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Hobart Cup

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History

EASTENDER winning the Hobart Cup.
EASTENDER winning the Hobart Cup. Picture: Tas Racing

The Hobart Cup is a Group 3 race for stayers conducted by Tasmanian Racing Club at Elwick, Hobart.
The Hobart Cup was first run in 1875 and was won by Ella.
The Hobart Cup is run over 2400m under handicap conditions. Prior to 2013 it has varied in distance and was even a two miler at the start. It was worth $250,000 in 2020.
As a Principal race initially, it was a Group 3 from 1980 to 2003, then G2 2004-2006 then back to G3 now.
Piping Lane won the 1972 Hobart Cup and also won the Melbourne Cup in the same year.
The 1997 winner Palos Verdes produced multiple G1 winner and Cox Plate hero El Segundo.
In 2007 Blutigeroo won by a length and two runs later won the G1 BMW at Rosehill.
When Pretty Punk won in 2018, it gave Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas the Bow Mistress/Hobart Cup big weekend double.
Locally trained Eastender created some history by winning the Hobart Cup as part of a triumph in the big three Tasmanian Cups – the Devonport Cup, Hobart Cup and Launceston Cup.
Notable winners of the Hobart Cup include Roonsleigh (1927/1928), Seriki (1955/1956), Macdalla (1964/1965), Piping Lane (1972), Brallos (1976/1977), Frontier Boy (1993), Palos Verdes (1997), St. Andrews (2002), Blutigeroo (2007), Growl (2010), Geegees Blackflash (2012/2015) and Eastender (2019).
The 2020 Hobart Cup was won by Toorak Affair from Shady Hustle and Glass Warrior.
Racing and Sports

Previous Hobart Cup Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
TOORAK AFFAIR (AUS) 6M
TOORAK TOFF (AUS) - SMOOTH RETURN (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
A DARMANIN54.0MICHAEL TRINDER8
EASTENDER (AUS) 5G
TICKETS (AUS) - COUGAR ALLEY (AUS) MOSSMAN (AUS)
C NEWITT56.5BARRY CAMPBELL9
PRETTY PUNK (AUS) 4M
REBEL RAIDER (AUS) - RELIABILITY (AUS) KUROFUNE (USA)
BEN ALLEN55.5LEON MACDONALD & ANDREW GLUYAS10
COUNT DA VINCI (NZ) 6G
FALTAAT (USA) - COOL TALK (NZ) SHINKO KING (IRE)
D PIRES54.0SCOTT BRUNTON7
UP CUPS (AUS) 5G
HELIKE (USA) - RISING ART (AUS) PARTNERS CHOICE (USA)
D PIRES55.5DAVID BRUNTON8
GEEGEES BLACKFLASH (AUS) 8G
CLANGALANG (AUS) - LA QUITA (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
SIGRID M CARR59.0JOHN LUTTRELL3
EPINGLE (NZ) 6M
PINS (AUS) - ETOILE DU NORD (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
C WILLIAMS54.0MICHAEL KENT3
HURDY GURDY MAN (AUS) 5H
STREET CRY (IRE) - ABALONE (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
G BOSS54.0DARREN WEIR1
GEEGEES BLACKFLASH (AUS) 5G
CLANGALANG (AUS) - LA QUITA (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
P MERTENS58.5JOHN LUTTRELL6
BID SPOTTER (AUS) 5G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ISOLDA (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
M RODD54.5GRAEME ROGERSON4
GROWL (NZ) 7G
MONTJEU (IRE) - THE LIONS ROAR (NZ) WESTERN SYMPHONY (USA)
B RAWILLER55.0D A HAYES12
GOTTA KEEP COOL (AUS) 5G
RACER'S EDGE (AUS) - CELLAR DWELLER (AUS) LUSKIN STAR (AUS)
C WILLIAMS53.5DARREN WEIR6
OFFENBACH (AUS) 5G
DANEHILL (USA) - PUSH A VENTURE (GB) SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (GB)
C WILLIAMS54.0DARREN WEIR12
BLUTIGEROO (AUS) 5G
ENCOUNTER (AUS) - SHANGHAI SKY (AUS) ZAMAZAAN (FR)
D OLIVER57.5COLIN LITTLE2
TRUE COURSER (AUS) 5G
RACER'S EDGE (AUS) - ZEPHYR TRUE (AUS) ZEPHYR NEKE (AUS)
C NEWITT57.5DARREN WEIR11
OUR DASHING DANE (AUS) 5G
LADONI (GB) - ROYAL THEME (AUS) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
MS C PULS51.0JASON CLIFFORD1
ZACIELO (NZ) 4G
ZABEEL (NZ) - BLUCIELO (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
C NEWITT52.5PETER MOODY13
JEUNE'S MARK (AUS) 5G
JEUNE (GB) - NADIRMARCO (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
S BASTER52.0TONY MCEVOY17
ST. ANDREWS (AUS) 7G
ALIOCHA (USA) - FLYING REGENT (AUS) NORTHERN REGENT (CAN)
S MASKIELL56.5G E BLACKER15
BRORAMA STAR (AUS) 4G
BROCCO (USA) - DIORAMA (AUS) ZEDITAVE (AUS)
B MCCOULL52.0CHARLIE GOGGIN13
LORD BARACUS (AUS) 4G
PRINCE OF NIME (AUS) - MISS BARACUS (AUS) BARACUS (AUS)
W R DAVIS49.0GARY WHITE5

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