Bendigo Cup News

Talented gelding The Offer has completed an ideal lead-up to the Melbourne Cup; producing an impressive final straight sprint to take out the 2015 Bendigo Cup (2400m) from Divan this afternoon. Jumping from the gates well, in-form jockey Michael Walker allowed The Offer to stride forward and settle in prime…


Bendigo Cup

The 2017 Bendigo Cup is a group 3 race run by the Bendigo Jockey Club. A 2400m race worth $300,000 in prize money, the Bendigo Cup is run under handicap conditions and is open to horses three years old and above.

The 2017 Bendigo Cup will be held on Wednesday, October 25th.Bendigo Cup

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Run during the Spring Racing Carnival on the Wednesday before the Melbourne Cup, the Bendigo Cup is often used as a lead up race for horses hoping to make the Melbourne Cup news and final field as the winner can move up the ballot order. The Melbourne Cup is the richest race in Australia, with the 2016 Melbourne Cup worth more than $6 million.

The Bendigo Cup was first run in 1868 under the name Sandhurst Cup with the inaugural winner Old England.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

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Recent Bendigo Cup Winners

The 2014 Bendigo Cup winner was Bring Something, who won ahead of Massiyn and Order Of The Sun. Luke Nolen was on board Bring Something and was able to bring home the trophy in a tight competition with an exciting finish. It was a 9 horse field, and Massiyn only came second by a head. Bring Something went into the Bendigo Cup on the back of a victory in a 2400m non black-type event at Caulfield.

You can view the full list of Bendigo Cup winners and place getters, along with winning times, on our Bendigo Cup Results page.

Recent Bendigo Cup winners include Bring Dream Pedlar (2010), Zupacool (2009), Banana Man (2008), Captious (2007), Gallic (2006, 2004) and Western Waters (2005).

Bendigo Cup Field & Form Guide

The Bendigo Cup field usually attracts a fairly decent assortment of stayers. You can expect to get a mixture of local horses running against Melbourne and Sydney stabled horses. It’s not unusual for an international to look to contest the Bendigo Cup field either, so it tends to attract a lot of attention.

You can find out more about the field on our Bendigo Cup field page.

The Bendigo Cup form guide can be a bit of a quandary for punters. Because of the range of preparations and even backgrounds of the horses competing, it can be very difficult to have any understanding of their previous form. As a result, the Bendigo Cup form guide takes some fairly hefty study.

You can read more about it on the Bendigo Cup form guide page.

Bendigo Racecourse

The Bendigo racecourse, reconstructed in 1998, has a circumference of 1,995 metres, a 400 metre home straight and features two starting chutes. It has starting positions for races of nine different lengths up to 2400m.

Located around 150km from Melbourne City, the Bendigo Racecourse hosts about 25 race meetings every year, of which the Bendigo Cup is the main event.

Bendigo Cup Betting

Like all country cup events, Bendigo Cup betting attracts considerable sums of money and excitement each year. Even though most of the horses contesting the race aren’t locally stabled, a lot of local punters and racegoers make the effort to get to the track on the day anyway. Once there, they take the opportunity of having some fairly big name stayers racing at their local.

Bendigo Cup betting is probably the biggest at the meet, with other, non black type races rarely attracting as many wagers or as much money. Even so, Bendigo Cup Day is a big day for betting.

If you’re keen to have a bet on the Bendigo Cup, but aren’t able to make it on the day, then try an online bookmaker like Ladbrokes.com.au. The best part about the Bendigo Cup is does attract well known horses and will continue to do so due to its recent promotion to Group 3 status. It is also worth mentioning that it is always an open race.