Christmas Cup Race Information

The Christmas Cup is a 2400 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in December. It is held at Rosehill.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2400 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 2 December 2023

Christmas Cup Race History

See the 2023 Christmas Cup Preview and results.

See the 2022 Christmas Cup Preview and results.

It mas moved from Randwick to Rosehill in 2023.

Coming soon.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win; Saigon Tea (2014)

Multiple winners: High Spi (1989 & 1990); Saydor (1963 & 1964); Prince Delville (1955 & 1956)

Fastest time (2400m): Hi Spi (1989) 2:27:22

Leading jockeys: Kevin Langby  with 6 wins (Lady Upstage 1978; Gold Pulse 1976; Persian Philosopher 1975; Igloo 1971; Saydor 1964; Hero Bird 1962).

Interesting trivia: Race not held in 2007 due to equine influenza

Past winners of the Christmas Cup

Winners of past Christmas Cups include horses that are handy middle-distance and staying types.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Stockman Little Mix Torrens
2022 Torrens Bonny Ezra Regal Lion
2021 Mightybeel Herman Hesse Cryptogram
2020 Significance He Runs Away Purrfect Deal
2019 Morton’s Fork High Bridge Miss Moana
2018 Our Century Exoteric Destiny’s Kiss
2017 Vassal Broadside Prince Cheri
2016 Destiny’s Kiss Iggi Pop Danjeu
2015 Sir John Hawkwood Jiayuguan Lucky Lucky Lucky
2014 Saigon Tea Terai Metaphorical
2013 Permit Martinvast Hoylonny
2012 Cantonese Iggi Pop Fiumicino
2011 Sea Galleon Nextanix Count Encosta
2010 Bellagio Win Rock Kingdom Jungle Rocket
2009 Scouting Wide Bright Mind Star Ripper
2008 Ready To Lift Zazabeau Rainbow Styling
2007 **Race not run**
2006 Taken At The Flood Confusion Reggie
2005 Lord Of The Land Publicity Stunt Princess Gemma
2004 Reclaim Stoway Carngo
2003 Sadarar Windorf Grampians
2002 Airlie Bird Stoway Big Doug
2001 Silent Impact Majestically Altiero
2000 Crown Duo Vitrinite Consolidator
1999 Pasta Express Yippyio Zanetta
1998 Lahar Madjic Bombast
1997 Stony Bay Morning Mail He’s A Dane
1996 Century Boy Western Approaches Waikikamukau
1995 Praise Indeed Yobro Night After
1994 Pops Dream Striking Gold Western Approaches
1993 Jenkins Demerit Striking Gold
1992 Silk Ali Swiss Cotton Many Hands
1991 Bass Drum Stawell Gift Hot Reception
1990 High Spi Plume D’Or Veille Sunshine Sally
1989 High Spi Our Tour De France Palace Revolt
1988 Macquarie Prince Lord Foxing Ironic Lady