Australian Cup Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Australian Cup run at the Flemington Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Australian Cup

Winners and Past Results for the Australian Cup.

The Australian Cup, hosted by the Victoria Racing Club, is a Group 1 open race held under weight for age conditions.

The race has elite gallopers from across the country head to Flemington Racecourse during the autumn racing carnival to compete in the premier staying event run over a distance of 2000 meters.

The Australian Cup has a long and proud history with $1,500,000 at stake for the lucky winner on Super Saturday. The event has produced many stars that have stamped their authority on the Australian turf over the years. These include the likes of Lonhro, Makybe Diva, Northerly, Octagonal, and Durbridge in recent times.

The first Australian Cup was held in 1863 as a principal race over 18 furlongs. The inaugural event was won by Barwon. A horse named Woodman won two consecutive cups in 1865 and 1866, a feat repeated by Welkin Prince in 1962 and 1963, Craftsman in 1965-66, and Vo Rogue in 1989-90. Other champion thoroughbreds to win the premier staying event include Better Loosen Up, Dulcify, and Leilani.

Over the years the distance in the Australian Cup has varied from 3600 meters to its current 2000 meters since 1964.

Jockey Darren Beadman has the distinction of steering 3 horses to victory in the Cup. These include Let's Elope in 1992, Saintly in 1996, and Lonhro in 2004. The unbeatable Makybe Diva holds the record time of 1:58.73, not surprising for the triple Melbourne Cup champion, who eclipsed Northerly's timing of 1:59.40.

The Australian Cup is held on a day of stakes races which includes the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap, leaving punters with much to look forward to. The Group 2 St. George Stakes has proved to be a great lead up to the Australian Cup with many winners scoring a St. George Stakes / Australian Cup double. Recent successful gallopers to achieve the feat include Dane Ripper in 1998, Istidaad in 1999, Northerly in 2001, Lonhro in 2004, and Pompeii Ruler in 2007. Thesio came close to winning in 2009 after lifting the St. George Stakes earlier in the autumn.

The Victoria Racing Club has made great efforts to make the Australian Cup one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in its racing calendar.

Every year the strongest of stayers continue to blaze the tracks at Flemington with their eye on the million dollar prize money and the opportunity to become the champion horse of the year.

YearAustralian Cup Winners
2021Best Of Days
2019Fifty Stars
2018Harlem
2017Humidor
2016Preferment
2015Spillway
2014Fiorente
2013Super Cool
2012Manighar
2011Shocking
2010Zipping
2009Niconero
2008Sirmione
2007Pompeii Ruler
2006Roman Arch
2005Makybe Diva
2004Lonhro
2003Northerly
2002Old Comrade
2001Northerly
2000Intergaze
1999Istidaad
1998Dane Ripper
1997Octagonal
1996Saintly
1995Starstruck
1994Durbridge
1993Veandercross
1992Let's Elope
1991Better Loosen Up
1990Vo Rogue
1989Vo Rogue
1988Dandy Andy
1987Bonecrusher
1986Playful Princess
1985Noble Peer
1984Admiral Lincoln
1983Spectrum
1982Kip
1981Hyperno
1980Ming Dynasty
1979Dulcify
1978Ming Dynasty
1977Ngawyni
1976Lord Dudley
1975Leilani
1974Bush Win
1973Gladman
1972Jan's Beau
1971Gay Icarus
1970Crewman
1969Yootha
Cyron
1968Arctic Coast
1967Bore Head
1966Craftsman
1965Craftsman
1964Grand Print
1963Welkin Prince
1962Welkin Prince
1961Dream King
1960Illoura
1959Gaybao
1958Dream Son
1957Miss High Caste
1956Pushover
1955Hellion
1954Sunish
1953Arbroath
1952Murray Glen
1951Bold Belle
1950Bold John
1949New Cashmere
1948Bannerette
1947Sydney James
1946Knockarlow
1945Spectre
1944Similar
1943Taramoa
1942Wise Counsel
1941Saul
1940Indignity
1939Pageant
1938Marauder
1937Mutable
1936Amalia
1935Sylvandale
1934Heroic Prince
1933Topical
1932Madstar
1931Carry On
1930Nadean
1929Some Quality
1928Sea Money
1927Spearfelt
1926Pilliewinkie
1925Answer
1924Accarak
1923Prince Cox
1922Harvest King
1921The Rover
1920Macadam
1919New Tipperary
1918Defence
1917Harriet Graham
1916Cherubini
1915Lempriere
1914Wallalo
1913Almissa
1912Saxonite
Prizefighter
1911The Parisian
1910Orline
1909Pendil
1908Peru
1907Realm
1906Tartan
1905Lord Ullin's Daughter
1904Marmont
1903Great Scot
1902Blue Metal
1901Dreamland
1900La Carabine
1899Bobadil
1898Ayrshire
1897Coil
1896Idolator
1895Havoc
1894Broken Hill
1893Portsea
1892Highborn
1891Vengeance
1890Dreadnought
1889Lochiel
1888Carlyon
1887Trident
1886Malua
1885Ringwood
1884Morpeth
1883Navigator
1882Pollio
1881Firstwater
1880Columbus
1879Savanaka
1878First King
1877Sybil
1876Richmond
1875Lurline
1874Protos
1873Warrior
1872Saladin
1871Nimblefoot
1870Norma
1869Gasworks
1868Shenandoah
1867Tim Whiffler
1866Woodman
1865Woodman
1864Nathalie
1863Barwon

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