Roma Cup

Roma Cup, Ascot Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Roma Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres, the Roma Cup is a Group 3 race taking place at Ascot Racecourse in Perth. With a $160,000 prize purse and an open qualification, it attracts the best local sprinting talent each year.

This race itself serves as an excellent lead in to the Belmont Sprint, taking place a fortnight later.

Roma Cup 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, May 16th, 2020
  • Track Location: Ascot Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Perth Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1966
  • 2020 Roma Cup Winner: Vega Magic ($4)

Roma cup 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Roma Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 16, 2020. 

  1. #2 Vega Magic
  2. #8 The Velvet King
  3. #6 Durendal
Color Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 VEGA MAGIC Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 3 58.5kg $4
2 8 THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 0.26L 12 58.5kg $9
3 6 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 0.29L 11 58.5kg $61
4 11 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 0.31L 4 56.5kg $4
5 10 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce William Pike 0.93L 9 56.5kg $3.80F
6 7 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Peter Hall 1.79L 1 58.5kg $71
7 12 ELECTRIC LIGHT Adam Durrant Ms Jade McNaught (a) 1.95L 8 56.5kg $31
8 5 DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 2.21L 5 58.5kg $81
9 3 GATTING Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 2.25L 10 58.5kg $26
10 9 PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 2.31L 2 56.5kg $41
11 4 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 3.22L 6 58.5kg $8
12 1 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Paul Harvey 7.97L 7 58.5kg $16

Roma Cup Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Roma Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Roma Cup
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Roma Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Roma Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Roma Cup, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Roma Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Roma Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Roma Cup to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Roma Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Roma Cup

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Roma Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Roma Cup 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the 2020 Roma Cup will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Roma Cup once betting opens right here.

Which Horse Will Win The Roma Cup

The best way to pick who will win the Roma Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Best Lead Up – The Winterbottom Stakes is your best Group level predictor for this race.
  • Local Horses – This race usually doesn’t see much in the way of a threats from interstate.

Roma Cup Favourites

Early favourites to win the 2020 Roma Cup include Group 1 winner Vega Magic who has an outstanding record at the track (7:5-0-0), last start Black-Type winner at Ascot Angelic Ruler and Simon Miller’s in-form mare Flirtini

Roma Cup 2020 Field

The official 2020 Roma Cup field of sprinters is released by Perth Racing the Wednesday of the event and will be available in full below.

The 2020 Roma Cup final field features a dozen star gallopers including multiple Group 1 winning veteran Black Heart Bart and the returning Gatting who has form around All Star Mile champion Regal Power.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x80129x68x BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Paul Harvey 7 58.5kg 113
2 8x140x0x8x VEGA MAGIC Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 3 58.5kg 113
3 251502752x GATTING Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 10 58.5kg 112
4 45x8001x1x MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 6 58.5kg 110
5 443707725x DISPOSITION Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 5 58.5kg 93
6 9x395x60x4 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 11 58.5kg 102
7 641441213x TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Peter Hall 1 58.5kg 97
8 412x21360x THE VELVET KING Darren McAuliffe Mitchell Pateman 12 58.5kg 102
9 30x930481x PERFECT JEWEL Adam Durrant Clint Johnston-Porter 2 56.5kg 94
10 32x2320x21 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce William Pike 9 56.5kg 101
11 9x31156x32 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 4 56.5kg 102
12 24x75184x3 ELECTRIC LIGHT Adam Durrant Ms Jade McNaught (a) 8 56.5kg 98

Roma Cup 2020 Tips

Favourite: Vega Magic ($3 at time of publish)

Best Bet: Flirtini ($4.40 at time of publish).

Best Roughie: Perfect Jewel ($41 at time of publish).

Roma Cup Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020. 

Roma Cup Barrier Draw

The 2020 Roma Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race. The official Roma Cup barriers will be published in our above Roma Cup Field section. 

Roma Cup Nominations

Nominations close at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, the 12th of May, 2020. 

Roma Cup Weights

Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, the 12th of May, 2020. 

Roma Cup Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The official Roma Cup acceptances will be published in our above Roma Cup Field section. 

Roma Cup Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 2 PM on Wednesday, the 13th of May, 2020. The official Roma Cup jockeys will be published in our above Roma Cup Field section. 

Roma Cup Scratchings

Scratchings close at 10:00 AM on the morning of Roma Cup Day – Saturday, the 16th of May, 2020.

Roma Cup Prize Money

The Roma Cup prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $94,400
2nd $32,000
3rd $14,500
4th $6,400
5th $3,200
6th $1,600
7th $1,600
8th $1,600
9th $1,600
10th $1,600

Roma Cup Race Number

The Roma Cup is race number 8 on the 16th of May, 2020. There are eight races in total that day at Ascot Racecourse.

Roma Cup Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Roma Cup has been released.

Roma Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Roma Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Free-to-air: Seven Network

Radio: Radio Sport National

Roma Cup Winners

Winners of the Roma Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2020 Vega Magic Sean & Jake Casey Patrick Carbery 58.5 kgs 1:11.05
2019 Vital Silver Daniel & Ben Pearce Peter Hall 58.5 kgs 1:10.64
2018 Rock Magic Chris Gangemi William Pike 58.5 kgs 1:10.17
2017 Rock Magic Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 58.5 kgs 1:12.50
2016 Battle Hero Grant Williams William Pike 58.5 kgs 1:10.54
2015 Luckygray Trevor Andrews Shaun O’Donnell 58.5 kgs 1:12.24
2014 Magnifisio Jim Taylor Jason Brown 56.5 kgs 1:11.23
2013 Power Princess Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 56.5 kgs 1:10.65
2012 Luckygray Gino Poletti Shaun O’Donnell 58.5 kgs 1:11.13
2011 Grand Nirvana Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 58.5 kgs 1:10.32
2010 Vain Raider Jim Taylor John Claite 58.5 kgs 1:10.60
2009 Grand Nirvana Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 57 kgs 1:10.68
2008 El Presidente Bruce Watkins John Claite 58.5 kgs 1:10.18
2007 No Questions Trevor Andrews Paul Harvey 56 kgs 1:10.17
2006 Is Amazing Fred Kersley Shaun McGruddy 55 kgs 1:09.94
2005 Avenida Madero Jim Taylor Jason Brown 55 kgs 1:12.91
2004 Modem Trevor Andrews Paul Harvey 57.5 kgs 1:10.62
2003 Tribula Arthur Mortimer Alana Williams 55 kgs 1:10.49
2002 Kaprats Warren Radford Paul King 57.5 kgs 1:10.75
2001 Secret Remedy Neville Parnham Tim Stubberfield 56.5 kgs 1:11.41
2000 Star System Frankie Maynard Paul Harvey 57.5 kgs 1:10.42