Auckland Cup

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For the pacing event, see Auckland Trotting Cup.
Auckland Cup
Group I race
Location Ellerslie Racecourse
Auckland, New Zealand
Inaugurated 1874
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Ellerslie Racecourse
Race information
Distance 3200m (2 miles)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap
Purse NZ$500,000

The Auckland Cup is an annual race held by the Auckland Racing Club (ARC). It is an Open Handicap for thoroughbred racehorses competed on the flat turf over 3200 metres (two miles) at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland, New Zealand. The race is graded as a Group One (G1) and was first contested in 1874.[1]

For years, the Auckland Cup was the richest horse race in New Zealand. It recalled such names as Beau Vite, Howe, Kindergarten, Beaumaris, Yeman, and Froth, and a consistent runner of the 1880s, Australian champion Nelson, who greeted the judge at the head of the field three times in four years.[2]

The Auckland Cup is currently run for a purse of NZ$500,000. Since 2006, the race is contested on the Wednesday of Auckland Cup Week at the beginning of March. Previously it had been raced on New Year's Day.

Winners of the Auckland Cup[edit]

AUCKLAND CUP (3200 metres, $500,000) Run annually in March at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
Year
Horse
Jockey
Owner
Trainer
Time
2014 Who Shot Thebarman Matt Cameron O'Leary Brothers Mark Oulaghan 3:25.28
2013 Sangster Opie Bosson M J Bradley, M C Fenwick, K D Greenlees, T G Heptinstall, D Kneebone, K J O'Brien, L W & T D Stewart Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3:23.23
2012 Shez Sinsational James McDonald A A Baeyertz, J P Goodin, G A MacDonald, G H Phillips & R W Sharrock Allan Sharrock 3:25.35
2011 Titch Opie Bosson J N Wallace Kevin Myers 3:17.02

Previous winners[edit]

  • 2010 - Zavite
  • 2009 - Spin Around
  • 2008 - Prize Lady
  • 2007 - Prize Lady
  • 2006 - Pentane
  • 2005 - Bazelle
  • 2004 - Upsetthym
  • 2003 - Bodie
  • 2002 - Maguire
  • 2001 - Our Unicorn
  • 2000 - Able Master
  • 1999 - Irish Chance
  • 1998 - Jezabeel
  • 1997 - Yobro
  • 1996 - Senator
  • 1995 - Royal Tiara
  • 1994 - Miltak
  • 1993 - Ligeiro
  • 1992 - Castletown
  • 1991 - Star Harvest
  • 1990 - Miss Stanima
  • 1989 - Spyglass
  • 1988 - Sea Swift
  • 1987 - Kotare Chief
  • 1986 - Kerry Lane
  • 1985 - Secured Deoposit
  • 1984 - Stylish Dude
  • 1983 - Fountaincourt
  • 1982 - Chimbu
  • 1981 - Drum
  • 1980 - Blue Denim
  • 1979 - Tamboura
  • 1978 - Stylemaster
  • 1977 - Royal Cadenza
  • 1976 - Perhaps
  • 1975 - Kia Maia
  • 1974 - Rose Mellay
  • 1973 - Apollo Eleven
  • 1972 - Sailing Home
  • 1971 - Artifice
  • 1970 - Il Tempo
  • 1969 - Il Tempo
  • 1968 - Bright Chief
  • 1967 - Royal Sheen
  • 1966 - Apa
  • 1965 - Lucky Son
  • 1964 - Senor
  • 1963 - Stipulate
  • 1962 - Floutulla
  • 1961 - Ruato
  • 1960 - Marie Brizard
  • 1959 - Froth
  • 1958 - Red Eagle
  • 1957 - NOT HELD
  • 1956 - Yeman
  • 1955 - Tesla
  • 1954 - Arawa
  • 1953 - Coaltown
  • 1952 - Rev
  • 1951 - Classowa
  • 1950 - Beaumaris
  • 1949 - Swanee
  • 1948 - Frances
  • 1947 - Balgowan
  • 1946 - Sylis
  • 1945 - Expanse
  • 1944 - Foxwyn
  • 1943 - Lord Chancellor
  • 1942 - Kindergarten
  • 1941 - Piastre (AUS)
  • 1940 - Beau Vite
  • 1939 - Cheval De Volee
  • 1938 - Cheval De Volee
  • 1937 - The Buzzer
  • 1936 - Cuddle
  • 1935 - Cuddle
  • 1934 - Gold Trail
  • 1933 - Minerval
  • 1932 - Fast Passage
  • 1931 - Admiral Drake
  • 1930 - Motere
  • 1929 - Concentrate
  • 1928 - Corinax (AUS)
  • 1927 - Rapier
  • 1926 - Tanadees (AUS)
  • 1925 - Rapine
  • 1924 - Te Kara
  • 1923 - Muraahi/Te Kara
  • 1922 - Scion
  • 1921 - Malaga
  • 1920 - Starland
  • 1919 - Karo
  • 1918 - Mascot
  • 1917 - Fiery Cross
  • 1916 - Depredation
  • 1915 - Balboa
  • 1914 - Warstep
  • 1913 - Sir Solo
  • 1912 - Bobrikoff
  • 1911 - Santa Rosa
  • 1910 - Waimangu
  • 1909 - All Red
  • 1908 - All Red
  • 1907 - Zimmerman
  • 1906 - Master Delaval
  • 1905 - Putty
  • 1904 - Mahutonga
  • 1903 - Wairiki
  • 1902 - Siege Gun
  • 1901 - St. Michael
  • 1900 - Blue Jacket
  • 1899 - Blue Jacket
  • 1898 - Uhlan
  • 1897 - Antares
  • 1896 - Nestor
  • 1895 - Anita
  • 1894 - Lottie
  • 1893 - Pegasus
  • 1892 - St. Hippo
  • 1891 - Pinfire
  • 1890 - Crackshot
  • 1889 - Leopold
  • 1888 - Lochiel
  • 1887 - Nelson (AUS)
  • 1886 - Nelson (AUS)
  • 1885 - Nelson (AUS)
  • 1884 - The Poet
  • 1883 - Salvage
  • 1882 - Welcome Jack
  • 1881 - King Quail
  • 1880 - Foul Play
  • 1879 - Ariel
  • 1878 - Ariel
  • 1877 - Lara
  • 1876 - Ariel
  • 1875 - Kingfisher
  • 1874 - Templeton


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