Ballarat Cup


Date: Saturday 21st November 2015
Track: Dowling Forest racecourse, Ballarat
Distance: 2200 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Listed
Prizemoney: $200,000
2014 Winner: Mujudale

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Mujudale At First Sight Fat Al 2:17.8
2013 The Offer Pelicano Hurdy Gurdy Man 2:25.1
2012 King Diamond Pelicano Exceptionally 2:18.4
2011 Domesky Rothera Sean Baile Mor 2:19.2
2010 My Bentley Kidnapped Allanthus 2:17.0
2009 Itstheone Gallions Reach Davcon 2:14.4
2008 Daka’s Gem Sentire Banana Man 2:21.8
2007 Senfire Bowl Along Red Riviera 2:23.9
2006 Rubijon Upstaged Lancettier 2:17.3
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
2001 Aquiver Varsilayos Adolescence 2:14.0
2000 Royal Caliph Western Outlaw Mayshiel 2:16.3
1999 Make A Scene Majestic Avenue Ancient City 2:17.3
1998 Royal Caliph Luther Laebeel 2:18.5
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
1992 Ahora Infallable Rasputins Revenge 2:15.7
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