Geelong Cup

Geelong Cup

Group Three Betting Guide
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Location: Geelong Racecourse – Geelong, Victoria
Prize Money: $500,000
Distance: 2400m

The Group 3 Geelong Cup is a 2400m staying event held at Geelong Racecourse and is run under handicap conditions.

The Geelong Cup was first run in 1872 and was won by Flying Scud.

Run for $500,000 in 2024, the Geelong Cup has often been used a final lead-in run for Melbourne Cup horses.

Media Puzzle, Dunaden and Americain are the most recent Geelong Cup winners to go on and win the Melbourne Cup two weeks later.

Notable winners of the Geelong Cup since 2000 include Prince Of Arran (2019), Qewy (2016), Dunaden (2011), Americain (2010), Bauer (2008), On A Jeune (2005), Zazzman (2003), Media Puzzle (2002) and Karasi (2001).


2024 Geelong Cup Betting Odds

Betting odds for the 2024 Geelong Cup are currently unavailable.


Best Geelong Cup bookmakers

The Geelong Cup isn’t a race that’s on the tip of every punters’ tongue, but Australian betting sites do have markets out in the weeks leading up to the event.

Some of the top online bookmakers will open up Geelong Cup all-in markets which don’t provide insurance if your selected runner doesn’t start in the race, but the odds are more appealing.

All of our horse betting sites offer betting on the Geelong Cup and bookmaker offers will also be available in the days leading up to the race. These horse racing betting sites generally have apps available for iOS and Android smartphones.


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2024 Geelong Cup Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Geelong Cup final field is released.


Previous Geelong Cup Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Spanish Mission Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman Blake Shinn 11 60kg
    2 Silks Ashrun Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg
    3 Silks King Frankel Annabel Neasham Jamie Mott 3 56kg
    4 Silks Sheraz Chris Waller TBC 12 56kg
    5 Silks Magical Lagoon Chris Waller Damien Oliver 5 55kg
    6 Silks More Felons Chris Waller Michael Dee 10 55kg
    7 Silks Virtuous Circle Liam Howley Damien Lane 4 55kg
    8 Silks Fancy Man Annabel Neasham John Allen 17 54.5kg
    9 Silks High Emocean Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 16 54kg
    10 Silks Sir Lucan Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Linda Meech 2 54kg
    11 Silks Amade Phillip Stokes Zac Spain 13 54kg
    12 Silks Mount Popa Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 14 54kg
    13 Silks First Immortal Mark & Levi Kavanagh Jamie Kah 15 54kg
    14 Silks Timour Chris Waller Beau Mertens 9 54kg
    15 Silks Ferago Patrick F Ryan Jnr Harry Grace 6 54kg
    16 Silks Mr Waterville Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 54kg
    17 Silks The Map Dan Clarken & Oops MacGillivray Ben Price 8 54kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Serpentine Robert Hickmott Ethan Brown 13 58kg
    2 Silks Midnight Blue Danny O’Brien Jye McNeil 10 57kg
    3 Silks San Huberto Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 19 57kg
    4 Silks Francesco Guardi Chris Waller N/A 15 56.5kg
    5 Silks Makram Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 18 56.5kg
    6 Silks Rodrigo Diaz David Simcock Damien Oliver 17 56.5kg
    7 Silks Surefire Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56.5kg
    8 Silks Emissary Mike Moroney Blake Shinn 7 56kg
    9 Silks Luncies Kris Lees Damian Lane 16 56kg
    10 Silks Schabau Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 11 56kg
    11 Silks Grove Ferry Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Linda Meech 3 55.5kg
    12 Silks Interpretation Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 4 55.5kg
    13 Silks La Dragontea Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 9 54kg
    14 Silks Media Award Chris Calthorpe Damien Thornton 1 54kg
    15 Silks Attorney Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 12 54kg
    16 Silks Aurora’s Symphony Symon Wilde Harry Coffey 8 54kg
    17 Silks Teewaters Archie Alexander Daniel Moor 14 54kg
    18 Silks Team Captain (1E) Matt Cumani Declan Bates 5 54kg
    19 Silks Herman Hesse (2E) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 2 54kg

2023 Geelong Cup result


1stAmade (+3000)
2ndAshrun (+110)
3rdSir Lucan (+330)

Recent Geelong Cup winners

  • Amade burst through a needle-eye gap late to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the Group 3 Geelong Cup. The son of Casamento has since shortened from $201.00 to $101.00 in the 2023 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Although the 10-year-old gelding missed the jump by three lengths, jockey Zac Spain got his mount to settle at the rear of the field and was travelling nicely on the home turn but needed a run to appear. When the gap did open between a slowing King Frankel ($9.00) and Ashrun ($4.80), Spain pushed the button and Amade sprinted the best of his rivals to drive through and find the line first ahead of Ashrun and Sir Lucan ($19.00) in a blanket finish. The race favourite, First Immortal ($2.90), received a great ride from Jamie Kah, but when he hit the final 400m, the son of Churchill didn’t have anything to give and weakened through the pack to finish seventh – beaten by just over a length.
  • Emissary took out the 2022 Geelong Cup to punch his ticket into the 2022 Melbourne Cup which was just over a week away. The six-year-old gelding won his second race of the preparation for Mike Moroney, after taking out the Listed Heatherlie Handicap on August 27 at Caulfield. Emissary won at big odds for the punters that followed him into the Geelong Cup, jumping as a $17 roughie; however, he won like a good thing, leaving Surefire and the rest of the field in his wake as he flew down the outside. The eventual winner sat at the back of the field, and as they rounded the turn, Blake Shinn got him to the very outside and he ran by race favourite Surefire to claim the $500,000 feature by just over a length.
  • On the back of three consecutive black-type placings, Symon Wilde’s Tralee Rose got her moment in the 2021 Geelong Cup. Having settled in the gun seat under Dean Holland, Tralee Rose was able to capitalise on some tiring leader on the home turn and when asked to quicken, did so nicely. Dr Drill, who had trailed Tralee Rose throughout the run, loomed as a danger, but Tralee Rose would go on to reward favourite punters in fine style.
  • Having finished seventh in the 2019 Geelong Cup, the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Steel Prince managed to claim the same race 12 months later. Having been 35th in the Melbourne Cup Order of Entry prior to the race, Steel Prince needed to win to book a spot in the Melbourne Cup a fortnight later. Win it he did, Jye McNeil managed to lift the classy stayer past the brave Le Don De Vie in the shadows of the winning post.
  • The Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince Of Arran booked a spot in the Melbourne Cup after claiming the Geelong Cup. Having settled second behind a hot speed set by Haky, Michael Walker had clear air at all times aboard Prince Of Arran. Once asked to quicken, Prince Of Arran did so nicely and managed to hold off the fast-finishing True Self in a ding-dong finish to the Geelong Cup.

