Held just a week before ‘the race that stops a nation’, the Geelong Cup is a key lead-up into the iconic two-mile showdown and has a huge impact on Melbourne Cup betting.
The Group 3 event takes place at Geelong Racecourse on a Wednesday in late October a few days prior to the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
Contested over 2400m and offering $400,000 in prize money, the Geelong Cup field often attracts international interest with a strong recent strike-rate by raiders in the race.
Taking place just a few days earlier, the Caulfield Cup is a good lead in to follow into the Geelong Cup field, which is often the last chance for stayers to make the Melbourne Cup race field.
Notable Geelong Cup winners include the French-trained duo of American (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who both went on to win the Melbourne Cup next race.
Most recently fellow international Prince Of Arran won the 2019 Geelong Cup before a second to Vow And Declare in that year’s official Melbourne Cup results.
Geelong Cup 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Wednesday, October 20th of October, 2021
- Track Location: Geelong Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Geelong Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $400,000
- Inaugural Race: 1872
- 2021 Geelong Cup Winner: Tralee Rose
Geelong Cup 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Geelong Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Wednesday October 20, 2021.
- #8 Tralee Rose
- #7 Dr Drill
- #14 Hasta La War
The Symon Wilde-trained Tavistock mare Tralee Rose ($2.60F) went one better than her lead-up second in The Bart Cummings, solidifying her spot on the $8 million Melbourne Cup field with a tough win over Dr Drill in Wednesday’s Geelong Cup 2021 results.
Geelong Cup Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Geelong Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Geelong Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Geelong Cup.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Geelong Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Geelong 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 Geelong 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 Geelong Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Geelong Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Geelong 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 Geelong Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Geelong Cup in 2021
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- 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 Geelong Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Geelong Cup 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Geelong 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 Geelong Cup in 2021
Factors to consider when picking which horse will win the Geelong Cup in 2021 include:
- Weight – Remember, this race is run under a handicap, that means looking out for horses which will gain an advantage from this.
- Trainers – International stables have seen above average success in this race.
- Barriers – There is a 400 metre straight before the first turn, which allows the field to settle on positions in the first fifth of the race.
Geelong Cup 2021 Favourites
Early favourites in Geelong Cup 2021 betting include The Bart Cummings runner-up Tralee Rose and Patrick Payne’s Shocking seven-year-old Defibrillate.
Prince Of Arran ($4.20 in 2019) followed by Steel Prince ($3.50 in 2020) and Tralee Rose ($2.60 in 2021) are the latest Geelong Cup favourites to win.
Geelong Cup 2021 Field
The official Geelong Cup 2021 field of final acceptances is announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2021 Geelong Cup final field features a smart line-up of potential Melbourne Cup horses led in betting by smart staying mare from the stables of Symon Wilde Tralee Rose.
Geelong Cup 2021 TIPS
Favourite: #8 Tralee Rose ($2.60 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #8 Tralee Rose to salute for the punters (see above)
Best Roughie: #7 Dr Drill ($21 at time of publish)
Our exclusive Geelong Cup 2021 tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.
geelong cup 2021 NOMINATIONS
Early 2021 Geelong Cup nominations close at 12:00PM (AEDT) on Thursday the 14th of October, 2021.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x86541x084||SELINO (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||1||59kg||105|
|2||71x610x505||OCEAN BILLY (NZ)||G||6||Chris Waller||2||59kg||105|
|4||308×826845||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||H||8||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||4||58.5kg||104|
|5||329431×009||JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ)||G||4||Denis Pagan||5||58kg||103|
|6||878333×009||MIAMI BOUND (NZ)||M||5||Danny O’Brien||6||56kg||103|
|7||8x663x0003||MASTER OF WINE (GER)||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||7||58kg||103|
|8||11166×8244||DEFIBRILLATE (NZ)||G||7||Patrick Payne||8||58kg||103|
|9||43x8511x90||KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)||G||7||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||9||58kg||103|
|10||00x0516x00||WARNING||G||5||Anthony & Sam Freedman||10||57.5kg||102|
|11||112114×332||TRALEE ROSE (NZ)||M||5||Symon Wilde||11||55.5kg||102|
|12||x121x41x80||AMADE (IRE)||G||8||Phillip Stokes||12||57.5kg||102|
|13||5x57170x50||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||G||6||Anthony & Sam Freedman||13||57kg||101|
|14||1x1510x060||PORT GUILLAUME (FR)||G||5||Ben & JD Hayes||14||56.5kg||100|
|15||241441×060||ATTORNEY (FR)||G||7||Matthew Smith||15||56.5kg||100|
|16||5x55x01113||FLOATING ARTIST (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||16||56kg||99|
|17||51716×8078||MOSH MUSIC||M||7||Archie Alexander||17||54kg||99|
|18||34×1327515||GREAT HOUSE (IRE)||G||5||Chris Waller||18||55.5kg||98|
|19||35×5282536||DR DRILL (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||19||55.5kg||98|
|20||0x31851447||THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ)||G||7||Michael Moroney||20||55kg||97|
|21||00x00x5030||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||G||7||Ben & JD Hayes||21||54kg||95|
|22||4013x7x2x8||WEEKENDER (GB)||G||8||Lindsey Smith||22||54kg||93|
|23||8×33149221||LUNAR FLARE||M||6||Grahame Begg||23||54kg||91|
|24||4x16123x00||LONG ARM (IRE)||G||6||Peter Gelagotis||24||54kg||90|
|25||528434×172||BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB)||G||7||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||25||54kg||90|
|26||851175×331||STARCASTER (GB)||G||7||Anthony & Sam Freedman||26||54kg||88|
|27||2x547x7713||HASTA LA WAR||G||6||Sue Murphy||27||54kg||85|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Geelong Cup 2021 Weights
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights must be declared by 4:00PM (AEDT) on Friday the 15th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Geelong Cup Field section.
