History of Hotham Stakes winners in Cup

By: Saturday 31 October 2020

The last horse to complete the Hotham Stakes-Melbourne Cup double was Shocking in 2009. Brew in 2000 is the only other Hotham winner to claim the Cup in the past three decades.

Until 2005, both first and second placegetters in the race were guaranteed a Cup start but since then only the winner automatically makes the field.

Ashrun, trained by Andreas Wohler, won the 2020 Hotham Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday and is expected to take his place in the Melbourne Cup.

How the Hotham winners have fared in the Cup:

1987: Scarvila (15th Melbourne Cup) 2nd: Colour Page (did not run in Cup)

1988: Copatonic (14th) 2nd: Tawriffic (12th)

1989: Coshking (20th) 2nd: Gopak (12th)

1990: Mount Olympus (5th) 2nd: Kingston Rule (Won)

1991: Rasheek (6th) 2nd: Dr Grace (20th)

1992: Big Barron (10th) 2nd: Val D'Arno (13th)

1993: Tennessee Jack (6th) 2nd: Maraakiz (7th)

1994: Pindi (16th) 2nd: Starstruck (10th)

1995: Coachwood (5th) 2nd: Dupain (9th)

1996: Few Are Chosen (19th) 2nd: Centico (16th)

1997: Backslapper (did not run in Cup) 2nd: Grandmaster (10th)

1998: Star Binder (did not run in Cup) 2nd: Second Coming (23rd)

1999: The Warrior (6th) 2nd: Rose O'War (8th)

2000: Brew (Won) 2nd: Mr.Nelson (19th)

2001: Maythehorsebewithu (5th) 2nd: Spirit Of Westbury (17th)

2002: Requiem (22nd) 2nd: Miss Meliss (10th)

2003: Big Pat (10th) 2nd: Fawaz (18th)

2004: Don Raphael (20th) 2nd: Catchmeifyoucan (8th)

2005: Strasbourg (18th)

2006: Maybe Better (3rd)

2007: Sculptor (9th)

2008: Moatize (6th)

2009: Shocking (Won)

2010: Maluckyday (2nd)

2011: Niwot (8th)

2012: Kelinni (4th)

2013: Ruscello (23rd)

2014: Signoff (4th)

2015: Excess Knowledge (7th)

2016: Oceanographer (12th)

2017: Cismontane (13th)

2018: A Prince Of Arran (3rd)

2019: Downdraft (22nd)