2016 Liverpool City Cup Field & Barriers
Liverpool City Cup
The 2016 Liverpool City Cup is a Group 3 open handicap held at Warwick Farm Racecourse in Sydney each February.
Run over 1300 metres, the $150,000 event tests a number of quality horses as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
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The Liverpool City Cup takes place on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Warwick Farm, the biggest day of the year at the third of Sydney’s Racecourses. It runs alongside the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes and the Group 2 Surround Stakes.
Apart from the financial carrot available in the Liverpool City Cup, perhaps the best prize to come from winning the black-type event is ballot exemption into the prestigious Doncaster Mile.
The best horses from the Liverpool City Cup often go on to contest Group 1 events later in the carnival as was the case this year with Ofcourseican who took out the Coolmore Classic in her next start.
Many quality horses have won the Liverpool City Cup in recent years, going on to achieve success at Group 1 level.
In 2008, the Liverpool City Cup was won by Danleigh who went on to claim four Group 1 victories and more than $2.3 million in prize money.
|2007||The Free Stater|
|2005||Sam Sung A Song|
Warwick Farm Racecourse
Host of the Liverpool City Cup is of course Warwick Farm Racecourse, a quality throughbred racing facility in Sydney.
Warwick Farm is a tight-turning track with a circumference of 1937 metres and a 326-metre straight.
Other races apart from the Liverpool City Cup held at Warwick Farm include the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, the Group 2 Surround Stakes, the Group 2 Warwick Stakes, the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes and the Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes.
Liverpool City Cup Betting
Given the Liverpool City Cup takes place on Chipping Norton Stakes Day, it always receives plenty of attention from punters and also provides great insight into a number of runners who will compete in bigger events throughout the Autumn Carnival.
One of the best Liverpool City Cup betting tips you’ll hear is this: Don’t bet on a horse unless it’s won a 1300m race under handicap conditions at group level previously. Overwhelmingly, the history of this race favours those horses which have already proven themselves.
When making your Liverpool City Cup betting selections, be sure to include some proven runners, and only take a punt on a wild card if you’ve got some solid inside advice.