NE Manion Cup

The NE Manion Cup - run in 2022 as the Queen's Cup is a Group 3 staying showdown run on Golden Slipper Day in March as a lead-up to the Sydney Cup over two miles.

2022 NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 No Compromise
  • 2nd: #13 Surefire
  • 3rd: #15e Chalk Stream



The NE Manion Cup* is a Group 3 race run at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day each March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

*Note: In 2022 the NE Manion Cup ran as the Group 3 Queen’s Cup

Contested over 2400m the race is a quality handicap event for stayers offering $160,000 in prize money and serves as a good lead-up to the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) over the two miles at Randwick in April. The Offer (2014) was the last stayer to complete the NE Manion Cup – Sydney Cup double.

Golden Slipper Stakes Day is one of the biggest of the season and is host to five Group 1 races including the $5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) for two-year-olds, as well as a number of Group 3 support acts.

A key lead-up to the NE Manion Cup each autumn is the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m) run in early March on Randwick Guineas Day.

Many gallopers in the NE Manion Cup field go on to run in the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ and possibly the Sydney Cup the following Saturday. Libran (2016) followed by Big Duke (2017 on protest) were the last horses to complete the NE Manion Cup – Chairman’s Handicap double. Libran went on to run second in the Sydney Cup results that autumn behind Gallante, who came off a third in the NE Manion Cup results, while Big Duke backed-up from his double to run third in the 2017 Sydney Cup trifecta. Big Duke also returned for a third in the 2019 NE Manion Cup results.

In 2020 UK raider Young Rascal won the NE Manion Cup and the stable returned in 2021 with trainer William Haggas saluting again with Favorite Moon.

The NE Manion Cup 2022 ran on Saturday March 19, 2022 as the Group 3 Queen’s Cup and saw trainer Chris Waller run the trifecta led by No Compromise ($7.50). 

2022 NE Manion Stakes
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2022 Queen’s Cup / NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 No Compromise ($7.50)
  • 2nd: #13 Surefire
  • 3rd: #15e Chalk Stream
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 10 53.5kg $7.50
2 13 SUREFIRE (GB) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0.57L 3 53kg $4.60
3 15e CHALK STREAM (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1.39L 11 53kg $17
4 5 ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 2.41L 7 56.5kg $3F
5 2 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla 3.38L 6 58kg $9
6 12 SAVVY VALENTINO (NZ) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 7.18L 12 53kg $41
7 11 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Ms Alysha Collett 7.54L 5 53kg $41
8 4 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 10.41L 9 57kg $61
9 6 LUNCIES (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 10.72L 13 55kg $5.50
10 9 FIRST IN LINE (GB) Matthew Smith Glyn Schofield 10.99L 2 54kg (cd 55kg) $101
11 1 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 11.01L 14 59kg $31
12 7 SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith Tom Sherry (a) 13.92L 8 54kg $101
13 8 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) Richard Litt Tim Clark 15.53L 4 54kg $51
14 14 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 33.18L 1 53kg $61
17e OLYMPIC GAZE Paul Perry 0
16e OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 0
3 MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Queen’s Cup / NE Manion Cup Betting

The official NE Manion Cup 2022 odds on the autumn stayers in the mix for the Sydney Cup lead-up will be available below the week of the race.

