Horse Racing | Easter Cup

The Easter Cup is a Group 3 Open Handicap horse race which takes place on the final day of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. As its name suggests, the event is held on Easter Saturday each year in late March/early April at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse. The race is run over the middle distance of 2000m with prize money of $150,000 at stake. The field assembled tends to be handy rather than a top class, with multiple big money Group 1 races, such as the Doncaster Handicap and Australian Derby, taking place in Sydney on the same day.

Occasionally a talented galloper will take part in the Easter Cup. Mark Kavanagh’s gelding Maldivian won the event in 2007, before taking out the $3 million Cox Plate in 2008. The race was inaugurated in 1909, and at one stage, it was known as the Sandown Cup (1949-1961). The Easter Cup is suited to horse which are progressing through the grades, or those which have performed well on the country cups’ circuit.



PREVIOUS EASTER CUP WINNERS

PREVIOUS EASTER CUP WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2015 SERTORIUS NOEL CALLOW JAMIE EDWARDS 02:01.4
2014 OUR VOODOO PRINCE JAMES WINK CHRIS WALLER 02:04.0
2013 JET AWAY DWAYNE DUNN DAVID HAYES 02:03.8
2012 FOLDING GEAR BEN MELHAM L & S HOPE 02:01.5
2011 PADDY O'REILLY JOHN MASKIELL ROBERT SMERDON 02:02.7
2010 FANJURA DWAYNE DUNN LEE FREEDMAN 02:02.0
2009 MISS MAREN GLEN BOSS K & B KELSO 02:03.9
2008 LIKE IT IS SEBASTIAN MURPHY DARREN WEIR 02:03.4
2007 MALDIVIAN STEPHEN BASTER MARK KAVANAGH 02:02.8
2006 CASUAL PASS NOEL CALLOW PETER MORGAN 02:02.2
2005 SHOW BARRY LUKE NOLEN JOHN RATTLE 02:00.4