Moonee Valley Gold Cup

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Moonee Valley Gold Cup
Group 2 race
Location Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1883
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor McCafé (2017)
Race information
Distance 2,500 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three years old and over
Weight Set Weights with penalties
Purse $300,000 (2017)

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup is a registered Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three-years-old and upwards under Set Weights with penalties conditions, over a distance of 2,500 metres, held annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in late October on WS Cox Plate Day.[1] Prize money is A$300,000.

History[edit]

The event is the last major long distance event to be run before the Melbourne Cup. Kingston Rule was the only horse to win the Melbourne Cup after winning the Moonee Valley Cup in 1990.[2] The Moonee Valley Cup has seen several double winners, such as Little Bob in 1891 & 1892, Gladwyn in 1914 and 1915, Gilltown in 1939 and 1940, Valcurl in 1945 and 1946 and Precedence in 2010 and 2013.[1]

Nightly winning the 1934 Moonee Valley Cup. Jockey: Maurice McCarten

Name[edit]

  • 1883–1975 - Moonee Valley Cup
  • 1976–1979 - Governors Stakes
  • 1980–1996 - Moonee Valley Cup
  • 1997–2002 - Grosby Gold Cup
  • 2003–2010 - Cathay Pacific Gold Cup
  • 2011–2013 - Drake International Cup
  • 2014 onwards - Moonee Valley Gold Cup

Distance[edit]

  • 1883–1884 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1885–1888 - 6 furlongs (~1200 metres)
  • 1889–1899 - 7 furlongs (~1400 metres)
  • 1900–1908 - 1​38 miles (~2200 metres)
  • 1909 - 1​12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1910–1918 - 1​14 (~2000 metres)
  • 1919 - 1​58 miles (~2600 metres)
  • 1920 - 1​12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1921–1923 - 1​58 miles (~2600 metres)
  • 1924–1932 - 1​716 miles (~2300 metres)
  • 1933 - 1​58 miles (~2600 metres)
  • 1934–1935 1​12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1936–1972 - 1​58 miles (~2600 metres)
  • 1973–1994 - 2600 metres
  • 1995 onwards - 2500 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1883–1978 was a Principal race
  • 1979 - Group 3
  • 1980 onwards - Group 2