2022 Queen’s Cup / NE Manion Cup Field

Each Sydney Autumn Racing season the NE Manion Cup field attracts a class line-up of Sydney Cup-bound stayers and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2022 NE Manion Cup field and barriers are set to be released on March 16, 2022 and will be published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x4x11x0x9 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 17 59kg 103
2 11x90970x3 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jean Van Overmeire 9 58kg 101
3 4112121716 MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 8 57.5kg 100
4 80x489x409 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 12 57kg 99
5 05x6443x41 ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 10 56.5kg 98
6 1x57482x52 LUNCIES (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 16 55kg 95
7 1260043×00 SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith Tom Sherry (a) 11 54kg 88
8 4176×67634 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) Richard Litt Tim Clark 6 54kg 87
9 2021x3x800 FIRST IN LINE (GB) Matthew Smith Glyn Schofield 4 54kg 55kg 86
10 21636×3325 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 13 53.5kg 92
11 87×7797318 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Ms Alysha Collett 7 53kg 90
12 0611529×87 SAVVY VALENTINO (NZ) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 15 53kg 86
13 91x211x1 SUREFIRE (GB) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 5 53kg 84
14 2411612×07 TRUE MARVEL (FR) Matthew Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 53kg 84
15e 71241112×7 CHALK STREAM (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 14 53kg 84
16e 3x3x0x7675 OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 1 53kg 83
17e 468042×703 OLYMPIC GAZE Paul Perry 3 54kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Queen’s Cup / NE Manion Cup Nominations

The NE Manion Cup 2022 nominations – known as the 2022 Queen’s Cup – close on the Monday leading-up to Golden Slipper Day and will be announced below as soon as available.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 71241112×7 CHALK STREAM (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 84
2 5x83123x70 ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
3 2021x3x800 FIRST IN LINE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith 86
4 53114 FOREVER YOU (IRE) M 4 Annabel Neasham 66
5 87×7797318 KAAPFEVER (NZ) G 7 Joseph Pride 90
6 6173365×90 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker 86
7 11x90970x3 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 101
8 1x57482x52 LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 95
9 4112121716 MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 100
10 80x489x409 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 9 Kris Lees 99
11 3x4x11x0x9 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 103
12 21636×3325 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 92
13 468042×703 OLYMPIC GAZE G 4 Paul Perry 66
14 3x3x0x7675 OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 83
15 116×526216 OUTLANDOS G 5 John Sargent 80
16 233×091425 PARRY SOUND G 6 Bjorn Baker 95
17 0611529×87 SAVVY VALENTINO (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 86
18 x3321x0x64 SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller 99
19 4176×67634 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) G 6 Richard Litt 87
20 91x211x1 SUREFIRE (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 84
21 1260043×00 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith 88
22 21171×1213 TOOMUCHTOBEAR (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 88
23 2411612×07 TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith 84
24 05x6443x41 ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

NE Manion Cup History

The NE Manion Cup, named in honour of the former Sydney Turf Club (STC) director N.E. Manion, was first run back in 1972 and won by Odyssey. Since then plenty of good stayers have won the Sydney showdown including Manner Hill (2002), Permit (2012 & 2015) and The Offer (2014).

The race ran as a Group 3 from 1979 – 2005, but was downgraded to Listed class during 2006 – 2013. It has been back to the Group 3 race list since 2014 and after starting out as a 2000m event has run over the current 2400m distance since 1979.

In 2021 the original Golden Slipper Stakes race day including the NE Manion Cup was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions and postponed to the following Saturday.

In 2022 the race ran as the Group 3 Queen’s Cup and saw trainer Chris Waller prepare the trifecta.

