2014 Perth Cup Field & Odds

Perth Cup News

Black Tycoon has won the Group 2 Perth Cup, which took place at Ascot Racecourse yesterday January 1, 2014. The eight-year-old won the race by a short head in front of God Has Spoken, who placed second, and Ask Me Nicely, who rounded out the first three placings. Black Tycoon…


Perth Cup

The Perth Cup is Western Australia’s premier thoroughbred racing event. Held at the esteemed Ascot Racecourse on New Year’s Day annually, it is the headline feature of the prestigious Perth Summer Racing Carnival and attracts an enormous 35,000 strong crowd of spectators and punters every year.

The next Perth Cup will be held at Ascot Racecourse on New Year’s Day 1 January 2014.

The Perth Cup returned to New Year’s Day in 2013, the last edition of the race that was run on New Year’s Eve was on December 31 2011 and meant that there was no Perth Cup in 2012.

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A Group 2 status race, the Perth Cup is run under open handicap conditions and is a staying test run over 2400m at a notoriously difficult course, with stakes set at a lucrative $400 000.

Perth Cup History

First run in 1887 this time-honoured race has a rich history and is now officially registered as the BMW Perth Cup due to sponsorship from BMW.

Originally run over 2 miles the distance of the race was increased to 2 miles 11 yards in 1947 and remained the same up until 1962 when it reverted back to its original length of two miles. A decade later in 1972 the distance was changed to 3200m with Australia’s adoption of the metric system and in line with the Melbourne Cup. Then in 2009 the race length was cut dramatically to 2400m in an attempt to attract a higher quality field of contenders.

Perth Cup Betting

One of the best lead-up races to the Perth Cup is the Group 2 C B Cox Stakes (2100m) held a fortnight earlier. The C B Cox Stakes has served as an excellent indicator to the Perth Cup in recent years with Cats Fun (2008), Palatious (1994), Mirror Magic (1992) and Saratov (1989) all claiming the C B Cox Stakes – Perth Cup double.

This double is a great betting option for punters looking to add some extra excitement to the Perth Carnival and can be placed online with one of Australia’s leading bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au and bookmaker.com.au.

When betting on the Perth Cup, also keep the C B Cox Stakes winner in mind for your Place bets as Early Express (2006) and Free At Last (2005) both won this earlier race prior to placing third and second respectively in the Perth Cup.

The Perth Cup is also considered the ideal preparatory race to the coveted $500 000 Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m) held in early April at the same course.

Perth Cup – Fast Facts

  • Date Held: 1st January annually
  • Track Location: Ascot Racecourse, Perth
  • Race Status: Group 2
  • Race Distance: 2400m
  • Race Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Stakes: $400,000
  • Inaugurated: 1887

Perth Cup Winners & Results

Below are the recent winners and results for the Perth Cup. Go to Perth Cup Results for more results of see Perth Cup Winners for a full list of all winners.

Year Winner Runner-Up Third Winning Time
2011 Western Jewel God Has Spoken Senhor Da Gama 2:28.24
2011 Guest Wing Guyno Simply Adorable 2:27.5
2010 Lords Randsom Ma Chienne Largo Lad 2:30.63
2009 Guyno The Fuzz Ballack 2:25.9
2008 Cats Fun Exhilarating Westerly Breeze 3:21.66
2007 Respect Bay Story Rossam 3:21.0

Follow all of the action of the Perth Cup and the Festival of Perth Racing by staying up to date on the latest Summer Racing Carnival News.