Sydney Cup

Sydney Cup Winner Etah James (Photo: Steve Hart) |

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

Run over 3,200 metres every March at Randwick Racecourse as the staying feature race on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ each April, the Group 1 Sydney Cup is a lucrative $2 million handicap contest that attracts a quality line-up of gallopers each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. 

The Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) run the Saturday prior is the traditional Sydney Cup lead-up and The Offer (2014) was the last horse to do the double.

Sydney cup 2022 – quick information

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 9th, 2022
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 3,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and older
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $2,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1862
  • 2022 Sydney Cup Winner: Knights Order

sydney cup 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Sydney Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 9, 2022. 

  1. #3 Knights Order
  2. #7 Sheraz
  3. #2 Daqiansweet Junior

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 on the quick back-up off his Chairman’s Quality second the Saturday prior.

sydney cup Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Sydney Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Sydney Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Sydney Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Sydney Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Sydney 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 Sydney Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Sydney Cup in 2022

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  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 Sydney Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

sydney cup 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 sydney cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The sydney cup in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Sydney Cup in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn staying form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look for the proven Group 1 stayers in the mix. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Sydney Cup winner include: 

  • Top 4 Lead-Ups: Since 2006 Stand To Gain (2011) is the only Sydney Cup winner to finish out of the top four in their lead-up run.
  • Back the Boys: Only two mares – Etah James (2020) and Jessicabeel (2010) – have beaten the boys in the Sydney Cup results over the past three decades.

sydney cup Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Sydney Cup betting in-form Mornington Cup winner Crystal Pegasus chasing a fifth win on the trot and Tancred Stakes runner-up Stockman

From 2005-2022 six Sydney Cup favourites have saluted for the punters, but none since The Offer (2014).

sydney cup 2022 Field

The official 2022 Sydney Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced. 

A bumper Sydney Cup 2022 final field of stayers faces off over the two miles this weekend at Randwick including Mornington Cup winner Crystal Pegasus and the Phillip Stokes-trained Adelaide Cup winner Daqiansweet Junior chasing the interstate double.

sydney cup 2022 Tips

Favourite: #4 Stockman ($4.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #5 Crystal Pegasus ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Best Roughie: #2 Daqiansweet Junior ($21 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2022 Sydney Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


sydney cup Race Day 2022

The 2022 Sydney Cup takes place as part of Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ at Royal Randwick running on Saturday April 9th, 2022. Along with the Sydney Cup the meeting features a further three other Group 1 events with the running of the:

sydney cup Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Sydney Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Sydney Cup Field section. 

sydney cup Nominations 2022

Nominations are taken on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022. 

The 2022 Sydney Cup nominations drew 83 hopefuls including Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant and third placegetter in that same two-mile classic from the spring Spanish Mission.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 732110x07x ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 86
2 2748x55x AMBER ONE G 4 Anthony Cummings
3 6538x2500x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
4 0x3474821x ATONEMENT M 4 Matthew Smith 64
5 11x115x36x BARON SAMEDI (GB) G 5 Joseph O’Brien
6 3302x9222x BEAUDZ WELL (NZ) G 5 John Wheeler
7 2x1x206x BILL PEYTO (IRE) G 4 Kris Lees
8 2x6533412x CASINO KID G 4 Jan Bowen 71
9 421x40030x CEPHEUS (GB) G 5 Matthew Dunn 91
10 x71241112x CHALK STREAM (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 84
11 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
12 762154x21x CRYSTAL PEGASUS (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 80
13 685270x77x DADOOZDART (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
14 80x501111x DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) G 4 Phillip Stokes
15 16x4116x7x DAYSAN (USA) G 5 Kris Lees 69
16 1143x9564x DICK WHITTINGTON (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith 78
17 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
18 x224x0221x DUKE OF CONDICOTE (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 111x12183x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne
20 2031x2753x EMISSARY (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney
21 1546x9x00x ENGLISH KING (FR) G 5 Michael Moroney
22 265x83123x ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
23 12021x3x8x FIRST IN LINE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith 92
24 2x08x9084x FLAMBEUR (USA) G 6 Matthew Smith 73
25 730909554x FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 87
26 133x08673x FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani
27 327515510x GREAT HOUSE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
28 7x6122412x GRINLING (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 69
29 25470x060x HAKY (IRE) G 8 Matthew Dunn
30 48850x381x HO HO KHAN (NZ) H 7 Mitchell Freedman
31 111x03265x HURRY CANE (NZ) G 9 Raymond Connors
32 x1111x900x IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken
33 87x779731x KAAPFEVER (NZ) G 7 Joseph Pride 92
34 11x2x03x6x KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott
35 6173365x9x KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker 88
36 511x90970x KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
37 x0x10x8x8x LE BAOL (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
38 1025x2220x LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
39 x77456x57x LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 8 Annabel Neasham 93
40 1x57482x5x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 94
41 3Fx362011x MARRONI (NZ) G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
42 x41121217x MIGHTYBEEL (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 94
43 556x34643x MOHAKA (NZ) M 6 Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen
44 4x00000x75 MONREAL (IRE) G 8 Matthew Smith 69
45 6345x3214x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
46 1x211x088x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
47 980x489x4x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 9 Kris Lees 102
48 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 103
49 121636x33x NO COMPROMISE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 92
50 112x470x NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
51 610x50590x OCEAN BILLY (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 104
52 9x8468042x OLYMPIC GAZE G 4 Paul Perry 66
53 4x25113x0x OLYMPIC THEATRE (GB) G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 68
54 13x3x0x76x OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 88
55 7116x5262x OUTLANDOS G 5 John Sargent 76
56 1x18x08x4x PALE KING (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
57 233x09142x PARRY SOUND G 6 Bjorn Baker 96
58 2x22x5869x PESTO (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
59 234145x41x PLAYOFFS (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
60 2x722x540x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott
61 510x06000x PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes
62 0113639x6x RED KELLY (FR) G 5 Peter G Moody
63 x31112360x SACRAMENTO G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 98
64 2x921x2x3x SACRAMENTO JOE (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees 61
65 000611529x SAVVY VALENTINO (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker
66 541x08408x SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
67 22x3321x0x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller
68 3x3685128x SKELM G 7 Terry Kelly
69 51459x0x8x SKYWARD (FR) G 6 Paul Messara 102
70 205327749x SOUND OF CANNONS (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 67
71 2513x2x34x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Peter G Moody
72 x03310x49x STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 105
73 2311x0244x STOCKMAN (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 100
74 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
75 531260043x SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith
76 9x5211143x TARAMANSOUR (IRE) H 5 Matt Cumani
77 6x34205x1x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
78 6331215x5x THROUGH IRISH EYES (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 76
79 231212111x TIGERTIGER (NZ) G 6 Rob Blacker
80 701091811x TORRENS H 5 Marc Chevalier 98
81 232411612x TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith
82 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
83 2x05x6443x ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 91

