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The Bendigo Cup is a Group 3 staying event held at Bendigo Racecourse on the Wednesday before Victoria Derby Day.
2020 Bendigo Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Bendigo Cup News
The 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 or early November on the Wednesday before the Victoria Derby Day meeting at Flemington on the first Saturday in November kicks off the Melbourne Cup Carnival action, 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 $400,000 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 like the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day become a nice next-up option. Francis Of Assisi (2016) was the last horse to win the Bendigo Cup – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double.
In more recent years the Bendigo Cup has started to attract and be dominated by international visitors in much the same way as the other spring cup features.
The Bendigo Cup 2020 runs Wednesday October 28, 2020 .
|2020 Bendigo Cup|
|Date:||Wednesday October 28, 2020|
|Race Type:||3YO&UP Handicap|
2020 Bendigo Cup Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2020 Bendigo Cup Betting Odds
The latest Bendigo Cup 2020 betting markets will be listed below, fixed win pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your Bendigo Cup tips at the best prices.
2020 Bendigo Cup Field
The Bendigo Cup field has a capacity of 16 stayers, but rarely runs with this many starters. Spring gallopers may come into the Bendigo Cup field via a number of different lead-up races including the Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day or the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) a week earlier.
The 2020 Bendigo Cup field is released on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Bendigo Cup 2020 final field features a capacity line-up of potential late Melbourne Cup hopefuls including the narrow favourite Lord Belvedere for last weekend’s Cox Plate winning trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||86x051x900||HAKY (IRE)||Archie Alexander||Jamie Kah||8||59kg||101|
|2||41x7811x18||LORD BELVEDERE (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||3||59kg||101|
|3||2239x2140x||PONDUS (GB)||Joseph O’Brien||Damian Lane||18||59kg||101|
|4||22107×4072||INVERLOCH (IRE)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Dee||2||58.5kg||100|
|5||13770×7006||AZURO (FR)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Luke Currie||4||58kg||99|
|6||1122×80462||ZEBROWSKI (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||William Pike||13||58kg||99|
|7||5x5021x000||FURRION (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||John Allen||6||57.5kg||98|
|8||4x356x8057||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Jye McNeil||11||56.5kg||100|
|9||3238×61915||SILENT COMMAND||Nick Smart||Will Price (a)||17||55kg||76|
|10||87256×0808||MIDTERM (GB)||Michael & Luke Cerchi||Patrick Moloney||1||55kg||86|
|11||12432×0602||GOOD IDEA||Phillip Stokes||Michael Poy (a)||12||55kg||83|
|12||3x632x4848||MASAFF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||16||55kg||83|
|13||315x16x716||SARACEN KNIGHT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||7||55kg||80|
|14||4143×15093||SUPER GIRL||Josh Julius||Jordan Childs||15||55kg||80|
|15||01168×0860||JACK REGAN (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Zac Spain (late alt)||9||55kg||78|
|16||x13611x588||REALM OF FLOWERS||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Billy Egan||5||55kg||76|
|17e||7×05704957||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||10||55kg||75|
|18e||236×001410||LOFTY HEIGHTS||Julius Sandhu||Harry Coffey||14||55kg||67|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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.
Notable recent Bendigo Cup winners include Gallic (2004, 06), Puissance De Lune (2012), Sertorius (2013), The Offer (2015) and Francis Of Assisi (2016) who went on to win the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival next start after being balloted out of the Melbourne Cup field. The 2017 Bendigo Cup winner Qewy handed English trainer Charlie Appleby back-to-back wins in the race setting a new race record with his 2:27.50 second victory.
Bendigo Cup Results
|1st||Top Of The Range||2 minutes 27.41 seconds|
|1st||Red Alto||2 minutes 28.51 seconds|
|3rd||Sir Charles Road|
|1st||Qewy||2 minutes 27.5 seconds (track record)|
|1st||Francis of Assisi||2 minute 28.3 seconds|
|1st||The Offer||2 minutes 28.5 seconds|
|1st||Bring Something||2 minutes 29.4 seconds|
|3rd||Order Of The Sun|
|1st||Sertorius||2 minutes 30.8 seconds|
|1st||Puissance De Lune||2 minutes 27.9 seconds|
|1st||Tanby||2 minutes 28.7 seconds|
|2nd||At First Sight|
|1st||Dream Pedlar||2 minutes 18.2 seconds|
|1st||Zupacool||2 minutes 15.0 seconds|
|1st||Banana Man||2 minutes 28.8 seconds|
|1st||Captious||2 minutes 31.9 seconds|
|3rd||On A Jeune|
|1st||Gallic||2 minutes 31.9 seconds|
|1st||True Courser||2 minutes 30.3 seconds|
|1st||Gallic||2 minutes 32.5 seconds|
|1st||Western Waters||2 minutes 28.3 seconds|
|1st||Forlorna||2 minutes 31.3 seconds|
|1st||Saboteur||2 minutes 28.3 seconds|
|2nd||Betta Watch It|
|1st||Yammer||2 minutes 34.4 seconds|