Winners and Past Results for the Roma Cup.
Perth Racing hosts a number of black type races during the autumn racing carnival which includes the Roma Cup usually held at the end of May.
The Group 3 weight for age race is for horses three years old and over and run over 1200 metres on the Belmont Park Track in Perth.
Prize money for the Roma Cup is worth $125,000 for the winning connections. This race is usually consists mostly of local Perth based runners and also of other runners that travel from the northern part of the state.
The race serves as the ideal preparation for the Group 3 Belmont Sprint in June. Luckygray (2012), Grand Nirvana (2011), Modem (2004) and Tribula (2003) have all won the Roma Cup & Belmont Sprint double in the past years.
Summer Storm triumphed over 10 furlong to win the first Roma Cup as a principal race in 1966.
This race was granted Group 3 status in 1980 while undergoing a few changes in distances over the years as well.
El Presidente in 2008 is among the notable sprinters to win the Roma Cup after a series of successful Group wins in the 2007 season.
|Year||Roma Cup Winners|
|1997||Singing The Blues|
|1996||Red Eye Special|
|1987||Beau's Your Uncle|