The Sale Cup is a Listed 1600m race held at Sale Racecourse in Victoria. The handicap has a total prize pool of $200,000 and in 2020 will be run on Sunday, October 25.
Gold Fields won the Sale Cup in 2019 for the Logan McGill stable. He beat out a solid field that included Mandela Effect, Rox The Castle and Fastnet Tempest. After saluting in the race, Gold Fields won the Group 3 Sandown Stakes.
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Some strong horses have won the Sale Cup over the years, including 2014 winner Sonntag and 2017 victory Moss ‘n’ Dale. Sonntag is a Group 1 winner, having crossed the line first in the 2014 Queensland Derby.
In 2019, Gold Fields clocked 1:38.20 to win the Sale Cup. The fastest time in the race over the last five years belongs to Doubt Defying, who ran an impressive 1:35.56 to claim victory in 2018. It was less than a second behind the 1600m track record which belongs to Zaparri (1:34.60).
SALE CUP WINNERS
2019 – Gold Fields (1:38.20)
2018 – Doubt Defying (1:35.56)
2017 – Moss ‘n’ Dale (1:36.83)
2016 – First Course (1:43.85)
2015 – Evangelist (1:36.82)
2014 – Sonntag (1:37.82)