Green Moon is the Newcastle Gold Cup 2011 Winner

September 15th, 2011

The 2011 Newcastle Gold Cup has been won by the Robert Hickmott-trained Green Moon. In a close finish 5-year-old Green Moon, ridden by Brenton Avdulla, took out the Group 3 2,300m handicap at Broadmeadow by a head from Home On A Wing with Gazza Guru a further short-head away in third.

The win sees Green Moon (by Montjeu IRE out of Green Noon FR), who is owned by Lloyd Williams, qualify for the Melbourne Cup 2011.

2011 Newcastle Gold Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Brenton Avdulla 15 53kg $4.40
2 13 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 3 53kg $9
3 11 GAZZA GURU Stephen Farley Glen Boss 0.3L 10 53kg $16
4 10 RAEBURN Brian Smith Ric McMahon 1.4L 1 53kg $26
5 4 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1.9L 8 55kg $7.50
6 16 SPLENDID HONOURS Paul Perry Christian Reith 2.3L 14 53kg $101
7 5 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith Jim Byrne 2.5L 11 53.5kg $17
8 2 BELLAGIO WYNN Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 3.6L 7 55kg $21
9 9 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 3.7L 6 53kg $51
10 6 VIKING LEGEND Ross Simpson & Tracey Barnes Jay Ford 6.6L 2 53.5kg $41
11 3 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Ryan Wiggins 6.9L 13 55kg $19
12 12 TIMETABLE (GB) Kris Lees Robert Thompson 10.5L 4 53kg $61
13 14 TAMANU PARK Bart Cummings Corey Brown 17.1L 9 53kg $12
14 15 FLAMING CIRCLE Dale Riley Scott Thurlow 25.3L 5 53kg $81
15 7 ESSENCE OF SUCCESS Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 27.3L 12 53kg $3.80F
17 RODEO PLAYBOY John B Scott
1 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan