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Perth Cup

Perth Cup
Group 2 race
Eurythmic (horse)
Eurythmic, 1919 winner
LocationAscot Racecourse
Inaugurated1887
Race typeThoroughbred
SponsorTABTouch (2022)[1]
Race information
Distance2,400 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree year olds and older
WeightQuality handicap
PurseA$400,000 (2022)

The Perth Cup is a Perth Racing Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race run under quality handicap conditions over a distance of 2,400 metres (1.5 mi) at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Western Australia in January, usually on New Year's Day. The total prize money is $1,000,000.[2]

History

Distance

  • 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[3]

Grade

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

Records

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.[4]

Winners

  • 2023 - Buster Bash[5]
  • 2022 - Midnight Blue[6]
  • 2021 - Neufbosc[7]
  • 2020 - Mississippi Delta[8]
  • 2019 - Star Exhibit[9]
  • 2018 - Material Man[10]
  • 2016 (Dec. 31) - Star Exhibit[11]
  • 2016 (Jan. 2) - Delicacy[12]
  • 2015 - Real Love[13]
  • 2014 - Black Tycoon[14]
  • 2013 - Talent Show[15]
  • 2011 (Dec. 31) - Western Jewel[16]
  • 2011 (Jan. 1) - Guest Wing[17]
  • 2010 - Lords Ransom[18]
  • 2009 - Guyno[19]
  • 2008 - Cats Fun[20]
  • 2007 - Respect[21]
  • 2006 - Black Tom[22]
  • 2005 - Crown Prosecutor[23]
  • 2004 - King Canute[24]
  • 2003 - Tumeric[25]
  • 2002 - Cardinal Colours[26]
  • 2001 - Lottila Bay[27]
  • 2000 - Luna Tudor[28]
  • 1999 - King Of Saxony[29]
  • 1998 - Heed The Toll[30]
  • 1997 - Time Frame[31]
  • 1996 - Crying Game[32]
  • 1995 - Ros Reef[33]
  • 1994 - Palatious[34]
  • 1993 - Field Officer[35]
  • 1992 - Mirror Magic[36]
  • 1991 - Zamlight[37]
  • 1990 - Word Of Honour[38]
  • 1989 - Saratov[39]
  • 1988 - Linc The Leopard[40]
  • 1987 - Rocket Racer[41]
  • 1986 - Ullyatt[42]
  • 1985 - Phizam[43]
  • 1984 - Moss Kingdom[44]
  • 1983 - Bianco Lady[45]
  • 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

† Dead heat

2008 race fall

The 2008 Perth Cup was marred by a six-horse fall which resulted in three jockeys being taken to hospital with minor injuries.[46] Following a stewards inquiry, apprentice jockey Chloe Chatfield was suspended for 10 weeks. The race was won by favourite Cats Fun.[47]

See also

References

  1. ^ "TABTouch". Perth Racing. 2016.
  2. ^ https://cris.rwwa.com.au/meetings/thoroughbred/2024-01-01/Ascot/5180599/race/3/5352489
  3. ^ Tony, Bourke (13 May 2008). "The Reduction of Distance". The Age.
  4. ^ Barrie, Douglas M., The Australian Bloodhorse, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956
  5. ^ "2023 Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 14 January 2023)". racingpost.com. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
  6. ^ "2022 Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 1 January 2022)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  7. ^ "2021 Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 2 January 2021)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  8. ^ "2020 Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 4 January 2020)". breednet.com. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  9. ^ "2019 Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 5 January 2019)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  10. ^ "2018 Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 1 January 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  11. ^ "2016 (Dec) Result – Tabtouch Perth Cup (held 31 December 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  12. ^ "2016 (Jan) Result – G1x.Com.Au Perth Cup (held 2 January 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  13. ^ "2015 Result – Golden River Dev. Perth Cup (held 1 January 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  14. ^ "2014 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  15. ^ "2013 Result – Golden River Dvlp. Perth Cup (held 1 January 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  16. ^ "2012 Result – Perth Cup (held 31 December 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  17. ^ "2011 Result – BMW-Perth Cup (held 1 January 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  18. ^ "2010 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  19. ^ "2009 Result – B M W - Perth Cup (held 1 January 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  20. ^ "2008 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  21. ^ "2007 Result – B M W - Perth Cup (held 1 January 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  22. ^ "2006 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  23. ^ "2005 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  24. ^ "2004 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  25. ^ "2003 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  26. ^ "2002 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  27. ^ "2001 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  28. ^ "2000 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  29. ^ "1999 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  30. ^ "1998 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  31. ^ "1997 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  32. ^ "1996 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  33. ^ "1995 Result – Perth Cup (held 2 January 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  34. ^ "1994 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  35. ^ "1993 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  36. ^ "1992 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  37. ^ "1991 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  38. ^ "1990 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  39. ^ "1989 Result – Perth Cup (held 2 January 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  40. ^ "1988 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  41. ^ "1987 Result – Perth Cup (held 3 January 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  42. ^ "1986 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  43. ^ "1985 Result – Perth Cup (held 1 January 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  44. ^ "1984 Result – Perth Cup (held 2 January 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  45. ^ "1983 Result – Perth Cup (held 3 January 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  46. ^ Thomas, Ray (2 January 2008). "Horror fall mars Oliver's triumph". The Daily Telegraph.
  47. ^ Thomas, Ray (6 January 2008). "Cup fall earns 10-week ban". The Daily Telegraph.
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