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.
One of the first big races of the new year, the Perth Cup is a Group 2 staying feature run and won the first week of January at WA’s Ascot Racecourse.
Now contested over 2400m, the Perth Cup offers $400,000 in prize money and attracts a quality mix of both local and interstate runners.
The Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and the Group Ted Van Heemst Stakes (2100m) are the key Perth Cup lead-up races. Delicacy (December 2015 & January 2016) was the last horse to complete the Ted Van Heemst (formerly the C.B. Cox Stakes) – Perth Cup double in the same racing season.
Perth Cup graduates often head to South Australia in the autumn for the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m), which takes place in mid-March over the two miles.
Perth Cup 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
- 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
- 2021 Perth Cup Winner: Neufbosc
perth cup 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Perth Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday January 2, 2021.
The Neville Parnham-trained flying grey Neufbosc ($3.60) narrowly topped the Perth Cup 2021 results in a thrilling tussle in the closing stages with the beaten favourite, Group 1 winner Truly Great ($2.80F) narrowly denied the win.
Jockey Chris Parnham timed his run to perfection aboard the eventual Perth Cup winner Neufbosc who carried 54kg to victory, while the Grant & Alana Williams-trained Truly Great was brave in defeat with 60kg. The Perth Cup trifecta in 2021 was completed by the fellow Williams-trained Midnight Blue ($11) who finished a distant third over four lengths beaten.
- #4 Neufbosc
- #1 Truly Great
- #13 Midnight Blue
Perth Cup Betting 2021
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 in 2021
- 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 Perth Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Perth Cup 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Perth 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.
Perth Cup Favourites 2021
Early favourites in 2021 Perth Cup betting include unlikely final acceptor Truly Great who won the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic – Ted Van Heemst Stakes double, Neville Parnham’s French-bred grey Neufbosc and talented four-year-old stayer Midnight Blue.
Mississippi Delta ($3.50 in 2020) was the last Perth Cup favourite to win.
Perth Cup 2021 Field
The official 2021 Perth Cup field of final acceptances is set for release on Monday, December 28, 2020 and will be published in full below.
A final field of 16 horses make-up the line-up for the Perth Cup 2021 this summer including the flying Grant & Alana Williams-trained favourite Truly Great coming off a double success in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes.
The official 2021 Perth Cup Barrier Draw saw Truly Great, who carries the 60kg top weight with William Pike retaining the ride, draw wide out in gate 12. Ted Van Heemst runner-up Trap For Fools is also out in double-digits with gate 15, while the Neville Parnham-trained Neufbosc drew ideally in barrier four for jockey Chris Parnham.
Perth Cup 2021 Tips
Favourite: #1 Truly Great ($2.15 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #4 Neufbosc ($5.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #3 Princess Jenni ($9.50 at time of publish)
Our exclusive 2021 Perth Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Perth Cup Race Day 2021
Perth Cup Day 2021 takes place on Saturday January 2nd, 2021 at Ascot Racecourse in WA. the Group 3 La Trice Classic (1800m) is the key support race on the program.
Perth Cup Nominations 2021
Nominations close at midday on November 29, 2020.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|2||6112527293||ARAGAIN (NZ)||M||4||Chris Willis||65|
|3||311x60x073||ARCTIC STREAM||G||6||Ross Price||92|
|4||2x11x68458||BIG SHOT PADDY||G||6||John Reynolds||70|
|5||30869×5276||BRITISH BESSY||M||6||Sharon Miller||71|
|6||x2262x6032||BRUNY ISLAND||G||8||Clayton Scoby-Smith||60|
|8||211×433124||COME RIGHT BACK||G||4||Adam Durrant||73|
|9||662×850908||DARK MUSKET||G||9||Graeme Ballantyne||73|
|10||5233041105||DOUBLE DIGIT||G||7||Ashley Maley||84|
|11||5213×11032||EM TEE AYE||G||3||Trevor Andrews||78|
|13||2333×83680||HE’S A PARKER||G||6||Hec McLaren||85|
|14||7724830332||JUICING CARROTS||G||8||Raquel Reid||71|
|15||321x11x010||KAY CEE||M||4||Neville Parnham||105|
|16||31329×2411||MIDNIGHT BLUE||G||4||Grant & Alana Williams||78|
|17||32×5574130||MISSILE LAUNCH||G||7||Vaughn Sigley||99|
|18||147x18x753||MONEY MAHER||G||6||Daniel & Ben Pearce||85|
|19||711310×377||MORNING SONG||M||5||Grant & Alana Williams||71|
|21||2x4211x3||MR DELEGATOR||G||4||Tiarnna Robertson||65|
|22||39185×8507||MYSTERY MISS||M||5||Adam Durrant||81|
|23||x00946x451||NEUFBOSC (FR)||G||6||Neville Parnham||96|
|24||4673587866||NOIR DE RUE||G||6||Justin Warwick||83|
|25||111×988175||OUQBA TED||G||6||Colin Webster||71|
|26||033×54213||OUR D’AMOUR||M||6||Liz Strempel||58|
|27||56×8632522||PADDY’S SHADOW||M||6||Raquel Williams||79|
|30||356x80571x||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||M||5||David Brideoake|
|31||1507×72619||PUSH TO PASS||G||10||Ashley Maley||82|
|32||x41020x231||ROYAL COMMAND||G||7||Adam Durrant||94|
|33||x707x02244||SAUCY JACK||G||6||Ben Owen||72|
|34||15x5111x00||SPIRITUAL WARRIOR||G||6||Justin Warwick||104|
|36||0x857x8757||TELLEM WE’RE COMIN||G||6||Grant & Alana Williams||93|
|37||06×6414500||THE BLACK WATCH||G||9||Kallie Monaghan||54|
|38||070x3x580x||TRAP FOR FOOLS||G||7||Lindsey Smith|
|39||32121×2666||TRUE ATTRACTION||G||5||Adam Durrant||78|
|40||1x621x1117||TRULY GREAT||G||5||Grant & Alana Williams||92|
|41||123×948028||UTGARD LOKI||G||5||Justin Warwick||87|
Perth Cup Weights 2021
Quality handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights will be declared by 7:00 PM, Tuesday the 29th of December, 2020 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Perth Cup Field section.
2021 Perth Cup Topweight:
- #1 Truly Great (60kg)
Perth Cup Prize Money
The Perth Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Perth Cup Race Number
The 2021 Perth Cup is set to run as Ascot Race 8 at 4:50pm (AWST) on Saturday January 2, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Ascot Racecourse.
Perth Cup Form Guide 2021
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 2021 Perth Cup race has been released.
Perth Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Perth Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Ascot Racing Carnival
The Perth Cup is just one day of many in the Ascot Racing Carnival. Other days on the racing calendar include Railway Stakes Day, Winterbottom Stakes Day and Kingston-Town Classic Day all featuring Group 1 events.
Perth Cup Winners
Winners of the Perth Cup going back to the year 2000 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.
|2021||Neufbosc||Neville Parnham||Chris Parnham||54kg||2:30.15|
|2020||Mississippi Delta||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||53kg||2:33.41|
|2019||Star Exhibit||Adam Durrant||Peter Hall||55kg||2:28.13|
|2018||Material Man||Justin Warwick||Lucy Warwick||56.5kg||2:28.50|
|2016 (December)||Star Exhibit||G Durrant & J Miller||Jarrad Noske||54kg||2:29.42|
|2016 (January)||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|