Flemington Racecourse hosts the 2,000 metre Australian Cup for thoroughbred horses every March. The Australian Cup is a weight for age race, which means the weight carried by the horse varies depending on the horse’s age, its sex, the race distance and the month of the year.
Race Type: Group 1
Distance: 2,000 metres
Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Date: Saturday 9 March 2013
The Australian Cup has seen a lot of changes since the race was first contested in 1863. Over the years the length of the race has varied. From 1863 to 1942 the Australian Cup was run over 18 furlongs, which is approximately 3600 meters. From 1943 to 1962 it was shortened to 17 furlongs and 110 yards or about 3500 meters. In 1963 the length was cut back to two miles or 3200 meters and since 1964 it has been contested over 10 furlongs or about 2000m.
Australian Cup Final Field & Odds 2013
See below for early markets on this years Australian Cup.‘Odds not currently available’
Australian Cup Preview & Tips 2013
Track: Dead Weather: Fine
There are 13 acceptances for the $1 million 2013 Darley Australian Cup. The early favourite is 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, who ran a solid 4th in the Futurity when resuming. Next in the market are ultra-consistent West Australian Mr Moet and three-year-old Super Cool who won the Group 2 Autumn Classic last start.
The other three-year-old Fiveandahalfstar, is next in the market, followed by Glass Harmonium and Mawingo. Foreteller won the Group 2 Peter Young last start. All other runners are currently over 30 to 1. Niconoise is at long odds but performs well at Flemington. Invest is the only mare in the race and is the longest priced runner.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|4 Mr Moet||3 Glass Harmonium||1 Green Moon|
|13 Super Cool||1 Green Moon||4 Mr Moet|
|1 Green Moon||6 Mawingo||6 Mawingo|
|3 Glass Harmonium||7 Foreteller||13 Super Cool|
Past winners of the Australian Cup:
Trainer Bart Cummings has seen three of his horses win the cup in the last 15 years. Let’s Elope won in 1992, Durbridge in 1994 and Dane Ripper in 1998. John Hawkes and Freedman both have had two winners in that stretch.
Jockey Darren Beadman has ridden three Australian Cup champions, Let’s Elope in 1992, Saintly in 1996 and Lonhro in 2004. Other recent winners were Northerly, 2003 and 2001; Old Comnrade, 2002; Intergaze, 2000; Istidaad, 1999; Dane Ripper, 1998; Octagonal, 1997; Starstruck, 1995; Durbridge, 1994; Veandercross, 1993; Better Loosen Up, 1991 and Vo Rogue, 1990 and 1989.
|2008||Sirmione||Princess Coup||Casino Prince|
|2006||Roman Arch||Candy Vale||Our Smoking Joe|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Winning Belle||Lad Of The Manor|
|2003||Northerly||Natural Blitz||Don Eduardo|
|2002||Old Comrade||Northerly||Rain Gauge|
|2001||Northerly||Hit The Roof||Kaapstad Way|