Recent NE Manion Cup Winners

See below for a full list of NE Manion Cup winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Queen’s Cup / NE Manion Cup
1st No Compromise 2 minutes 34.18 seconds
2nd Surefire
3rd Chalk Stream
2021
NE Manion Cup
1st Favorite Moon 2 minutes 31.68 seconds
2nd Real Of Flowers
3rd Sacramento
2020
NE Manion Cup
1st Young Rascal 2 minutes 31.54 seconds
2nd Mugatoo
3rd Supernova
2019
NE Manion Cup
1st Midterm 2 minutes 35.07 seconds
2nd Big Duke
3rd Shraaoh
2018
NE Manion Cup
1st Master Of Arts 2 minutes 35.03 seconds
2nd Alward
3rd Peribsen
2017
NE Manion Cup
1st Big Duke (on protest) 2 minutes 37 seconds
2nd Our Century
3rd Allergic
2016
NE Manion Cup
1st Libran 2 minutes 30.4 seconds
2nd Cafe Society
3rd Gallante
2015
NE Manion Cup
1st Permit 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd Phrases
3rd Bagman
2014
NE Manion Cup
1st The Offer 2 minutes 34.8 seconds
2nd Opinion
3rd Tremec
2013
NE Manion Cup
1st Julienas 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Permit
3rd Dance With Her
2012
NE Manion Cup
1st Permit 2 minutes 28.0 seconds
2nd Precedence
3rd Older Than Time
2011
NE Manion Cup
1st Bid Spotter 2 minutes 27.8 seconds
2nd Above Average
3rd Stand To Gain
2010
NE Manion Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 32.52 seconds
2nd Inkster
3rd The Embassy
2009
NE Manion Cup
1st Enzedex Eagle 2 minutes 31.64 seconds
2nd Common Objective
3rd Kettledrum
2008
NE Manion Cup
1st The Chieftain 2 minutes 32.15 seconds
2nd No Wine No Song
3rd Yong Centaur
2007
NE Manion Cup
1st The Chieftain 2 minutes 30.59 seconds
2nd Magic Instinct
3rd Prince Arthur
2006
NE Manion Cup
1st Fooram 2 minutes 28.81 seconds
2nd Above Deck
3rd Lancaster Park
2005
NE Manion Cup
1st Mahtoum 2 minutes 26.29 seconds
2nd Champion System
3rd Mooring’s Melody
2004
NE Manion Cup
1st Saturday Fever 2 minutes 31.99 seconds
2nd Majestically
3rd Restless
2003
NE Manion Cup
1st Grand City 2 minutes 29.85 seconds
2nd Bedouin
3rd Beau
2002
NE Manion Cup
1st Manner Hill 2 minutes 29.10 seconds
2nd Plea
3rd Rapida
2001
NE Manion Cup
1st Tiger’s Eye 2 minutes 31.75 seconds
2nd Prophet’s Kiss
3rd Pasta Express
2000
NE Manion Cup
1st Pravda 2 minutes 31.75 seconds
2nd Ultra Smug
3rd Steel Phoenix

Spring Racing

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Horse Racing Today

2022 South Australian Derby Re...

Doomben 10,000 2022 Winner Maz...

Doomben 10,000 2022 Winner Mazu Defeats Paulele, Entriviere Third

Peter & Paul Snowden’s $15 million The Everest-bound three-year-old Mazu...

Queensland Derby Odds Firm on ...

Queensland Derby Odds Firm on 2022 Rough Habit Winner Dark Destroyer

The Kiwi staying pedigree was on display in Brisbane on Saturday with the...

2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Re...

2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Results: JJ Atkins Target for Swiss Exile

Annabel Neasham continued her good run with juveniles taking out the 2022...

2022 Doomben 10,000 Day: Eagle...

2022 Doomben 10,000 Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

** UPDATE: Track downgraded to (Heavy 8) following Race 6 ** The Brisbane...

Race Results

2022 South Australian Derby Results: Jungle Magnate Wins for Price

Doomben 10,000 2022 Winner Mazu Defeats Paulele, Entriviere Third

Queensland Derby Odds Firm on 2022 Rough Habit Winner Dark Destroyer

2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Results: JJ Atkins Target for Swiss Exile

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Results: Snapdancer Upsets Away Game, September Run Third

Race Previews

The Goodwood 2022 Odds Update: In The Boat Scratched; General Beau Market Mover

Doomben Cup 2022 Odds Update: Zaaki Firms Despite Heavy Doomben Track

2022 The Goodwood Field & Betting Update

Zaaki Dominates 2022 Doomben Cup Field & Betting Markets

2022 Doomben 10,000 Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Fields & Form

The Goodwood 2022 Odds Update: In The Boat Scratched; General Beau Market Mover

Doomben Cup 2022 Odds Update: Zaaki Firms Despite Heavy Doomben Track

2022 The Goodwood Field & Betting Update

Zaaki Dominates 2022 Doomben Cup Field & Betting Markets

2022 Doomben 10,000 Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report