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
|2014||Caravan Rolls On||Marksmanship||Like A Carousel||2:31.2|
|2009||Leica Ding||Dandaad||Sterling Prince||2:27.5|
|2007||The Fuzz||Zavite||Desert Master||2:27.0|
|2005||On A Jeune||Brave Lancer||Men At Work||2:26.7|
|2004||Pacific Dancer||Devastating||Diamond Jake||2:26.5|
|2002||Media Puzzle (USA)||Requiem||Donarch||2:25.9|