Bendigo Cup

The 2016 Bendigo Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Bendigo Racecourse in late October.

Bendigo Cup News

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy draws the rails in 2016 Sandown Cup

Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Qewy has drawn barrier one in the Listed $150,000 Sandown Cup (3200m) at Sandown on Saturday. Qewy, from the powerful Godolphin stable, could give English trainer Charlie Appleby another feature race win after the seven year old won the Group 3 $300,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) at Geelong on October 19. Qewy…

The 2016 Bendigo Cup is a 2400m staying event held at Bendigo Racecourse in Victoria during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

A now group 3 event held towards the end of October, the Bendigo Cup is held under handicap conditions and is open to horses aged three years and older.

The Bendigo Cup is one of the richest country cups in Australia, with an impressive total of $300,000 prize money. It is also one of the most renowned country cups in Australia, drawing significant crowds and some top quality horses, particularly in recent years.

The Bendigo Cup can act as an effective lead up race to the Melbourne Cup. Horses generally target the Bendigo Cup following good runs in other events such as the listed Cranbourne Cup  or even non black type events at nearby tracks, including major Melbourne racecourses.

Quite often, horses that get a good run in the Bendigo Cup will go on to other country cups at a similar grade, such as the Ballarat Cup. In recent times, as top quality horses have contested this event more often, races such as the Group 2 Sandown Classic have become ideal later targets.

The Bendigo Cup 2016 will be run on Wednesday Wednesday October 26th.

2016 Bendigo Cup
Date: Wednesday October 26th, 2016
Track: Bendigo Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO&UP Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $300,000

Bendigo Cup Betting Odds

The latest Bendigo Cup betting markets are listed below, fixed win pricing provided by for you to back your 2016 Bendigo Cup tips at the best prices.

2016 Bendigo Cup Field

The 2016 Bendigo Cup field was released on Monday October 24 and features a final field of just nine runners, below the capacity 16 horse field limit for the race. Darren Weir’s SA Derby winner Howard Be Thy Name heads the Bendigo Cup field and weights, the line-up also including the Charlie Appleby-trained international raider Francis Of Assisi.

See below for the official 2016 Bendigo Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a more detailed race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 111134×075 HOWARD BE THY NAME Darren Weir John Allen 3 58kg 100
2 15x0x00x36 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys Luke Nolen 9 56kg 96
3 689x10x720 BLIZZARD (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne TBA 2 55kg 88
4 x334147x33 DESERT SAMURAI Adam O’Neill Cory Parish 5 55kg 64
5 0x89661551 FERRO NERO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 1 55kg 75
6 143x60x46x FRANCIS OF ASSISI (IRE) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 6 55kg 85
7 1893×48640 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Justin Potter 8 55kg 90
8 10x42x51 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4 55kg 87
9 22x323x500 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 7 55kg 93

2016 Bendigo Cup Nominations

The Bendigo Cup nominations are usually filled out with handy types who have had a few lead up races. It’s not often that a horse throws their name into the Bendigo Cup nominations first up, rather it is usually targeted as part of an ongoing spring campaign.

The latest Bendigo Cup nominations will be published below.

Bendigo Cup History

The Bendigo Cup was inaugurated in 1868, and was then known as the Sandhurst Cup. Old England was the first winner.

The new Bendigo track was established relatively recently in 1998. The grandstand was built in 1902, making it one of the oldest in the region.

The Bendigo Cup was previously held in November. In 2009 the race date was shifted to October to encourage classier horses to contest it on the way to bigger events. Following the 2010 edition the decision was made to increase the race distance again to 2400m (as it was in 2008 and prior) to further improve the race’s suitability as a lead up event.

The Bendigo Racecourse is sometimes referred to as the Epsom Racecourse.

Notable recent Bendigo Cup winners include Rasputins Revenge (1992), Yammer (2000), Gallic (2004, 06), Puissance De Lune (2012) and Sertorius (2013).

Bendigo Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
Bendigo Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Bendigo Cup
1st The Offer 2 minutes 28.5 seconds
2nd Divan
3rd Kirramosa
Bendigo Cup
1st Bring Something 2 minutes 29.4 seconds
2nd Massiyn
3rd Order Of The Sun
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1st Sertorius 2 minutes 30.8 seconds
2nd Massiyn
3rd Kesampour
Bendigo Cup
1st Puissance De Lune 2 minutes 27.9 seconds
2nd Practiced
3rd Fiumicino
Bendigo Cup
1st Tanby 2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd At First Sight
3rd Western Symbol
Bendigo Cup
1st Dream Pedlar 2 minutes 18.2 seconds
2nd My Bentley
3rd Zauberin
Bendigo Cup
1st Zupacool 2 minutes 15.0 seconds
2nd Crossthestart
3rd Daka’s Gem
Bendigo Cup
1st Banana Man 2 minutes 28.8 seconds
2nd Imvula
3rd Butwaittheresmore
Bendigo Cup
1st Captious 2 minutes 31.9 seconds
2nd Hoodlum
3rd On A Jeune
Bendigo Cup
1st Gallic 2 minutes 31.9 seconds
2nd Brindabella
3rd Home Sweet
Bendigo Cup
1st True Courser 2 minutes 30.3 seconds
2nd Belzain
3rd Garidar
Bendigo Cup
1st Gallic 2 minutes 32.5 seconds
2nd Jakodae
3rd Diamond Jake
Bendigo Cup
1st Western Waters 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Chairmans Choice
3rd Mr Prudent
Bendigo Cup
1st Forlorna 2 minutes 31.3 seconds
2nd Fearless Sophie
3rd Time Off
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1st Saboteur 2 minutes 28.3 seconds
2nd Betta Watch It
3rd Never Dull
Bendigo Cup
1st Yammer 2 minutes 34.4 seconds
2nd Western Outlaw
3rd Jamestown