Looking for early info on this year’s Perth Cup? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Perth Cup

One of the first big races of the new year, The Perth Cup is an exciting race during an otherwise quiet period. With half a million up for grabs, it’s tempting enough to attract some solid interstate talent, making it an interesting mix of bi-coastal talent.

If you’re wanting to research a few meets before this race, then the following two races may serve as a good lead in: the Kingston Town Classic and C.B. Cox Stakes.

If a horse does well in the Perth Cup, they may go on to see entry into the Adelaide Cup field, which takes place in mid-March.

Perth Cup 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, January 4th, 2020
  • Track Location: Ascot Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Perth Racing
  • Prize Purse: $400,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1887

Perth Cup Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Perth Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Perth Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Perth Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Perth Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Perth 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 Perth 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 Perth Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Perth Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Perth 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 Perth Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Perth Cup

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Perth Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Perth Cup 2019 Odds

Early market odds for the top prospective runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Perth Cup here.

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Perth Cup Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3r and TBA #4.

Perth Cup 2018 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have taken place, we will show the 16 mostly likely to make the final field in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Perth Cup 2018 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Perth Cup Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 4th of January, 2020.

Perth Cup Nominations

Nominations close by 12:30PM on Monday, the 30th of December, 2019.

Perth Cup Weights

Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 7:00 PM, Monday the 30th of December, 2019.

Perth Cup Prize Money

The Perth Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $236,000
2nd $80,000
3rd $36,000
4th $16,000
5th $8,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000
9th $4,000
10th $4,000

Perth Cup Race Number

The Perth Cup is usually race number 2 on Perth Cup Day, the second race day event of the Perth Cup Carnival. There are nine races in total that day at Ascot Racecourse.

Perth 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 race has been released.

Perth Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Perth Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Perth Cup Tickets

General admission tickets for the 2019 Perth Cup Carnival are available through Ticketek. It is also possible to purchase tickets at the gate for $30. For custom packages and marquees, please contact Perth Racing directly.

Ascot Racing Carnival

The Perth Cup is just one day of many in the Ascot Racing Carnival. Other days on the racing calendar include Irish Day, Derby Day, Railway Stakes Day and the Winterbottom Stakes Day.

Perth Cup Winners

Winners of the Perth Cup for the past eighteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Perth Cup winners, going all the way back to 1887, please visit our Perth Cup Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Star Exhibit Adam Durrant Peter Hall 55kg 2:28.13
2018 Material Man Justin Warwick Lucy Warwick 56.5kg 2:28.50
2017 Star Exhibit G Durrant & J Miller Jarrad Noske 54kg 2:29.42
2016 Delicacy Grant Williams Peter Hall 59kg 2:30.01
2015 Real Love Adam Durrant William Pike 54kg 2:29.94
2014 Black Tycoon Justin Warwick Damien Oliver 55.5kg 2:31.27
2013 Talent Show Graeme Ballantyne Jarrad Noske 54kg 2:29.78
2012 Western Jewel Grant Williams Kyra Yuill 52kg 2:28.24
2011 Guest Wing Shane Edwards Brad Parnham 52kg 2:27.52
2010 Lords Ransom Adam Durrant Alan Kennedy 55.5kg 2:30.63
2009 Guyno Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 54kg 2:25.99
2008 Cats Fun Michael Grant Damien Oliver 53.5kg 3:21.66
2007 Respect Paul Cave Jason Whiting 53.5kg 3:21.00
2006 Black Tom Frank Maynard Peter Hall 52kg 3:18.86
2005 Crown Prosecutor Lindsey Smith William Pike 53kg 3:21.42
2004 King Canute Lou Luciani Jason Whiting 53kg 3:23.77
2003 Tumeric Alan Mathews John Claite 54kg 3:23.08
2002 Cardinal Colours Michael Miller Neil Chapman 52kg 3:25.99
2001 Lottila Bay Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 54.5kg 3:25.60
2000 Luna Tudor Neville Parnham Jason Brown 52.5kg 3:21.05