Geelong Cup 2012 – Spring Race Preview

June 27th, 2012

The Group 3 Geelong Cup is set to take place at Geelong Racecourse on Wednesday October 24, 2012.

Run over a distance of 2,400 metres, the 2012 Geelong Cup is worth $200,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Geelong Cup is open to horses of all ages and is run under handicap conditions.

The Geelong Cup grants the winner each year entry into the prestigious Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November.

The race is a fantastic form guide for then $6 million Melbourne Cup, with the last two year’s winners going on to win the race.

Therefore, Melbourne Cup betting is highly dependant on Geelong Cup results.

The most recent winner was French horses Dunaden, who won the Geelong Cup by almost a length.

The six-year-old went on to win the Melbourne Cup by a nose in front of Red Cadeaux.