Geelong Cup 2021

Geelong Cup

The Geelong Cup is a Group 3 race which is held at Geelong Racecourse, Victoria, annually. It is a key horse racing event in the year, and is used at prep for the Group 1, Melbourne Cup.

The Geelong Cup is run over 2400metres, under handicap conditions.

The Geelong Cup has a naughty $300,000 prize pool, and is capped at fillies and mares aged three and older. There are also strict set weights and penalty conditions in plays.

The Geelong Cup is so popular, as the winner of the race gets a guaranteed start in the Melbourne Cup.

Other lead ups for the Geelong are the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Group 1 Caulfield Cup. Many of the horses who are anxious for a final opportunity to claim a Melbourne Cup spot will race here.

Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) are the only three runners who have claimed the Geelong Cup-Melbourne Cup Double.

Geelong Cup Dates

When is the Geelong Cup?

The Geelong Cup 2021 will be run on October 20, 2021, at Geelong Racecourse

What time is the Geelong Cup 2021?

The Geelong Cup 2021 time is yet to be confirmed, but will be run on October 20, 2021, at Geelong Racecourse

Where is the Geelong Cup 2021?

The Geelong Cup 2021 is set to take place on October 20, 2021, at Geelong Racecourse

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Geelong Cup

Group 3

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    Date: Oct 21, 2020
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    Racecourse: Geelong
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    Race Distance: 2,400m
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    Prize Money: $400,000


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The Geelong Cup is a 2400m Group 3 race held at Geelong Racecourse in Victoria. It has a total prize pool of $400,000 and the winner of the race is guaranteed a place in the Melbourne Cup. In 2020, the Geelong Cup will be run on Wednesday, October 21.

Prince Of Arran won the 2019 edition of the Geelong Cup, with True Self and Haky finishing second and third respectively. After winning the race, Prince Of Arran went on to finish second in the Melbourne Cup, less than half a length behind winner Vow And Declare.

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Due to its close link with the Melbourne Cup, it’s worth noting those horses that have completed the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup double. Media Puzzle did it in 2002, while more recently we have seen Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) achieve the feat.

As with many top races, Jockey Craig Williams has had some great success in the Geelong Cup over the years. He recorded four victories in a nine-year stretch between 2006 and 2014. No trainer has quite been able to establish consistent success in the race.

In 2019, Prince Of Arran clocked 2:26.84 to win the Geelong Cup, which was an impressive time but not the fastest the race has seen over the last 20 years. That honour belongs to the legendary Media Puzzle, who ran 2:25.92 back in 2002.

2020 Geelong Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

1San Huberto (1)J: Damien Oliver 59kg T: Matthew Cumani$9.00$2.70
2Ashrun (10)J: Craig Williams 58.5kg T: Andreas Wohler$3.70$1.55
3King Of Leogrance (3)J: Damian Lane 58kg T: D T O’brien$11.00$3.40
4Le Don De Vie (8)J: Ben Melham 58kg T: A & S Freedman$6.00$2.25
5Skyward (6)J: William Pike 58kg T: T Busuttin & N Young$4.80$1.85
6Shared Ambition (5)J: John Allen 57.5kg T: C J Waller$9.50$3.20
7Steel Prince (9)J: Jye Mcneil 57.5kg T: A & S Freedman$9.00$2.80
8Platinum Invador (11)J: Luke Nolen 57kg T: P G Moody$26.00$5.50
9Sound (7)J: Mark Zahra 57kg T: M D Moroney$17.00$4.40
10Creedence (2)J: Michael Poy 55kg T: Matthew Cumani$26.00$5.50
11Entente (4)J: Brett Prebble 55kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott$31.00$6.00



2019 – Prince Of Arran (2:26.84)
2018 – Runaway (2:28.46)
2017 – Vengeur Masque (2:29.35)
2016 – Qewy (2:28.98)
2015 – Almoonqith (2:28.90)
2014 – Caravan Rolls On (2:31.22)
2013 – Ibicenco (2:35.17)
2012 – Gatewood (2:34.10)
2011 – Dunaden (2:30.14)
2010 – Americain (2:30.35) (2406m)