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Who Shot Thebarman[3]
  • 2016 - Grand Marshal[4]
  • 2015 - The United States[5]
  • 2014 - Prince Of Penzance[6]
  • 2013 - Precedence[7]
  • 2012 - Vatuvei[8]
  • 2011 - Americain[9]
  • 2010 - Precedence[10]
  • 2009 - The Sportsman[11]
  • 2008 - Gallopin[12]
  • 2007 - Gallic[13]
  • 2006 - Zipping[14]
  • 2005 - Umbula[15]
  • 2004 - Another Warrior[16]
  • 2003 - Frightening[17]
  • 2002 - Thong Classic[18]
  • 2001 - Rain Gauge[19]
  • 2000 - Yippyio[20]
  • 1999 - Streak[21]
  • 1998 - Price Standaan[22]
  • 1997 - Court Of Honour[23]
  • 1996 - Istidaad[24]
  • 1995 - Storm[25]
  • 1994 - Top Rating[26]
  • 1993 - Glastonbury[27]
  • 1992 - Donegal Mist[28]
  • 1991 - Al Maheb[29]
  • 1990 - Kingston Rule[30]
  • 1989 - Sydeston[31]
  • 1988 - Ideal Centreman[32]
  • 1987 - King Matthias[33]
  • 1986 - Reckless Tradition[34]
  • 1985 - Butternut[35]
  • 1984 - Holsam[36]
  • 1983 - Toujours Mio[37]
  • 1982 - Triumphal March
  • 1981 - Saxon Slew
  • 1980 - Tai Salute
  • 1979 - Evander
  • 1978 - Boldness
  • 1977 - Sir Serene
  • 1976 - Shaitan
  • 1975 - Holiday Waggon
  • 1974 - Lord Metric
  • 1973 - Grand Scale
  • 1972 - Double Irish
  • 1971 - Skint Dip
  • 1970 - Mr. President
  • 1969 - What's Brewing
  • 1968 - Impetus
  • 1967 - Prince Camillo
  • 1966 - Tea Biscuit
  • 1965 - Red William
  • 1964 - Algalon
  • 1963 - My Contact
  • 1962 - River Seine
  • 1961 - Baroda Gleam
  • 1960 - Mac
  • 1959 - Sanvo
  • 1958 - Humber Hawk
  • 1957 - Lord Gavin
  • 1956 - Pandie Sun
  • 1955 - Al Crusa
  • 1954 - Hellion
  • 1953 - Wodalla
  • 1952 - King Amana
  • 1951 - Erriton
  • 1950 - Benvolo
  • 1949 - Hoyle
  • 1948 - Howe
  • 1947 - Don Pedro
  • 1946 - Valcurl
  • 1945 - Valcurl
  • 1944 - Queen Midas
  • 1943 - Haros
  • 1942 - Dark Felt
  • 1941 - Yours Truly
  • 1940 - Gilltown
  • 1939 - Gilltown
  • 1938 - Ortelle's Star
  • 1937 - Frill Prince
  • 1936 - Dark Chief
  • 1935 - Art
  • 1934 - Nightly
  • 1933 - Peter Jackson
  • 1932 - Yarramba
  • 1931 - Homedale
  • 1930 - Shadow King[38]
  • 1929 - Prince Viol
  • 1928 - Nawallah
  • 1927 - Silvius
  • 1926 - Royal Charter
  • 1925 - Tookarby
  • 1924 - Stand By
  • 1923 - Princess Mernda
  • 1922 - Purser
  • 1921 - Wirriway
  • 1920 - White Plast
  • 1919 - Telecles
  • 1918 - Rael Locin
  • 1917 - Kunegetis
  • 1916 - Andelosia
  • 1915 - Gladwyn
  • 1914 - Gladwyn
  • 1913 - Greek Fire
  • 1912 - Almissa
  • 1911 - Hartfell
  • 1910 - Kerlie
  • 1909 - Flavinius
  • 1908 - Woorooma
  • 1907 - May King
  • 1906 - Charles Stuart
  • 1905 - Blue Spec
  • 1904 - Patronus
  • 1903 - T.M.S.
  • 1902 - The Persian
  • 1901 - Combat
  • 1900 - Clean Sweep
  • 1899 - Sweetheart
  • 1898 - Locksmith
  • 1897 - Mirella
  • 1896 - Veronica
  • 1895 - Our Jack
  • 1894 - Preston
  • 1893 - Premier
  • 1892 - Little Bob
  • 1891 - Little Bob
  • 1890 - Wiora
  • 1889 - Don Giovan
  • 1888 - Newmaster
  • 1887 - Quintin Matsys
  • 1886 - Isonomy
  • 1885 - Merrimu
  • 1884 - Meteor
  • 1883 - Castaway

1948 racebook[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Moonee Valley Cup". www.races.com.au Australia. 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "2017 Result – McCafé Moonee Valley Gold Cup (held 28 October 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "2016 Result – Antler Luggage M. Valley Cup (held 22 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 24 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Result – Racing.Com Moonee Valley Cup (held 25 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Result – Drake International Cup (held 26 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
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  9. ^ "2011 Result – Drake International Cup (held 22 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Cathay Pacific M. V. Gold Cup (held 23 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – Cathay Pacific Airways Cup (held 24 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – Cathay Pacific Airways Cup (held 25 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "2007 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 27 October 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
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  15. ^ "2005 Result – Moonee Valley Gold Cup (held 22 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "2004 Result – M.V. Gold Cup (held 23 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
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  21. ^ "1999 Result – Moonee Valley Gold Cup (held 21 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "1998 Result – Moonee Valley Gold Cup (held 22 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "1997 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 26 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "1996 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 26 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "1995 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 28 October 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  26. ^ "1994 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 22 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "1993 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 23 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  28. ^ "1992 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 24 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  29. ^ "1991 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 26 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  30. ^ "1990 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 27 October 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  31. ^ "1989 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 28 October 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  32. ^ "1988 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 22 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  33. ^ "1987 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 24 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  34. ^ "1986 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 25 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  35. ^ "1985 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 26 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  36. ^ "1984 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 27 October 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  37. ^ "1983 Result – Moonee Valley Cup (held 22 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  38. ^ "The Harvester" (27 October 1930). "MOONEE VALLEY CUP. WIN FOR SHADOW KING. PHAR LAP AGAIN. FINE EFFORT BY TREGILLA. (Result - Mooney Valley Gold Cup. 1 mile 3½ furlongs held 25 October 1930)". Trove Digital. The Brisbane Courier. p. 5 col.(1–3). Retrieved 22 October 2015.