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.
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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. 

  1. #3 Wentwood
  2. #8 Smokin’ Romans
  3. #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

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

  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 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
15 51111×7631 MAHASHAKTI M 5 Mitchell Freedman 83
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.

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 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

Streaming: 7Live

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Time
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