The Ballarat Cup is a middle distance listed race run over 2200M under open handicap conditions during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The event is held at the Dowling Forest Racecourse about 113Km on the west of Victoria’s biggest city Melbourne. The race is worth up to $200,000 in prize money an has always been an entertaining spectacle in its illustrious history. Dowling Forest has a respectable horse racing culture with one of the biggest horse training center in Victoria located here.
In the 2013 edition of the Ballarat Cup, The Offer produced a strong and resurgent run in the final meters to take home the title ahead of Pelicano and Hurdy Gurdy Man who both finished second and third respectively. Horses that contested in the Bendigo Cup can consider running in this race but generally the Ballarat Cup is always open to any talented and emerging long distance runners. The event is the biggest horse race in Ballarat and is always attended by massive crowds from the city and its environs.
In the last few years, the Ballarat Cup has also seen a number of high quality horses grace its turf. Just to mention but a few, some of the notable horses to win this race in recent years include King Diamond who won the race back in 2012, Just The Part in 2004, Senfire in 2007 and Western Waters who took home the title in 2003.
The Ballarat Cup and Bendigo Cup are two of the major country cup events that are hosted outside Melbourne as part of the Spring Carnival. The two races are expected to attract a sizable number of horse racing fans especially from rural Victoria. In the future, the Ballarat Cup promises to become a popular and talent full race capable of producing even better and emerging super stars of the Australian Turf.
Ballarat Cup recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Mujudale||At First Sight||Fat Al||2:17.8|
|2013||The Offer||Pelicano||Hurdy Gurdy Man||2:25.1|
|2011||Domesky||Rothera||Sean Baile Mor||2:19.2|
|2008||Daka’s Gem||Sentire||Banana Man||2:21.8|
|2007||Senfire||Bowl Along||Red Riviera||2:23.9|
|2005||Command n Conquer||Maneroo Lue||Steelworker||2:17.4|
|2004||Just The Part||Irish Crusader||Demerger||2:15.4|
|2003||Western Waters||Delvecchio||Dance On Wood||2:16.2|
|2002||Varsilayos||As You Would||Sale Of Century||2:15.0|
|2000||Royal Caliph||Western Outlaw||Mayshiel||2:16.3|
|1999||Make A Scene||Majestic Avenue||Ancient City||2:17.3|
|1997||Battocchi||Joegah||Like A Roo||2:23.3|
|1996||McGuane||Beau Heed||Wesley Boy||2:21.2|
|1995||Magical Storm||Change Of Fortune||Toil||2:20.6|
|1994||Unsolved||Dream About It||Toil Bell||2:17.2|
|1993||Dream About It||Long Tan||Halfpenny Queen||2:16.1|
|1991||Mercator||Explosive Wonder||Sea Squall||2:15.6|
|1990||Tilted Toff||Prince Salieri||Princess Pushy||2:16.1|
|1989||Pressmans Choice||Malley Boy||Fail Proof||2:14.5|
|1988||Great Warrior||Super Impose||Wolveraction||2:17.4|