Geelong Cup past winners list

Geelong Cup Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Amade Zac Spain Phillip Stokes
2022 Emissary Blake Shinn Mike Moroney
2021 Tralee Rose Dean Holland Symon Wilde
2020 Steel Prince Jye McNeil Anthony & Sam Freedman
2019 Prince Of Arran Michael Walker Charlie Fellowes
2018 Runaway Stephen Baster Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2017 Vengeur Masque Patrick Moloney Mike Moroney
2016 Qewy Kerrin McEvoy Charlie Appleby
2015 Almoonqith James McDonald David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2014 Caravan Rolls On Craig Williams Danny O’Brien
2013 Ibicenco Brad Rawiller Peter Moody
2012 Gatewood Glen Boss John Gosden
2011 Dunaden Craig Williams Mikel Delzangles
2010 Americain Gerald Mosse Alain de Royer Dupre
2009 Leica Ding Danny Nikolic Darren Weir
2008 Bauer Damien Oliver Luca Cumani
2007 The Fuzz Craig Williams David Hayes
2006 Mandela Craig Williams Richard Yuill
2005 On A Jeune Kerrin McEvoy Peter Montgomerie
2004 Pacific Dancer Brad Rawiller Shaun Dwyer
2003 Zazzman Kerrin McEvoy Tony Vasil
2002 Media Puzzle Damien Oliver Dermot Weld
2001 Karasi Glen Boss David Hall
2000 Savrocca Craig Williams Jeff Rogers

Geelong Cup Past Winners Pre 2000

Geelong Cup Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Bohemiath
1998 Ancient City
1997 Oregon Star
1996 Hereditas
1995 Anfitrion
1994 Grass Valley
1993 Ultimate Aim
1992 Ali Boy
1991 Newbury Star
1990 Mr. Booker
1989 Pacific Mirage/Sea Legend
1988 Our Classic Bay
1987 Beau Trist
1986 Fil De Roi
1985 Koro Corrie May
1984 Changemar
1983 Deb’s Mate
1982 Gujarat
1981 Allez Bijou
1980 Summer Fleur
1979 Hauberk
1978 Puramaka
1977 Brallos
1976 Taminga
1975 Dowling Girl
1974 Special Test
1973 Australasia
1972 Hayburner
1971 Gnapur
1970 Vansittart
1969 Double Steel
1968 Bergman
1967 Royal Coral
1966 Craftsman
1965 Pleasanton
1964 Jamagne
1963 Nivek
1962 Napoleon
1961 Ursalon
1960 Tabess
1959 Paratone
1958 Mac
1957 King Boru
1956 Prince Abbott
1955 November Moon
1954 Chidden
1953 Race Not Held
1952 Welkin Sun
1951 Trust Me
1950 Purple Prince
1949 Blank Music
1948 Royal Scot
1947 Bruin
1938-1946 Race Not Held
1937 Lord Carrington
1935-1936 Race Not Held
1934 Viol D’Amour/Highway
1933 Bay of Islands
1932 Glaive
1931 El Ray
1930 Race Not Held
1929 Sea Pilot
1928 Anan Louise
1927 Victorian King
1926 Bombard
1925 Glaxy
1924 Lillrie
1923 Mount Bernard
1922 Tresco
1921 Rahda
1920 Race Not Held
1919 Luteplayer
1918 Blackwood
1917 Mnesarchus
1916 Lady Mooltan
1915 Pouter
1914 Roseview
1913 Porch
1912 Roseview
1911 Crete
1910 Orline
1909 Tantalla
1907-08 Race Not Held
1906 Maninga
1905 Cluster
1904 Mallard
1903 Telemachus
1902 Merryman
1901 Marie Corelli
1900 Model
1899 Relic
1898 Chit Chat
1897 Race Not Held
1896 Pivot
1895 J5
1894 The Clown
1893 Newman
1892 Norbert
1891 Tantallon
1890 Britannia
1889 Malua
1888 Gardenia
1887 Camerine
1886 Claptrap
1885 Camerine
1884 Linda
1883 Gudarz
1882 Guinea
1881 Progress
1880 Zambesi
1879 Lord Harry
1878 Newminster
1877 Pride of the Hills
1876 Emulation
1875 Melbourne
1874 Mccallum Mohn
1873 Leo
1872 Flying Scud

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