Parramatta Cup Race Information

The Parramatta Cup is a 1900 metre quality handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club in February. It is run at Rosehill as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1900 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $140,000
  • Date: Saturday 20 February 2021

Parramatta Cup Race History

The race was first held over 10 furlongs (about 2000m) in 1961 when it was won by Valerius ridden by J Thompson and trained by Frank Dalton.

Parramatta Cup Facts

Last mare to win: Laguna Lake (2003)

Fastest time (1900m): Arab Dawn (2016) 1:56:30

Leading trainer: TJ (Tommy) Smith with 8 wins (Rajamah 1988; Our Shout 1984; Powerful Prince 1982; King’s Ideal 1981; Sir Francis 1972; Court Prince 1969; Man About Town 1967; Alpensea 1963). His daughter Gai Waterhouse has trained 6 winners (Greatwood 2015; Restless 2004; Laguna Lake 2003; Primrose Sands 2001; Jazzac 1999; Balmaressa 1995).

Interesting trivia: Race not run in 1973.

Past winners of the Parramatta Cup

Winners of past Parramatta Cups include horses that go on to win major races.

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Sacramento Sikandarabad The Lord Mayor
2020 Mustajeer Eastender Red Cardinal
2019 Red Cardinal Big Duke Age Of Fire
2018 More Energy Supply And Demand Liapari
2017 Classic Uniform Red Excitement Song And Laughter