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Carlyon Cup

The Carlyon Cup is a Group 3 set weight & penalty race for open horses that takes place each February at Caulfield racecourse during the the Melbourne autumn racing carnival The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Carlyon Cup was taken out by Avilius from Sikandarabad with Night's Watch third.

The Carlyon Cup is held on the Melbourne Racing Club's second biggest race day of the autumn, Gr1 CF Orr Stakes day at Caulfield.

Carlyon Cup info

Date: Saturday 9th February 2019
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Open - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2019 Winner: Avilius

The Carlyon Cup is a more than handy race that generally attracts above average horses and has been won by some nice types over the years, including Apache Cat (2007), Northerly (2001), Veeandercross (1993) and the great miler Super Impose (1989).

Run under set weight plus penalty conditions, the Carlyon Cup tends to favour the better performed gallopers involved and horses tackling this race may continue on to a race like the Gr2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington, whic is run under similar conditions on Super Saturday of Racing in March

The upcoming Gr2 St George Stakes at the same track on Blue Diamond Day may be on the agenda for horses contesting this race. Classy Darren Weir galloper Gailo Chop (2018) is the last horse to win the Carlyon Cup and St George Stakes double, while Chris Waller's Foreteller (5th in 2013) managed to win the St George Stakes after finishing fifth in the Carlyon Cup.

Gailo Chop (2018) resumed from a spell to win this event in strong style and recent Carlyon Cup winners include Burning Front (2017-2016) and Smokin’ Joey (2015).

2018 Carlyon Cup result

1. $2.50 Gailo Chop 58.5 Mark Zahra
2. $4.60 Harlem 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $9.00 Lord Fandango 57.5 Jordan Childs

then followed
4. $5.00 Wyndspelle 57.5 Craig Williams
5. $26.00 Petrology 56.0 Cory Parish
6. $17.00 Master Reset 56.0 Ben Thompson
7. $8.00 Seaburge 56.0 Damian Lane

Margins: 1.25 len, 1.75 len
Time: 1:38.22

Other group races on CF Orr Stakes day include the Gr2 Autumn Stakes, Gr3 Rubiton Stakes, Gr3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes, Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G), Gr2 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) & Gr3 Boronia Stakes.

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Carlyon Cup winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Avilius Sikandarabad Night's Watch 1:37.0
2018 Gailo Chop Harlem Lord Fandango 1:38.2
2017 Burning Front Humidor Tally 1:36.0
2016 Burning Front Red Excitement Dances On Stars 1:36.9
2015 Smokin' Joey Jacquinot Bay Backstedt 1:35.6
2014 Chase The Rainbow Star Rolling Pakal 1:37.7
2013 Budriguez Invest Lord Of Brazil 1:36.1
2012 Manighar Shadowfax Veewap 1:37.1
2011 Lord Pyrus Voile Rouge Its Prince 1:22.5
2010 Rightfully Yours Road To Rock Delayedreaction 1:23.0
2009 Time Matters Marching Playright 1:23.6
2008 Publishing Stillme The Fuzz 1:23.7
2007 Apache Cat Bon Hoffa Lucky Unicorn 1:22.2
2006 Live In Vain Beautiful Gem Niconero 1:22.3
2005 Niagara Falls Lad Of The Manor Roman Arch 1:36.7
2004 La Sirenuse Regal Roller Makybe Diva 1:36.2
2003 No Deposit Walk On Air Old Man 1:35.6
2002 Piper Star The Secondmortgage It's Platonic 1:38.0
2001 Northerly Oval Office Knockroe 1:35.1
2000 Skoozi Please Old Man Streak 1:39.0
1999 Thackery Zuccherino Royal Blue 1:47.7
1998 Delinquent Willoughby Marble Halls 1:47.6
1997 Peep On The Sly Miss Tessla Waikikamukau 1:48.5
1996 Toll Circles Of Gold Campaign Warrior 1:34.1
1995 Starstruck Corregidor Mapperley's Star 1:50.4
1994 Station Hand Hear That Bell Our Tristalight 2:00.4
1993 Veandercross Native Neptune Springhill Lad 2:01.5
1992 Cool Credit Ali Boy Lord Revenir 2:02.2
1991 Prince Salieri Luisant Bijou Favoured Boy 1:58.7
1990 Marwong Kingston Rule Power Of Destiny 1:59.3
1989 Super Impose Dandy Andy Apollo Run 1:59.2
1988 Black Charleston Bahrain Happy View 2:03.0