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Awapuni Gold Cup

Group II race
Awapuni Gold Cup
Location Awapuni Racecourse
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Inaugurated 1915
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Awapuni Racecourse
Race information
Distance 2000 (1 1/4 miles)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Weight-for-age
Purse $100,000


The Awapuni Gold Cup is held annually in Palmerston North, New Zealand. It is run at weight-for age over 2000m and is worth $100,000.[1][2] It is notable as even though it is only worth $100,000, it has been won by many of New Zealand's most famous racehorses. These horses have gone on to become Hall of Fame horses and win major races including the Japan Cup. They include Desert Gold, Redcraze, Mainbrace, Grey Way, Balmerino, La Mer, Show Gate, Horicks, Nightmarch and Kindergarten.[3] Desert Gold and Sir Slick have won the race three times..

Winners list

  • 2009 MacO'Reilly
  • 2006 Tusker
  • 2005 Distinctly Secret
  • 2004 Distinctly Secret/Irish Rover
  • 2003 Maze
  • 2002 Cent Home
  • 2001 Cronius
  • 2000 Cruzeiro
  • 1999 Emerald
  • 1998 Magnet Bay
  • 1997 Interval
  • 1996 Sapio
  • 1995 Kay Row
  • 1994 Strategic
  • 1993 Calm Harbour
  • 1992 Seamist
  • 1991 Fun On The Run
  • 1990 Grey Philae
  • 1989 The Phantom
  • 1987 Lacka Reason
  • 1986 Abit Leica
  • 1985 Catiere
  • 1984 Commissionaire
  • 1983 Commissionaire
  • 1982 The Twinkle
  • 1981 Mun Lee
  • 1980 Serendiper
  • 1979 Regal Band
  • 1975 Hi Bing
  • 1973 Young Ida
  • 1972 Young Ida
  • 1971 Game
  • 1970 Bardall
  • 1969 Aquarelle
  • 1968 Impetus
  • 1967 Terrific
  • 1966 Palisade
  • 1965 Royal Duty
  • 1964 Tatua
  • 1963 Moy
  • 1962 Key
  • 1961 Ilumquh
  • 1960 Picaroon
  • 1959 Picaroon
  • 1958 Bridie
  • 1957 Berne
  • 1956 Syntax
  • 1954 Golden Tan
  • 1953 Gendarme
  • 1952 Hutton
  • 1950 Beaumaris
  • 1949 Lord Mania
  • 1948 Voltaic
  • 1947 Beau Le Havre
  • 1946 Langue Dor
  • 1940 Beau Vite
  • 1939 Beaupartir
  • 1938 Stretto
  • 1937 Wild Chase
  • 1936 Greek Shepherd
  • 1935 Silver Ring
  • 1934 Silver Ring
  • 1933 Autopay
  • 1930 Vertigern
  • 1929 Rapier
  • 1928 Star Stranger
  • 1927 Commendation
  • 1926 Rapine
  • 1925 Suggestion
  • 1924 Ballymena
  • 1923 Thespian
  • 1922 Marqueteur
  • 1921 Sasanos
  • 1920 Amythas
  • 1919 Sasanof
  • 1915 Chortle


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