2010 Geelong Cup Pre Nominations Preview

September 24th, 2010

The 2010 Geelong Cup jumps on October 20, which means plenty of racing enthusiasts both in the area and throughout the nation will be looking to this Group 3 race as it is a major country cup held at the biggest course outside of the metropolitan area.

Other famous names to have won the Geelong Cup include Media Puzzle (Melbourne Cup 2002) and Bauer (Melbourne Cup 2008 runner-up).

The 2010 Geelong Cup is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is the marquee event of the Geelong Racecourse. This Group 3 open handicap is run over a distance of 2400 metres and offers the top finishers a share in $215,000.

It attracts a quality group of gallopers and is often a great indication of future performances. In fact, many Geelong Cup runners find success in the bigger races, such as the Melbourne Cup. Most recently, Crime Scene, who came in 6th in the Geelong Cup in 2009, went on to place second in the 2009 Melbourne Cup. Other famous names to have won the Geelong Cup include Media Puzzle (Melbourne Cup 2002) and Bauer (Melbourne Cup 2008 runner-up).

Of course, online betting sites such as Ladbrokes.com.au offer a generous list of odds on the Geelong Cup. Don’t forget to get to the top online betting site to view the odds closer to race day. Also stay tuned for more information as we will continue to bring you all the 2010 Geelong Cup news, including nominations, the final field, and a full preview.