Liverpool City Cup

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

2020 Liverpool City Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Quackerjack
  • 2nd: #10 Vegadaze
  • 3rd: #5 Rock



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 $160,000 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, the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and possibly even the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick in April during The Championships.

The 2019 Liverpool City Cup winner Dreamforce went on to run third in the George Ryder and second in the Doncaster Mile results later that autumn.

The Liverpool City Cup 2020 ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday February 29, 2020 and was won in a tight battle to the line by returning Villiers Stakes winner Quackerjack. 

2020 Liverpool City Cup
Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Liverpool City Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Quackerjack
  • 2nd: #10 Vegadaze
  • 3rd: #5 Rock

Mark Newnham’s returning Group 2 Villiers Stakes winner Quackerjack returned to winning form fresh adding to his excellent track record at Randwick with a narrow victory diving right on the line to defeat Vegadaze in a thrilling Liverpool City Cup 2020 result.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Doncaster Mile-bound Liverpool City Cup winner Quackerjack.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 QUACKERJACK Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 2 56.5kg $5
2 10 VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 0.1L 6 53kg $4.60
3 5 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2.4L 3 55.5kg $7
4 9 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2.5L 8 53kg $11
5 2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Glen Boss 2.7L 1 58kg $6
6 8 LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 2.8L 4 54kg $31
7 1 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.8L 5 58.5kg $31
8 3 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 4L 7 57.5kg $3.80F
9 6 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.2L 9 54.5kg $26
7 HAUNTED James Cummings Jason Collett 0

2020 Liverpool City Cup Odds

The latest Liverpool City Cup 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2020 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 2020 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 2020 final field is down to nine Doncaster Mile hopefuls following the early scratching of the Godolphin-raced Haunted (10). Leading the updated markets are the fellow James Cummings-trained Cascadian drawn the rails second-up off a first-up second in the Southern Cross Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x00x79851x YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 106
2 28x54713x2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Glen Boss 1 58kg 105
3 52x112x20x IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 57.5kg 104
4 3216x3121x QUACKERJACK Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 2 56.5kg 102
5 128x11150x ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3 55.5kg 100
6 x432x7350x EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg 102
7 139832316x HAUNTED James Cummings Jason Collett 10 54.5kg 98
8 4805x5409x LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 4 54kg 97
9 1156013x0x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 53kg 95
10 11125x5x61 VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 6 53kg 94

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), It’s Somewhat (2015) and Dreamforce (2019).

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
2020
Liverpool City Cup
1st Quackerjack 1 minute 15.35 seconds
2nd Vegadaze
3rd Rock
2019
Liverpool City Cup
1st Dreamforce 1 minute 15.07 seconds
2nd Snippets Land
3rd Salsonic
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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