Bendigo Cup

Part of the Spring Racing Carnival, the Bendigo Cup had only been upgraded to a Group listing within the past few years. Considering that it’s a country meet, it sports a sizeable prize purse of $300,000.

Taking place less than a week before the Melbourne Cup, this long distance meet can serve as a good lead in to 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.

Bendigo Cup 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
  • 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: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1868

Bendigo Cup Trifecta

In order to win the trifecta bet for this race, you will have to successfully choose the first three runners over the line, in the correct order. To know more about how you can carefully consider this high payout bet, please refer to our Trifecta page.

Bendigo Cup First 4

In order to win the first four bet, you will have to successfully choose the first four horses over the line, in the correct order. To know more about how you can begin to consider this high payout bet, please refer to our First Four page.

Bendigo Cup Betting 2019

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

  1. Log in 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 Bendigo Cup Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Bendigo Cup 2019 Odds

Early market odds for the top forty-eight prospective runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Bendigo Cup here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 08/10/2010)

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win The Bendigo Cup

The best way to pick who will win the Bendigo Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

  • Internationals – Entrants from other countries are quite common, and international horses taking place is not a rarity.
  • Barrier – With a 400 metre straight, don’t put too much stock into how wide your horse is drawn.

Bendigo Cup Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Bendigo Cup 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. We show the most likely to make the final field in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBA TBA TBA $TBA TBA

Bendigo Cup 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA.

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

Bendigo Cup Race Day

Race day takes place on Wednesday, the 30th of October 2019.

Bendigo Cup Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM, Thursday, the 24th of October, 2019.

Bendigo Cup Weights

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights are declared at 4PM, Friday the 25th of October, 2019.

Bendigo Cup Acceptances

Final acceptances must occur before 9 AM on Monday, the 28th of October, 2019.

Bendigo Cup Riders Announcement

Riders must be declared by 12 PM Monday, the 29th of October, 2019.

Bendigo Cup Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 30th of October 2019.

Bendigo Cup Prize Money

The Bendigo Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $240,000
2nd $72,000
3rd $36,000
4th $18,000
5th $10,000
6th $8,000
7th $8,000
8th $8,000

Bendigo Cup Race Number

The Bendigo Cup is race number 9 on the 30th of October 2019. There are ten races in total that day at Bendigo Racecourse.

Bendigo 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 Bendigo Cup has been released.

Bendigo Cup Live

You can tune into the 2019 Bendigo Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

Bendigo Cup Tickets

General admission is $25, purchasable through the Bendigo Jockey Club. General admission on the day costs $30. For marques and custom options, you can contact the Jockey Club direct at info@bendigo.countryracing.com.au

Bendigo Cup Race List

Race Number Race Name Prize Purse Distance
1 BM64 Handicap $25,000 1400 metres
2 Maiden Plate $26,000 1100 metres
3 Maiden Plate $26,000 1400 metres
4 Grand Handicap Ballot $25,000 1100 metres
5 BM70 Handicap $30,000 1300 metres
6 BM70 Handicap $30,000 1300 metres
7 BM78 Handicap $30,000 1100 metres
8 Country Series Heat 8 $50,000 1400 metres
9 Bendigo Cup $350,000 2400 metres
10 Fillies and Mares BM70 Handicap $30,000 1100 metres

 

Bendigo Cup Winners

Winners of the Bendigo Cup for the past eighteen years 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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
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