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 was the $5 favourite to win the 2014 Perth Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Blackfriars gelding had placed fourth in the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes at Ascot in the race prior to the Perth Cup and was able to go three places better in yesterday’s run.
Jockey Damien Oliver has been largely credited with the win after pulling off a spectacular ride to claim victory.
After being blocked for a run in the early stages of the straight, Oliver was able to manoeuvre Black Tycoon through the field.
“He had a nice run in the race but they did stack up on the turn and I didn’t really have anywhere to go,” Oliver said.
“As soon as the runs started to come, he really forced his way through and had a big finish on him.”
Black Tycoon has now won 11 of his 31 race starts and has earned more than $728,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
His Perth Cup 2014 victory marked the biggest win for trainer Justin Warwick, who is based at Myalup.
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2014 Perth Cup Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||3||BLACK TYCOON||Justin Warwick||D M Oliver||–||5||55.5kg||$5F|
|2||4||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||0.2L||13||55.5kg||$61|
|3||7||ASK ME NICELY (NZ)||Fred Kersley||Steven Parnham||1L||9||54kg||$41|
|4||2||ROHAN||Vaughn Sigley||Glenn Smith||1.5L||7||56kg||$5.50|
|5||12||KNIGHTLIKE||Jemma Hayman||Shaun O’Donnell||1.75L||2||54kg||$9|
|6||10||GLOBAL FLIRT||Justin Warwick||Jason Whiting||2.25L||6||54kg||$26|
|7||5||TALENT SHOW||Graeme Ballantyne||Jarrad Noske||2.75L||11||55.5kg||$51|
|8||6||MOONLIGHT BAY||Grant Williams||Chris Parnham (a)||3.5L||10||54.5kg||$41|
|9||11||KEEPERS COURT (NZ)||Adam Durrant||Peter Hall||3.5L||1||54kg||$10|
|10||13||MARDEN (IRE)||Adam Durrant||Peter Knuckey||3.75L||14||54kg||$13|
|11||9||DANECLICKED||Vaughn Sigley||Shaun Mc Gruddy||3.75L||8||54kg||$31|
|12||8||CYBER CRIME||Alan Mathews||Patrick Carbery||3.75L||15||54kg||$26|
|13||1||KINCAPLE (NZ)||Mike Reed||Paul Harvey||3.75L||16||59kg||$12|
|14||16||STARLIGHT LADY||Karen Kersley||Ryan Hill||4L||12||54kg||$21|
|15||15||POP CULTURE||Colin Webster||Troy Turner||4L||3||54kg||$5.50|
|16||14||OPERATIONAL||Fred Kersley||Shaun Meeres||9L||4||54kg||$13|