One of the time-honoured feature events on the GRNSW calendar, the inaugural Sydney Cup was run in 1963, over 790 yards on the grass at Wentworth Park. The first Sydney Cup was taken out by consistent local greyhound Wally’s Best.
The race has been held every October, and is now a part of the Million Dollar Chase carnival, with the heats the only other races run on Chase semi-final night, and the culmination of the event on Million Dollar Chase Grand Final night.
The Sydney Cup has been won by some of the staying superstars of the sport including Zoom Top (1968), Miss Hi Lo (1973 and 1974, the only dual winner), and National Lass (1985).
In 2018 Poco Dorado defeated her sister Veloce Nero, then 12 months on it looked like another sibling, Blue Moon Rising, would make it back to back Sydney Cups for the littermates.
But a storming finish from Victorian-trained stayer Boom Doom saw him grab Blue Moon Rising on the post, and provide trainer Andrea Dailly with add yet another feature race victory to add to her already impressive resume.