Bendigo Cup

  • Date: October 28th
  • Racecourse: Bendigo Racecourse
  • Race Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: 3YO&UP Handicap
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2016 Bendigo Cup News

Francis Of Assisi chases more Aussie dollars in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Francis Of Assisi chases more Aussie dollars in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

English stayer Francis Of Assisi is chasing more Australian dollars when he lines up in the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Francis Of Assisi, above, is set to chase more Australian dollars in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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The 2016 Bendigo Cup is a 2400m staying event held at Bendigo Racecourse during the Spring Racing Carnival.

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Holding Group 3 status, the Bendigo Cup is run under handicap conditions and is open to horses aged three years and older.

With $300,000 prize money on offer, the Bendigo Cup is one of the most exciting country cup events in the nation, and certainly one of the most renowned having been recently promoted to Group 3 status.

The Bendigo Cup is often targeted by horses as a preparatory race for the $3 million Melbourne Cup. If a horse isn’t up to the level of the Melbourne Cup, they might still seek to target group level events. The quality of the Bendigo Cup field usually ensures that the winner is a fairly handy horse. The Group 2 Sandown Classic has been a later target in the past. For the more country horses, the Ballarat Cup is a great follow up event.

The listed Cranbourne Cup can act as a fairly good guide to the Bendigo Cup. Otherwise, non black type events held at courses in and around Melbourne can also provide some form guidance on the horses in the Bendigo Cup.

The Bendigo Cup was inaugurated in 1868 as the Sandhurst Cup. The first winner of the Bendigo Cup was Old England. Following over a century of racing, the Bendigo track received considerable upgrades in 1998, ensuring the Bendigo Cup would retain its place as a top quality country cup.

Prior to 2009, the Bendigo Cup was held in November. It was shifted to October to allow horses to target it as a lead up race to the major staying events of the Spring Racing Carnival.

In 2011, the Bendigo Cup was increased to 2400m, following two years as a 2200m event.

Notable Bendigo Cup winners include Chigarow (1989), Rasputins Revenge (1992), Forlorna (2002), Gallic (2004, 06) and Puissance De Lune (2012).

2016 Bendigo Cup Field

The Bendigo Cup field regularly features some top quality stayers. As of 2016 it holds a Group 3 status and the Bendigo Cup field regularly exceeds expectations. Some of the best stayers in the country have previously been seen in the Bendigo Cup field, often on their way to the top.

The 2016 Bendigo Cup field will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 111134×075 HOWARD BE THY NAME Darren Weir John Allen 3 58kg 100
2 15x0x00x36 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys Luke Nolen 9 56kg 96
3 689x10x720 BLIZZARD (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne Craig Williams 2 55kg 88
4 x334147x33 DESERT SAMURAI Adam O’Neill Cory Parish 5 55kg 64
5 0x89661551 FERRO NERO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 1 55kg 75
6 143x60x46x FRANCIS OF ASSISI (IRE) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 6 55kg 85
7 1893×48640 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Justin Potter 8 55kg 90
8 10x42x51 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4 55kg 87
9 22x323x500 SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 7 55kg 93

2016 Bendigo Cup Nominations

The Bendigo Cup nominations provide a fairly accurate indication of the late spring plans for a lot of horses. As such, punters tend to pay a fair bit of attention to the Bendigo Cup nominations. Keep an eye out here for the Bendigo Cup nominations; you’ll be sure to spot a few top quality runners amongst them.

The 2016 Bendigo Cup nominations will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 069x031x27 GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 1 60.5kg 107
2 8x1153x921 ASSIGN (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 2 57.5kg 101
3 111134×075 HOWARD BE THY NAME H 4 Darren Weir 3 57kg 100
4 13141x24x9 SECOND WAVE (IRE) G 5 Charlie Appleby 4 56kg 98
5 009x830x33 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 5 55.5kg 97
6 15x0x00x36 BRING SOMETHING G 6 Ken Keys 6 55kg 96
7 x70115x856 NEVIS (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 7 54.5kg 95
8 22x323x500 SECOND BULLET G 6 Danny O’Brien 8 54kg 93
9 x009159110 AUTHORITARIAN G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 9 54kg 92
10 97550×2687 TOOLEYBUC KID G 7 Darren Weir 10 54kg 90
11 1893×48640 GO DREAMING G 7 Grant Kluske 11 54kg 90
12 689x10x720 BLIZZARD (NZ) G 6 Emma-Lee & David Browne 12 54kg 88
13 0508322223 BLACK TOMAHAWK G 7 Darren Weir 13 54kg 88
14 6144×36268 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 5 Darren Weir 14 54kg 87
15 10x42x51 OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 15 54kg 87
16 9x576x9084 CRAFTY CRUISER G 9 Bryce Stanaway 16 54kg 87
17 143x60x46x FRANCIS OF ASSISI (IRE) G 7 Charlie Appleby 17 54kg 85
18 214x4x6x23 MORNING MIX (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 18 54kg 78
19 1811339316 CINNAMON CARTER M 5 Robbie Laing 19 54kg 76
20 0x89661551 FERRO NERO (NZ) G 5 Nigel Blackiston 20 54kg 75
21 931826×615 BRING BACK G 6 Mark Ashby 21 54kg 75
22 5047227326 DIAMOND DUKE G 6 Paul Preusker 22 54kg 71
23 x912598415 WHITE DOLLAR SIGN G 5 John Thom 23 54kg 69
24 33191×6032 DREADED (NZ) G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 24 54kg 66
25 x334147x33 DESERT SAMURAI G 5 Adam O’Neill 25 54kg 64
26 33×4062812 SEVERN ROAD G 8 Jamie Edwards 26 54kg 61

Bendigo Cup Results

Bendigo Cup results, winners and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 The Offer 2 Divan 3 Kirramosa 2:28.5
2014 1 Bring Something 2 Massiyn 3 Order Of The Sun 2:29.4
2013 1 Sertorius 2 Massiyn 3 Kesampour 2:30.8
2012 1 Puissance De Lune 2 Practiced 3 Fiumicino 2:27.9
2011 1 Tanby 2 At First Sight 3 Western Symbol 2:28.7
2010 1 Dream Pedlar 2 My Bentley 3 Zauberin 2:18.2
2009 1 Zupacool 2 Crossthestart 3 Daka’s Gem 2:15.0
2008 1 Banana Man 2 Imvula 3 Butwaittheresmore 2:28.8
2007 1 Captious 2 Hoodlum 3 On A Jeune 2:31.9
2006 1 Gallic 2 Brindabella 3 Home Sweet 2:31.9
2005 1 True Courser 2 Belzain 3 Garidar 2:30.3
2004 1 Gallic 2 Jakodae 3 Diamond Jake 2:32.5
2003 1 Western Waters 2 Chairmans Choice 3 Mr Prudent 2:28.3
2002 1 Forlorna 2 Fearless Sophie 3 Time Off 2:31.3
2001 1 Saboteur 2 Betta Watch It 3 Never Dull 2:28.3
2000 1 Yammer 2 Western Outlaw 3 Jamestown 2:34.4