The Big Dance

The Big Dance race is a new Special Conditions feature offering $2 million in prize money and run at Randwick on Melbourne Cup Day each year.

2022 The Big Dance Results

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


The Big Dance News


The Big Dance is a new $2 million Special Conditions race introduced by Racing NSW that will run at Randwick Racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day each year.

A key addition to the lucrative Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the mile showdown will take place over 1600m on the first Tuesday of November, the same date as Flemington’s famous Melbourne Cup.

Further adding to the prestige of the wider The Everest Carnival, offering in excess of $50 million in prize money, The Big Dance is a quality handicap event open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards.

Eligibility for the event is via a win or second place in 25 selected Country Cup races held throughout the year including the Listed Scone Cup (1600m) and the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m).

The winner and runner-up in The Big Dance Wild Card event at Randwick on The Everest Day are also exempt from ballot for the feature.

The Big Dance 2022
Date: Tuesday November 1, 2022
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Quality Handicap – 3YOs & Upwards – Eligibility via runs in selected 25 Country Cup races annually
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $2 million

2022 The Big Dance Results

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

The official The Big Dance 2022 race results and finishing order will be updated below following the inaugural running of the $2 million event this Melbourne Cup Day in Sydney.

2022 The Big Dance Betting Odds

The Big Dance 2022 betting odds and links to the latest prices at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as all-in markets on the event open.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2022 THE BIG DANCE ODDS

2022 The Big Dance Field

The confirmed The Big Dance 2022 field of eligible Country Cup performers is announced on Friday the 28th of October, 2022 and will be published below once confirmed.

2022 The Big Dance Nominations

Early The Big Dance 2022 nominations are updated following the official results from the qualifying races throughout the year.

The Big Dance History

The Big Dance is set to run for the first time on Melbourne Cup Day 2022 at Randwick Racecourse.

The qualification process for the inaugural The Big Dance race in 2022 started with the Goulburn Cup on October 31, 2021.

The Big Dance Winners

Previous The Big Dance winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2022 will be detailed below following the first edition on Melbourne Cup Day.

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
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