A G Hunter Cup

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The A.G. Hunter Cup is a competition in Harness racing. It is contested over 3,050 metres at Tabcorp Park in Melbourne, VIC. It is one of the world's richest handicap standing start events, currently worth A$425,000. The race was formerly staged at Moonee Valley before Victoria's new home of harness racing was opened at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

Previous winners[edit]

  • 1949 12½f Silver Peak (NSW) fr F. Culbert 2:11.0
  • 1950 12½f Amorous (VIC) 24y A. R. Gath 2:11.6
  • 1951 12½f Avian Derby (NSW) fr S. W. Bray 2:10.4
  • 1952 12½f Floodlight (TAS) fr D. L. Cornish 2:09.4
  • 1953 12½f New Oro (VIC) fr J. W. King 2:10.2
  • 1954 12½f Ribands (NSW) 48y P. J. Hall 2:08.2
  • 1955 12½f Gentleman John (VIC) fr E. J. Rothacker 2:09.6
  • 1956 12½f Merchant (SA) 12y W. K. Webster 2:10.0
  • 1957 12½f Mineral Spring (NSW) 12y M. Adams 2:09.2
  • 1958 14f Radian Venture (SA) 12y F. Connor 2:12.0
  • 1959 14f Pay Load (VIC) fr W. A. Hickey 2:14.2
  • 1960 14f Sibelia (NSW) 12y M. Adams 2:07.8
  • 1961 14f Sheffield Globe (VIC) fr W. Shinn 2:10.2
  • 1962 14f Sheffield Globe (VIC) 12y W. Shinn 2:09.6
  • 1963 14f Idle Raider (NSW) fr P. J. Ryan 2:10.0
  • 1964 14f Minuteman (SA) fr E. R Hurley 2:09.2
  • 1965 14f Stormy Bruce (NSW) fr B. J. Forrester 2:08.0
  • 1966 14f Minuteman (SA) 12y E. R. Hurley 2:08.8
  • 1967 14f Waitaki Hanover (NZ) 24y D. J. Townley 2:06.6
  • 1968 14f.36y Bon Adios (SA) fr W. Shinn 2:08.8
  • 1969 14f.36y Golden Alley (TAS) fr H. Pullen 2:07.8
  • 1970 14f.36y Adios Court (SA) fr C. J. Webster 2:07.0
  • 1971 14f.36y Son Of Nancy (VIC) fr N. Welsh 2:07.6
  • 1972 14f.36y Dixie Boy (NSW) fr J. L. Young 2:09.0
  • 1973 14f.36y Monara (VIC) fr D. V. Dove 2:11.0
  • 1974 2,851m Monara (VIC) fr D. V. Dove 2:07.9
  • 1975 2,851m Royal Gaze (VIC) fr K. Pocock 2:07.5
  • 1976 2,851m Truant Armagh (VIC) fr B. Gath 2:10.4
  • 1977 2,900m * Pure Steel (WA) fr J. Retzlaff 2:04.6
  • 1978 2,800m * Pure Steel (WA) fr T. Demmler 2:01.7
  • 1979 2,900m * Hanna's Boy (VIC) fr H. Hocking 2:06.0
  • 1980 2,870m * Pure Steel (WA) fr T. Demmler 2:08.3
  • 1981 2,870m * Koala King (NSW) fr B. Gath 2:04.5
  • 1982 2,870m * Gammalite (VIC) fr W. B. Clarke 2:05.4
  • 1983 2,870m * Popular Alm (VIC) fr V. J. Knight 1:59.4
  • 1984 2,870m * Rapid Frost (NSW) fr M. Cunningham 2:04.0
  • 1985 2,870m * Preux Chevalier (WA) fr B. Perkins 1:58.5
  • 1986 2,380m Village Kid A C Lewis 1:59.4
  • 1987 2,380m Trunkey Sting T B Warwick 2:00.8
  • 1988 2,380m Sir Reilly V J Knight 1:59.3
  • 1989 2,380m Victorys Phil T Mahar 2:00.2
  • 1990 2,380m Our Brenray T L O’Sullivan 2:02.3
  • 1991 2,380m Odds Torado S D Dove 2:01.0
  • 1992 – not run
  • 1993 2,840m Master Musician R J Dunn 2:02.8
  • 1994 3,280m Blossom Lady A M Butt 2:01.1
  • 1995 3,280m Blossom Lady A M Butt 2:00.6
  • 1996 3,280m Vics Vance B Purdon 2:03.4
  • 1997 3,280m Surprise Package A G Herlihy 2:02:4*
  • 1998 3,280m Try a Fluke Brian Hancock 2:02.5
  • 1999 3,280m Paris Affair C A Alford 2:04.3
  • 2000 3,020m Yulestar T F Shaw 2:01.3
  • 2001 3,050m Another Party M B Reed 2:01.4
  • 2002 3,050m Safe and Sound L J Justice 2:01.9
  • 2003 3,050m Mont Denver Gold C A Alford 2:02.6
  • 2004 3,050m Mister D G A M Butt 2:03.5
  • 2005 3,050m Elsu (NZ) D J Butcher 2:01.9
Year
Winner
Trainer
Driver
Mile Rate
2005 Elsu(NZ) Geoff Small David Butcher 2:01.9
2006 About To Rock Andy Gath Kate Thompson (now Gath) 2:03.0
2007 Sting Lika Bee Brian Tuddenham Chris Alford 2:00.6
2008 Blacks A Fake Natalie Rasmussen Natalie Rasmussen 1:58.9
2009 Mr Feelgood (USA) Timothy Butt Anthony Butt 1:59.8

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