23 Oct, 2020
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The Rosehill Gold Cup a 2000m quality handicap race held at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney. It has a prize pool of $500,000 and in 2020 will be run on Saturday, October 31, which is the same day as the Golden Eagle.
James McDonald rode Tally to victory in the 2019 edition of the Rosehill Gold Cup. A pair of Chris Waller runners made up the placings, with Another Dollar finishing second and The Lord Mayor running third. Later in 2019, Tally raced in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic but finished in the middle of the pack.
The Sydney Spring Carnival continues to change and evolve in an attempt to bridge the gap between its product and that of Melbourne’s. The Rosehill Gold Cup is part of that change, being introduced alongside the $7.5 million Golden Eagle to build-up a big race day. Alongside the $500,000 prize money, there is also potential bonuses for horses that can have success in the lead-up to the Rosehill Gold Cup.
Tally clocked 2:02.53 to win the 2019 edition of the Rosehill Gold Cup, however, he fell over two seconds behind the track record. In 2014, Hampton Court recorded 2:00.30, which still stands as the Rosehill 2000m track record.
1st – Tally (2:02.53)
2nd – Another Dollar – 1.3L
3rd – The Lord Mayor – 1.5L
4th – Morton’s Fork – 2.8L