Boulder Cup

The 2015 Boulder Cup is a listed event held annually in September at the Kalgoorlie Racecourse in Western Australia.

A quality handicap event open to all ages and sexes, the Boulder Cup is usually an exciting country race with a decent field. You’ll often see country horses racing against metro horses who have come from Perth. The Boulder Cup is often contested by horses who have also had an attempt at the Kalgoorlie Cup and the Coolgardie Cup. While the majority of the field usually comes from local stables, there will always be talent from elsewhere in this race. The Group 1 Railway Stakes or the Group 2 Perth Cup are both potential future targets for horses who go well in the Boulder Cup.

Raced over 2100m (1760m prior to 2014), the Boulder Cup is an interesting distance, allowing both milers and stayers to meet for a challenge. With $110,000 prize money, this is by no means a cheap listed race.

Kalgoorlie holds a reputation as one of the best country racecourses in Western Australia, and this becomes readily apparent when top class horses race there. Boulder Cup Day is a massive event for the locals, drawing thousands of people trackside.

Notable Boulder Cup winners include Hotel Casuarina (2005) and Reverend Lovejoy (2009, 2011).

2015 Boulder Cup Field

The Boulder Cup field usually contains a fairly broad mix of horses from different racing backgrounds. In the Boulder Cup field you can usually find some stayers, milers and sometimes even some horses who prefer shorter distances but have chosen to step up. The Boulder Cup field usually draws horses in excess of its listed status, partly because of its prestigious reputation and also because there’s not much else on in WA at the time.

The 2015 Boulder Cup field will be published below.

Boulder Cup Results

Boulder Cup results and winning times since 2000 are below.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2014 1 Red Blast 2 Ram Jam 3 True Gold 2:08.11
2013 1 Fanicio 2 Barnsley Lad 3 Amelias Dancer 1:45.52
2012 1 Belora 2 Amelias Dancer 3 Amelia Storm 1:45.23
2011 1 Reverend Lovejoy 2 Kincaple 3 Battle Emblem 1:45.98
2010 1 Gondorff 2 Admiring 3 Inarticulate 1:45.94
2009 1 Reverend Lovejoy 2 Gondorff 3 Impact Rating 1:47.12
2008 1 Mr Diagnosis 2 Goldtown 3 Stormblitz 1:48.21
2007 1 Impact Rating 2 Friar’s Touch 3 I Command 1:45.88
2006 1 Scenic Assault 2 Moodometer 3 Black Tom 1:46.97
2005 1 Hotel Casuarina 2 Priceless Matt 3 Chenille Prince 1:45.30
2004 1 My Thornbird 2 Blevvo 3 Mercedario 1:46.07
2003 1 Space Age 2 Priceless Matt 3 Prince Of Pop 1:49.07
2002 1 Lawmaker 2 Eastern Standard 3 Mercedario 1:47.71
2001 1 Opening Twist 2 Face Your Fears 3 Stage Whisper 1:48.49
2000 1 Never Blue 2 Prince Of Pop 3 Waters Rising 1:47.74