Looking for early info on this year’s Bendigo Cup? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.
Part of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival, the Bendigo Cup had only been upgraded to a Group listing within the past few years but has already become a key country spring cup event offering $400,000 in prize money.
Contested on the Wednesday prior to Victoria Derby Day, the Bendigo Cup race takes place over 2400m and is held less than a week out from the iconic Melbourne Cup.
Potentially, the Bendigo Cup winner could continue onto a start in the ‘race that stops a nation’.
If a horse has done well in the this race they may also find themselves well placed to enter the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (VRC), Ballarat Cup or Zipping Classic over the remainder of the spring racing season.
Bendigo Cup 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
- Track Location: Bendigo Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Bendigo Jockey Club
- Prize Purse: $400,000
- Inaugural Race: 1868
- 2021 Bendigo Cup Winner: Wentwood
Bendigo Cup 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Bendigo Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 27, 2021.
- #3 Wentwood
- #8 Smokin’ Romans
- #9 Taramansour
Wentwood enjoyed a narrow win over beaten favourite Smokin’ Romans thanks to a gun ride by jockey Harry Coffey in the 2021 Bendigo Cup results that saw the Melbourne Cup dreams of a host of stayers dashed.
Bendigo Cup Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Bendigo Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Bendigo Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Bendigo Cup.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Bendigo Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Bendigo 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 Bendigo 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 Bendigo Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Bendigo Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Bendigo 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 Bendigo Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Bendigo Cup in 2021
- Log in 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 Bendigo Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Bendigo Cup 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Bendigo Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The Bendigo Cup in 2021
The best way to pick which will win the Bendigo Cup in 2021 is to take into account their lead-up form in the spring staying races and look at the weight they are allocated in the field.
- Internationals – Entrants from other countries are quite common as the event serves as a Melbourne Cup lead-up race and the last overseas-trained horses to win were the Charlie Appleby-trained duo Francis Of Assisi (2016) and Qewy (2017).
- Coongy Lead-Up: Caulfield’s Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m) run on Thousand Guineas Day serves as a nice lead-up into the Bendigo Cup field. Wentwood (2nd in 2021) was the last Bendigo Cup winner to come out of the Coongy Cup race.
Bendigo Cup 2021 Favourites
Early favourites in 2021 Bendigo Cup betting include the ultra-consistent Smokin’ Romans from the Maher/Eustace stable and Melbourne Cup hopeful Tooradin.
Sertorius ($3.80 in 2013) was the last Bendigo Cup favourite to win.
Bendigo Cup 2021 Field
The official 2021 Bendigo Cup field of final acceptances is announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
This year’s edition of the time-honoured Bendigo Cup 2021 field features a quality line-up of stayers including a number of horses still entered for the Melbourne Cup such as Tooradin and Mosh Music.
- Scratched: #10 Sous Les Nuages (4)
Bendigo Cup 2021 Tips
Favourite: #8 Smokin’ Romans ($3.20 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #5 Tooradin ($4.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #9 Taramansour ($12 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 Bendigo Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a complete Bendigo Cup tipping post available on the Neds Blog.
