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.

2020 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Dr Drill
  • 2nd: #11 Phaistos
  • 3rd: #7 Sambro



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 $160,000 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.

Scone Cup Day is followed by Dark Jewel Classic Day on the Saturday, which is headlined by a class field of fillies & mares facing off in the Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m).

The 2020 Scone Cup ran on Friday May 15, 2020 and was won by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained import Dr Drill ($10). 

Scone Cup 2020
Date: Friday May 15, 2020
Track: Scone Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open – Qlty
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $160,000
Inaugurated: 1947

2020 Scone Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Dr Drill
  • 2nd: #11 Phaistos
  • 3rd: #7 Sambro

Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s class import Dr Drill ($10) held off the fast-finishing Godolphin galloper Phaistos ($3.90) to salute in the 2020 Scone Cup results by a short-neck. The Chris Waller-trained Sambro ($17) was also good late running third in a close finish where under a length separated the first six over the line including Team Snowden’s beaten favourite Military Zone (5th).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 4 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham 2 56.5kg $10
2 11 PHAISTOS James Cummings Grant Buckley 0.3L 7 54kg $3.90
3 7 SAMBRO Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 0.44L 5 55kg $17
4 3 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) Kris Lees Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 0.59L 6 58.5kg $6
5 6 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 0.76L 10 55kg $3.70F
6 9 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Ms Jenny Duggan (a) 0.83L 8 54kg $51
7 10 LIVE AND FREE (NZ) John O’Shea Jeff Penza 1.62L 11 54kg $7.50
8 15 ROYAL TUDOR Rodney Ollerton Ms Cejay Graham (a) 3.2L 14 54kg $51
9 1 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 3.37L 4 61kg $51
10 17e PETROLOGY Nathan Doyle Ashley Morgan 4.4L 13 54kg $41
11 16 THE GETAWAY Paul Perry Ms Rachael Murray 4.45L 1 54kg $201
12 8 SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Chris O’Brien 4.74L 9 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $101
13 20e PLAISIR David Atkins Ms Amelia Denby 5.3L 12 54kg $201
14 19e UNBIASED Glenn Morgan Robert Thompson 5.58L 16 54kg $71
15 12 BOBBING Bernie Kelly Tom Sherry (a) 7.57L 3 54kg $19
16 13 CUTADEEL Bjorn Baker Mitchell Bell 7.83L 15 54kg (cd 55kg) $31
2 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Robert Thompson 0
18e COSTELLO David Payne 0
14 OAKFIELD MISSILE Damien Lane Darryl McLellan 0
5 ARCHEDEMUS Joseph Pride 0

2020 Scone Cup Odds

The season’s best Scone Cup 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available the week of the race.

2020 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 2020 Scone Cup field has drawn a capacity line-up of milers with a host of runners battling for top spot in betting including the John O’Shea-trained Hawkesbury Cup runner-up Live And Free.

Click here to read about the top fancies in the Scone Cup 2020 field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 10x3321x0x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 5 61kg 108
2 08326x750x BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Robert Thompson 2 58.5kg 103
3 6306x010x0 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) Kris Lees Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 8 58.5kg 103
4 2182115×30 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Keagan Latham 3 56.5kg 99
5 8118x070x4 ARCHEDEMUS Joseph Pride TBA 18 56kg 98
6 121x7574x5 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden Christian Reith 12 55kg 96
7 42x03736x8 SAMBRO Chris Waller Lee Magorrian 6 55kg 96
8 x009x0225x SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Chris O’Brien 11 55kg 96
9 745x68222x BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller TBA 10 54kg 94
10 328x9204x2 LIVE AND FREE (NZ) John O’Shea Jeff Penza 13 54kg 94
11 13x4231x21 PHAISTOS James Cummings Grant Buckley 9 54kg 92
12 6x3467x206 BOBBING Bernie Kelly Tom Sherry (a) 4 54kg 88
13 x184248x60 CUTADEEL Bjorn Baker Mitchell Bell 19 54kg 87
14 x00059x141 OAKFIELD MISSILE Damien Lane Darryl McLellan 14 54kg 82
15 316×651643 ROYAL TUDOR Rodney Ollerton Ms Cejay Graham (a) 17 54kg 82
16 5x006754x0 THE GETAWAY Paul Perry Ms Rachael Murray 1 54kg 82
17e 270680×661 PETROLOGY Nathan Doyle Ashley Morgan 16 54kg 81
18e 6339×22231 COSTELLO David Payne TBA 7 54kg 79
19e 16153712×4 UNBIASED Glenn Morgan TBA 20 54kg 78
20e x0531197x0 PLAISIR David Atkins TBA 15 54kg 72

2020 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 2020 Scone Cup nominations attracted 37 hopefuls including Chris Waller’s returning Magic Millions Trophy runner-up Black On Gold, popular veteran Big Duke for Newcastle’s Kris Lees and the John O’Shea-trained Live And Free coming off a Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup second.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 8118x070x4 ARCHEDEMUS G 6 Joseph Pride
2 28×5122107 ASHARANI M 4 Kris Lees
3 81×1557001 ASSAULT’N’BATHORY G 6 Danielle Seib
4 43276x507x ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees
5 08326x750x BIG DUKE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
6 745x68222x BLACK ON GOLD G 6 Chris Waller
7 6x3467x206 BOBBING G 6 Bernie Kelly
8 88x09x0692 BRAZEN G 7 Kristen Buchanan
9 6306x010x0 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 5 Kris Lees
10 6339×22231 COSTELLO G 4 David Payne
11 x184248x60 CUTADEEL G 4 Bjorn Baker
12 46120×4632 DEALMAKER G 4 Chris Waller
13 0527×52064 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees
14 2182115×30 DR DRILL (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
15 241×431535 GAULOIS G 5 James Cummings
16 x67119x001 HAND IT IN G 6 Rodney Ollerton
17 328x9204x2 LIVE AND FREE (NZ) G 5 John O’Shea
18 049 LOUIS THE GREAT G 3 Cheryl Roberts
19 1148×26357 LUNA MIA M 4 Paul Messara
20 246077×620 MASK OF TIME (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
21 121x7574x5 MILITARY ZONE G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
22 x7615276x5 MISS REDOBLE M 5 Tracey Bartley
23 439x59x008 NICCI’S GOLD M 5 Gary Portelli
24 x1210x7306 OAKFIELD CAPTAIN G 5 Damien Lane
25 x00059x141 OAKFIELD MISSILE M 5 Damien Lane
26 5611470×50 PELETHRONIUS G 7 David Pfieffer
27 270680×661 PETROLOGY G 8 Nathan Doyle
28 13x4231x21 PHAISTOS G 4 James Cummings
29 x0531197x0 PLAISIR G 6 David Atkins
30 316×651643 ROYAL TUDOR G 7 Rodney Ollerton
31 42x03736x8 SAMBRO G 5 Chris Waller
32 x009x0225x SATONO RASEN (JPN) G 8 Chris Waller
33 10x3321x0x SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees
34 655639×236 SUNREEL M 4 Mark Minervini
35 5x006754x0 THE GETAWAY G 6 Paul Perry
36 16153712×4 UNBIASED G 7 Glenn Morgan
37 19x3245x51 WILD ABOUT HER M 5 Kylie Gavenlock

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
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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