News About 2011 Sydney Cup

Boss Booked in Time for Cup Giving Waterhouse a Wild Chance

Boss Booked in Time for Cup Giving Waterhouse a Wild Chance

Randwick’s autumn racing queen Gai Waterhouse has two hopes of adding a second Sydney Cup jewel to her crown thanks to jockey Glen Boss taking the ride on in-form mare Older Than Time in the Group 1 two-miler. Earlier in the week connections of four-year-old Don Eduardo mare Older Than Time, owned by Gooree Pastoral…

Cedarberg Out of Cup but Ready to Race into the Throne

Cedarberg Out of Cup but Ready to Race into the Throne

One of the ante post favourites to win this year’s Sydney Cup, the Pat Carey-trained Cedarberg may have had his Cup assignment cut but the four-year-old looks in the right form to win another Group 1 on Easter Saturday. Carey opted to bypass the 3200m Sydney Cup in favour of running his improving Helenus gelding…

Freedman Banking on Above Average Cup Run

Freedman Banking on Above Average Cup Run

Lee Freedman is confident the inside alley and recent good form could be the key to his imported Irish galloper Above Average taking out this year’s Sydney Cup at Randwick. High Chaparral five-year-old Above Average came up trumps with gate one in the 2011 Sydney Cup barrier draw giving them an advantage over their 15…

Williams’ Melbourne Cup Hopes on Display at Sydney

Williams’ Melbourne Cup Hopes on Display at Sydney

Renowned racehorse owner Lloyd Williams is already preparing for the 151st edition of the world’s richest handicap with a trio of his imported stayers to display their Melbourne Cup claims in this Saturday’s Sydney Cup showdown. Williams, well known for his colossal thoroughbred purchases to target Cup glory, has three livewire chances for the $500,000…

Spotter Bids to Keep Sydney Cup from Imported Invaders

Spotter Bids to Keep Sydney Cup from Imported Invaders

Local Randwick trainer Graeme Rogerson is keen to keep this year’s Sydney Cup trophy at home and out of the hands of the deluge of imported stayers as he lines up his Redoute’s Choice gelding Bid Spotter in Saturday’s showdown. With eight of the top nine Sydney Cup hopefuls this year being international imports, Rogerson…

Hawk Island Set to Swoop in Sydney Cup

Hawk Island Set to Swoop in Sydney Cup

Chris Waller’s in-form six-year-old Hawk Island looks set for success in this year’s Sydney Cup after the brave galloper secured another win for the season at Randwick last weekend. Hawk Wing gelding Hawk Island ($3.70F) relished the wet conditions at the Royal Randwick on Saturday carrying a hefty 61kg to score a tidy half length…

Once Were Wild to Win Sydney Cup Declares Gai

Once Were Wild to Win Sydney Cup Declares Gai

Gai Waterhouse is filled with confidence that her well-bred Johannesburg mare Once Were Wild ran the ideal Sydney Cup trial when winning the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) at Randwick last Saturday. Four-year-old Once Were Wild outclassed a strong field of fellow stayers in the Chairman’s Handicap in a return to form for last year’s…

Cedarberg Unlikely to Run in 2011 Sydney Cup Field

Cedarberg Unlikely to Run in 2011 Sydney Cup Field

Connections of one of the early favourites for the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), Cedarberg, have announced the last-start winner of The BMW is an unlikely runner in the testing two-mile feature at Randwick on Saturday April 23. Four-year-old Helenus gelding Cedarberg burst into Sydney Cup contention with an upset victory in the $2.25…

2011 Sydney Cup Weights, Ballot & Field Update

2011 Sydney Cup Weights, Ballot & Field Update

Weights for the 2011 Sydney Cup, running at the Royal Randwick on Saturday April 23, have been released with Gai Waterhouse’s Caulfield Cup winner Descarado allocated the 58kg topweight. Eighty-five horses are still heading towards a spot in the $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) final field, Descarado leading the list of hopefuls sitting…

Sydney Cup 2011 Betting Odds Lead by Descarado

Sydney Cup 2011 Betting Odds Lead by Descarado

Gai Waterhouse’s reigning Caulfield Cup champion Descarado has opened as the ante-post favourite to win the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Easter Saturday, April 23 after odds on the autumn feature were released this week. The 2011 Sydney Cup, one of only a handful of races including the prestigious Melbourne Cup…