Geelong Cup News

Ibicenco has won the Group 3 Geelong Cup at Geelong Racecourse today October 23, 2013. The five-year-old won the race by a short head in front of a gallant Verdant, who led all the way and was just pipped on the line. Moudre placed third in the 2013 Geelong Cup,…

Geelong Cup

The Geelong Cup is a Group Three Australian horse race held by the Geelong Racing Club every October. Held at the Geelong Racecourse on the fourth Wednesday of October, the open handicap takes place over 2400 metres and forms part of the prolific Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Worth $300,000 in prizemoney, the Geelong Cup is one of the premier country cups held outside of the city during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The 2014 Geelong Cup will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd.

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Geelong Cup Race Information

Date: Fourth Wednesday in October
Racecourse: Geelong Racecourse, Victoria
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Group Listing: Group Three
Prize Money: $300,000

Geelong Cup History & Betting

The Geelong Cup is steeped in rich history, dating back to 1873 when Leo claimed the initial victory. At the time it was a Principal race over 16 furlongs, and didn’t change structure until Australia converted to the metric system and so officially changed to 2400 metres in 1972. Seven years later the Geelong Cup was regarded as a Listed race, before finding its current Group Three status in 2002.

The Geelong Cup has long been regarded as a strong guide to the Melbourne Cup held 13 days after – on the first Tuesday in November. When it comes to betting on the Geelong Cup, check out strong stayers which are targeting a run in the Melbourne Cup of that season. Another tip is to check out previous winners of the race, as you can gauge successful horse form leading into the race. We have listed the previous winners below, so take a look through them and familiarise yourself so you can compare them with this year’s hopefuls.

Once you have picked a winner, the only place to go is online. Pick a reputable bookie such as to place your punt and see the money come back flowing. It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up to, and then you are free to wager on any race taking place this spring in Australia or around the world. Forget about fitting in with your local TAB’s schedule, make your betting fit into your timetable by punting online. The convenience and odds on offer simply cannot be beaten.

Want more racing action? Get news tips and information on the Spring Carnival at these great sites: Melbourne Cup 2014, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate or try these great sites for the Epsom Handicap, Caulfield Guineas, Victoria Derby, Crown Oaks and Emirates Stakes.