Summer Cup

The Summer Cup is a Group 3 handicap held at Royal Randwick on Boxing Day each December over the Christmas racing season.

2020 Summer Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The 2020 Summer Cup is a Group 3 handicap event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse each year on Boxing Day, December 26. After a break from racing on Christmas Day, the Boxing Day races in Sydney are hugely popular.

Held over 2000m under handicap conditions, the Summer Cup is open to all horses aged three years and older. With $160,000 prize money on offer, the Summer Cup is a decent target for horses who are at the end of their spring campaign.

It stands as one of the only Group events held in Sydney during the summer and is the only Black-Type race on the card that day. Elsewhere in the country Caulfield also hosts some popular Boxing Day races with the Listed Chistmas Stakes (1200m) and Listed Lord Stakes (1700m) running in Melbourne.

The Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) is a reasonably popular lead up race to the Summer Cup, however the Villiers Stakes – Summer Cup double hasn’t been completed since Aqua D’Amore (2005). Following the Summer Cup, most horses head to the paddock. Some might choose to head over to Western Australia for the last of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival races including the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) run on either New Year’s Eve or in the first week of January.

The 2020 Summer Cup runs on Saturday December 26, 2020 as part of the Christmas racing program in Sydney. 

Summer Cup 2020
Date: Saturday December 26, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Summer Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 Summer Cup Betting Odds

The latest Summer Cup odds on the Group 3 Boxing Day race at Royal Randwick will be found below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Summer Cup Tips at the best racing odds!

2020 Summer Cup Field

The Summer Cup Field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance summer stayers, many of which are backing-up out of a Villiers Stakes run over the Randwick mile in mid-December.

Racing NSW officially release the Summer Cup 2020 Final Field & Barriers the Wednesday before the race and the acceptances will be available in full below.

Summer Cup History

The Summer Cup was inaugurated in 1890, with Stockwell taking home the first Summer Cup trophy. Throughout the years, the Summer Cup has been variously held at Warwick Farm, Rosehill Gardens and its current home, Royal Randwick.

The distance of the Summer Cup has varied too, with it running over 2400m at Rosehill in 2011, as opposed to its current 2000m.

Quite a few decent horses have gone through the Summer Cup. Notable recent Summer Cup winners include I’m Imposing (2013-14), Mighty Lucky (2015) and Red Excitement (2016) who improved on a lead-up third in the Group 3 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill three weeks earlier. Red Excitement also went on to run second to Montauk (2017) in the following year’s Summer Cup results.

The Summer Cup form of 2018 was franked the following year when the winner Fierce Impact dominated the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival winning the Group 1 Toorak Handicap – Group 1 Cantala Stakes double in 2019.

Summer Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Summer Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2019
Summer Cup
1st Luvaluva 2 minutes 2.84 seconds
2nd Black On Gold
3rd Taikomochi
2018
Summer Cup
1st Fierce Impact 2 minutes 4.02 seconds
2nd Satono Rasen
3rd Life Less Ordinary
2017
Summer Cup
1st Montauk 2 minutes 5.74 seconds
2nd Red Excitement
3rd Testashadow
2016
Summer Cup
1st Red Excitement 2 minutes 3.81 seconds
2nd Foreign Prince
3rd Shalmaneser
2015
Summer Cup
1st Mighty Lucky 2 minutes 3.7 seconds
2nd Junoob
3rd I’m Imposing
2014
Summer Cup
1st I’m Imposing 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Midsummer Sun
3rd Casino Dancer
2013
Summer Cup
1st I’m Imposing 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Travolta
3rd Destiny’s Kiss
2012
Summer Cup
1st Le Roi 2 minutes 35.1 seconds
2nd Brightest
3rd Praecido
2011
Summer Cup
1st Yulalona 2 minutes 30.1 seconds
2nd Nextanix
3rd Count Encosta
2010
Summer Cup
1st Spechenka 2 minutes 26.3 seconds
2nd Strike One
3rd Let Them Have It
2009
Summer Cup
1st Solid Billing 2 minutes 30.6 seconds
2nd Zazabeau
3rd Rockwood
2008
Summer Cup
1st Ready To Lift 2 minutes 31.8 seconds
2nd Bellagio Wynn
3rd Zazabeau
2007
Summer Cup
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Summer Cup
1st Jamberoo 2 minutes 32.9 seconds
2nd Game On
3rd Taken At The Flood
2005
Summer Cup
1st Aqua D’Amore 2 minutes 28.1 seconds
2nd County Tyrone
3rd Beat The Tide
2004
Summer Cup
1st This Manshood 2 minutes 27.8 seconds
2nd Vereza
3rd New York Style
2003
Summer Cup
1st Stadium 2 minutes 30.1 seconds
2nd Ocho
3rd Stoway
2002
Summer Cup
1st Stoway 2 minutes 33.2 seconds
2nd Ego Fast
3rd Barawin
2001
Summer Cup
1st Majestically 2 minutes 29.3 seconds
2nd Zarayev
3rd Power Of Pegasus
2000
Summer Cup
1st Lanolin 2 minutes 27.4 seconds
2nd Vitrinite
3rd Consolidator

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