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The Sale Cup is a Listed mile event held at Sale Racecourse in late October the Sunday after Cox Plate Day at The Valley.
2021 Sale Cup Results
- 1st: #12 Milton Park
- 2nd: #13 Barbie's Fox
- 3rd: #10 Good And Proper
Sale Cup News
The 2021 Sale Cup is a Listed mile event held at Sale Racecourse on the last Sunday of October each year the day after Moonee Valley’s Cox Plate Day meeting.
A handicap event open to horses aged three years and older, the Sale Cup pays $200,000 prize money.
The Sale Cup has developed a reputation over the years as one of the higher quality country cup events. It’s Listed status reflects this, as most country cups are not black type.
The Sale Cup differs from a lot of cup events in that it is only 1600m in distance, however this has not had any effect on the quality of the field over the years.
If you’re looking for lead up races to the Sale Cup, keep an eye on both local mile events and metro races.
Following the Sale Cup, horses pursue a number of different courses. Some step up to Group 1 level, such as 2013 Mouro who went on to several Group 2 and Group 3 races before contesting the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) in Sydney.
In recent years the race has been known as the Ladbrokes Sale Cup and sponsored by leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Seymour Cup serves as a nice lead-up and All Too Huiying (2020) was the last horse to do the double. More recently the 2021 Sale Cup winner Milton Park improved on a lead-up third in the Seymour Cup.
The previous year the 2019 Sale Cup winner Gold Fields went on to win the Group 3 Sandown Stakes next-up on Zipping Classic Day.
The Sale Cup 2021 was run on Sunday October 24th, 2021 and won by Milton Park ($9.50).
|2021 Sale Cup|
|Date:||Sunday October 24th, 2021|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
2021 Sale Cup Results
|1||12||MILTON PARK||John Moloney||Jarrod Fry||4||54kg||$9.50|
|2||13||BARBIE’S FOX||Louise Bonella||Lewis German (a)||2L||2||54kg||$26|
|3||10||GOOD AND PROPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Daniel Moor||2.1L||3||54kg||$5.50|
|4||2||RIDDLE ME THAT||Matt Laurie||Jye McNeil||2.3L||6||56.5kg||$9.50|
|5||1||VASSILATOR (NZ)||Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay||Zac Spain||2.6L||1||58.5kg||$20|
|6||5||BONVICINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Poy||2.7L||10||54kg||$19|
|7||7||EMBOLISM||Danny O’Brien||Damien Thornton||2.8L||9||54kg||$2.45F|
|8||9||AL PASSEM||Ken & Kasey Keys||Teodore Nugent (a)||3.3L||5||54kg||$61|
|9||3||TAVIDANCE (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Craig Newitt||3.8L||8||54.5kg||$5.50|
|10||14||PLYMOUTH ROAD (NZ)||Mario Farrugia||Michael Dee||8.8L||7||54kg||$201|
|11||15||RIPPLEBROOK||Sharyn Trolove||Blaike McDougall||10.3L||11||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$81|
|4||MAGNA BELLA||Andrew Clarken||0|
|8||MR EXCLUSIVE||Matthew Brown||Beau Mertens||0|
|11||IMPECUNIOUS (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blaike McDougall||0|
|6||GALAXY RAIDER||Grahame Begg||Patrick Moloney||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2021 Sale Cup Betting
Betting on the Sale Cup is led by in-form mile types coming off good runs in similar grade country cup races around Victoria.
Sale Cup odds open the week of the race at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Doubt Defying ($3.60 in 2018) was the last favourite in Sale Cup betting to salute for the punters and he went on to run a credible next-up sixth in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The Sale Cup field attracts some fairly classy types each year. Like a lot of bigger country cups, the Sale Cup field tends to be a mixture of handy local types alongside some metro horses who may have had a bit more group experience. In recent years some very classy horses have found themselves in the Sale Cup field, often ending up in the money.
