Lismore Cup News

Southern Shimmer has won the Lismore Cup at Lismore racecourse today September 27, 2012. The Southern Image gelding has now claimed 10 wins from 32 race starts and has earned more than $225,000 in prize money during his career. Southern Shimmer won the 2012 Lismore Cup ahead of They Won’t…

Lismore Cup

Held each spring in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore, the Lismore Cup is a premier event in New South Wales country racing.

Run over 2100 metres, the race tests a number of excellent country horses as well as some metropolitan runners who come from Brisbane or Sydney to chase Lismore Cup glory.Lismore Cup

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With $50,000 in prize money, the event offers a decent financial carrot and as such always attracts a quality field.

It is not unusual for Lismore Cup success to act as a spring board to higher level racing as has been the case in the past couple of years, with many of the place-getters going on to compete in black-type events.

Hosted by the Lismore Turf Club, a fun-filled day of action is guaranteed with great hopsitality, entertainment, fashion and of course the chance to back a winner in the Lismore Cup.

Punters study the form carefully ahead of the Lismore Cup, having to juggle city form with country form when deciding who they think will cross the line in front.

Held in the early spring, some trainers may use the Lismore Cup to gauge where their horse’s spring campaign should head and whether they are good enough to tackle races at metropolitan meetings.

One of the most successful Lismore Cup performers in recent times was Precise Timing who won the event back-to-back in 2006-07.

The gelding was a prolific country cup competitor, also winning the Inverell Cup, Launceston Cup, Toowoomba Cup, Port Macquarie Cup and Gunnedah Cup.

The 2011 Lismore Cup was won by Walpersdorf and other recent winners include Hecentadove and Mr Gold Fire.

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