Hawkesbury Gold Cup Race Information

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is a 1600 metre open handicap race run by the Hawkesbury Race Club in late April or early May. It is held at Hawkesbury as a feature event of their carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse, Hawkesbury, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Saturday 4 May 2024

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Race History

See the 2024 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Preview and results.

See the 2023 Hawkesbury Cup Preview and results.

See the 2022 Hawkesbury Cup Preview and results.

See the 2021 Hawkesbury Cup Preview and results.

The race was first held in 1966 as the C A Kelly Cup and was won by Prince Murat. It was a Listed race from 1984 to 1995, In 1996 it was upgraded to the current Group 3 status.

In 2021 Archedemus became the first horse to win the race twice in non-consecutive years.

The winner is eligible for the Big Dance.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Amangiri (2020)

Multiple winners: Archedemus (2019 & 2021); Huge Demand (1999 & 2000); Magic Road (1995 & 1996)

Fastest time (1600m): Thrifty Reserve (1993) 1:32:9

Interesting trivia: Race not held in 2008.

Past winners of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Winners of past Hawkesbury Gold Cups include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Just Folk Detonator Jack Welwal
2023 New Mandate Desert Icon Jojo Was A Man
2022 Kirwan’s Lane Hopeful Atishu
2021 Archedemus Royal Celebration Purple Sector
2020 Amangiri Live And Free Another Dollar
2019 Archedemus Tom Melbourne Sixties Groove
2018 Kingsguard Ecuador Mccreery
2017 Fabrizio Moher Testashadow
2016 Amovatio Mighty Lucky Casino Dancer
2015 Sons Of John Tales Of Grimm Rugged Cross
2014 (May) Leebaz Wistful Keep Cool
2013 (Aug) Coup Ay Tee Julienas Darci Be Good
2012 (Nov) Darci Be Good Isopach Praecido
2011 Somepin Anypin Willy Jimmy Renewed Vitality
2010 Thankgodyou’rehere Glintz Kimillsy
2009 Keepin The Dream Spinney Bernicia
2008(Nov) Nuclear Sky Alverta Gergis
2007  ** Race not run
2006 Beauty Watch Friday Creek Prince Arthur
2005 Wild Queen Verb Cateclipse
2004 Court’s In Session Magsaya Salgado
2003 Stoway Vital Agreement Takas
2002 This Manshood Huge Demand Evander
2001 Carael Boy Play Station Ra Eclipse
2000 Huge Demand Grey And Gold Lanolin
1999 Huge Demand Chinhoyi So Precise
1998 Referral Banner Headline Tricove
1997 Quick Flick Wakool Ash Stony Bay
1996 Magic Road Headstrong Classy Fella
1995 Magic Road Rouslan Social Rule
1994 Jack Attack Cohort Another Victor
1993 Thrifty Reserve Square The Circle Play Or Pay
1992 Mr Impose Thrifty Reserve Belas Knap
1991 Shining Wind Pre Record Thrifty Reserve
1990 Rancho Classic Livistona Lane Post Elect
1989 Swain Prince Toronaga Impoverish
1988 Regal Native Toscanini It’s Lunchtime
1987 My Parade Palmyra Bay Commercial Balance
1986 Gold Zama Jogger Reuter’s News
1985 Peaceful Joe Likealunch Benbulban
1984 Kutzbah Reuter’s News Jogger
1983 Almond Valley Noble Ambition Viva Bali
1982 Knight’s Affair Artist Man Ambushed
1981 King’s Ideal Round The Horn River D’Or
1980 Peninsula March To Glory Howie