The 2021 Sale Cup field will be published below once announced the Thursday prior to Sale Cup Day.
The Sale Cup 2021 final field features a bumper line-up of mainly Victorian-trained milers led in betting by the Danny O’Brien-trained Embolism coming off a fifth in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap.
- Scratched: #4 Magna Bella (8)
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1267313×08||VASSILATOR (NZ)||Colin Little & Matthew Lindsay||Zac Spain||2||58.5kg||99|
|2||146x243x83||RIDDLE ME THAT||Matt Laurie||Jye McNeil||7||56.5kg||95|
|3||1x0214x7x4||TAVIDANCE (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Craig Newitt||11||54.5kg||91|
|4||14x140x432||MAGNA BELLA||Andrew Clarken||8||54kg||90|
|5||0x38478x90||BONVICINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Poy||14||54kg||89|
|6||x334469x85||GALAXY RAIDER||Grahame Begg||Patrick Moloney||1||54kg||89|
|7||15x0485x35||EMBOLISM||Danny O’Brien||Damien Thornton||12||54kg||85|
|8||6×51759436||MR EXCLUSIVE||Matthew Brown||Beau Mertens||13||54kg||83|
|9||054x660x00||AL PASSEM||Ken & Kasey Keys||Teodore Nugent (a)||6||54kg||81|
|10||112231×385||GOOD AND PROPER||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Daniel Moor||4||54kg||79|
|11||x4339x4055||IMPECUNIOUS (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blaike McDougall (late alt)||10||54kg||79|
|12||1042×08173||MILTON PARK||John Moloney||Jarrod Fry||5||54kg||79|
|13||400×341347||BARBIE’S FOX||Louise Bonella||Lewis German (a)||3||54kg||78|
|14||1640x016x0||PLYMOUTH ROAD (NZ)||Mario Farrugia||Michael Dee||9||54kg||74|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Sale Cup History
The Sale Cup is a very old country race and can trace its roots to 1862, when the Sale Turf Club was born. The town of Sale itself was only settled in 1844 and didn’t have a post office until four years later. As such, the Sale Cup is inextricably linked to the history of the town and development of the wider region.
Three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva’s fourth start and second win was at Sale in a Class 1 handicap.
The Sale Cup has developed a strong reputation for producing group winners. You can almost rely on the Sale Cup winner going on to take out a group event in the future.
Notable recent Sale Cup winners include Panoramic Lad (2002), Mr Baritone (2007), Sertorius (2012) and Mouro (2013). Sale Cup results since 2000 are listed below.
Sale Cup Results
|1st||Milton Park||1 minute 37.68 seconds|
|3rd||Good And Proper|
|1st||All Too Huiying||1 minute 43.21 seconds|
|1st||Gold Fields||1 minute 38.20 seconds|
|1st||Doubt Defying||1 minute 35.56 seconds|
|1st||Moss ‘N’ Dale||1 minute 36.83 seconds|
|1st||First Course||1 minute 43.8 seconds|
|1st||Evangelist||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|1st||Sonntag||1 minute 37.8 seconds|
|1st||Mouro||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|3rd||Rhythm To Spare|
|1st||Sertorius||1 minute 35.97 seconds|
|1st||Pinnacles||1 minute 36.5 seconds|
|1st||Eraset||1 minute 35.6 seconds|
|1st||Offenders||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|1st||Electromotive||1 minute 35.4 seconds|
|1st||Mr Baritone||1 minute 36.7 seconds|
|3rd||Gotta Have Heart|
|1st||Emerald Jack||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|2nd||Thin And Crispy|
|1st||Benedetti||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|2nd||Smart And Mighty|
|1st||Inspire||1 minute 34.8 seconds|
|1st||Lord Ardsley||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|3rd||Just Like Kelly|
|1st||Panoramic Lad||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Oval Office||1 minute 35.0 seconds|
|1st||Our Guided Missile||1 minute 35.7 seconds|