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Perth Cup Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Perth Cup run at the Ascot Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Perth Cup

Winners and Past Results for the Perth Cup.

The Perth Cup is a Group 2 event considered to be Western Australia 's premier racing event hosted by Perth Racing.

2023 Perth Cup Race Details

Date Of The Perth Cup: 1/1/23

Venue For The Perth Cup: Ascot Racecourse

Time Of The Perth Cup: TBA

Recommended Online Bookmaker To Bet On For The Perth Cup: Ladbrokes


The race is usually run on New Years Eve, but in 2012 it has been pushed forward to New Year's Day.

This staying race is set a distance of 2400 metres and run under handicap conditions.

Offering $500,000 as prize money, the Perth Cup is held at the well known Ascot Racecourse on what used to be the last big pay day of the year until 2012. With a usual crowd of over 35,000 in attendance, the Perth Cup is considered to be one of the most difficult races of the year. The Ascot Racecourse is famous for its long 400 meter straight, which rises on an uphill slope. This requires a much stronger horse to run full steam up the home straight.

The Perth Cup was established in 1887, with an initial distance of 2 miles, which was increased to 2 miles 11 yards in 1947. This distance remained until 1962 after which it reverted back to its original distance of 2 miles. In 1972, the distance was changed to 3200 meters, and it was drastically cut to 2400 meter in 2009 in order to attract a higher quality field.

The uphill nature of the track has its advantages for the local horses trained here, with the occasional well performing Eastern horses also competing. With a usual field of twenty quality gallopers, mainly looking to improve their form and grab the first major event of the year, the Perth Cup usually finds horses coming in from many prestigious races.

The most important lead up race is the 2100 M Group 2 CB Cox Stakes, which is held a fortnight before at the same racecourse, as part of the same summer carnival. Lord Ransom in 2009, Cats Fun in 2008, Palatious in 1994, Mirror Magic in 1992 and Saratov in 1989, all won the CB Cox Stakes and Perth Cup Double.

Some of the other races to look for are the 1800 M Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, at the beginning of the month, and the Group 1 Railway Stakes over 1600 metres, held in mid November.

Both races are held at the same venue. Some horses have come into this race from the ATA Handicap and the WA St. Leger, held a week earlier at the same course. Horses that have had a strong performance here usually have an eye on the 2400 M Group 1 Western Australian Derby.

YearPerth Cup Winners
2022Midnight Blue
2021Neufbosc
2020Mississippi Delta
2019Star Exhibit
2018Material Man
2017Star Exhibit
2016Delicacy
2015Real Love
2014Black Tycoon
2013Talent Show
2012Western Jewel
2011Guest Wing
2010Lords Ransom
2009Guyno
2008Cats Fun
2007Respect
2006Black Tom
2005Crown Prosecutor
2004King Canute
2003Tumeric
2002Cardinal Colours
2001Lottila Bay
2000Luna Tudor
1999King Of Saxony
1998Heed The Toll
1997Time Frame
1996Crying Game
1995Ros Reef
1994Palatious
1993Field Officer
1992Mirror Magic
1991Zamlight
1990Word Of Honour
1989Saratov
1988Linc The Leopard
1987Rocket Racer
1986Ullyatt
1985Phizam
1984Moss Kingdom
1983Bianco Lady
1982Magistrate
1981Magistrate
1980Rothschild
1979Meliador
1978Golden Centre
1977Muros
1976Philomel
1975Runyon
1974Allegation
1973Dayana
1972Fait Accompli
1971Artello Bay
1970Fait Accompli
1969Jenark
1968Lintonmarc
1967Special Reward
1966Royal Coral
1965Fair's Print
1964Resolution
1963Bay Count
1962Royal Khora
1961England's Dust
1960Rendition
1959Fairetha
1958Fairetha
1957Elmsfield
1955Yabaroo
1955Lenarc
1954Beau Scot
1953Raconteur
1952Avarna
1950Azennis
1949Beau Vasse
1949Gurkha
1948Kingscote
1947Sydney James
1946Maddington
1945Gay Parade
1944Loyalist
1942Ragtime
1942Temple Chief
1941Fernridge
1939Tomito
1938Maikai
1938Gay Balkan
1937Manolive
1936Picaro
1935Cueesun
1933Cueesun
1932Alienist
1932Bonny Note
1931The Dimmer
1930Coolbarro
1929Jemidar
1927Au Fait
1927Phoenix Park
1925Mercato
1925Great Applause
1923Lilypond
1922Jolly Cosy
1921Earl Of Seafield
1920Seigneur
1919Rivose
Eurythmic
1918Macadam
1917Downing Street
1916Lucky Escape
1915Irish Knight
1914Dollar Dictator
1913Artesian
1912Sparkle
1911Artesian
1910Jolly Beggar
1909Loch Shiel
1908Scorcher
1907Post Town
1906May King
1905Czarovitch
1904Blue Spec
1903Cypher
1902Novitiate
1901Flintlock
1901Australian
1900Carbineer
1899Mural
1898Le Var
1897Snapshot
1896Inverary
1895Durable
1894Scarpia
1893Scarpia
1892Wandering Willie
1891The Duke
1890Wandering Willie
1889Aim
1888Telephone
1887First Prince

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