Sydney Cup – Saturday April 14 2017
Randwick racecourse Not the Melbourne Cup but the second best 3200m race in the country
The Sydney Cup is a Group 1 open handicap race held annually each April at Randwick racecourse in Sydney as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is run over a distance of 3200 metres and worth $2 million in prizemoney. iTipsports Racing will be there with all the action in Sydney Racing Tips Sydney Cup.
Sydney Racing Tips
Analyst Blaazing Ben Perkins is one of Australia’s most informed and best judges of Racing form over a long period of time with his insightful and colourful commentary and he will be there with all of the form and tips for a big Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2018.
Sydney Cup Tips
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With the announcement of the $20 million The Championships as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Sydney Cup has been moved from the final day of the carnival to the second day of The Championships, alongside the feature Group 1 races of the day Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Coolmore Legacy Stakes and Australian Oaks.
The Sydney Cup is the major handicap distance race of the Sydney Autumn Racing 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 the high quality affair like 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 Chairman’s Hcp and Sydney Cup double in recent times.