Scone Cup

One of the most popular country racing events in NSW, the Scone Cup runs on a Friday mid-May as the highlight of the Scone Cup Carnival each autumn.

2022 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 Rustic Steel
  • 2nd: #5 Dr Drill
  • 3rd: #7 Atishu



The Scone Cup is one of the biggest events in NSW country racing. Anticipated by thousands of local racing fans, the black-type mile showdown takes place on a Friday in mid-May as the feature of the Scone Cup Carnival.

Contested over 1600m, the Listed feature offers an increased $200,000 in prize money as of 2021 and is run under quality handicap conditions. The key lead-up into the Scone Cup field is the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) run over the same distance a fortnight earlier. The Hawkesbury Cup – Scone Cup double is popular one with the punters each autumn and the best out of the latter may continue onto Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Scone Cup Day now also features a class field of fillies & mares facing off in the Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m), which previously ran the Saturday after.

The 2022 Scone Cup ran on Friday May 13, 2022 and was won by the Kris Lees-trained Rustic Steel ($4.80). 

Scone Cup 2022
Date: Friday May 13, 2022
Track: Scone Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open – Qlty
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1947

2022 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #10  Rustic Steel ($4.80)
  • 2nd: #5 Dr Drill
  • 3rd: #7 Atishu

Trainer Kris Lees enjoyed his first victory in the Scone Cup 2022 results with Rustic Steel ($4.80) producing a great performance to deny former champion Dr Drill in an exciting finish.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 RUSTIC STEEL Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 3 54kg $4.80
2 5 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 0.54L 10 56.5kg $6.50
3 7 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 0.89L 16 54.5kg $11
4 13 FENDER Brett Cavanough Grant Buckley 1.25L 7 54kg $31
5 15 SAMBRO Chris Waller William Pike 2.43L 2 54kg $31
6 3 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Sherry (a) 2.59L 11 58kg $7.50
7 2 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jason Collett 2.77L 12 58.5kg $4.60F
8 8 LIGHTNING JACK (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller (a) 3.99L 4 54.5kg $26
9 11 PROFIT Chris Anderson Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 5.74L 5 54kg $61
10 4 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Joshua Parr 5.79L 8 56.5kg $31
11 1 BERDIBEK (FR) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 6.92L 14 59kg $13
12 16 BOBBING Bernie Kelly Reece Jones (a) 7.06L 1 54kg $91
13 6 ART CADEAU Terry Robinson Tommy Berry 7.55L 9 54.5kg $11
14 14 THORIN (GER) Jean Dubois Ashley Morgan 9L 6 54kg $201
15 17e REGAL STAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Winona Costin 13.31L 15 54kg $61
16 12 SOLDIER OF LOVE Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 15.6L 13 54kg $31
19e KNIGHT Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 0
20e WILD CHAP Brett Lazzarini 0
9 CRIADERAS James Cummings Ms Alysha Collett 0
18e DIAMIL (IRE) John O’Shea 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Scone Cup Betting Odds

The season’s best Scone Cup 2022 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available the week of the race.

2022 Scone Cup Field

The Scone Cup field attracts a class line-up of milers, many coming off a lead-up run two weeks earlier in the Hawkesbury Cup. The capacity of the Scone Cup final field is 16 starters, with four emergencies also allowed when acceptances are taken the Wednesday of race week.

