messene
2015 Land Locked
2014 Trade Commissioner
2013 Scream Machine
2012 Coliseo
2011 Voice Commander
2010 Sainthood
2009 Macknuckle
2008 Tommifrancs
2007 Fooram
2006 Mc Lir
2005 Natural Blitz
2004 Vanquished
2003 Kreisler Mirage
2002 Call Me Lily
2001 Regal Touch
2000 Sporting
1999 Goodwood
1998 Chance Affair
1997 Here’s The Prince
1996 Nobellotto
1995 Top Guy
1994 NOT HELD
1993 Antwerp
1992 Fleet Dancer
1991 Greenback
1990 Mill Court

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