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Wellington Cup

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Inaugurated  1874
Surface  Turf
Distance  3,200 m
Track  Left-handed
Website  Trentham Racecourse
Qualification  Three-Year-Olds and Up
Purse  250,000 NZD
Weight  Assigned
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Location  Trentham Racecourse Trentham Wellington Region
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing

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The Wellington Cup is a Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race in New Zealand held annually in late January at Trentham Racecourse in Trentham by the Wellington Racing Club.

Contents

Inaugurated in 1874, it was raced over various distances until 1974 when it was converted to a metric distance of 3200 metres

  • 2 miles : 1874-1889, 1942–1973
  • 1 12 miles : 1890-1941
  • 3200 metres : 1974-2008
  • 2400 metres : 2009-2015
  • 3200 metres : 2016 onwards
  • The event is one of New Zealand's most important races and currently offers a purse of NZ$250,000. Given the prestige of the race, there was some disappointment at the news that the race would lose its Group One status from 2009. The Wellington Racing Club responded to the downgrade by reducing the distance to 2400 metres in order to attract a higher quality field.

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    Records

    Speed record:

  • 3.15.59 - Daria's Fun 1988 3200 metres
  • 3.16.2 - Il Tempo (1970) (at pre 1974 distance of 2 miles)
  • Most wins:

  • 3 - Cynisca (1890, 1891, 1892)
  • 3 - Great Sensation (1961, 1962, 1963)
  • 3 - Castletown (1991, 1992, 1994)
  • Most wins by an owner:

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  • Most wins by a jockey:

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  • Most wins by a trainer:

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  • References

    Wellington Cup Wikipedia


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