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Ballarat Cup

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[slider]The 2017 Ballarat Cup is a listed staying event held at Dowling Forest Racecourse in Ballarat.

Raced under handicap conditions, the Ballarat Cup is open to horses of all ages and genders. It is usually held towards the very end of the Spring Racing Carnival in late November.

With $300,000 prize money on offer, the Ballarat Cup is quite a lucrative country cup, particularly considering its listed status.

In the past, the Ballarat Cup was held as a mid week event on a Wednesday. In 2011, it was moved to a Sunday to take advantage of weekend crowds and punters. In 2014, the Ballarat Cup began running on a Saturday as the only black type racing in NSW and Victoria. In Perth on the same day, Ascot hosts the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

Those gallopers which contest the Ballarat Cup rarely do so first up. Other country cups such as the Bendigo Cup or the Kyneton Cup are common lead up races. Staying events during the feature days of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival are also sometimes contested prior to a run in the Ballarat Cup.

The Ballarat Cup is the last feature day during the spring racing carnival in Victoria. This has the effect of increasing crowds, as a lot of people turn out for one last hit of racing.

Notable Ballarat Cup winners include Great Warrior (1988), Battocchi (1997), Royal Caliph (1998, 2000), Command N Conquer (2005) and The Offer (2013).

2017 Ballarat Cup Field

The Ballarat Cup field usually features a fairly diverse range of horses from different stables. It’s an interesting race, and you’ll often get a mixture of local or country horses lining up against metro runners in the Ballarat Cup field. Because of this, it tends to be a bit of a hit with the punters. The fact that it’s held right at the end of the spring racing carnival also means that most of the runners in the Ballarat Cup field have plenty of form to look to.

The 2017 Ballarat Cup field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1240×54277 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 5 58kg 101
2 5x246211x0 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien Ben Thompson (a) 10 56kg 97
3 7614246054 EXTRA ZERO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 55.5kg 96
4 02510×0046 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 55kg 95
5 076×070342 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Jordan Childs 3 55kg 95
6 66214×2703 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 11 54kg 93
7 110x4x57x1 MR GARCIA (GB) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 9 54kg 92
8 136x668x60 BIG BLUE (GB) James Cummings Stephen Baster 13 54kg 91
9 96x990x701 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Jye McNeil 7 54kg 89
10 x431431x01 ONCIDIUM RULER Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 2 54kg 87
11 x51710x073 GRAND DREAMER Robert Smerdon Patrick Moloney 6 54kg 80
12 39×8057222 KNOWABLE Steve Richards Dean Yendall 12 54kg 72
13 2605043313 JIMMIE JIM Charles Quick Ms Nikita Beriman 8 54kg 57

2017 Ballarat Cup Nominations

The Ballarat Cup nominations are usually comprised of a broad spectrum of talent. Local runners who haven’t had a lot of black-type starts will enter the Ballarat Cup nominations in hopes of securing a prestigious victory and some solid prize money. Metro runners from major stables in Melbourne and sometimes Sydney will also enter the Ballarat Cup nominations as part of a wider spring campaign that is likely near its end.

The 2017 Ballarat Cup nominations will be provided here.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 2446925041 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Robert Hickmott 1 60kg 107
2 1240×54277 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 2 57kg 101
3 11x330x900 BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 3 57kg 101
4 0x33x24103 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 8 Robert Hickmott 4 57kg 101
5 10x71x0458 ASSIGN (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 5 56.5kg 100
6 5x246211x0 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 7 Danny O’Brien 6 55kg 97
7 7614246054 EXTRA ZERO G 11 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 54.5kg 96
8 3x0x038000 FOUNDATION (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 54kg 95
9 076×070342 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 9 54kg 95
10 02510×0046 BIG MEMORY (FR) G 8 Tony McEvoy 10 54kg 95
11 66214×2703 SECOND BULLET G 7 Danny O’Brien 11 54kg 93
12 110x4x57x1 MR GARCIA (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 12 54kg 92
13 136x668x60 BIG BLUE (GB) G 6 James Cummings 13 54kg 91
14 1216×30165 VON TUNZELMAN (NZ) G 5 Roger James 14 54kg 89
15 96x990x701 SONNTAG G 7 Henry Dwyer 15 54kg 89
16 x431431x01 ONCIDIUM RULER G 6 Michael Kent 16 54kg 87
17 27x070x054 ORMITO (GER) G 5 Darren Weir 17 54kg 80
18 x778119223 HAVE PLENTY G 6 John Hickmott 18 54kg 80
19 x51710x073 GRAND DREAMER G 7 Robert Smerdon 19 54kg 80
20 12x20x00x1 LORD LUMBERJACK (GER) G 6 Michael Hickmott 20 54kg 79
21 790×506436 SHAMKIYR (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 21 54kg 79
22 1940×77175 TIGER TIM (NZ) G 6 Peter Gelagotis 22 54kg 73
23 0622453727 ELECTRIC FUSION G 8 Trudi Christie 23 54kg 73
24 39×8057222 KNOWABLE G 4 Steve Richards 24 54kg 72
25 6420516680 THE THUG G 7 Russell & Scott Cameron 25 54kg 71
26 2222×65314 KASTOR M 4 Rachael Cunningham 26 54kg 62
27 20×4194821 SUPER MARIO (NZ) G 5 Cindy Alderson 27 54kg 62
28 2605043313 JIMMIE JIM G 5 Charles Quick 28 54kg 57

Ballarat Cup Results

Ballarat Cup winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Grand Dreamer 2 Oncidium Ruler 3 Grey Lion 2:25.7
2016 1 Pilote D’Essai 2 Scherzoso 3 Manageress 2:14.1
2015 1 Junoob 2 Wales 3 Sonntag 2:18.
2014 1 Mujadale 2 At First Sight 3 Fat Al 2:17.8
2013 1 The Offer 2 Pelicano 3 Hurdy Gurdy Man 2:25.1
2012 1 King Diamond 2 Pelicano 3 Exceptionally 2:18.4
2011 1 Domesky 2 Rothera 3 Sean Baile Mor 2:19.2
2010 1 My Bentley 2 Kidnapped 3 Allanthus 2:17.0
2009 1 Itstheone 2 Gallions Reach 3 Davcon 2:14.4
2008 1 Daka’s Gem 2 Sentire 3 Banana Man 2:21.8
2007 1 Sentire 2 Bowl Along 3 Red Riviera 2:23.9
2006 1 Rubijon 2 Upstaged 3 Lancettier 2:17.3
2005 1 Command N Conquer 2 Maneroo Lue 3 Steelworker 2:17.4
2004 1 Just The Part 2 Irish Crusader 3 Demerger 2:15.4
2003 1 Western Waters 2 Delvecchio 3 Dance On Wood 2:16.2
2002 1 Varsilayos 2 As You Would 3 Sale Of Century 2:15.0
2001 1 Aquiver 2 Varsilayos 3 Adolescence 2:14.0
2000 1 Royal Caliph 2 Luther 3 Laebeel 2:18.5

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