Moonee Valley Gold Cup Race Information

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup is a 2500 metre set weights plus penalties race for horses four-years-old and upwards run by the Moonee Valley Racing Club on Cox Plate day in October. It is run at Moonee Valley as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 2500 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 4YO & upwards
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 24 October 2020

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Race History

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Moonee Valley Gold Cup Facts

Last mare to win; Butternut (1985)

Multiple winners: Valcurl (1945-46); Gilltown (1939 & 1940); Gladwyn (1914 & 1915)

Fastest time (2500m): Vatuvei (2001) 2:35:73

Interesting trivia: Trainer Chris Waller prepared the quinella in both 2016 and 2017. In 2002 Thong Classic survived a protest from Rain Gauge.

Past winners of the Moonee Valley Gold Cup

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

Year Winner Second Third
2019 Hunting Horn Mr Quickie Downdraft
2018 Ventura Storm Trap For Fools Libran
2017 Who Shot Thebarman Libran Cismontane
2016 Grand Marshal Who Shot Thebarman Pentathlon