NE Manion Cup

The NE Manion Cup is a Group 3 staying showdown run on Golden Slipper Day in March as a lead-up to the Sydney Cup over two miles.

2018 NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Master Of Arts
  • 2nd: #6 Alward
  • 3rd: #12 Peribsen



The NE Manion Cup is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day each March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Contested over 2400m the race is a quality handicap event for stayers offering $150,000 in prize money and serves as a good lead-up to the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) over the two miles at Randwick in April.

Golden Slipper Stakes Day is one of the biggest of the season and is host to five Group 1 races including the $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) for two-year-olds, as well as a number of Group 3 support acts.

A key lead-up to the NE Manion Cup each autumn is the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m) run in early March on Randwick Guineas Day.

Many gallopers in the NE Manion Cup field go on to run in the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ and possibly the Sydney Cup the following Saturday. Libran (2016) was the last horse to complete the NE Manion Cup – Chairman’s Handicap double before going on to run second in the Sydney Cup results that autumn behind Gallante who came off a third in the NE Manion Cup results.

The NE Manion Cup 2018 ran on Saturday March 24, 2018 and was won by the Darren Weir-trained Master Of Arts.

2018 NE Manion Stakes
Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Master Of Arts
  • 2nd: #6 Alward
  • 3rd: #12 Peribsen

See below for the full NE Manion Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the narrow win by the Darren Weir-trained Master Of Arts who beat home Chris Waller’s race favourite Alward on way to a likely two mile test in the Sydney Cup next month.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 6 55.5kg $8.50
2 6 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0.3L 9 54kg $5EF
3 12 PERIBSEN (IRE) John O’Shea Craig Williams 0.5L 10 54kg $10
4 3 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Blake Shinn 2.1L 8 57.5kg $8
5 5 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.2L 1 55kg $5EF
6 9 IMPERIAL AVIATOR (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jay Ford 3.4L 4 54kg $61
7 2 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 3.5L 2 57.5kg $7
8 8 ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) Michael Moroney Michael Walker 3.6L 3 54kg $16
9 7 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Jason Collett 3.8L 5 54kg $8
10 10 MULTITUDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.3L 12 54kg $21
11 14 EQUIPPED John Sargent Andrew Adkins 7.9L 11 54kg $61
12 11 THE GETAWAY Paul Perry Dwayne Dunn 8.9L 2 54kg $71
13 13 THE BANDIT (JPN) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 9.8L 7 54kg $71
1 FOUNDRY (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 0

2018 NE Manion Cup Betting

The official NE Manion Cup 2018 odds on the autumn stayers in the mix for the Sydney Cup lead-up will be available below the week of the race.

2018 NE Manion Cup Field

Each Sydney Autumn Racing season the NE Manion Cup field attracts a class line-up of Sydney Cup-bound stayers and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2018 NE Manion Cup field and barriers are set to be released on March 21, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The 2018 NE Manion Cup Final Field drew 14 stayers before the early scratching of the 58kg top weight Foundry (1). Lord Fandango is the new top weight with 57.5kg, but is also accepted for the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup (2400m) in Victoria on the same day. Favourite in NE Manion Cup betting post-final acceptances is Alward, Chris Waller’s consistent Rosehill specialist (4:2-0-1) coming off a lead-up second at Randwick.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x33x24103x FOUNDRY (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 1 58kg 103
2 5x2114x397 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 2 57.5kg 102
3 90×5611103 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Blake Shinn 10 57.5kg 102
4 4813×56672 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 55.5kg 98
5 11×3131146 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg 97
6 1141124×32 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 11 54kg 95
7 233323×672 ADMIRAL JELLO Kris Lees Jason Collett 7 54kg 93
8 05518×9030 ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) Michael Moroney Michael Walker 5 54kg 89
9 x9x2180580 IMPERIAL AVIATOR (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jay Ford 6 54kg 86
10 0x85202261 MULTITUDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 14 54kg 82
11 4129×48738 THE GETAWAY Paul Perry Dwayne Dunn 4 54kg 80
12 4x746x0151 PERIBSEN (IRE) John O’Shea Craig Williams 12 54kg 77
13 47560×7478 THE BANDIT (JPN) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 9 54kg 74
14 22×4321223 EQUIPPED John Sargent Andrew Adkins 13 54kg 64

2018 NE Manion Cup Nominations

The NE Manion Cup 2018 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Golden Slipper Day and will be announced below as soon as available.

