2017 Parramatta Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Parramatta Cup

The 2017 Parramatta Cup is a Listed stayers’ event held in late February leading into the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The 2017 Parramatta Cup will take place on February 18th, 2017.Parramatta Cup

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Run over 2000 metres, the Parramatta Cup provides an early staying test and is often used to determine an autumn plan by a number of trainers.

Offering $125,000 in prize money, the Parramatta Cup always attracts some quality horses who have the opportunity to earn their stripes ahead of some of the biggest staying events in Australia.

The very best performers in the Parramatta Cup may go on to contest the major metropolitan staying events and can sometimes get as far as the prestigious BMW or Sydney Cup.

Horses that don’t succeed in the Parramatta Cup will often continue their preparation at major provincial meetings or lower grade city races at Listed level or below.

The Parramatta Cup takes place as part of a bumper day at Rosehill which is highlighted by the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m). Also on the day is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m).

Rosehill Racecourse

Host of the Parramatta Cup, Rosehill Racecourse, is one of the most famous racetracks in the country.

One of two premier race tracks in Sydney, Rosehill boasts outstanding spectating facilities and hosts some of the nation’s most prestigious races.

Apart from the Parramatta Cup, Rosehill also holds the $3 million Golden Slipper for juveniles, the BMW for stayers, the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes, the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and the Rosehill Guineas.

Parramatta Cup News

Ten stayers have been confirmed in the 2017 Parramatta Cup field; highlighted by the inclusion of a number of notable horses targeting the Autumn Carnival’s showpiece distance races. Red Excitement has returned to the races in slick form this time and has been confirmed in the 2017 Parramatta Cup field…