Albury Gold Cup Race Information

The Albury Gold Cup is a 2000 metre quality handicap race run by the Albury Racing Club Club in March. It is held at Albury as the feature event of their two-day Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Albury Racecourse, Albury, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $180,000
  • Date: Friday 18 March 2021

Albury Gold Cup Race History

An Albury Cup was run as far back as 1845 when a horse called Romeo won. Miss Jean Spalding of Albury has a silver cup inscribed as the Albury Cup of 1845, which is believed to be the first cup trophy ever given for an Australian horse race. It became a Listed race in 2012 when Extra Zero won. It is now the highlight of a two-day racing carnival that is recognised as one of the most popular country racing carnivals in NSW. Albury even has a half-day holiday which has seen the attendance climb.

Useful Facts

Multiple winners: Ekalaka (2000 & 2002); Barakee (1996 & 1998); Calruin (1940 & 1941)

Fastest time (2000m): Diamond Dane (2001) 1:18:28

Interesting trivia: In 1941 Calruin and Footmark dead-heated for first. Calruin had won the previous year.

Past winners of the Albury Gold Cup

Winners of past Albury Gold Cup include many good horses.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Entente The Lord Mayor The Doctor’s Son
2020 Spunlago Maid Of Ore Great Glen
2019  ** Race not held **
2018 Willi Willi Supply And Demand Wheal Leisure
2017 Green Sweet Cool Chap Overdue
2016 Tom Melbourne High Opinion Hippopus
2015 Kourkam Verdant Self Sense
2014 Canny Ballad Price Of Glory Jacquinot Bay
2013 Niblick Coliseo Fabriano
2012 Extra Zero Muirfield King Diamond
2011 Paddy O’Reilly Extra Zero Speed Gifted
2010 Growl Deltona He’s An Angel
2009 Cape D’amore Bolle Aussie Bomber
2008 Luvuleo You Beautiful Doll About Face
2007 Hofmeister Miss Badoura Old Mystique
2006 Above Deck Cash Carter Garidar
2005 Prime Century Davidoff Polish Clown
2004 Personal Image Irish Knight Stadium
2003 Taskwin Road To Dance Le Destina
2002 Ekalaka
2001 Meet The Stars Keystone Born To Dance