The David Jones Cup is a popular middle distance Group 3 race run during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival over 2000M at the iconic Caulfield Racecourse. The event is held annually in October under handicap condition and is today worth up to $125,000 in prize money. The 2013 edition of the David Jones Cup was a tale of passion and thrilling racing and in the end Spurtonic did well to cross the finish line first ahead of Bass Strait and Garud who both had to settle for second and third respectively. For the better part of the last five years, the David Jones Cup has largely assembled above average horses from the local area. The race all the same will feature on the same day as the popular Group 1 Caulfield Cup.
In recent years, the race was run as the Coongy Handicap and has also been a great build up for horses keen on contesting the Caulfield Cup. While the David Jones Cup is not considered the biggest horse races in Australia, the race has in its own right produced quality champions most of who have made it big in other races across the country. Ginga Dude for example won the 2010 edition of the David Jones Cup and later finished a respectable third in the Group 1 McKinnon Stakes.
In 2009, Shocking was on hand to take home the David Jones Cup title but would later record impressive victories in the Melbourne Cup and the Group 2 Lexus Stakes. The David Jones Cup is ideally a great race for horse racing enthusiasts who are keen on upcoming superstars. The talent on show here is just amazing and even in 2014, the event is shaping up to be a great field day for quality and enthralling horse racing.
David Jones Cup recent winners & placegetters
|2011||Foreteller||Extra Zero||Midnight Martini||2:03.1|
|2007||Fire In The Night||Molotov||Pachino||2:02.4|
|2006||Maybe Better||King Of Ashford||Temple Hills||2:01.2|
|2004||Reclaim||Pretorius||Star Of Grechen||2:05.7|
|2002||Mr Lofty||Little Miss Quick||Society Beau||2:02.|
|2001||Citras Prince||Indian Ridge||Tempest Morn||2:04.1|
|1999||Oliver Twist||Make A Scene||Nahayan||2:03.5|
|1998||Its All In Fun||Kalastaire||Madonna||2:16.3|
|1997||Our Sumo||Sunny Lane||Toil||2:15.8|
|1996||Circles Of Gold||Filante||Beau Heed||2:03.0|
|1994||Excited Angel||Ball Park||Over The Top||2:02.8|
|1992||Fraar||Brave Expectations||Mountain Rule||2:02.5|
|1989||Eye Of The Sky||Perfect Answer||Chigarow||2:01.6|
|1988||Ideal Centreman||Be Reasonable||Exocet||2:00.1|