Moonee Valley Gold Cup

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

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The Moonee Valley Gold Cup is a Group 2 staying event for potential Melbourne Cup horses taking place at The Valley on Cox Plate Day each October.

Contested over 2500m at set weights plus penalties, the race offers $1,000,000 in prize money as of 2021 and serves as a key lead-up into the Group 1 $8 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Prince Of Penzance won the 2014 Moonee Valley Gold Cup and returned to finish second in 2015 before his subsequent Melbourne Cup victory at 100/1!

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,500 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set Weights + Penaltis
  • Qualification: Four-Years-Old and Upwards
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1883
  • 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Winner: Lunar Flare

moonee valley gold cup 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 23, 2021. 

  1. # 13 Lunar Flare
  2. #12 Floating Artist
  3. #1 Sound

Lunar Flare ($12) enjoyed a career best win saluting in the $1 million Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2021 results over a luckless Floating Artist.

moonee valley Gold Cup Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Moonee Valley Gold Cup in 2021

  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 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Moonee Valley Gold 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 moonee valley gold Cup

The best way to pick which horse will win the Moonee Valley Gold Cup in 2021 is to take into account any previous runs at the Moonee Valley track, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and their lead-up runs in similar grade races. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Moonee Valley Gold Cup winner include: 

  • Genuine Stayers – The race is contested over 2500m and is often won by a dour stayer looking towards a Melbourne Cup bid.
  • Double Figures – Plenty of recent Moonee Valley Gold Cup winners jumped around the $10 – $15 mark in betting. 
  • Past Editions – Many gallopers that do well in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup results contested the previous season’s edition of the race.

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Favourites 2021

Early favourites in 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup betting include the consistent Maher/Eustace import Floating Artist coming off a Coongy Cup third at Caulfield and his last start Group 1 The Metropolitan third-placed stablemate Harpo Marx

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2021 Field

The official Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2021 field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

A field of potential Melbourne Cup-bound horses face off in the 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup on Cox Plate Day with the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained stablemates Floating Artist and Harpo Marx dominating the markets.

  • Scratched: #3 Le Don De Vie (8); #7 Harpo Marx (4); #8 The Good Fight (13) 

Moonee Valley Gold Cup 2021 Tips

Favourite: #12 Floating Artist ($3.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #13 Lunar Flare ($9 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #2 Good Idea ($34 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 COX PLATE DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

moonee Valley Gold Cup Race Day 2021

The 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup takes place on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021 as part of Cox Plate Day with racing headlined by the $5 million W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) – there are five other Group status support races on the Cox Plate Day card. They are the:

moonee valley gold cup 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup barrier draw is conducted on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section. 

Moonee valley gold cup 2021 Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 241441×060 ATTORNEY (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 100
2 21345×2446 BARADE (FR) G 7 Archie Alexander 89
3 528434×172 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
4 x14x4x4x07 CORMORANT (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 96
5 13616x2x00 DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 103
6 0238375×58 DJUKON (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 87
7 35×5282536 DR DRILL (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 98
8 5x55x01113 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
9 53x6133x08 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 99
10 855167×033 GOOD IDEA G 7 Phillip Stokes 95
11 x221211251 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
12 2×54151163 HARPO MARX (IRE) G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
13 329431×009 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G 4 Denis Pagan 103
14 43x8511x90 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
15 5x57170x50 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman 101
16 8×33149221 LUNAR FLARE M 6 Grahame Begg 91
17 51111×7631 MAHASHAKTI M 5 Mitchell Freedman 83
18 878333×009 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 103
19 308×826845 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 104
20 51716×8078 MOSH MUSIC M 7 Archie Alexander 99
21 0x22x722x5 PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 103
22 00x00x5030 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 95
23 4071251×08 ROYAL CROWN G 5 Michael Kent 79
24 8227×05516 SECRET BLAZE G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 101
25 1x62309x97 SOUND (GER) H 9 Michael Moroney 104
26 851175×331 STARCASTER (GB) G 7 Anthony & Sam Freedman 88
27 0x31851447 THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney 97
28 79288611×0 TOKEN SPIRIT G 4 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 71
29 116x510x42 WENTWOOD (GB) G 7 Maddie Raymond 94

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

moonee valley gold cup 2021 Weights

Set weights plus conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section. 

2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Top-Weights:

  • #1 Sound (57kg)
  • #2 Good Idea (57kg)

moonee valley gold cup 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section.

moonee valley gold cup 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field section.

moonee valley gold cup Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021. 

2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Scratchings: 

  • #3 Le Don De Vie (8)
  • #7 Harpo Marx (4)
  • #8 The Good Fight (13) 

moonee valley gold cup Prize Money 2021

The Moonee Valley Gold Cup prize purse is worth $1 million in total having had stakes doubled for 2021, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000

moonee valley gold cup Race Number 2021

The 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup race number is scheduled as Moonee Valley Race 8 at 3:25pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

moonee valley gold 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 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 MOONEE VALLEY GOLD CUP FORM GUIDE

Moonee Valley Gold Cup Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Moonee Valley Gold Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Channel 7

Moonee Valley Gold CUp Winners

Winners of the Moonee Valley Gold Cup going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Lunar Flare 2 minutes 09.08 seconds
2nd Commander Harry
3rd Jungle Magnate
2020
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Miami Bound  2 minutes 39.66 seconds
2nd Shared Ambition
3rd Oceanex
2019
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Hunting Horn 2 minutes 39.48 seconds
2nd Mr Quickie
3rd Downdraft
2018
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Ventura Storm 2 minutes 34.34 seconds (R)
2nd Trap For Fools
3rd Libran
2017
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Who Shot Thebarman 2 minutes 37.38 seconds
2nd Libran
3rd Cismontane
2016
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Grand Marshal 2 minutes 41.42 seconds
2nd Who Shot Thebarman
3rd Pentathlon
2015
Moonee Valley Cup
1st The United States 2 minutes 34.4 seconds
2nd Prince Of Penzance
3rd Bohemian Lily
2014
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Prince Of Penzance 2 minutes 36.0 seconds
2nd Le Roi
3rd Au Revoir
2013
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 36.9 seconds
2nd Shoreham
3rd Gotta Take Care
2012
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Vatuvei 2 minutes 35.73 seconds
2nd Reuben Percival
3rd Ironstein
2011
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Americain 2 minutes 36.41 seconds
2nd Tullamore
3rd Illo
2010
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Precedence 2 minutes 38.94 seconds
2nd Above Average
3rd Capecover
2009
Moonee Valley Cup
1st The Sportsman 2 minutes 37.3 seconds
2nd Irazu
3rd Think Money
2008
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Gallopin 2 minutes 36.5 seconds
2nd Baughurst
3rd Ice Chariot
2007
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Gallic 2 minutes 36.5 seconds
2nd Lazer Sharp
3rd Jukebox Johnny
2006
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 38.9 seconds
2nd Show Barry
3rd Gallic
2005
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Umbula 2 minutes 45.1 seconds
2nd Bazelle
3rd Kindjhal
2004
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Another Warrior 2 minutes 37.1 seconds
2nd Rizon
3rd Hard To Get
2003
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Frightening 2 minutes 38.5 seconds
2nd Legible
3rd County Tyrone
2002
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Thong Classic 2 minutes 40.9 seconds
2nd Rain Gauge
3rd Mr Prudent
2001
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Rain Gauge 2 minutes 37.6 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Westbury
3rd Big Pat
2000
Moonee Valley Cup
1st Yippyio 2 minutes 41.3 seconds
2nd Brew
3rd Cronus