The Bunbury Cup is a 2000 metre quality handicap race run by the Bunbury Race Club in March. It is held at Bunbury as part of the South West Autumn Racing Carnival.
Race Type: Listed
Distance: 2000 metres
Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
Track: Bunbury Racecourse, Bunbury, Western Australia
Date: Saturday 5 March 2022
Bunbury Cup Race History
The race was first run in 1894 when a five-year-old gelding called Tremloando won. It was given Listed status in 1980 and then was upgraded to Group 3 status in 1983. In 2006 it was downgraded to its current Listed status, and in 2019 the distance was reduced from 2200m to 2000m.
Last mare to win: Paddy’s Shadow (2021)
Multiple winners: Paddy’s Shadow (2021 & 2022 – 2022 was a dead heat); Lords Ransom (2008 & 2012); Beau Heed (1995 & 1998); Little Lilac (1973 & 1975); Prince Elliott (1966 & 1967).
Interesting trivia: In 2003 Money Is Magic and Yelmar Boy dead-heated for first. In 1992 Hard Act and Feverish dead-heated for first. In 1979 Bride of Friendship won on protest from Great Cat.
Past winners of the Bunbury Cup
Winners of past Bunbury Cups include Celestial Show (2000), Rogan Josh (1998), Brechin Castle (1980) and Indian Shell (1978).