Perth Cup

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Perth Cup
Group 2 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Inaugurated 1887
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Golden River Developments (2015)
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three year old and older
Weight Handicap
Purse A$500,000 (2015)

The Perth Cup is a Perth Racing Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race run under handicap conditions over a distance of 2400 metres at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Australia in January, usually on New Year's Day.[1] The total prize money is $500,000.

Race history[edit]

Race distance[edit]

  • 1887–1946 - Two miles (~3,219 metres)
  • 1947–1961 - Two miles and 11 yards (~3,230 metres)
  • 1962–1972 - Two miles (~3,219 metres)
  • 1972–2008 - 3,200 metres
  • 2009 onwards - 2,400 metres [2]

Race grade[edit]

  • 1887–1978 - Principal race
  • 1972–1992 - Group 1
  • 1993 onwards - Group 2

Race records[edit]

Mr P.A. Connolly had an amazing five consecutive and two later wins in the Perth Cup, with Blue Spec (in 1904), Czarowitch (1905), May King (1906), Post Town (1907), Scorcher (1908), Jolly Beggar (1910) and Jolly Cosy (a son of Jolly Beggar) in 1922.[3]

The winners[edit]

  • 2015 - Real Love [4]
  • 2014 - Black Tycoon [5]
  • 2013 - Talent Show [6]
  • 2011 (Dec. 31) - Western Jewel [7]
  • 2011 (Jan. 1) - Guest Wing [8]
  • 2010 - Lords Ransom [9]
  • 2009 - Guyno [10]
  • 2008 - Cats Fun [11]
  • 2007 - Respect [12]
  • 2006 - Black Tom [13]
  • 2005 - Crown Prosecutor [14]
  • 2004 - King Canute [15]
  • 2003 - Tumeric [16]
  • 2002 - Cardinal Colours [17]
  • 2001 - Lottila Bay [18]
  • 2000 - Luna Tudor [19]
  • 1999 - King Of Saxony [20]
  • 1998 - Heed The Toll [21]
  • 1997 - Time Frame [22]
  • 1996 - Crying Game [23]
  • 1995 - Ros Reef [24]
  • 1994 - Palatious [25]
  • 1993 - Field Officer [26]
  • 1992 - Mirror Magic [27]
  • 1991 - Zamlight [28]
  • 1990 - Word Of Honour [29]
  • 1989 - Saratov [30]
  • 1988 - Linc The Leopard [31]
  • 1987 - Rocket Racer [32]
  • 1986 - Ullyatt [33]
  • 1985 - Phizam [34]
  • 1984 - Moss Kingdom [35]
  • 1983 - Bianco Lady [36]
  • 1982 - Magistrate
  • 1981 - Magistrate
  • 1980 - Rothschild
  • 1979 - Meliador
  • 1978 - Golden Centre
  • 1977 - Muros
  • 1976 - Philomel
  • 1975 - Runyon
  • 1974 - Allegation
  • 1973 - Dayana
  • 1972 - Fait Accompli
  • 1971 - Artello Bay
  • 1970 - Fait Accompli
  • 1969 - Jenark
  • 1968 - Lintonmarc
  • 1967 - Special Reward
  • 1966 - Royal Coral
  • 1965 - Fair's Print
  • 1964 - Resolution
  • 1963 - Bay Count
  • 1962 - Royal Khora
  • 1961 - England's Dust
  • 1960 - Rendition
  • 1959 - Fairetha
  • 1958 - Fairetha
  • 1957 - Elmsfield
  • 1955 - Yabaroo
  • 1955 - Lenarc
  • 1954 - Beau Scot
  • 1953 - Raconteur
  • 1952 - Avarna
  • 1950 - Azennis
  • 1949 - Beau Vasse
  • 1949 - Gurkha
  • 1948 - Kingscote
  • 1947 - Sydney James
  • 1946 - Maddington
  • 1945 - Gay Parade
  • 1944 - Loyalist
  • 1942 - Ragtime
  • 1942 - Temple Chief
  • 1941 - Fernridge
  • 1939 - Tomito
  • 1938 - Maikai
  • 1938 - Gay Balkan
  • 1937 - Manolive
  • 1936 - Picaro
  • 1935 - Cueesun
  • 1933 - Cueesun
  • 1932 - Alienist
  • 1932 - Bonny Note
  • 1931 - The Dimmer
  • 1930 - Coolbarro
  • 1929 - Jemidar
  • 1927 - Au Fait
  • 1927 - Phoenix Park
  • 1925 - Mercato
  • 1925 - Great Applause
  • 1923 - Lilypond
  • 1922 - Jolly Cosy
  • 1921 - Earl Of Seafield
  • 1920 - Seigneur
  • 1919 - †Rivose / Eurythmic
  • 1918 - Macadam
  • 1917 - Downing Street
  • 1916 - Lucky Escape
  • 1915 - Irish Knight
  • 1914 - Dollar Dictator
  • 1913 - Artesian
  • 1912 - Sparkle
  • 1911 - Artesian
  • 1910 - Jolly Beggar
  • 1909 - Loch Shiel
  • 1908 - Scorcher
  • 1907 - Post Town
  • 1906 - May King
  • 1905 - Czarovitch
  • 1904 - Blue Spec
  • 1903 - Cypher
  • 1902 - Novitiate
  • 1901 - Flintlock
  • 1901 - Australian
  • 1900 - Carbineer
  • 1899 - Mural
  • 1898 - Le Var
  • 1897 - Snapshot
  • 1896 - Inverary
  • 1895 - Durable
  • 1894 - Scarpia
  • 1893 - Scarpia
  • 1892 - Wandering Willie
  • 1891 - The Duke
  • 1890 - Wandering Willie
  • 1889 - Aim
  • 1888 - Telephone
  • 1887 - First Prince

† Deadheat

2008 race fall[edit]

The 2008 Perth Cup was marred by a six-horse fall which resulted in two horses being destroyed and three jockeys being taken to hospital with minor injuries.[37] Following a stewards inquiry, apprentice jockey Chloe Chatfield was suspended for 10 weeks. The race was won by favourite Cats Fun. [38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Perth Cup". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Tony, Bourke (13 May 2008). "The Reduction of Distance". The Age. 
  3. ^ Barrie, Douglas M., The Australian Bloodhorse, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956
  4. ^ "2015 Result – Golden River Dev. Perth Cup (held 1 January 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Golden River Dvlp. Perth Cup (held 1 January 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Perth Cup (held 31 December 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – BMW-Perth Cup (held 1 January 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – B M W - Perth Cup (held 1 January 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – B M W - Perth Cup (held 1 January 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – Perth Cup (held 2 January 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – Perth Cup (held 2 January 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – Perth Cup (held 3 January 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  34. ^ "1985 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  35. ^ "1984 Result – Perth Cup (held 2 January 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – Perth Cup (held 3 January 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  37. ^ Thomas, Ray (2 January 2008). "Horror fall mars Oliver's triumph". The Daily Telegraph. 
  38. ^ Thomas, Ray (6 January 2008). "Cup fall earns 10-week ban". The Daily Telegraph.