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NE Manion Cup

The NE Manion Cup is a Group 3 quality handicap event held in March each year at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 NE Manion Cup was won by Midterm from Big Duke with Shraaoh third.

Elevated to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season, the NE Manion Cup takes place on the same day as the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes and Gr1 Rosehill Guineas.

NE Manion Cup info

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: 3yo&Up Quality
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2019 Winner: Midterm

The NE Manion Cup is a distance event for 3yo & upwards gallopers that usually sees a field of predominatly local staying types who tend to run around in similar tpye races that are a step below the better class staying races of the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

Fit, in-form stayers or improving types who get in under the handicapper's guard are the ones to keep an eye out for in this event, and a race like the Gr3 Sky High Stakes provides the ideal lead up race. Julienas (2013) was the most recent galloper to claim the Sky High Stakes & NE Manion Cup double.

Stayer's options after this event include the Gr2 Chairman's Handicap over 2600m or the Gr1 Sydney Cup over 3200m, both races taking place at Randwick. Libran (2016) and The Offer (2014) both managed to snare the Chairman's Handicap after winning this race, while Gallante (3rd in 2016) went on to win the Sydney Cup.

Midterm (2019) ran third in the Listed Vic Cup over 2000m at Caulfield in Melbourne before travelling to Sydney to win this event in easy fashion for the Mt Macedon stable of Liam Howley.

Recent NE Manion Cup winners include Master Of Arts (2018) and Big Duke (2017).

2019 NE Manion Cup result

1. $5.50 Midterm 55.0 Jamie Kah
2. $8.00 Big Duke 58.0 Brenton Avdulla
3. $3.70 Shraaoh 53.5 Kerrin McEvoy

then followed
4. $20.00 One Foot In Heaven 57.0 Tommy Berry
5. $31.00 Doukhan 53.5 Jason Collett
6. $21.00 Jaameh 58.0 Mark Zahra
7. $14.00 Casterton 56.5 James McDonald
8. $31.00 Big Blue 56.5 Jay Ford
9. $10.00 Etymology 56.5 Hugh Bowman
10. $9.50 Rodrico 53.5 Sam Clipperton
11. $8.50 Vin De Dance 57.0 Blake Shinn
12. $19.00 Zacada 57.0 Opie Bosson

Margins: 2 len, 1 len
Time: 2:35.07

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NE Manion Cup winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Midterm Big Duke Shraaoh 2:35.0
2018 Master Of Arts Alward Peribsen 2:35.0
2017 Big Duke Our Century Allergic 2:37.0
2016 Libran Cafe Society Gallante 2:30.4
2015 Permit Phrases Bagman 2:29.5
2014 The Offer Opinion Tremec 2:34.8
2013 Julienas Permit Dance With Her 2:28.3
2012 Permit Precedence Older Than Time 2:28.0
2011 Bid Spotter Above Average Stand To Gain 2:27.8