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Roma Cup

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VEGA MAGIC was the winner of a Roma Cup.
VEGA MAGIC was the winner of a Roma Cup. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Roma Cup is a Group 3 race for open sprinters conducted by Perth Racing at Ascot in Perth.
The Roma Cup was first run in 1966 and was won by Summer Storm.
It is run over 1200m under Weight For Age conditions.
The Roma Cup is the first of a series of WFA races during the winter in Perth. The Belmont Sprint, Hyperion Stakes and Strickland Stakes follow.
The Roma Cup was a Principal race until 1980 then became a Group 3.
The 2020 Roma Cup was worth $160,000 in prize money – reduced due to the coronavirus.
Fred Kersley, Jim Taylor and Trevor Andrews have won three times while Paul Harvey has ridden the winner of the race four times.
The 2020 race included three G1 winners and multiple other stakes performers as old Vega Magic returned to his winnings ways in a blanket finish.
Earlier winners include Clear Mak (1973/1974), Tangiers (1980/1981), Wild Side (1982/1983), Miss Muffet (1988), Doctor Golly (1992/1993), Wabasso (1994), Defensive Play (1995), Singing The Blues (1997), Tribula (2003), Modem (2004), El Presidente (2008), Grand Nirvana (2009/2011), Luckygray (2012/2015), Magnifisio (2014), Rock Magic (2017/2018) and Vega Magic (2020).
The 2020 Roma Cup was won by Vega Magic from The Velvet King and Durendal.


Racing and Sports

Previous Roma Cup Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
VEGA MAGIC (AUS) 7G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ADMIRABLE (AUS) MAGIC ALBERT (AUS)
P CARBERY58.5S & J CASEY3
VITAL SILVER (AUS) 5G
WANTED (AUS) - VINTAGE SILVER (AUS) MAROONED (GB)
P HALL58.5DANIEL & BEN PEARCE8
ROCK MAGIC (AUS) 8G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ROCKABUBBLE (AUS) BUBBLE GUM FELLOW (JPN)
W PIKE58.5CHRIS GANGEMI3
ROCK MAGIC (AUS) 7G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ROCKABUBBLE (AUS) BUBBLE GUM FELLOW (JPN)
JARRAD NOSKE58.5CHRIS GANGEMI11
BATTLE HERO (AUS) 4G
STRATUM (AUS) - FROMM (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
W PIKE58.5GRANT WILLIAMS6
LUCKYGRAY (AUS) 7G
BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) - DAMAH LADY (AUS) MUKADDAMAH (USA)
S O'DONNELL58.5T M ANDREWS2
MAGNIFISIO (AUS) 4M
MAGNUS (AUS) - IFESTIO (AUS) KEY BUSINESS (AUS)
J BROWN56.5JIM P TAYLOR12
POWER PRINCESS (AUS) 6M
MARWINA (AUS) - ALL ELECTRIC (AUS) CANONISE (AUS)
P D KNUCKEY56.5SIMON A MILLER2
LUCKYGRAY (AUS) 4G
BRADBURY'S LUCK (AUS) - DAMAH LADY (AUS) MUKADDAMAH (USA)
S O'DONNELL58.5G P POLETTI6
GRAND NIRVANA (AUS) 5G
SCENIC (IRE) - PARADISE PARK (AUS) BLETCHLEY PARK (IRE)
D J STAECK58.5FRED KERSLEY11
VAIN RAIDER (AUS) 5G
KENVAIN (AUS) - TROPICAL MINX (AUS) CARRY A SMILE (AUS)
J P CLAITE58.5JIM P TAYLOR9
GRAND NIRVANA (AUS) 3G
SCENIC (IRE) - PARADISE PARK (AUS) BLETCHLEY PARK (IRE)
D J STAECK57.0FRED KERSLEY3
EL PRESIDENTE (AUS) 4G
DANTE'S FURY (AUS) - COTTAGE ROSE (AUS) CHERAW (IRE)
J P CLAITE58.5B V WATKINS10
NO QUESTIONS (AUS) 4M
XAAR (GB) - SORBONIERE (AUS) KENMARE (FR)
P J HARVEY56.0T M ANDREWS5
IS AMAZING (AUS) 4M
LARANTO (AUS) - ISABO (AUS) IS IT TRUE (USA)
S MCGRUDDY55.0FRED KERSLEY6
AVENIDA MADERO (AUS) 6M
METAL STORM (FR) - JEVFIMO (AUS) FIMISTON (AUS)
J BROWN55.0JIM P TAYLOR11
MODEM (AUS) 5G
BLETCHLEY PARK (IRE) - REFURBISH (AUS) JOINDRE (AUS)
P J HARVEY57.5T M ANDREWS4
TRIBULA (AUS) 5M
TRIBU (AUS) - TABULA (AUS) DYNAMO (NZ)
MS ALANA WILLIAMS55.0A H MORTIMER9
KAPRATS (AUS) 5G
STAR PAK (AUS) - SISTER FAIR (AUS) RIDGEWAY (AUS)
P KING57.5WARREN RADFORD4
SECRET REMEDY (AUS) 3C
ZEDRICH (AUS) - SWEET SARATOGA (AUS) ZABALETA (USA)
T STUBBERFIELD56.5NEVILLE PARNHAM4
STAR SYSTEM (AUS) 5G
STAR PAK (AUS) - PEARL POWER (AUS) RARE PEARL (FR)
P J HARVEY57.5F H MAYNARD9

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