Wagga Wagga Gold Cup

The 2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is set to run on Friday, May 1st at Wagga Wagga Racecourse.



The Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is a 2000m open handicap race run each year in early May to much anticipation. The Wagga 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. Although the purse is not considerable at $160,000, 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 2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup ran on Friday May 1st, 2020 and was won by the favourite House Of Cartier.

Wagga Cup
Date: Friday May 1st, 2020
Track: Wagga Wagga Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 House Of Cartier
  • 2nd: #3 Maurus
  • 3rd: #4 Master Of Arts
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 7 HOUSE OF CARTIER John Sargent Ms Jess Taylor 1 54kg $5F
2 3 MAURUS (GB) John Thompson Brodie Loy 0.5L 13 54.5kg (cd 55kg) $5.50
3 4 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) John Thompson Brock Ryan (a) 4.85L 10 54kg $8.50
4 10 HIGH OPINION Kris Lees Chad Lever 6.21L 8 54kg (cd 55kg) $11
5 5 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6.53L 12 54kg $5.50
6 16 RIVER OF GOLD Mitchell Beer Simon Miller 7.69L 2 54kg $61
7 11 MONKERY David Blundell Josh Richards (a) 8.3L 9 54kg $31
8 14 THE DOCTOR’S SON John Whitelaw Michael Heagney 8.7L 4 54kg $15
9 9 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Jay Ford 11.91L 5 54kg $5.50
10 6 SPUNLAGO Ron Stubbs Mathew Cahill 12.73L 3 54kg $19
11 15 GENTLEMAN MAX Trevor Sutherland Brendan Ward 15.25L 6 54kg $31
12 13 AZARYAH Trevor Sutherland Tyler Schiller (a) 15.58L 7 54kg $26
13 17e CRYFOWL Scott Spackman Jordan Mallyon 29.15L 11 54kg $201
2 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Koby Jennings 0
1 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Blaike McDougall 0
12 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Ms Winona Costin 0
8 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Shaun Guymer 0

2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 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) was the last favourite in Wagga Wagga Gold Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2020 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 2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field and barriers will be provided below the week of the race as soon as announced by Racing NSW.

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2020 field features a capacity line-up of gallopers including the widely-drawn mare Savacool for trainer Chris Waller who chases his third win in as many years and fourth in seven years.

Click here to read more on the capacity 2020 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup field.

Update: One of the best in Wagga Wagga Gold Cup betting Best Of Days (6) has been scratched from the field due to the Heavy (9) track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 803523×604 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Blaike McDougall 6 60.5kg 105
2 02514×1032 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Koby Jennings 3 56.5kg 101
3 2x00323x99 MAURUS (GB) John Thompson Brodie Loy 17 54.5kg 93
4 6694230×86 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) John Thompson Brock Ryan (a) 14 54kg 92
5 52255×5363 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 16 54kg 89
6 9201008106 SPUNLAGO Ron Stubbs Mathew Cahill 4 54kg 89
7 8010338449 HOUSE OF CARTIER John Sargent Ms Jess Taylor 1 54kg 85
8 0431x5x080 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Shaun Guymer 8 54kg 83
9 7117×09142 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Jay Ford 9 54kg 76
10 x47527x407 HIGH OPINION Kris Lees Chad Lever 12 54kg 74
11 115×000801 MONKERY David Blundell Josh Richards (a) 13 54kg 68
12 0665×56508 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Ms Winona Costin 5 54kg 68
13 1100862317 AZARYAH Trevor Sutherland Tyler Schiller (a) 11 54kg 66
14 116×048241 THE DOCTOR’S SON John Whitelaw Michael Heagney 7 54kg 66
15 439094×030 GENTLEMAN MAX Trevor Sutherland Brendan Ward 10 54kg 60
16 5x550x6103 RIVER OF GOLD Mitchell Beer Simon Miller 2 54kg 59
17e 20162×5479 CRYFOWL Scott Spackman TBA 15 54kg 52

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
2020 House Of Cartier
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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