The Group two race is run and sponsored by BMW and known as the BMW Perth Cup. Prize money in 2008 was $400,000.
Mr P.A. Connolly had an amazing five consecutive and two later wins in the Perth Cup, with Blue Spec (in 1904), Czarowitch (1905), May King (1906), Post Town (1907), Scorcher (1908), Jolly Beggar (1910) and Jolly Cosy (a son of Jolly Beggar) in 1922.
- 1887-1946 - Two miles (3,219 metres)
- 1947-1961 - Two miles and 11 yards
- 1962-1972 - Two miles (3,219 metres)
- 1972-2008 - 3,200 metres
- From 2009 - 2,400 metres
|2010||Lords Ransom ||6||Adam Durrant||Alan Kennedy|
|2007||Respect||8||P. Cave||J. Whiting|
|2006||Black Tom||6||F. H. Maynard||P. Hall|
|2005||Crown Prosecutor||4||L. Smith||W. Pike|
|2004||King Canute||4||Lou. Luciani||J. Whiting|
|2003||Tumeric||6||A. D. Mathews||J. P. Claite|
|2002||Cardinal Colours||5||M. H. Miller||N. A. Chapman|
|2001||Lottila Bay (NZ)||10||A. D. Mathews||P. J. Carbery|
|2000||Luna Tudor||5||N. D. Parnham||J. J. Brown|
|1999||King Of Saxony||7||J. J. Miller||S. J. Miller|
|1998||Heed The Toll||5||S. R. Wallace||N. L. Rudland|
|1997||Time Frame||8||Mrs A. J. Smith||D. D. Gundry|
|1996||Crying Game||3||Miss A. C. Johnson||P. J. Harvey|
|1995||Ros Reef||5||Mrs K. Miller||M. D. Miller|
|1994||Palatious||4||A. D. Mathews||D. D. Gundry|
|1993||Field Officer||3||A. D. Mathews||P. D. Knuckey|
|1992||Mirror Magic (NZ)||4||A. D. Mathews||T. K. Jackman|
|1991||Zamlight (NZ)||6||S. R. Bates||M. Sestich|
2008 race fall
The 2008 Perth Cup was marred by a six-horse fall which resulted in two horses being destroyed and three jockeys being taken to hospital with minor injuries. Following a stewards inquiry, apprentice jockey Chloe Chatfield was suspended for 10 weeks. The race was won by favourite Cats Fun.
- Huxley, Dennis (2007). Miller's Guide 007/08. Millers's Guide PL. http://www.millersguide.com.au/index.asp.