Scone Cup

One of the most popular country racing events in NSW, the Scone Cup runs on a Friday mid-May as the highlight of the Scone Cup Carnival each autumn.

2018 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #8 Sedanzer
  • 2nd: #1 Duca Valentinois
  • 3rd: #2 Kingsguard



The Scone Cup is one of the biggest events in NSW country racing. Anticipated by thousands of local racing fans, the black-type mile showdown takes place on a Friday in mid-May as the feature of the Scone Cup Carnival.

Contested over 1600m, the Listed feature offers $200,000 in prize money and is run under quality handicap conditions. The key lead-up into the Scone Cup field is the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) run over the same distance a fortnight earlier. The Hawkesbury Cup – Scone Cup double is popular one with the punters each autumn and the best out of the latter may continue onto Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Scone Cup Day is followed by Dark Jewel Classic Day on the Saturday, which is headlined by a class field of fillies & mares facing off in the Group 3 $200,000 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m).

The 2018 Scone Cup ran on Friday May 11, 2018 and saw the favourite mare Sedanzer score a gutsy win for the punters.

Scone Cup 2018
Date: Friday May 11, 2018
Track: Scone Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open – Qlty
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1947

2018 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #8 Sedanzer
  • 2nd: #1 Duca Valentinois
  • 3rd: #2 Kingsguard

See below for the official Scone Cup 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the gutsy win by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained favourite Sedanzer who travelled three wide throughout before giving a brilliant kick to hold off the defending champion Duca Valentinois (2nd) and the Hawkesbury Cup champ Kingsguard (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 8 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 53.5kg $4.60F
2 1 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Blake Shinn 0.43L 6 59kg $9.50
3 2 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 2.42L 11 57kg $7
4 4 NEW TIPPERARY Joseph Pride Jason Collett 2.82L 8 55kg $4.80
5 3 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2.87L 10 56kg $11
6 11 PELETHRONIUS David Pfieffer Corey Brown 3.28L 1 53kg $18
7 5 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Josh Adams 4.19L 7 54.5kg $11
8 13 KARAVALI (NZ) Kris Lees Ms Rachel King (a) 4.33L 2 53kg $26
9 9 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Kathy O’Hara 4.76L 3 53kg $41
10 16 BEZEL David J Smith Jeff Penza 4.92L 12 53kg $31
11 6 GREEN SWEET (USA) Danny Williams Greg Ryan 5.05L 13 54.5kg $61
12 10 GET ON THE GRANGE Allan Kehoe Andrew Gibbons 5.28L 4 53kg $81
13 7 MORE ENERGY Jason Coyle Ms Winona Costin 5.66L 16 54kg $101
14 12 ROYAL TUDOR Rodney Ollerton Grant Buckley 5.74L 14 53kg $16
15 15 MOST EXALTED Mack Griffith Andrew Adkins 8.01L 15 53kg $81
16 14 PLAISIR David Atkins Robert Thompson 8.38L 9 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $9.50
17e AFTER ALL THAT Rodney Northam 0

2018 Scone Cup Odds

The season’s best Scone Cup 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available the week of the race.

2018 Scone Cup Field

The Scone Cup field attracts a class line-up of milers, many coming off a lead-up run two weeks earlier in the Hawkesbury Cup. The capacity of the Scone Cup final field is 16 starters, with four emergencies also allowed when acceptances are taken the Wednesday of race week.

The official 2018 Scone Cup Final Field drew a capacity line-up of 16 starters plus an emergency with the line-up and Scone Cup weights led by last year’s champ, the Godolphin-raced Duca Valentinois who carries 59kg from barrier six – up from just 53kg in 2017.

