Wyong Gold Cup

The Wyong Gold Cup is a Listed race held at Wyong Racecourse in early September as a lead-up to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2020 Wyong Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #9 Paths Of Glory
  • 2nd: #4 The Lord Mayor
  • 3rd: #2 Hush Writer



The Wyong Gold Cup is an exciting staying event held at Wyong Racecourse in late August or early September. Raced over 2100m, the Wyong Gold Cup provides horses with a great step-up event to the more lucrative and prestigious staying events during the Spring Racing Carnival.

The Wyong Gold Cup is run under Quality Handicap conditions and is open to contenders from all ages and sexes. Paying a purse of $160,000, the Wyong Gold Cup is one of the richer Listed races.

The Wyong Gold Cup field is usually comprised of horses from Sydney stables, with those who have a successful run going on to compete in both Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals.

In 2011, for example, Verminator went from a victory in the Wyong Gold Cup to win the Metropolitan Handicap and compete in the Melbourne Cup.

The Wyong Gold Cup forms part of the Wyong Racing Festival and is the feature race of Wyong Cup Day. There is a second black-type event on the program, the listed Mona Lisa Stakes.

The 2020 Wyong Gold Cup ran on Friday September 4, 2020 and was won narrowly by the Newcastle Cup-bound Paths Of Glory.

Wyong Cup 2020
Date: Friday September 4, 2020
Racecourse: Wyong Racecourse
Distance: 2100m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Wyong Gold Cup Results

  • 1st: #9 Paths Of Glory
  • 2nd: #4 The Lord Mayor
  • 3rd: #2 Hush Writer

Paths Of Glory ($13) was given a patiently-timed ride to perfection by jockey Rachel King to narrowly hold off The Lord Mayor ($6) and deny trainer Chris Waller an eighth win in the 2020 Wyong Gold Cup results. In a busy finish, Paths Of Glory burst through late with the staying edge over his rivals heading towards a Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) win in two weeks. The reigning Newcastle Cup winner and last year’s Wyong Gold Cup runner-up Hush Writer ($5) ran third.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Wyong Gold Cup win by Paths Of Glory.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 3 54kg $13
2 4 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 0.17L 2 55.5kg $6
3 2 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0.36L 6 58.5kg $5
4 5 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0.74L 5 54.5kg $4.40F
5 6 ATTENTION RUN (GER) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 2.53L 7 54kg $8
6 12 SPENCER Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 2.83L 11 54kg $20
7 10 COSTELLO David Payne Robbie Dolan 4.36L 10 54kg $14
8 13 JAZZLAND Kristen Buchanan Grant Buckley 8.51L 9 54kg $21
9 11 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 10.96L 1 54kg $6
10 1 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 11.8L 4 60.5kg $15
11 7 ZACADA (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee Regan Bayliss 12.53L 8 54kg (cd 55kg) $101
8 TORYJOY Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 0
3 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Jason Collett 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Wyong Gold Cup Odds

The latest Wyong Gold Cup 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

Wu Gok ($4.80 in 2019) was the last favourite in Wyong Gold Cup betting to win.

2020 Wyong Gold Cup Field

The Wyong Gold Cup field attracts a quality line-up of mostly Sydney-trained stayers, many of which have competed in previous editions of the race.

Horses may be kicking off a new campaign in the Wyong Gold Cup field after a winter season that included a run in the Grafton Cup (2350m) during July. Rosehill’s Group 3 Premier’s Cup held on San Domenico Stakes Day is also a good lead-up into the Wyong Cup field.

The official Wyong Gold Cup Field 2020 will be published below as soon as announced by Racing NSW the week of the race.

The 2020 Wyong Gold Cup final field features 13 hopefuls led in betting by the Kris Lees-trained Attention Run coming off a second over 1800m at Randwick on a Heavy (10).

Click here to read more on the key chances in the Wyong Gold Cup 2020 field and betting markets.

Update: #3 Big Duke (4) and #8 Toryjoy (13) have been scratched leaving 11 hopefuls in the Wyong Gold Cup field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 960x6613x5 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 5 60.5kg 106
2 1816x7000x HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 58.5kg 102
3 6x750x9084 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 56kg 97
4 33×0836425 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 55.5kg 56kg 96
5 5363422×16 SAVACOOL (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5kg 98
6 76x507x192 ATTENTION RUN (GER) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 8 54kg 94
7 x976P8x8x6 ZACADA (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee Regan Bayliss 9 54kg 93
8 3530×88324 TORYJOY Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 13 54kg 88
9 011123×001 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 3 54kg 87
10 9x222311x7 COSTELLO David Payne Robbie Dolan 11 54kg 84
11 1141×03211 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 1 54kg 84
12 74×6238263 SPENCER Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 12 54kg 83
13 11010×0163 JAZZLAND Kristen Buchanan Grant Buckley 10 54kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Wyong Gold Cup Nominations

Nominations for the Wyong Gold Cup 2020 close the Monday of race week and will be announced in full below.

