Sydney Cup Preview

March 9th, 2010

On Saturday the 24th of April, the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will go out with a bang, as the Royal Randwick Racecourse hosts the Sydney Cup Day.

Headlining the illustrious day will be the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) which will be offering the participants a substantial $400,000 in prize money.

Open to horse’s three-years-old and over, the handicap event will no doubt see a stella line up once again, on a highly anticipated day of racing on the Australian horse racing calendar.

One possible starter for the Sydney Cup is the Patrick Payne-trained Capecover. Having won the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) on the 8th of March, the gelding has proved himself over the Cup distance, and could well be a contender for the prestigious event.

One possible starter for the Sydney Cup is the Patrick Payne-trained Capecover.

Mick Price has also mentioned starting Inkster in the Sydney Cup on the illustrious Sydney Cup Day. The five-year-old recently finished fourth in the Victoria Gold Cup (2000m) and looks as though the longer distance would suit her perfectly.

Also taking place at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on the 24th of April will be the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 Emancipation Stakes (1600m).