Ballarat Cup

The Ballarat Cup is a Listed staying event held towards the end of November at Ballarat Racecourse.

2019 Ballarat Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Kiwia
  • 2nd: #12 Double You Tee
  • 3rd: #10 Another Dollar



The 2019 Ballarat Cup is a 2000m event held at Ballarat Racecourse during mid to late November each year at the very tail end of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.

A Listed event, the Ballarat Cup is worth a generous $500,000 in total prize money making it one of the richest provincial Victorian cups. It is held under open handicap conditions, and tends to attract some pretty solid talent each year.

Some lead-up races worth watching include other cup events such as the Kyneton Cup or the Bendigo Cup. The 2017 Ballarat Cup winner Grand Dreamer improved on a lead-up third in the Kyneton Cup for his win. The Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) run at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park the Saturday before also serves as a good Ballarat Cup lead-up. Kiwia (5th in 2018) was the last Ballarat Cup winner to come out of the Eclipse Stakes. Kiwia returned in 2019 to enjoy back-to-back Ballarat Cup wins.

Many country runners, and even some metro types, often contest several country cups as part of their campaign. Other staying events during the Melbourne Cup Carnival are also often contested by horses on their way to the Ballarat Cup.

The Ballarat Cup represents the end of the spring racing carnival in Victoria, as it’s the last black-type meet and the last feature day.

Plenty of quality gallopers contest the Ballarat Cup, the form of which has stacked-up in tougher races including the 2013 winner The Offer backing-up the following autumn to win the 2014 edition of the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

The 2019 Ballarat Cup ran on Saturday November 23, 2019 and was won by the defending champion Kiwia. 

Ballarat Cup 2019
Date: Saturday November 23, 2019
Racecourse: Ballarat Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $500,000

2019 Ballarat Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Kiwia
  • 2nd: #12 Double You Tee
  • 3rd: #10 Another Dollar

The Ballarat Cup 2019 results saw a thrilling late finish with the defending champion, the now Archie Alexander-trained Kiwia, taking out back-to-back editions with a narrow victory over the fast-finishing Double You Tee (2nd) and the Chris Waller-trained Another Dollar (3rd).

Read more on the tough back-to-back Ballarat Cup 2019 winner Kiwia.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 4 KIWIA Archie Alexander John Allen 10 56.5kg $16
2 12 DOUBLE YOU TEE Patrick Payne Billy Egan 0.1L 9 54kg $9.50
3 10 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Linda Meech 0.6L 7 54kg $20
4 3 CARZOFF (FR) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 0.9L 8 58.5kg $26
5 5 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 1L 1 56kg $2.60F
6 1 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 1.1L 4 60.5kg $5.50
7 16 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 1.3L 6 54kg $19
8 6 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Zac Spain 2.55L 13 56kg $41
9 9 ALFARRIS (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 2.95L 5 54.5kg $41
10 2 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida Michael Dee 3.25L 11 59kg $11
11 13 HANG MAN (IRE) Michael Moroney James Winks 3.35L 14 54kg $12
12 11 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 4.35L 15 54kg $101
13 7 PLEIN CIEL (GER) Anthony Freedman Ben Allen 4.65L 12 55.5kg $19
14 20e MELI MELO Barry Brook Cory Parish 5.15L 3 54kg $151
15 15 GUNDOWN Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 5.35L 16 54kg $61
16 14 RED ALTO Brent Stanley Harry Coffey 8.1L 2 54kg $81
19e SAVAHEAT (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Beau Mertens 0
17e ETANA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 0
8 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller 0
18e HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 0

2019 Ballarat Cup Odds

The season’s top Ballarat Cup 2019 odds and end-of-spring betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Listed Victorian Cups race will be provided below the week of the race.

2019 Ballarat Cup Field

The Ballarat Cup field usually attracts quite a few metro runners from Melbourne, which is only around 100km away. Sometimes the odd handy runner from Sydney will head down to run in the Ballarat Cup field chasing the lucrative end-of-spring prize money on offer.

Following a run in the Ballarat Cup field, the Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) in early December makes a nice next-up target and the last to do the double was Pilote D’Essai (2016).

The 2019 Ballarat Cup field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday before the race and will be published in full below.

The Ballarat Cup 2019 final field features a capacity line-up including the rails-drawn Dr Drill for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, the British-bred galloper leading betting after back-to-back wins this prep. Melbourne Cup winning jockey Craig Williams retains the ride after guiding the five-year-old to victory in the Cranbourne Cup last start.

