The Bart Cummings 2021

Saturday October 2, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Bart Cummings race serves as a potential lead-up into that year’s Melbourne Cup field.

The Bart Cummings is a Group 3 staying race held at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day in either late September or early October as a potential lead-up into the Spring Cup races.

Heading the day’s racing is the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) for runners looking at backing-up in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) later in the month.

Other features on the Turnbull Stakes Day card include the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) for VRC Oaks hopefuls and the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) that now runs as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes.

Contested over 2510m and offering a massive $750,000 in prize money as of 2021, the handicap showdown has served as a decent guide over the years to the coveted Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) held back at HQ on the first Tuesday of November.

The Bart Cummings winner is exempt from Melbourne Cup ballot and Almandin (2016) was the last horse to complete the double.

First run in 2000, the inaugural The Bart Cummings (run as the Listed Japan Trophy over 2550m) was the popular grey galloper Brew who went on to take out that year’s Melbourne Cup.

The race was formerly known as the Banjo Paterson Handicap before being renamed in 2004 to honour legendary trainer Bart Cummings who would prepare 12 Melbourne Cup winners over his career.

The next edition of The Bart Cummings ran on Saturday October 2, 2021 and was won by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Grand Promenade.

2021 The Bart Cummings Results

The official The Bart Cummings 2021 results & finishing order will be updated below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 2, 2021.

  • 1st: #11 Grand Promenade
  • 2nd: #13 Tralee Rose
  • 3rd: #6 Master Of Wine

The Bart Cummings Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 2, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2510m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $750,000
  • First Run: 2000

The Bart Cummings Betting 

The Bart Cummings odds are led by the season’s in-form stayers coming off nice earlier runs, graduates from Group lead-ups in Melbourne and runners proven over at least a mile and a half.

A nice potential lead-up is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m), so looking as that race as a guide to The Bart Cummings betting markets is a key tip. Recently in 2020 Steel Prince ran third in both the Naturalism and The Bart Cummings before winning the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m). In 2021 the Naturalism Stakes also produced The Bart Cummings winner with Grand Promenade improving on a lead-up 5th.

2021 The Bart Cummings Odds

The season’s top The Bart Cummings 2021 odds and Flemington betting markets will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best Group 3 racing offers this Turnbull Stakes Day.

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

The Bart Cummings Field

The Bart Cummings field attracts good spring stayers of all age groups with many eyeing a Group 1 run later during the carnival in either the Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup.

The Bart Cummings nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field and barriers are released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday.

2021 The Bart Cummings Field

The official The Bart Cummings 2021 field and barrier draw is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below so stay tuned to see what stayers making the starting line-up for the battle for the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption.

  • Scratched: #7 Dashing Willoughby (17); #18e Zeyrek (16)

