The Championships Day 2 – Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, April 13, 2024|
|Location:||Royal Randwick Racecourse – Sydney, Australia|
The Sydney Cup is one of Australia’s premier long-distance races.
Raced over the traditional journey of 3200m, the race forms part of Sydney’s prize event – The Championships – and is an open handicap held at Randwick Racecourse.
The Sydney Cup has a storied history with many hall of famers etched on the honour board over the past 150 years. Tie The Knot, who is one of two horses to have won it as a three-year-old, Makybe Diva and the legendary Kingston Town are among those who have claimed the cup.
2024 Sydney Cup odds
Markets for the 2024 Sydney Cup are currently unavailable.
Sydney Cup bookmakers
The Sydney Cup is a popular betting race with online bookmakers and every one that offers racing will have markets for this race.
Most bookies will have a futures market available on the Sydney Cup well in advance of the race which means if you spot a potential stayer that could win the race, you will be able to find good future odds.
Sydney Cup Bookmakers
Latest Sydney Cup News
2024 Sydney Cup Final Field
Horsebetting.com.au will update this page when the 2024 Sydney Cup field is released.
Previous Sydney Cup Fields
Many a superstar has gone on to win the Sydney Cup. Check out the last two fields here.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Gold Trip Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 16 59.5kg 2 Knights Order Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 12 56.5kg 3 Baron Samedi Joseph O’Brien Tom Marquand 20 55kg 4 Stockman Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 5 54.5kg 5 Arapaho Bjorn Baker Rachel King 8 53kg 6 Selino Chris Waller Tom Sherry 14 53kg 7 Surefire Chris Waller Joao Moreira 6 52.5kg 8 Explosive Jack Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dylan Gibbons 4 52.5kg 9 Sir Lucan Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Winona Costin 15 51.5kg 10 Torrens Marc Chevalier N/A 1 51.5kg 11 Cleveland Joseph O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 17 51kg 12 High Emocean Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan 19 51kg 13 Amade Phillip Stokes Reece Jones 10 51kg 14 King Frankel Mark Newnham Tyler Schiller 11 50kg 15 Nerve Not Verve Mike Moroney Dean Holland 2 50kg 16 Gin Martini John Sargent Zac Lloyd 18 50kg 17 Timour Chris Waller Jay Ford 3 50kg 18 Alakahan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Brock Ryan 13 50kg 19 Pesto Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 9 50kg 20 True Marvel Matthew Smith Kathy O’Hara 7 50kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 The Chosen One Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 5 56kg 2 Daqiansweet Junior Phillip Stokes Kerrin McEvoy 7 51.5kg 3 Knights Order Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Rachel King 1 51.5kg 4 Stockman Joseph Pride Alysha Collett 13 51kg 5 Crystal Pegasus Chris Waller Jamie Kah 18 51kg 6 Angel Of Truth Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 51kg 7 Sheraz Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 51kg 8 No Compromise Chris Waller Jay Ford 10 50.5kg 9 Luncies Kris Lees Robbie Dolan 14 50kg 10 Future Score Matt Cumani Teo Nugent 16 50kg 11 Surefire Chris Waller Kathy O’Hara 12 50kg 12 Tigertiger Rob Blacker Dean Holland 2 50kg 13 Chalk Stream Chris Waller Damien Thornton 9 50kg 14 Alakahan Richard & Will Freedman Fred Kersley 4 50kg 15 Le Baol Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Louise Day 19 50kg 16 Dadoozdart Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan 17 50kg 17 Kaapfever Joseph Pride Tyler Schiller 8 50kg 18 Sweet Thomas Matthew Smith James Innes Jnr 11 50kg 19 South Pacific Richard Litt Andrew Gibbons 15 50kg
2023 Sydney Cup result
Recent Sydney Cup results
- Dylan Gibbons has claimed his first Group 1 victory when piloting Explosive Jack to victory in the Group 1 Sydney Cup. The win was the first for Explosive Jack since his win in the Group 1 South Australian Derby as a three-year-old back on May 8, 2021. With last year’s Sydney Cup winner Knights Order looking to lead throughout, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained stayer set up a slow tempo over the 3200m event, which seemingly set the race up for those on pace to make their mark. On the home turn it was the $151 shot True Marvel who loomed as the winner as he went stride for stride with Knights Order and Arapaho, but storming down the heart of the track was Explosive Jack who ended up running away from his rivals in a dominant performance. The win handed Ciaron Maher & David Eustace their second win in the race after trainer Etah James to victory in the race back in 2020.
- Having claimed the Brisbane Cup over 3200m in the 2021 winter, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Knight’s Order claimed the Sydney Cup in similar fashion. Rachel King opted to take Knight’s order to the front of the field from the barriers and from that point on, the race was all but over. Knight’s Order, who finished 19th in the 2021 Melbourne Cup, has given his owners a great ride in his 26-start career, amassing more than $1.6 million in prizemoney after the Group 1 win. The win handed Rachel King her second at Group 1 level.
- Former champion Sydney apprentice Ron Stewart has made a triumphant return to his old stomping ground, capitalising on a rare Group 1 opportunity for Chris Waller to clinch the Sydney Cup aboard Selino. Stewart allowed Selino to find his feet early before chiming into the race on the corner and sweeping to the front to score by 1.25 lengths over Rondinella with Miami Bound a similar margin away. It was Waller’s fifth Sydney Cup victory and he hasn’t ruled out aiming Selino at Australia’s most famous race in the spring.
