Newcastle Gold Cup 2021

Friday September 17th, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Newcastle Gold Cup is a key lead-up into the Group 1 The Metropolitan.

The Newcastle Gold Cup is a popular Group 3 staying showdown run over 2300m at Newcastle’s Broadmeadow Racecourse on a Friday in mid-September each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The open handicap event offers a lucrative $250,000 in prize money and serves as an excellent lead-up into Randwick’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) run on Epsom Handicap Day and the Newcastle Gold Cup winner earns a ballot exemption into that race.

Glencadam Gold (2012) was the last horse to complete the Newcastle Gold Cup – The Metropolitan double, while in 2020 the Newcastle Gold Cup winner Mugatoo ran a next-up second in that year’s The Metropolitan quinella.

Mugatoo, who handed local trainer Kris Lees his first home-town Cup victory, also ran fourth in the 2020 Cox Plate results and returned the following autumn to take out the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) in Melbourne first-up.

A time-honoured staying classic, the Newcastle Gold Cup has been run and won since 1898 and has held Group 3 status since 2001.

The latest edition of the Newcastle Gold Cup ran on Friday September 17th, 2021 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Great House at 12/1. 

2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Results

The official Newcastle Gold Cup Results 2021 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Friday September 17th, 2021, and published below.

  • 1st: #12 Great House
  • 2nd: #2 Quick Thinker
  • 3rd: #10 No Compromise

The Chris Waller-trained Great House ($13) showed a nice progression enjoying an upset win in the Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 results that also featured stablemate No Compromise running third.

Newcastle Gold Cup Race Facts

  • Date: Friday September 17th, 2021
  • Track: Newcastle Racecourse
  • Distance: 2300m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1898

Newcastle Gold Cup Betting

Newcastle Gold Cup betting markets are dominated by in-form Sydney-trained spring stayers in good form coming off strong runs in lead-up races including Rosehill’s Group 3 Premier’s Cup (1900m) with Mugatoo (2020) the last to do the double.

Mugatoo ($2.40 in 2020) was also the last favourite in Newcastle Gold Cup betting odds to salute for the punters.

2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Odds

The leading Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 betting odds will be available here for punters the week of the race so stay tuned to access the premium Group 3 spring racing odds in Sydney this season.

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

Newcastle Gold Cup Field

The Newcastle Gold Cup field attracts a quality line-up of mainly Sydney-trained stayers coming off lead-up runs in earlier spring races over 2000m plus in distance.

A good lead-up race into the Newcastle Gold Cup field is the Listed Wyong Gold Cup (2100m) held a fortnight earlier and Carzoff (2018) was the last to do the double.

Horses out of the Newcastle Gold Cup field may back-up in Rosehill’s Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) the following Saturday chasing the Group 1 The Metropolitan ballot exemption on offer.

Newcastle Gold Cup Winners (Mugatoo) | Photo: Steve Hart |
Mugatoo (pictured at Rosehill) won the 2020 Newcastle Gold Cup before his $5 million All-Star Mile win the following autumn. Photo: Steve Hart.

2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Field

The official Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 field and barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned to see the horses that make the line-up.

The 2021 Newcastle Gold Cup final field features 15 stayers led in betting by the in-form duo Harpo Marx and Berdibek both chasing a hat-trick of wins.

2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations

The early Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 nominations are taken the Monday ahead of the race with the full list of entries to be published for punters below.

Newcastle Gold Cup Form Guide

The Newcastle Gold Cup form guide features all the facts and stats you need to place a well-informed wager on the race including the jockey, trainer, weight allocation, barrier, age and lead-up form of all the horses in the field.

The Newcastle Gold Cup form has stacked-up plenty of times in tougher staying races including when the 2011 winner Green Moon ran second next-up in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup before a win in the following year’s Melbourne Cup.

Looking further back in Newcastle Gold Cup history, after running second to stablemate The Brotherhood in the 1987 edition of the race Kensei would go on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup over the two-miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Gurner’s Lane (1982) meanwhile was the last horse to complete the Newcastle Gold Cup – Melbourne Cup double in the same year.

2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Form

A link to our detailed Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 Form Guide & Betting Preview will be available for punters below the week of the race.

Newcastle Gold Cup Tips

Newcastle Gold Cup tips include backing stayers coming off a top three run in a Group status Sydney lead-up race and looking for any returning runners that have previous experience in the event.

2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 betting tips and Group 3 Broadmeadow racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race.

  • To Win: #9 Criminal Code ($10 at time of publish)

Going for a bit of value and like the double-figures on offer for Chris Waller’s Wyong Gold Cup runner-up. Was narrowly beaten last start and gets the chance to go one better. Meets the winner better off in the weights, but is yet to win over further than a mile so the distance is the only query. Still, at the odds, worth an Each Way bet at least.

Newcastle Gold Cup Results

The Newcastle Gold Cup results are known each year after the event runs at Broadmeadow Racecourse on the Friday before Sydney’s George Main Stakes Day in mid-September and display the winning horse, successful trifecta, winning margin and time so you can see how your bets went.

Newcastle Gold Cup Winners

2021Great HouseChris WallerJeff Penza54 kgs2:28.04
2020MugatooKris LeesKerrin McEvoy59 kgs2:25.10
2019Hush WriterGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark54 kgs2:24.25
2018CarzoffChris WallerKerrin McEvoy54 kgs2:24.44
2017BroadsideGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark54 kgs2:24.26
2016Sacred MasterChris WallerHugh Bowman56.5 kgs2:14.59
2015Beyond ThankfulChris WallerHugh Bowman58 kgs2:23.55
2014DisclaimerPaul SnowdenJason Collett54 kgs2:23.16
2013Winning GloryDavid PayneNash Rawiller56.5 kgs2:24.96
2012Glencadam GoldGai WaterhouseNash Rawiller58 kgs2:23.34
2011Green MoonRobert HickmottBrenton Avdulla53 kgs2:22.47
2010StratofortressGai WaterhousePeter Robl53 kgs2:22.22
2009StreetfighterTerry MathrickKerrin McEvoy54 kgs2:26.99
2008BiancaGai WaterhouseNash Rawiller56.5 kgs2:23.45
2006Bikkie Tin BluesBrian SmithBrad Pengelly54 kgs2:21.13
2005Carael Boyhigh CeeBob MilliganBart CummingsLarry CassidyBlake Shinn56 kgs52 kgs2:25.58
2004Another WarriorAlan BaileyGlen Colless55.5 kgs2:20.54
2003ComfortsJohn HawkesCorey Brown55.5 kgs2:21.58
2002Time OffJohn HawkesCorey Brown53 kgs2:23.40
2001Agincourt ExpressGai WaterhouseGlen Boss54 kgs2:24.88
2000Silent ImpactNeville McBurneyDarryl McLellan51 kgs2:28.46