Australian Cup

The Australian Cup is the weight-for-age Group 1 feature held at Flemington Racecourse on 'Super Saturday' in March each autumn.

2020 Australian Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Fifty Stars
  • 2nd: #6 Regal Power
  • 3rd: #1 Vow And Declare




The Australian Cup is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held in early to mid March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The $1.5 million Australian Cup is one of many races held on Flemington’s Super Saturday, including also the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) for the sprinters.

The race is a 2000m event ideal for strong staying horses. The most successful recent lead-up race to the Australian Cup is the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m), a double last completed by Fiorente (2014).

The 2020 Australian Cup ran on Saturday March 8, 2020 and was won by Fifty Stars on the quick back-up out of the Blamey Stakes from the Saturday before. 

Australian Cup 2020
Date: Saturday March 8, 2020
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000

2020 Australian Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Fifty Stars
  • 2nd: #6 Regal Power
  • 3rd: #1 Vow And Declare

Lindsay Park head trainer David Hayes pulled off a great feat backing-up the stable’s Group 2 Blamey Stakes winner from the previous Saturday, Fifty Stars, to win the Australian Cup in 2020 for the 10th time. Fifty Stars is into the $5 million The All-Star Mile should they opt to race him on three successive weekends.

Click here to read more on the exciting Australian Cup 2020 results led by Fifty Stars, Regal Power and returning Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 7 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig John Allen 13 59kg $7
2 6 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0.5L 12 59kg $6
3 1 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 1.25L 10 59kg $14
4 4 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 3.5L 2 59kg $19
5 2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 4.25L 9 59kg $3.20F
6 8 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 5L 6 59kg $13
7 9 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 6L 14 59kg $21
8 14 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Damian Lane 6.5L 7 57kg $16
9 3 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida Dean Yendall 6.6L 8 59kg $101
10 5 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 6.8L 1 59kg $8
11 10 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brad Rawiller 7.55L 11 59kg $41
12 13 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 14.55L 4 58.5kg $26
13 12 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 15.55L 5 58.5kg $41
14 11 VENICE BEACH (IRE) Danny O’Brien Fred W Kersley (a) 15.75L 3 59kg $151

2020 Australian Cup Betting Odds

The current Australian Cup 2020 odds and market links will be provided below as soon as betting on the Group 1 ‘Super Saturday’ feature is open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Australian Cup Field

The Australian Cup field attracts a line-up of the season’s best weight-for-age stayers, many of which ran in the previous season’s spring features like the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup, and is released the Tuesday before ‘Super Saturday’.

The 2020 Australian Cup field and barriers will be published below on Tuesday March 4, 2020 as soon as released by Racing Victoria.

The Australian Cup 2020 final field features 14 gallopers including returning Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare, dual defending champion Harlem chasing an historic third win in the event, last weekend’s Blame Stakes winner Fifty Stars and the well-supported Avilius.

Click here to read more on the Avilius-led 2020 Australian Cup field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 36621x421x VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 10 59kg 113
2 1x42147x54 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Dwayne Dunn 9 59kg 116
3 0x10x870x7 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida Dean Yendall 8 59kg 103
4 x006380x45 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 2 59kg 108
5 Px58166x32 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 1 59kg 110
6 211x2161x4 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 12 59kg 110
7 6768256×41 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig John Allen 13 59kg 107
8 1322x30x03 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 6 59kg 110
9 326441301x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 14 59kg 110
10 16621816×7 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brad Rawiller 11 59kg 103
11 0328x277x6 VENICE BEACH (IRE) Danny O’Brien Fred W Kersley (a) 3 59kg 98
12 4083x100x8 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5 58.5kg 110
13 x2122240x9 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 4 58.5kg 109
14 x278822x11 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Damian Lane 7 57kg 98

2020 Australian Cup First Acceptances

The 2020 Australian Cup first acceptances are taken in late February two weeks out from the Group 1 weight-for-age feature and will be released below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

