TS Carlyon Cup

The TS Carlyon Cup runs at Caulfield Racecourse in February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival on CF Orr Stakes Day.

2020 TS Carlyon Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 Miss Siska
  • 2nd: #2 Odeon
  • 3rd: #5 Guizot



The TS Carlyon Cup is a Group 3 status race for milers run at Caulfield Racecourse on C.F. Orr Stakes Day in February.

CF Orr Stakes Day is the first Group 1 race meeting of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and is headlined by the CF Orr Stakes (1400m). A number of Group 2 and 3 status races also take place on the card including the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m), Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m), the two Blue Diamond Prelude races and the TS Carlyon Cup.

Contested over 1600m the Carlyon Cup is an open set weights plus penalties event offering $160,000 in total prize money. Horses may come into the Carlyon Cup field via an earlier summer – autumn lead-up or contest the event first-up.

Possible later targets for TS Carlyon Cup graduates include the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) back at the track a fortnight later before the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in early March. Avilius (2019) was the last horse to complete the TS Carlyon Cup – Peter Young Stakes double. He also franked the form later in the autumn taking out Sydney’s Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) – Tancred Stakes (2400m) double at Rosehill. The last Carlyon Cup – Australian Cup double winner meanwhile was Manighar (2012).

The TS Carlyon Cup 2020 ran on Saturday February 8, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won in impressive fashion by the well-backed mare Miss Siska. 

2020 TS Carlyon Cup
Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties / Open
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 TS Carlyon Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 Miss Siska
  • 2nd: #2 Odeon
  • 3rd: #5 Guizot

Miss Siska ran the near best race of the day with Grahame Begg’s Group 1 Australian Cup-bound six-year-old dominating the TS Carlyon Cup 2020 results as the punters’ pick.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 10 MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Damian Lane 10 55kg $2.20F
2 2 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 1.25L 6 58kg $4.20
3 5 GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 2L 4 57kg $4.80
4 1 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2.5L 1 60kg $19
5 4 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Beau Mertens 3.5L 9 57kg $21
6 3 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Brad Rawiller 4.25L 2 58kg $18
7 8 INVERLOCH (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 4.75L 8 57kg $51
8 6 VALENTINO ROSSA Jason Coyle Jye McNeil 5.75L 7 57kg $41
9 9 TINKERMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Michael Dee 5.85L 3 56.5kg $21
10 7 MACLAIREY (NZ) Pat Carey Fred W Kersley (a) 6.05L 5 57kg $71

2020 TS Carlyon Cup Betting Odds

The week of CF Orr Stakes Day the TS Carlyon Cup 2020 betting odds and market links will be available below.

2020 Carlyon Cup Field

The Carlyon Cup field attracts a good type of middle-distance galloper each autumn and is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before CF Orr Stakes Day.

The official 2020 TS Carlyon Cup field and barriers will be announced on Wednesday February 5, 2020 and published in full below.

A line-up of 10 potential Australian Cup horses will face off in Saturday’s 2020 TS Carlyon Cup field including the 60kg topweight Harlem resuming for Lindsay Park in barrier one and the clear favourite in betting, Miss Siska drawn the outside alley.

Read more on the 2020 TS Carlyon Cup field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 19x006380x HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1 60kg 108
2 54424×5214 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 6 58kg 99
3 5521850×68 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Brad Rawiller 2 58kg 101
4 1x50211x8x LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Beau Mertens 9 57kg 107
5 234518×524 GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell Jordan Childs 4 57kg 96
6 1258351×67 VALENTINO ROSSA Jason Coyle Damien Oliver 7 57kg 80
7 4766615137 MACLAIREY (NZ) Pat Carey Fred W Kersley (a) 5 57kg 80
8 771471108x INVERLOCH (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 8 57kg 90
9 36013×7910 TINKERMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Michael Dee 3 56.5kg 82
10 47x278822x MISS SISKA Grahame Begg Damian Lane 10 55kg 98

2020 Carlyon Cup Nominations

The TS Carlyon Cup 2020 nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 and will be released below as soon as available.

