The next Group 2 Perth Cup is scheduled to take place on Tuesday January 1, 2013, at Ascot Racecourse.
This means that there will be no 2012 Perth Cup due to the race being moved from New Year’s Day 2012 to New Year’s Eve 2011.
Therefore, there were in fact two 2011 Perth Cups.
However, it appears that in 2013 the race will return to its usual format, being run on the New Year’s Day public holiday in Perth.
Western Jewel is likely to return to defend her title in the Perth Cup 2013, after winning the last edition by two lengths.
The impressive win saw her beat the likes of God Has Spoken, who finished second, and Senhor Da Gama, who placed third.
Western Jewel went on to run second in an Ascot Handicap in her next start, however, has failed to win a race since her Perth Cup victory.