Just 29 horses remain in the mix following the Australian Cup 2020 first acceptances. Among the standout first acceptors are Melbourne Cup winner Vow and Declare, his VRC Oaks winning stablemate Miami Bound, dual defending Australian Cup champ Harlem out to make history with a hat-trick of wins, the Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth and early favourite Kings Will Dream for trainer Chris Waller.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 36621x421x VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien 1 59kg
2 11x42147x5 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 2 59kg
3 80x10x870x SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) H 9 Mitsuru Hashida 3 59kg
4 9x006380x4 HARLEM (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 59kg
5 6720x211x2 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 6 Matthew Smith 5 59kg
6 2172x1260x HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Anthony Freedman 6 59kg
7 113x1651x1 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 7 54.5kg
8 1x7235160x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 8 59kg
9 6Px58166x3 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 9 59kg
10 1211x2161x REGAL POWER G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 10 59kg
11 14083x100x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 58.5kg
12 x6768256x4 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 59kg
13 0x125040x8 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 59kg
14 3x113411x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 14 52.5kg
15 214x3115x SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 15 54.5kg
16 x1170x540x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 16 59kg
17 x1322x30x0 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 17 59kg
18 326441301x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 59kg
19 16621816×7 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 19 59kg
20 00x59260x0 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 20 59kg
21 7x278822x1 MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg 21 57kg
22 99440490×5 STARS OF CARRUM G 4 Michael Kent 22 59kg
23 1x2122240x CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 23 58.5kg
24 4x13141x0x DANCETERIA (FR) G 5 Kris Lees 24 59kg
25 4424×52142 ODEON (NZ) G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 25 59kg
26 x322x2311x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 26 59kg
27 430×225012 MUSHAIREB (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 27 59kg
28 0328x277x6 VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 6 Danny O’Brien 28 59kg
29 41x33240x7 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) G 5 Jim Conlan 29 59kg

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2020 Australian Cup Nominations

The 2020 Australian Cup nominations close in late January over a month out from ‘Super Saturday’ at Flemington Racecourse and will be provided below as soon as released, followed by Australian Cup first acceptances in late February.

The Australian Cup 2020 nominations attracted 67 hopefuls including dual defending champion Harlem, Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare and early favourite Avilius for Godolphin.

Click here to read more on the Avilius-led 2020 Australian Cup entries.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 71115x ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 512×72 ANTAGONISER C 3 Mark Kavanagh
3 306x75720x ARISTIA M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
4 45x143276x ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees
5 511x42147x AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings
6 x41x33240x BEAU BALMAIN (GER) G 5 Jim Conlan
7 69x37112x BLANDFORD LAD (NZ) G 4 Peter Gelagotis
8 14083x100x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 6x3206620x CLIFF’S EDGE H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 x14236421x CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
11 1x2122240x CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
12 4x13141x0x DANCETERIA (FR) G 5 Kris Lees
13 5237x5955x DANZDANZDANCE M 5 Chris Waller
14 1x114x870x DEBT AGENT (NZ) G 7 Jim Conlan
15 212182115x DR DRILL (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
16 55521850×6 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 8 James Cummings
17 x6720x211x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 6 Matthew Smith
18 0x6768256x FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 16x042874x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander
20 009x02514x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 4 Mark Newnham
21 4x1333x GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman
22 19x006380x HARLEM (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
23 113x HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
24 2172x1260x HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Anthony Freedman
25 x16621816x HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
26 771471108x INVERLOCH (IRE) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
27 14x000x846 JACK REGAN (GB) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
28 36Px58166x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
29 112x4501x KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
30 1x50211x8x LEVENDI H 5 Peter Gelagotis
31 0x3246077x MASK OF TIME (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 x322x2311x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
33 3x113411x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
34 0x1322x30x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
35 47x278822x MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg
36 71x3x156x MUGATOO (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees
37 430x22501x MUSHAIREB (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman
38 1x7235160x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees
39 0x8070903x NEUFBOSC (FR) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
40 000x59260x NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
41 54424×5214 ODEON (NZ) G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
42 4x3512113x OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees
43 138x11230x PLATOON G 4 Neville Parnham
44 x44x23960x RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees
45 x1170x540x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
46 1211x2161x REGAL POWER G 4 Grant & Alana Williams
47 123x RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller
48 31x2206x83 RISING RED (NZ) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
49 2211x SAVVY LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
50 214x3115x SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham
51 611x111x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller
52 425×685113 SKELM G 5 Terry Kelly
53 50x125040x SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 048x07005x SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney
55 326441301x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
56 899440490x STARS OF CARRUM G 4 Michael Kent
57 113x1651x SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman
58 01141x THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
59 7313027x VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little
60 903x71502x VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 8 Michael Moroney
61 10328x277x VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 6 Danny O’Brien
62 2111x9410x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
63 36621x421x VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien
64 74x34121x WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman
65 1x1850x23x YOGI (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
66 59x878730x YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller
67 23111x7L0x YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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Australian Cup History

