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The 2017 Geelong Cup is a Group 3 race that takes place at Geelong Racecourse in Melbourne on the fourth Wednesday of October each year.

Run over a distance of 2,400 metres, the Geelong Cup is run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The Geelong Cup is run under open handicap conditions and is worth [cf “prize_money”] in prize money. Horses that win the Geelong Cup are granted automatic entry into the prestigious Melbourne Cup.

The Geelong Cup was first run in 1872 when it was won by a horse named Flying Scud. The race is an excellent form guide for the Melbourne Cup, with many horses successfully completing the Geelong Cup and Melbourne Cup double. Horses that have achieved this include Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011).

Horses that perform well in races such as the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Group 1 Caulfield Cup often go on to run in the Geelong Cup, however, the field is predominantly made up of Melbourne Cup hopefuls.

The Geelong Cup is often targeted by foreign horses, either as a means of gaining entry to the Melbourne Cup or in order to get a preparatory race in on Australian soil.

The Geelong Cup was inaugurated in 1872 and has a very long and strong racing history. The Geelong Cup holds an important place in Victorian racing, and will no doubt continue to do so long into the future.

Notable Geelong Cup winners include Karasi (2001), On A Jeune (2005), Bauer (2008) and Leica Ding (2009).

2017 Geelong Cup Field

The Geelong Cup field usually draws a fairly talented field of stayers. As a Group 3 race not far out of Melbourne, the Geelong Cup field tends to be fairly heavy with upper tier types. However, you can occasionally get some local runners in the Geelong Cup field, although in recent years they haven’t performed too well.

The 2017 Geelong Cup field will be published below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x031x270x0 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 11 58kg 101
2 151021×760 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Mark Zahra 9 57.5kg 104
3 x073x00002 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 12 56.5kg 98
4 1x3811x763 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Craig Williams 2 55kg 95
5 0x076x0703 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Luke Nolen 8 54kg 93
6 84260×5046 FANATIC (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 3 54kg 90
7 82x542x998 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 10 54kg 89
8 x173511163 KELLSTORM (IRE) Darren Weir Michael Dee 1 54kg 86
9 6433×70033 SETTLER’S STONE Troy Blacker Damien Oliver 4 54kg 82
10 2434×48321 VIOLATE Brent Stanley James Winks 6 54kg 81
11 1513059×11 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Dean Yendall 7 54kg 80
12 10×3173551 KAWABATA Jamie Edwards Ben Thompson (a) 5 54kg 75

2017 Geelong Cup Nominations

The Geelong Cup nominations usually draw a variety of types from all around. An eclectic mixture of local horses, Melbourne and interstate horses and foreign raiders tend to enter the Geelong Cup nominations. You’ll notice that quite a large number of Geelong Cup nominations have Melbourne Cup aspirations, and are seeking ballot exemption via win in this race.

The 2017 Geelong Cup nominations will be published below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x39x12x139 ALOFT (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 100
2 9210x71x04 ASSIGN (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 104
3 x073x00002 BERISHA G 6 Robert Smerdon 98
4 x11x330x90 BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 104
5 16510×3934 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
6 9009370962 CRAFTY CRUISER G 10 Bryce Stanaway 70
7 84260×5046 FANATIC (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 90
8 30x33x2410 FOUNDRY (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott 101
9 x031x270x0 GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 101
10 1x3811x763 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 5 Darren Weir 95
11 0x076x0703 GREY LION (IRE) H 6 Matt Cumani 93
12 10×3173551 KAWABATA M 6 Jamie Edwards 75
13 x173511163 KELLSTORM (IRE) H 5 Darren Weir 86
14 151021×760 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 104
15 0x770x0060 MAGICOOL G 6 Tony Romeo 84
16 513x412x04 OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott 93
17 6433×70033 SETTLER’S STONE G 6 Troy Blacker 82
18 3311×32211 SIN TO WIN (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 83
19 4407x5x865 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott 104
20 82x542x998 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 89
21 2434×48321 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley 81
22 1513059×11 WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander 80
23 10×8142444 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 9 William Mullins 106

Geelong Cup Results

Below you will find a list of Geelong Cup results and winning times since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Vengeur Masque 2 Gallic Chieftain 3 Violate  2:25.9
2016 1 Qewy 2 Grey Lion 3 Oceanographer  2:28.9
2015 1 Almoonqith 2 Dandino 3 Manndawi  2:28.9
2014 1 Caravan Rolls On 2 Marksmanship 3 Like A Carousel  2:31.2
2013 1 Ibicenco 2 Verdant 3 Moudre  2:35.2
2012 1 Gatewood 2 Chateau Margaux 3 Brigantin  2:34.1
2011 1 Dunaden 2 Tanby 3 Bauer  2:30.1
2010 1 Americain 2 Moudre 3 Exceptionally  2:30.3
2009 1 Leica Ding 2 Dandaad 3 Sterling Prince  2:27.5
2008 1 Bauer 2 Moatize 3 Magic Instinct  2.30:1
2007 1 The Fuzz 2 Zavite 3 Desert Master  2:27.0
2006 1 Mandela 2 Vanquished 3 Dacs Back  2:28.2
2005 1 On A Jeune 2 Brave Lancer 3 Men At Work  2:26.7
2004 1 Pacific Dancer 2 Devastating 3 Diamond Jake  2:26.5
2003 1 Zazzman 2 Shes Archie 3 Tumeric  2:30.0
2002 1 Media Puzzle (USA) 2 Requiem 3 Donarch  2:25.9
2001 1 Karasi (Ire.) 2 Maythehorsebewithu 3 Scrumptious  2:32.0
2000 1 Savrocca 2 Apache King 3 Bulkhead  2:29.9

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