Ladies Day Cup
The Ladies Day Cup, which is registered as the Safilo Cup, is a 1600m Listed race held at Hawkesbury Racecourse in New South Wales. The handicap has a $150,000 prize pool and in 2020 will be run on Thursday, November 5.
Cellarman won the 2019 edition of the Ladies Day Cup for the Chris Waller stable, with Tamarack and Taikomochi finishing second and third respectively. Testashadow rounded out the first four with Rachel King onboard. After the victory, Cellarman only took part in three more races before retiring.
The first running of the Listed Ladies Day Cup was in 2005, with the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wild Queen scoring the victory. Since then a few trainers have had great success in the race. Peter Snowden won it three straight times from 2009-2011, meanwhile, Chris Waller has claimed victory three times in the last six runnings of the Ladies Day Cup.
In 2019, Cellarman clocked 1:35.65 to win the Ladies Day Cup, however, it was the first time it had been run as a 1600m race. Duca Valentinois had the fastest 1400m race time with 1:21.90 and Blessus clocked 1:14.72 in 2008 to lead all 1300m times.
LADIES DAY CUP WINNERS
2019 – Cellarman (1:35.65)
2018 – Pecans (1:22.62) (1400m)
2017 – Duca Valentinois (1:21.90) (1400m)
2016 – Famous Seamus (1:22.36) (1400m)
2015 – RACE NOT HELD
2014 – Strawberry Boy (1:22.94) (1400m)
2013 – Tromso (1:23.30) (1400m)
2012 – All Legal (1:16.36) (1300m)
2011 – Shannara (1:15.90) (1300m)
2010 – Kanzan (1:16.51) (1300m)