Update: #8 The Lord Mayor (10) is out of the starting line-up in the Ballarat Cup 2019 field and with the first three emergencies scratched, #20 Meli Melo gets a start in the event.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 110×676825 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 4 60.5kg 108
2 8x80x10x87 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) Mitsuru Hashida Michael Dee 14 59kg 105
3 411×041339 CARZOFF (FR) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 11 58.5kg 104
4 17469×0736 KIWIA Archie Alexander John Allen 13 56.5kg 100
5 2421218211 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 1 56kg 99
6 100x040x50 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Zac Spain 17 56kg 99
7 67310×4657 PLEIN CIEL (GER) Anthony Freedman Ben Allen 15 55.5kg 98
8 941100×403 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller 10 55.5kg 98
9 4614×93177 ALFARRIS (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 6 54.5kg 96
10 43831×7529 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Linda Meech 8 54kg 97
11 51544518×0 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 19 54kg 95
12 48×1211112 DOUBLE YOU TEE Patrick Payne Billy Egan 12 54kg 94
13 2619×04153 HANG MAN (IRE) Michael Moroney James Winks 18 54kg 93
14 370000×968 RED ALTO Brent Stanley Harry Coffey 2 54kg 93
15 25616×0414 GUNDOWN Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 20 54kg 92
16 3612531763 ARISTOCRATIC MISS Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 7 54kg 87
17e 1555310×00 ETANA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 54kg 87
18e 111×112 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams John Allen 5 54kg 86
19e 752617×114 SAVAHEAT (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Beau Mertens 16 54kg 84
20e 68310323×2 MELI MELO Barry Brook Cory Parish 3 54kg 83

Ballarat Cup History

The Ballarat Turf Club was established in 1854, making it one of the oldest racing organisations in Victoria. For some time now, Ballarat Cup Day has been the biggest meet of the year at Dowling Forest Racecourse, often drawing almost 20,000 people.

Not too long ago, the Ballarat Cup occupied a Wednesday slot as a mid-week event. However, it was moved to Sunday in 2011 in order to allow greater attendance and accommodate more metro runners. As of 2014, the Ballarat Cup has been run on a Saturday. It is the only black-type meet in Victoria and NSW on that day, so attracts considerable punting attention. The Group 1 Railway Stakes and Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes are held over at Ascot in Perth on the same day.

Notable recent Ballarat Cup winners include My Bentley (2010), The Offer (2013) and Junoob (2015). Ballarat Cup results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Ballarat Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Ballarat Cup
1st Kiwia 2 minutes 3.74 seconds (over 2000m)
2nd Double You Tee
3rd Another Dollar
2018
Ballarat Cup
1st Kiwia 2 minutes 20.59 seconds
2nd Pilote D’essai
3rd Life Less Ordinary
2017
Ballarat Cup
1st Grand Dreamer 2 minutes 25.79 seconds
2nd Oncidium Ruler
3rd Grey Lion
2016
Ballarat Cup
1st Pilote D’Essai 2 minutes 14.14 seconds
2nd Scherzoso
3rd Manageress
2015
Ballarat Cup
1st Junoob 2 minutes 18.45 seconds
2nd Wales
3rd Sonntag
2014
Ballarat Cup
1st Mujadale 2 minutes 17.8 seconds
2nd At First Sight
3rd Fat Al
2013
Ballarat Cup
1st The Offer 2 minutes 25.1 seconds
2nd Pelicano
3rd Hurdy Gurdy Man
2012
Ballarat Cup
1st King Diamond 2 minutes 18.4 seconds
2nd Pelicano
3rd Exceptionally
2011
Ballarat Cup
1st Domesky 2 minutes 19.2 seconds
2nd Rothera
3rd Sean Baile Mor
2010
Ballarat Cup
1st My Bentley 2 minutes 17.0 seconds
2nd Kidnapped
3rd Allanthus
2009
Ballarat Cup
1st Itstheone 2 minutes 14.4 seconds
2nd Gallions Reach
3rd Davcon
2008
Ballarat Cup
1st Daka’s Gem 2 minutes 21.8 seconds
2nd Sentire
3rd Banana Man
2007
Ballarat Cup
1st Sentire 2 minutes 23.9 seconds
2nd Bowl Along
3rd Red Riviera
2006
Ballarat Cup
1st Rubijon 2 minutes 17.3 seconds
2nd Upstaged
3rd Lancettier
2005
Ballarat Cup
1st Command N Conquer 2 minutes 17.4 seconds
2nd Maneroo Lue
3rd Steelworker
2004
Ballarat Cup
1st Just The Part 2 minutes 15.4 seconds
2nd Irish Crusader
3rd Demerger
2003
Ballarat Cup
1st Western Waters 2 minutes 16.2 seconds
2nd Delvecchio
3rd Dance On Wood
2002
Ballarat Cup
1st Varsilayos 2 minutes 15.0 seconds
2nd As You Would
3rd Sale Of Century
2001
Ballarat Cup
1st Aquiver 2 minutes 14.0 seconds
2nd Varsilayos
3rd Adolescence
2000
Ballarat Cup
1st Royal Caliph 2 minutes 18.5 seconds
2nd Luther
3rd Laebeel

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