The Kilmore Cup is a 1600m Listed race held at Kilmore Racecourse in Victoria. The handicap has a $130,000 prize pool and in 2020 will be run on Sunday, November 22, a day after the Ballarat Cup.
Al Passem won the 2019 Kilmore Cup, beating home A Shin Rook and Heptagon in a tight race. Brown Ben rounded out the first four, finishing less than a length behind the winner. After the victory, Al Passem went on to run in the Listed Lord Stakes but finished at the back of the field.
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No trainer or jockey has been able to establish a stranglehold on the Kilmore Cup over the years, however, some lesser-known trainers have been able to score victories. Over the last 20 years, the likes of Jake Stephens, Mark C Webb and Heath Conners have experienced success in the race.
Al Passem clocked 1:35.03 to win the Kilmore Cup in 2019, however that was at Seymour Racecourse, the fastest race time over the last 20 years at Kilmore belongs to Hazzabeel, who recorded 1:35.78 back in 2016. The Kilmore 1600m track record is 1:35.50 which Keepers ran in March of 1986.
KILLMORE CUP WINNERS
2019 – Al Passem (1:35.03)
2018 – Manuel (1:39.13)
2017 – RACE NOT HELD
2016 – Hazzabeel (1:35.78)
2015 – Rhythm To Spare (1:37.15)
2014 – Self Sense (1:38.63)
2013 – Sweet As Bro (1:37.17)
2012 – Dany The Fox (1:38.12)
2011 – Over Quoata (1:38.94)
2010 – Alcopop (1:40.32)