The 2016 Summer Cup is a Group 3 handicap event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse each year on Boxing Day, December 26.
Held over 2000m under handicap conditions, the Summer Cup is open to all horses aged three years and older. With $150,000 prize money on offer, the Summer Cup is a decent target for horses who are at the end of their spring campaign.
It stands as one of the only group events held in Sydney during the summer, and is the standalone black-type event on the day. Elsewhere in the country, Morphettville and Sandown also host Boxing Day races.
The Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) is a reasonably popular lead up race to the Summer Cup. Following the Summer Cup, most horses head to the paddock. Some might choose to head over to Western Australia for the last of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival races including the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) run on either New Year’s Eve or in the first week of January.
The 2016 Summer Cup ran on Saturday December 26th, 2016.
|Summer Cup 2016|
|Date:||December 26th, 2016|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
2016 Summer Cup Results
See below for the full Summer Cup Results 2016 – and for a full rundown on the win by Red Excitement follow the link!
|1||2||RED EXCITEMENT||Gerald Ryan||Adam Hyeronimus||–||5||57kg||$6.50|
|2||7||FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ)||David Payne||Ms Deanne Panya (a)||3L||1||54kg||$18|
|3||8||SHALMANESER||Jason Attard||Jay Ford||4L||3||54kg||$31|
|4||3||MALICE||John O’Shea||James Doyle||4.1L||2||56.5kg||$3.30F|
|5||5||CENTRE PIVOT||Peter Robl||Blake Shinn||4.4L||8||55kg||$3.60|
|6||4||DESTINY’S KISS||Joseph Pride||Christian Reith||4.5L||7||56kg||$11|
|7||6||BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4.7L||4||54.5kg||$10|
|8||1||AMOVATIO||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||5.6L||6||58kg||$6|
Summer Cup Betting Odds
The latest Summer Cup odds on the Group 3 Boxing Day race at Royal Randwick will be found below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Summer Cup Tips at the best racing odds!
2016 Summer Cup Field
The Summer Cup field usually attracts some fairly decent talent. Because it is one of the last opportunities for decent horses to contest a black-type event in Sydney, the Summer Cup field usually gets a few quality horses looking for a last run before their spell.
The 2016 Summer Cup field will be published below on Thursday December 22, 2016.
See below for the official 2016 Summer Cup Field & Barriers – following the link for a detailed race preview to help with your Boxing Day betting!
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||12832×6446||AMOVATIO||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||6||58kg||105|
|2||05052×6133||RED EXCITEMENT||Gerald Ryan||Adam Hyeronimus||5||57kg||103|
|3||533434×351||MALICE||John O’Shea||James Doyle||2||56.5kg||102|
|4||5737×38741||DESTINY’S KISS||Joseph Pride||Christian Reith (late alt)||7||56kg||101|
|5||013863×094||CENTRE PIVOT||Peter Robl||Blake Shinn||8||55kg||99|
|6||54865×7826||BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4||54.5kg||98|
|7||x981137x90||FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ)||David Payne||Ms Deanne Panya (a)||1||54kg||93|
|8||451×758835||SHALMANESER||Jason Attard||Jay Ford||3||54kg||68|
2016 Summer Cup Nominations
The Summer Cup nominations are usually released around a week before the race itself. Because of it’s spot in the calendar, the Summer Cup nominations tend to include a few decent talents. It’s not unusual to see a Group 2 or even Group 1 level stayer enter the Summer Cup nominations.
The 2016 Summer Cup nominations will be provided here as soon as released by Racing NSW.
See below for the official 2016 Summer Cup Nominations – following the link for more information on the horses heading towards the handicap staying showdown this Boxing Day.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||54865×7826||BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller||98|
|3||013863×094||CENTRE PIVOT||G||6||Peter Robl||99|
|4||5737×38741||DESTINY’S KISS||G||8||Joseph Pride||101|
|5||x981137x90||FOREIGN PRINCE (NZ)||G||6||David Payne||93|
|6||3532748×59||LOOPHOLE (NZ)||G||7||Chris Waller||–|
|8||05052×6133||RED EXCITEMENT||G||7||Gerald Ryan||103|
|10||6033×85021||STRATUM STAR||H||5||Darren Weir||–|
Summer Cup History
The Summer Cup was inaugurated in 1890, with Stockwell taking home the first Summer Cup trophy. Throughout the years, the Summer Cup has been variously held at Warwick Farm, Rosehill Gardens and its current home, Royal Randwick.
The distance of the Summer Cup has varied too, with it running over 2400m at Rosehill in 2011, as opposed to its current 2000m.
Quite a few decent horses have gone through the Summer Cup. Notable Summer Cup winners include Tornado (1897), Braille (1920), Nord (1933), Kamikaze (1961), Big Butch (1972), Ming Dynasty (1976), Super Impost (1988), Catalan Prince (1995), Aqua D’Amore (2005) and I’m Imposing (2013). Summer Cup results, place getters and winning times are provided below.
Summer Cup Results
|1st||Red Excitement||2 minutes 3.81 seconds|
|1st||Mighty Lucky||2 minutes 3.7 seconds|
|1st||I’m Imposing||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|1st||I’m Imposing||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|1st||Le Roi||2 minutes 35.1 seconds|
|1st||Yulalona||2 minutes 30.1 seconds|
|1st||Spechenka||2 minutes 26.3 seconds|
|3rd||Let Them Have It|
|1st||Solid Billing||2 minutes 30.6 seconds|
|1st||Ready To Lift||2 minutes 31.8 seconds|
|1st||Race Not Held||–|
|1st||Jamberoo||2 minutes 32.9 seconds|
|3rd||Taken At The Flood|
|1st||Aqua D’Amore||2 minutes 28.1 seconds|
|3rd||Beat The Tide|
|1st||This Manshood||2 minutes 27.8 seconds|
|3rd||New York Style|
|1st||Stadium||2 minutes 30.1 seconds|
|1st||Stoway||2 minutes 33.2 seconds|
|1st||Majestically||2 minutes 29.3 seconds|
|3rd||Power Of Pegasus|
|1st||Lanolin||2 minutes 27.4 seconds|