The 2018 Scone Cup is one of the most highly anticipated country races in Australia. Part of a massive two day weekend, the Scone Cup carries a considerable purse of $200,000.
Raced over a mile (1600m), the Scone Cup is one of the shortest popular cup races in Australia, with others reaching greater lengths, such as the Warrnambool Cup (2350m) and the Melbourne Cup (3200m). The one mile distance, however, opens the race up to a large pool of potential contenders.
The Scone Cup field is usually comprised of a mixture of proven horses, both local, from Sydney and from interstate trainers alongside several international raiders.
Horses who run in the Scone Cup generally come from good racing seasons and are looking to get a few more placings under their belt before resting during winter. Others use the Scone Cup as preparation for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Scone Cup Day is one of the larger country meets. It is extraordinarily popular with local punters and race fans, with the turnout often totalling well in excess of the population of Scone itself. People travel from far and wide to watch the Scone Cup, including south from the New England region and up from Sydney.
2018 Scone Cup Field
The 2018 Scone Cup field will be published below.
2018 Scone Cup Nominations
The 2018 Scone Cup nominations will be provided here.
Winners of the Scone Cup since 2000 are listed below.
Scone Cup Winners
|2010||Keepin’ The Dream|
|2003||Full On Magic|