Southern Country Cups is Back

Southern Country Cups is Back

Bruce Stewart

27th April 2021

The Southern Country Cup is back on the cards this Sunday after not being held last season.

The 2700 metre feature dates back to 2001 when Bonnie Lass trained by Brent McIntyre won the race beating Pickapocket.

This year’s feature sponsored by Regent Car Court has drawn a small field with backmarker Pembrook Playboy odds on to win the feature.

Pembrook Playboy

Southern Country Cups Facts and Figures:

  • This year is the 20th running of the Country Cup, first run in 2001 when the winner was Bonnie Lass.
  • Current race record: Pemberton Shard 3-21.2 (2014)
  • Most successful driver: Dexter Dunn (3) and Brent Barclay (3).
  • Winners include: Shortys Girl (2002), Howard Bromac (2004), Beaudiene Bad Babe (2010), Franco Ledger (2012) and Vintage Cheddar (2019).
  • No horse has win the race twice.
  • Leading point’s scorer 2020/2021: Memphis Tennessee (58).
  • The race was not held in 2020.

2019 Country Cups winner Vintage Cheddar

Southern Harness will talk to trainers Brett Gray, Nathan Williamson, Alister Black, Regan Todd, Tony Barron and Mark Jones about their runners for Diamonds Day and their comments will be posted on this website on Wednesday.

Guaranteed $10,000 for all First 4’s stuck on Sunday – Diamonds Day – This Sunday.