2022 Newcastle Gold Cup Race Details

Race 6 at Newcastle on 16th September Saturday 2022.

The Newcastle Gold Cup is a Group 3 2300 metre handicap race for the three-year-olds and upwards that is run by the Newcastle Jockey Club in September. It is normally run at Newcastle during the Spring.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Newcastle Gold Cup page.

Newcastle Gold Cup 2022 Preview

Track: Soft – Heavy Weather: Shower or two.

Nine runners have accepted for the $250,000 Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup and there has been one early scratching. The Chris Waller stable has three runners entered for the event, whilst the rest of the trainers have just one entry each.

Mankayan has opened the early favourite in the betting at $3.50. He is yet to finish outside of the top 2 in four starts this preparation with his latest effort being a solid 0.4 length win at Moonee Valley in a Quality race.

Durston is on the second line of betting at $3.80. He had a run to forget in the Premier’s Cup before coming out and blitzing his opposition last start in the Wyong Gold Cup.

Born A King rounds out the top 3 in the betting at $3.90. This will be his hardest contest to date after placing twice in benchmark 84 company and his latest start was a win in a benchmark 78.

Newcastle Gold Cup Runner by Runner

1. Arapaho (9)

Two runs ago he was impressive winning the Premier’s Cup before running a solid second to Cadre Du Noir in the Tattersall’s Club Cup. Won over this distance prior but he has been up a while and has to carry 59kg. He handles all conditions and will no doubt run solidly again.

2. Mankayan (4)

Since coming to Australia he has finished no further back than fourth, winning four races, and placing in six races in eleven starts. His latest was a nice win at Moonee Valley and Ben Melham who rode him on the day has come to Newcastle to ride him. He will love this extra distance and the big Newcastle track.

3. Sacramento (7)

Forgive last start as he was 2/5 lame. Entered for Randwick on Saturday also. In his last three preparations he has won second up over 2000m, 1800m, and 2000m, which suggests that Randwick may be a better option, but he has drawn poorly in both. If he stays here, he should lead and be right in the finish.

4. Durston (1)

Ordinary two back before winning the Wyong Gold Cup in devastating fashion. He will relish the 2300m and drawn to get a brilliant run throughout. I don’t see any reason that he can’t run well.

5. Attorney (3)

Been a while between drinks for him and could stay all day, but looks outclassed here.

6. Carif (8)

Another who hasn’t won in some time. He will love the extra distance but I can’t see him winning.

7. Through Irish Eyes (6)


8. Yiyi (2)

Ran a solid race in the Premier’s Cup and then they sent him to the Wyong Gold Cup, where he ran second to Durston by 1.8 lengths. He meets him 1.5kg better today and he gives the indication that 2300m should be okay. Place chance.

9. Born A King (5)

Placed in a benchmark 84 before coming back in grade and saluting by almost 5 lengths in a benchmark 78. This is a lot harder but you can never underestimate the stable.

Newcastle Gold Cup 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this year’s race.

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
4 Durston 2 Mankayan
2 Mankayan 4 Durston
8 Yiyi 9 Born A King
3 Sacramento 8 Yiyi

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Cameron Handicap 2022 (Newcastle 1500m)  – Friday

Group 3 Tibbie Stakes 2022 (Newcastle 1400m)  – Friday

Group 1 George Main Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 The Shorts 2022 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap 2022 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes 2022 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2022 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Naturalism Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 How Now Stakes 2022 (Caulfield 1200m)

Listed W H Wylie Handicap 2022 (Morphettville 1100m)

Feature Pink Ribbon Cup 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

Listed Boulder Cup 2022 (Kalgoorlie 2100m)  – Sunday

2022 Newcastle Gold Cup Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Durston
2nd 6 Carif 3.48 lengths
3rd 1 Arapaho 3.49 lengths
4th 3 Sacramento 6.49 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 5. Attorney, 7. Through Irish Eyes.