Sale Cup

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



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
Track: Sale Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Sale Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
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
15 7x0x09x092 RIPPLEBROOK Sharyn Trolove 15 54kg 70

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

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Sale Cup
1st Milton Park 1 minute 37.68 seconds
2nd Barbie’s Fox
3rd Good And Proper
2020
Sale Cup
1st All Too Huiying 1 minute 43.21 seconds
2nd Exasperate
3rd Phaistos
2019
Sale Cup
1st Gold Fields 1 minute 38.20 seconds
2nd Mandela Effect
3rd Romancer
2018
Sale Cup
1st Doubt Defying 1 minute 35.56 seconds
2nd Fastnet Tempest
3rd Al Passem
2017
Sale Cup
1st Moss ‘N’ Dale 1 minute  36.83 seconds
2nd Fastnet Tempest
3rd Raw Impulse
2016
Sale Cup
1st First Course 1 minute 43.8 seconds
2nd Cool Chap
3rd Manageress
2015
Sale Cup
1st Evangelist 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Harada Bay
3rd Streets Away
2014
Sale Cup
1st Sonntag 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Lightenuff
3rd Red Inca
2013
Sale Cup
1st Mouro 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Mutual Trust
3rd Rhythm To Spare
2012
Sale Cup
1st Sertorius 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Prizum
3rd Utah Saints
2011
Sale Cup
1st Pinnacles 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Lord Pyrus
3rd Cosmic Causeway
2010
Sale Cup
1st Eraset 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Lakedro
3rd Tagus
2009
Sale Cup
1st Offenders 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Nine Tales
3rd Ace Harmony
2008
Sale Cup
1st Electromotive 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Rockpecker
2007
Sale Cup
1st Mr Baritone 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Eclair Passion
3rd Gotta Have Heart
2006
Sale Cup
1st Emerald Jack 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Thin And Crispy
3rd Red Ali
2005
Sale Cup
1st Benedetti 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Smart And Mighty
3rd Kehlstein
2004
Sale Cup
1st Inspire 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Encosta Legend
3rd Foxborough
2003
Sale Cup
1st Lord Ardsley 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Acetate
3rd Just Like Kelly
2002
Sale Cup
1st Panoramic Lad 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Eagle Rhythm
3rd Count Down
2001
Sale Cup
1st Oval Office 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Arabian Magic
3rd Knockroe
2000
Sale Cup
1st Our Guided Missile 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Seeking
3rd Knockroe

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