2017 Gosford Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Gosford Cup

The 2017 Gosford Cup (2100m) takes place in January at the Gosford Racecourse on the New South Wales Central Coast.

The 2017 Gosford Cup will be held on Friday January 14th, 2017. Gosford Cup

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Otherwise known as the Gosford Gold Cup, the Listed level event offers a prize pool of $125,000 and as such attracts a strong field of staying types.

Because of its timing in January, the Gosford Cup allows a number of promising horses to be tested against a quality field ahead of the the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Gosford is located only an hour north of Sydney and as such, much of the Gosford Cup field is made up of metropolitan horses.

Leading Sydney trainers Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller usually have runners in the event, sending their chargers north to get a long-distance test that is generally not readily available over the summer months.

The Gosford Cup is usually held at twilight in good conditions and attracts a bumper crowd for an action-packed summer evening of high class horse racing.

Apart from providing a prelude to the winter carnival, the Gosford Cup is also timed perfectly as a lead in to another summer staying event, the Australia Day Cup at Warwick Farm.

The importance of the Gosford Cup in relation to the Australia Day Cup was evident in 2012 with Gosford Cup runner-up Wazn improving to take top honours in the Australia Day event.

Other recent winners of the Gosford Cup include Keepin’ The Dream who went on to contest the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Mile and Darley owned stayer Spinney.

With only minimal black type events held over the summer months, the Gosford Cup attracts keen interest from punters who appreciate the opportunity to back a winner in a field of well-known horses.

Gosford Cup Betting

Although it only holds listed status, Gosford Cup betting is pretty huge. The race attracts some of the biggest trainers in horse racing, and as a result it tends to attract quite a bit of punting attention.

The fact that it’s also a significant lead up race to quite a few events during the Autumn means that a lot of Gosford Cup betting attention comes from people who have an eye on later, bigger events.

There are a variety of options for betting on the Gosford Cup. The trifecta is a popular option, but far and away the most popular is the win bet. A number of people turn out for Gosford Cup Day and many of them have a punt on the day.

The simple fact is that it’s not necessary to go to the track to place your bets, and many people are realising it. You can simply bet online from home via an online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.

Gosford Cup News

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