First won by Barwon in 1861, the Australian Cup was originally a 3600m test of endurance until 1943 when the distance was decreased to 3500m. Twenty years later the distance was further decreased to 3200m, however the following year in 1964 the race became a 2000m event.

The fastest finishing time for the Australian Cup is held by the legendary Makybe Diva. In 2005, the mare finished the race in 1 minute 58.7 seconds. In 2007 the Australian Cup changed locations by being temporarily raced at Caulfield Racecourse.

In 2020 the Lindsay Park training operation celebrated their 10th Australian Cup success with Fifty Stars.

Recent Australian Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Australian Cup
1st Fifty Stars 2 minutes 02.18 seconds
2nd Regal Power
3rd Vow And Declare
2019
Australian Cup
1st Harlem 2 minutes 01.50 seconds
2nd Shillelagh
3rd Trap For Fools
2018
Australian Cup
1st Harlem 2 minutes 0.46 seconds
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Ventura Storm
2017
Australian Cup
1st Humidor 2 minutes 1.07 seconds
2nd Jameka
3rd Exospheric
2016
Australian Cup
1st Preferment 2 minutes 3.9 seconds
2nd Awesome Rock
3rd Rising Romance
2015
Australian Cup
1st Spillway 2 minutes 00.09 seconds
2nd Extra Zero
3rd Happy Trails
2014
Australian Cup
1st Fiorente 2 minutes 03.64 seconds
2nd Green Moon
3rd Foreteller
2013
Australian Cup
1st Super Cool 2 minutes 0.93 seconds
2nd Fiveandahalfstar
3rd Tanby
2012
Australian Cup
1st Manighar 2 minutes 01.2 seconds
2nd Southern Speed
3rd Americain
2011
Australian Cup
1st Shocking 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Linton
3rd Playing God
2010
Australian Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 3.69 seconds
2nd Sirmione
3rd Moatize
2009
Australian Cup
1st Niconero 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Theseo
3rd Zagreb
2008
Australian Cup
1st Sirmione 2 minutes 0.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Casino Prince
2007
Australian Cup
1st Pompeii Ruler 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Tawqeet
2006
Australian Cup
1st Roman Arch 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Candy Vale
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2005
Australian Cup
1st Makybe Diva 1 minute 58.7 seconds
2nd Winning Belle
3rd Lad Of The Manor
2004
Australian Cup
1st Lonhro 2 minutes 1.6 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Elvstroem
2003
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 2 minutes 1.4 seconds
2nd Natural Blitz
3rd Don Eduardo
2002
Australian Cup
1st Old Comrade 1 minute 59.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Rain Gauge
2001
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Hit The Roof
3rd Kaapstad Way
2000
Australian Cup
1st Intergaze 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Streak

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