The Sydney Cup is a Group 1 open handicap race held annually each April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 3200 metres and worth $2,000,000 in prize money. The 2020 Sydney Cup was won by Etah James from The Chosen One with Raheen House third.
With the introduction of the $18 Million The Championships for the Sydney autumn racing carnival, the Sydney Cup now takes place on second day of The Championships, alongside the feature race of the day, the $4 Million Group 1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks.
|Date:||Saturday 10th April 2021|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2020 Winner:||Etah James|
The Sydney Cup is the major handicap distance race of the Sydney autumn carnival for open horses and it's run over 3200m (2 miles), which is the same distance as Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup. The race generally attracts the best available local stayers and any interstate raiders up to the challenge, but is typically not a high quality affair ike its Melbourne counterpart.
Over the years classy gallopers such as Makybe Diva (2004), Tie The Knot (1998-99) and Count Chivas (1996) have all won this race and Makybe Diva went on to win the Melbourne Cup that same year on the way to claiming three consecutive wins in the great race.
The Group 2 Chairman's Handicap held on the first day of the Randwick carnival is generally a good guide to the Sydney Cup with The Offer (2014), Jessicabeel (2010), No Wine No Song (2008), Henderson Bay (2002), Linesman (1997) and King Aussie (1990) all taking out the Chairmans Hcp & Sydney Cup double in recent times.
Shraaoh (2019) ran second in the Chairman's Handicap over 2600m at Randwick before proving too good for his rivals in this event for the Chris Waller stable.
Recent Sydney Cup winners include Who Shot Thebarman (2018) and Polarisation (2017).
1. $14.00 Etah James 51.5 Glen Boss
2. $18.00 The Chosen One 53.5 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $6.00 Raheen House 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
4. $31.00 Sweet Thomas 51.0 Ms Rachel King
5. $5.50 Mustajeer 57.5 Nash Rawiller
6. $11.00 Angel Of Truth 53.5 Sam Clipperton
7. $2.90 Young Rascal 56.0 Tom Marquand
8. $18.00 Gallic Chieftain 53.5 Jason Collett
9. $21.00 Yogi 52.5 Jean Van Overmeire
10. $101.00 Saunter Boy 51.0 Jay Ford
11. $26.00 Hush Writer 54.5 Tim Clark
12. $18.00 Azuro 53.5 Glyn Schofield
Margins: 0.2 len, 0.5 len
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|2020||Etah James||The Chosen One||Raheen House||3:28.4|
|2019||Shraaoh||Vengeur Masque||Glory Days||3:22.0|
|2018||Who Shot Thebarman||Zacada||Sir Charles Road||3:20.0|
|2017||Polarisation||Who Shot Thebarman||Big Duke||3:29.1|
|2015||Grand Marshal||Who Shot Thebarman||Like A Carousel||3:24.7|
|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|
|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|
|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|