Geelong Cup 2019

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Geelong Cup form often stacks up in the Melbourne Cup field

The Geelong Cup is a Group 3 feature for stayers held  on a Wednesday in late October days before the premier 2040m Cox Plate during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The Geelong Cup field features stayers possibly coming out of the quick five day back-up out of the Caulfield Cup and heading towards November’s iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) run over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Run at Geelong Racecourse over 2400m the open handicap offers prize money of $400,000 and runs the Wednesday after Caulfield Cup Day, around a fortnight before Melbourne Cup Day, and has done so since 1947. First held back in 1872 when Flying Scud saluted, the Geelong Cup has been run over a host of different distances including originally over the same two miles (3200m) as the Melbourne Cup.

It has held Group 3 status since 2002 and notable Geelong Cup winners in recent years include Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who all went on to win the ‘race that stops a nation’ saluting in that year’s Melbourne Cup.

This year the Geelong Cup ran on Wednesday October 23, 2019 with an all-international trifecta led by Prince Of Arran. 

2019 Geelong Cup Results

The official Geelong Cup 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 23, 2019 .

  • 1st: #3 Prince Of Arran 
  • 2nd: #10 True Self
  • 3rd: #9 Haky

The international raiders dominated the Geelong Cup 2019 results with the Charlie Fellowes-trained Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter from last spring Prince Of Arran taking out top prize on way to another shot at the two mile classic on November 5.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 11 58kg $4.20F
2 10 TRUE SELF (IRE) William Mullins John Allen 0.2L 1 56.5kg $4.60
3 9 HAKY (IRE) John Hammond Ms Linda Meech 1.7L 3 57kg $26
4 4 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 2.1L 10 58kg $26
5 7 RED GALILEO (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Patrick Cosgrave 2.3L 4 57.5kg $13
6 11 SUPERNOVA (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3.3L 7 54kg $5.50
7 8 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 4.55L 8 57.5kg $6
8 6 GREY LION (IRE) Matthew Smith Craig Williams 4.75L 2 57.5kg $21
9 2 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 4.85L 6 58kg $31
10 5 DAL HARRAILD (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 8.35L 5 57.5kg $10
11 1 MUNTAHAA (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 9.6L 9 58kg $101

Geelong Cup Race Info

  • Date: Wednesday October 23, 2019
  • Track: Geelong Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1872
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Geelong Cup Betting & Odds

Geelong Cup betting is traditionally led by stayers with form over the distance who are heading into the Melbourne Cup. Internationals have featured prominently in the Geelong Cup odds since the success of French visitors Americain and Dunaden in successive years.

Before the 2019 victory by Prince Of Arran in an all-international Geelong Cup trifecta, Qewy had been the last raider to salute in the Geelong Cup in 2016 and was the second elect to salute, while in 2017 the Michael Moroney-trained import Vengeur Masque broke his maiden status down under winning at Geelong Cup odds of $15 ahead of the short-priced favourite. The following year in 2018 Runaway saluted at similar Geelong Cup odds of $16.

Favourites though do have a good record in the Geelong Cup so check the form on the horses at the top of the markets. Prince Of Arran ($4.20 in 2019) was the last favourite in Geelong Cup betting to salute.

2019 Geelong Cup Odds

The season’s updated Geelong Cup 2019 odds and links to our markets on the key Melbourne Cup form race will be detailed below over the spring so stay tuned for the best Geelong Cup betting offers.


Geelong Cup Tips

Geelong Cup tips are usually dominated by proven staying types that are heading into the Melbourne Cup over 3200m. Classy city horses with form over 2400m or further or that ran solidly in the Caulfield Cup the previous week are a good tip, as are those not weighted too heavily in the handicap showdown.

Any strong international horses contesting the race also make a good Geelong Cup betting tip with the raiders boasting a dominant recent record in the event, as do graduates out of the Herbert Power Stakes roughly a fortnight prior.

2019 Geelong Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Geelong Cup 2019 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed in full below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the important spring event.

