Geelong Cup 2016

Wednesday 19th October

The Geelong Cup is a Group 3 feature for stayers held in late October days before the premier 2040m Cox Plate during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for stayers possibly coming out of the Caulfield Cup and heading towards November’s Melbourne Cup. Run at Geelong Racecourse over 2400m the open handicap offers prize money of $300,000 and runs the Wednesday after Caulfield Cup Day, 13 days before Melbourne Cup Day, and has done 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 at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

This year the Geelong Cup will be run on Wednesday 19th October, 2016.

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 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.

2016 Geelong Cup Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 90324×6527 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 10 59.5kg 109
2 132x1837x8 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Ms Katelyn Mallyon 9 55kg 100
3 03x8148x07 ARAB DAWN (GB) John O’Shea Dwayne Dunn 11 54kg 97
4 322x01170x KINEMA (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 1 54kg 94
5 322x00x22x QEWY (IRE) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 7 54kg 93
6 57134×6400 SWACADELIC (GER) Aaron Purcell Michael Walker 8 54kg 93
7 1340×65416 LUCQUES Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4 54kg 89
8 0508322223 BLACK TOMAHAWK Darren Weir Craig Williams 3 54kg 88
9 6x11x4017x OCEANOGRAPHER (GB) Charlie Appleby Ben Melham 6 54kg 88
10 17177×0042 ALL I SURVEY Pat Carey Michael Dee (a) 5 54kg 75
11 x955523331 WELLS Kathryn Durden Ben Allen (a) 2 54kg 75

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 feature prominently in the markets after the success of Americain and Dunaden in successive years. Favourites also have a strong record in the Geelong Cup so check the form on the horses at the top of the markets.

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.

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 are good tips.

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.

2016 Geelong Cup Results

Geelong Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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