T.S. Carlyon Cup

Looking for early info on this year’s T.S. Carlyon Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

T.S. Carlyon Cup, Caulfield Racecourse

Run over 1,600 metres in February, the T.S. Carlyon Cup attracts a variety of milers of all ages from around Australia and the world.

Starting out as a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 in 1980, before being demoted to Group 3 status in 2003.

If a horse performs in the T.S. Carlyon Cup, you may well see them in the Futurity Stakes, taking a couple of weeks later.

T.S. Carlyon Cup 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1977

T.S. Carlyon Cup Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the T.S. Carlyon Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s T.S. Carlyon Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s T.S. Carlyon Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s T.S. Carlyon Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the T.S. Carlyon 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 T.S. Carlyon 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 T.S. Carlyon Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the T.S. Carlyon Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the T.S. Carlyon 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 T.S. Carlyon Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The T.S. Carlyon Cup

  1. Log in 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 T.S. Carlyon Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

T.S. Carlyon Cup 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the T.S. Carlyon Cup here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 09/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Which Horse Will Win The T.S. Carlyon Cup

The best way to pick who will win the T.S. Carlyon 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 consideration are as follows:

  • Seasons Beginnings – This will be the first run of the season for a lot of horses. Look for strong performers coming out of a spell.
  • Weight Watchers – As with any set weights with penalties race, some horses will get some weight relief, while others will need to be a strong enough performer to outpace their handicap.
  • Small Field – The final field for this race can be truly tiny. Makes place betting much easier, though of course the payout is lower.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

T.S. Carlyon Cup 2020 Field

Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners below.

T.S. Carlyon Cup 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Barrier Draw

The 2020 T.S. Carlyon Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Nominations

Nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Weights

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, the 3rd of February, 2020.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of February, 2020.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2020.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 8th of February, 2020.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Prize Money

The T.S. Carlyon Cup prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $96,000
2nd $28,800
3rd $14,400
4th $7,200
5th $4,000
6th $3,200
7th $3,200
8th $3,200

T.S. Carlyon Cup Race Number

The T.S. Carlyon Cup is race number 8 on the 8th of February, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

T.S. Carlyon 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 T.S. Carlyon Cup has been released.

T.S. Carlyon Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 T.S. Carlyon Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

T.S. Carlyon Cup Winners

Winners of the T.S. Carlyon Cup for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Avilius James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 57.5 kgs 1:37.08
2018 Gailo Chop Darren Weir Mark Zahra 58.5 kgs 1:38.22
2017 Burning Front Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 57 kgs 1:35.98
2016 Burning Front Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 56 kgs 1:36.91
2015 Smokin’ Joey Wez Hunter Chris Parnham 58.5 kgs 1:35.69
2014 Chase The Rainbow Rick Hore-Lacy Craig Williams 56 kgs 1:37.78
2013 Budriguez David Jolly Craig Williams 56 kgs 1:36.18
2012 Manighar Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56 kgs 1:37.17
2011 Lord Pyrus Judy Mawer Craig Williams 55.5 kgs 1:37.28
2010 Rightfully Yours Mick Price Craig Newitt 56 kgs 1:23.00
2009 Time Matters Darren Weir Steven Arnold 55.5 kgs 1:23.00
2008 Publishing John Sadler Steven Arnold 57 kgs 1:23.71
2007 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Glen Boss 58 kgs 1:22.25
2006 Live In Vain Peter Moody Luke Nolen 54.5 kgs 1:22.36
2005 Niagara Falls Peter Moody Steven King 52.5 kgs 1:36.75
2004 La Sirenuse Tony McEvoy Brady Cross 51 kgs 1:36.24
2003 No Deposit Robert Smerdon Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:35.63
2002 Piper Star Roger James Scott Seamer 53.5 kgs 1:38.07
2001 Northerly Fred Kersley Greg Childs 58 kgs 1:35.10
2000 Skoozi Please Graeme Rogerson Jim Cassidy 56 kgs 1:39.06