Coongy Cup 2021

Wednesday October 13, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Coongy Cup serves as a final potential lead-up into the Caulfield Cup field.

The Coongy Cup is a Group 3 race run at Caulfield Racecourse on the Wednesday before Caulfield Cup Day in mid-October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Part of the Thousand Guineas Day mid-week race card that also features the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes for three-year-olds and the Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase, the Coongy Cup is a handicap clash run over 2000m.

Along with the $200,000 stakes, the Coongy Cup now also offers a final ballot exemption into the Group 1 $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) run three days later.

Run and won since 1898, the race has held Group 3 status since 1978 and from 1998-2018 ran on Caulfield Cup Day.

Shocking ran second in the Coongy Cup results of 2009 before going on to win that year’s iconic Melbourne Cup over the two miles at Flemington.

This season the 2021 Coongy Cup ran on Wednesday October 13, 2021 and was won by the Queensland Oaks winner Duais.

2021 Coongy Cup Results

The official Coongy Cup 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Wednesday October 13, 2021.

  • 1st: #2 Duais
  • 2nd: #6 Wentwood
  • 3rd: #3 Floating Artist

A quick back-up into Saturday’s Caulfield Cup field looks likely for the Edward Cummings-trained mare Duais ($11) after her narrow win in the Coongy Cup 2021 results on Thousand Guineas Day defeating Wentwood (2nd) and the beaten odds-on favourite Floating Artist (3rd).

Coongy Cup Race Info

  • Date: Wednesday October 13, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1898

Coongy Cup Betting

Coongy Cup betting markets are led by in-form staying types with form over the 2000m – 2400m distance range.

Any previous Group 1 performers down in grade as well as the best out of the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) are usually kept safe in the Coongy Cup odds.

Wolfe ($3.50 in 2019) and Nonconformist ($3.30 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Coongy Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Coongy Cup Odds

The season’s top Coongy Cup 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below as soon as open.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Coongy Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Coongy Cup Field

The Coongy Cup field attracts a quality line-up of stayers chasing the eleventh-hour ballot exemption into the Caulfield cup field.

Potential lead-up races into the Coongy Cup field include the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and the Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m).

Following a run in the Coongy Cup field stayers may contest the Group 3 Bendigo Cup (2400m) on the Wednesday after Cox Plate Day hoping to earn a Melbourne Cup start.

The Coongy Cup final acceptances are released on the Monday before the race runs on a Wednesday after Caulfield Guineas Day with the early nominations closing the Thursday prior.

2021 Coongy Cup Field

The official Coongy Cup 2021 field and barriers will be published in full below once final acceptances are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week.

A field of nine potential Caulfield Cup hopefuls do battle in the 2021 Coongy Cup on Saturday with Floating Artist odds-on to post a fourth straight win.

2021 Coongy Cup Nominations

The early Coongy Cup 2021 Nominations are taken the Thursday prior to the race and will be published below once confirmed.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightPenaltyHcp Rating
11x12454x65COLETTEM5James Cummings159kg110
2211x2x03x6KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR)G7Robert Hickmott258kg104
32821121×36DUAISM4Edward Cummings355.5kg103
4x221211251GRAND PROMENADE (GB)G6Ciaron Maher & David Eustace457.5kg103
580571520×0PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)M6Symon Wilde555.5kg103
653x4x11x0xNICKAJACK CAVE (IRE)G6Peter G Moody657.5kg103
79x3502x641NONCONFORMISTG5Grahame Begg757kg102
818227×0551SECRET BLAZEG6Tony & Calvin McEvoy856.5kg101
96151004306INVERLOCH (IRE)G8Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young956kg100
1075x55x0111FLOATING ARTIST (GB)G6Ciaron Maher & David Eustace1055.5kg99
1135×5282536DR DRILL (GB)G7Ciaron Maher & David Eustace1155kg98
123662218×05DOUBLE YOU TEEG7Patrick Payne1254kg96
138x0x574x08SHERWOOD FORESTG5Tony Pike1354kg95
145116x510x4WENTWOOD (GB)G7Maddie Raymond1454kg94
15x823311x03ZAYYDANI (NZ)M5Ben & JD Hayes1554kg92
169x4121x242SKYMAN (GB)G6Chris Waller1654kg92
17313x21x5x7PAPPALINO (FR)G6Archie Alexander1754kg92
18528434×172BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB)G7Ciaron Maher & David Eustace1854kg90
19851175×331STARCASTER (GB)G7Anthony & Sam Freedman1954kg88
20x0x0558x96CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)G6Aaron Purcell2054kg87
212835×55611THOUGHT OF THATG5Ciaron Maher & David Eustace2154kg86
22050×314315GHODELEINEM7Andrew Noblet2254kg85
23451439×939AUSSIE NUGGET (IRE)G6Anthony & Sam Freedman2354kg83
241x4339x405IMPECUNIOUS (NZ)M4Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young2454kg80
252510×7HEZASHOCKA (NZ)G4Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)2554kg80
26x706106044BALLET MASTER (NZ)G8Chris Hyland2654kg80
27212×89BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ)M4Grahame Begg2754kg78
2851111×763MAHASHAKTIM5Mitchell Freedman2854kg78

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Coongy Cup Tips

Top Coongy Cup tips include looking for the best out of the traditional lead-up races including the Naturalism Stakes run at the same track and distance, backing the runners from the better stables and any Group 1 performers down in grade.

