NE Manion Cup

The NE Manion 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.

2021 NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: #13 Favorite Moon
  • 2nd: #14 Real Of Flowers
  • 3rd: #7 Sacramento



Note: The 2021 NE Manion Cup was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

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.

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 $3.5 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 2021 ran on Saturday March 27, 2021 and saw English trainer William Haggas win again this time with Favorite Moon. 

2021 NE Manion Stakes
Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 NE Manion Cup Results

  • 1st: #13 Favorite Moon
  • 2nd: #14 Real Of Flowers
  • 3rd: #7 Sacramento

UK raider Favorite Moon ($6.50) handed William Haggas with back-to-back wins in the 2021 NE Manion Cup results after running down the leader to salute ahead of the luckless Real Of Flowers ($8.50) – the quinella now heading updated Sydney Cup betting markets.

Click here to read more on the NE Manion Cup win by new Sydney Cup favourite Favorite Moon.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 13 FAVORITE MOON (GER) William Haggas Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg $6.50
2 14 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 0.3L 6 53kg $8.50
3 7 SACRAMENTO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 2.1L 3 56.5kg $5F
4 6 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 2.2L 7 56.5kg $15
5 9 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3L 5 54kg $26
6 11 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Tom Sherry (a) 5L 9 54kg $51
7 10 DADOOZDART (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 5.2L 8 54kg $7
8 4 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 7.1L 12 58kg $9
9 1 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 8.7L 11 59kg $19
10 8 COLLIDE (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 8.9L 10 54.5kg $7
11 2 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 13.2L 4 59kg $31
12 12 SKYMAX (GER) Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 16L 2 53kg $12
5 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Tom Marquand 0
3 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Craig Williams 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 NE Manion Cup Betting

The official NE Manion Cup 2021 odds on the autumn stayers in the mix for the Sydney Cup lead-up will be available below the week of the race.

2021 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 2021 NE Manion Cup field and barriers are set to be released on March 24, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The updated NE Manion Cup 2021 final field features 14 potential Sydney Cup horses led in betting by Parramatta Cup winning four-year-old Sacramento for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x00980x48 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 12 59kg 104
2 6613x500x9 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 5 59kg 104
3 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody Craig Williams 2 58.5kg 103
4 3115x05x75 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 13 58kg 102
5 0006x063x5 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller Tom Marquand 14 58kg 102
6 0x32400x65 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 8 56.5kg 99
7 1251×31112 SACRAMENTO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 4 56.5kg 99
8 4x1x1736x3 COLLIDE (GB) Kris Lees Jason Collett 11 54.5kg 95
9 1x28228x86 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 54kg 93
10 0x044x6852 DADOOZDART (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 54kg 88
11 x952033150 KAAPFEVER (NZ) Joseph Pride Tom Sherry (a) 10 54kg 76
12 40x5x01414 SKYMAX (GER) Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 3 53kg 91
13 643x21018x FAVORITE MOON (GER) William Haggas Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg 84
14 1x58862x62 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 7 53kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 NE Manion Cup Nominations

The NE Manion Cup 2021 nominations 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 x4221x4273 ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 59
2 4x1x1736x3 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 95
3 0x044x6852 DADOOZDART (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 88
4 643x21018x FAVORITE MOON (GER) G 4 William Haggas 84
5 1x47x0x088 HAPPY PHARRELL (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
6 0x32400x65 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
7 x952033150 KAAPFEVER (NZ) G 6 Joseph Pride 76
8 9×05435824 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker
9 7811x188x7 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
10 40×0527834 MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 6 Gwenda Markwell 62
11 4066107×87 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 105
12 5x00980x48 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 104
13 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter G Moody
14 3115x05x75 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 102
15 6613x500x9 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 104
16 1x58862x62 REALM OF FLOWERS M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 82
17 1251×31112 SACRAMENTO G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
18 1x28228x86 SELINO (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 93
19 0006x063x5 SHRAAOH (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 102
20 40x5x01414 SKYMAX (GER) G 5 Mark Newnham 91
21 216x9360x6 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91

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.

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
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

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