NE Manion Cup

The NE Manion Cup is a Group 3 staying showdown held at Rosehill Gardens in March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: Big Duke
  • 2nd: Our Century
  • 3rd: Allergic

NE Manion Cup News

Big Duke Wins NE Manion Cup on Protest

Big Duke Wins NE Manion Cup on Protest

Big Duke has successfully won a protest to be crowned the 2017 NE Manion Cup winner at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon. The Macedon Lodge-saddled Our Century was first past the post in the NE Manion Cup, however stewards found that the horse had shifted our and into Big Duke’s racing line in the final straight…

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.

The NE Manion Cup 2017 ran on March 18, 2017. 

NE Manion Stakes
Date: March 18,
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 NE Manion Cup Results

Check out the official NE Manion Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – following the link to read more on the protest win by Big Duke who originally finished second past the post behind Our Century.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 6 54kg $4
2 4 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 0.1L 2 54kg $3.10F
3 1 ALLERGIC John O’Shea William Buick 12.6L 7 58kg $4.60
4 2 KINEMA (IRE) Chris Waller Ryan Moore 15.3L 1 56.5kg $7
5 6 SHALMANESER Jason Attard Tommy Berry 20.1L 3 54kg $21
6 5 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 21L 5 54kg $9.50
7 7 PARAGON John Sargent Regan Bayliss 33.3L 4 54kg $51

2017 NE Manion Cup Betting

The official NE Manion Cup 2017 odds on the autumn stayers in the mix for the Sydney Cup lead-up will be available below the week of the race.

2017 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 2017 NE Manion Cup field and barriers are set to be released on March 15, 2017 and will be published in full below.

A small seven horse NE Manion Cup 2017 Field has been announced with Godolphin’s Sky High Stakes third placegetter last time out Allergic carrying top weight, while the open betting markets are a battle between last start winners Our Century and Big Duke both on the 54kg minimum.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 15313×5543 ALLERGIC John O’Shea William Buick 7 58kg 101
2 1170x41x75 KINEMA (IRE) Chris Waller Ryan Moore 1 56.5kg 98
3 3x1x421121 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 6 54kg 93
4 x42x513x41 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 2 54kg 92
5 72380024×2 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 54kg 91
6 5883533246 SHALMANESER Jason Attard Tommy Berry 3 54kg 78
7 2115×95628 PARAGON John Sargent Regan Bayliss 4 54kg 68

2017 NE Manion Cup Nominations

The NE Manion Cup 2017 nominations close on Monday March 13, 2017 and will be announced below as soon as available.

See below for the full 2017 NE Manion Cup Nominations featuring the likes of Darren Weir’s last start Launceston Cup winner Big Duke and the John O’Shea-trained Allergic coming off a Sky High Stakes third from last weekend.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x808462x00 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1= 59kg 105
2 6x5340x548 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea 1= 59kg 105
3 15313×5543 ALLERGIC G 5 John O’Shea 3= 57kg 101
4 153x9210x7 ASSIGN (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 3= 57kg 101
5 1170x41x75 KINEMA (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 5 55.5kg 98
6 3x1x421121 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 6 53kg 93
7 x42x513x41 OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 7 53kg 92
8 72380024×2 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 53kg 91
9 124×431431 ONCIDIUM RULER G 5 Michael Kent 9 53kg 82
10 5883533246 SHALMANESER G 6 Jason Attard 10 53kg 78
11 110x740x06 LAST WISH (NZ) G 6 John P Thompson 11 53kg 77
12 2115×95628 PARAGON G 5 John Sargent 12 53kg 68
13 9x2239x668 SELF SENSE G 6 David Brideoake 13 53kg 88

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
2018
NE Manion Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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