2016 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Hawkesbury Cup

The 2016 Hawkesbury Cup is a Group 3 1600 metre race held annually at Hakwesbury Racecourse in New South Wales on the same weekend as the Group 1 South Australia Derby and the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast.

Otherwise known as the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, as of 2014 the race takes place on a Saturday and attracts a number of quality runners chasing black type success and a share of $200,000 in prize money.2016 Hawkesbury Cup

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Also on the race card are the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas, the Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown and the Listed Rowley Mile, making this a massive day of racing in Hawkesbury.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Given Hawkesbury’s close proximity to Sydney, the Hawkesbury Cup generally attracts high quality metropolitan contenders who are often chasing their first win at Group level before attempting bigger events in the autumn.

A prime example is 2010 Hawkesbury Cup winner Thankgodyou’rehere who went on to finish runner-up in the Group 1 Galaxy at the 2011 Sydney Autumn Carnival.

While the Hawkesbury Cup can be overshadowed by other big events, it is not lost on locals who flock to the track for a fun-filled day.

The Hawkesbury Race Club puts on an action-packed program of entertainment with high class horse racing, fashion and hospitality to the make the Hawkesbury Cup a truly special event.

Many successful country trainers also use the Hawkesbury Cup to test their country stars against quality metropolitan runners to see if they can handle the step up to big time racing.

The 2011 Hawkesbury Cup was won by Somepin Anypin who went on to place at Group level in the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Horses to achieve back-to-back Hawkesbury Cup victories in recent times include Magic Road (1995-1996) and Huge Demand (1999-2000).

Hawkesbury Cup Betting

The Hawkesbury Cup draws a lot of betting attention, although it is often overshadowed by major feature races held elsewhere around the same time. Even so, you’ll often hear about some fairly high stakes bets placed on the Hawkesbury Cup.

One of the best Hawkesbury Cup betting tips you can take with you is to study the form. This is integral to successful betting. Once you’ve done that, make sure your betting selections include a horse that has proven experience over that distance.

2016 Hawkesbury Cup News

Chris Waller has confirmed six runners in the field for Saturday‚Äôs 2016 Hawkesbury Cup (1600m), but rates the in-form Strawberry Boy as his best chance of success in the Group 3 feature race. Strawberry Boy has posted a commendable career total of nine wins and ten minors through thirty-one career…