- Race Date: 26th December 2022
- Race Category: Group 3
- Race Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Race Distance: 2000m
- Prize Purse Value: $200,000
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The Summer Cup is a 2000m race run on the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, in December on Boxing Day. The quality handicap race is reserved for horses aged three years and above. The Summer Cup was first held in 1890, and since 1979, it has been held as a Group 3 race. This year, the race is scheduled to be held on 26th December 2022 with a purse worth $200,000.
Summer Cup Betting Tips
The Summer Cup serves as a lead-up for the Perth Cup, a 2400m race run at the Ascot Racecourse on New Year’s Day, or on the day of the Magic Millions Race, a 1200m race run on the Gold Coast in January.
The Summer Cup racing line-up comprises quality runners from spring who may be backing up from a race like The Ingham, a Group 2 1600m race with a purse worth $2 million. The last galloper to complete a Summer Cup and Ingham Stakes double (previously known as Villiers Stakes) was Aqua D’Amore in 2005. The last time a favourite saluted for the punters was in 2020 when Spirit Ridge won with odds of $3.60. However, the previous year’s winner Parry Sound was a major upset as he won with odds of 25.
The betting markets for the Summer Cup are led by the horses with a previous win or notable performance at a similar distance race. Last-start winners, group performers, or returning runners with impressive performances in earlier events in the year usually have shorter odds at the Summer Cup and strong prospects of winning the race.