The Seymour Cup is an amazing sprint race run under open handicap conditions at the Seymour Racecourse. The event is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is run over a distance of 1600M. The race is today worth up to $150,000 in prize money and over the last few decades it has grown to become a local favorite in Victoria. The Seymour racecourse is located about 100KM from Melbourne’s city center along the Hume Highway.
Callanish was the proud winner of the 2013 edition of the Seymour Cup with Over Quota and Tribal Rock both coming through to take second and third respectively. The race is normally a stage for above average sprinters from the country side and in most cases, it is won by a quality sprinter. Some notable horses have contested this race and moved on to make it big in the highest level of Australian horse racing.
Tears I Cry for example emerged from a third place finish in the Seymour Cup on course towards a well earned victory in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes. For many horse trainers, the race is an ideal platform for emerging sprinters or horses who are returning back to from. In recent years, the Seymour Cup has been highly competitive and is always an exciting prospect for horse racing fans across Victoria.
Other notable horses to win the event include the remarkable Mandela who took home the title in 2009, Lifes A Bounty in 2006 and the Panoramic Lad who won the Seymour Cup in 2000. In the 2014 edition of the Melbourne Spring, the race is expected to be a major country race and will be on the list of many fans across Victoria.
Seymour Cup recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Bel Thor||Our Hand Of Faith||Another Prelate||1:36.4|
|2012||Callanish||Over Quota||Tribal Rock||1:36.4|
|2010||Our Lukas||Conquering||Red Colossus||1:35.5|
|2009||Mandela||Pillar Of Hercules||Excelltastic||1:35.7|
|2008||Aztec Smytzer||God’s Hand||Dorabella||1:35.7|
|2007||Correct Amoondo||You Sexy Boy||Tears I Cry||1:37.4|
|2006||Thin And Crispy||Hidden Strings||Lifes A Bounty||1:36.1|
|2005||Lifes A Bounty||Stamen||Requisite||1:34.6|
|2002||Dane River||Brittish Buska||Gunnamatta||1:34.3|
|2000||Panoramic Lad||Gold Boom||Vetyvere||1:35.7|
|1999||Typhoon Barney||Stormy Jim||Honourable Mention||1:35.9|
|1998||Final Teppo||Party Prince||Siri Nelg||1:36.9|
|1996||Video Fan||McGuane||Confirmed Bachelor||1:39.2|
|1994||Spring Theme||Strike High||Sable Dreamer||1:37.7|
|1993||State Taj||Lord Keitel||Blame||1:40.3|
|1992||Coolong Road||Mamzelle Perdu||Time Of My Life||1:38.0|
|1991||Purple Curse||Ritual Star||High Waters||1:38.1|
|1990||Zaparri||Brilliant Invasion||Universal Ambition||1:33.5|
|1989||Cosign||Mind My Boy||Black Charleston||1:39.5|
|1988||Water Boatman||Springfield Lad||Kingston Lane||1:38.5|