Looking for early info on this year’s Australian Cup? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 2,000 metres each March, the Australian Cup is a centuries old Group 1 race. With a $1,500,000 prize purse, it attracts its an amazing assortment of international talent every year.
If you’re looking for a good lead in race, you can’t go past the 1800 meter Peter Young Stakes, taking place in February.
For over a hundred years, the race was run as a Principal Race. Since 1979, it has proudly held Group 1 status.
Australian Cup 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,000 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (maidens ineligible)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $1,500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1863
Australian Cup Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Australian Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Liverpool City Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Australian Cup.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Australian Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Australian Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Australian Cup, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Australian Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Australian Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Australian Cup to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Australian Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Australian Cup
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Australian Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Australian Cup 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Australian Cup here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 16/1/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|TE AKAU SHARK||15||4.25|
|THE TAJ MAHAL||21||6|
|MAID OF HEAVEN||26||7|
|STARS OF CARRUM||26||7|
|TRAP FOR FOOLS||31||8.5|
Australian Cup 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||7||4||Harlem||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||–||59 kgs||$61|
|2||4||10||Gailo Chop||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||0.5 lengths||59 kgs||$2.60|
|3||5||2||Ventura Storm||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||1.25 lengths||59 kgs||$31|
|4||2||11||Almandin||Liam Howley||Damien Oliver||1.45 lengths||59 kgs||$4.40|
|5||11||5||Single Gaze||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1.85 lengths||57 kgs||$9|
|6||10||3||Homesman||Liam Howley||Michael Dee||2.25 lengths||58.5 kgs||$21|
|7||8||1||Lord Fandango||Archie Alexander||Jordan Childs||2.35 lengths||59 kgs||$71|
|8||9||7||The Taj Mahal||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||2.85 lengths||58.5 kgs||$9|
|9||3||12||Ambitious||Anthony Freedman||Damian Lane||4.1 lengths||59 kgs||$21|
|10||1||6||Hartnell||James Cummings||Craig Williams||4.85 lengths||59 kgs||$9.50|
|11||6||9||Supply And Demand||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||11.85 lengths||59 kgs||$41|
|12||12||8||Devise||Shaune Ritchie||Chad Schofield||21.85 lengths||57 kgs||$31|
Which Horse Will Win The Australian Cup
The best way to pick who will win the Australian Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Double Or Nothing – A lot of winners have either won, or else come from the Peter Young Stakes field, you can’t beat this race as a predictor.
- Bad Luck Barrier – No winner has ever come from the first gate, so try and avoid it if you can.
- Faithful Favourites – Because of the relationship to the Peter Young Stakes, the favourite is usually a very likely winner each year.
Australian Cup Favourites
Early favourites include Humidor, Yucatan, Avilius and Youngstar.
Australian Cup 2019 Field
The field limit is 18. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Australian Cup 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Australian Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of March, 2019.
Australian Cup Barrier Draw
The 2018 Australian Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Australian Cup Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 4th of March, 2019.
Australian Cup Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 19th of March, 2019.
Australian Cup Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of March, 2019.
Australian Cup Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of March, 2019.
Australian Cup Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of March, 2019.
Australian Cup Prize Money
The Australian Cup prize purse is worth $1,500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Australian Cup Race Number
The Australian Cup is race number 8 on the 9th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Australian Cup Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Australian Cup has been released.
Australian Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Australian Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Australian Cup Winners
Winners of the Australian Cup for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. You can find a full list of winners, going back to 1863, right here on our winners page.
|2018||Harlem||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||59 kgs||2:00.46|
|2017||Humidor||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||59 kgs||2:01.07|
|2016||Preferment||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||59 kgs||2:03.96|
|2015||Spillway||David Hayes||Michael Walker||59 kgs||2:00.09|
|2014||Fiorente||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||59 kgs||2:03.64|
|2013||Super Cool||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||54.5 kgs||2:00.93|
|2012||Manighar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||59 kgs||2:01.22|
|2011||Shocking||Mark Kavanagh||Corey Brown||59 kgs||2:00.95|
|2010||Zipping||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||59 kgs||2:03.69|
|2009||Niconero||David Hayes||Craig Williams||59 kgs||2:03.14|
|2008||Sirmione||Bart Cummings||Peter Mertens||59 kgs||2:00.82|
|2007||Pompeii Ruler||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||59 kgs||2:01.53|
|2006||Roman Arch||Robbie Laing||Craig Newitt||58 kgs||2:02.87|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Lee Freedman||Glen Boss||55.5 kgs||1:58.73|
|2004||Lonhro||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||58 kgs||2:01.67|
|2003||Northerly||Fred Kersley||Patrick Payne||58 kgs||2:01.47|
|2002||Old Comrade||Lindsey Smith||Paul Harvey||58 kgs||1:59.89|
|2001||Northerly||Fred Kersley||Greg Childs||58 kgs||1:59.46|
|2000||Intergaze||Rod Craig||Craig Carmody||58 kgs||2:00.98|