The Bart Cummings
Group Three Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, October 5, 2024|
|Location:||Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
You might not know the race but you will almost certainly know the name.
Formally registered as the Banjo Paterson, The Bart Cummings was renamed to honour the late, great horse trainer who helped shape the sport of kings in Australia.
So what makes a Group 3 race that is worth $300,000 so special? It’s the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption prize for the winner.
First offered in 2015, The Bart Cummings’ ballot exempt status has seen the race profile raise significantly over the years.
In 2016 German-bred star Almandin went on to claim the Bart Cummings before registering a famous win in the Melbourne Cup later that campaign.
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2024 Bart Cummings Final Field
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Previous Bart Cummings Fields
Plenty of great stayers have won The Bart Cummings. Check the previous fields of The Bart Cummings here.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Ashrun Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 18 59kg 2 Goldman Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 2 59kg 3 Sheraz Chris Waller Damien Oliver 4 58.5kg 4 Serpentine Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ben Melham 15 58kg 5 Sir Lucan Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Winona Costin 13 57.5kg 6 Virtuous Circle Liam Howley Damian Lane 6 57.5kg 7 Athabascan John O’Shea James McDonald 14 57kg 8 High Emocean Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 19 56.5kg 9 Hopeful Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 10 56.5kg 10 Alaskan God Daniel Morton Jamie Kah 1 56kg 11 Amade Phillip Stokes Zac Spain 5 56kg 12 Fancy Man Annabel Neasham TBC 16 56kg 13 Hasta La War Sue Murphy Linda Meech 12 56kg 14 Interpretation Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 17 55kg 15 Future History Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 3 54kg 16 Mostly Cloudy Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 9 54kg 17 Carini (1E) Danny O’Brien Michael Dee 11 56kg 18 First Immortal (2E) Mark & Levi Kavanagh Daniel Stackhouse 20 54kg 19 Shaiyhar (3E) Mark & Levi Kavanagh Daniel Stackhouse 20 54kg 20 United Nations (4E) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace TBC 8 54kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Sheraz Chris Waller Damien Oliver 13 58kg 2 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 5 58kg 3 Serpentine Robert Hickmott Ethan Brown 4 57.5kg 4 Daqiansweet Junior Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 10 57kg 5 Desert Icon Chris Waller Brett Prebble 2 57kg 6 San Huberto Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 56.5kg 7 Midnight Blue Danny O’Brien Jye McNeil 9 55.5kg 8 Lunar Flare Grahame Begg Michael Dee 3 54.5kg 9 High Emocean Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 14 54kg 10 Interpretation Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 8 54kg 11 Francesco Guardi Chris Waller Craig Newitt 6 54kg 12 Aurora’s Symphony Symon Wilde Daniel Moor 11 54kg 13 The Good Fight Mike Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 1 54kg 14 Team Captain Matt Cumani Declan Bates 7 54kg 15 King Of The Castle Robert Hickmott Ben Melham 12 54kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Selino Chris Waller Damian Lane 4 58kg 2 Dawn Patrol Robert Hickmott Jye McNeil 15 57kg 3 Knights Order Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 5 57kg 4 Pondus Robert Hickmott Brett Prebble 1 57kg 5 Amade Phillip Stokes Ben Allon 10 56.5kg 6 Master Of Wine Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 8 56.5kg 7 Dashing Willoughby Chris Waller Luke Nolen 17 56kg 8 Port Guillaume Ben & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 12 56kg 9 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 3 55.5kg 10 Sheraz Chris Waller Damien Oliver 9 55.5kg 11 Grand Promenade Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 55kg 12 Realm Of Flowers Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 19 54.5kg 13 Tralee Rose Symon Wilde Dean Holland 20 54kg 14 Mosh Music Archie Alexander Declan Bates 13 54kg 15 The Good Fight Mike Moroney