2021 Geelong Cup Top-Weight:
- #1 Mirage Dancer (58.5kg)
Geelong Cup 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Geelong Cup Field section.
Geelong Cup 2021 Barrier Draw
The 2021 Geelong Cup barrier draw will be happen only a few days before the race takes place and will be published in our above Geelong Cup Field section.
Geelong Cup 2021 Jockeys
Riders must be declared by 12 PM Monday, the 18th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Geelong Cup Field section.
Geelong Cup Race Day 2021
2021 Geelong Cup Day takes place on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021. Along with the Group 3 Geelong Cup the other key feature race on the card is the Listed Geelong Classic (2200m).
Geelong Cup Race Time 2021
The Geelong Cup is set to run as Race 7 at 4 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Geelong Cup start times for various states appear in the table below.
|Western Australia||1:00 PM|
|Australian Capital Territory||4:00 PM|
|New South Wales||4:00 PM|
|Northern Territory||2:30 PM|
|South Australia||1:30 PM|
Geelong Cup Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021.
Geelong Cup Prize Money 2021
The Geelong Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Geelong Cup Race Number 2021
The 2021 Geelong Cup is set to run as Geelong Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday the 20th of October, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Geelong Racecourse.
Geelong Cup Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Geelong Cup Form Guide following final acceptances.
Geelong Cup Live 2021
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Geelong Cup live, across the following mediums.
Telecast: Channel Seven
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Geelong Cup Winners
Winners of the Geelong Cup going back to 1999 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to view the full list of Geelong Cup winners, going all the way back to 1872, please visit our Geelong Cup winners page.
|2021||Tralee Rose||Symon Wilde||Dean Holland||2:27.04|
|2020||Steel Prince||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Jye McNeil||2:30.36|
|2019||Prince Of Arran||Charlie Fellowes||Michael Walker||2:26.84|
|2018||Runaway||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||2:28.46|
|2017||Vengeur Masque||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||2:29.35|
|2016||Qewy||Charlie Appleby||Kerrin McEvoy||2:28.98|
|2015||Almoonqith||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||James McDonald||2:28.90|
|2014||Caravan Rolls On||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||2:31.22|
|2013||Ibicenco||Peter Moody||Brad Rawiller||2:35.17|
|2012||Gatewood||John Gosden||Glen Boss||2:34.10|
|2011||Dunaden||Mikel Delzangles||Craig Williams||2:30.14|
|2010||Americain||Alain de Royer Dupre||Gerald Mosse||2:30.35|
|2009||Leica Ding||Darren Weir||Danny Nikolic||2:27.52|
|2008||Bauer||Luca Cumani||Damien Oliver||2:30.16|
|2007||The Fuzz||David Hayes||Craig Williams||2:27.06|
|2006||Mandela||Richard Yuill||Craig Williams||2:28.29|
|2005||On A Jeune||Peter Montgomerie||Kerrin McEvoy||2:26.73|
|2004||Pacific Dancer||Shaun Dwyer||Brad Rawiller||2:26.51|
|2003||Zazzman||Tony Vasil||Kerrin McEvoy||2:30.02|
|2002||Media Puzzle||Dermot K Weld||Damien Oliver||2:25.92|
|2001||Karasi||David Hall||Glen Boss||2:32.07|
|2000||Savrocca||Jeff Rogers||Craig Williams||2:29.91|
|1999||Bohemiath||Robert Smerdon||Jason Patton||2:29.12|