The Big Dance

The Big Dance

Betting Guide
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Location: Randwick Racecourse
Prize Money: $2,000,000
Distance: 1600m

The Big Dance is a new race created by Racing NSW, set to be run over 1600m at Randwick Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November each year.

The Big Dance is set to be Racing NSW’s answer to the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November, with the race restricted to eligible Country Cup horses.

The field for The Big Dance will be drawn from the winners and second-placed horses of 25 Country Cup races from across NSW.

A Big Dance Wild Card race will also be run at Royal Randwick in early October each year, with the winner and second-placed horse from the Wild Card becoming eligible for The Big Dance and exempt from the ballot.

Benchmark rating at the time of final acceptances will then be used to determine the final field from the pool of eligible horses, with the winners of eligible Country Cups receiving preference over any second placegetters.

Below we will highlight The Big Dance betting, Big Dance odds, form, field, past winners, jockey and trainer statistics.

2022 The Big Dance betting odds

Markets for the 2022 The Big Dance are currently unavailable. Check back closer to the race date and the top horse racing betting sites will have markets .

Best bookmakers for The Big Dance

Considering The Big Dance is going to be run and won on Melbourne Cup Day, a majority of online bookmakers will have markets out for the race a couple of months out from that first Tuesday in November.

The Big Dance betting is open well in advance of the Randwick racecourse, with bookmakers traditionally opening markets when nominations begin to trickle in. You can bet on these markets via both computer, telephone and even via online betting apps, which are the most common way Aussies bet in 2022.

The top online bookmakers for Big Dance odds will also have horse betting apps for the main Australian smartphones, which are Android and iOS. HorseBetting recommends taking advantage of these free downloads to maximise your ability to accept free bets and promotions.

These bookmakers offer markets on The Big Dance horse race:

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The Big Dance Qualifying Races

The field for The Big Dance will be drawn from the winners and second placed horses of 25 Country Cup races from across NSW.

A Big Dance Wild Card race will also be run at Royal Randwick on 8 October, with the winner and second placed horse from the Wild Card becoming eligible for The Big Dance and exempt from the ballot.

Benchmark rating at the time of final acceptances will then be used to determine the final field from the pool of eligible horses, with the winners of eligible Country Cups receiving preference over any second placegetters.

The qualification process started with the Goulburn Cup on October 31, 2021.

2022 The Big Dance Qualifiers Results

  • Goulburn Cup (Oct 31) – Qualified: Al Mah Haha (1st), Steely (2nd)
  • Snake Gully Cup (Nov 12) – Qualified: Ready To Humble (1st), Upper House (2nd)
  • Taree Cup (Nov 21) – Qualified: Charmmebaby (1st), Battle Guardian (2nd)
  • Mudgee Cup (Dec 3) – Qualified: Not Negotiating (1st), One Aye (2nd)
  • Nowra Cup (Dec 5) – Qualified: She’s All In (1st), Invincible Dash (2nd)
  • Armidale Cup (Dec 12) – Qualified: Beckford (1st), Point Counterpoint (2nd)
  • Moruya Cup (Jan 3) – Qualified: Peyton Place (1st), Girls Are Ready (2nd)
  • Ballina Cup (Jan 14) – Qualified: Kedah (1st), Jacksprat (2nd)
  • Bega Cup (Jan 30) – Qualified: Room Number (1st), The Guru (2nd)
  • Albury Gold Cup (Mar 25) – Qualified: Harmony Rose (1st), Five Kingdom (2nd)
  • Muswellbrook Gold Cup (Apr 1) – Qualified: Regal Stage (1st), Miss Redoble (2nd)
  • Orange Gold Cup (Apr 8) – Qualified: Shameonus (1st), Ita (2nd)
  • Tamworth Gold Cup (Apr 22) – Qualified: Bandersnatch (1st), Constant Flight (2nd)
  • Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (May 6) – Qualified: Aleas (1st), Dream Runner (2nd)
  • Scone Cup (May 13) – Qualified: Rustic Steel (1st), Dr Drill (2nd)
  • Wellington Cup (May 29) – Qualified: TBC
  • South Grafton Cup (July 10) – Qualified: TBC
  • Forbes Cup (31 July) – Qualified: TBC
  • Coffs Harbour Cup (Aug 4) – Qualified: TBC
  • Murwillumbah Cup (Aug 19) – Qualified: TBC
  • Dubbo Gold Cup (Sep 11) – Qualified: TBC
  • Kismore Cup (Sep 22) – Qualified: TBC
  • Bathurst Cup (Sep 25) – Qualified: TBC
  • Port Macquarie Cup (Oct 7) – Qualified: TBC
  • Big Dance Wild Card (Oct 8) – Qualified: TBC
  • Coonamble Cup (Oct 9) – Qualified: TBC

2022 The Big Dance Final Field

Once the final field is released for the 2022 running of The Big Dance, Horsebetting.com.au will update this page.


2022 The Big Dance result

Horsebetting.com.au will update the result once the race has been run and won.

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