Read more on the Scone Cup 2018 Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2x631x5774 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Blake Shinn 6 59kg 102
2 128×653751 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 12 57kg 98
3 41659×3260 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 10 56kg 96
4 45x65525x5 NEW TIPPERARY Joseph Pride Jason Collett 8 55kg 94
5 1184216×50 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Josh Adams 7 54.5kg 97
6 4x218x546x GREEN SWEET (USA) Danny Williams Greg Ryan 14 54.5kg 93
7 5×04936198 MORE ENERGY Jason Coyle Ms Winona Costin 17 54kg 92
8 50x11122x9 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 53.5kg 95
9 x1212686x0 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 53kg 90
10 4×43234367 GET ON THE GRANGE Allan Kehoe Andrew Gibbons 4 53kg 89
11 66×7445533 PELETHRONIUS David Pfieffer Corey Brown 1 53kg 87
12 56088×4356 ROYAL TUDOR Rodney Ollerton Grant Buckley 15 53kg 87
13 73314×2183 KARAVALI (NZ) Kris Lees Ms Rachel King (a) 2 53kg 86
14 7108×41237 PLAISIR David Atkins Robert Thompson 9 53kg 79
15 56x11x7598 MOST EXALTED Mack Griffith Andrew Adkins 16 53kg 78
16 0x080x7614 BEZEL David J Smith Jeff Penza 13 53kg 75
17e 5x81642x22 AFTER ALL THAT Rodney Northam 11 53kg 74

2018 Scone Cup Nominations

The Scone Cup nominations close the Monday race week and feature a strong line-up of autumn milers that may be eyeing a Brisbane run later in the season including stepping up in distance for the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

The 2018 Scone Cup Nominations attracted a bumper 21 end-of-autumn milers including the defending Godolphin-raced champion Duca Valentinois who will carry the 59kg top weight chasing a second straight win in the handicap clash. Trainer James Cummings and last year’s winning stable have also nominated for Spectroscope, while Team Hawkes are represented in the early entries by impressive Hawkesbury Cup winner Kingsguard.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2x631x5774 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 6 James Cummings 1 59kg 102
2 6x7354x493 SPECTROSCOPE (USA) G 5 James Cummings 2= 57.5kg 99
3 79x0981x57 NANCY M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 2= 55.5kg 99
4 128×653751 KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4 57kg 98
5 1184216×50 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker 5 54.5kg 97
6 41659×3260 COOL CHAP G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 56kg 96
7 50x11122x9 SEDANZER M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 53.5kg 95
8 45x65525x5 NEW TIPPERARY G 5 Joseph Pride 8 55kg 94
9 4x218x546x GREEN SWEET (USA) G 6 Danny Williams 9 54.5kg 93
10 4082525×08 ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Kris Lees 10= 54kg 92
11 5×04936198 MORE ENERGY G 7 Jason Coyle 10= 54kg 92
12 x1212686x0 BLACK ON GOLD G 4 Chris Waller 12 53kg 90
13 4×43234367 GET ON THE GRANGE G 8 Allan Kehoe 13 53kg 89
14 66×7445533 PELETHRONIUS G 5 David Pfieffer 14= 53kg 87
15 56088×4356 ROYAL TUDOR G 5 Rodney Ollerton 14= 53kg 87
16 73314×2183 KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 16 53kg 86
17 x41424x950 INVINCIBLE KNIGHT G 5 John P Thompson 17 53kg 84
18 7108×41237 PLAISIR G 4 David Atkins 18 53kg 79
19 56x11x7598 MOST EXALTED G 5 Mack Griffith 19 53kg 78
20 0x080x7614 BEZEL G 4 David J Smith 20 53kg 75
21 5x81642x22 AFTER ALL THAT G 6 Rodney Northam 21 53kg 74

Scone Cup History

Inaugurated in 1947, the Scone Cup has been run by the Scone Race Club (formed in 1944) since its inception. Now run at the new racecourse (constructed in 1994), every year the Scone Cup attracts a top class line-up of autumn milers.

Scone Cup winners since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Scone Cup Winners

Year Winner
2018 Sedanzer
2017 Duca Valentinois
2016 Pajaro
2015 Tales Of Grimm
2014 Cameo
2013 Speediness
2012 Raspberries
2011 Dysphonia
2010 Keepin’ The Dream
2009 Obvious Choice
2008 Newton’s Rings
2007 Spy Ziam
2006 Fighting Fund
2005 Impaler
2004 Jeremiad
2003 Full On Magic
2002 Huge Demand
2001 Brave Prince
2000 Brave Prince

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