The Sale Cup is a 1600 metre open handicap race run by the Sale Turf Club in late October. It is held at Sale as part of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.
Race Type: Listed
Distance: 1600 metres
Conditions: Open handicap
Track: Sale Racecourse, Sale, Victoria
Date: Sunday 25 October 2020
Sale Cup Race History
This race is the majn race of the year for the Sale Turf Club and is held on the last Sunday in October where it is the feature event of the meeting. It has been a Listed race since 2014 but has a long history. It has been at the current distance of 1600m since 1988 but was 2200m from 1979 to 1987, 2025m in 1978 and 1700m up to 1977. Very few mares have won this race.
Last mare to win: Summer Alert (1996)
Multiple winners: Spotted Nose (1960 & 1961)
Fastest time (1600m): Zaparri (1993) 1:34:6 (Course record)
Interesting trivia: The Sale Cup used to be run in February.
Past winners of the Sale Cup
Winners of past Sale Cups include Mouro (2013), Sertorius (2012), Mr Baritone (2007), Panoramic Lad (2002) and Prince Salieri (1991).