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The Sydney Cup
Date: April 2020
Conditions: Handicap Group 1
2019 Winner: Shraaoh
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The Race: Dating back to the early days of Sydney colonisation, the first running of this race now known as the Sydney Cup was in 1862. Elevated to Group 1 status in 1980, when the race was won by the champion Kingston Town. In 2014 the race was moved to the second week of The Championships on the same day as the Q E Stakes with prize money increased to $2million in 2016. In 2017 the first running was declared a no race and then was run again two weeks later.
Best lead-up form: BMW Stakes, Chairmans Hcp, Manlon Cup, Ranvet Stakes.
Time: Track/Race record for the Randwick 3200m is 3:19.00, Just A Dancer, Apollo Eleven.
Sydney Cup-Melbourne Cup Double calendar year: Makybe Diva (2004), Carbine (1890).
Track Bias, Barriers: The 3200m start begins from the same position as the 1000m. Long straight before the turn heading into the straight for the first time. The only race run at this track over this distance so stats are limited. Not many winners from the double figure gates so despite the distance involved inside barriers appear to be an advantage, particularly when the going is rain affected.
Weight & Statistics: it takes an exceptional horse to carry a top weight to win under handicap conditions over two miles. Makybe Diva carried 56.5kgs in 2004 and Tie The Knot carried 57kgs to win his second Sydney Cup in 1999. The average weight carried by winners in recent years is 54kgs, lighter weighted horses who are drawn well have an advantage.
Top Racing Links:
Sydney Cup - History & Stats.