The 2015 Northam Cup is a listed race held at Northam Racecourse near Perth in late October.
Held under quality handicap conditions, the Northam Cup is contested by horses aged three years and older. It is held over 1600m and pays a total of $120,000 prize money.
There are few races that can be reliably used as a form indicator for the Northam Cup. Because it takes place relatively early in the season, it is generally used as a preparatory race for other major events.
The Group 3 Northerly Stakes at Ascot Racecourse is sometimes targeted prior to contesting the Northam Cup. Alternatively, look to non black type quality events held over a similar distance.
Because it’s so early in the season, a number of horses tend to follow similar plans after their Northam Cup run. Three Group 3 events, the Asian Beau Stakes, Colonel Reeves Stakes and Lee Steere Stakes tend to be fairly popular targets while some of the handier types might seek to challenge the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot.
The record time for the Northam Cup is also the 1600m record for the track, set by Jinx King in 2009 (1:33.47). The Northam Cup has only been run over 1600m since 2008. Prior to that it was 2300m for two years, and up until the 2006 edition it was 2200m.
Notable recent Northam Cup winners include Unlimiting (2000), Free At Last (2003), My Thornbird (2005) and Angel Of Mercy (2013).
2015 Northam Cup Field
The Northam Cup field attracts horses from a variety of preparations, as well as horses who are contesting it first up. You can usually find some pretty classy types in the Northam Cup field, especially considering its importance as a preparatory event. The Northam Cup field will almost always have some great punting opportunities for those willing to study the form.
The 2015 Northam Cup field is published below.
2015 Northam Cup Nominations
The Northam Cup nominations tend to feature a range of horses, including some metro runners from Perth stables and some horses who work under local trainers. Keep an eye on the Northam Cup nominations, because they can give a good indication of the projected paths of quite a few classier types who are likely to contest bigger races later on.
The 2015 Northam Cup nominations will be published below.
Northam Cup Results
Northam Cup results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.
|2015||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2014||=1 Rebelson||=1 Son Of Something||3 Bippo No Bungus||1:34.8|
|2013||1 Angel Of Mercy||2 Finnegans Gold||3 Miss Tipsy Topsy||1:34.1|
|2012||1 Ringmeister||2 McScar||3 Amelias Dancer||1:36.7|
|2011||1 Moneghetti||2 Ringmeister||3 Rafferty||1:35.2|
|2010||1 Sentenza||2 Star Risca||3 West River Charley||1:35.4|
|2009||1 Jinx King||2 Tudor Lad||3 Lambton Castle||1:33.5|
|2008||1 Capuchin||2 Mikaldico||3 Jinx King||1:35.4|
|2007||1 Rosskaen||2 Mikaldico||3 Thermo King||2:22.0|
|2006||1 Woodala||2 Zero Engagement||3 Master Vision||2:26.5|
|2005||1 My Thornbird||2 Armiger||3 Bold Mirage||2:15.1|
|2004||1 Zero Engagement||2 Brigalow||3 Adventurer||2:17.5|
|2003||1 Free At Last||2 Major Metal||3 Halopak||2:18.8|
|2002||1 Fore Stay||2 So Canny||3 Our Annabel||2:18.6|
|2001||1 So Canny||2 Singe An’ Burn||3 Tumeric||2:17.5|
|2000||1 Unlimiting||2 The Great Waltz||3 Silver Sim||2:20.1|