Geelong Cup Field

The Geelong Cup field is released two days before the race runs on Geelong Cup Day that Wednesday, which is a public holiday in Geelong, with nominations closing the previous week. A host of the season’s premier stayers, both local hopes and interstate raiders, feature in the final Geelong Cup acceptances for the mile and a half handicap that has produced three Melbourne Cup winners since 2002 including the two French-trained winners of the world’s richest handicap.

Plenty of horses in the Geelong Cup field also come out of the previous Saturday’s Caulfield Cup field, while the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) over the same track / distance as the Group 1 Caulfield Cup a week earlier is another good lead-up into the Geelong Cup race.

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Dunaden (2011) was the last horse to complete the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

2019 Geelong Cup Field

The official Geelong Cup 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on the Monday of race week and detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what spring stayers make the starting line-up on way to the Melbourne Cup.

The 2019 Geelong Cup Field features 11 stayers including a number from the northern hemisphere looking to win their way into the $8 million Melbourne Cup. Last year’s Melbourne Cup third placegetter Prince Of Arran looks the one to beat despite the outside barrier (11 of 11), while Steel Prince is the danger.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 41x9x00x80 MUNTAHAA (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 9 58kg 105
2 12x30x8070 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 6 58kg 105
3 38x49x5832 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 11 58kg 105
4 300x1170x5 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 10 58kg 105
5 2468223×76 DAL HARRAILD (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 5 57.5kg 104
6 1x6112x940 GREY LION (IRE) Matthew Smith Craig Williams 2 57.5kg 104
7 322287182x RED GALILEO (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Patrick Cosgrave 4 57.5kg 104
8 2x11111x46 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 8 57.5kg 104
9 8112×51320 HAKY (IRE) John Hammond Ms Linda Meech 3 57kg 103
10 x111x1276x TRUE SELF (IRE) William Mullins John Allen 1 56.5kg 106
11 12x216x202 SUPERNOVA (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7 54kg 95

Geeolong Cup Form Guide

The Geelong Cup form guide has all the basic information like the trainers and jockeys of all the runners plus extra details like the lead-up runs, weight and barriers for each starter. Looking for a well-weighted runner that comes out of the Caulfield Cup on the Geelong Cup form guide is important, as is seeking out the in-form international visitors heading towards the Melbourne Cup.

The Geelong Cup form has stacked up plenty of times on the first Tuesday of November in the Melbourne Cup results, so watching the form out of the Group 3 as an early guide to Melbourne Cup betting is crucial for savvy spring punters.

2019 Geelong Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Geelong Cup 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Geelong Cup Results

The Geelong Cup results show the winner and exact finishing order of all the runners plus the winning time and margin, and starting price of all the horses. It can also reveal the value in the upcoming Melbourne Cup betting markets heading into November’s famous Flemington showdown.

Notable recent Geelong Cup winners include Bauer (2008), French raiders Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who both did the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double, and Qewy (2016) who ran fourth in the Melbourne Cup next race before winning the Sandown Cup as the odds-on favourite over the two miles.

Geelong Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Prince Of Arran True Self Haky 2:26.8
2018 Runaway Northwest Passage Finche 2:28.4
2017 Vengeur Masque Gallic Chieftain Violate 2:29.3
2016 Qewy Grey Lion Oceanographer 2:28.9
2015 Almoonqith Dandino Manndawi 2:28.9
2014 Caravan Rolls On Marksmanship Like A Carousel 2:31.2
2013 Ibicenco Verdant Moudre 2:35.1
2012 Gatewood Chateau Margaux Brigantin 2:34.1
2011 Dunaden Tanby Bauer 2:30.1
2010 Americain Moudre Exceptionally 2:30.3
2009 Leica Ding Dandaad Sterling Prince 2:27.5
2008 Bauer Moatize Magic Instinct 2.30:1
2007 The Fuzz Zavite Desert Master 2:27.0
2006 Mandela Vanquished Dacs Back 2:28.2
2005 On A Jeune Brave Lancer Men At Work 2:26.7
2004 Pacific Dancer Devastating Diamond Jake 2:26.5
2003 Zazzman Shes Archie Tumeric 2:30.0
2002 Media Puzzle (USA) Requiem Donarch 2:25.9
2001 Karasi (Ire.) Maythehorsebewithu Scrumptious 2:32.0
2000 Savrocca Apache King Bulkhead 2:29.9