Run over the Christmas-New Year period, the Group 2 Gosford Cup always attracts a strong line-up.
In 2017, just six weeks after winning the Melbourne Cup, and after setting the time standard in the heats, Ando’s Mac was considered very hard to beat in the Cup Final, but he would manage only third with an upset win from Michael Eberand’s Barking Bad in 29.35s.
The following year and Northern Rivers’ trainer Evelyn Harris took out the Cup with her grand campaigner Cosmic Bonus, winning by over six lengths, in 29.48s.
In the heats of the 2019 Cup, Peter Lagogiane’s Beast Unleashed smashed the track record running 28.90s, the first dog to go under 29s. In the final the time wasn’t as quick - 29.15s - but the result was the same with Beast Unleased winning the Group 2 feature Final.
Then in 2020, it was Geoff Grimwood’s Kid Candle starting the New Year on the right paw with a strong win in the Cup.