Australian Cup

Australian Cup, Flemington

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

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. 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).
  4. 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
HUMIDOR 8 2.65
YUCATAN 10 3.25
AVILIUS 11 3.5
YOUNGSTAR 11 3.3
EXTRA BRUT 12 3.75
JOHANNES VERMEER 12 3.75
HOMESMAN 13 4
DARGENTO 15 4.25
LATROBE 15 4.25
TE AKAU SHARK 15 4.25
REKINDLING 17 4.75
ARISTIA 18 5.25
THE TAJ MAHAL 21 6
UNFORGOTTEN 21 6
ALMANDIN 26 7
AMPHITRITE 26 7
FIFTY STARS 26 7
GRUNT 26 7
HARTNELL 26 7
MAID OF HEAVEN 26 7
MUNTAHAA 26 7
NIGHTS WATCH 26 7
RINGERDINGDING 26 7
SAVVY COUP 26 7
SHILLELAGH 26 7
STARS OF CARRUM 26 7
VERY ELLEEGANT 26 7
TRAP FOR FOOLS 31 8.5
ACE HIGH 41 11
ARAMAYO 41 11
FURRION 41 11
VENTURA STORM 41 11
AMBITIOUS 51 13
COMIN THROUGH 51 13
DAL HARRAILD 51 13
EGG TART 51 14
FUNDAMENTALIST 51 13
HARLEM 51 13
JON SNOW 51 13
KIWIA 51 13
LORD FANDANGO 51 13
OUR LIBRETTO 51 13
SEDANZER 51 13
INVICTUS PRINCE 61 16

Australian Cup 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Australian Cup 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $900,000
2nd $270,000
3rd $135,000
4th $67,500
5th $37,500
6th $30,000
7th $30,000
8th $30,000

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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