The 2020 TS Carlyon Cup nominations attracted just 10 potential runners including former ATC Derby winner Levendi, dual Australian Cup winner Harlem and the imported Sandown Classic winner Southern France.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 5521850×68 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 8 James Cummings 101
2 234518×524 GUIZOT (IRE) G 7 Aaron Purcell 96
3 19x006380x HARLEM (GB) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 108
4 771471108x INVERLOCH (IRE) G 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 90
5 1x50211x8x LEVENDI H 5 Peter Gelagotis 107
6 47x278822x MISS SISKA M 6 Grahame Begg 98
7 54424×5214 ODEON (NZ) G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99
8 x29400x673 SALSAMOR (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 78
9 326441301x SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 110
10 36013×7910 TINKERMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 82

Carlyon Cup History

The T.S. Carlyon Cup was first run in 1977 when Ngawyni took out the race. A host of top turf stars have since added their names to the TS Carlyon Cup winners list including Hyperno (1978), Super Impose (1989), Veandercross (1993), Northerly (2001), Apache Cat (2007), Smokin’ Joey (2015), Gailo Chop (2018) and Avilius (2019).

The race was contested over 2000m until 1997 and has been run over 1400m, 1600m and 1800m since. It has been kept at a mile (1600m) since 2001. Starting out as a Principal race the Carlyon Cup gained Group 2 status from 1980 – 2002 before being downgraded to a Group 3 race in 2003.

Recent Carlyon Cup Winners

See below for the full Carlyon Cup winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020 Carlyon Cup 1st Miss Siska 1 minute 36.44 seconds
2nd Odeon
3rd Guizot
2019 Carlyon Cup 1st Avilius 1 minute 37.08 seconds
2nd Sikandarabad
3rd Night’s Watch
2018 Carlyon Cup 1st Gailo Chop 1 minute 38.22 seconds
2nd Harlem
3rd Lord Fandango
2017 Carlyon Cup 1st Burning Front 1 minute 35.98 seconds
2nd Humidor
3rd Tally
2016 Carlyon Cup 1st Burning Front 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Red Excitement
3rd Dances On Stars
2015 Carlyon Cup 1st Smokin’ Joey 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Jacquinot Bay
3rd Backstedt
2014 Carlyon Cup 1st Chase The Rainbow 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Star Rolling
3rd Pakal
2013 Carlyon Cup 1st Budriguez 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Invest
3rd Lord Of Brazil
2012 Carlyon Cup 1st Manighar 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Shadowfax
3rd Veewap
2011 Carlyon Cup 1st Lord Pyrus 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Voile Rogue
3rd Its Prince
2010 Carlyon Cup 1st Rightfully Yours 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Road To Rock
3rd Delayedreaction
2009 Carlyon Cup 1st Time Matters 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Playright
2008 Carlyon Cup 1st Publishing 1 minute 23.7 seconds
2nd Stillme
3rd The Fuzz
2007 Carlyon Cup 1st Apache Cat 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Bon Hoffa
3rd Lucky Unicorn
2006 Carlyon Cup 1st Live In Vain 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Beautiful Gem
3rd Niconero
2005 Carlyon Cup 1st Niagara Falls 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Lad Of The Manor
3rd Roman Arch
2004 Carlyon Cup 1st La Sirenuse 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Regal Roller
3rd Makybe Diva
2003 Carlyon Cup 1st No Deposit 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Walk On Air
3rd Old Man
2002 Carlyon Cup 1st Piper Star 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd The Secondmortgage
3rd It’s Platonic
2001 Carlyon Cup 1st Northerly 1 minute 35.1 seconds
2nd Oval Office
3rd Knockroe
2000 Carlyon Cup 1st Skoozi Please 1 minute 39.0 seconds
2nd Old Man
3rd Streak

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