THE RACE THAT STOPS THE REGION - THE WAGGA WAGGA GOLD CUP (MORE INFO COMING SOON)
The Murrumbidgee Turf Club committee met on Thursday, 29 May, 1873 and decided to rename the Free Handicap the Wagga Cup and thus, a legend was born.
Now run over 2000 metres, the Cup has been held in Autumn since 1898 and on the first Friday each May since 1982.
The inaugural two-mile Wagga Cup, worth 400 sovereigns, with a sweepstakes of 10 sovereigns each added, was the third of five races on Wednesday, 26 November, 1873 – the first day of the annual three-day Spring meeting.
It was won in a field of 15 by the three-year-old bay gelding Mountaineer (Snowden (GB)-Mitta Mitta), having only his third start, owned by Henry Bowler, trained by William Yeomans and ridden by James Layton.
We honour and thank all who have participated, in any way, in the 150 years of “The Race That Stops The Region”.
HORSE STATUE UNVEILED
The 150 Years of Cup celebrations begun with the unveiling of a spectacular statue standing proudly among the roses at the entrance to the Murrumbidgee Turf Club
LUNCH WITH THE STARS - SUNDAY 2ND APRIL
150 YEARS OF CUP COCKTAIL EVENING - SATURDAY 22ND APRIL
Celebrating the history of the Wagga Gold Cup with a special evening of memorabilia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBpu9kIFed4
150TH WAGGA GOLD CUP - FRIDAY 5TH MAY
Celebrating the 2023 Wagga Gold Cup Carnival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QaH0HSlBc
COMMEMORATIVE VIDEOS PUT TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE 150 YEARS
Raine & Horne Wagga Gold Cup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxJ1Q5oqB1E
Hully's Memorable Moments with thanks to Raine & Horne Wagga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MBJbeK3diw
150 YEARS OF CUP WINNERS