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Geelong Cup

Wednesday 21st October, 2015

Geelong Cup

Geelong | 2400m | Group 3 | Open Handicap | $300,000Wednesday, 21st October 2015

First run in 1872, the Geelong Cup marks a day of celebration down the line from Melbourne, partly because of the high-quality Group 3 racing on offer, but mostly because it’s a recognised public holiday. Falling precisely 13 days before the Melbourne Cup each year, it’s one of the key form indicators for the race that stops a nation – in fact, over the last 15 years three horses have managed to win the Geelong Cup/Melbourne Cup double: Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunadedn (2011). So if you fancy a punt on the big one, the Geelong Cup is not to be missed. The winner of the race also gains automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup, so there's an added sense of romance to boot.

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Winners of the Geelong Cup

Below is a list of Geelong Cup Winners and Geelong Cup runners up in the past few years:

Year Winner Second Third Time
2014 Caravan Rolls On Marksmanship Like A Carousel 2:31.2
2013 Ibicenco Verdant Moudre 2:35.1
2012 Gatewood Chateau Margaux Brigantin 2:34.1
2011 Dunaden Tanby Bauer 2:30.1
2010 Americain Moudre Exceptionally 2:30.3
2009 Leica Ding Dandaad Sterling Prince 2:27.5
2008 Bauer Moatize Magic Instinct 2.30:1
2007 The Fuzz Zavite Desert Master 2:27.0
2006 Mandela Vanquished Dacs Back 2:28.2
2005 On A Jeune Brave Lancer Men At Work 2:26.7
2004 Pacific Dancer Devastating Diamond Jake 2:26.5
2003 Zazzman Shes Archie Tumeric 2:30.0
2002 Media Puzzle Requiem Donarch 2:25.9
2001 Karasi Maythehorsebewithu Scrumptious 2:32.0
2000 Savrocca Apache King Bulkhead 2:29.9

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Geelong Cup Fast Facts

  • Three Geelong Cup winners in recent years have gone on to win the Melbourne Cup two weeks later – Media Puzzle, Americain and Dunaden.
  • It may be a country cup, but Geelong usually attracts a strong international field. Overseas trainers like to use it as a final tune-up ahead of the big city events, so keep an eye on Geelong Cup odds to bag yourself a bargain.
  • Dating back to 1908, Geelong Racecourse is known to be a good wet-weather track, so keep your form guide handy if the clouds start to gather.

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