Fifteen gallopers make-up the early entries for Friday’s 2020 Wyong Gold Cup including Kris Lees’ veteran nine-year-old Big Duke and his in-form stablemate Attention Run. Chris Waller has won seven of the past editions of the race and has a trio of nominations this year led by his recent Rowley Mile winning mare Savacool.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 76x507x192 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 6 Kris Lees 94
2 6x750x9084 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 9 Kris Lees 97
3 6x99x59965 BYE SEE M 7 Brett Lazzarini
4 9x222311x7 COSTELLO G 5 David Payne 84
5 1816x7000x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 102
6 11010×0163 JAZZLAND G 6 Kristen Buchanan 80
7 1141×03211 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 84
8 x271755452 ONDO PASA M 7 Stan Thomas 65
9 011123×001 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 87
10 960x6613x5 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 106
11 5363422×16 SAVACOOL (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 98
12 74×6238263 SPENCER G 6 Bjorn Baker 83
13 33×0836425 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 96
14 3530×88324 TORYJOY M 6 Chris Waller 88
15 x976P8x8x6 ZACADA (NZ) G 8 Jim & Greg Lee 93

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Wyong Gold Cup History

The Wyong Gold Cup first ran in 1978 and was taken out by Taksan. For the inaugural edition, the Wyong Cup was raced over a mile (1600 metres). It has run every year since except for 2007, when equine influenza greatly disrupted the New South Wales racing calendar.

The Wyong Gold Cup has developed a reputation for attracting big names, with Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse regularly nominating horses.

Notable Wyong Gold Cup winners include Lord Hybrow (1989), Daniel’s The Man (2003) and The Verminator (2011). Wyong Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Wyong Gold Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Paths Of Glory 2 minutes 10.45 seconds
2nd The Lord Mayor
3rd Hush Writer
2019
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Wu Gok 2 minutes 9.23 seconds
2nd Hush Writer
3rd Vaucluse Bay
2018
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Carzoff 2 minutes 11.6 seconds
2nd Dark Eyes
3rd Shalmaneser
2017
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Destiny’s Kiss 2 minutes 08.4 seconds
2nd The Getaway
3rd Sayed
2016
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Slow Pace 2 minutes 16.2 seconds
2nd Sacred Master
3rd Get On The Grange
2015
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Beyond Thankful 2 minutes 08.4 seconds
2nd Just As Cosmic
3rd Orbec
2014
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Multilateral 2 minutes 12.5 seconds
2nd Canny Ballad
3rd Secessio
2013
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Wazn 2 minutes 10.3 seconds
2nd Peal Of Bells
3rd Gazza Guru
2012
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Julienas 2 minutes 10.2 seconds
2nd Gazza Guru
3rd Storm Burst
2011
Wyong Gold Cup
1st The Verminator 2 minutes 10.2 seconds
2nd Essence Of Success
3rd Gazza Guru
2010
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Hawk Island 2 minutes 11.8 seconds
2nd Snow Alert
3rd Music Review
2009
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Mr Clangtastic 2 minutes 11.9 seconds
2nd Lodge The Deeds
3rd Enzedex Eagle
2008
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Bianca 2 minutes 13.7 seconds
2nd Keepin’ The Dream
3rd Enzedex Eagle
2007
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2005
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Carael Boy 2 minutes 12.8 seconds
2nd Irongail
3rd Dancing Daggers
2004
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Bush Honey 2 minutes 11.9 seconds
2nd Jackman
3rd Itemise
2003
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Daniel’s The Man 2 minutes 11.0 seconds
2nd Rocksinga
3rd Legerdemain
2002
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Bondi Iceberg 2 minutes 11.7 seconds
2nd Danyon
3rd Feed The Meter
2001
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Danyon 2 minutes 13.1 seconds
2nd Agincourt Express
3rd Space Age
2000
Wyong Gold Cup
1st Pecan Player 2 minutes 08.1 seconds
2nd Space Age
3rd Gerastar

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