Zac Spain 5 54kg 16 Sweet Thomas Matthew Smith Dean Yendall 18 54kg 17 Long Arm (1E) Peter Gelagotis Craig Newitt 2 54kg 18 Zeyrek (2E) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Will Price 16 54kg 19 Hasta La War (3E) Sue Murphy Linda Meech 7 54kg 20 Killourney (4E) Paul Preusker N/A 11 54kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Young Rascal Archie Alexander John Allen 5 60.5kg 2 Shared Ambition Chris Waller Craig Williams 9 58.5kg 3 Haky Archie Alexander Declan Bates 6 58kg 4 Steel Prince Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 20 58kg 5 Lord Belvedere Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 2 57.5kg 6 Sound Mike Moroney Jamie Kah 3 57.5kg 7 Carif Peter & Paul Snowden N/A 18 57kg 8 Creedence Matt Cumani Michael Poy 7 56kg 9 Paths Of Glory Richard & Michael Freedman Craig Newitt 13 55.5kg 10 In Good Health Peter Moody Luke Nolen 14 55kg 11 Admire Robson Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 4 55kg 12 Schabau Robert Hickmott William Pike 10 55kg 13 Dabiyr Chris Waller Michael Walker 11 55kg 14 Game Keeper Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 17 55kg 15 Persan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 1 55kg 16 Polly Grey Chris Waller Damian Lane 15 55kg 17 South Pacific (1E) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 8 55kg 18 Kinane Chris Waller Damien Oliver 19 55kg 19 Good Idea Phillip Stokes Craig Newitt 16 55kg 20 Super Girl Josh Julius Jordan Childs 21 55kg 21 Roland Garros Adrian Corboy N/A 12 55kg
2023 The Bart Cummings result
Recent Bart Cummings results
- Ciaron Maher & David Eustace took out their third Bart Cummings in four years with Future History ($10.00) booking his place in the 2023 Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November. Craig Williams couldn’t have ridden the son of Showcasing much better after jumping well and finding the lead without doing too much work, before leading every step of the 2500m journey to win the Group 3 contest at Flemington. When the field rounded the home turn, Williams allowed his mount to quicken, and he dropped off Shaiyhar ($17.00) to put up a couple of lengths on Serpentine ($15.00) and Alaskan God ($15.00) who challenged at the 300m mark. At the 200m mark, the race favourite, First Immortal ($3.60), let down with a blistering turn of foot and appeared as though he was going to run straight past the eventual winner. However, once Future History felt the horse on his outside, he found another gear and pulled away from the favourite in the final strides to claim a tough, all-the-way victory.
- Lunar Flare has taken out the Group 2 Bart Cummings over 2500m and punched her ticket into the 2022 Melbourne Cup for trainer Grahame Begg. Michael Dee recorded a double on Turnbull Stakes Day after another great ride on Lunar Flare, getting her into the box seat for the journey. Lunar Flare had the run of the race and considering it was a messy run race, she has ran away from the majority of the field outside of the fast finishing Francesco Guardi who finished second.
- Following a perfect steer from John Allen, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace managed to take out The Bart Cummings for a second year in a row, this time with the in-form Grand Promenade. The British-bred Grand Promenade $5.50 – took his earnings to more than $1 million when he held off game mare Tralee Rose ($8.50) and Master Of Wine ($51) to win by 1.75 lengths. Grand Promenade moved to equal first in the Melbourne Cup order of entry with his win, giving Maher and Eustace four of the top 10 runners in line for a crack at the race that stops the nation.
- Victory in The Bart Cummings earned the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Persan a ballot exemption into the $8 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup. Having begun his campaign with a maiden at Wangaratta, the fact within nine starts, he was competiting and winning his way into the race that stopped the nation was a remarkable feat by all involved. Persan was a revelation through the winter and has taken the required steps along the course to claim his first stakes race win on Saturday. A $10 chance under Jye McNeil, Persan scored by a length from Sound ($15) with Steel Prince ($7.50) a nose away third.