- Glen Boss partnered Etah James to victory to claim his second Sydney Cup, 16 years after he steered home Makybe Diva. Etah James will most likely not reach the same heights as the Diva but on the day the mare showed plenty of fight. Having paired off with The Chosen One at the 200m the pair went stride for stride over the concluding stages with Etah James doing the better over the concluding stages to score by a half neck to take out the 2020 Sydney Cup behind closed doors with thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The pre-race hype was all about Godophin import Dubhe but it was the outsiders that shined through in the 2019 Sydney Cup. Both Shraaoh and Vengeur Masque elected to sit behind the spend and both of them squared off down the straight when the early leaders wilted. It was the Waller runner on the inside that lifted however, holding out the Irish import, with New Zealand stayer Glory Days running into third.
- Who Shot Thebarman added a Sydney Cup to its glittering resume as a nine-year-old, winning the Sydney Cup in dramatic fashion. Presenting down the outside late in the race, it did not look like the Kiwi was going to topple long-time leader Zacada, but the old boy nailed it on the line in a photo finish.
- A two part race with the original being run on April 8, before eventually being called a no-race when Almoonqith fatally broke down, while Who Shot Thebarman lost his jockey. Officials made the decision to cancel it but half the remaining jockeys didn’t see the signal and raced the full 3200m. It was then announced it would be re-run on April 22 with supplementary runners allowed to enter. Polarisation won the second running of the race, ahead of Who Shot Thebarman.
- There was a bit of concern that Gallante would not be able to handle a wide barrier, but Kerrin McEvoy timed a run to perfection to help the $10 shot win the race. It beat home $4 favourite Libran and Grand Marshal ($5.50). Gallante is owned by Lloyd Williams who bought the then four year old to have a tilt at the Melbourne Cup after its successful campaign in the French Derby.
- It was a masterful staying performance from Grand Marshal and veteran hoop Jim Cassidy with the horse only hitting the front in the final few strides of the race. Hartnell, who was the odds on favourite, made the early running, before Who Shot Thebarman came down the rail to hit the front. But it was Grand Marshal who finished stronger to salute at $41. Who Shot Thebarman $8.50) and Like A Carousel ($151) was further back in third. It was Chris Waller’s second victory in the race after previously winning it with Stand To Gain in 2011.
- Young Tommy Berry and The Offer were all class as they easily won the 3200m feature. The $3.30 favourite was patiently ridden with Berry settling it towards the back of the field, but got to the outside when the field straightened. It then produced its trademark dash to win by almost four lengths from Opinion, with Sertorius further back in third.
- Hugh Bowman and owner Lloyd Williams combined with Mourayan to win, with the European import beating home Adelaide Cup winner Norsqui, with Aliyana Tilde finishing third. The 58kg top weight was patiently ridden by Bowman who then produced a well-time run to easily win. The pre-race $2.60 favourite Kelinni ($2.60) was within striking distance at the 700m but battled to make any ground, eventually finishing sixth.
- Niwot, trained by John Hawkes, was the $4.20 favourite heading into the epic race, but fitness was always a query after an injury plagued career. But after settling midfield, Niwot produced a guts effort to defeat Efficient by half a length, with Once Were Wild further back in third.
Past Sydney Cup winners
|Sydney Cup Past Winners|
|2023||Explosive Jack||Dylan Gibbons||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2022||Knight’s Order||Rachel King||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2021||Selino||Ron Stewart||Chris Waller|
|2020||Etah James||Glen Boss||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2019||Shraaoh||Jay Ford||Chris Waller|
|2018||Who Shot Thebarman||Blake Shinn||Chris Waller|
|2017||Polarisation||Corey Brown||Charlie Appleby|
|2016||Gallante||Kerrin McEvoy||Robert Hickmott|
|2015||Grand Marshall||Jim Cassidy||Chris Waller|
|2014||The Offer||Tommy Berry||Gai Waterhouse|
|2013||Mourayan||Hugh Bowman||Robert Hickmott|
|2012||Niwot||Dwayne Dunn||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2011||Stand To Gain||Rodney Quinn||Chris Waller|
|2010||Jessicabeel||Craig Newitt||John O’Shea|
|2009||Ista Kareem||Craig Williams||Colin Little|
|2008||No Wine No Song||Damien Oliver||Kevin Moses|
|2007||Gallic||Steven Arnold||Graeme Rogerson|
|2006||Country Tyrone||Jim Cassidy||Kris Lees|
|2005||Mahtom||Darren Beadman||Kim Waugh|
|2004||Makybe Diva||Glen Boss||Lee Freedman|
|2003||Honor Babe||Kerrin McEvoy||Katrina Alexander|
|2002||Henderson Bay||Darryl McLellan||Neville McBurney|
|2001||Mr Prudent||Corey Brown||George Hanlon|
|2000||Streak||Steven King||Robert Smeardon|
Sydney Cup winners pre-2000
|Sydney Cup Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1999||Tie The Knot|
|1998||Tie The Knot|
|1992||My Eagle Eye|
|1991||Just A Dancer|
|1981||Our Paddy Boy|
|1978||My Good Man|
|1917||The Fortune Hunter|
|1888||The Australian Peer|
|1886||Cerise And Blue|