Perth Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Perth Cup
Group 2 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Inaugurated 1887
Race type Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three year old and older
Weight Handicap
Purse A$500,000 (2013)

First run in 1887, the Perth Cup is Western Australia's premier Thoroughbred horse race and is held at Ascot Racecourse on New Year's Day each year over a distance of 2400 metres (previously 3200 metres - the distance was changed by former CEO Alasdair Robertson in 2009).

The Group two race is run sponsored by Golden River Developments aka Golden Group. As of October 2012, the total prize money is $500,000.

Race history[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.[1]

Distance[edit]

  • 1887-1946 - Two miles (3,219 metres)
  • 1947-1961 - Two miles and 11 yards
  • 1962-1972 - Two miles (3,219 metres)
  • 1972-2008 - 3,200 metres
  • From 2009 - 2,400 metres

Date[edit]

  • The 2012 Perth Cup was run on December 31st 2011 - a once off exception.

Recent winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey
2014 Black Tycoon[2] 8 Justin Warwick Damien Oliver
2013 Talent Show[3] 6 Graeme Ballantyne Jarrad Noske
2011 Western Jewel[4] 4 Grant Williams Kyra Yuill
2011 Guest Wing[5] 4 Shane Edwards Brad Parnham
2010 Lords Ransom[6] 6 Adam Durrant Alan Kennedy
2009 Guyno[7] 5 L.Luciani J.Whiting
2008 Cat's Fun[8] 4 M.Grant D.Oliver
2007 Respect[9] 8 P. Cave J. Whiting
2006 Black Tom[10] 6 F. H. Maynard P. Hall
2005 Crown Prosecutor[11] 4 L. Smith W. Pike
2004 King Canute 4 Lou. Luciani J. Whiting
2003 Tumeric 6 A. D. Mathews J. P. Claite
2002 Cardinal Colours 5 M. H. Miller N. A. Chapman
2001 Lottila Bay (NZ) 10 A. D. Mathews P. J. Carbery
2000 Luna Tudor 5 N. D. Parnham J. J. Brown
1999 King Of Saxony 7 J. J. Miller S. J. Miller
1998 Heed The Toll 5 S. R. Wallace N. L. Rudland
1997 Time Frame 8 Mrs A. J. Smith D. D. Gundry
1996 Crying Game 3 Miss A. C. Johnson P. J. Harvey
1995 Ros Reef 5 Mrs K. Miller M. D. Miller
1994 Palatious 4 A. D. Mathews D. D. Gundry
1993 Field Officer 3 A. D. Mathews P. D. Knuckey
1992 Mirror Magic (NZ) 4 A. D. Mathews T. K. Jackman
1991 Zamlight (NZ) 6 S. R. Bates M. Sestich

Past winners[edit]

  • 1990 Word Of Honour
  • 1989 Saratov
  • 1988 Linc The Leopard
  • 1987 Rocket Racer
  • 1986 Ullyatt
  • 1985 Phizam
  • 1984 Moss Kingdom
  • 1983 Bianco Lady
  • 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 (dead heat)
  • 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

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. Following a stewards inquiry, apprentice jockey Chloe Chatfield was suspended for 10 weeks. The race was won by favourite Cats Fun.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrie, Douglas M., The Australian Bloodhorse, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956
  2. ^ 2014 result
  3. ^ 2013 result
  4. ^ Dec 2011 result
  5. ^ Jan 2011 result
  6. ^ 2010 result
  7. ^ 2009 result
  8. ^ 2008 result
  9. ^ 2007 result
  10. ^ 2006 result
  11. ^ 2005 result