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

sydney cup first acceptances 2022

First acceptances are taken on Tuesday the 8th of March, 2022. 

sydney cup Weights 2022

Handicap conditions apply to this race. The minimum weight is 49kgs. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Sydney Cup Field section. 

2022 Sydney Cup Top-Weight:

  • #1 The Chosen One (56kg)

sydney cup Acceptances 2022

Final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday the 5th of April, 2022 and will be published in our above Sydney Cup Field section. 

sydney cup Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 6th of April, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Sydney Cup Field section. 

sydney cup Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of April, 2022. 

sydney cup Prize Money 2022

The Sydney Cup prize purse is worth $2,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth. 

Place Prize Money
1st $1,160,000
2nd $380,000
3rd $195,000
4th $90,000
5th $45,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000
9th $15,00
10th $15,000

sydney cup Race Number 2022

The 2022 Sydney Cup is set to run as Randwick Race 7 at 3:15pm (AEST) Saturday the 9th of April, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse. 

sydney cup Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Sydney Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


sydney cup Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Sydney Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Seven Network

Streaming: Racing NSW

Sydney Cup Winners

Winners of the Sydney Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a complete list of past Sydney Cup winners from the race’s inauguration in 1862 – the present visit our winners page here

2022 Knights Order Sheraz Daqiansweet Junior 3:32.2
2021 Selino Rondinella Miami Bound 3:23.1
2020 Etah James The Chosen One Raheen House 3:28.4
2019 Shraaoh Vengeur Masque Glory Days 3:22.0
2018 Who Shot Thebarman Zacada Sir Charles Road 3:20.0
2017 Polarisation Who Shot Thebarman Big Duke 3:29.1
2016 Gallante Libran Grand Marshal 3:24.5
2015 Grand Marshal Who Shot Thebarman Like A Carousel 3:24.7
2014 The Offer Opinion Sertorius 3:23.8
2013 Mourayan Norsqui Aliyana Tilde 3:24.2
2012 Niwot Efficient Once Were Wild 3:20.4
2011 Stand To Gain Older Than Time Solid Billing 3:29.1
2010 Jessicabeel Divine Rebel Harris Tweed 3:21.8
2009 Ista Kareem Divine Rebel Mr Tipsy 3:27.4
2008 No Wine No Song Pentathon Lang 3:25.5
2007 Gallic Irazu No Wine No Song 3:27.3
2006 County Tyrone Zabeat Three Chimneys 3:22.6
2005 Mahtoum County Tyrone Philosophe 3:27.6
2004 Makybe Diva Manawa King Mummify 3:21.2
2003 Honor Babe County Tyrone Grey Song 3:30.5
2002 Henderson Bay Mr. Prudent Spirit of Westbury 3:26.7
2001 Mr. Prudent Prophet’s Kiss Starina 3:26.9
2000 Streak Sharscay Ears’ Ronny 3:30.3