Sydney Cup Winners

From the race’s inauguration in 1862 right through until 2022 below we have a complete list of past Sydney Cup winners. View all the previous horses to have won the time-honoured Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) race run over 3200m at Royal Randwick each autumn during ‘The Championships’.

The first Sydney Cup winner to claim the event as a Group 1 race was Kingston Town (1980).

The most recent Sydney Cup winning mares are: Makybe Diva (2004), Jessicabeel (2010) and Etah James (2020).

The heaviest-weighted Sydney Cup winner was The Barb who carried 67kg to win in 1869.

There have been five multiple Sydney Cup winners: The Barb (1868, 1869), Carbine (1889, 1890), Mosaic (1939, 1940), Veiled Threat (1942, 1944) and most recently Tie The Knot (1998, 1999).

The 2022 Sydney Cup winner Knights Order lead all-the-way over the two miles on a Heavy (10) track to win for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott at $8.50.

Year Horse
2022 Knights Order
2021 Selino
2020 Etah James
2019 Shraaoh
2018 Who Shot Thebarman
*2017 Polarisation
2016 Gallante
2015 Grand Marshal
2014 The Offer
2013 Mourayan
2012 Niwot
2011 Stand To Gain
2010 Jessicabeel
2009 Ista Kareem
2008 No Wine No Song
2007 Gallic
2006 County Tyrone
2005 Mahtoum
2004 Makybe Diva
2003 Honor Babe
2002 Henderson Bay
2001 Mr. Prudent
2000 Streak
1999 Tie The Knot
1998 Tie The Knot
1997 Linesman
1996 Count Chivas
1995 Daacha
1994 Cross Swords
1993 Azzaam
1992 My Eagle Eye
1991 Just A Dancer
1990 King Aussie
1989 Palace Revolt
1988 Banderol
1987 Major Drive
1986 Marooned
1985 Late Show
1984 Trissaro
1983 Veloso
1982 Azawary
1981 Our Paddy Boy
1980 Kingston Town
1979 Double Century
1978 My Good Man
1977 Reckless
1976 Oopik
1975 Gay Master
1974 Battle Heights
1973 Apollo Eleven
1972 Dark Suit
1971 Gallic Temple
1970 Arctic Symbol
1969 Lowland
1968 General Command
1967 Galilee
1966 Prince Grant
1965 River Seine
1964 Zinga Lee
1963 Maidenhead
1962 Grand Print
1961 Sharply
1960 Grand Garry
1959 On Line
1958 Straight Draw
1957 Electro
1956 Sailor’s Guide
1955 Talisman
1954 Gold Scheme
1953 Carioca
1952 Opulent
1951 Bankstream
1950 Sir Falcon
1949 Carbon Copy
1948 Dark Marne
1947 Proctor
1946 Cordale
1945 Craigie
1944 Veiled Threat
1943 Abspear
1942 Veiled Threat
1941 Lucrative
1940 Mosaic
1939 Mosaic
1938 L’Aiglon
1937 Mestoravon
1936 Contact
1935 Akuna
1934 Broad Arrow
1933 Rogilla
1932 Johnnie Jason
1931 The Dimmer
1930 Gwillian G.
1929 Crucis
1928 Winalot
1927 Piastoon
1926 Murray King
1925 Lilypond
1924 Scarlet
1923 David
1922 Prince Charles
1921 Eurythmic
1920 Kennaquhair
1919 Ian ‘Or
1918 Rebus
1917 The Fortune Hunter
1916 Prince Bardolph
1915 Scotch Artillery
1914 Lilyveil
1913 Cadonia
1912 Saxonite
1911 Moorilla
1910 Vavasor
1909 Trafalgar
1908 Dyed Garments
1907 Realm
1906 Noreen
1905 Tartan
1904 Lord Cardigan
1903 Street Arab
1902 Wakeful
1901 San Fran
1900 La Carabine
1899 Diffidence
1898 Merloolas
1897 Tricolor
1896 Wallace
1895 Patroness
1894 Lady Trenton
1893 Realm
1892 Stromboli
1891 Highborn
1890 Carbine
1889 Carbine
1888 The Australian Peer
1887 Frisco
1886 Cerise And Blue
1885 Normanby
1884 Favo
1883 Darebin
1882 Cunnamulla
1881 Progress
1880 Petrea
1879 Savanaka
1878 Democrat
1877 Kingfisher
1876 A.T.
1875 Imperial
1874 Speculation
1873 Vixen
1872 The Prophet
1871 Mermaid
1870 Barbelle
1869 The Barb
1868 The Barb
1867 Fishhook
1866 Yattendon
1865 Union Jack
1864 Tarragon
1863 Traveller
1862 Talleyrand

*Note: The 2017 Sydney Cup was originally scheduled on 8 April 2017, but was abandoned when Almoonqith sadly broke down shortly after the start of the race. The rescheduled 2017 Sydney Cup ran a fortnight later on April 22, 2017. 

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