Carlyon Cup Race Information

The Carlyon Cup is a 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Melbourne Racing Club in early February. It is held at Caulfield on CF Orr Stakes day as one of the eight black-type races on the day.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 6 February 2021

Carlyon Cup Race History

The race was first held as the T.S. Carlyon Cup over 2000m at Caulfield in 1977 as a Principal Race and was won by a horse called Ngawyni.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Miss Siska (2020)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Cossack Warrior (1987); Filly – none

Multiple winners: Burning Front (2016 &2017)

Fastest time (1600m): Smokin’ Joey (2015) 1:35:6

Interesting trivia: 1978 winner Hyperno won the 1979 Melbourne Cup.

Past winners of the Carlyon Cup

Winners of past Carlyon Cups include Avilius 2019, Gailo Chop 2018, Smokin’Joey 2015, Apache Cat (2007), Northerly (2001), Toil (1996), Starstruck (1995), Veandercross (1993), Prince Salieri (1991), Super Impose (1989), Cossack Warrior (1987), Trissaro (1983), Marceau (1979), Hyperno (1978) and Ngawyni (1977).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Best Of Days Miss Siska Nonconformist
2020 Miss Siska Odeon Guizot
2019 Avilius Sikandarabad Night’s Watch
2018 Gailo Chop Harlem Lord Fandango
2017 Burning Front Humidor Tally
2016 Burning Front Red Excitement Dances On Stars