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Liverpool City Cup

The Liverpool City Cup is a Group 3 open handicap race held in late February or early March at Warwick Farm racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1300 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Liverpool City Cup was won by Mccreery from Arod with Testashadow third.

Held on Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes day during the Sydney autumn racing carnival, the winner of this race is exempt from ballot and penalty for the Doncaster Handicap.

Liverpool City Cup info

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018
Track: Warwick Farm racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1300 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Mccreery

The Liverpool City Cup is a quality handicap that tends to attract more than handy sprinters and the 1300m distance of the race lends itself to horses who can finish strongly over 1200m or those unable to run out a strong 1400m.

Horses contesting this race may come via the Gr3 Southern Cross Stakes which is run under the same conditions and Terravista (2014) was the last horse to win both races in the same year, while The Free Stater (2007) was the most recent before that.

A race such as the Gr3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap run under similar conditons may be next on the agenda for horses competing this event.

Guy Walter mare Skyerush (2013) had a very good autumn return after winning this race, taking out the Gr3 Doncaster Prelude and Gr3 Emancipation Stakes later in the carnival.

McCreery (2017) resumed from a spell to score a classy win in this event and recent Liverpool City Cup winners include Charlie Boy (2016) and It's Somewhat (2015).

2017 Liverpool City Cup result

1. $4.20 Mccreery 56.0 Hugh Bowman
2. $12.00 Arod 58.0 Tye Angland
3. $8.50 Testashadow 55.5 Jason Collett

then followed
4. $19.00 Wouldnt It Be Nice 53.0 Corey Brown
5. $2.20 Chetwood 57.5 Tim Clark
6. $8.50 New Tipperary 53.0 Brenton Avdulla
7. $15.00 Leebaz 60.0 Tommy Berry

Margins: 1 len, 0.2 len
Time: 1:19.28

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Liverpool City Cup recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Mccreery Arod Testashadow 1:19.2
2016 Charlie Boy Rock Sturdy Good Project 1:15.0
2015 It's Somewhat Rudy Gypsy Diamond 1:15.8
2014 Terravista El Roca Ninth Legion 1:16:5
2013 Skyerush Riva De Lago Bagman 1:16.4
2012 Ofcourseican Somepin Anypin Fast Clip 1:17.9
2011 Triple Elegance Graceful Anna Pureness 1:15.9
2010 Dreamscape Triple Honour Mr Baritone 1.17:2
2009 Judged El Cambio Faulconbridge 1:15.5
2008 Danleigh Friday Creek Bobadah 1.16.5
2007 The Free Stater Regal Cheer Century Serb 1.10.2
2006 Utzon All Bar One Patezza 1.09.5
2005 Sam Sung a Song Falkirk Patezza 1.09.8
2004 Carael Boy Patezza Amex 1.12.1
2003 Planchet Snowland Moon Dragon 1.09.8
2002 Bomber Bill Defier Maitland Gold 1.09.7
2001 Continuum Phoenix Park Nanny Maroon 1.10.5
2000 Catatonic Mr. Bureaucrat King Of Acapulco 1.10.8
1999 Return To Go Sovereign State Antiquity 1.09.9
1998 Monopolize Sherwood Montana Sands 1.10.8
1997 Accomplice Celestial Choir Montana Sands 1.09.0
1996 Chlorophyll Suntain Our Lance 1.10.2
1995 So Keen Sympose Belas Knap 1.11.4
1994 Silver Flyer Cobbora Skating 1.09.5
1993 Pharaoh Friend's Venture Stavros 1.08.8
1992 All Archie Mezmerize King's Ransom 1.08.8
1991 All Archie Bassie's Pride The Bullfighter 1.10.6
1990 Boasting Livistona Lane Merimbula Bay 1.09.3
1989 Boasting Nova Edition Magic Gleam 1.08.6
1988 Breakfast Creek New Atlantis Royal Reel 1.09.0