The official 2018 NE Manion Cup Nominations attracted 23 stayers including the 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who will cart the 61kg top weight if accepted. Other standout entries include Lindsay Park’s upset Australian Cup winner Harlem who is also nominated for the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on the same day and the Darren Weir-trained grey Master Of Arts.

NE Manion Cup History

The NE Manion Cup, named in honour of the former Sydney Turf Club (STC) director N.E. Manion, was first run back in 1972 and won by Odyssey. Since then plenty of good stayers have won the Sydney showdown including Manner Hill (2002), Permit (2012 & 2015) and The Offer (2014).

The race ran as a Group 3 from 1979 – 2005, but was downgraded to Listed class during 2006 – 2013. It has been back to the Group 3 race list since 2014 and after starting out as a 2000m event has run over the current 2400m distance since 1979.

Recent NE Manion Cup Winners

See below for a full list of NE Manion Cup winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
NE Manion Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
NE Manion Cup
1st Master Of Arts 2 minutes 35.03 seconds
2nd Alward
3rd Peribsen
2017
NE Manion Cup
1st Big Duke (on protest) 2 minutes 37 seconds
2nd Our Century
3rd Allergic
2016
NE Manion Cup
1st Libran 2 minutes 30.4 seconds
2nd Cafe Society
3rd Gallante
2015
NE Manion Cup
1st Permit 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd Phrases
3rd Bagman
2014
NE Manion Cup
1st The Offer 2 minutes 34.8 seconds
2nd Opinion
3rd Tremec
2013
NE Manion Cup
1st Julienas 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Permit
3rd Dance With Her
2012
NE Manion Cup
1st Permit 2 minutes 28.0 seconds
2nd Precedence
3rd Older Than Time
2011
NE Manion Cup
1st Bid Spotter 2 minutes 27.8 seconds
2nd Above Average
3rd Stand To Gain
2010
NE Manion Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 32.52 seconds
2nd Inkster
3rd The Embassy
2009
NE Manion Cup
1st Enzedex Eagle 2 minutes 31.64 seconds
2nd Common Objective
3rd Kettledrum
2008
NE Manion Cup
1st The Chieftain 2 minutes 32.15 seconds
2nd No Wine No Song
3rd Yong Centaur
2007
NE Manion Cup
1st The Chieftain 2 minutes 30.59 seconds
2nd Magic Instinct
3rd Prince Arthur
2006
NE Manion Cup
1st Fooram 2 minutes 28.81 seconds
2nd Above Deck
3rd Lancaster Park
2005
NE Manion Cup
1st Mahtoum 2 minutes 26.29 seconds
2nd Champion System
3rd Mooring’s Melody
2004
NE Manion Cup
1st Saturday Fever 2 minutes 31.99 seconds
2nd Majestically
3rd Restless
2003
NE Manion Cup
1st Grand City 2 minutes 29.85 seconds
2nd Bedouin
3rd Beau
2002
NE Manion Cup
1st Manner Hill 2 minutes 29.10 seconds
2nd Plea
3rd Rapida
2001
NE Manion Cup
1st Tiger’s Eye 2 minutes 31.75 seconds
2nd Prophet’s Kiss
3rd Pasta Express
2000
NE Manion Cup
1st Pravda 2 minutes 31.75 seconds
2nd Ultra Smug
3rd Steel Phoenix

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