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New Zealand Cup

Group III race
NEW ZEALAND CUP
Location Riccarton Park Racecourse
Christchurch, New Zealand
Inaugurated 1874
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Riccarton Park racecourse
Race information
Distance 3200m (2 miles)
Track Turf, Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap
Purse $250,000


The New Zealand Cup is a thoroughbred horse race held at Riccarton Park racecourse in Christchurch, held on the final Saturday of New Zealand Cup week in November. The week also features the New Zealand 1000 and 2000 Guineas, with the New Zealand Trotting Cup on the Tuesday at Addington being the overall highlight. It is run over the staying distance of 3200 metres. It is one of the oldest races in New Zealand having been run each year since 1860. Despite its now Group 3 status, it remains one of the most popular racing events in New Zealand.

Winners of the New Zealand Cup

Year

Winner

2009 My Scotsgrey
2008 Hoorang
2007 Everswindell
2006 Pentathon
2005 Trebla
2004 Waltermitty
2003 Torlesse
2002 Mike
2001 Soldier Blue
2000 Smiling Like
1999 Wake Forest
1998 Sapio
1997 Laud Peregrine
1996 Old Thymer
1995 Sapio
1994 Double Take
1993 Karaoke
1992 Mercator
1991 Carlton King
1990 Soundoration
1989 Exocet
1988 Gallipoli
1987 Empire Rose
1986 Oak Vue
1985 Samasaan
1984 Our Boyfriend
1983 Payco
1982 Sirtain
1981 Gold Bullion
1980 Koiro Trelay
1979 Star Order
1978 Royal Cadenza
1977 Heidsieck
1976 Andrew
1975 Heidsieck
1974 Fury's Order
1973 Watallan
1972 Kartika
1971 Princess Mellay
1970 Princess Mellay
1969 Middy
1968 Noir Filou
1967 Laramie
1966 Royal Bid
1965 Fieldmaster
1964 Alaska
1963 Beauzami
1962 Stipulate
1961 Quite Able
1960 Oreka
1959 Foglia d'Oro
1958 Balfast
1957 Great Scot
1956 Jimmy Flash
1955 Poetical
1954 Dormant
1953 Gold Scheme
1952 Conclusion
1951 Jamell
1950 Calibrate
1949 Excellency
1948 Sir Garnish
1947 Beau Le Havre
1946 Catterick Bridge
1945 Golden Souvenir
1944 Kevin
1943 Classform
1942 Royal Lancer
1941 Happy Ending
1940 Serenata
1939 Yours Truly
1938 Arctic King
1937 Cerne Abbas
1936 Ferson (AUS)
1935 Cuddle
1934 Steeton
1933 Palantua
1932 Fast Passage
1931 Spearful
1930 Nightmarch
1929 Chide
1928 Oratrix
1927 Rapier
1926 Count Cavour
1925 The Banker
1924 Sunart
1923 Rouen
1922 Scion
1921 Royal Star
1920 Oratress
1919 Vagabond
1918 Sasanof
1917 Menelaus
1916 Ardenvhor
1915 Tangihau
1914 Inigo
1914 Warstep
1913 Sinapis
1912 Midnight Sun
1911 Vice Admiral
1910 Bridge
1909 Lady Lucy
1908 Downfall
1907 Frisco
1906 Star Rose
1905 Noctuiform
1904 Grand Rapids
1903 Canteen
1902 Halberdier
1901 Tortulla
1900 Fulmen
1900 Ideal
1899 Seahorse
1898 Tirant d'Eau
1897 Waiuku
1896 Lady Zetland
1895 Euroclydon
1894 Impulse
1893 Rosefeldt
1892 St. Hippo
1891 British Lion
1890 Wolverine
1889 Tirailleur
1888 Manton
1887 Lochiel
1886 Spade Guinea
1885 Fusilade
1884 Vanguard
1883 Tasman (AUS)
1882 Welcome Jack
1881 Grip
1880 Le Loup
1879 Chancellor
1878 Maritana
1877 Mata
1876 Guy Fawkes
1875 Nectar
1874 Tambourini
1873 Kakapo
1872 Detractor
1871 Peeress
1870 Knottingley
1869 Mainsail
1868 Flying Jib
1865 Egremont
1864 Opera
1863 Azucena
1862 Emmeline
1861 Otto
1860 Ada

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