Liverpool City Cup

The annual Group 3 Liverpool City Cup 2018 runs at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in the autumn as a possible Doncaster Mile lead-up.

2018 Liverpool City Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Crack Me Up
  • 2nd: #3 Care To Think
  • 3rd: #9 Burning Passion



The Liverpool City Cup is a Group 3 race run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run over a middle-sprint distance of 1300m the event is an open quality handicap for horses aged three-years-old and above. The Liverpool City Cup offers $150,000 in total prize money and is one of six Group status races held on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

The meeting’s headline event is the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) followed by the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m). Other key races on the card include the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m), Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) and the Liverpool City Cup.

The Liverpool City Cup is often one of the first autumn features contested by horses in the field and good follow-up races include the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill in March and possibly even the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick in April during The Championships.

The Liverpool City Cup 2018 ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday March 3, 2018 and was won in an upset by Crack Me Up.

2018 Liverpool City Cup
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Liverpool City Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Crack Me Up
  • 2nd: #3 Care To Think
  • 3rd: #9 Burning Passion

Check out the official Liverpool City Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the upset win by the now Bjorn Baker-trained Crack Me Up – formerly with Liam Birchley in Brisbane – who heads towards the Doncaster Mile field after defeating the favourite Care To Think.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 59kg $17
2 3 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 0.5L 11 58.5kg $2.50F
3 9 BURNING PASSION Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 0.7L 1 57kg $14
4 6 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1L 6 57.5kg $11
5 10 OXFORD POET Kim Waugh Jay Ford 3L 10 55kg $41
6 7 INTERLOCUTER (USA) James Cummings Tye Angland 3.2L 8 57.5kg $8.50
7 5 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3.6L 7 58kg $51
8 11 ARTLEE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 3.7L 4 54.5kg $9.50
9 12 BURRADOO Mick Miladinovic Ms Jess Taylor 4.2L 12 53kg $101
10 4 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4.5L 9 58kg $13
11 8 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.7L 5 57kg $6
12 1 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 5.6L 3 59kg $31
13 MISHANI HONCHO Shane Edmonds 0

2018 Liverpool City Cup Odds

The latest Liverpool City Cup 2018 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Liverpool City Cup Field

The Liverpool City Cup field attracts a strong line-up of middle-distance autumn gallopers that could be eyeing a run in the upcoming Doncaster Mile Handicap.

The official 2018 Liverpool City Cup field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below in full.

The Liverpool City Cup 2018 Final Field attracted 13 hopefuls before the early scratching of Mishani Honcho. Hot favourite in Liverpool City Cup betting this year is Care To Think draw out wide, the ultra-consistent So You Think four-year-old chasing his seventh win on the trot and first since January’s Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x7101Dx023 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 3 59kg 104
2 0211×21419 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 59kg 104
3 262211×111 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 12 58.5kg 103
4 0x0x65359x MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 58kg 102
5 495x84730x MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 58kg 102
6 11111x270x EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 57.5kg 105
7 211x21113x INTERLOCUTER (USA) James Cummings Tye Angland 9 57.5kg 101
8 2712111×42 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 57kg 100
9 1x5115330x BURNING PASSION Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 1 57kg 100
10 019184×354 OXFORD POET Kim Waugh Jay Ford 11 55kg 96
11 39x93730x8 ARTLEE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 54.5kg 95
12 x6250x5195 BURRADOO Mick Miladinovic Ms Jess Taylor (late alt) 13 53kg 79
13 660×643149 MISHANI HONCHO Shane Edmonds 7 53kg 69

Liverpool City Cup History

The Liverpool City Cup has been run since 1970 and the maiden winner of the race was Blue Plume. Since then a host of smart gallopers have won the event including Lord Nelson (1973), Boasting (1989-1990), Danleigh (2008), Terravista (2014) and It’s Somewhat (2015).

The event started as a 2400m race holding Principal status. From 1979 it has been run as a Group 3 race and there have been a number of distance changes over the years. It has been contested over its current 1300m distance since 2008. The race has taken place at a number of Sydney’s racecourses including Warwick Farm and has gone by other names including the Liverpool Handicap and Warwick Farm Autumn Cup.

Recent Liverpool City Cup Winners

Check out the table of Liverpool City Cup results & winners going back to 2000 below.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Liverpool City Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Liverpool City Cup
1st Crack Me Up 1 minute 16.52 seconds
2nd Care To Think
3rd Burning Passion
2017
Liverpool City Cup
1st McCreery 1 minute 19.28 seconds
2nd Arod
3rd Testashadow
2016
Liverpool City Cup
1st Charlie Boy 1 minute 15.0 seconds
2nd Rock Sturdy
3rd Good Project
2015
Liverpool City Cup
1st It’s Somewhat 1 minute 15.9 seconds
2nd Rudy
3rd Gypsy Diamond
2014
Liverpool City Cup
1st Terravista 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd El Roca
3rd Ninth Legion
2013
Liverpool City Cup
1st Skyerush 1 minute 16.4 seconds
2nd Riva De Lago
3rd Bagman
2012
Liverpool City Cup
1st Ofcourseican 1 minute 17.9 seconds
2nd Somepin Anypin
3rd Fast Clip
2011
Liverpool City Cup
1st Triple Elegance 1 minute 15.9 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd Pureness
2010
Liverpool City Cup
1st Dreamscape 1 minute 17.2 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Mr Baritone
2009
Liverpool City Cup
1st Judged 1 minute 15.5 seconds
2nd El Cambio
3rd Faulconbridge
2008
Liverpool City Cup
1st Danleigh 1 minute 16.5 seconds
2nd Friday Creek
3rd Bobadah
2007
Liverpool City Cup
1st The Free Stater 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Regal Cheer
3rd Century Serb
2006
Liverpool City Cup
1st Utzon 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd All Bar One
3rd Patezza
2005
Liverpool City Cup
1st Sam Sung A Song 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Falkirk
3rd Patezza
2004
Liverpool City Cup
1st Carael Boy 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Patezza
3rd Amex
2003
Liverpool City Cup
1st Planchet 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Snowland
3rd Moon Dragon
2002
Liverpool City Cup
1st Bomber Bill 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Defier
3rd Maitland Gold
2001
Liverpool City Cup
1st Continuum 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Phoenix Park
3rd Nanny Maroon
2000
Liverpool City Cup
1st Catatonic 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Mr. Bureaucrat
3rd King of Acapulco

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