The cup is held on the second Monday of March since March 2006. Before 2006 it was held in May.
- From 1884 to 1944 the race was run over 13 furlongs (approximately 2,600 metres).
- In 1980 and 2000 the race was run at Victoria Park.
- Effective from 2007 the race was downgraded from Group 1 to Group 2 status following a decision by the Australian Pattern Committee.