Australian Cup

The Australian Cup is the weight-for-age Group 1 feature held at Flemington Racecourse on 'Super Saturday' in March each autumn.

2019 Australian Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Australian Cup is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held in early to mid March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The $1.5 million Australian Cup is one of many races held on Flemington’s Super Saturday, including also the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) for the sprinters.

The race is a 2000m event ideal for strong staying horses. The most successful recent lead-up race to the Australian Cup is the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m), a double last completed by Fiorente (2014).

The 2019 Australian Cup runs on Saturday March 9, 2019 .

Australian Cup 2019
Date: Saturday March 9, 2019
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000

2019 Australian Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2019 Australian Cup Tips

  • 1st: #7 Avilius
  • 2nd: #3 Ace High
  • 3rd: #15 Shillelagh

2019 Australian Cup Form Guide

2019 Australian Cup Betting Odds

The current Australian Cup 2019 odds and market links will be provided below as soon as betting on the Group 1 ‘Super Saturday’ feature is open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Australian Cup Field

The Australian Cup field attracts a line-up of the season’s best weight-for-age stayers, many of which ran in the previous season’s spring features like the Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup, and is released the Tuesday before ‘Super Saturday’.

The 2019 Australian Cup field and barriers will be published below on Tuesday March 5, 2019 as soon as released by Racing Victoria.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1402x2418x ALMANDIN (GER) Liam Howley Damien Oliver 2 59kg 113
2 0x1401241x REKINDLING (GB) Liam Howley Ben Melham 9 59kg 113
3 x024100x63 ACE HIGH David Payne Dwayne Dunn 8 59kg 109
4 1175216×52 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean John Allen 6 59kg 110
5 x7940105x5 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 5 59kg 104
6 67x0069x47 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 4 59kg 104
7 x111140x11 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 112
8 8x791591x8 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Brett Prebble 3 59kg 108
9 96x4341x9x MUNTAHAA (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 12 59kg 110
10 x2263071x1 YOGI (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 15 59kg 104
11 x538641292 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig William Pike 11 59kg 99
12 x213160x34 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 7 59kg 105
13 113435×421 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jordan Childs 14 59kg 103
14 4x1132x00x SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney Jamie Mott 13 59kg 108
15 2x44415x06 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 10 57kg 110

2019 Australian Cup First Acceptances

The 2019 Australian Cup first acceptances are taken in late February two weeks out from the Group 1 weight-for-age feature and will be released below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

2019 Australian Cup Nominations

The 2019 Australian Cup nominations close in late January over a month out from ‘Super Saturday’ at Flemington Racecourse and will be provided below as soon as released, followed by Australian Cup first acceptances in late February.

Australian Cup History

First won by Barwon in 1861, the Australian Cup was originally a 3600m test of endurance until 1943 when the distance was decreased to 3500m. Twenty years later the distance was further decreased to 3200m, however the following year in 1964 the race became a 2000m event.

The fastest finishing time for the Australian Cup is held by the legendary Makybe Diva. In 2005, the mare finished the race in 1 minute 58.7 seconds. In 2007 the Australian Cup changed locations by being temporarily raced at Caulfield Racecourse.

Recent Australian Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Australian Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Australian Cup
1st Harlem 2 minutes 0.46 seconds
2nd Gailo Chop
3rd Ventura Storm
2017
Australian Cup
1st Humidor 2 minutes 1.07 seconds
2nd Jameka
3rd Exospheric
2016
Australian Cup
1st Preferment 2 minutes 3.9 seconds
2nd Awesome Rock
3rd Rising Romance
2015
Australian Cup
1st Spillway 2 minutes 00.09 seconds
2nd Extra Zero
3rd Happy Trails
2014
Australian Cup
1st Fiorente 2 minutes 03.64 seconds
2nd Green Moon
3rd Foreteller
2013
Australian Cup
1st Super Cool 2 minutes 0.93 seconds
2nd Fiveandahalfstar
3rd Tanby
2012
Australian Cup
1st Manighar 2 minutes 01.2 seconds
2nd Southern Speed
3rd Americain
2011
Australian Cup
1st Shocking 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Linton
3rd Playing God
2010
Australian Cup
1st Zipping 2 minutes 3.69 seconds
2nd Sirmione
3rd Moatize
2009
Australian Cup
1st Niconero 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Theseo
3rd Zagreb
2008
Australian Cup
1st Sirmione 2 minutes 0.8 seconds
2nd Princess Coup
3rd Casino Prince
2007
Australian Cup
1st Pompeii Ruler 2 minutes 1.5 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Tawqeet
2006
Australian Cup
1st Roman Arch 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Candy Vale
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2005
Australian Cup
1st Makybe Diva 1 minute 58.7 seconds
2nd Winning Belle
3rd Lad Of The Manor
2004
Australian Cup
1st Lonhro 2 minutes 1.6 seconds
2nd Delzao
3rd Elvstroem
2003
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 2 minutes 1.4 seconds
2nd Natural Blitz
3rd Don Eduardo
2002
Australian Cup
1st Old Comrade 1 minute 59.8 seconds
2nd Northerly
3rd Rain Gauge
2001
Australian Cup
1st Northerly 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Hit The Roof
3rd Kaapstad Way
2000
Australian Cup
1st Intergaze 2 minutes 0.9 seconds
2nd Arena
3rd Streak

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