Held just a week before ‘the race that stops a nation’, The Geelong Cup has a small prize purse, but is closely watched because of its potential impact on Melbourne Cup betting.
Taking place just a few days earlier, Caulfield Cup is a good lead in to follow. With an identical race distance of 2400 metres, it can show which stayers are primed for the Geelong Cup, which will in turn highlight who might do well in the Melbourne Cup.
Geelong Cup 2018 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
- Race Starts: 4 PM (AEST)
- 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: $300,000
- Inaugural Race: 1872
Geelong Cup Trifecta
In order to win the Geelong Cup trifecta bet, 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 Geelong Cup Trifecta page.
Geelong Cup First 4
In order to win the Geelong Cup 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 Geelong Cup First Four page.
Geelong Cup Betting
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
- Join up 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 2018 Horses
If you are looking to find out which horses are running in 2018’s Geelong Cup, then you would be well informed by taking the time to read the form guide and field. Please note that the field guide is usually not released by the Geelong Racing Club until late October
Geelong Cup 2018 Odds
Early market odds for the top 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 Geelong Cup here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 4/10/2018, after nominations, but prior to acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Geelong Cup 2017 Results
The top four finishers of 2017’s Geelong Cup are displayed in the table below:
|Finishing Order||Horse No.||Horse Name|
Which Horse Will Win The Geelong Cup
Factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- 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 Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Geelong Cup Form Guide
The form guide will become the Saturday before the Geelong Cup. Once finalised, you will be able to read our 2018 Form Guide here.
Geelong Cup 2018 Field
The final field has not been released yet. Once released, we will show 2018’s Geelong Cup field in the table below.
Geelong Cup 2018 Tips
Favourite: TBA. Check back closer to raceday.
Best Bet: TBA. Check back closer to raceday.
Best Roughie: TBA. Check back closer to raceday.
Geelong Cup Race Day
Race day takes place on Wednesday, the 24th of October, 2018.
Geelong Cup Race Time
The race is scheduled to start at 4 PM Australian Eastern Standard 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 Barrier Draw
The 2018 Geelong Cup barrier draw will be happen only a few days before the race takes place.
Geelong Cup Nominations
The list of nominations will be published at 12 PM, Thursday the 18th of October, 2018.
Geelong Cup Weights
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Weights will be published at 4 PM, Friday, the 19th of October, 2018.
Geelong Cup Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Monday, the 22nd of October, 2018.
Geelong Cup Riders Announcement
Riders must be declared by 12 PM Monday, the 22nd of October, 2018.
Geelong Cup Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, the 24th of October, 2018.
Geelong Cup Prize Money
The Geelong Cup prize purse is worth $350,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Geelong Cup Race Number
The Geelong Cup is race number 8 on the 24th of November, 2018. There are nine races in total that day at Geelong Racecourse.
Geelong 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 2018’s Melbourne has been released.
Geelong Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2018 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 Tickets
Admission is $25 per person, and can be purchased in advance through the Geelong Racing Club, or purchased on the door.
Geelong Cup Race List
|Race Number||Race Name||Prize Purse||Distance|
|1||Geelong Classic||$120,000||2200 metres|
|2||Jack Rabbit BM64 Handicap||$25,000||1400 metres|
|3||IGA Liquor BM70 Handicap||$30,000||1200 metres|
|4||No Fuss BM70 Handicap||$30,000||1200 metres|
|5||Country Series Heat 6||$50,000||1500 metres|
|6||Avalon Airport BM78 Handicap||$30,000||2400 metres|
|7||Dual Choice Plate||$40,000||1200 metres|
|8||Geelong Cup||$350,000||2400 metres|
|9||Shojun Concrete Stakes||$120,000||1200 metres|
Geelong Cup Winners
Winners of the Geelong Cup for the past eighteen years 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.
|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|