The Seymour Cup is one of the premier country cups in Victoria during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. An Open Handicap race, it’s run over 1600m and boasts $150,000 in prize money. In the country racing world, the Seymour Cup is up there with the best of them. The Cup usually attracts a decent field and often handy horses from the city make the trek to the picturesque course.
Since its inception in 1882, the race has fielded some quality competitors, such as Tears I Cry, who finished 3rd in 2007 (behind Correct Amoondo and You Sexy Boy), before placing in the Crystal Mile and then taking out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes.
|2015||TURN ME LOOSE||OPIE BOSSON||MICHAEL BAKER||01:35.0|
|2014||BEL THOR||TOMMY BERRY||WEZ HUNTER||01.36.4|
|2013||SYSMO||NICHOLAS HALL||TONY MCEVOY||01.36.6|
|2012||CALLANISH||DALE SMITH||MICK PRICE||01.36.4|
|2011||TIAKINUI||JAMES WINKS||MATTHEW ENRIGHT||01.35.7|
|2010||OUR LUKAS||DANNY NIKOLIC||ROBERT HEATHCOTE||01.35.5|
|2009||MANDELA||MARK ZAHRA||RICHARD YUILL||01.35.7|
|2008||AZTEC SMYTZER||MARK PEGUS||BYRON COZAMANIS||01.35.7|
|2007||CORRECT AMOONDO||NASH RAWILLER||RODNEY DOUGLAS||01.37.4|
|2006||THIN AND CRISPY||JASON BENBOW||PETER MOODY||01.36.1|
|2005||LIFE’S A BOUNTY||LUKE CURRIE||DAN O’SULLIVAN||01.34.6|
*Following a $5.15 million track upgrade at Seymour racecourse, the Seymour Cup was not run in 2016