The 2015 Ballarat Cup is a 2200m event held at Dowling Forest Racecourse during mid to late November each year.
A listed event, the Ballarat Cup is worth a very healthy $200,000. It is held under open handicap conditions, and tends to attract some pretty solid talent each year.
The Ballarat Cup tends to attract a fairly varied field of runners each year. Some lead-up races worth watching include other cup events such as the Kyneton Cup or the Bendigo Cup. 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.
The 2015 Ballarat Cup will be held on November 21st.
|Ballarat Cup 2015|
|Date:||November 21st, 2015|
2015 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. Although it’s a country race, the Ballarat Cup field is by no means largely made up of country runners. The standard is high, so only genuinely talented stayers can contest it.
The 2015 Ballarat Cup field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||084×750920||JUNOOB (GB)||Chris Waller||–||6||60kg||105|
|2||105216×530||INDEX LINKED (GB)||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||10||59.5kg||104|
|3||x684x4x803||PRINCE CHERI (FR)||David Vandyke||Mark Zahra||13||57kg||99|
|4||2124138110||DIGITALISM||John Sadler||Michael Dee (a)||12||56kg||97|
|5||3755×00774||AKZAR (IRE)||Darren Weir||–||5||55kg||95|
|6||6184183005||CRAFTY CRUISER||Bryce Stanaway||Jye McNeil (a)||4||55kg||95|
|7||4651060×00||TANBY||Mick Cerchi||Dean Holland||17||55kg||95|
|8||21143×9755||TOOLEYBUC KID||Darren Weir||–||15||55kg||95|
|9||146×074440||MAYGROVE||Murray Baker||Patrick Moloney (a)||9||54.5kg||94|
|10||3510×08720||PONDAROSA MISS (NZ)||Jason Bridgman||James Winks||3||54.5kg||98|
|11||08712×0000||SONNTAG||Henry Dwyer||Chris Symons||16||54.5kg||94|
|12||x452x78624||SYSMO (FR)||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||18||54kg||92|
|13||30×4098035||DON DOREMO (NZ)||Robbie Laing||Craig Robertson||8||54kg||90|
|14||5182424855||LORD DURANTE||Simone Ferchie||Darren Gauci||11||54kg||89|
|15||15443×5063||MUJADALE||Paul A Jones||Stephen Baster||2||54kg||88|
|16||31532×8444||UNGRATEFUL ELLEN||Robert Smerdon||Craig Newitt||7||54kg||85|
|17||x049429711||ZAYAM (FR)||Matthew Smith||Vlad Duric||1||54kg||80|
2015 Ballarat Cup Nominations
The Ballarat Cup nominations draw on horses from a broad variety of preparations. Some runners come from Melbourne stables and have previously contested many events throughout their spring campaign prior to entering the Ballarat Cup nominations. Other horses might be local runners, who have been entered into the Ballarat Cup nominations in hopes of having a crack at a black-type victory.
The 2015 Ballarat Cup nominations will be provided below.
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 Ballarat Cup winners include Pressmans Choice (1989), Magical Storm (1995), Aquiver (2001) and Daka’s Gem (2008). Ballarat Cup results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.
Ballarat Cup Results
|1st||Mujadale||2 minutes 17.8 seconds|
|2nd||At First Sight|
|1st||The Offer||2 minutes 25.1 seconds|
|3rd||Hurdy Gurdy Man|
|1st||King Diamond||2 minutes 18.4 seconds|
|1st||Domesky||2 minutes 19.2 seconds|
|3rd||Sean Baile Mor|
|1st||My Bentley||2 minutes 17.0 seconds|
|1st||Itstheone||2 minutes 14.4 seconds|
|1st||Daka’s Gem||2 minutes 21.8 seconds|
|1st||Sentire||2 minutes 23.9 seconds|
|1st||Rubijon||2 minutes 17.3 seconds|
|1st||Command N Conquer||2 minutes 17.4 seconds|
|1st||Just The Part||2 minutes 15.4 seconds|
|1st||Western Waters||2 minutes 16.2 seconds|
|3rd||Dance On Wood|
|1st||Varsilayos||2 minutes 15.0 seconds|
|2nd||As You Would|
|3rd||Sale Of Century|
|1st||Aquiver||2 minutes 14.0 seconds|
|1st||Royal Caliph||2 minutes 18.5 seconds|