Sydney Cup

Date: Saturday 11th April 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 3200 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2014 Winner: The Offer

The Sydney cup is an open handicap race held annually at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. The group 1 race is ran over a distance of 3200m and is expected to be one of the major highlight events in the 2014 Sydney Autumn racing carnival. The race is worth $ 1million in prize money. In 2013, the race was claimed by the Mourayan with Norsqui and Aliyana Tilde claiming second and third respectively. The Sydney cup has been moved from the final day of the Sydney Autumn to the second day. The race will feature alongside the ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes which is the biggest event of the day.

The Sydney cup is expected to attract some of the best mares this year. A number of high profile horses have emerged from the Sydney cup including the Makybe Diva in 2004 and Tie the Knot in 1999. The race is often curtain raised by the Chairman’s Handicap which is also an exciting 2600m race. Recent Sydney cup winners include the Jessicabeel which claimed the Sydney cup and Chairman’s Handicap double in 2010. This year, the Sydney cup is expected to be even bigger and better with a strong promise of thrilling horse racing.

Sydney Cup recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 The Offer Opinion Sertorius 3:23.8
2013 Mourayan Norsqui Aliyana Tilde 3:24.2
2012 Niwot Efficient Once Were Wild 3:20.4
2011 Stand To Gain Older Than Time Solid Billing 3:29.1
2010 Jessicabeel Divine Rebel Harris Tweed 3:21.8
2009 Ista Kareem Divine Rebel Mr Tipsy 3:27.4
2008 No Wine No Song Pentathon Lang 3:25.5
2007 Gallic Irazu No Wine No Song 3:27.3
2006 County Tyrone Zabeat Three Chimneys 3:22.6
2005 Mahtoum County Tyrone Philosophe 3:27.6
2004 Makybe Diva Manawa King Mummify 3:21.2
2003 Honor Babe County Tyrone Grey Song 3:30.5
2002 Henderson Bay Mr. Prudent Spirit of Westbury 3:26.7
2001 Mr. Prudent Prophet’s Kiss Starina 3:26.9
2000 Streak Sharscay Ears’ Ronny 3:30.3
1999 Tie The Knot Praise Indeed Lahar 3:22.8
1998 Tie The Knot Doriemus Praise Indeed 3:25.7
1997 Linesman Nothin’ Leica Dane Ebony Grosve 3:20.5
1996 Count Chivas The Bandette Beaux Art 3:26.3
1995 Daacha Dark Ksar Gold Sovereign 3:24.3
1994 Cross Swords Hear That Bell Azzaam 3:28.8
1993 Azzaam Te Akau Nick Subzero 3:28.3
1992 My Eagle Eye Aquidity Castletown 3:23.8
1991 Just A Dancer Castletown I’m In Heaven 3:19.0
1990 King Aussie Chaleyer Palace Revolt 3:36.6
1989 Palace Revolt Coshking Regal Chela 3:38.1
1988 Banderol Round The World Equity Girl 3:34.1