The Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 open handicap race held annually on a Friday afternoon in September at Newcastle racecourse in Newcastle, New South Wales, during the Sydney spring racing carnival in New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2300 metres and worth $175,000 in prize money. The 2019 Newcastle Gold Cup was won by Hush Writer from Attention Run with Our Candidate third.
Newcastle is located about 200km north of Sydney on the Hunter Coast and is home to the Newcastle Jockey Club's very popular two-day Newcastle Gold Cup Carnival in September. Newcastle Cup Day features on the Friday and the Group 3 Cameron Handicap for sprinters and Group 3 Tibbie Stakes for fillies & mares are held alongside the Newcastle Gold Cup.
|Date:||Friday 18th September 2020|
|Track:||Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Hush Writer|
The Newcastle Gold Cup is an above average country cup raced under handicap conditions and typically attracts handy local stayers or capable city horses that might travel up from Sydney for the Newcastle carnival.
The race offers good prize money for a provincial race and the Newcastle Gold Cup is the feature staying event of the year for the Newcastle Jockey Club. Winners and placegetters in recent times have gone on to perform soundly in spring feature races such as the Gr3 Colin Stephen Quality Hcp and Group 1 The Metropolitan later in the carnival.
In recent times Glencadam Gold (2012) has won The Metropolitan and both Lodge The Deeds (2nd in 2009) and Bianca (2008) have finished runner-up, while County Tyrone (3rd in 2004) managed to win The Metropolitan after placing in this race. Exinite (2nd in 2006) won the Colin Stephen Quality Hcp at his next start.
Gazza Guru (3rd in 2011-2012) ran third in the Gr3 Craven Plate at Randwick at his next start and The Verminator (5th in 2011) managed to win the The Metropolitan on the same day.
Talented stayer Green Moon (2011) went on to finish runner-up in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield during the Melbourne spring racing carnival after taking out the Newcastle Gold Cup. He then returned the following autumn to win the Gr2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington before winning the 'race that stops a nation', the Group 1 Melbourne Cup, the following spring at the same track.
A race like the Listed Wyong Cup is a good lead up to this event and both Carzoff (2018) and Beyond Thankful (2015) are recent Wyong Cup and Newcastle Gold Cup double winners
Hush Writer (2019) ran secind in the Listed Wyong Cup over 2100m at Wyong before scoring a stylish victory in this event for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable at Randwick.
Recent Newcastle Gold Cup winners include Carzoff (2018) and Broadside (2017).
Newcastle race track is a flat track which has a circumference of 2000m and horses race in a clockwise direction. The track surface is turf and the straight length is 415m.
1. $5.00 Hush Writer 54.0 Tim Clark
2. $13.00 Attention Run 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $2.90 Our Candidate 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
4. $61.00 Master Of Arts 54.0 Sam Clipperton
5. $9.00 Red Cardinal 59.0 Nash Rawiller
6. $7.00 The Good Fight 54.0 Tommy Berry
7. $19.00 Our Century 58.5 Jason Collett
8. $31.00 Mongolian Wolf 54.0 Andrew Gibbons
9. $51.00 Destiny's Kiss 56.0 Joshua Parr
10. $51.00 Exoteric 54.0 Ms Rachel King
11. $19.00 Azuro 54.0 Glyn Schofield
12. $20.00 Vaucluse Bay 54.0 Jay Ford
13. $81.00 Saunter Boy 54.0 Robbie Dolan
14. $41.00 Mawaany Machine 54.0 Glen Boss
15. $26.00 Sweet Thomas 56.5 James McDonald
Margins: 0.65 len, 0.02 len
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|2019||Hush Writer||Attention Run||Our Candidate||2:23.2|
|2016||Sacred Master||Dee I Cee||Junoob||2:14.5|
|2015||Beyond Thankful||Orbec||Rio Perdido||2:23.5|
|2014||Disclaimer||Brigantin||Wish Come True||2:23.1|
|2013||Winning Glory||Lucripetous||Peal Of Bells||2:24.9|
|2012||Glencadam Gold||Peal Of Bells||Gazza Guru||2:23.3|
|2011||Green Moon||Home On A Wing||Gazza Guru||2:22.4|
|2010||Stratofortress||Snow Alert||Scottish Border||2:22.2|
|2009||Streetfighter||Lodge The Deeds||Enzedex Eagle||2:26.9|
|2008||Bianca||Keepin The Dream||County Tyrone||2.23.4|
|2007||Race not held||Equine Flu|
|2006||Bikkie Tin Blues||Exinite||Respect||2:21.3|
|2005||Carael Boy = 1||High Cee = 1||Cross Bar||2:25.8|
|2004||Another Warrior||New York Style||County Tyrone||2:20.5|
|2002||Time Off||Red Trinket||Danyon||2:23.4|
|2000||Silent Impact||Prophet's Kiss||She's Neat||2:28.4|
|1999||Maltese Beauty||Zexzabeel||Edward Brae||2:30.0|
|1998||Joss Sticks||Ronzino||In Joyment||2:30.8|
|1997||Emerald Cut||Aphasia||Our Mr Kinman||2:31.9|
|1996||My Kiwi Gold||Super Monarch||Few Are Chosen||2:27.5|
|1994||Oompala||Striking Gold||Pl. C'quest/Mjr Dec.||2:30.3|
|1992||Beachside||Donegal Mist||Sir Winston||2:32.3|
|1990||Our Magic Man||Donegal Mist||Macquarie Prince||2:21.7|
|1989||Hunter||Macquarie Prince||Just Irish||2:25.6|
|1988||Eye Of The Sky||Prince Toronaga||Grosvenor Square||2:26.7|
|1987||The Brotherhood||Kensei||Lord Hybrow||2:23.5|
|1986||Indian Raj||Coobers Gold||Born To Be Queen||2:26.9|
|1985||Mr Mako||On Stage||Reckless Tradition||2:23.6|
|1984||Forward Charge||Admiral Lincoln||Lost Valley||2:23.9|
|1982||Gurner's Lane||Port Carling||Elmar||2:26.4|
|1981||No Peer||Sean's Pride||Under Orders||2:24.5|
|1980||Star Dynasty||Reckon I'm Ready||Prodigal||2:23.4|