The Bart Cummings

The Bart Cummings Winners: Surprise Baby (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) |

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

The Bart Cummings race is an important Group 3 event run and won at Flemington Racecourse in early October on Turnbull Stakes Day.

The handicap showdown is contested over 2510m and as of 2021 offers a bumper $750,000 in total prize money.

First contested in 2000 and won by that year’s Melbourne Cup champion Brew, The Bart Cummings also now offers the winner a ballot exemption into the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) held back at Flemington over the two miles on the first Tuesday of November.

Almandin (2016) was the last horse to complete The Bart Cummings – Melbourne Cup race double.

More recently The Bart Cummings winners Surprise Baby (2019) and Persan (2020) both went on to run fifth in the Melbourne Cup results of their respective years.

The Bart Cummings 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Distance: 2510m
  • Weight Class: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victorian Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $750,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2000
  • 2021 The Bart Cummings Winner: Grande Promenade

The Bart Cummings 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 The Bart Cummings results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021. 

  1. #11 Grand Promenade
  2. #13 Tralee Rose
  3. #6 Master Of Wine

The Bart Cummings Betting 2021

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

How To Bet On The Bart Cummings In 2021

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Bart Cummings 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Bart Cummings will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

which horse will win The Bart Cummings in 2021?

Deciding on which horse will win The Bart Cummings comes down to a number of key form facts and statistics on the race including:

  • Staying Ability – Looking for horses with a proven record over around a mile and a half is key to selecting The Bart Cummings winner.
  • Naturalism Lead-Up – The Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) serves as a nice lead-up into The Bart Cummings field.

The Bart Cummings 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 The Bart Cummings betting include Tavistock mare Tralee Rose coming off a Naturalism Stakes third and the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Grand Promenade

Surprise Baby ($2.50 in 2019) was the last The Bart Cummings favourite to win.

The Bart Cummings 2021 Field

The official The Bart Cummings 2021 field of final acceptors will be announced on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

A line-up of Melbourne Cup hopefuls face off in the 2021 The Bart Cummings final field on Saturday including Adelaide Cup fourth placed mare Tralee Rose and Chris Waller’s French import Sheraz.

  • Scratched: #7 Dashing Willoughby (17); #18e Zeyrek (16)

The Bart Cummings 2021 Tips

Favourite: #11 Grand Promenade ($4.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #13 Tralee Rose ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #9 Miami Bound ($31 at time of publish)

Our insider The Bart Cummings 2021 tips will be available here the week of the race and a full The Bart Cummings betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


The Bart Cummings 2021 race day

The Bart Cummings takes place at Flemington Racecourse on October 2nd, 2021 as part of the Turnbull Stakes Day program. The other key Group status races on the card that day are the:

The Bart Cummings 2021 Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM, Monday the 27th of September, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x121x41x8 AMADE (IRE) G 8 Phillip Stokes 102
2 x216570x5x BUCKHURST (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 105
3 3x73590x00 CHAPADA G 6 Michael Moroney 102
4 1622x32x05 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 90
5 9x11400x90 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 101
6 313616x2x0 DAWN PATROL (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 103
7 1x440x1x61 DEGRAVES (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 93
8 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 103
9 253x6133x0 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 100
10 4×22121125 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 99
11 12x547x771 HASTA LA WAR G 6 Sue Murphy 82
12 0313514143 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 7 Andrea Leek 76
13 3x31x932x2 HOMESMAN (USA) G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 110
14 11x330x724 KILLOURNEY (IRE) G 6 Paul Preusker 74
15 143x8511x9 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
16 25x57170x5 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman 103
17 x4x16123x0 LONG ARM (IRE) G 6 Peter Gelagotis 90
18 101x71x574 LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 88
19 08x663x000 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
20 x878333x00 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 104
21 651716×807 MOSH MUSIC M 7 Archie Alexander 99
22 x333112163 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 91
23 215x1244x3 PERSAN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
24 40x22x722x PONDUS (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 103
25 11x1510x06 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes 101
26 113×101133 PURRFECT DEAL M 5 Michael Costa 96
27 2x62251x00 REALM OF FLOWERS M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
28 900x00x503 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 97
29 8x86541x08 SELINO (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 105
30 1122x3321x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller 100
31 9217232111 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
32 48×7531260 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith 93
33 30×3185144 THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney 97
34 63×1122211 TOORADIN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
35 1112114×33 TRALEE ROSE (NZ) M 5 Symon Wilde 101
36 600x0516x0 WARNING G 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 104
37 1122x05x64 ZEYREK (FR) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Bart Cummings 2021 Weights

