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.

2024 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #12 Sky Lab
  • 2nd: #13 Waterford
  • 3rd: #6 Lion's Roar



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 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.

Another key lead-up is now Gosford’s The Coast race held the weekend prior and Rustic Steel (2022) was the last to do the double on the quick back-up.

The Scone Cup Carnival continues on the Saturday with a class field of fillies & mares facing off in the Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m).

The Scone Cup is now also an officially qualifying race for Randwick’s $3 million The Big Dance (1600m), held since 2022 in Sydney on the same day as the Melbourne Cup.

Rustic Steel (2022) made history as the first horse to win the Scone Cup – The Big Dance double.

The 2022 Scone Cup form was further franked with the third-placed mare Atishu running well in a host of subsequent races before her Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes win in the autumn of 2023.

The 2024 Scone Cup ran on Friday May 17, 2024 as an official The Big Dance qualifying race and was won in a narrow first-up upset by the Paul Perry-trained Sky Lab ($31). 

Scone Cup 2024
Date: Friday May 17, 2024
Track: Scone Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open – Qlty
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1947

2024 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: T#12 Sky Lab ($31)
  • 2nd: #13 Waterford
  • 3rd: #6 Lion’s Roar
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 SKY LAB Paul Perry Koby Jennings 16 57kg $31
2 13 WATERFORD (IRE) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0.21L 7 57kg $3.50F
3 6 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Aaron Bullock 0.44L 13 58.5kg $21
4 14 SIBAAQ (GB) Annabel Neasham Adam Hyeronimus 0.78L 8 56.5kg $12
5 8 WELWAL (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 1.09L 2 58kg $15
6 7 PALMETTO (NZ) John Sargent Sam Clipperton 1.44L 10 58kg $26
7 1 LIGHT INFANTRY MAN (FR) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 2.14L 11 61kg $11
8 10 CHARTERHOUSE (GB) Ciaron Maher Ashley Morgan 2.27L 14 57kg $26
9 4 BERKSHIRE SHADOW (GB) Ciaron Maher Joshua Parr 2.94L 9 59kg $13
10 3 ATTRACTABLE Sara Ryan Keagan Latham 3.1L 3 59kg $21
11 15 JOJO WAS A MAN John Thompson Tom Sherry 3.18L 5 55kg $41
12 2 NUGGET (GB) Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 3.29L 6 59.5kg $5
13 9 BOLD MAC (NZ) Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 4.12L 12 57kg $61
14 11 HOSIER (IRE) Mark Minervini Blake Spriggs 4.64L 15 57kg $61
15 5 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5.04L 4 59kg $26
16 17e KIBOU Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 6.16L 1 54kg $9
19e RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Zac Lloyd (a) 0
20e RUBY FLYER Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 0
16 BETHENCOURT Kim Waugh 0
18e AKASAWA Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich Reece Jones 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Scone Cup Betting Odds

The season’s best Scone Cup 2024 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available the week of the race.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Commando Hunt winning at Scone Cup odds of $19.

There was another big shock result in 2024 with Sky Lab winning first-up at $31.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 SCONE CUP ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Scone Cup Form

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2024 Scone Cup Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Scone Cup 2024 Tips on the Big Dance lead-up event this May.

  • To Win: #8 Welwal ($10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

This race is a tough call, but Welwal from the Waller stable offers some value at double-figure odds. The consistent five-year-old is a proven miler and appears in good form with consecutive thirds in similar or tougher races. He handled a wide draw well in the Doncaster Prelude and was close again in the Hawkesbury Cup. A good barrier and jockey Jay Ford are positives, and while he carries more weight today, he shouldn’t be discounted.

2024 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.

