It is hard to focus purely on the horse when the rider is so intrinsically linked to the story. For The Offer, the story which evolved in the late Autumn Carnival of 2014 went beyond the wins and what was left on the track, it was as much a story about Tommy Berry living out the dreams of his late brother Nathan. The Offer, an Irish stayer, lined up for the first time with new rider Tommy Berry in the Manion Cup (G3). It was the first of three wins for the duo, and would prove to be a special partnership with The Offer delivering Tommy his first win since the passing of his brother when they saluted in the Chairman’s Handicap (G2) on day one of The Championships. Heading into the Sydney Cup, The Offer and Tommy had the country behind them as they started favourites. With a blessed ride, The Offer pulled ahead in the straight to take the Sydney Cup (G1) by almost four lengths.


Montjeu (IRE) - Valdara (GB) (by Darshaan (GB))

Winner – Sydney Cup 2014
Trainer Gai Waterhouse
Jockey Tommy Berry
Prizemoney Won $694,750
Lifetime Performance as at 30 April 2014
STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 2 3

Sydney Cup – Race Replay

2014 Winner: The Offer (IRE), 2nd Opinion (IRE), 3rd Sertorius
Time/Track 3-23.86 (Dead)

Sydney Cup Replay 2013
The Offer (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN)
Fairy Bridge (USA)
Floripedes (FR) Top Ville (IRE)
Toute Cry (FR)
Valdara (GB) Darshaan (GB) Shirley Heights (FR)
Delsy (FR)
Valverda (USA) Irish River (FR)
Via Venise (FR)