Held each year on CF Orr Stakes Day in mid-February, the Carlyon Cup is a Group 3 Open Race held at Melbourne’s prestigious Caulfield Racecourse. The race itself is run over the mile (1600m) under set weight and penalty conditions, and is usually used as a lead up race for successful gallopers. The Group 2 Blamey Stakes, held at Flemington Racecourse on Australian Cup Day, may be the next target selected by owners and trainers, while the Group 2 St George Sakes, held at the same venue on Blue Diamond Stakes Day, is also an option.
In 2017 the Carlyon offers prize money of $150,000 and over the years has been won by a number of classy gallopers such as Super Impose (1989), Veandercross (1993), Northerly (2001) and Apache Cat (2007). The event has quite a history with its inauguration as a Principal Race coming in 1977. However, it was run as a Group 2 between 1980 to 2002, before dropping back to Group 3 in 2003.
|2016||BURNING FRONT||BRAD RAWILLER||DARREN WEIR||01:36.9|
|2015||SMOKIN' JOEY||CHRIS PARNHAM||WEZ HUNTER||01:35.6|
|2014||CHASE THE RAINBOW||CRAIG WILLIAMS||RICK HORE-LAY||01:37.7|
|2013||BUDRIGUEZ||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID JOLLY||01:36.1|
|2012||MANIGHAR||LUKE NOLEN||CHRISTOPHE CLEMENT||01:37.1|
|2011||LORD PYRUS||CRAIG WILLIAMS||WENDY BANNEROT||01:22.5|
|2010||RIGHTFULLY YOURS||CRAIG NEWITT||MICK PRICE||01:23.0|
|2009||TIME MATTERS||STEVE ARNOLD||DARREN WEIR||01:23.6|
|2008||PUBLISHING||STEVE ARNOLD||PETER MORGAN||01:23.7|
|2007||APACHE CAT||GLEN BOSS||GREG EURELL||01:22.2|
|2006||LIVE IN VAIN||LUKE NOLEN||NICOLE BUGGERMANN||01:22.3|