Next NSW Race

Latest News

Chris Waller Chasing A Seventh Wyong Gold Cup Win

The $160,000 Listed Carlton Draught Wyong Gold Cup is shaping up as one of the best in recent years with 25 nominations for Friday’s feature race.

The powerful Waller has six horses nominated, including last start Taree Cup winner Hogmanay and Wu Gok, who was an impressive winner at Rosehill last Saturday.

Hogmanay (Rory Hutchings) in winning form. Image by Bradley Photographers

Waller has dominated the Wyong Gold Cup in recent years – winning the race six times in the last eight years.

Kris Lees has also nominated six runners for the race.

Lees had previously indicated Sixties Groove, Mongolian Wolfe and High Opinion would be headed to the Cup, but this morning added Hallelujah Boy, Loveisili and Our Gravano to the mix.

The Wyong Gold Cup will have its first international runner, with Blue Breeze from New Zealand among the nominations.

Blue Breeze arrives in Australia tonight and will be stabled at Wyong for his upcoming campaign.

The Allan Morley-trained six-year-old is coming off a last start win over 1400m, with connections keen to use the Wyong Cup as a stepping board for the Melbourne Cup.

Blue Breeze has solid credentials having finished a close second in the Gr 2 Avondale Cup (2400m) and third in the Gr 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) in the autumn across the Tasman behind Glory Days both times, who then ran third in the Sydney Cup at its subsequent start.

Veteran galloper Destiny’s Kiss, from the Joe Pride stable, will have his 100th start in the Cup, having previously contested the race on four occasions and claiming the trophy in 2017.

The locally trained Our Century will kick off his preparation in the race, with Kim Waugh hoping to secure her first hometown Cup, with the Australian Bloodstock’s Irish import.

James Cummings has another Irish import, Duca Valentinois in the mix, the Group 3 winning gelding coming off a fifth in the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury on August 22.

The $140,000 Listed Mona Lisa has also attracted 21 quality nominations.

With a fine forecast through the week and an expectation of a good track for Cup, the Club is looking forward to a huge day on Friday.

Acceptances for the meeting close at 9am on Wednesday.

View the race details for Wyong Cup Day here

The Latest Racing News

Neil Evans' Tips For Tamworth (Friday)

By Neil Evans Track likely Soft 6/7 with rain increasing and Rail out 1m for Showcase meeting Race 1 MAIDEN ...
Read More

Excellent Book Of Rides For Dylan Gibbons At Tamworth (Fri)

By Tony Megahey The phenomenal combination of Kris Lees, regional premiership jockey Andrew Gibbons, and his son, airborne stable apprentice ...
Read More

O'Shea Has Opacity In The Zone For Randwick Repeat

By Ray Hickson A year ago John O’Shea had a race like the Golden Eagle pencilled in as an option ...
Read More

ATC Hosts Third Bookmakers Recognition Day

Australian Turf Club honours bookmakers past and present at Royal Randwick this Saturday for Sydney racing’s third Bookmakers Recognition Day ...
Read More

Baker Hopes It's Third Time Lucky For Canasta

By Ray Hickson He’s a front-running rails hugger and trainer Bjorn Baker would like to think Canasta has his chance ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links