Ballarat Cup

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

2016 Ballarat Cup Results

  • 1st: Pilote D'Essai
  • 2nd: Scherzoso
  • 3rd: Manageress

Ballarat Cup News

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes will set French import Pilote D’Essai for the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival after winning the Pakenham Cup last Saturday.

Apprentice Regan Bayliss, above, scored back to back wins on Pilote D’Essai when he won the Pakenham Cup at Pakenham. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

The Listed ...

The 2016 Ballarat Cup is a 2200m 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 $300,000 in total prizemoney 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 Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) run at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park the Saturday before also serves as a good Ballarat Cup lead-up. 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 2016 Ballarat Cup was held on November 19th.

Ballarat Cup 2016
Date: November 19th, 2016
Racecourse: Ballarat Racecourse
Distance: 2200m
Race Type: Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $300,000

2016 Ballarat Cup Results

The official 2016 Ballarat Cup Results & Finishing Order are listed in the table below and a full race rundown can be found by following the link!

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 16 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 15 54kg $16
2 15 SCHERZOSO Tony McEvoy Ben Allen (a) 2L 13 54kg $19
3 12 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Ms Michelle Payne 2.75L 2 54kg $18
4 5 PUCCINI (NZ) Wayne Walters Craig Robertson 4.5L 7 58kg $21
5 18 COOL CHAP Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Stackhouse 5.5L 3 54kg $8.50
6 11 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 6.75L 17 54kg $9.50
7 7 DESERT JEUNEY Nigel Blackiston Chris Symons 7.5L 16 56kg $51
8 3 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 7.7L 1 58.5kg $19
9 9 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8.7L 14 55kg $12
10 10 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) John Sadler Luke Nolen 9.2L 8 55kg $9
11 14 NOZOMI Lee & Anthony Freedman Stephen Baster 9.3L 9 54kg $10
12 2 LIDARI (FR) Darren Weir John Allen 9.8L 12 59kg $6F
13 4 TAIYOO Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10.55L 10 58.5kg $19
14 8 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 10.65L 5 56kg $31
15 1 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Blake Shinn 11.05L 11 60kg $13
16 6 AUVRAY (FR) Darren Weir Harry Coffey 12.05L 4 56.5kg $31
17 13 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Darren Gauci 14.55L 6 54kg $101
21e CHARLEVOIX Michael Kent 0
22e WHITE DOLLAR SIGN John Thom Ms Holly McKechnie 0
20e SOMETHING TO SHARE Dane Smith 0
17 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Michael Dee (a) 0
19e GOLDEN OLDIES Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Ms Linda Meech 0

Ballarat Cup Betting Odds

The latest Ballarat Cup 2016 odds will be listed below along with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Ballarat Cup Betting Tips at the right price.

2016 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 2016 Ballarat Cup field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday before the race and will be published in full below.

See below for the official 2016 Ballarat Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw – following the link for a complete race preview on the capacity line-up of spring stayers.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 311118×301 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Blake Shinn 13 60kg 104
2 x1xD2x0293 LIDARI (FR) Darren Weir John Allen 15 59kg 102
3 3540×27408 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1 58.5kg 105
4 757×560031 TAIYOO Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 12 58.5kg 101
5 4402846×22 PUCCINI (NZ) Wayne Walters Craig Robertson 7 58kg 100
6 1x4740x008 AUVRAY (FR) Darren Weir TBA 4 56.5kg 97
7 106x0x0830 DESERT JEUNEY Nigel Blackiston TBA 21 56kg 96
8 20×9845900 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 5 56kg 96
9 1519125×67 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) Darren Weir TBA 18 55kg 94
10 x0730x5950 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) John Sadler Luke Nolen 8 55kg 94
11 74126×5266 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 22 54kg 96
12 1282×30930 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Ms Michelle Payne 2 54kg 91
13 893×486407 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Darren Gauci 6 54kg 89
14 3x67x66142 NOZOMI Lee & Anthony Freedman Stephen Baster 10 54kg 89
15 x153413x43 SCHERZOSO Tony McEvoy Ben Allen (a) 16 54kg 89
16 14x1x22529 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 19 54kg 87
17 000396×990 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Michael Dee (a) 17 54kg 85
18 21213×9226 COOL CHAP Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Stackhouse 3 54kg 83
19e 811×099411 GOLDEN OLDIES Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Ms Linda Meech 9 54kg 80
20e 211x2x4442 SOMETHING TO SHARE Dane Smith TBA 14 54kg 79
21e 16415×0 CHARLEVOIX Michael Kent TBA 20 54kg 74
22e x912598415 WHITE DOLLAR SIGN John Thom Ms Holly McKechnie 11 54kg 72

2016 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 2016 Ballarat Cup nominations were taken by Racing Victoria on Monday November 14 and feature a bumper 28 entries including last weekend’s Eclipse Stakes winner Turnitaround.

See below for the full 2016 Ballarat Cup Nominations – following the link for a full race preview.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 29×0944793 ARIANNE (NZ) M 5 Pat Hyland 70
2 1x4740x008 AUVRAY (FR) G 6 Darren Weir 97
3 16415×0 CHARLEVOIX H 4 Michael Kent 74
4 30x8011x02 COLDSTONE (FR) G 5 Michael Kent 85
5 21213×9226 COOL CHAP G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 83
6 x576x90848 CRAFTY CRUISER G 9 Bryce Stanaway 84
7 4453153141 DELIGHTFUL SON G 5 Peter White 69
8 106x0x0830 DESERT JEUNEY G 7 Nigel Blackiston 96
9 893×486407 GO DREAMING G 7 Grant Kluske 89
10 811×099411 GOLDEN OLDIES G 5 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 80
11 74126×5266 LADY LE FAY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 96
12 x1xD2x0293 LIDARI (FR) H 8 Darren Weir 102
13 1519125×67 LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 7 Darren Weir 94
14 20×9845900 MAGNAPAL G 7 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 96
15 1282×30930 MANAGERESS M 5 Cindy Alderson 91
16 144×362688 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 86
17 3x67x66142 NOZOMI G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 89
18 x0730x5950 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 6 John Sadler 94
19 14x1x22529 PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 87
20 4402846×22 PUCCINI (NZ) H 6 Wayne Walters 100
21 3540×27408 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
22 x153413x43 SCHERZOSO G 5 Tony McEvoy 89
23 211x2x4442 SOMETHING TO SHARE G 9 Dane Smith 79
24 000396×990 SONNTAG G 6 Henry Dwyer 85
25 757×560031 TAIYOO G 7 Darren Weir 101
26 13122×9022 TEARS OF JOY M 5 Mark Kavanagh 78
27 311118×301 TURNITAROUND G 6 Matthew Williams 104
28 x912598415 WHITE DOLLAR SIGN G 5 John Thom 72

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 Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Ballarat Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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