The 2022 Scone Cup final field features a capacity line-up of gallopers led in betting by Dr Drill from the Maher/Eustace stable.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 264110x4x8 BERDIBEK (FR) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 18 59kg 104
2 x7125x4214 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jason Collett 16 58.5kg 103
3 77x6911x51 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) John O’Shea Tom Sherry (a) 15 58kg 102
4 158x11x80x BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Joshua Parr 11 56.5kg 99
5 82536242×0 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 13 56.5kg 99
6 11x190x325 ART CADEAU Terry Robinson Tommy Berry 12 54.5kg 95
7 141600x6P3 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Jay Ford 20 54.5kg 99
8 27x301710x LIGHTNING JACK (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller (a) 6 54.5kg 95
9 27x5832x00 CRIADERAS James Cummings Ms Alysha Collett 7 54kg 94
10 x141x31341 RUSTIC STEEL Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 4 54kg 94
11 033×301150 PROFIT Chris Anderson Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 8 54kg 93
12 61501406×0 SOLDIER OF LOVE Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 17 54kg 93
13 1563654×73 FENDER Brett Cavanough Grant Buckley 10 54kg 88
14 1316x89x08 THORIN (GER) Jean Dubois Ashley Morgan 9 54kg 87
15 x673x20559 SAMBRO Chris Waller William Pike 3 54kg 86
16 67x2060x49 BOBBING Bernie Kelly Reece Jones (a) 2 54kg 85
17e 98x4108x10 REGAL STAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Winona Costin 19 54kg 85
18e 42221×2157 DIAMIL (IRE) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 1 54kg 76
19e x9278x7471 KNIGHT Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 14 54kg 75
20e 5540×59221 WILD CHAP Brett Lazzarini 5 54kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Scone Cup Nominations

The Scone Cup nominations close the Monday race week and feature a strong line-up of autumn milers that may be eyeing a Brisbane run later in the season including stepping up in distance for the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).

The 2022 Scone Cup nominations attracted 31 early entries led in all-in betting by Art Cadeau and Atishu.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x190x325 ART CADEAU G 5 Terry Robinson
2 141600x6P3 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
3 158x11x80x BALLISTIC BOY G 5 Chris Anderson
4 5x19118x77 BECKFORD G 4 Troy O’Neile
5 264110x4x8 BERDIBEK (FR) G 8 John O’Shea
6 67x2060x49 BOBBING G 8 Bernie Kelly
7 121x50Px47 CLIFF’S ART (IRE) M 6 Matthew Smith
8 39760×3634 COGNAC (IRE) G 5 Richard & Will Freedman
9 27x5832x00 CRIADERAS G 5 James Cummings
10 42221×2157 DIAMIL (IRE) H 4 John O’Shea
11 82536242×0 DR DRILL (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 1563654×73 FENDER G 5 Brett Cavanough
13 1813x7635x GROVE FERRY (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
14 x3764x1139 KINLOCH G 4 Kris Lees
15 77x6911x51 KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea
16 x9278x7471 KNIGHT G 5 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard
17 27x301710x LIGHTNING JACK (NZ) G 5 Annabel Neasham
18 04023115×5 MILK MAN (USA) G 8 Matthew Smith
19 4x217324x4 NIGHT OF POWER (IRE) G 7 Bjorn Baker
20 0x0180x607 OLMEDO (FR) H 7 Annabel Neasham
21 x7125x4214 OUR PLAYBOY G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
22 04x11414x0 OUR REBEL G 4 David McColm
23 033×301150 PROFIT G 5 Chris Anderson
24 98x4108x10 REGAL STAGE G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
25 x141x31341 RUSTIC STEEL G 4 Kris Lees
26 x673x20559 SAMBRO G 7 Chris Waller
27 61501406×0 SOLDIER OF LOVE G 6 Bjorn Baker
28 143519×157 TAMPERING G 5 Kerry Parker
29 1316x89x08 THORIN (GER) G 5 Jean Dubois
30 5540×59221 WILD CHAP G 5 Brett Lazzarini
31 1269x256x2 ZING M 5 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Scone Cup History

Inaugurated in 1947, the Scone Cup has been run by the Scone Race Club (formed in 1944) since its inception. Now run at the new racecourse (constructed in 1994), every year the Scone Cup attracts a top class line-up of autumn milers.

Scone Cup winners since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Scone Cup Winners

Year Winner
2022 Rustic Steel
2021 Laure Me In
2020 Dr Drill
2019 Special Missile
2018 Sedanzer
2017 Duca Valentinois
2016 Pajaro
2015 Tales Of Grimm
2014 Cameo
2013 Speediness
2012 Raspberries
2011 Dysphonia
2010 Keepin’ The Dream
2009 Obvious Choice
2008 Newton’s Rings
2007 Spy Ziam
2006 Fighting Fund
2005 Impaler
2004 Jeremiad
2003 Full On Magic
2002 Huge Demand
2001 Brave Prince
2000 Brave Prince

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