2013 Darwin Cup – Final Field & Barrier Draw

August 1st, 2013

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Darwin Cup, which will take place at Fannie Bay Racecourse on Monday August 5, 2013.

A total of 12 starters and three emergencies have accepted for a run in the 2013 Darwin Cup, including Spartan Eagle.

Spartan Eagle won the Metric Mile last start by an incredible six lengths, which is the traditional lead up race to the Darwin Cup.

The Niello gelding has won eight of his 28 race starts in total and has earned more than $146,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Spartan Eagle is trained in Darwin by Bob Richard and has won all four of his most recent race starts.

The six-year-old will be ridden by jockey Scott Hillebrand in Monday’s 2013 Darwin Cup.

Also included in the 2013 Darwin Cup final field and barrier draw is The Big Steel.

The Big Steel has won eight of his 32 race starts and has earned more than $320,000 in prize money.

The Urgent Request gelding won his last start in the $45,000 Buntine Handicap and will be looking to produce the same result in the 2013 Darwin Cup.

The Big Steel will be ridden by jockey Andrew Mallyon in the race, who has partnered the seven-year-old in his past two race wins.

Hawks Bay, Red Colossus and Extra Zeroare also included in the 2013 Darwin Cup final field and barrier draw.

Hawks Bay

Hawks Bay is one of 15 horses in the 2013 Darwin Cup final field and barrier draw. Picture by Taron Clarke.

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2013 Darwin Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 161×439697 HAWKS BAY Neil Dyer Steven Arnold 0 65kg 110
2 910×503154 RED COLOSSUS John Stanton Dale Smith 0 61kg 96
3 0315×70844 THUMBTACKS (NZ) Mark Nyhan Craig Moon 0 60.5kg 95
4 53707×4508 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes Nash Rawiller 0 60kg 94
5 23x42311x5 THE RUFFIAN Sheila Arnold Paul Shiers 0 57.5kg 89
6 134×805274 CONSTANT FORCE Bill & Symon Wilde Jason Maskiell 0 57kg 88
7 09×0044411 THE BIG STEEL Stephen Brown Andrew Mallyon 0 57kg 88
8 x360x06834 AGRIPPA Michael Hickmott Reece Wheeler 0 56kg 86
9 9202251111 SPARTAN EAGLE Bob Richard Scott Hillebrand 0 56kg(2kg) 86
10 7700×60545 BOLTON (NZ) Stephen Brown Stephen Baster 0 55kg 84
11 4223×35523 GENEROUS BEAU Todd Balfour John Powell 0 55kg 84
12 40×5904111 HOST OF THE PARTY Stephen Brown Dwayne Dunn 0 54.5kg 83
13e 225157×214 IGLES STAR Chris Pollard Ms Felicia Bergstrand (a) 0 54kg 82
14e 2846x263x4 PORT VELL (NZ) Greg Connor Ms Kacie Connor (a) 0 54kg 82
15e x60745x962 PALMYRA BOY Neil Dyer 0 54kg 79