Wyong Gold Cup 2023

The Wyong Gold Cup is a $240,000 feature race contested at Wyong Racecourse on a Friday in early September as part of the wider Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Run over 2100m the day prior to Randwick’s Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes Day card, the Wyong Gold Cup is a quality handicap race and the winner of the Wyong Cup Prelude is exempt from ballot for the showdown.

2022 Wyong Gold Cup winner Durston

2022 Wyong Gold Cup winner Durston (pictured at Newcastle). Photo: Steve Hart.


Considered a strong springboard race into the tougher staying races in Sydney over the spring, the Wyong Gold Cup has been won by plenty of nice horses over the years.

The Wyong Gold Cup form has also proven to stack-up in upcoming Group 1 Spring Carnival races like The Metropolitan (2400m). The Verminator (2011) was the last horse to complete the Wyong Gold Cup – The Metropolitan double. He also contested that season’s edition of the coveted Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

The Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) is the key support act on the Wyong Gold Cup race card.

The Wyong Gold Cup form was franked with the winner Durston going on to take out the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup before success in that year’s 2022 Caulfield Cup results.

The latest edition of the Wyong Gold Cup took place on Friday September 1, 2023 and was won by John O’Shea’s nicely-bred grey Benaud ($14).

2023 Wyong Gold Cup Results

John O’Shea’s former Group 1 ATC Derby runner-up, beautifully-bred galloper Benaud ($14), finally broke through for his first Black-Type victory with a half-length upset over the beaten favourite Bois D’Argent ($4.60F) in the 2023 Wyong Gold Cup results. The race was marred by an incident that resulted in The Mediterranean breaking down.

2023 Wyong Gold Cup winner Benaud

2023 Wyong Gold Cup winner Benaud improved on an unplaced Grafton Cup run to win. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #16 Benaud
  • 2nd: #4 Bois D’Argent
  • 3rd: #9 Spirit Ridge

The official Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Friday September 1, 2023.

Wyong Gold Cup Race Info

  • Date: Friday September 1, 2023
  • Track: Wyong Racecourse
  • Distance: 2100m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Listed
  • Prize Money: $240,000

Wyong Gold Cup Betting

Wyong Gold Cup odds are dominated by proven Sydney stayers coming off a good run in early spring lead-up races as well as first-up horses that performed strongly in the autumn.

In-form horses from the stables of Chris Waller also feature prominently in Wyong Gold Cup betting, the master horseman having prepared an impressive seven winners since 2010.

Wu Gok ($4.80 in 2019) was the last favourite in Wyong Gold Cup betting to win when handing his trainer Waller with a seventh win in the event.

There was a notable Wyong Gold Cup upset in 2023 with Benaud winning at odd of $14.

2023 Wyong Gold Cup Odds

The best Wyong Gold Cup 2023 betting odds and market links to the stayers contesting the popular Black-Type spring event will be provided below as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Wyong 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.

Wyong Gold Cup Field

The Wyong Gold Cup field attracts a line-up of the season’s exciting stayers and quality horses potentially eyeing a run in an upcoming Group 1 distance race over the spring.

The Group 3 Premier’s Cup (1900m) at Rosehill the week prior makes a strong lead-up into the Wyong Gold Cup field and Wu Gok (2019) was the last to do the double.

Wyong Gold Cup Winners (Paths Of Glory, 2020) | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes.com.au
2020 Wyong Gold Cup winner Paths Of Glory. Photo: Steve Hart.

The traditional next-up option for horses out of the Wyong Gold Cup field is the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) held two weeks later.

Carzoff (2018) and subsequent Caulfield Cup champion Durston (2022) are the latest horses to complete the Wyong Gold Cup – Newcastle Gold Cup double.

In 2019 Hush Writer improved on his lead-up Wyong Gold Cup second to take out the Newcastle Gold Cup. The same horse returned in 2020 to third in the Wyong Gold Cup, second in the Newcastle Gold Cup and fourth in the Group 1 The Metropolitan that spring.

2023 Wyong Gold Cup Field

The official Wyong Gold Cup 2023 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week, the full list of runners to be published below.

2023 Wyong Gold Cup Nominations

The early Wyong Gold Cup 2023 nominations close the Monday of the race.

Wyong Gold Cup Tips

Good Wyong Gold Cup tips include looking at the form coming out of the earlier winter races like the Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) in July. In 2020 The Lord Mayor ran second in both the Grafton Cup and Wyong Gold Cup results.

Benaud (10th in 2023) was the last Grafton Cup graduate to improve and win the Wyong Gold Cup.

Runners that have good records over 2000m plus, well-weighted performers and horses from the Chris Waller stable all make top Wyong Gold Cup betting tips.

2023 Wyong Gold Cup Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Wyong Gold Cup 2023 tips with the runners to back and sack in the feature race on Wyong Gold Cup Day will be detailed below following final acceptances the week of the race.

  • To Win: TBD

Wyong Gold Cup Form Guide

The Wyong Gold Cup form guide gives punters all the information they need to place a well-informed wager on the race like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

The Wyong Gold Cup form has stacked up in other bigger races during the Spring Carnival in Sydney in recent years including in 2021 with the winner Berdibek running fourth in that year’s $1 million The Gong.

2023 Wyong Gold Cup Form

A link to our detailed Wyong Gold Cup 2023 form guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Wyong Gold Cup Results

Local Sydney-trained gallopers have dominated the Wyong Gold Cup results in the past 10 years or so, especially those prepared by Chris Waller.

Notable recent Wyong Gold Cup winners include subsequent Caulfield Cup hero Durston (2022), Carzoff (2018), Destiny’s Kiss (2017), and The Verminator (2011).

Bianca (2008) was the last Wyong Gold Cup winning mare.

Pecan Player holds the current Wyong Gold Cup race record winning in 2000 in a time of 2 minutes 08:10 seconds.

Past Wyong Gold Cup Winners

Recent Wyong Gold Cup winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Benaud Bois D’Argent Spirit Ridge
2022 Durston Yiyi Our Intrigue
2021 Berdibek Criminal Code Mubariz
2020 Paths Of Glory The Lord Mayor Hush Writer
2019 Wu Gok Hush Writer Vaucluse Bay
2018 Carzoff Dark Eyes Shalmaneser
2017 Destiny’s Kiss The Getaway Sayed
2016 Slow Pace Sacred Master Get On The Grange
2015 Beyond Thankful Just As Cosmic Orbec
2014 Multilateral Canny Ballad Secessio
2013 Wazn Peal Of Bells Gazza Guru
2012 Julienas Gazza Guru Storm Burst
2011 The Verminator Essence Of Success Gazza Guru
2010 Hawk Island Snow Alert Music Review
2009 Mr Clangtastic Lodge The Deeds Enzedex Eagle
2008 Bianca Keepin’ The Dream Enzedex Eagle
2007 Race not run
2006 Race not run
2005 Carael Boy Irongail Dancing Daggers
2004 Bush Honey Jackman Itemise
2003 Daniel’s The Man Rocksinga Legerdemain
2002 Bondi Iceberg Danyon Feed The Meter
2001 Danyon Agincourt Express Space Age
2000 Pecan Player Space Age Gerastar

FAQ

When is the Wyong Cup 2023?

Friday, September 1, 2023.

What is the prize money for the Wyong Cup 2023?

$240,000 AUD

Where is the Wyong Cup 2023?

Wyong Race Club & Function Centre

71-73 Howarth St, Wyong NSW 2259