- Foreign invaders had monopolised the Melbourne Cup in recent years but a country-trained galloper from Horsham, Surprise Baby prepared by little-known trainer Paul Preusker booked her spot in the great race following her win in The Bart Cummings. The gelding, New Zealand-bred and sired by a former Cup winner in Shocking, came with a sustained run from the 800-metre mark and won by a comfortable length and a half from the Team Hawkes-trained Supernova, with Gai Waterhouse’s Japanese import Wolfe in third place.
- James Cummings wanted his Godolphin gun Avilius to gain a ballot exemption entry into the Cup and the boy in blue got exactly that. Lining up as a favourite heading into the Bart Cummings and when the gelding loomed large on the outside and let down the race looked to be over. Jaameh stayed on powerfully to make it interesting but the Godolphin gelding saluted and booked his place in the Melbourne Cup.
- Rated as one of the main hopes in a field that also contained last year’s winner Almandin, Amelie’s Star delivered a great run for backers. Trailing behind early pace setter Granddukeoftuscany, Amelie’s Star was patiently ridden and eventually unleashed at the 200m and the mare did the rest, winning by a comfortable margin on the line. Unfortunately the mare failed to replicate that performance in the Melbourne Cup, where she finished a disappointing 14th.
- Almandin became the first horse in 2016 to do the Cummings/Cup double. Settling midfield, Almandin looked to be struggling as the race entered the straight after being hampered for room. After looking like an also-ran at the 400m Almandin switched into a higher gear once he found daylight and raced away to gain an entry into the Melbourne Cup.
- They don’t come much easier than this. In the first-ever ballot exempt Bart Cummings, Let’s Make Adeal bided her time before presenting at the top of the straight. The mare duly kicked away at the 600m and never looked threatened, despite a fast-finishing effort from Our Ivanhoe.
- Kiwi stayer Who Shot Thebarman was expected to win the 2014 edition of the Bart Cummings and the import didn’t let his backers down. Saddled by Glen Boss, the horse didn’t have it all his own way in the running and had to be taken to the wide outside entering the straight. Who Shot Thebarman didn’t look to be traveling all that well heading into the final 400m but as all good stayers do he plugged away and recorded a comfortable margin in a result that belied just how hard the run was.
- British import Araldo took out the 2013 edition of the race in his third ever Australian start. In the closest finish in the race’s history, Araldo, Sea Moon and Gotta Take Care broke away from the field to fight it out, with the winner lunging late to win in a photo finish. While the Araldo would go on to finish second in The Metropolitan and a respectable fifth in the 2014 Caulfield Cup, the horse would never again taste success.
Past The Bart Cummings winners list
|The Bart Cummings Past Winners|
|2023||Future History||Craig Williams||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2022||Lunar Flare||Michael Dee||Grahame Begg|
|2021||Grand Promenade||John Allen||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2020||Persan||Jye McNeil||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2019||Surprise Baby||Jordan Childs||Paul Preusker|
|2018||Avilius||Glyn Schofield||James Cummings|
|2017||Amelie’s Star||Damian Lane||Darren Weir|
|2016||Almandin||Damien Oliver||Robert Hickmott|
|2015||Let’s Make Adeal||Dwayne Dunn||Nigel Blackiston|
|2014||Who Shot Thebarman||Glen Boss||Chris Waller|
|2013||Araldo||Glen Boss||Mike Moroney|
|2012||Tanby||Damien Oliver||Robert Hickmott|
|2011||Mourayan||Hugh Bowman||Robert Hickmott|
|2010||Harris Tweed||Brad Rawiller||Murray & Bjorn Baker|
|2009||Light Version||Nicholas Hall||Robert Smerdon|
|2008||Light Version||Ben Melham||Robert Smerdon|
|2007||Dolphin Jo||Sebastian Murphy||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan|
|2006||Irazu||Steve Richards||Daniel Moor|
|2005||Brave Lancer||Greg Childs||Neville McBurney|
|2004||Yakama||Danny Nikolic||Bevan & Melissa Laming|
|2003||Vicksburg||Brett Prebble||Mark Minervini|