JRA Cup

Looking for early info on this year’s JRA Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

JRA Cup, Moonee Valley

Run over 2,400 metres, the JRA Cup is a Group 3 race taking place at Moonee Valley Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of staying distance runners.

This race serves as an excellent lead up into the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

JRA Cup 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Friday, September 27th, 2019
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1993

JRA Cup Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the JRA Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s JRA Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s JRA Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s JRA Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the JRA 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 JRA 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 JRA Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the JRA Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the JRA 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 JRA Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The JRA Cup

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on JRA Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

JRA Cup 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the JRA Cup here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 17/09/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBA TBA TBA

Which Horse Will Win The JRA Cup

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

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Barrier – A wide barrier is going to prove an obstacle at this length.
  • Handicap Helper – Look for a horse that gets an advantage in weight relief from the handicap, or else can handle the extra weight it has to bare.
  • Lead Up – The Naturalism Stakes, held at Caulfield in the weeks prior to this race, should prove a good indicator as to who will be hot to trot in the JRA Cup.

JRA Cup Favourites

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

JRA Cup 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

JRA Cup 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

JRA Cup Race Day

Race day takes place on Friday, the 27th of September, 2019.

JRA Cup Barrier Draw

The 2019 JRA Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

JRA Cup Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 23rd of September, 2019.

JRA Cup Weights

A quality handicap applies to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 23rd of September, 2019.

JRA Cup Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 25th of September, 2019.

JRA Cup Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 25th of
September, 2019.

JRA Cup Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 27th of September, 2019.

JRA Cup Prize Money

The JRA Cup prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

JRA Cup Race Number

The JRA Cup is race number 7 on the Friday, the 27th of September, 2019. There are eight races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

JRA 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 JRA Cup has been released.

JRA Cup Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 JRA Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

JRA Cup Winners

Winners of the JRA Cup for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 The Taj Mahal Liam Howley Ben Melham 58.5 kgs 2:05.37
2017 Jon Snow Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 59 kgs 2:07.12
2016 Real Love Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 58 kgs 2:05.76
2015 Escado Matt Laurie Ben Melham 56.5 kgs 2:05.88
2014 The Cleaner Mick Burles Steven Arnold 59 kgs 2:05.99
2013 Mourinho Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 54 kgs 2:06.14
2012 Bianmick Michael Brady Darren Gauci 54 kgs 2:06.66
2011 Dream Pedlar Troy Blacker Craig Newitt 54.5 kgs 2:08.71
2010 Precedence Bart Cummings Blake Shinn 55 kgs 2:05.31
2009 Alcopop Jake Stephens Dom Tourneur 53 kgs 2:08.41
2008 Cefalu Lee Freedman Luke Nolen 54.5 kgs 2:05.99
2007 Maldivian Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 56 kgs 2:05.85
2006 Pavlova Cliff Brown Ben Melham 53 kgs 2:07.00
2005 El Segundo Colin Little Darren Gauci 52.5 kgs 2:07.54
2004 Beswinging Louise Bonella Dale Smith 52.5 kgs 2:12.82
2003 General Booth Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 55 kgs 2:06.74
2002 Cheverny Guy Walter Glen Boss 52.5 kgs 2:07.51
2001 Rain Gauge George Hanlon Greg Childs 53.5 kgs 2:06.29
2000 Prince Benbara Tony Rosolini Brett Prebble 51.5 kgs 2:07.38