SYDNEY CUP 2021 RACE GUIDE
The Sydney Cup will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Royal Randwick.
Offering prize money of $2 million, this handicap race is open 3 year olds.
We provide you with Sydney Cup tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.
|Date||Saturday, April 17|
|Age||3YOS and upward|
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Arguably the most testing staying race in Australia, winners of the Sydney Cup need a stout staying pedigree.
Unlike the Melbourne Cup that is generally run on a Good surface in Spring, the Sydney Cup is often run on rain-affected going which leaves horses needing to dig deeper at the end of the two-mile contest.
Our experts assess all the Sydney Cup runners, their pedigree, form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2021 tips to help you back the winner.
Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2021 Sydney Cup tips and selections once the final field has been declared.
There are two rounds of nominations for the 2021 Sydney Cup with the first taking place at 11am on February 10, 2021, while the final nominations are taken at 12:00pm on March 9, 2021.
The final field and barrier draw for the 2021 Sydney Cup will be released at 9:00am April 13, 2021.
|1st||Shout The Bar||Adam Hyeronimus||Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott||4||56kg||$15|
|2nd||Probabeel||Kerrin McEvoy||Jamie Richards||6||56kg||$4.80|
|3rd||Nudge||Nash Rawiller||Chris Waller||1||56kg||$26|
|4th||Funstar||James McDonald||Chris Waller||8||56kg||$1.75|
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Four Group 1 features are run on Day 2 of The Championships during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The Sydney Cup features alongside the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), $1 million Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) and $1 million Australian Oaks (2400m).
Odds-on favourite Talleyrand won the inaugural Sydney Cup in 1862 when the race was known as the Jockey Club Handicap.
The Sydney Cup is the longest race at Royal Randwick and first received Group 1 status in 1980 when won by Kingston Town.
With $2 million in prizemoney, the Sydney Cup attracts the country’s best stayers in the autumn, with many set to tackle the Melbourne Cup later in the spring.
The Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) held at the same track one week earlier as part of Day 1 of The Championships and the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) held at Rosehill Gardens two weeks earlier are the most reliable guides to the Sydney Cup.
Winners of the Sydney Cup have generally gone on to compete in feature staying races during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with the Melbourne Cup (3200m) high on the agenda of most winning trainers.
Other notable winners of the Sydney Cup include The Barb (1868-69), Carbine (1889-90), Wakeful (1902), Eurythmic (1921), Rogilla (1933), Sailor’s Guide (1956), Galilee (1967), Apollo Eleven (1973), Kingston Town (1980), Tie The Knot (1998-99) and Makybe Diva (2004).
Unlike some of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 features which have been dominated by the likes of Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller in recent years, the Sydney Cup hasn’t had a back-to-back winning trainer since the late Guy Walter prepared Tie The Knot to consecutive successes in 1998 and 1999.
Prior to that, you had to go back to 1985 and 1986 when Brian Mayfield-Smith saddled up Late Show to success before Marooned saluted the following year at the short quote of $1.60.
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Click here to see our Top 5 Sydney Cup Winners.
ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
To read all about Royal Randwick Racecourse, including the history of the track and which Group 1 races will be held at Royal Randwick, click the button below.