2021 The Bart Cummings Nominations

The official The Bart Cummings 2021 nominations are taken the Monday of Turnbull Stakes week.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
11x121x41x8AMADE (IRE)G8Phillip Stokes102
2x216570x5xBUCKHURST (IRE)G6Robert Hickmott105
33x73590x00CHAPADAG6Michael Moroney102
41622x32x05CHARMS STAR (NZ)M4Chris Waller90
59x11400x90DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB)G6Chris Waller101
6313616x2x0DAWN PATROL (IRE)G5Robert Hickmott103
71x440x1x61DEGRAVES (IRE)G5Robert Hickmott93
8x1111x6x42DELPHI (IRE)H5Anthony & Sam Freedman103
9253x6133x0FUTURE SCORE (IRE)G7Matt Cumani100
104×22121125GRAND PROMENADE (GB)G6Ciaron Maher & David Eustace99
1112x547x771HASTA LA WARG6Sue Murphy82
120313514143HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ)G7Andrea Leek76
133x31x932x2HOMESMAN (USA)G8Anthony & Sam Freedman110
1411x330x724KILLOURNEY (IRE)G6Paul Preusker74
15143x8511x9KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)G7Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott103
1625x57170x5LE DON DE VIE (GB)G6Anthony & Sam Freedman103
17x4x16123x0LONG ARM (IRE)G6Peter Gelagotis90
18101x71x574LUNCIES (GB)G5Kris Lees88
1908x663x000MASTER OF WINE (GER)G7Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes102
20x878333x00MIAMI BOUND (NZ)M5Danny O’Brien104
21651716×807MOSH MUSICM7Archie Alexander99
22x333112163NO COMPROMISE (NZ)G5Chris Waller91
23215x1244x3PERSANG5Ciaron Maher & David Eustace104
2440x22x722xPONDUS (GB)G6Robert Hickmott103
2511x1510x06PORT GUILLAUME (FR)G5Ben & JD Hayes101
26113×101133PURRFECT DEALM5Michael Costa96
272x62251x00REALM OF FLOWERSM5Anthony & Sam Freedman102
28900x00x503ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)G7Ben & JD Hayes97
298x86541x08SELINO (GB)G6Chris Waller105
301122x3321xSHERAZ (FR)G5Chris Waller100
319217232111SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ)G5Ciaron Maher & David Eustace86
3248×7531260SWEET THOMAS (GER)G10Matthew Smith93
3330×3185144THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ)G7Michael Moroney97
3463×1122211TOORADING5Ciaron Maher & David Eustace92
351112114×33TRALEE ROSE (NZ)M5Symon Wilde101
36600x0516x0WARNINGG5Anthony & Sam Freedman104
371122x05x64ZEYREK (FR)G5Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes88

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Bart Cummings Tips

Top The Bart Cummings tips to consider include looking for runners with proven ability at the famous Flemington Racecourse, past Group winners the Melbourne way of racing and the standout turf stars in the field.

2021 The Bart Cummings Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider The Bart Cummings 2021 betting tips and Flemington racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the Group 3 this spring.

  • To Win: #13 Tralee Rose ($7 at time of publish)

She will need to be good from the outside barrier, but with the wet track and over this distance that could actually be an advantage. Symon Wilde’s Tavistock mare has been so good her two lead-up runs with back-to-back thirds at Caulfield including the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes. She will relish getting out over this trip chasing her first win since the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville that she won by 3.5 lengths in February. Flemington winner over 2800m prior to that and has the Group 2 Adelaide Cup fourth over the two miles on the record too.

The Bart Cummings Form Guide

The Bart Cummings form guide features crucial facts and race stats including the jockeys and trainers of the horses in the field as well as their records over the track / distance.

The Bart Cummings race form has gone on to stack-up in tougher races plenty of times in recent years including both the 2019 and 2020 winners Surprise Baby and Persan respectively going on to run fifth in the Melbourne Cup results.

2021 The Bart Cummings Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Bart Cummings 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Bart Cummings Results

The Bart Cummings results have been dominated by quality stayers including Brew (2000), two-time champion Light Vision (2008-09), Mourayan (2011), Almandin (2016) and Avilius (2018).

The Bart Cummings Winners

The Bart Cummings
1stGrand Promenade2 minutes 37.73 seconds
2ndTralee Rose
3rdMaster Of Wine
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1stPersan2 minutes 36.24 seconds
3rdSteel Prince
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1stSurprise Baby2 minutes 38.66 seconds
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1stAvilius2 minutes 35.43 seconds
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1stAmelie’s Star2 minutes 37.69 seconds
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1stAlmandin2 minutes 37.47 seconds
3rdExcess Knowledge
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1stLet’s Make Adeal2 minutes 35.6 seconds
2ndOur Ivanhowe
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1stWho Shot Thebarman2 minutes 39.62 seconds
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1stAraldo2 minutes 38.23 seconds
2ndSea Moon
3rdGotta Take Care
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1stTanby2 minutes 36.69 seconds
3rdDame Claire
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1stMourayan2 minutes 40.78 seconds
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1stHarris Tweed2 minutes 40.32 seconds
3rdAbove Average
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1stLight Vision2 minutes 38.76 seconds
2ndMiss Darcey
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1stLight Vision2 minutes 41.34 seconds
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1stDolphin Jo2 minutes 39.06 seconds
2ndThe Fuzz
3rdLight Vision
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1stIrazu2 minutes 38.22 seconds
3rdBay Story