The Australian Cup is a Group 1 Weight-for-age race held each March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Victoriad. The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) runs this race over a distance of 2000 metres offering prize money of $1,500,000.
Fifty Stars won the 2020 Australian Cup from Regal Power and Vow And Declare in a time of 2:02.1.
|Date:||Saturday 7th March 2020|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|2020 Winner:||Fifty Stars|
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The Australian Cup is the premier staying event held at Flemington during the autumn racing carnival and one of the highlights of Super Saturday race day in March. The race is a time honoured event and many of Australia's finest gallopers have saluted in this race.
This event has a long and proud history of producing winners who often go on to become Australian turf stars..
Many of Australia's best gallopers have their name etched on the Australian Cup honour roll, including Zipping (2010), Makybe Diva (2005), Lonhro (2004), Northerly (2003 & 2001), Octagonal (1997), Saintly (1996), Better Loosen Up (1991) and Vo Rogue (1990-89).
The Group 2 St George Stakes held earlier in the autumn has proven the best guide to this race in recent years. Fiorente (2014), Pompeii Ruler (2007), Lonhro (2004), Northerly (2001), Istidaad (1999), Dane Ripper (1998), Durbridge (1994), Let's Elope (1992) & Vo Rogue (1989) all St George Stakes & Australian Cup double winners.
Thesio (2nd in 2009) won the St George Stakes before finishing runner-up here as an odds-on favourite.
Fifty Stars (2020) captured the Group 1 Blamey Stakes at Flemington before storming home late to win this event in outstanding style for the David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig stable.
Harlem (2018-2019) ran seventh in the St George Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield before winning this race for the second year in a row at big odds for the David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig stable at Euroa.
Recent Australian Cup winners include Harlem (2018-2019) and Humidor (2017).
1. $7.00 Fifty Stars 59.0 John Allen
2. $6.00 Regal Power 59.0 William Pike
3. $14.00 Vow And Declare 59.0 Craig Williams
4. $19.00 Harlem 59.0 Jamie Kah
5. $3.20 Avilius 59.0 Dwayne Dunn
6. $13.00 Mirage Dancer 59.0 Ben Melham
7. $21.00 Southern France 59.0 Michael Dee
8. $16.00 Miss Siska 57.0 Damian Lane
9. $101.00 Suzuka Devious 59.0 Dean Yendall
10. $8.00 Kings Will Dream 59.0 Jye McNeil
11. $41.00 Hush Writer 59.0 Brad Rawiller
12. $26.00 Constantinople 58.5 Glen Boss
13. $41.00 Cape Of Good Hope 58.5 Regan Bayliss
14. $151.00 Venice Beach 59.0 Fred W Kersley
Margins: 0.5 len, 0,75 len
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|2020||Fifty Stars||Regal Power||Vow And Declare||2:02.1|
|2019||Harlem||Shillelagh||Trap For Fools||2:01.5|
|2018||Harlem||Gailo Chop||Ventura Storm||2:00.4|
|2016||Preferment||Awesome Rock||Rising Romance||2:03.9|
|2015||Spillway||Extra Zero||Happy Trails||2:00.0|
|2008||Sirmione||Princess Coup||Casino Prince||2:00.8|
|2006||Roman Arch||Candy Vale||Our Smoking Joe||2:02.8|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Winning Belle||Lad Of The Manor||1:58.7|
|2003||Northerly||Natural Blitz||Don Eduardo||2:01.4|
|2002||Old Comrade||Northerly||Rain Gauge||1:59.8|
|2001||Northerly||Hit The Roof||Kaapstad Way||1:59.4|
|1998||Dane Ripper||Delinquent||Marble Halls||2:02.4|
|1996||Saintly||Vialli||Peep On The Sky||2:02.1|
|1993||Veandercross||Star Of The Realm||Fraar||2:01.3|
|1992||Lets Elope||Shivas Revenge||Prince Salieri||2:00.0|
|1991||Better Loosen Up||Vo Rogue||Prince Salieri||2:01.6|
|1990||Vo Rogue||Better Loosen Up||Super Impose||2:00.9|
|1989||Vo Rogue||Super Impose||Our Poetic Prince||2:01.6|
|1988||Dandy Andy||Vo Rogue||Bonecrusher||2:01.5|