Hobart Cup Race Information

The Hobart Cup is a 2400 metre open handicap race run by the Tasmanian Racing Club in early February. It is held at Hobart as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 2400 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Hobart Racecourse, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Sunday 7 February 2021

Hobart Cup Race History

The race has a long history. It was first held over 2 miles in 1875 and was won by a horse called Ella.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Toorak Affair (2020)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Talisman (1921); Filly – none

Multiple winners: Geegees Blackflash (2012 & 2015); Brallos (1976 & 1977); Macdalla (1964 & 1965); Seriki (1955 & 1956); Mac o’Roni (1939 & 1942); Roonsleigh (1927 & 1928); Royal Simon (1926 & 1931)

Fastest time (2400m): St Andrews (2002) 2:27:65

Interesting trivia: 1992 winner Piping Lane also won the 1992 Melbourne Cup.

Past winners of the Hobart Cup

Winners of past Hobart Cups include St Andrews (2002), Palos Verdes (1997), Frontier Boy (1993), Palomine (1983), Sir Trutone (1973), Piping Lane (1972), Trial And Error (1971), Bounteous (1968) and Talisman (1921).

Year Winner Second Third
2020 Double You Tee Classic Weiwei Barade
2020 Toorak Affair Shady Hustle Glass Warrior
2019 Eastender Lamborghini Appmat
2018 Pretty Punk Andrea Mantegna Fastnet Dragon
2017 Count Da Vinci Big Duke Gladstone
2016 Up Cups Geegees Goldengirl Beliveau
2015 Geegees Blackflash Genuine Lad Banca Mo
2014 Epingle Geegees Blackflash Gee Gee’s La Quita
2013 Hurdy Gurdy Man The Cleaner Geegees Blackflash
2012 Geegees Blackflash Viking Hero Dream Flyer
2011 Bid Spotter Organised Davcon
2010 Growl De Fine Lago Dream Pedlar
2009 Gotta Keep Cool Zavite Dream Pedlar
2008 Offenbach Jacques Le Naif Ista Kareem
2007 Blutigeroo Rubijon Field Hunter
2006 True Courser Di’s Angel Petite Oiseau
2005 Our Dashing Dane Under The Bridge Surge Of Power
2004 Zacielo Dream Quest Liquid Lunch
2003 Jeune’s Mark The Mighty Lions St. Andrews
2002 St. Andrews Imax Lord Baracus
2001 Brorama Star Lord Baracus Naucho
2000 Lord Baracus Break The Bank Torbellino