2017 Grafton Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Grafton Cup

The 2017 Grafton Cup is one of the biggest non-metropolitan events on the Australian racing calendar.

The 2017 Grafton Cup will be held on Thursday July 13.Grafton Cup

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Grafton, on the New South Wales north coast, gets horse racing fever for the Listed $150,000 event that is run over 2350 metres and provides a genuine staying test for a group of top quality horses.

Held annually in July, the Grafton Cup takes place as the highlight event as part of a two-day Grafton Cup carnival, traditionally taking place mid-week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Given its timing in July, the Grafton Cup always draws a quality field, with horses typically travelling from both Sydney and Brisbane to chase the lucrative prize money.

Australian Horse Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

It serves as a great follow-on event from the Queensland Winter Carnival, with stayers who succeed at the Ipswich and Caloundra Cups generally going on to compete at the Grafton Cup.

The biggest trainers in the sport generally have runners in the Grafton Cup, with the likes of Chris Waller, Gai Waterhouse and Peter Snowden often entering horses in the exciting event.

Hosted by the Clarence River Jockey Club, the Grafton Cup carnival also includes the $150,000 Ramornie Handicap and the $50,000 Grafton Guineas.

The Grafton Cup carnival is a hugely popular event, with bumper crowds flocking to the track for an action-packed two days of horse racing action.

Success in the Grafton Cup can be a spring board to success in bigger events, with horses often going on to compete at Group level following a Grafton Cup win.

The 2011 Grafton Cup was won by Gold Coast horse Warrior Within who went on to place at Group level during the 2012 Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Other recent Grafton Cup winners include Twin Wing, Castle Heights, Art Success, Ashraf, Rocking On and Stormhill. You can view more information including latest news posts on the Grafton Cup at www.races.com.au.

Grafton Cup Betting

Every year, Grafton Cup betting eclipses the previous edition of the event and reaches new heights. As racing in the Clarence River valley heats up year to year, so too does Grafton Cup betting.

Due to the variety of horses in the field, Grafton Cup betting can get very interesting and will often reward a punter for doing his research. As a listed race paying $150,000, a number of horses from both country and metro stables attend, ensuring that Grafton Cup betting isn’t as straightforward as other events.

For the best Grafton Cup betting advice, check out the form guide. Inside the form guide you’ll find a wealth of data and statistics that can combine for safer Grafton Cup betting.


On the 7th of November, the Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Grafton Cup News

Fifteen stayers have been confirmed in the final field for Thursday’s 2017 Listed Grafton Cup (2350m); offering punters terrific value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Supply And Demand has found terrific form this time in and remains a clear $3 favourite in…