Summer Cup

  • Date: Monday December 26, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO+ Handicap
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Summer Cup News

Malice expected to reverse form in Gosford Gold Cup

Malice expected to reverse form in Gosford Gold Cup

Trainer John O’Shea is willing to forget Malice’s last start unplaced run and expects major improvement when the gelding runs in the Listed $150,000 Gosford Quarries Gosford Gold Cup (2100m) at Gosford on Friday.

Malice, above, is expected to run well in the Gosford Gold Cup at Gosford. Photo by Steve Hart.

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The 2016 Summer Cup is a Group 3 race that takes place at Randwick racecourse on Boxing Day in December each year.

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Run over a distance of 2000 metres, the Summer Cup is one of the only Group races to take place during the summer in Sydney.

The Summer Cup is run under open handicap conditions and is worth a total of $150,000 in prize money.

The Summer Cup was first run in 1890 when it was run over a distance of 13 furlongs. The distance was altered to 12 furlong from 1953 and was changed to 2,400 metres in 1972 due to the introduction of the metric system in Australia. In 2013, the Summer Cup ran for the first time over its current distance of 2000m.

The Summer Cup was not held in 2007 due to the outbreak of equine influenza. The race was held at Rosehill Racecourse in 2012 due to renovations at Randwick.

The Summer Cup field is often made up of local gallopers who are looking to win a staying race while most of the better stayers are spelling in preparation for the autumn carnival. Those horses that perform well in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes the week prior will often back up again in the Summer Cup.

Notable Summer Cup winners include Limitless (1986), Super Impose (1988), Catalan Prince (1995), Zanetta (1999), Stadium (2003), Jamberoo (2006), Solid Billing (2009) and Spechenka (2010).

2016 Summer Cup Field

The final Summer Cup field is usually determined following acceptances a few days prior to the race; there is no set day because Boxing Day varies. The Summer Cup field will be announced on December 22nd. Horses that enter the Summer Cup field are usually fairly experienced stayers who have had a number of starts over this distance or greater.

The 2016 Summer Cup field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 12832×6446 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 58kg 105
2 05052×6133 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Adam Hyeronimus 5 57kg 103
3 533434×351 MALICE John O’Shea James Doyle 2 56.5kg 102
4 5737×38741 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Christian Reith (late alt) 7 56kg 101
5 013863×094 CENTRE PIVOT Peter Robl Blake Shinn 8 55kg 99
6 54865×7826 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 54.5kg 98
7 x981137x90 FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ) David Payne Ms Deanne Panya (a) 1 54kg 93
8 451×758835 SHALMANESER Jason Attard Jay Ford 3 54kg 68

2016 Summer Cup Nominations

The Summer Cup nominations are usually announced around a week before the race. Because it’s such a busy season for everyone, there often isn’t a great chance for punters to look over the Summer Cup nominations. This isn’t a major handicap though, as many of the Summer Cup nominations aren’t particularly classy types anyway.

The 2016 Summer Cup nominations will be provided here.

Summer Cup Results

Here you will find a list of Summer Cup winners and results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2014 1 I’m Imposing 2 Midsummer Sun 3 Casino Dancer  2:04.8
2013 1 I’m Imposing 2 Travolta 3 Destiny’s Kiss 2:04.8
2012 1 Le Roi 2 Brightest 3 Praecido  2:35.1
2011 1 Yulalona 2 Nextanix 3 Count Encosta 2:30.1
2010 1 Spechenka 2 Strike One 3 Let Them Have It  2:26.3
2009 1 Solid Billing 2 Zazabeau 3 Rockwood  2:30.6
2008 1 Ready To Lift 2 Bellagio Wynn 3 Zazabeau  2:31.8
2007 Race Not Run
2006 1 Jamberoo 2 Game On 3 Taken At The Flood  2.32.9
2005 1 Aqua D’Amore 2 County Tyrone 3 Beat The Tide  2.28.1
2004 1 This Manshood 2 Vereza 3 New York Style  2.27.8
2003 1 Stadium 2 Ocho 3 Stoway  2.30.1
2002 1 Stoway 2 Ego Fast 3 Barawin  2.33.2
2001 1 Majestically 2 Zareyev 3 Power of Pegasus  2.29.3
2000 1 Lanolin 2 Vitrinite 3 Consolidator  2.27.4