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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.
2023 Sale Cup Results
- 1st: #5 Maktoob
- 2nd: #3 Keats
- 3rd: #1 Riyazan
The 2023 Ladbrokes 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 2021 Sale Cup form was franked with the winner Milton Park backing-up on Melbourne Cup Day to win a Black-Type Flemington race on the first Tuesday of November.
The Sale Cup 2022 winner Uncle Bryn improved on last place finish (15th) in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) to win the event relishing the drop in grade.
The Ladbrokes Sale Cup 2023 ran on Sunday October 29th, 2023 and was won in late charge by the Simon Zahra-trained favourite Maktoob ($1.85F).
|2023 Ladbrokes Sale Cup|
|Date:||Sunday October 29th, 2023|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Handicap|
2023 Ladbrokes Sale Cup Results
- 1st: #5 Maktoob ($1.85F)
- 2nd: #3 Keats
- 3rd: #1 Riyazan
The official Sale Cup 2023 results and finishing order will be updated below once the spring showdown takes place on Sunday October 29th, 2023.
Simon Zahra’s in-form five-year-old Maktoob ($1.85F) came with a charging late run to finish over the top of Keats in an exciting Ladbrokes Sale Cup 2023 result for the favourite backers.
|1||5||MAKTOOB (GB)||Simon Zahra||Blaike McDougall||3||54kg||$1.85F|
|2||3||KEATS (IRE)||Gavin Bedggood||Beau Mertens||0.75L||5||57.5kg||$6|
|3||1||RIYAZAN (IRE)||Vincent Hall||Daniel Stackhouse||2L||1||58kg||$41|
|4||6||STARSPANGLED BABY||Andrew Perdon||Teo Nugent||2.5L||9||54kg||$14|
|5||4||DEEPSTRIKE (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Dean Yendall||5.25L||6||55kg||$9|
|6||2||RUBAMOS||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||6L||8||58kg||$4.40|
|7||9||FINE WEATHER||Damien Walkley||Ms Carleen Hefel (a)||6.4L||4||54kg||$61|
|8||7||FLYING BASIL||Jackson Pallot||Craig Newitt||12.4L||2||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$101|
|9||8||SEAFIELD ROAD||Nick Harnett||Ms Tatum Bull (a)||14.15L||7||54kg||$15|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Ladbrokes Sale Cup Betting
Betting on the Ladbrokes 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) saluted for the punters and he went on to run a credible next-up sixth in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes – now run as the VRC Champions Stakes – during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Maktoob ($1.85 in 2023) is the last favourite in Sale Cup betting to win.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 SALE CUP ODDS (Final Field)
2023 Ladbrokes Sale Cup Form Guide
2023 Sale Cup Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Sale Cup 2023 racing tips this October.
- To Win: #5 Maktoob ($2.30 at time of publish) – BET NOW
The Simon Zahra-trained favourite looks hard to beat in a small Sale Cup field for Sunday with the in-form Awtaad five-year-old coming off some solid spring form. Last time out won a Benchmark 80 over 1700m at Caulfield with 59kg two weeks ago. Will be flying from barrier three down to 54kg here in a winnable race down in distance. Four-time winner from nine starts so plenty of upside. McDougall retains the ride and knows the galloper well. On the up and rates well here.
2023 Sale Cup Field
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 2023 Sale Cup field will be published below once announced the Thursday prior to Sale Cup Day.
The Ladbrokes Sale Cup 2023 final field features a line-up of spring milers led in betting by last start Caulfield winner Maktoob for trainer Simon Zahra.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||27x059x000||RIYAZAN (IRE)||Vincent Hall||Daniel Stackhouse (late alt)||1||58kg||92|
|2||1422x57x53||RUBAMOS||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||8||58kg||92|
|3||x43024265x||KEATS (IRE)||Gavin Bedggood||Beau Mertens||5||57.5kg||91|
|4||182D80624x||DEEPSTRIKE (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Dean Yendall||6||55kg||86|
|5||36x115x631||MAKTOOB (GB)||Simon Zahra||Blaike McDougall||3||54kg||80|
|6||26024×5617||STARSPANGLED BABY||Andrew Perdon||Daniel Moor||9||54kg||76|
|7||41317710×0||FLYING BASIL||Jackson Pallot||Craig Newitt||2||54kg||69|
|8||138×701059||SEAFIELD ROAD||Nick Harnett||Ms Tatum Bull (a)||7||54kg||69|
|9||285541725x||FINE WEATHER||Damien Walkley||Ms Carleen Hefel (a)||4||54kg||67|
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||Maktoob||1 minute 35.74 seconds|
|1st||Uncle Bryn||1 minute 36.71 seconds|
|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|