Bendigo Cup Race Day 2021
2021 Bendigo Cup Day takes place on Wednesday, the 27th of October, 2021 at Bendigo Racecourse.
Bendigo Cup 2021 Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM, Thursday, the 21st of October, 2021.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||1x90x76070||AKTAU (GB)||G||6||Michael Moroney||92|
|2||121x41x804||AMADE (IRE)||G||8||Phillip Stokes||102|
|3||241441×060||ATTORNEY (FR)||G||7||Matthew Smith||100|
|4||21345×2446||BARADE (FR)||G||7||Archie Alexander||89|
|5||0x0558x968||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)||G||6||Aaron Purcell||87|
|6||00x00x7702||DARK DREAM||G||7||Ben & JD Hayes||96|
|7||1166×82447||DEFIBRILLATE (NZ)||G||7||Patrick Payne||102|
|8||662218×057||DOUBLE YOU TEE||G||7||Patrick Payne||95|
|9||1123x8x4x1||DURSTON (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||88|
|10||23×3504112||EQUINE PHILOSOPHER||G||4||Jarrod Robinson||63|
|11||5x55x01113||FLOATING ARTIST (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||99|
|12||x111733x74||KING’S CHARISMA (IRE)||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||76|
|13||x57170x505||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||G||6||Anthony & Sam Freedman||101|
|14||8×33149221||LUNAR FLARE||M||6||Grahame Begg||91|
|16||31222×2322||MANKAYAN (IRE)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||79|
|17||878333×009||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||M||5||Danny O’Brien||103|
|18||08×8268456||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||H||8||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||103|
|19||51716×8078||MOSH MUSIC||M||7||Archie Alexander||99|
|20||0x22x722x5||PONDUS (GB)||G||6||Robert Hickmott||103|
|21||4071251×08||ROYAL CROWN||G||5||Michael Kent||79|
|22||388×000117||RUDIMENTAL (FR)||G||6||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||76|
|23||8227×05516||SECRET BLAZE||G||6||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||101|
|24||2172321112||SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ)||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||87|
|25||1x62309x97||SOUND (GER)||H||9||Michael Moroney||104|
|26||1423x18x07||SOUS LES NUAGES (IRE)||G||5||Matt Cumani||77|
|27||851175×331||STARCASTER (GB)||G||7||Anthony & Sam Freedman||88|
|28||x09x521114||TARAMANSOUR (IRE)||H||5||Matt Cumani||78|
|29||0x31851447||THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ)||G||7||Michael Moroney||97|
|30||79288611×0||TOKEN SPIRIT||G||4||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock||71|
|31||3×11222117||TOORADIN||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||92|
|32||0x0516x001||WARNING||G||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman||105|
|33||116x510x42||WENTWOOD (GB)||G||7||Maddie Raymond||94|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Bendigo Cup 2021 Weights
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights are declared at 4PM, Friday the 22nd of October, 2021 with final weights to be published in our above Bendigo Cup Field section.
2021 Bendigo Cup Top-Weight:
- #1 Amade (58kg)
Bendigo Cup 2021 Acceptances
Final acceptances must occur before 9 AM on Monday, the 25th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Bendigo Cup Field section.
Bendigo Cup 2021 jockeys
Riders must be declared by 12 PM Monday, the 25th of October, 2021 with the official 2021 Bendigo Cup jockeys to be published in our above Bendigo Cup Field section.
Bendigo Cup Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of October 2021.
2021 Bendigo Cup Scratchings:
- #10 Sous Les Nuages (4)
Bendigo Cup Prize Money
The Bendigo Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Bendigo Cup Race Number 2021
The 2021 Bendigo Cup race number is set as Bendigo Race 7 at 4:00PM (AEDT) on Wednesday the 27th of October 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Bendigo Racecourse.
Bendigo Cup 2021 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Bendigo Cup Form Guide following final acceptances.
Bendigo Cup Live 2021
You can tune into the 2021 Bendigo Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Bendigo Cup Winners
Winners of the Bendigo Cup going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Bendigo Cup winners, going all the way back to 1946, please visit our Bendigo Cup Winners page.
|2021||Wentwood||Maddie Raymond||Harry Coffey||2:27.90|
|2020||Princess Jenni||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||2:29.32|
|2019||Top Of The Range||Michael Moroney||William Pike||2:27.41|
|2018||Red Alto||Brent Stanley||Michael Walker||2:28.51|
|2017||Qewy||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:27.50|
|2016||Francis Of Assisi||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:28.36|
|2015||The Offer||Gai Waterhouse||Michael Walker||2:28.51|
|2014||Bring Something||Ken Keys||Luke Nolen||2:29.43|
|2013||Sertorius||Bruce Elkington||Ryan Maloney||2:30.79|
|2012||Puissance De Lune||Darren Weir||Glen Boss||2:27.97|
|2011||Tanby||Robert Hickmott||Steven King||2:28.72|
|2010||Dream Pedlar||Troy Blacker||Craig Williams||2:18.22|
|2009||Zupacool||John Symons & Sheila Laxon||Luke Nolen||2:15.00|
|2008||Banana Man||Michael Kent||Michelle Payne||2:28.85|
|2007||Captious||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||2:31.93|
|2006||Gallic||Graeme Rogerson||Steven Arnold||2:31.93|
|2005||True Courser||Darren Weir||Peter Mertens||2:30.32|
|2004||Gallic||Graeme Rogerson||Danny Nikolic||2:32.56|
|2003||Western Waters||Sydney Catherall||Wayne Hokai||2:28.31|
|2002||Forlorna||Sheila Laxon||John Didham||2:31.35|
|2001||Saboteur||David Hall||Luke Currie||2:28.30|
|2000||Yammer||Tony Noonan||Nash Rawiller||2:34.45|
|1999||Majestic Avenue||Russell Cameron||Craig Williams||2:28.33|