The Bart Cummings is a handicap event. Final weights will be declared by 4 PM, Monday the 27th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above The Bart Cummings Field section

2021 The Bart Cummings Top Weight:

  • #1 Selino (58kg)

The Bart Cummings 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM, Wednesday the 29th September, 2021 and will be published in our above The Bart Cummings Field section. 

The Bart Cummings 2021 Jockeys

Riders must be declared before 1 PM, Wednesday the 29th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above The Bart Cummings Field section. 

The Bart Cummings 2021 barrier draw

The 2021 The Bart Cummings barrier draw will take place a few days before the race and will be published in our above The Bart Cummings Field section.

The Bart Cummings 2021 Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. 

2021 The Bart Cummings Scratchings: 

  • #7 Dashing Willoughby (17)
  • #18e Zeyrek (16)

The Bart Cummings PRIZE MONEY 2021

The current The Bart Cummings prize money is set at a total of $750,000 with prize money paid from first to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $450,000
2nd $135,000
3rd $67,500
4th $33,750
5th $18,750
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000

The Bart Cummings Race Number 2021

The 2021 The Bart Cummings is set to run as Flemington Race 8 at 4:25pm (AEST) on Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. There will be a total of nine races that day at Flemington Racecourse.

The Bart Cummings 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 The Bart Cummings Form Guide following final acceptances. 


The Bart Cummings LIVE 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 The Bart Cummings live, across the following mediums.

Free-to-air television: Seven Network

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stream Online: 7Live

The bart Cummings Winners (Past Results)

See below for a list of past The Bart Cummings winners going back to the race’s inauguration 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
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1st Grand Promenade 2 minutes 37.73 seconds
2nd Tralee Rose
3rd Master Of Wine
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1st Persan 2 minutes 36.24 seconds
2nd Sound
3rd Steel Prince
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1st Surprise Baby 2 minutes 38.66 seconds
2nd Supernova
3rd Wolfe
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1st Avilius 2 minutes 35.43 seconds
2nd Jaameh
3rd Yogi
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1st Amelie’s Star 2 minutes 37.69 seconds
2nd Granddukeoftuscany
3rd Kellstorm
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1st Almandin 2 minutes 37.47 seconds
2nd Zanteca
3rd Excess Knowledge
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1st Let’s Make Adeal 2 minutes 35.6 seconds
2nd Our Ivanhowe
3rd Hawkspur
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1st Who Shot Thebarman 2 minutes 39.62 seconds
2nd Marksmanship
3rd Anudjawun
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1st Araldo 2 minutes 38.23 seconds
2nd Sea Moon
3rd Gotta Take Care
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1st Tanby 2 minutes 36.69 seconds
2nd Maluckyday
3rd Dame Claire
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1st Mourayan 2 minutes 40.78 seconds
2nd Niwot
3rd Showcause
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1st Harris Tweed 2 minutes 40.32 seconds
2nd Exceptionally
3rd Above Average
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1st Light Vision 2 minutes 38.76 seconds
2nd Miss Darcey
3rd Zacroona
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1st Light Vision 2 minutes 41.34 seconds
2nd Baughurst
3rd Zavite
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1st Dolphin Jo 2 minutes 39.06 seconds
2nd The Fuzz
3rd Light Vision
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1st Irazu 2 minutes 38.22 seconds
2nd Aznavour
3rd Bay Story