TS Carlyon Cup

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

2021 TS Carlyon Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Best Of Days
  • 2nd: #8 Miss Siska
  • 3rd: #2 Nonconformist



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.

Miss Siska (2020) and Avilius (2019) are the latest runners to complete the TS Carlyon Cup – Peter Young Stakes double. Aviilus 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 2021 ran on Saturday February 6, 2021 at Caulfield Racecourse and saw the Godolphin-raced Best Of Days salute for the punters. 

2021 TS Carlyon Cup
Date: Saturday February 6, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties / Open
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 TS Carlyon Cup Results

  • 1st: #6 Best Of Days
  • 2nd: #8 Miss Siska
  • 3rd: #2 Nonconformist

The Godolphin-raced Best Of Days ($3.30F) broke a lengthy drought with a big win over last year’s champion Miss Siska ($10) when taking out the 2021 TS Carlyon Cup results by nearly two lengths thanks to a gun ride by jockey Damien Oliver.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 8 57kg $3.30F
2 8 MISS SISKA Matthew Smith Damian Lane 1.75L 5 57kg $10
3 2 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 1.95L 1 59kg $4.40
4 10 BIOMETRIC (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 2.35L 4 57kg $18
5 3 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 3.1L 9 58.5kg $15
6 9 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little Craig Williams 3.4L 3 57kg $10
7 5 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jye McNeil 4.9L 10 57kg $10
8 7 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ms Jamie Kah 5L 2 57kg $18
9 4 OVER EXPOSURE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 5.75L 6 58kg $8.50
10 11 HAPPY PHARRELL (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9.75L 7 57kg $71
1 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Mark Zahra 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 TS Carlyon Cup Betting Odds

The week of CF Orr Stakes Day the TS Carlyon Cup 2021 betting odds and market links will be available below.

Miss Siska ($2.20 in 2020) followed in 2021 by Best Of Days ($2.90) are the last favourites in TS Carlyon Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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 2021 TS Carlyon Cup field and barriers will be announced on Wednesday February 3, 2021 and published in full below.

The TS Carlyon Cup 2021 final field is down to 10 after the early scratching of Perth Cup winner Neufbosc. Updated markets have Rebel Raider four-year-old Nonconformist as the one to beat from the inside alley carrying the top weight.

  • Scratched: #1 Neufbosc (2)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 46×4510211 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Mark Zahra 2 59kg 102
2 1121x3719x NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 1 59kg 101
3 x075100x28 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 10 58.5kg 100
4 548431×531 OVER EXPOSURE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 7 58kg 93
5 49x768254x HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jye McNeil 11 57kg 107
6 434×300922 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 9 57kg 102
7 4x4066107x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ms Jamie Kah 3 57kg 105
8 1180x07x0x MISS SISKA Matthew Smith Damian Lane 6 57kg 104
9 416526×512 VASSILATOR (NZ) Colin Little Craig Williams 4 57kg 97
10 850x97x583 BIOMETRIC (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 5 57kg 84
11 11x1x47x0x HAPPY PHARRELL (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 8 57kg 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Carlyon Cup Nominations

The TS Carlyon Cup 2021 nominations close on Monday February 1, 2021 and will be released below as soon as available.

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
2021 Carlyon Cup 1st Best Of Days 1 minute 37.65 seconds
2nd Miss Siska
3rd Nonconformist
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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