Sydney Cup 2024 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Sydney Cup will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024 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 | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Sydney Cup 2024 Schedule

Date April 13
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 3200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $2 million
Age 3YOS and upward

Sydney Cup Tips

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 2024 tips to help you back the winner.

Our team of expert tipsters will provide 2024 Sydney Cup tips and selections once the final field has been declared.

 

Sydney Cup Nominations

There are two rounds of nominations for the 2024 Sydney Cup with the first taking place at 11am on February 13, 2024, while the final nominations are taken at 12:00pm on February 23, 2024.

Sydney Cup Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2024 Sydney Cup will be released at 8:00am April 09, 2024.

2024 Sydney Cup Field & Barrier Draw

No.  Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 17 56.5kg
2 MAHRAJAAN (USA) Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray Tom Marquand 16 56kg
3 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher 12 55.5kg
4 LOFT (GER) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Blake Shinn 7 55.5kg
5 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Reece Jones 8 55kg
6 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 54.5kg
7 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 6 54kg
8 SERPENTINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 53.5kg
9 AMADE (IRE) Phillip Stokes Michael Dee 5 53kg
10 ATHABASCAN (FR) John O’Shea Tyler Schiller 11 52kg
11 MANZOICE Chris Waller Zac Lloyd (a) 1 51.5kg
12 CIRCLE OF FIRE (GB) Ciaron Maher 15 51.5kg
13 GLENTANEOUS (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 2 51.5kg
14 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Louis Beuzelin 3 51.5kg
15 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Rachel King 14 51.5kg
16 TORRENS Marc Chevalier Ms Jenny Duggan 13 51.5kg
17 SO DAZZLING (NZ) John Sargent 10 51.5kg

Check out the Sydney Cup barrier draw stats and info.

Sydney Cup 2024 Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 CIRCLE OF FIRE (GB) Ciaron Maher Andrea Atzeni 14 51.5kg $5.50F
2 ATHABASCAN (FR) John O’Shea Tyler Schiller 11 52kg $6
3 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 6 54kg $12
4 SERPENTINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 53.5kg $13
5 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 54.5kg $26
6 MOSTLY CLOUDY (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Rachel King 13 51.5kg $12
7 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 12 55.5kg $8
8 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 16 56.5kg $21
9 LOFT (GER) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Blake Shinn 7 55.5kg $51
10 AMADE (IRE) Phillip Stokes Michael Dee 5 53kg $9.50
11 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Reece Jones 8 55kg $81
12 SO DAZZLING (NZ) John Sargent Jay Ford 10 51.5kg $51
13 GLENTANEOUS (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 2 51.5kg $11
14 MANZOICE Chris Waller Zac Lloyd (a) 1 51.5kg $17
15 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Louis Beuzelin 3 51.5kg $21
16 MAHRAJAAN (USA) Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray Tom Marquand 15 56kg $20

See more Sydney Cup results and replays here.

Sydney Cup Betting Odds

Leading bookmakers LadbrokesNedsbet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2024 Sydney Cup betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Sydney Cup betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

Sydney Cup History

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)

2024 Circle Of Fire
2023 Explosive Jack
2022 Knights Order
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

Top 5 Sydney Cup Winners

Click here to see our Top 5 Sydney Cup Winners. 

Sydney Cup Live Stream

 

Sydney Cup Promos

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

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