2021 Coongy Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Coongy Cup 2021 betting tips and Caulfield racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the Caulfield Cup lead-up this spring.

  • To Win: #3 Floating Artist ($1.85 at time of publish)

Hard to tip against this in-form import for Maher/Eustace who has been in flying form posting a hat-trick of wins ahead of this. Scratched from last weekend’s racing and gets the chance to extend the winning streak in a winnable race and potentially back-up in the Caulfield Cup field.

Coongy Cup Form Guide

The Coongy Cup form guide features all the info punters need to place a well-informed wager on the 2000m showdown including the saddlecloth number, barrier, trainer and jockey of all the runners in the field.

It is crucial to look at the Coongy Cup form for stayers proven at the distance, those getting in well in the weights and runners out of a good lead-up run in a race like the Naturalism Stakes.

2021 Coongy Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coongy Cup 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Coongy Cup Results

The Coongy Cup results and finishing order are announced on the Wednesday after Caulfield Guineas Day when the event runs on the midweek race card at Caulfield Racecourse.

As well as the Coongy Cup winner, successful trifecta and first four you can also see the starting price and margin of all the runners as well as any scratched horses.

Notable recent Coongy Cup winners include Rose Of Kingston (1982), that year’s subsequent Melbourne Cup third placegetter Maybe Better (2006) and Vanbrugh (2016).

In 2018 there was a dead heat in the Coongy Cup results between Best Of Days and Mask Of Time.

Coongy Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021 Coongy Cup 1st Duais 2 minutes 3.28 seconds
2nd Wentwood
3rd Floating Artist
2020 Coongy Cup 1st Nonconformist 2 minutes 3.75 seconds
2nd Harlem
3rd Kiwia
2019 Coongy Cup 1st Wolfe 2 minutes 2.73 seconds
2nd Top Of The Range
3rd Kiwia
2018 Coongy Cup 1st Best Of Days / Mask Of Time* 2 minutes 7.07 seconds
3rd Life Less Ordinary
2017 Coongy Cup 1st Kiwia 2 minutes 2.99 seconds
2nd Samovare
3rd Maurus
2016 Coongy Cup 1st Vanbrugh 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd It’s Somewhat
2015 David Jones Cup 1st Stratum Star 2 minutes 2.13 seconds
2nd Awesome Rock
3rd Leebaz
2014 David Jones Cup 1st Contributer 2 minutes 5.3 seconds
2nd Noble Protector
3rd Signoff
2013 David Jones Cup 1st Spurtonic 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Bass Strait
3rd Garud
2012 David Jones Cup 1st Lightinthenite 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Bagman
3rd Extra Zero
2011 David Jones Cup 1st Foreteller 2 minutes 3.0 seconds
2nd Extra Zero
3rd Midnight Martini
2010 David Jones Cup 1st Ginga Dude 2 minutes 6.7 seconds
2nd Purple
3rd Zoomin
2009 David Jones Cup 1st Baughurst 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Shocking
3rd Pacino
2008 David Jones Cup 1st Baughurst 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Pacino
3rd Annenkov
2007 David Jones Cup 1st Fire In The Night 2 minutes 2.4 seconds
2nd Molotov
3rd Pacino
2006 David Jones Cup 1st Maybe Better 2 minutes 1.2 seconds
2nd King Of Ashford
3rd Temple Hills
2005 David Jones Cup 1st Activation 2 minutes 0.6 seconds
2nd Studebaker
3rd Uprize
2004 David Jones Cup 1st Reclaim 2 minutes 5.7 seconds
2nd Pretorius
3rd Star Of Grechen
2003 David Jones Cup 1st Frightening 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Crawl
3rd Adolescence
2002 David Jones Cup 1st Mr Lofty 2 minutes 2.0 seconds
2nd Little Miss Quick
3rd Society Beau
2001 David Jones Cup 1st Citras Prince 2 minutes 4.1 seconds
2nd Indian Ridge
3rd Tempest Morn
2000 David Jones Cup 1st Typhoon 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Avilde
3rd Slavonic

*Dead Heat