The Sydney Cup will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2022 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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners


Date April 16
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 3200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $2 million
Age 3YOS and upward


TAB customers are able to live stream the 2022 Sydney Cup free of charge courtesy of Sky Racing vision.

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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 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2022 Sydney Cup tips and selections once the final field has been declared.


There are two rounds of nominations for the 2022 Sydney Cup with the first taking place at 11am on February 9, 2022, while the final nominations are taken at 12:00pm on March 8, 2022.


The final field and barrier draw for the 2022 Sydney Cup will be released at 9:00am April 12, 2022.

Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 16 56kg
2 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 5 55kg
3 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Brenton Avdulla 12 54kg
4 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jason Collett 14 53kg
5 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Glen Boss 6 52kg
6 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 11 52kg
7 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 10 51.5kg
8 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 2 51.5kg
9 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 15 51.5kg
10 FAVORITE MOON (GER) William Haggas Kerrin McEvoy 3 51kg
11 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Andrew Adkins 7 50kg
12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 4 50kg
13 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 8 50kg
14 SACRAMENTO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 50kg
15 GOOD IDEA Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 1 50kg
16 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Ron Stewart 13 50kg


Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Selino Ron Stewart Chris Waller 12 50kg $26
2nd Rondinella Andrew Adkins John O’Shea 7 50kg $11
3rd Miami Bound Craig Williams Danny O’Brien 10 51.5kg $13
4th She’s Ideel Rachel King Bjorn Baker 4 50kg $5.50

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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.

SYDNEY CUP Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Selino
2020 Etah James
2019 Shraaoh
2018 Who Shot Thebarman
2017 Polarisation
2016 Gallante
2015 Grand Marshal
2014 The Offer
2013 Mourayan
2012 Niwot
2011 Stand To Gain
2010 Jessicabeel
2009 Ista Kareem
2008 No Wine No Song
2007 Gallic
2006 County Tyrone
2005 Mahtoum
2004 Makybe Diva
2003 Honor Babe
2002 Henderson Bay
2001 Mr Prudent
2000 Streak


Click here to see our Top 5 Sydney Cup Winners. 


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