Looking for early info on this year’s Hobart Cup? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 2,400 metres on a Sunday in early February, the Hobart Cup is one of the three big races during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.
Currently holding Group 3 status, the Hobart Cup offers $300,000 in prize money as of 2023 and is the first leg of the popular Tasmanian Cups double.
The second leg is the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) held a fortnight later and Eastender (2019) was the last horse to complete the double.
Brallos (1976-77) was the last back-to-back Hobart Cup winner. Since then there has been just one other horse to win multiple editions of the race with the marvel Geegees Blackflash saluting in 2012 and again three years later in 2015.
The Hobart Cup Carnival kicks off the Friday prior with the Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy (1200m) for fillies and mares.
The 2022 Hobart Cup form was franked with the four-length winner Ho Ho Khan running second next-up in the Launceston Cup before a trip to Melbourne for a fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at 60/1.
Hobart Cup 2023 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Sunday, February 12th, 2023
- Track Location: Hobart Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Tasmanian Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $300,000
- Inaugural Race: 1875
- 2023 Hobart Cup Winner: Military Mission
hobart cup 2023 RESULTS
The official 2023 Hobart Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Sunday February 12th, 2023.
- #5 Military Mission
- #10 Travelling Gigolo
- #1 Spirit Ridge
The 2023 Hobart Cup winner was the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Sydney raider Military Mission ($4.40) who was dominant winning by 2.25 lengths off a gun ride by Ms Winona Costin.
Hobart Cup Betting 2023
There are many different ways to bet on the Hobart Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Hobart Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Hobart Cup.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Hobart Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Hobart Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Hobart Cup, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Hobart Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Hobart Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Hobart Cup to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Hobart Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Hobart Cup in 2023
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Hobart Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Hobart Cup 2023 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2023 Hobart Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Hobart Cup in 2023?
The best way to pick which horse will win the Hobart Cup in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up Tasmanian summer racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weight each horse will carry and look for past graduates of the same event from the season prior.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Hobart Cup winner include:
- Summer Form – In-form local horses coming off good lead-up form from earlier summer races in Tasmania have a strong record in the race.
- Distance – Genuine stayers proven over the mile and a half are the best bet.
- Favourites – The best in betting have a good strike-rate in the Hobart Cup.
Hobart Cup Favourites 2023
Early favourites in 2023 Hobart Cup betting include the Annabel Neasham-trained top-weight Spirit Ridge, Military Mission from the Waterhouse/Bott stable and Anthony & Sam Freedman’s last start Moonee Valley winner Ain’tnodeeldun.
Toorak Affair ($3.40 in 2020) and Double You Tee ($2.80 in 2021) are the last Hobart Cup favourites to win.
Hobart Cup 2023 Field
The official 2023 Hobart Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
A quality line-up of summer stayers faces off in the 2023 Hobart Cup final field on Sunday including the Annabel Neasham-trained top-weight Spirit Ridge coming off an Australia Stakes second and the flying John Blacker-trained Swoop Dog chasing a fourth win on the trot.
Hobart Cup 2023 Tips
Favourite: #1 Spirit Ridge ($3.30 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Best Bet: #2 Swoop Dog ($8 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Best Roughie: #4 Glass Warrior ($10 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Our exclusive 2023 Hobart Cup tips will be published here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Hobart Cup Race Day 2023
2023 Hobart Cup Day takes place on Sunday, the 12th of February, 2023. Having been moved a week later than its traditional time-slot, the Hobart Cup is now the sole Group status race on the card.
Hobart Cup Barrier Draw 2023
The 2023 Hobart Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Hobart Cup Field section.
Hobart Cup Nominations 2023
2023 Hobart Cup nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 6th of February, 2023.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||8420×70241||AIN’TNODEELDUN||G||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman||84|
|2||64×7526464||DARK DREAM||G||8||Ben & JD Hayes||95|
|4||737×652231||FIGHTING ARROW||G||4||Chris Calthorpe||77|
|5||24549×0616||GLASS WARRIOR||M||7||John Blacker||92|
|6||6121×58134||I’M SO COOL||G||4||Tegan Keys||71|
|7||124×917953||MILITARY MISSION (IRE)||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||89|
|8||4115131342||RISING LIGHT||G||5||Gaetan Delon||82|
|9||x15435x665||SKYWAY STAR||M||7||Scott Brunton||70|
|10||94408×0412||SPIRIT RIDGE (GB)||G||8||Annabel Neasham|
|11||79×2655250||STEEL SKIES||G||5||Joel Flannery||63|
|12||9767×87111||SWOOP DOG||G||5||John Blacker||96|
|13||611311×925||TRAVELLING GIGOLO||G||5||Scott Brunton||74|
|14||4563×12121||WAHINE TOA||M||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||81|
|15||8×08364086||WHITE HAWK||G||9||Angela Brakey||83|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Hobart Cup Weights 2023
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 7th of February, 2023 with the official 2023 Hobart Cup weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Hobart Cup Field section.
Ho Ho Khan (59kg in 2022) was the last Hobart Cup top-weight to win.
