The Easter Cup is a Group 3 open handicap race held annually in late March or early April on Easter Saturday at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and has prizemoney of $150,000. The 2018 Easter Cup was won by Shoreham from Odeon with Life Less Ordinary third.
The Gr3 Victoria Handicap is held on the same day as the Easter Cup and these two races are the only two group races that take place during the Easter period time in Melbourne.
|Date:||Saturday 20th April 2019|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
The Easter Cup is a middle distance staying race that takes place at Easter and more often than not the race simply attracts a field of handy horses, rather than a top class affair, as most of the elite gallopers will be in Sydney at this time of year for the big money races on offer at the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
Occasionally a top class galloper will make their way to the Easter Cup and 2008 WS Cox Plate winner Maldivian won this race in 2007 beating the handy stayer Douro Valley, who then went on to run second in that year's Caulfield Cup.
Shoreham (2018) finished third in a BM90 race over 2000m at Mornington before scoring an impressive victory in this event and recent Easter Cup winners include Observational (2017) and Leebaz (2016).
1. $61.00 Shoreham 54.0 Daniel Moor
2. $2.90 Odeon 55.5 Chris Symons
3. $4.20 Life Less Ordinary 54.0 Damian Lane
4. $5.50 Berisha 55.5 Dwayne Dunn
5. $11.00 Fastnet Dragon 54.0 Ms Linda Meech
6. $15.00 Golden Mane 54.0 Jamie Kah
7. $31.00 Montoya's Secret 54.0 Ben Thompson
8. $21.00 Jacquinot Bay 54.0 Cory Parish
9. $5.50 Steps 55.0 Andrew Mallyon
Margins: 1 len, 1.25 len
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|2018||Shoreham||Odeon||Life Less Ordinary||2:01.7|
|2017||Observational||Second Bullet||Double Bluff||2:01.1|
|2014||Our Voodoo Prince||Akzar||Stipulate||2:04.0|
|2013||Jet Away||Folding Gear||Whisper Downs||2:03.8|
|2012||Folding Gear||Viking Hero||Shewan||2:01.5|
|2010||Fanjura||Light Vision||Hissing Sid||2:02.0|
|2009||Miss Maren||Raffaello||Light Vision||2:03.9|
|2008||Like It Is||Sand Sweeper||Come Fly With Me||2:03.4|
|2006||Casual Pass||Rubijon||Our Spur||2:02.2|
|2005||Show Barry||Lord Erin||Pretorius||2:00.4|
|2004||Tall Timbers||Sweet Corn||Domine||2:02.9|
|2000||Litmus||Lady Elsie||Royal Caliph||2:03.0|
|1999||Il Don||Royal Caliph||Vonanne||2:01.8|
|1998||Vonanne||Miss Tessla||Sunny Lane||2:03.3|
|1997||True Identity||Royal Line||Bluestone||2:01.9|
|1994||Idea||State Taj||Sari Club||2:01.7|
|1993||Coolong Road||Mamzelle Perdu||Springhill Lad||2:01.6|
|1992||Mantlepiece||London Bridge||Mamzelle Perdu||2:13.0|
|1990||Lord Palmeston||Go Timmy||Reputed||2:02.6|
|1989||Go Timmy||Kalahari||Dial Tone||2:09.0|
|1988||King Of Brooklyn||Black Charleston||Hallstrong||2:00.9|