Cathay Pacific Gold Cup

Cathay Pacific Gold Cup

Cathay Pacific Gold Cup

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The Cathay Pacific Gold Cup is a Moonee Valley Racing Club Group 2 Australian Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three-years-old and upwards under open handicap conditions, over a distance of 2,500 metres.It is held annually at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne on WS Cox Plate Day.

Race History

Distance

  • 1883 - 1884 held over 8 furlongs (approx. 1600 metres)
  • 1885 - 1888 held over 6 furlongs (approx. 1200 metres)
  • 1889 - 1899 held over 7 furlongs (approx. 1400 metres)
  • 1900 - 1908 held over 11 furlongs (approx. 2200 metres)
  • 1909 held over 12 furlongs (approx. 2400 metres)
  • 1910 - 1918 held over 10 furlongs (approx. 2000 metres)
  • 1919 held over 13 furlongs (approx. 2600 metres)
  • 1920 held over 12 furlongs
  • 1921 - 1923 held over 13 furlongs
  • 1924 - 1932 held over 11 furlongs
  • 1933 held over 13 furlongs
  • 1934 - 1935 held over 12 furlongs
  • 1936 - 1972 held over 13 furlongs
  • 1973 - 1994 held over 2600 metres
  • 1995 onwards held over 2500 metres

Class

  • 1883–1978 was a Principal race
  • 1979 was a Group 3 race
  • 1980 onwards was a Group 2 race

Name

  • 1883 - 1975 the race was known as the Moonee Valley Cup
  • 1976 - 1979 the race was known as the Governors’ Stakes
  • 1980 - 1996 the race was known as the Moonee Valley Cup
  • 1997 - 2002 the race was known as the Grosby Gold Cup
  • 2003 onwards the race has been called the Cathay Pacific Gold Cup


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