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 in early February, the Hobart Cup is one of the three big races during Tasmania’s entire racing calendar. Having previously been a Group 2 race, it has been held as Group 3 for over decade and is only one of a handful of Group listed races in Tasmania.
Taking place a fortnight prior to the Launceston Cup, the Hobart Cup is run at the same distance, and under the same conditions, so it serves as an excellent predictor of Launceston Cup success.
Hobart Cup 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Sunday, February 9th, 2020
- Track Location: Elwick 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: $250,000
- Inaugural Race: 1875
Hobart Cup Betting
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
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 2020 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Hobart Cup here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 09/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Hobart Cup
The best way to pick who will win the Hobart Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Put On Your Handicap Thinking Cap – Try to find the right amount of weight placed on a horse that can bear it, or is relived by it, and you might find a place getter that comes from out of nowhere.
- Track Shape – It’s a long track, with a few turns. A bad starting position or poor barrier draw can’t stop the best horse from winning, when there are so many opportunities to catch up.
- Home Stretch – Avoid horses that run out of puff in the final piece of the track. Endurance is needed in this race, and sometimes the favourite proves to be less than the best.
Hobart Cup Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Hobart Cup 2020 Field
The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Hobart Cup 2020 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Hobart Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Sunday, the 9th of February, 2020.
Hobart Cup Barrier Draw
The 2020 Hobart Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Hobart Cup Nominations
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.
Hobart Cup Weights
A handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 4th of February, 2020.
Hobart Cup Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.
Hobart Cup Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.
Hobart Cup SCRATCHINGS
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Sunday, the 9th of February, 2020.
Hobart Cup Prize Money
The Hobart Cup prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Hobart Cup Race Number
The Hobart Cup is race number 9 on the 9th of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Elwick Racecourse.
Hobart Cup Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Hobart Cup has been released.
Hobart Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Hobart Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Hobart Cup Winners
Winners of the Hobart Cup for the past thirty-five years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going back to 1875, please check our winners page.
|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|