The Geelong Cup is the premier Country Racing Cup – an annual Group 3 race and an important race in the lead up to Melbourne Cup and the rest of the Spring Racing action in the City. To be held on Wednesday 19th October, 2016 the midweek timeslot and Country Cup atmosphere means it has a laid back feel but all the excitement of racing – Geelong Cup Day is a public holiday in Geelong a fact that is thoroughly taken advantage of by the locals.
There are three black-type events on Geelong Cup Day. The 2400m Geelong Cup is the feature event. Running alongside the Geelong Cup is the Listed Geelong Classic, a 2200m staying event for three year olds. Open to both sexes, the Geelong Classic runs under set weights plus penalties conditions and is worth a total of $120,000.
While the organisers of the Geelong Cup 2016 try their utmost to stick to the publicised schedule, race time is subject to change depending upon parade formalities, unforeseen weather and ground events as well as horse scratchings and horse behaviour.
The Geelong Cup is a key lead-up to the popular Melbourne Cup, which takes place at the Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November. The horses that run well or win over the 2,400 meters of the Geelong Cup race are featured prominently in the pinnacle of the Spring Racing Carnival “The Melbourne Cup”, “The Race That Stops A Nation” for a chance to win a whopping $6.2 million in prize money. Three horses have backed up success in the Geelong Cup with a Melbourne Cup win: Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011)
There’s a range of betting options available on the day of the Caulfield Cup, and indeed across the entire Caulfield Racing Carnival, selecting which ones to use on the day can be a challenge, even overwhelming, however, below we’ve highlighted the very best offers for you to select on the date of the 2016 Caulfield Cup, follow the steps below and you’re good to go!