Mile Test in Scone Cup 2017 for Famous Seamus

May 10, 2017

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Mile Test in Scone Cup 2017 for Famous Seamus

After declaring a trip to Brisbane for the winter with veteran sprinter Famous Seamus would be a “waste”, Hawkesbury-based trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith confirmed plans to run the galloper in Friday’s 2017 Scone Cup over a mile.

Famous Seamus

Group 1 winning sprinter Famous Seamus will be tested over the mile for just the second time in Friday’s Scone Cup 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The headline event of the two-day Scone Cup Carnival, this season’s $200,000 Listed Scone Cup (1600m) will see eight-year-old Elusive City gelding Famous Seamus step out over the distance for just the second time.

Incredibly, his first came only last start on April 29 in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup (1600m) where he stepped out on track for the 57th time.

After contesting his 14th Group 1 race when five lengths away eighth to Tivaci at Randwick in mid-April’s All Aged Stakes (1400m), Famous Seamus ran ninth to Fabrizio in the Hawkesbury Cup.

Despite the unplaced finish, Mayfield-Smith has taken confidence from the post-race comments of jockey Jay Ford and will press onto another 1600m run in the Scone Cup with his evergreen galloper.

Famous Seamus chases his first win since a black-type over 1400m at Hawkesbury in November last year.

While his winning strike-rate isn’t high, Famous Seamus certainly has ability proven by his Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) success back in 2014, a race run as the Kingsford-Smith Cup over 1300m from 2017 onwards.

Confident the horse is going as good as ever, Mayfield-Smith ruled out a trip up to this year’s Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival saying the wet weather in Queensland didn’t suit.

“He’s still circulating at the same speed as he was when he was four and five. He hasn’t lost anything,” Mayfield-Smith said.

“It’s surprising I suppose, that’s just how he is.

“I put trackings on him every time he gallops and they’re exactly the same as they were two years ago.

“He doesn’t handle wet ground and Brisbane’s looking a bit miserable at the moment. We’ve been through winter a few times and it’s been a waste.”

Nothing at this stage however suggests that Mayfield-Smith is considering retiring his $1.3 million earner.

“As long as he’s competitive he’ll last. At the moment everything’s fine with him,” he said.

The Scone Cup field will see FamousSeamus face off against the likes of the Hawkesbury Cup winner Fabrizio along with the second and third placegetters out of the same lead-up Moher and Testashadow.

To back your Scone Cup 2017 betting selections at the right price this season make sure you’ve got an account open and ready to go at

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field