2023 Hobart Cup Top-Weight:
- #1 Spirit Ridge (59kg)
Hobart Cup Acceptances 2023
2023 Hobart Cup final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 8th of February, 2023 and will be published in our above Hobart Cup Field section.
Hobart Cup Jockeys 2023
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 8th of February, 2023 with jockeys to be published in our above Hobart Cup Field section.
Hobart Cup SCRATCHINGS 2023
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Sunday, the 12th of February, 2023.
Hobart Cup Prize Money 2023
The 2023 Hobart Cup prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Hobart Cup Race Number 2023
The 2023 Hobart Cup race number is scheduled as Hobart Race 8 at 4:50pm (AEDT) on Sunday the 12th of February, 2023. There are nine races in total that day at Hobart Racecourse.
Hobart Cup Form Guide 2023
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can below for a link to our full 2023 Hobart Cup Form Guide following final acceptances.
Hobart Cup Live 2023
You can watch or listen to the 2023 Hobart Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Streaming: Tas Racing
Hobart Cup Winners
Winners of the Hobart Cup going back to 1983 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1875, please check our winners page.
|2023||Military Mission||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Ms Winona Costin||54 kg||2:30.51|
|2022||Ho Ho Khan||Mitchell Freedman||Ms Tahlia Hope||59 kg||2:32.50|
|2021||Double You Tee||Patrick Payne||Jye McNeil||54.5 kg||2:31.79|
|2020||Toorak Affair||Michael Trinder||Anthony Darmanin||54 kg||2:30.29|
|2019||Eastender||Bary Campbell||Craig Newitt||56.5 kg||2:30.37|
|2018||Pretty Punk||L Macdonald||Ben Allen||55.5 kg||2:35.28|
|2017||Count Da Vinci||Scott Brunton||D Pires||54 kg||2:33.21|
|2016||Up Cups||D L Brunton||D Pires||55.5 kg||2:32.05|
|2015||Geegees Blackflash||J F Luttrell||Sigrid Carr||59 kg||2:31.52|
|2014||Epingle||M C Kent||Craig Williams||54 kg||2:30.69|
|2013||Hurdy Gurdy Man||D K Weir||G Boss||54 kg||2:33.30|
|2012||Geegees Blackflash||J F Luttrell||P Mertens||58.5 kg||2:17.84|
|2011||Bid Spotter||G A Rogerson||M Rodd||54.5 kg||2:16.94|
|2010||Growl||D A Hayes||B Rawiller||55 kg||2:15.18|
|2009||Gotta Keep Cool||D K Weir||Craig Williams||53.5 kg||2:15.66|
|2008||Offenbach||D K Weir||Craig Williams||54 kg||2:17.80|
|2007||Blutigeroo||C W Little||D Oliver||57.5 kg||2:15.55|
|2006||True Courser||D K Weir||C Newitt||57.5 kg||2:14.53|
|2005||Our Dashing Dane||J L Clifford||Ms C Puls||51 kg||2:08.04|
|2004||Zacielo||P G Moody||C Newitt||52.5 kg||2:30.14|
|2003||Jeune’s Mark||Tony McEvoy||S Baster||52 kg||2:29.73|
|2002||St. Andrews||G E Blacker||S Maskell||56.5 kg||2:27.65|
|2001||Brorama Star||C N Goggin||B McCoull||52 kg||2:31.83|
|2000||Lord Baracus||G S White||W R Davis||49 kg||2:31.00|
|1999||Future Shock||Ms J Richards||N Seymour||51.5 kg||2:28.30|
|1998||L’Espion||G S White||Ms B Buckingham||54.5 kg||2:31.00|
|1997||Palos Verdes||C W Little||M Barlow||56 kg||2:30.70|
|1996||Jam City||K M Keys||Ms B Buckingham||53.5 kg||2:29.60|
|1995||Courtly Way||G E Blacker||K Dodge||54 kg||2:31.10|
|1994||Southern States||G J McCulloch||K Dodge||55.5 kg||2:31.70|
|1993||Frontier Boy||L J Corstens||P Hutchinson||58 kg||2:29.90|
|1992||Russian Rogue||C N Goggins||S Maskiell||52 kg||2:29.90|
|1991||Lady Have A Heart||R W Smerdon||G J Childs||51 kg||2:28.30|
|1990||Firetap||R T Carr||M Clarke||52 kg||2:31.00|
|1989||Nakagima||T Young||S Maskiell||52 kg||2:27.20|
|1988||Brisque||D L Freedman||H White||55 kg||2:27.80|
|1987||Cylai||G T Murphy||G Willetts||52 kg||2:29.80|
|1986||Dark Intruder||C N Goggin||Ms B Buckingham||51 kg||2:30.70|
|1985||Macbyrne||Ms H Patterson||B Barfoot||50 kg||2:29.50|
|1984||Viscount Geoffrey||Ms H Patterson||N C Barrett||52.5 kg||2:27.70|
|1983||Palomine||R Merrall||N C Barrett||53 kg||2:30.60|