Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2022

Saturday April 30, 2022

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup is the showcase race at the late April meeting held at Hawkesbury Racecourse on the outskirts of Sydney following the action of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

An open handicap race run over a mile (1600m), the Group 3 event offers $200,000 in prize money and was first run in 1980.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day features three Group 3 races with the Cup supported on the card by the Group 3 $200,000 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) and the Group 3 $200,000 Hawkesbury Crown (1300m).

The event was first run in the summer as a lead-up into the Group 2 Villiers Stakes up until 2013 when moved to August as a preliminary race for Epsom Handicap-bound runners. The following year it was moved again and is now its own feature during the autumn – winter racing season.

Originally the Hawkesbury Gold Cup ran over 2000m before the distance was reduced to 1600m in 1989 and has held Group 3 status since 1997.

In 2020 it took place at Rosehill Gardens over a reduced distance of 1500m due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

In 2015 the Hawkesbury Gold Cup meeting was abandoned after the first race due to unsafe track conditions and was later rescheduled, running in June that year.

The latest edition of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup ran on Saturday April 30, 2022 at Hawkesbury Racecourse, Clarendon and was won by Kirwan’s Lane ($7) for trainer John O’Shea.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
  • Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1980

2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

The complete Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results 2022 and Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place at on Saturday April 30, 2022.

  • 1st: #8 Kirwan’s Lane ($7)
  • 2nd: #15 Hopeful 
  • 3rd: #10 Atishu

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Betting

Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting markets are led by in-form Sydney-trained middle-distance runners coming off a similar grade run during the autumn and any locally-proven runners in the mix. 

Amangiri ($4.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting to win when the event was held at Rosehill over 1500m. 

2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Odds

The season’s top Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2022 betting odds on the potential winter-bound staying types will be available here on race week so stay tuned for access to the best Hawkesbury racing odds and offers.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup field attracts a quality line-up of milers, many of which may be eyeing a trip to Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.  

Potential lead-up races for runners in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup field include include Rosehill’s Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) held a month before or the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) at the same meeting.

The better runners out of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup field may continue onto Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival targeting a race like the Group 1 $1 million Doomben Cup (2000m) held three weeks later. 

Hawkesbury Gold Cup nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field along with barriers are released on the Wednesday.

2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Field

The official Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2022 Final Field and barrier draw will be available below once announced the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what gallopers are in the mix for the Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day feature race. 

The Kosciuszko winner Art Cadeau headlines the 2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup field and betting markets for this weekend. 

  • Scratched: #4 Aramayo (4); #14 Our Intrigue (7)

2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Nominations

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup nominations 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 9x23299x40 ARAMAYO G 6 Chris Waller 99
2 x660x60x30 ARAPAHO (FR) G 5 Bjorn Baker 80
3 1x78807x09 ARCHEDEMUS G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
4 111x190x32 ART CADEAU G 5 Terry Robinson 95
5 x141600x6P ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 98
6 6264110x4x BERDIBEK (FR) G 8 John O’Shea 104
7 60233016×8 BLUFF ’N’ BLUSTER G 5 Jason Coyle 69
8 3431×24505 BRUTALITY G 5 Joseph Pride 99
9 x27x5832x0 CRIADERAS G 5 James Cummings 96
10 4x3121x087 FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 93
11 206x83127x HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham 89
12 1x8301173x HOPEFUL (FR) G 5 Annabel Neasham 88
13 007x7660x0 IMAGING (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 98
14 377x6911x5 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea 97
15 0x9278x747 KNIGHT G 5 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 70
16 x423831142 MARNIX G 4 Richard Litt 74
17 x2242x6x00 MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 96
18 60x0180x60 OLMEDO (FR) H 7 Annabel Neasham 105
19 48125132×9 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 91
20 5x10412x68 RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli 82
21 242x65171x SO YOU WIN G 7 Chris Waller 104
22 49x6291x39 STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
23 141x8058x0 TAIKOMOCHI G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 101
24 7x18316x40 THE FRONTMAN (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 92
25 x91389x211 THE GIFT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 86
26 1316x89x08 THORIN (GER) G 5 Jean Dubois 87
27 1641×44126 WAIRERE FALLS (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 87

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Tips

Top Hawkesbury Gold Cup tips include looking for proven performers at the track / distance and those mile types coming out of tougher Sydney autumn lead-ups.  

Four and five-year-olds weighted around 54kg – 56kg have an excellent strike-rate and make a top Hawkesbury Gold Cup betting tip. 

2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2022 betting tips and Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below leading up to the Hawkesbury showdown so bookmark this page for the end-of-autumn runners to back and sack. 

  • To Win: #5 Brutality ($8.50 at time of publish) 

Going for a touch of value in this  year’s Hawkesbury Gold Cup and have the Joe Pride-trained Brutality on top. This five-year-old is a proven mudlark boasting a solid strike-rate on Heavy going. He’s got a great record at the distance (9:3-1-2) and has autumn form against some good types. Will appreciate coming back to a mile and his Group 1 12th to Mr Brightside in the Doncaster Mile two back was better than it reads on paper. 

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Form Guide

The Hawkesbury Gold Cup form guide features all the must know info like saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form for all horses in the field.

Studying the Hawkesbury Gold Cup form for middle-distance horses with good form over 1600m, previous Group 3 or even Group 2 runners from the Sydney Autumn Carnival and local hopes with a nice Hawkesbury record is key when looking to tip the Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner.

 2022 Hawkesbury Gold Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Hawkesbury Gold Cup 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Results

Notable Hawkesbury Gold Cup winners include Regal Native (1988), two-time champion Magic Road (1995-96), Court’s In Session (2004), Darci Be Good (2012), Sons of John (2015) and Archedemus (2019, 2021). 

Hawkesbury Gold Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Kirwan’s Lane
2nd Hopeful
3rd Atishu
2021 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Royal Celebration
3rd Purple Sector
2020 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
1:28.18 (held over 1500m)
2nd Live And Free
3rd Another Dollar
2019 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd Sixties Groove
2018 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Ecuador
3rd McCreery
2017 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Moher
3rd Testashadow
2016 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Mighty Lucky
3rd Casino Dancer
2015 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Sons Of John
2nd Tales Of Grimm
3rd Rugged Cross
2014 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Wistful
3rd Keep Cool
2013 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Coup Ay Tee
2nd Julienas
3rd Darci Be Good
2012 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Darci Be Good
2nd Isopach
3rd Praecido
2011 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Somepin Anypin
2nd Willy Jimmy
3rd Renewed Vitality
2010 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Glintz
3rd Kimillsy
2009 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Keeping The Dream
2nd Spinney
3rd Bernicia
2008 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Nuclear Sky
2nd Alverta
3rd Gergis
2007 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
race not held
2nd race not held
3rd race not held
2006 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Beauty Watch
2nd Friday Creek
3rd Prince Arthur
2005 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Wild Queen
2nd Verb
3rd Cateclipse
2004 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Court’s In Session
2nd Magsaya
3rd Salgado
2003 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
2nd Vital Agreement
3rd Takas
2002 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
This Manshood
2nd Huge Demand
3rd Evander
2001 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Carael Boy
2nd Play Station
3rd Ra Eclipse
2000 Hawkesbury Cup 1st
Huge Demand
2nd Grey And Gold
3rd Lanolin