Big Dance eligibility goes on the line in the 2024 Scone Cup field with a capacity line-up led in betting by the Ciaron Maher-trained Nugget last seen running an eye-catching fourth in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 6x3723320x LIGHT INFANTRY MAN (FR) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 13 61kg 109
2 53x404x734 NUGGET (GB) Ciaron Maher Dylan Gibbons (a) 8 59.5kg 105
3 41x412x805 ATTRACTABLE Sara Ryan Keagan Latham 3 59kg 104
4 x11356x508 BERKSHIRE SHADOW (GB) Ciaron Maher Joshua Parr 11 59kg 104
5 3027x4006x CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 59kg 104
6 0x506231x7 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Aaron Bullock 16 58.5kg 103
7 26177×3004 PALMETTO (NZ) John Sargent Sam Clipperton 12 58kg 102
8 222x9x1833 WELWAL (GB) Chris Waller Jay Ford 2 58kg 102
9 79×0534960 BOLD MAC (NZ) Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 14 57kg 100
10 x32x60106x CHARTERHOUSE (GB) Ciaron Maher Ashley Morgan 17 57kg 100
11 x8241930x0 HOSIER (IRE) Mark Minervini Blake Spriggs 18 57kg 100
12 405063638x SKY LAB Paul Perry Koby Jennings 19 57kg 100
13 x3393555x1 WATERFORD (IRE) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 57kg 100
14 0x402343x2 SIBAAQ (GB) Annabel Neasham Adam Hyeronimus 10 56.5kg 99
15 x0530x02x0 JOJO WAS A MAN John Thompson Tom Sherry 7 55kg 96
16 6168x74x10 BETHENCOURT Kim Waugh 20 54kg 89
17e 41x2x100x5 KIBOU Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 1 54kg 87
18e 8711x704x3 AKASAWA Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich Reece Jones 5 54kg 86
19e 0x7x1404x1 RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Zac Lloyd (a) 4 54kg 85
20e 110113×182 RUBY FLYER Brad Widdup Ms Alysha Collett 15 54kg 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 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).

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8711x704x3 AKASAWA G 6 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich
2 41x412x805 ATTRACTABLE G 5 Sara Ryan
3 7x085136x0 BABY RIDER (FR) G 6 Bjorn Baker
4 20×0507034 BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
5 x11356x508 BERKSHIRE SHADOW (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher
6 6168x74x10 BETHENCOURT G 7 Kim Waugh
7 79×0534960 BOLD MAC (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
8 x32x60106x CHARTERHOUSE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher
9 3027x4006x CONVERGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 x04398x789 FLYING CRAZY G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 1x350x10x0 FONISKA (IRE) M 4 Chris Waller
12 x52729x013 HIGHLIGHTS G 6 Bjorn Baker
13 x8241930x0 HOSIER (IRE) G 7 Mark Minervini
14 x0530x02x0 JOJO WAS A MAN G 6 John Thompson
15 41x2x100x5 KIBOU G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
16 6x3723320x LIGHT INFANTRY MAN (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher
17 0x506231x7 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 6 John O’Shea
18 x63115x663 MAKTOOB (GB) G 5 Simon Zahra
19 26×5158367 MIRACLE SPIN (GB) G 5 Matthew Smith
20 53x404x734 NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher
21 1x95249x60 OAKFIELD WARATAH G 5 Kristen Buchanan
22 26177×3004 PALMETTO (NZ) G 5 John Sargent
23 2x61213x03 REMATCH G 4 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich
24 0x7x1404x1 RISE OF THE MASSES H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
25 x0003022x6 RIYAZAN (IRE) G 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
26 110113×182 RUBY FLYER G 5 Brad Widdup
27 0x402343x2 SIBAAQ (GB) G 6 Annabel Neasham
28 405063638x SKY LAB G 6 Paul Perry
29 5x243631x9 SUPER PURSUIT (NZ) G 7 Richard Collett
30 40121×0010 THAT’S MOLLY M 5 Glen Milligan 88
31 936118×839 TOESONTHENOSE (NZ) G 5 John Sargent
32 133x42420x TOURISTIC (GB) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
33 x3393555x1 WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
34 222x9x1833 WELWAL (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
35 29602×5062 WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
36 42215914×0 WINEGLASS BAY (IRE) G 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.

In 2022 the Scone Cup winner Rustic Steel went on to make history that November at Randwick winning the inaugural multi-million dollar The Big Dance.

Scone Cup winners since 2000 are listed below.

Recent Scone Cup Winners

Year Winner
2024 Sky Lab
2023 Commando Hunt
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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